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College Textbook Prices are on the Rise

By Terence Vent, For The Easterner

April 13, 2017

Filed under News

Textbook prices increased at a rate three times the national average between 2015 and 2016, a continuing trend that has been going on for decades. According to the consumer price index report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in July 2016, the price of educational books and supplies increased 5.7 percent compared to the previous year. Table 1 lists the highest g...

Library reserve system has room for improvement

By Laura Lango, Photographer

May 12, 2015

Filed under Opinion

t’s a story familiar to many college students: It’s the start of the quarter and the hassle of purchasing textbooks looms. Since, according to the EWU Financial Aid and Scholarships Office website, student financial aid isn’t posted until the first day of the quarter or after, students dependent on this aid are stuck with some unattractive choices. Students can either...

Little things professors can do to help students save money

Little things professors can do to help students save money

May 23, 2013

  I believe if you were to ask every EWU administrator and professor if they care about the financial burdens being placed on students, they would...

Justice for textbook makers

Justice for textbook makers

April 19, 2013

I don’t think these textbook companies are doing enough to swindle college students out of hundreds of dollars per quarter. Sure, they have these online codes that cost $80 and expire after a year. Sure, they print these books in hardcover and full color, causing the p...

Riverpoint Bookstore Closes, WSU Bookie Continues Service

January 29, 2013

Beginning this quarter, the Riverpoint campus has lost its EWU bookstore for the foreseeable future. Mary Voves, the EWU vice president of business...

Editorial: Digital textbooks are still lacking in availability

Editorial: Digital textbooks are still lacking in availability

December 5, 2012

easterner.opinion@gmail.com If you ask any college student to tell you something that frustrates them, you are likely to hear something about textbook...

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