A recent letter from Dean Pyle (“Arizona universities are most affordable in the country,” AFN, Sept. 7) pointed out the benefits of sending our kids to one of the state universities here in Arizona. It is no joke that college is expensive, but during these difficult times, it is certainly an investment that parents and students should perceive as the best guarantee for their financial future.
I’ve been seeing campaign commercials lately about increased tuition by political candidates stating that Arizona universities are become less affordable. As a father of a recent Mountain Pointe High School grad and now a student at Arizona State University, the process of choosing the college that was best for our child was based on financial affordability for our family. I am also a believer that higher education is the best investment a parent can make for their child, ensuring much success as they enter the workforce.
We’ve heard for years how the weak job market, student-loan debt and tight lending standards have forced recent college graduates and other members of the millennial generation to live with their parents instead of owning houses of their own. But a recent study by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies indicates the situation may be on the verge of changing.
Ahwatukee resident Corina MacIsaac spent her summer break working the Soft Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Arizona where she participated in a tissue engineering vascular graft project.
Erbert and Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop, a national fast-casual sandwich chain offering subs and gourmet soups, is opening its first Arizona location at 117 E. Fifth Street in Tempe in mid-September. Entrepreneurs Brad and Gillienne Budde, ages 26 and 21, will be co-managing the store. The husband-and-wife duo hope to open two more Erbert & Gerbert’s locations in the area by the end of 2015.
On Sept. 1, we observe Labor Day — a celebration of the American worker. Of course, you work hard at your own job, but, when you think of it, every worthwhile endeavor in life requires significant effort — and that’s certainly the case with investing. The harder you work at it, the more likely you are to make progress toward your goals.
Lost in all the big statewide races in Arizona's primary election are hard-fought congressional battles in which Democrats are trying to clinch a Phoenix-area seat and Republicans are vying for the chance to unseat Democratic incumbents in three districts.
Zach Bauman slowly trotted his way down a ramp leading off the field at University of Phoenix Stadium. He just finished practice with the Arizona Cardinals, but this practice was different. For one of the very few times in his football-playing life, he wasn’t the star of the show.
For anyone interested in encouraging more play in the life of their child, the Cultural Wellness and Family Enrichment Center will be hosting a viewing of the film “Where Do the Children Play?” on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Pomegranate Café in Ahwatukee Foothills.
Saint Mary’s College named Katherine Kelly of Ahwatukee to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester. Katherine is the daughter of James and Aimee Kelly of Ahwatukee. To earn academic honors at Saint Mary’s, a student must achieve a GPA of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale, have at least 12 graded credit hours, no incompletes, and no grades lower than a C.
Rhoda Jane Claydor, 98, went to be with the Lord on July 21. She was born in Dickenson County, Va., grew up in Pikeville, Ky., raised her family in Oxon Hill, Md., and spent most of her retirement in Ahwatukee, with the past two years living at Mountain Park Senior Living. She was active at the Pecos Recreation Center and with Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA’s Outreach Programs for Ahwatukee Seniors (Y OPAS).
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald