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May 31, 2009
The College Issue
The College Issue

Whether you're in school, applying to one, or thinking of going back, we've got you covered. We examine what colleges need to do to stay in step with today's student, plus show you which majors and career paths may be best for tomorrow's job market, and where you can take an online class for free.


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Pierced
Party on, Dover
Charles Pierce gives credit to Dover Police Chief Joseph G. Griffin for proposing a ban of rowdy adult parties.
Tales from the City
Dunkin' Delight and Art Appreciation
Finding good karma in Dunkin' Donuts and a new reason not to touch the paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts.
Pierced
End of the Road
Feeling, just a little, for the ex-Pike leader Alan LeBovidge.
Tales from the City
Cold Comfort
A bit of kindness from a young employee at Friendly's and a surprise found in the sale bin at Marshalls.
Summer Travel
Bargains in Paradise
It's a renters' market for vacation homes this year. Here's how to find a recession special.
Pierced
Eaten Up
Enough bickering over this bug.

Looking for the right school?

Chat live with author Rebecca Callow about the college selection process Monday at noon.
The dubious shelter of grad school
Perspective

The dubious shelter of grad school

Why going for another degree right now isn't as safe as it seems.
Conscious consumerism
First Person

Conscious consumerism

What does consuming have to do with happiness? In his new course at Amherst College, Daniel P. Barbezat asks students to contemplate the meaning of well-being.
Cooking 101

Cooking 101

Three recipes every college student -- in fact, everybody -- should know.
In proportion
Designing

In proportion

Making the most of a small, tall loft space.
Roslindale charmers
On the Block

Roslindale charmers

Close to downtown Boston, these homes still retain a suburban feel.
Calling cardigan
Fashion Snapshot

Calling cardigan

Even in warm weather, the sweater finds fans.

Letters to the Magazine Editor

Our May 10 issue had readers talking dolls, critiquing Fenway's beer policy, and sharing tales of loneliness.