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.

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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“My heart races when Hiro says, “I really want to go here.” I’m waiting to hear back from my personal Nerd School(s). I’ve got two more weeks before the admission letters are sent out and I’m really starting to stress (worrying about being accepted to and then being able afford one of my top pick colleges). Big Hero 6 is my go to relaxation.”

For years, students at for-profit colleges have been racking up huge debts only to find that their diploma isn’t as lucrative as they were promised. The Obama administration is hoping to change all that with a new crackdown on the for-profit education sector, which could help keep college students from leaving school with crippling amounts of debt and stem the growth of America’s student debt crisis.

Under the rules announced Thursday, programs will have to show the government that a typical graduate doesn’t have an annual loan payment of more than 20% of his or her discretionary income or more than 8% of total earnings, according to the Associated Press.

The Pentagon’s 1033 program, which allows the Defense Department to unload its excess military equipment onto local police forces, has quietly overflowed onto college campuses. According to documents obtained by the website Muckrock, more than 100 campus police forces have received military materials from the Pentagon. Schools that participate in the program range from liberal arts to community colleges to the entire University of Texas system.

A few weeks ago, activist and journalist Mariame Kaba asked on Twitter: “How can we build a movement to divest from police? Is there a way for us to do this? Can we go after local police budgets?”

One place to start is with those college campuses whose police forces receive 1033 and Homeland Security funding. The time is ripe for student journalists and activists to use the information furnished by Muckrock and to do their own digging to take on police divestment campaigns with the tenacity, political savvy, and exuberance that’s pushed universities nationwide to divest from fossil fuels, private prisons, and Israeli occupation.

Young people in solidarity with the people of Ferguson and the families who have lost sons and daughters at the hands of militant police are poised to illuminate these connections between education, state surveillance, and state violence in a uniquely powerful way.

students on all college campuses need to organize and demand the demilitarization, reduction, and student control of campus police!