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This week’s best and worst

Melissa Holzberg, a sophomore majoring in political communication, is The Hatchet’s contributing opinions editor.

In case you missed it, here’s our take on the best and worst news from around campus and the city this week.

Thumbs up:

GW students will no longer have to settle for mozzarella sticks from Gallery at 2 a.m.

Olivia’s Diner, a 24-hour establishment, will be opening this summer in DuPont Circle. While there not yet a set opening date, the diner’s slogan, “people come first”, is likely to go hand in hand with “students come running”.

Prior to this diner, GW students would often trek to Adams Morgan for 24-7 service at The Diner. But with Olivia’s diner just 10 minutes from campus, The Diner may have some new competition.

One thing’s for sure: a little taste of home is coming with us back to GW.

Thumbs down:

It seems that the recession is still present in D.C. as the job rate for the metro area is still below the national average.

While D.C. has bounced back from the deepest lull of the 2008 recession, job growth in the metro area has seen an 8.08 percent increase, the national average remains at steady a 11 percent increases, a Stateline analysis reported.

What lies at the crux of this statistic and issue is what it means for college students. For those of us looking at job growth rates and trying to plan out where we will end up after college, it’s becoming more likely that students will find a job in a different area of the country.

While bachelor’s degrees are still crucial, many companies in the technology field are now turning to community colleges to fill the gaps. Companies have also began starting their own training programs in order to being able to hire employees who don’t have college degrees.

It is still important to note that the metro areas across the country are growing and the economy is projected to make a 3 percent increase this coming year.

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