A concern shared by many Occupy Wall Street protestors is rising student loan debt. Tracy Blevins, who has a PhD in biomedical science and lost her job as an adjunct professor this spring, tells the Huffinton Post that after nine years of paying her student loans down, she's still $10,000 in debt. "She's since been getting by on odd jobs; most recently, she acted as a cross-country driver for $2,000," HuffPo's Candice Choi and Eileen AJ Connelly write.

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