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Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 2:00 am

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series recognizing talented graduates from the senior class of 2011. The Inter Lake has created its own “senior award” for each graduate.

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          7 comments:

          • Strider posted at 7:53 pm on Fri, Jun 3, 2011.

            Strider Posts: 433

            I am all for ending slave trade & that point was mentioned in the article. I, too, would like to be able to end that. If that is her goal & interest, then I will not only stand behind her, but poke her with a stick if she starts to lag behind. It was not the global slave trade I was referring to, but the general area of "women's rights", women's studies & the confusion of that special interest with basic human rights.

            If you agree with the UN's stance on women's rights, then you are one who she needs to beware of.

             
          • mtbikegal posted at 12:48 pm on Fri, Jun 3, 2011.

            mtbikegal Posts: 2

            Indeed, there are certain elements poised to to exploit anything for their own ideological purposes; doesn't the last comment, and the comment "passion or obsession", do just that? This piece about a bright hard-working girl going off to college. I don't see issues such as the global slave-trade or anything in this piece as being "ideological", but instead about basic human rights.

             
          • Strider posted at 9:39 am on Fri, Jun 3, 2011.

            Strider Posts: 433

            There can be a fine line between passion & obsession. Also, not all change leads to a positive outcome. I know nothing about Tierney (who appears to be quite competent) so this is not personal nor intended to be rude. I'm simply aware that a lot of change that has already taken place in this world & country has resulted in chaotic social & economic conditions, conditions that certain elements are poised to exploit for their own ideological purposes. The change that results from THEIR action is decidedly negative. My only prayer is that she has the wisdom to avoid those pitfalls awaiting her.

             
          • mtbikegal posted at 8:38 am on Fri, Jun 3, 2011.

            mtbikegal Posts: 2

            True, a liberal arts degree may not pave a path of "guaranteed job" like accounting or some other field would. But getting a job and being successful in this world, college or not, is purely a function of someone's motivation, passion, and determination. (others might rudely refer to this as "obsession"). I am a personal friend of Tierney's, and she could get a degree in underwater basket weaving and she will be very successful in life. She could not attend college and she would still be successful.
            I'm a graduate of FHS and MSU, w/ a Bachelors of fine arts w/ an emphasis in sculpture, which makes women's studies look practical. Today I have a great paying executive management position in marketing, and oh btw that's in Montana. It's about hard work, applying yourself, and being the best you can be. Kudos to you Tierney, you know exactly where you're going.

             
          • MfgMan posted at 9:59 am on Thu, Jun 2, 2011.

            MfgMan Posts: 345

            On one hand, good for her! On the other hand....come on kid, pick a major that is marketable. It's VERY hard to make a living with a degree in women's studies...

             
          • CCCCCC posted at 1:13 pm on Wed, Jun 1, 2011.

            CCCCCC Posts: 25

            Good for her to earn the full scholarship! If you've got a full ride, you might as well take advantage of it and study something you love.

            For most grads though, I hope the counselors are also advising young people to study something they can do for a career that will earn a decent living. There are a lot of women's studies majors, political science majors, art history majors and psych majors who were told to study what they love, and now they're stuck with tends of thousands in student loans and they have no real marketable ($$$) skills.

             
          • Strider posted at 7:04 am on Wed, Jun 1, 2011.

            Strider Posts: 433

            Passion or obsession?

             

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