I’ve come to notice that at the University of Oregon (UO), economics isn’t the most popular major. At least, not the most popular primary major. Much of the time, I’ve noticed that accounting, general business, and finance majors are usually the ones double majoring in economics (economics being the secondary major). Of course, this makes me quite sad.
Why would this matter to me? Well, in a way, it really doesn’t. It matters to me not because I love economics and I think everybody should study it. It matters to me because I know how useful of a major it can be. However, it really doesn’t matter to me because it just means that I get more time with professors and that’s less competition later in life. But what’s more interesting than this is why economics isn’t popular.
Something that I think we tend to make a big mistake about is choosing a college by its prestige. Sure, going to a good school isn’t bad and people shouldn’t feel bad for choosing a college for being prestigious, at least as a factor in the decision. However, I’m going to say that choosing any college only for its prestige is ridiculous. Why? Because there’s more to college life and success than just how highly ranked the school is.
Many of us during our freshman year are always asked by our advisor, “Which general education classes would you like to plan to take?” We immediately reply, “I’m not sure.” Knowing what you want to take and what you should take are very important to any major. But in economics, we can tend to get farther and farther away from what will help round us and make us better at what we do. Because of this, I thought it would be good to write about what kind of general education courses would be good for economics majors to take.
Rexburg, Idaho is home to one of the most affordable colleges with an amazing quality education in the United States. The high standards of Brigham Young University – Idaho (BYU-Idaho or BYU-I) keep the students performing well. But are they starting to get a little too high? Academic scholarships require higher GPAs, student health insurance soared by $130, and the rent rates are increasing all around the city.
This article is an assessment of housing, work, necessities, and the cost of school. It does not include food or gas due to the nature of their prices. It is informational to those attending school here and very helpful for those who are considering attending school here. Continue reading →
I was thinking about gas prices and how they’ve just been soaring and fluctuating for no apparent reason and it’s getting annoying. One conclusion that I came to not too long ago was a thought about something else in the form of a question: How are many people able to go to college? No, I’m not proposing loans for gas. I think that we should consider an induced competition.
Many people would want to know if there’s going to be a new tax. I will be the first to say that there should not be a new tax to help cover this. Domestic drilling. Many people have already thought of this, but did they consider the possibility of the government stepping in and owning an oil well or two? I don’t think so. There are many potential positives from this kind of help. Continue reading →