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Archives prevail as Rice Library’s hidden gem

Archives prevail as Rice Library’s hidden gem

Emma Corry, Features Editor

October 22, 2019

Deanna Engler’s favorite item in the University Archives and Special Collections is a two-volume book set from the year 1603.  The library associate and USI history graduate calls the second volume of the set the “Harry Potter Book” because its contents include alchemy and magic. Engler thinks ...

‘Don’t assume that you’ll find a better deal somewhere else’

‘Don’t assume that you’ll find a better deal somewhere else’

Nicole Mitchell, Special to The Shield

January 7, 2019

Janel Ewing said she almost missed her first test in her Literacy Methods class, because the textbook and access code she needed were out of stock at the USI Campus Store. “I was actually able to sign up for a trial and then enter in the access code later,” the junior double major in elementa...

Sci-Fi Novel Falls Short of Potential

Sci-Fi Novel Falls Short of Potential

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

August 21, 2018

Being the only person in space would be the loneliest experience anyone could ever have, but sometimes there are worse things than being lonely. In Lauren James’s young adult sci-fi novel “The Loneliest Girl in the Universe,”16-year-old Romy Silvers has spent her entire existence aboard the Infinity, a gia...

TXTBookRental closes its doors after five years

James Vaughn

August 21, 2013

Students returning from summer break with the intention of renting books from TXTBookRental will be out of luck. The West Side shop has decided to close its doors. TXTBookRental Founder Alex Beaver sent an email to customers July 25 notifying them of the closure. “I want to assure you that we are ...

Campus store offers more than just books

James Vaughn

August 21, 2013

The USI Campus Store, which replaced the USI Bookstore this summer, offers more than just textbooks. Apple products, including Macs and iPads, can now be found at the Tech Store located inside the Campus Store. “We’re hoping that people will take advantage of the discounts,” said Michael Goelzhauser, USI Campus St...

TXTBookRental closes its doors after five years

James Vaughn

July 25, 2013

Students who aren’t able to purchase books from TXTBookRental by Aug. 4 will be out of luck. The west side shop has decided to close its doors. TXTBookRental Founder Alex Beaver sent an email to customers Thursday notifying them of the closure. “I want to assure you that we are not closing...

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