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Show me the money: Boston-based companies help startups start up

With world-class institutions, thousands of students and a large pool of investors, Boston proves itself to be a fertile ground for startups to develop and grow. As the barriers to entry into the startup world decrease, entrepreneurship is becoming an increasingly popular phenomenon. And with the market for growing innovation, organizations specifically geared toward propelling […]

Textbook blues: Econ professor’s take on “the textbook cartel,” rising prices

While some economists specialize in bonds or Social Security, Mark Perry, a University of Michigan–Flint professor of economics and scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., focuses on something more relatable: the ever-rising price of college textbooks. “I see the textbook prices in the bookstore when I go through there and I’ve been […]

Textbook blues: Students struggle to find alternatives to Barnes & Noble

  As students settle into their new schedules, they also face the bi-annual torture of emptying their wallets for a fresh set of textbooks. With the price of textbooks creeping up to record highs, students are looking for ways to save money this spring. The price of textbooks has increased more than 69 percent in […]

On Site: www.ecampus.com

Originally published in Orientation 1999 Ecampus, esucks. Despite thousands of dollars spent on ecampus.com advertisements and promotions, the site lacks substance. Open since early July, the site promotes itself as the place for poverty-stricken students looking fo ra good deal on products like books, clothes and electronics. The reality is that the pickings are slim […]

Boston Startups Find Success

If you’re a 21+ college student in Boston, you know what a typical weekend night downtown looks like. Each bar and club has a long, tedious line. From Avalon to JJ Foley’s to Ned Devine’s, there are lengthy lines full of people trying to get in. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you’ll get […]