Luann by Greg Evans and Karen Evans for May 07, 2024

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    Rhetorical_Question   3 months ago

    Road trip!!!!!!!

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    oldcomicsfan  3 months ago

    Luann in Italy. Well, there goes the country!!

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    Tenax  3 months ago

    Circus Arts in Italy? Nancy & Frank will go for that? And foot the bill?

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    DaJellyBelly  3 months ago

    I’m going to take a break from this strip. I no longer find it amusing. :-(

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    J. Scarbrough  3 months ago

    I mean, Luan Loud is a clown; I don’t see why Luann DeGroot can’t be one either.

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    beb01  3 months ago

    If Luann takes up welding she can share the class with Knute.

    But I wonder if Tara is going to talk her into taking Circus Arts. Why would Luann want to be shot out of a cannon if she didn’t want to skydive?

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    9thCapricorn  3 months ago

    Luann you wear your new shirt so well. After all you’re full of it. You’re only excusing yourself and giving yourself permission to wander indecisively.

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    Ruth Brown  3 months ago

    If you’re going to learn welding go to a tech college.

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    syzygy47  3 months ago

    Luanne could major in accounting and minor in circus arts. Juggling the books, alternatively called cooking the books, is a big thing with dodgy corrupt businessmen.

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    Joe1962 Premium Member 3 months ago

    So Luann everything that Bets and Tiff did to you went straight to your head, Tara is showing you Circus Arts Luann you always wanted to fly.

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    Joe1962 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Does Karen hate her alter ego that much, when she makes Luann look so bad.

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    Azul0858  3 months ago

    I can’t believe they’re really going to have Luann go to Italy. They’d have to imagine a new circus-arts world and characters there and take her out of interacting with existing characters for weeks. This strip does go a ways toward explaining what the rebranding arc was all about, though…Luann makes a big change to prove to critical readers that she can. It should take at least a couple of weeks to get her to Italy if they do decide to go that way…but it’s more likely to end up the way skydiving did.

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    Mordock999 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Well, it’s too bad Lu didn’t choose weldng.

    If she had, she might have run into Crystal and Knute who are (supposedly) into that endeavor big time.

    Now, I fear their bios and portraits may one day disappear from the “Meet the Characters” section. Mores the Pity!

    Besides, there’s always need for decent welders in the world.

    As for the circus? Not the same since “activists” made ‘em take the animals out of it. ;-(


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    lvlax  3 months ago

    So Luann will go to Italy to study Circus Arts? That might be interesting.

    She may even find romance over there.. as long as she doesn’t wear the BS shirt. ;)

    And the best part is she gets a break from being around Bernice.

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    snsurone76  3 months ago

    Good thinking, Tara. Luann would be perfect as a circus clown!

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    sergioandrade Premium Member 3 months ago

    “Be a clown! Be a clown! All the world loves a clown!”

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    rheddmobile  3 months ago

    I would honestly prefer a strip about a girl studying circus arts in Italy to this strip, provided it was written by someone who had ever been to Italy to study circus arts.

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    priyansh.jeziel  3 months ago

    She’d make far more money as a welder, than almost any college graduate, and certainly ANY of those with their useless four year degree in some worthless field of study.Now, with the advent of AI in the food service industry, where will those who have those totally worthless degrees, find a place to work?

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    kenhense  3 months ago

    “College is the perfect time to not know what you’re doing.” Luann DeGroot. Cool – but that didn’t work well for me…

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    [Unnamed Reader - 74419e]  3 months ago

    Make it stop!!!

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    Purple People Eater  3 months ago

    Luann going to Italy could be an interesting arc.

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    alasko  3 months ago

    You can buy clown shoes without leaving home.

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    Wilkins068  3 months ago

    Mebbe Luann’ll buy a Ford Torino

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    Caldonia  3 months ago

    I hope she doesn’t bring her “puppets”.

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    ChristopherLyons  3 months ago

    Okay, so the brand thing is going on a while longer.

    So while we’re waiting—and waiting—and waiting—to see who’s going to date whom, or if they ever date at all—celibate college kids (not counting Kip and Stefani) seems a bit dated, but never mind that now.

    If you suddenly found yourself in the Luannverse, and were college age again (I get the vey distinct feeling nobody on this comments section is anywhere near that young—like you read comic strips—hey, anybody seen The Yellow Kid, Barney Google, or Moon Mullins lately? Getting worried.)—just a question. Who would you want to date?

    Right now, kinda liking Tara. Probably because she never gets her own storyline. Side characters are always more fun. ;)

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    Liam Astle Premium Member 3 months ago

    You’re in community college, Luann. It’s only supposed to last two years not two decades.

