Student loan debate hits national spotlight

With current student loan interest rates set to double in July without government intervention, both politicians and students have thrust the issue into the national spotlight. While the issue has divided both major political parties, the possibility of an increase from the current 3.4 percent rate has prompted students to
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Loan sharks still circle

NATIONAL ISSUES: President Barack Obama’s plan for easing the process of paying off federal student loans is only a first step.

As the price of an education grows steeper across the nation, so too has the burden of student loans. Student debt will surpass a staggering $1 trillion this year, meaning total student loan debt will be greater than the credit card debt in the United States. Something must change. Though
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