Here’s this Spring 2015 semester edition of how to save on textbooks! Here’s a list of promo codes and deals going on. Plus, don’t forget to sell your old textbooks as well. Hope this helps all my fellow college students out there :)

Amazon

Bigger Books:

  • Daily Deals Coupons found here. There’s a new one every day.
  • $5 OFF when you use code: ComeBack
  • $5 OFF $75+ on Tuesdays. Use code: Tuesday

Book Byte:  

Bookrenter

  • 5% OFF Rentals. Use code: 5OFFRWINTER15 (Ends 2/28/15)
  • 5% OFF 3+ Rentals. Use code: 5OFF3W15 (Ends 3/1/15)

Campus Book Rentals:

Chegg - Great site, but no additional discounts :(

Course Smart:

eCampus:

  • eCampus Rewards Program
  • 5% off when you use code: BLUEPROMO
  • $3 OFF $60. Use code: ECAMPUS3 (Ends 12/31/15)
  • $5 OFF $100 + free shipping. Use code: ECAMPUS5 (Ends 12/31/15)
  • $10 OFF $150 + free shipping. Use code: 10OFF150 
  • FREE Shipping on Orders Over $59.
  • FREE Shipping When You Sell Your Old Textbooks.

Sell Back Books:

  • FREE Shipping When You Sell Your Old Textbooks.

Textbooks:

  • Free Shipping on Orders $25+.
  • FREE Shipping When You Sell Your Old Textbooks.
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Denmark’s amazing student financing plan is something Americans can only dream of 

In the U.S., many students pay upwards of $60,000 per year for college. In Denmark, it’s practically the opposite. American students lie at the mercy of a national tuition arms race and agonize over the prospect of lifelong debt, Danish students can choose their courses and career path without financial anxiety.

Let Denmark be an example

If you have an Amazon Student account, you can enter the Amazon Student Scholarship. FIFTY Amazon Student members will receive a $5,000 scholarship and $500 Amazon gift card. If you’re not a member, you can have a FREE 6-month Amazon Student trial with your college email. You’ll also get 6-months of free 2-day shipping on Amazon as well. You have until November 20th to apply for this scholarship. Good luck!

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Colleges will always have freshmen, and freshmen will always find increasingly stupid ways to embarrass the rest of the campus. It’s the circle of collegiate life. As such, we’ve put together a series of predictions to help you better prepare yourself for this academic onslaught of inexperience.

Finish reading —> 8 Freshman Predictions We Really Hope Don’t Come True For You

A popular student center at Northwestern University is the latest college campus facility to embrace gender-neutral bathrooms.

New to campus this fall will be a pair of such restrooms — sometimes called “all-gender” restrooms — at the school’s Norris University Center.

"These are two gender-open bathrooms where students of any gender can go in, and use the restroom, and feel safe, regardless of gender expression or gender identity,"Michelle Margulis, president of NU’s Rainbow Alliance LGBT student group told CBS Chicago.

The number of gender-neutral bathrooms has grown in just the past few years, incity-run facilitiesworkplaces and, most commonly, college campuses. There are more than 150 schools across the U.S. that have gender-neutral bathrooms, according to the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s LGBTQ organization The Stonewall Center.

Just this month, Illinois State University re-labeled their “all family” restrooms to “all-gender,” a move Michael Shane McCreery of the school’s Office of Equal Opportunity, Ethics and Access said “evidences the university’s efforts to have an inclusive environment.”

In Northwestern’s case, installing a non-gendered bathroom was out of consideration for the comfort of non-gender conforming students rather than safety concerns, Margulis said.

Still, safety and access concerns are what commonly prompt schools to adopt gender-neutral bathrooms. According to the Transgender Law Center, non-binary or trans students have been barred from using the restrooms at their schools while others have been attacked or harassed in restrooms of malls and grocery stores.

Forcing trans or non-binary students to use a traditionally gendered restroom “repeatedly ‘outs’ them to other students or employees and stigmatizes them daily by singling them out and prevents them from having critical peer experiences,” Sasha Buchert, staff attorney for the Transgender Law Center, told HuffPost via email. “Trans and gender nonconforming students should be focusing on their education or getting their job done well, and not about which bathroom they can use.”

Activists maintain the goal is not to make bathrooms “just” for trans and non-binary people, but to make spaces that are safe and accommodating for everyone. Disability rights activists have also come out in support of gender-neutral bathrooms, which typically feature a lockable single-stall unit that has better accessibility for people with disabilities — especially those who may also require help from an assistant or family member who is not of the same gender.

58% of American colleges are limiting free speech — and one lawsuit is hoping to win it back

We expect to hear stories on repressing freedom of speech in countries like Russia, not in the U.S. But right here in the land of the free, American universities, the pillars of protest movements and open dialogue, are suppressing free speech.

In response, the first-ever coordinated legal battle against U.S. universities was filed on Tuesday in four states as part of the “Stand Up for Speech” litigation project. Three-fifths of public colleges violate the First Amendment by imposing free speech policies on their campuses.

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Calling students! Microsoft is giving away a FREE download of Office 365 to qualifying schools (Try this direct link if that does not take you to the student page). You’ll need to enter your school email to see if your school qualifies. If you do, then you’ll be able to install Microsoft Office to up to 5 computers (even Macs!) and mobile devices. You’ll be able to download the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access and Publisher. More details can be found in their announcement post here. Hurry though, this awesome freebie is valid for a limited time only. My university was eligible :D Be sure to spread the word, so all of us students can take advantage of this free software! 

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