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    French Persons Premium Member 3 months ago

    “Circus Arts” would be far too much excitement for this comic.

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    9thCapricorn  3 months ago

    Going to Italy would be going down the rabbit hole.

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    baraktorvan  3 months ago

    Do the welding and you can have a backup career, or add that skill to Circus Arts. They need welding workers.

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    OneTime59  3 months ago

    Tara is more apt and adventurous to study circus arts in Italy than Luan would be. However, with Lu’s so-suspected “experience” with skydiving, she could do trapeze. Better, yet, a clown.

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    Shirl Summ Premium Member 3 months ago

    Well, she’s kind of got the right idea. . .

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    ddl297  3 months ago

    I can hear Luann now, “I fly through the air, with the greatest of EEEEEEEEEE!”

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    JohnWThompsonIII  3 months ago

    At least with welding Luann can make over $100,000 a year

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    Ellis97  3 months ago

    A circus sounds pretty fitting for someone like Luann.

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    sueb1863  3 months ago

    Sure, it’s the perfect time to waste a bunch of money on classes you don’t need to actually take, as long as Frank and Nancy are footing the bill and it’s not YOUR money.

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    Guybrush Threepwood  3 months ago

    …why in Torino?

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    KenHelmick  3 months ago

    And therein lies the rub. Luann is questioned about majoring in welding, probably because she is a girl, when it would probably provide a better income than the fields of study most of her counterparts are taking.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 3 months ago

    Of course, there’s the ever popular “Seduction for Fun and Profit” course taught by our Hero and Ideal Ann❤️Eiffel. Fill your slate and your plate at the same time. No wonder we all ❤️ Ann❤️Eiffel.

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    Meg ~ All Seriousness Aside  3 months ago

    Like skydiving! She could wimp out on welding the same way! That’s Luann’s brand.

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    Katecst  3 months ago

    I hope she does take the Circus Arts course in Italy. If not in Italy, then a good one in the USA. Clowning is a terrific skill set for a teacher to have. It teaches you to think on your feet and adapt to your audience when things go sideways. Add in improv and you have many of the class control skills needed by an early childhood educator. If she goes for librarianship, she will get a top-notch job as a YA or children’s librarian. True, shell have to get her MLS, but she can work her way through school as a library aid.

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    steveconkey2003  3 months ago

    College is a scam…..Go STEM or be a welder.

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    txmystic  3 months ago

    Piedmont has very good wines and is the home of Lavazza coffee production…


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    Spence12 Premium Member 3 months ago

    “College is the perfect time to not know what you’re doing.” Very well said.

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    wongo  3 months ago

    Art History should get you there. Not!

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    southernmeemaw  3 months ago

    I’m all for her becoming a welder. It pays well and it is an honorable trade.

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    lanainutahdesert  3 months ago

    She’d make a pretty good balloon person or clown.

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    ctolson  3 months ago

    The sign is perfect since LuAnn is a clown. She doesn’t even need to go to Italy – just be herself.

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    Ken Otwell  3 months ago

    So the rebranding got Luann thinking about her future possibilities and motivated her to explore new experiences… success!

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 3 months ago

    It’s hilarious that Tara is the one trying to calm Luann down, but without even trying very hard. I think Tara wants to see how far Luann can go and if it’s possible that Luann can do what she says. Yesterday looking at Luann’s t-shirt I thought of Knute and now the welding course, which he attends, is mentioned. I hope these are signs that he may return. But what moved me the most was the poster of the FLIC of Torino. I attended the “Royal Gymnastics Society of Turin” (It’s just an old gym in an old big palace, lots of history but it’s not expensive or fancy) when they decided to host the circus school. Before and after the sport I did, I always stopped to watch those students learning to do incredible acrobatics. I would be really happy if Luann starts traveling the world. Here in Turin or wherever her heart takes her, with Tara or alone but she has to travel.

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    GirlGeek Premium Member 3 months ago

    I looked at this more clearly last night and it’s the same plot, but a different narrative. It’s still annoying

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    Wubbie  3 months ago

    Cirque de Soliel? I can see Luann in sequined tights swirling on a ribbon suspended thirty feet in the air! Yeah, right.

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    Wubbie  3 months ago

    Her sweatshirt about sums it up.

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    DaBump Premium Member 3 months ago

    Seriously, you need to pick something you can put a lot of effort into, because you love it or find the effort worthwhile, and stick to that, do the best you can at that one thing. Even if it doesn’t work out, you’ll have picked up a lot of valuable qualities and knowledge. Bopping around randomly with different “fun stuff” is going to leave you hurting in the long run.

