Pass/Fail: Final week of class arrives; winter break on horizon, Selling books back to stores likely to show unfairness

Danny Cozzi

One more week of class before much-needed vacation

It’s finally happening, folks. The last week of class is upon us.

I’m sure for many of us, myself included, this week marks one of the most stressful seven-day periods of the entire semester. But, amid all of the academic chaos and hallucinations from sleep deprivation, there’s a glimmer of hope.

After this dreadful week, all we have to worry about is setting aside enough time to study for finals. We just need to score well enough on our exams to keep our grades strong, or at least passable.

I don’t know about you, but the first thing I’m doing after this whole mess is taking a long nap. Hang in there, Huskies; we’re almost done.

Selling books back to stores likely to show unfairness

Today begins the Bookstore Buyback at the University Bookstore in the Holmes Student Center.

The buyback is often a sad reminder for many students of how pointless buying books can seem. I don’t think many people can blame them when students get $15 back for selling a book they bought for $100. It just seems unfair.

I understand many of the books become outdated by the end of the semester, but I can’t help but wonder why those very books are required for classes three months before they apparently become obsolete.

Renting is a good alternative for students to consider, but ultimately I still feel bitter about the buyback.

If you’re able to sell your books elsewhere for a better return, I say go for it.