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Now, we don’t want to encourage you to procrastinate or anything (we take school very seriously here, duh) but we also know that sometimes what you really need during an intense study session is a quick break, to laugh a little, catch up on what’s trending and in the news, and recharge before you  sit down to write that 10 page essay. The College Mixer is our attempt at making things easier for you — here are today’s top links from around the web!

 Can Free Community College Save the U.S. Economy? (via CNN)

can community college save the us economy?

A controversial proposition was made by Tennessee Governor Bill Halsam that certainly has people talking. This proposition entails diverting $300 million in receipts from the states lottery program to make two years of community college free for all high school graduates, regardless of merit or need, in hopes that this would solve the devastating issue of debt for college students. But as fantastic as it sounds, there are some pieces to this puzzle that just don’t seem to fit.

Here’s The Year When A College Degree Will No Longer Be Worth The Money (via Huffington Post)

college no longer worth the money

Hamilton Place Strategies has done some math that may interest you college students. Some of us these days stare at our tuition bill and really wonder if the college degree is worth it these days. It’s so expensive and has created a lot more stress than anything for us. BUT it looks like the year 2086 is technically the year that the college degree will no longer be worth it. Fascinated? Check out this article and learn why spending all that money is still paying off.

Should We Place A Tax On All College Graduates? (via Forbes)

Ever heard of a “graduate tax-funded system of higher education?” Neither have we. Until now! Forbes has released an article discussing an interesting angle on getting through college essentially debt free. College students would pay nothing to attend college upfront, however once they move out and start living on their own, aside from their other taxes they’d be responsible for paying, an additional income tax on their earnings would be established that would fund higher education. Hmmmmm, sounds intriguing.

College A Capella Group Serenades Students Just In Time For Valentine’s Day (via Huffington Post)

I’ll keep this one short and sweet: the cutest thing you will see all day. The title of this says it all.

 The 39 Possible Outcomes Of Approaching Your Crush At A Party (via BuzzFeed)

39 possible outcomes of approaching your crush

 Easily the most nerve-wracking thing to do is approaching someone you like. Not like, as a friend. But “like, like.” As in crush, or want to hook up with, or want to get to know better. You have no idea how they view you, and with that, all of the mind games begin. But have no fear! BuzzFeed created this hysterical list that will be sure to help you weigh the pros and cons of making that first move with your crush.

What was your favorite link of the day?