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    artegal  3 months ago

    She’s going to end up with one of those useless majors that will guarantee she’ll be working at a coffee shop for the rest of her life.

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    ezekialrage777  3 months ago

    I have to admit… I really like the idea of LuAnn majoring in clown arts. That would definitely create a lot of different story arcs!

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    WilliamVollmer  3 months ago

    Tara. Isn’t Luann’s life enough of a circus already, without her taking classes about it?

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    RonMcCalip  3 months ago

    Circus Arts??? Imagine the doctoral thesis!

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    dblbaraje  3 months ago

    I think it is time for Frank and Nancy to start getting fed up with Luann and her I have no idea what I want to do with my life attitude. This branding arc has been a dud in my opinion.

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    eladee AKA Wally  3 months ago

    Well this will be a welcome change for Luann. After all, she loves humor and music and kids and animals. Clown school will be perfect for her!

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    lemonbaskt  3 months ago

    just waiting for the basket weaving joke

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    facepainter  3 months ago

    I guess I’m the odd one out here that I like the move the strip is taking to finally give Luann some engagement in her future – even if it’s exploring her options. She just seemed stagnant before, with no interest or purpose in her own future. At least now, she’s open to new possibilities.

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    Smitty  3 months ago

    Luann can star as The Amazing Blanko

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    The Quiet One  3 months ago

    No circus.

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    sjsczurek  3 months ago

    A message to all the kids thinking about college: you have to work for a living. Let me say that again: YOU HAVE TO WORK FOR A LIVING! And “work” means you have to bust your hump, day in and day out, with no let-up. Think about what you want to do for a living, and then choose your major. Don’t choose a major that was your favorite subject in high school. In fact, you might not need to go to college at all. Choose your education based on what work you want to do for a living. Then go after it with all you’ve got.

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    Frank Farkel Premium Member 3 months ago

    Maybe Luann will run into Anne Eiffel in Italy.

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    nightflight  3 months ago

    Clown school would finally be a way to rival Tiffany in her supply of makeup.

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    yoda1234  3 months ago

    Her shirt in the last panel summarizes it well!

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    smsrt  3 months ago

    Oh, she’s a clown alright.

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    tammyspeakslife Premium Member 3 months ago

    Go on tour with the Cirque, come back all cultured and fit, with your own bougie sense of style all while being the gregarious sweet kid you’ve always been Lu, live!

    Like I said before, no matter what you decide is right for you there will always be someone who thinks they can make you over into their ideal. Be you! (◠‿◠✿)

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member 3 months ago

    Well, well…. even though I was not a fan of this arc continuing….. I think this “spin off” of the arc COULD BE awfully d@mn fun! Luann doing some sort of “study abroad” experience could be WONDERFUL!!!!! I hope this comes to fruition.

    The caveat though would be it would need to be with the right group of folks. Possibilities I feel would be positive include:

    1. All new folks we do not know.

    2. Nil and Jack

    3. Tara

    4. Piro

    and even though it may be a bit of stretch because they are at Moony, not PittCC:

    5. Bernice

    6. Gunther

    7. Roz

    Folks I would rather NOT have accompany Luann in this “study abroad” would include:

    1. Tiffany

    2. Steph

    3. Bets

    4. Quill (fortunately (hopefully) nearly impossible)

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    Stewbeef  3 months ago

    Remember when Marcia Brady signed up for every extracurricular activity?

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    BJShipley1  3 months ago

    This arc wouldn’t be so stupid if we hadn’t already seen Luann be presented with an opportunity to try something new (skydiving in this case) only to back out of it. Trust me, Luann will never actually “fill her slate”, but rather will use the blank slate thing as her excuse for why she never gets around to doing anything in her life.

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    calliarcale  3 months ago

    Ah, she’s going to major in majorology…..

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    YorkGirl  Premium Member 3 months ago

    College is the perfect time to get an idea of what you want to be doing. The BS on her shirt says it all. She needs to see a guidance counsellor for a career aptitude test, not a circus. We know what she is good at, teaching kids, theater, arts. Why doesn’t she? ;-)))

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    KEA  3 months ago

    A guy in my dorm at college had 5 different majors in 3 years. I never did find out what (or if) he settled on.

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    beachlvr Premium Member 3 months ago

    Finally, Luann is coming into her own. She MAY be a a blank slate, but that may be a great place to build from. Too often people just do what others tell them too. Go Luann! Do your thing. Screw up learn love and figure stuff out as you go!

