the dropout dilemma

40% of U.S. college students drop out of school. For my senior seminar class (for college...we love irony), I examined several elements of the dropout dilemma. College is a significant financial, mental and and personal commitment, and within the context of COVID-19, is college a smart move? This multimedia project includes first-person accounts, the effects of COVID-19 and whether this even is a "dilemma."

THE NUMBERS

Explore data on college dropouts.

AFTER THE DROP

This art element showcases what hobbies and perspectives dropouts discovered after they left school.

MILLENNIAL DROPOUT

Read a story about Garett Walker, a millennial dropout who makes six figured.

GEN-Z DROPOUT

Read this long-form article about Joey Thatcher's experience as a Gen-Z dropout.

PODCAST

Hear a college admissions counselor talk about the effects of COVID-19 on admissions.

DAY IN THE LIFE

I went with Thatcher to his jobs throughout the day and videoed our time together.