• Courtney Stempinski

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Courtney's Bio:
    I'm an Elementary Education major at CSS. I also plan to minor in Spanish. Having done PSEO, I came to CSS with more than 60 credits. I'm part of Volunteers Involved Through Action (VITA), Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF), and other clubs! Dance has been part of my life for 10 years, and now I'm trying to fit it into my schedule again. I love spending time watching Supernatural and Once Upon a Time, and reading Harry Potter and other great books. I live in a suite with 3 other girls, and we are always finding something fun to do around campus!

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

Ordering Textboks

Textbooks have and always will be expensive.


In the Education Department, my professors have all pretty much admitted they think that textbooks are ridiculously overpriced and something’s gotta give. Shoutout to them. Shoutout to all the other professors though who still want me to order the $100-to-rent textbook that you made me use only twice. I’ve been fortunate the past few semesters with keeping book costs low. Some of my professors has book-free classes, where they simply found their readings other ways and posted them on Blackboard or printed them out for us. Other times they’ve explicitly told us to just order the older edition. Ordering the one-older edition will save you so much money. One problem is though that some professors will reject that book and demand you to get the latest edition. They argue that science, punctuation, etc. has updated too much in the two year time different of the book’s publications. Oh well. Also, I’ve found Kindle editions of the books have been cheaper to buy or rent. Plus, they all are in one “book”, which means less for me to carry! This is my last semester to buy textbooks, but it’s definitely hitting me hard. I think I have 5 or 6 textbooks plus I spent $70 on art supplies. That’s with just renting the books or buying older editions. I guess this is why I work!

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