As the financial crisis empties pockets, many people are finding the stress of an unstable economic future to be both mentally and physically debilitating, they said.
When most students entered the Facebook realm of tagged photos, wall posts and poke wars, they did so with the innocent intention of sharing information with a network of mostly college-age friends.
Governor Deval Patrick reminded residents and legislators of the state’s accomplishments in the last year while warning them of future economic challenges in his annual State of the Commonwealth address Thursday evening.
Boston University College’ of Arts and Sciences senior Nichole Szembrot has not spent any money on textbooks for her classes this semester. While she said she has spent more than $500 on books in the past, her experience has taught her she can save money by either going online and settling for older versions of the text, using a digital version of the text if her professor provides it or simply not buying the books at all.