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Undergrads moonlight as hookers, strippers, and essay writers to foot tuition
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2007 2:35 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Cambridge University students who turn tricks, strip, and sell essays to pay their rising tuition costs have Britain atwitter, following a student newspaper's exposé. One undergrad slept with 40 to 50 men in a space of two months, counting other students among her clients, reports Varsity, duly noting that hundreds of Cambridge students have profiles on an escort site.

Many cash-strapped students end up writing for a website that allows students to plagiarize essays, but, unsurprisingly, it's the call girls and strippers getting the most press. One student called her dancing "degrading" but said, "I’m not going to stack shelves for £5.50 an hour when I could do this."