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ARC works to adopt low cost textbooks

The American River College library is currently seeking to make textbooks and materials such as these available to students at a zero or reduced cost. (Photo illustration by Irene Jacobs)

Irene Jacobs

May 15, 2019

 Textbooks are one of the biggest resources for the average college student, often viewed as a pricey but mandatory class material. Following Senate Bill 1359, however, American River College has been making changes over the past year to ensure that more low-cost materials and textbooks are rea...

Student Senate decides on travel costs, public asks about lactation rooms

Members of the Associated Student Body Student Senate listen as Advisor Frankie Johnson gives feedback about the resolutions presented during a board meeting at American River College on Sept. 21, 2018. (Photo by Hannah Yates)

Hannah Yates

September 26, 2018

The Associated Student Body Student Senate discussed how the board would spend money on ASB travel and promotion, and reported progress on health resolutions at American River College on Sept. 21. Before the senate reviewed their own resolutions, they needed to read the resolutions that would be pr...

Professors should consider the process of buying textbooks

Professors should give students more time to purchase textbooks during the first few weeks of school. (Photo by Alexis Warren)

Alexis Warren

September 17, 2018

Owning a course's textbooks is essential to passing most classes in college. When a professor types in the syllabus that a textbook is required for that class, it’s safe to say you won’t pass without it. The amount of time students are given to purchase textbooks before the first assignment t...

Campus bookstore threatened by online retailers

The Beaver Bookstore's sales are impacted by online retailers. (File Photo)

Brienna Edwards

February 9, 2018

Located on the north side of the American River College campus there is a spot every student needs to visit at least once a semester: The Beaver Bookstore.  Sliding glass doors open to reveal shelves of snacks and school supplies. Practically anything a student could need, from Scantrons and binder...

Access codes becoming new textbook monopoly

Two economics books that require access codes available in the ARC bookstore. Access codes are becoming a new strategy for publishers to raise revenue. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

September 22, 2016

The costs of access codes for college courses are quickly becoming the new, dangerous face of the textbook monopoly according to a report released by the Student Public Interest Research Groups (Student PIRGs) Wednesday. American River College (ARC) was one of ten schools selected across the nation to p...

Opinion: Buying books online is better than at the bookstore

Buying textbooks online is becoming a much better option than buying them at a physical bookstore. (Photo by Timon Barkley)

Matthew Nobert

February 2, 2016

The battle between getting your books at the campus bookstore or ordering through websites, for student’s money, happens at the start of every semester, but if students want to save a money and not get taken advantage of, online is the way to go. When it comes to textbooks, many come into play, like making sur...

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