As I weave in and out of visitors looking bemusedly about and my fellow students searching for this and that amenity, it finally strikes me that I’ve never once purchased my own Stanford apparel. In truth, I’ve tried many times and continually block out the horrific embarrassment of attempting to “try on” anything in the arm-pinching, boob-strangling, tummy-itching women’s section.
This past weekend I was maxing out on my productivity capacity, and the amount of completed work arising from my waking hours was through the roof. I was exhausted…but not remotely unhappy. I wonder if this situation is more fortunate than I thought…
As a result of a newly enacted federal mandate, textbook prices — and the sticker shock that often accompanies them — will be available to all students as soon as registration opens, ideally allowing for students to make financially informed decisions about textbook purchases before the bookstore even stocks its shelves.
Alta Gracia factory, an operating facility owned by Knights Apparel, prides itself on paying workers a “living wage,” and the clothing Maritza Vargas and other factory workers make will be sold at universities around the United States, including at the Stanford Bookstore.
Seven months after the University rolled out a new Stanford Card Plan, students and administrators are evaluating the plan’s usefulness to those looking to cover money for books before financial aid arrives or simply to print from cluster computers.