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Katrina Macher

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I am a Senior at Lesley Univeristy pursuing a Bachelor's in Communications with a minor in Political Science and Business, with a specialization in non profit. One day I hope to become a foreign correspondent, but for now I enjoy covering pieces on all sorts of things -- from educational discussions to fun things to do in Cambridge!

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Imagine this. You wake up to the sound of birds chirping, the sun shining on your face, and a full day ahead of you. Only thing is, you have no plans. You try ringing a few friends to see if they want to take advantage of this beautiful day with you, but they all decline, citing ‘work’ or ‘going to the dentist.’ You find this strange because its a Saturday, but what do you know, some people are very passionate about maintaing healthy teeth. So with no options in mind you decide to take a ‘you day’ and discover Cambridge on your own time.

Robert Putnam, author of, ‘Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community’ and Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, spoke last night at Lesley University to discuss the domestic challenge facing us today: “a growing gap between rich kids and poor kids.” Putnam, a political scientist, emphasized the growing disparity between the have and the have nots, and made a compelling argument based upon his findings in the field.

There is an age-old nursery rhyme that’s been sung as of late in this Boston weather, and the skewed version goes something like this. ‘Snow, snow, go away, don’t come back some other day.’ For most of us the mountains of snow (one only needs to conquer the ¨Alps of MIT¨ to catch my drift) have lead to a strange mix of emotions, and often the dichotomy between excitement at another day off clashes with the boredom of, well, another day off.