One of the few things I miss from high school is that the textbooks were free. Sure, they may have been covered in a decade’s worth of graffiti,…

One of the few things I miss from high school is that the textbooks were free. Sure, they may have been covered in a decade’s worth of graffiti, Cheeto-dust, and drool, but as long as you didn’t lose the cover, you didn’t have to pay for the pleasure of lugging around 15 pounds of text. Unfortunately, college isn’t like this. The past couple days, I’ve sadly been ruminating on how much the coming semester will cost me, just for books. You can buy used books, and I probably will, but even then many books cost over a hundred dollars. It’s hard not to get frustrated with the system, too: new editions are released every other year, with hardly any new information, which just make the prices higher and make old books harder to resell. Maybe the only plus is that after spending an obscene amount on my books, I’ll be motivated to put them to good use.
– Will

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