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Heather Mechler

  • As the cost of college continues to soar, more students are finding themselves struggling to find stable housing and enough to eat. A 2019 study found of 167,000 students nationwide found 39% had experienced food insecurity in the last 30 days, and the coronavirus pandemic has only made this worse. A team of researchers at the University of New Mexico found these students are more likely to fail or withdraw from class, or drop out of school entirely.