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    James -Baird  3 months ago

    There is always a demand for good welders, at good pay.

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    tcayer  3 months ago

    College is better left until you have a goal, otherwise you end up with a worthless degree and no plan.

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    Teto85 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Does this mean it’s going to take another 28 years for her to finish a 4 year program?

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    boydjb47  3 months ago

    Welding would be an excellent career. If she is any good she would have a very good income.

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    mindjob  3 months ago

    Don’t forget to try glassblowing

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    oakie817  3 months ago

    uh-oh…send in the clowns

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    RSH  3 months ago

    I think Luann is going a little overboard in terms of filling her blank slate, i.e. trying out different courses, areas etc. I believe she was fine before e.g , teaching, writing, animals, art. With all this “fun stuff” (majors and classes etc) she may never find a path for herself.

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    rbullfogg  3 months ago

    What’s wrong with high school trying to show kids what’s out there and trying to see a future. They don’t really do that anymore.

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    David Huie Green ForceIsAUsefulFiction  3 months ago

    Run off and join the circus.


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    DanMercer  3 months ago

    Welding – excellent idea. Learn a useful, well paying, skill in high demand. And if you are of an artistic bent, metal sculpture is an artform technology won’t ruin. You might even get to meet Tom hanks after he’s no longer Castaway.

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    gpantzer  3 months ago

    A welder is a great career. They are in high demand and make $$$. Many trades are a great way to make a living (think plumbers, electricians, HVAC technicians, etc).

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    eladee AKA Wally  3 months ago

    I knew a few students just like Luann. They enjoyed a variety of classes at their leisure—-jewelry making, theatre, sociology, and yes, even welding. Most wound up with a relatively useless degree in General Studies! But they had a good time exploring. The difference was that most of them came from families wealthy enough to support this journey.

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    (Meh)  3 months ago

    For once I’m happy with this, actually. She’s 19, and was feeling like a failure, because the other 19-year olds “know” what they want to do with their life (like s* they actually do, at least most of them, but I digress). This is the first time that she seems to feel she is competent and can do stuff, and she is actually allowed to discover the world and find her “passion” to use the buzzword (to find a field she will actually feel mostly good working in, if we are being serious – yes, some people burn with passion about their life’s goals, but this is not what happens for most).

    Being under stress and feeling like a failure isn’t the right mindset to choose a life path. The current mindset, although a bit overly optimistic, is a much better place to do attempt that. And yes, she should try out things. Trying out things is good. Learning different things is good – it opens one’s mind. It’s not like she’s spending huge amounts of money in a prestige university abroad. She’s 19 – other kids get a gap year.

    I am rather annoyed at Tara’s suggestion though. If we look at it in-character, she’s kind of trolling Luann, and once again seems ready to push her into doing things for her own (Tara’s) entertainment. If we look at it outside the comic, this is something that I can imagine Luann being good at, and this is also something that will NOT happen, again going round in circles… seems like another nostoryline is about to begin… (parachute jumping anyone? Which, now I think about it, was the point when I started being annoyed at the comic)…

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    mistercatworks  3 months ago

    I got B.A.s in Chemistry and Physics. By getting B.A. degrees instead of B.S., I got to also study literature, writing, film, speech, philosophy, psychology, foreign languages and other subjects, which made me a more well-rounded person (and kept me out of graduate school).

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    eced52  3 months ago

    She would fit right in.

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    nightflight  3 months ago

    It could be a clean new horizon to have Luann sign up for a foreign exchange college program in London, England to study stagecraft and run into Quill. In turn they would run into Crystal and Knute stopping by a woody old pub on their way to Peru having just received a message from Rosa asking for their help to escape political upheaval in that little bombshell of a backward nation. Knute does his Indiana Jones thing in leading the rescuers.

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    EXCALABUR  3 months ago

    This is how the colleges get additional $$. Kids that can’t make up their mind are very valuable.

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    ctbeeguy  3 months ago

    I told my mother I wanted to try Drama. She said ‘Interesting choice. You can pay for it.’ I said ‘Engineering looks good too.’ She paid for that.

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    RSH  3 months ago

    I would add (to my previous post) that the perils of spreading oneself too thin are real. You basically don’t accomplish anything.

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    fourteenpeeves  2 months ago

    Judging by what’s going on at Columbia, a lot of college students are taking that first panel to heart…..

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    Le'Roy Hawkins  2 months ago

    Welders start at over 6 figures.

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    JimDerry  about 2 months ago

    Welding Engineering and Welding Engineering Technology can be lucrative fields.

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