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Free tutoring Oct 17

Students studying in the Central HCC library. 
The Central library is one of five locations where Phi Theta Kappa will host Study blasts on Saturday Oct. 17.

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

October 8, 2015

Study blasts will be hosted at five Houston Community College libraries on Saturday Oct. 17, 9 am – 4 pm. The free tutoring, food, refreshments and study time will take place at Central, Alief-Hayes, Eastside, Northline and West Loop campus libraries. “This event is to help students who are struggling in their classes,” said Angie Chacko...

Free textbook rental launches

At HCC Central, the Student Government Association has partnered with the Student Library Advisory Council (SLAC) to open a textbook library checkout. From left to right is SLAC Vice President Elijah Foster, SLAC Adviser Erica Hubbard, Student Government Association Vice President Jessica Thuy Nguyen and SLAC Secretary Thao Nguyen.

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

September 16, 2015

Sky-high textbook prices are a serious problem for students. Many students are forgoing on assigned textbooks because they are too expensive; 65 percent of students in a 2014 study said that they had decided against buying a textbook because it costs too much. Students realize that skipping out on assigned textbooks is risky. The survey also found that 94 percent of students who had foregone purchasing a textbook were concerned that doing so would hurt their grade in a course. More than half of the students felt significant concern for their grade.

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