As much as I am the first to pounce upon and criticize a celebrity for bad behavior, I’m also here for praise as well. Celebrities are able to do things that we’d all LOVE to do, but just can’t. For example, let’s say you’re having a great dinner with your family and friends. Part of what makes it great is that your server is personable, attentive, and just really good at their job. Through the course of conversation, he mentions that he’s a full-time student and working this job to pay for his education. All of us would have the thought, “Wouldn’t it be cool to be able to just tip this guy enough to cover tuition?” What a baller move this would be. Unfortunately, you and I don’t have the wherewithal to pull it off. You know who does? Rich celebrities. You know who did? Pop singer, Jason Derulo.
Jordan Schaffer is a server at a restaurant in Omaha, Nebraska. It just so happens that Jason Derulo was seated in his section with his family. The tab or dinner? A healthy $795. A standard 20% tip would amount to around $160. Not a bad sum for one table and 60-90 minutes’ worth of work, right? Well, Derulo upped the ante a bit. Jordan Schaffer’s tip was only about $4,840 more than the expected standard. That’s right, Derulo left him a five-thousand-dollar tip. Schaffer let the world know in the TikTok video below. The amount covered his college tuition bill that was coming due the next week. Derulo totally low-keyed his response merely thanking Schaffer for taking care of his family and spreading love.
North Carolina Is Home To One The Best College Towns In America
There is something special about a college town. While I attended a school in a pretty big city (Go Wolfpack!) there is still something special about a college town. And I do feel that in the immediate area of the school I still got that feel. That being said I think of a true college town as being a town built around a University. The school is a huge part of the economy and is the heartbeat of the town. The town should also be synonymous with the university. These schools often, though not always should have a major college sports presence that is evident in the town and makes for a unique gameday atmosphere. So when I saw that North Carolina had a town make the Best College Towns In America list I was intrigued.
I had a few ideas of what I thought would be on this list, and I have to say none of my guesses were the place that made it. In fact, the vast majority of this list left me scratching my head. Outside of really three, maybe four, I wouldn’t consider these to fit my definition of a college town- at all. The list was created by Preply and they ranked the cities based on three main metrics: wallet friendliness, social environment, and economic opportunities. So that does explain the rankings a little bit.
Wallet Friendliness Included:
- Meal, inexpensive restaurant (1 person)
- Fitness club, monthly fee (1 person)
- Rent per month for apartment (1 bedroom) in city center
- Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
Social Environment (this is the one metric I most likely would have kept):
- Diversity, percentage of foreign born residents
- Cafes per capita
- Parks per capita
- Nightlife per capita
- Crime rate
- Average monthly net salary (after tax)
- Unemployment rate
- Employment rate
- Buy apartment price
Interested to see which North Carolina town is featured as one of the best college towns in America? Keep reading to see the 10 ten.