Amber Gilliland, Senior Reporter
At 11 a.m. on Oct. 27, student government hosted an on-campus rally surrounding the topic of open educational resource materials and cheaper textbooks for colleges.
According to Roxanne Simon, president of the Associated Students of Pierce College Puyallup, the student government wanted to build off the work of last year’s student leaders to spread awareness of open educational resources.
“It’s so costly to spend $200 and up on a book that you don’t use or barely use, and when you try to sell it back you get one-tenth of that amount, “Simon said. “It’s just ridiculous.”
Simon said that the rally idea was chosen so that there would be an event with a lot of exposure.
“It’s just a matter of being proactive, being positive and not making it look like we’re attacking our faculty because that is far from that,” Simon said.
Students just needed to show up to join in. Student government provided T-shirts and they also made signs. The shirts had the words #textbookrevolution printed on the front.
The rally started at the backside of the Gaspard Administration building near the bus stop. From there, the rally walked all over the campus and ended in the dining commons.
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