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Future of textbook rental plan rests on student vote

Textbooks rest on shelves at the Madison College bookstore until un-eager students line up to purchase them

Briant Lawler, News Editor

September 12, 2018

Textbooks are a necessary evil when it comes to higher education. They can be a burden by their sheer mass and volume students’ must lug around. But they can often be a burden by the steep price tags they carry as well. That’s why this semester, the Student Senate will hold a referendum vote that would establish a separate fee to finance a com...

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Textbook prices continue to go up.

Natalie Sowl, Page Designer

August 26, 2013

I love books. All books, textbooks even. Purchasing a new book is kind of guaranteeing that you’ll know more than you do before you bought the book, that’s the whole point right? But excitement for new knowledge can quickly be squelched upon learning the exorbitant cost of textbooks. For reasons...

Alternative textbooks: Online resources can lessen the cost of higher education

Sarah Blaskey, Managing Editor

February 9, 2011

When students returned to their classrooms this semester, they said that one of their biggest headaches was textbook prices.  It is a sentiment shared by many across the country and some lobbyists and legislators are beginning to notice and take action. Textbook wholesale prices rose at more than...

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