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Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

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Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

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Word on the Quad — The cost of required reading

We visited Laney College campus to ask students questions about textbooks.

By Tayler Shaw, Staff Writer/Photos by Eleni Gastis, Advisor

We visited Laney College campus to ask students questions about textbooks.

Mercedes Cordova — Natural Science Major.

What do you think about textbooks here at Laney?

“They should definitely be covered with the tuition that you pay for at Laney, at least, like, some discount.”


Kevin Nguyen — Biochemistry.

What is the most that you’ve ever had to pay for a textbook?

“It would be around, maybe $120. In a semester, I’m guessing $150.”


Maria Rogers — Theater.

Have you ever had to buy a textbook that your teacher wrote?

“Like if we actually need the textbook make sure that what we’re doing, like, pertains to the textbook because I’ve had like professors and they’re like, ‘oh buy this book’ and it’s like, okay. We didn’t even touch it.”


Ayele Agbobly — Undeclared.

What is the most that you’ve ever had to pay for a textbook?

“This semester, I think $200 because my math book is free this year. I just paid for my Geography book. Oh, no, $230 because I got a Geography lab and that comes with a little lab book, which was $29.99. So, $230.”

About the Contributor
Tayler Shaw
Tayler Shaw, Staff Writer
Tayler Shaw is 19 and was raised in Oakland, originally born in Pleasanton. Currently enrolled in Laney College, she wants to major and achieve in Journalism. Her interests have always been reading and writing, which she takes very seriously and finds joy in. She loves to write out stories and be very creative, journalism is very much new to her so she’s hopeful that she’ll make it in this field. Tayler is very outgoing and intelligent but can be very shy and quiet. It takes time for her to adjust to new things and new people. She loves pictures and is a super goofball when you get to know her. She is very proud of who she is and who she’s becoming as she tries to be a light for those she interacts with. Tayler loves everything and everyone, is grateful for her family and friends and tries to smile even on her worst days.
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