Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 11 months ago

    Alex, please give Sam a dose of reality. You owe it to BD – he introduced you to Leo.

  2. MiepR

    MiepR said, 11 months ago

    I think I hate this arc.

  3. JP Steve

    JP Steve GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    C’mon, Sam. You can do it!

  4. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Does she have the grades to even get in or is this delusion el grande ?

  5. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 11 months ago

    @Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray

    El delusion MUY GRANDE!

  6. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 11 months ago

    @MiepR

    Hopefully, today’s strip is the last one for this arc and a new one will start on Monday.

  7. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, 11 months ago

    Maybe she can get a Liberal Arts degree in cartooning and then complain about how there are no jobs and her unemployment benefits running out.

  8. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 11 months ago

    @rpmurray

    Look how badly it turned out for Trudeau.

  9. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, 11 months ago

    Let’s say you are over 40, and the college you went to was the very best you could get into. Now let’s say you are 18, with the same qualifications you had then: same activities, GPA, test scores, etc. Guess what? You would have no chance of getting into your college now.
    And if your family had the same income (adjusted for general inflation) that your family had then, it would be much harder for them to pay for that college than it was then.
    Just take a minor item: remember what you spent on books? And the old typewriter you lugged to campus? (One of my roommates didn’t even have that: he hand wrote everything in neat cursive.) Current students spend a good deal more and are required to have their own computer, too boot, and often submit their “papers” electronically.
    And of course, every one has a phone. We had one phone, on the wall in the hall, that we all shared.

    On the other hand, the number of colleges is higher, and with online education on the rise, and the college-age population shrinking, there is some concern that many colleges are going to disappear in the next decade or two from the lack of qualified student with the means to pay for an on-campus education.

  10. cdward

    cdward said, 11 months ago

    It’s all about the grades, the outside activities, the positions held….

  11. Liam Astle

    Liam Astle GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    How much do we even know about Sam? She actually might be a very smart student.

  12. Buddy Novinski

    Buddy Novinski said, 11 months ago

    Well, she does have ambition, but is it realistic?

  13. gleeb

    gleeb GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @leftwingpatriot

    Trudeau graduated into the biggest boom economy of the 20th century.

  14. $$i9

    $$i9 said, 11 months ago

    I’ve worked with people from other countries in a couple of jobs. I’ve found them to be knowledgeable, hard working, having excellent self discipline and not engaging in inappropriate behaviors. They wouldn’t “advance” until they started to cozy up to the boss, which probably wasn’t part of how they were raised to be in their countries. When I worked as a laborer – among the lewd, crude and unsubdued – a coworker defined success as “not what you know but who you bl_*.”

  15. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, 11 months ago

    Cornell, dad-blast it!

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