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How a “gap year” away from the gig economy changed this artist’s life

Jan 12, 2022
“Time became the thing we identified as the ultimate privilege,” said Atiya Jones, a visual artist in Pittsburgh.
Atiya Jones rides a horse in New Mexico during her grant-funded "gap year." "My work is deeply inspired by the things I see," she said.
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Letting students work and learn during a unique college gap year

Aug 12, 2021
The program allowed students to craft their own independent study or work within a theme, like entrepreneurship or public service.
Boise State Broncos fans cheer during first half action between the Colorado State Rams and the Boise State Broncos on October 19, 2018 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho.
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Gap years: just for the rich?

Oct 19, 2016
Taking time off between high school and college is becoming increasingly popular.
A view of Harvard University.
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The 'gap year' grows in popularity

May 2, 2016
Malia Obama's decision to take a year off before Harvard gives the industry a boost.
US President Barack Obama's daughter Malia make her way to board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on April 7, 2016. US President Barack Obama is headed to Chicago, Illinois for a discussion on the Supreme Court and the country's judicial system. 
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