Sunday, April 27, 2003

Hey you in the cap and gown!

You have either just finished high school or you've spent (at least) four years of your life and a sizeable chunk of your parents' money on college. You've reached a life-changing moment, and we want to know what you think about it. Below are some questions we have come up with to gather your insights on what you have just been through and what lies ahead.

Take a few minutes to fill it out and submit it by close of business on May 16. We'll then compile the responses and let the rest of the world know what you think.

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What's the one book you've studied in the past four years that you are likely to keep forever rather than cash in at the end of the semester?

Your parents probably gave you a lot of advice in the past four years. What were they right about? What were they totally clueless about?

Tell us about one memorable "education moment," where the light bulb went off and you suddenly got it. How have the last four years changed you?

Looking back, if you could give yourself one piece of advice as an incoming freshman, what would it be?

Check which of the following subjects you have changed your opinion on in the past four years:
male/female equality
the value of education

Are you registered to vote?

Is there a potential presidential candidate out there whose campaign you would be willing to work on?

Who is the person you are most likely to turn to for advice about your future?

Has the War on Terror (9-11, Afghanistan, Iraq) changed your plans or aspirations?

Do you think it is likely you will ever serve in the military?

Now that you are graduating and moving on with life, which of the following are you experiencing?
happy anticipation
fear and panic

What's the first thing you want to do now that you are out on your own, that you couldn't do before?

What's the biggest issue beyond the narrow confines of your own life that you think about?

After graduation, do you want to move away from where you grew up?