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January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Here’s how you can help.

January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness day, and that’s important because there are approximately 60,000 slaves in the United States alone.

Take a moment to think about that.

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What is the minimum value of any textbook?

We’ve all been there: the textbook you spent $150 dollars on at the start of the term is now suddenly worth… $17.04?

They say you can’t put a price on learning, but we’re going to try. Let’s take Gestalt theory to a new level, and look at a book as the sum of its parts. Continue reading “What is the minimum value of any textbook?”

Are different editions of textbooks really that different?

The short answer is no, probably not. The long answer is, well, long.

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5 Insider Tricks for Getting Cheap Textbooks Online

College can be a huge, terrifying, exhilarating experience. So we’re going to help you. Continue reading “5 Insider Tricks for Getting Cheap Textbooks Online”

Google’s Lightsaber Escape is the Perfect Way to Procrastinate

Embrace the power of the dark side (or the light) with Google’s new Star Wars promotion. Continue reading “Google’s Lightsaber Escape is the Perfect Way to Procrastinate”

The Surprising History of the Winter Solstice

For us, the longest night of the year might mean hot chocolate, a warm fire and watching Elf for the fourth time, but for people living hundreds of years ago, the Winter Solstice had a very different meaning. Continue reading “The Surprising History of the Winter Solstice”

Our 4 favorite The Force Awakens Theories

With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens just around the corner, we’ve compiled our favorite fan theories about the film. Though all we have to base our guesses on are the trailers (and generous knowledge of the now defunct expanded universe) we think we might be on to something here. Continue reading “Our 4 favorite The Force Awakens Theories”

5 Ways to Improve Packaged Drink Mixes

While coffee from a Keurig or Alpine Spiced Cider packets will warm the hands, after a cold walk back from class, they tend to be lacking when it comes to flavor. We’re going to assume you have access to hot water and instant drink mix and that’s about it, so we’ve amassed a few different recipes you can add to your tasty instant drink to make it that much better. Continue reading “5 Ways to Improve Packaged Drink Mixes”

This holiday season, Bookbyte has partnered with the Center for Hope and Safety in Salem, Oregon to help improve the lives of women and children who have been victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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If College were free, would textbooks cost more?

Free college. The idea is whispered like an incantation in student government meetings and dorm rooms across the country. An education without crippling debt. Surely a pipe dream, but a beautiful one none the less, right?

Several states in the US have begun to offer free or heavily discounted Community College, though 4 year universities still charge tens of thousands of dollars per semester. If, oh glorious thought, a 4 year degree were to be offered free of charge, what would it do to textbook costs?

Is Free College a Pipe Dream?

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