published Friday, August 23rd, 2013

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Things I Wish My Kids Would Ask Me

Editor's note: Barry Courter has a 24-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 19-year-old daughter who is a sophomore in college.

Q: Dad, college offers a lot of oppor-tunities to do things like play club or intramural sports, work at the campus radio station, do community projects or volunteer. Which should I do?

A: All of them. But you have to figure out how much time each will take away from studying. Activities require a time commitment, so you have to be careful. Only you can figure that out, but you will never have a better chance to try things completely foreign to you and things you think you already know than during the next few years.

— Barry Courter

about Barry Courter...

Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...

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