EASY TO MISINTERPRET HEADLINE OF

EASY TO MISINTERPRET HEADLINE OF THE DAY

From this morning's New York SUN:

Barnard Student
Earns Tuition
On Sidewalk
No, it's not what you think. It's really the mildly inspiring story of Nigerian immigrant (via Maryland) Mary Shodiya, who's attempting to raise her first-year Barnard tuition by standing on Wall Street with a sign seeking contributions from neighborhood machers, and who has already taken in more than $13,000. (Lacking a Green Card, she's ineligible for financial aid.)


GIMME AN "S"! GIMME AN "I"! GIMME A "T-T-E-R"!

Once she's on campus, Mary may want to earn some extra cash by joining the Barnard Babysitting Service. For you folks at home, the service is far from New York's best-kept secret, but if you live in uptown Manhattan, and you're not hiring Barnard girls as your sitters, you're paying too much. With a new semester approaching, it's time to slap down the nominal fee and register for sitters. Among other benefits, you'll also meet interesting young people. The other night, for example, FD was well served by a high-energy Columbia cheerleader (speaking of easy to misinterpret headlines). In other news . . . Columbia has cheerleaders.


SOUNDS LIKE THE SIDEWALKS OF WALL STREET ARE GOING TO GET CROWDED

According to Investment News:

A whopping 95% of teens thought they had an obligation to pay for some of their college education, according to a new survey by Fidelity Investments . . . Three-quarters thought their parents should pay only half or less, and 12% said their parents shouldn't have to pay any of the costs. The study also showed, however, that when asked if they knew how much their college education would cost, 64% of teens answered ''not really'' or ''have no idea.''

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