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This Standard-Times article features, among others, 20-somethings who are maintaining a positive outlook for the future despite current tough economic times. Yeah, this 30-year-old is starting to feel a little old….
…the reason why? Among the eager, ambitious, hardworking youths interviewed in this article are three personal friends of mine: Nathan Pierce, the chairman of the New Bedford Republican City Committee(a Dartmouth native), Jacob Ventura of the Dartmouth Republican Town Committee (who is the former Executive Director of the Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans), and Dan Hartman of the Dartmouth Republican Town Committee (who is/was the president of the Tufts University College Republicans & a recent White House intern).
There are far too many great quotes by these gentlemen to post here so below you’ll find a bit of the article intro and I urge everyone interested to read the entire article via the included links.
If you’re like me, you’re in your 20s.Maybe you’re lucky enough to have a job that you really like or maybe you’re still trying to figure out just what it is you want to do with your life. You might be in your last year or two of college, rapidly approaching entry into the “real world.”
You probably have some debt – student loans, car loans, credit cards, a mortgage – and maybe you’ve already started a family.
There are some days when you feel like a real adult who has it all together, and then there are the days when you wish you were 12 again, and your biggest responsibility was memorizing a list of words for a spelling test.
Of course, all that is nothing new: 20-somethings have been dealing with those growing pains for generations.
I know that Jake is currently down at CPAC and I think that Dan may be with him. If you happen to be down there as well, keep an eye out for a couple great young Republicans from the SouthCoast!
2009/02/19 15:17:24 john_in / nathan_pierce / _D2I8357.JPG— JOHN SLADEWSKI/The Standard-Times— ++ DARTMOUTH — Nathan Pierce, 25, works in his digital darkroom composing a wedding photo album. Nathan and his father work together as wedding photographers.
2009-02-19 jacob ventura/mike_in/MIKE VALERI/The Standard-Times/mvjacobventura.jpg++ UMASS Dartmouth senior, Jacob Ventura, from Dartmouth