Supply collection for Ukraine ongoing; No-win cycle of student debt


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Supply collection for Ukraine ongoing

Salvation Baptist Church needs to thank the group for their overwhelming response to the necessity for provides in Ukraine. We are happy to announce that the container the group packed was efficiently delivered.

But as many of you realize, warfare continues to rage between Russian and Ukraine and our efforts are usually not over. A chilly and unsure winter forward is earlier than them. We are at present packing one other container scheduled to be shipped in late September.

We are missing in non-perishable meals, diapers, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and so on.

The tackle is:

Salvation Baptist Church

3645 W. College Ave.

State College, PA 16801

Drop-off deadline is Sept. 15.

Zhanna Maslov, Bellefonte

No-win cycle of student debt

President Biden has pledged to decide on student mortgage forgiveness, by “the top of August.” Borrowers haven’t needed to make any funds on their federal student loans since March 2020, because of a pandemic-related pause that Biden prolonged, a number of occasions. The profit is ready to finish Aug. 31.

Trump’s school “affordability” proposal thought of the elimination of federally funded student loans. That didn’t occur. It remained unclear the place monetary assist would come from. So, we proceed to kick the can down the street.

Total student mortgage debt is now $1.75 trillion.

Undergraduate-student commencement charge is 54%; many college students run out of cash. And, whereas 45 million college students borrow greater than $160 billion per 12 months, college endowment funds have risen to nearly $400 billion. That’s cash universities preserve, when it might be used to cut back tuition.

The cycle that causes the issue: the extra federal student monetary support out there, the upper the tutoring (and costs) charged by universities, and a higher quantity of student debt. For college students, it’s a “no-win” cycle of ever-increasing debt.

We must remove the patchwork of present student mortgage compensation applications, and exchange it with a single, well-functioning earnings pushed compensation program that shall be simpler for student debtors to navigate, and simpler for the Department of Education to successfully administer.

A practical Biden “plan” to cut back student debt, would require tuition decreases, a mortgage forgiveness incentive for former college students, and never permit universities to function as for-profit companies.

Carl Evensen, State College

Only judicial course of can resolve guilt or innocence

How did we get to the purpose that the principles that apply to the remaining of us don’t apply to Donald Trump? He stated it himself, “I might … shoot anyone, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK? It’s, like, unimaginable.”

I don’t know whether or not Trump is responsible of the costs leveled at him, and nobody else does both. The reply requires full due course of of legislation, in courtroom, not within the courtroom of public opinion. So, why are Republicans declaring him harmless with out listening to or seeing any proof?

Why didn’t they provide the identical profit to Hillary Clinton? Republicans pilloried Clinton for utilizing a personal electronic mail server for public communications. (They didn’t care that members of Trump’s administration did the identical.) An FBI investigation concluded that she was careless however there was no felony case. Nevertheless, Republicans clamored to “lock her up.”

Now, Republicans are competing to outdo one another with laughably hypocritical complaints in regards to the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago, which seems to be half of an investigation into mishandling of categorised paperwork with implications for nationwide safety.

Republicans have in contrast the FBI to the Gestapo, known as for violence and defunding the FBI, and complained in regards to the politicization of the Justice Department. Adding to the hypocrisy, Trump spent his single time period repeatedly attempting to make use of the Justice Department for his personal profit.

Democracy relies on letting the Justice Department investigation run its course. Guilt or innocence is set by way of the judicial course of, not by calls for from partisans.

Sheri Berenbaum, State College

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