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Students still shopping Amazon, despite tax

Students still shopping Amazon, despite tax
Senior Mail Center Clerk Rosie Fonseca sorts incoming mail for online purchases for faculty and students. After years of not having to pay sales tax, online retailers such as Amazon have begun to collect sales tax on California sales, starting Sept. 15. The new tax will affect many University of La Verne students who buy or rent textbooks and other items online. / photo by Pablo Cabrera Mariela Patron Staff... 

Digital textbooks are the way to go

In a 21st century age of tablets, smartphones, smart cars and digital readers, the world of higher education still insists on using 500-page, printed textbooks for every course, each usually costing a pretty penny. It is time for college textbooks to catch up with the rest of the technology world. According to the College Board, the national average price for books and supplies at four-year public... 

Textbook options abound

Lauren Creiman LV Life Editor Fifteen out of 20 University of La Verne students surveyed informally said that they buy their textbooks from various online sources – instead of the University of La Verne Bookstore. The declaration of bankruptcy by Borders Group Inc., and the closing of more than 200 stores, coupled with the availability of better prices online, indicate a shaky future for chain... 

Bookstore voices say no to the Kindle

Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief Last weekend I found myself browsing the book shelves of Barnes & Noble, something I do fairly routinely. I wasn’t sure what kind of book I wanted to get, or if I was even going to purchase one that day because there are three other books on my shelf that I haven’t had a chance to dive into yet. And it wasn’t until I walked from section to section, grabbing,... 
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