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Stephen Downes

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When I was an undergraduate student I was in exactly the same position as Queen's'Journal editor-in-chief Cassidy McMackon: working a part time job in retail, working almost full time on the newspaper, and carrying a full course load. My days, to say the least, were very full, while at the same time I was living on a Spartan diet of pasta and tuna. It wasn't great, but there wasn't anything else in the world I wanted to be doing more, except for the retail job. The answer, of course, isn't higher salaries for student newspaper editors, but better support for students in general.

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