Scrolling Headlines:

Worcester, Student Union renovations among subjects of first SGA Senate session -

September 26, 2017

Three thefts in Fine Arts Center over past week -

September 26, 2017

Talk on women’s resistance to Brazilian military dictatorship held at the Old Chapel -

September 26, 2017

Engstrom and MacLean lead UMass cross country at Battle in Beantown -

September 26, 2017

The anti-Semitism of the Suarez talk is not the way to discuss the Israeli-/Palestinian conflict -

September 26, 2017

No, fascists are not the same as those who oppose them -

September 26, 2017

Political factions oppose each other like passionate sports fans -

September 26, 2017

STEM Ambassador’s Program to expand impact on and off campus -

September 26, 2017

Buzz starting to build for UMass hockey -

September 26, 2017

UMass Tennis starts season strong at Brown Invitational -

September 26, 2017

Foo Fighters’ ‘Concrete and Gold’ misses the mark -

September 26, 2017

Emmy’s 2017 Red Carpet fashion recap: who, what, WEAR -

September 26, 2017

We all scream for vegan ice cream -

September 26, 2017

UMass women’s soccer takes complete control in 3-1 win vs. Davidson -

September 25, 2017

Shaughnessy Naughton speaks on STEM professionals in politics -

September 25, 2017

ESPN author and journalist talks sports and mental health at UMass -

September 25, 2017

UMass men’s soccer remains unbeaten at home -

September 25, 2017

Minutewomen split Pennsylvania trip -

September 25, 2017

Kozlowski’s minutes limited for second straight game in loss versus Fordham -

September 25, 2017

Late penalty-kick goal not enough vs. Rams -

September 25, 2017

Trust the professors, and trust the system

Rumors state that professors profit off their textbooks, but that just isn’t true.

Open up our education

I’ve often been frustrated by the ridiculous price-to-quality ratio of textbooks and online homework systems.

Online shopping may be easy, but retail stores are feeling the effects

Tess Halpern discusses the struggles retail stores are facing with the boom in e-commerce.

MASSPIRG holds panel to discuss solutions for high textbook prices

A panel was held to discuss the library’s Open Textbook Initiative.

Letter to the Editor: Open Education Initiative could save students money

A representative from the SGA urges faculty to use Open Educational Resources to cut down on the rising cost of textbooks.

The triumph of anti-intellectualism

Laura Handly argues that anti-intellectualism has been on the rise in the United States long before Trump.

Textbook Broke

Michael Dudek argues for the use of open-source textbooks

Letter: Open source textbooks can combat rising prices

Students argue that rising textbook prices are hindering their academic experience, and the solution should be open source textbooks.

Amazon @ UMass to provide convenient ordering and pick-up experience

Free one-day shipping to campus and surrounding ZIP codes highlights features of UMass’ new virtual bookstore.

MASSPIRG launches new open textbooks campaign

Campaign aims to raise awareness of cheaper textbook alternatives.

UMass to replace University Store’s textbook annex with virtual Amazon bookstore

The new deal will offer free, one-day shipping to campus and surrounding communities, and is expected to save students 30 percent compared with current prices on course materials.

Letter: Textbooks: A Deterring Cost

Stephanie Chan suggests that universities start using open-source textbooks to cut student costs.

As textbook costs increase, students look to alternate online solutions

The Internet has brought more shopping options for buying textbooks, detracting business away from local booksellers.

Battle in the textbook aisle

Columnist Michael O’Connor reminds us of the benefits of buying books locally and of the importance of bookstores to the local community.

How to that keep hard-earned cash

Afraid about a dwindling back account this semester? Here are some tips on how to save money during the year.