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College should be a time to learn, soak in opportunities, try new things and explore. If we continue to have an education system where the average undergraduate takes on $23,300 in debt before graduating, that dream will only be accessible to a privileged minority.
The degree scroll is a symbol of hope for young, fresh graduates who are ready to make their mark on the world. I will be among this batch of young graduates -- but I have a different story to share.