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Strikes show controversy over current minimum wage, students differ in views on whether rate should increase

Kristina Pitchkites, McAlister’s Deli employee and junior, mixes sweet tea for customers at the Tea Bar. She said she decided to get a job in order to pay for college and gas. MILES DAI / PHOTO

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October 11, 2013

In mid-July, Kristina Pitchkites, McAlister’s Deli employee and junior, began working a minimum wage job at a local McAlister’s store. She said she took the job to help pay for both her automobile necessities and her future education. “I’m trying to save up for college. It’s also about time...