textbooks

Access codes raise textbook prices; limit accessibility

Access codes raise textbook prices; limit accessibility

09/06/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Yes, I’ve ranted about the obscene and ever-rising price of textbooks in the past. Yes, I’m going to do it again, because surprisingly (not), it’s still a really big problem. I’d be willing to wager that this issue specifically unites college students all around the country, no matter […]

Mailing Center recovering from package influx

Mailing Center recovering from package influx

Gabriella DiPietro | Staff Writer 02/15/18 As more students order their textbooks and shop online nationally, the Student Mail Center (SMC) has struggled to keep up with the consistently growing demand for package delivery. This has lead to the SMC being moved to Rockwell Hall for much of the semester, although it will return to […]

SGA preps for new semester of Duquesne events

SGA preps for new semester of Duquesne events

Michael Marafino | Staff Writer 01/18/18 Students want their voices heard. The Student Government Association (SGA) allows students to vocalize their opinions and concerns and have them heard by the faculty and other committees. It acts as the bridge between the students and the Duquesne University Administration. Students from several schools of study at the […]

Students are bound by expensive textbook prices

Students are bound by expensive textbook prices

By Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor College isn’t cheap. That’s no secret. A wise and well-meaning high school teacher once told me that my university years would be the most expensive of my life, and with a second year of ramen noodles for dinner in full-swing, I’m absolutely positive she was right. But university expenses […]

Student Government Association hosts textbook program

Student Government Association hosts textbook program

Raymond Arke | News Editor Purchasing textbooks is often one of every college student’s least favorite activities. They tend to be expensive and often little used. However, Duquesne’s Student Government Association (SGA) is offering students a better option. The SGA’s textbook loan program offers students the opportunity to borrow their books for free from Gumberg […]

SGA one step closer to free book loans

SGA one step closer to free book loans

By Casey Chafin | The Duquesne Duke Starting next semester, Duquesne students will have an alternative to buying or renting books for University Core classes. The Student Government Association plans to hold a crowdsourcing fundraiser for the Student Loan Initiative Program, with a goal of purchasing three copies of books for 10 different UCOR classes, […]

The Cost of College: Textbook prices on the rise

The Cost of College: Textbook prices on the rise

By Julian Routh | Editor-in-Chief “The Cost of College” is an ongoing series that will examine what it really costs to get an education. This week’s story explores the rising cost of college textbooks, which have surged by more than 1,000 percent since 1977.   In the basement of the Barnes and Noble bookstore on […]

Midterms cause stress beyond belief

By Katie Borzellica