Gender Pay Gap: Myth or Reality?

Noowong_HeadshotBy: Anchitta Noowong

Tuesday, April 2nd was Equal Pay Day in the United States. Equal Pay Day was launched by the National Committee on Pay Equity in 1996 to shine a light on pay disparity between men and women.

In honor of Equal Pay Day, I brought in 3 different women with 3 different backgrounds to share their stories. Is the gender pay gap fact or fiction?

Learn more about the gender wage gap:

http://www.equalpaytoday.org/need-equal-pay-today

https://www.aauw.org/article/pay-gap-will-not-close-until-2152/

https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2018/05/gender-pay-gap-in-finance-sales.html

 

 

 

How to rent a $160 textbook for $47

By: Marilynn Sandoval

At last, summer term classes are almost wrapping up. One thing that has always bothered me, and I’m sure other students as well, is the price of college textbooks,  especially when summer classes are extremely short and we use these books for only a few weeks.

This summer I have a required textbook that costs about $160 to buy new and about $87 to rent. As you can see, this is quite an expensive book. Looking through Amazon, Chegg, and other miscellaneous websites can sometimes be helpful in finding a cheaper book, but that requires waiting for the textbook to arrive to your home.

Here’s a neat money-saving trick I found: Portland State Bookstore, owned by Neebo Inc., has a best price promise guarantee. In other words, if we show the bookstore a lower price frobooksssm either a local bookstore or online accredited retailer, they pledge to beat the price by 10 percent. I did this and was able to rent  my $160 book for $47, and I didn’t have to wait for my copy in the mail.

I completely suggest this method if you want to save some cash! Do you guys have any other ways to save money on books that you would like to share?