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Colleges and Universities Testing Out Textbook Rentals
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By Natasha Jaferi

On top of finding ways to pay for tuition, students are expected to buy required textbooks for their courses. This stress can be a lot on a student’s plate.

Universities and colleges in Canada have found a new way to help students save a little cash.
Starting in fall 2011, students will have the option to Rent-A-Text at Centennial College. Follett, a company that manages the textbooks for Centennial and other colleges and universities in Canada and the United States, has adapted the Rent-A-Text system. Follett launched the system in the United States, including a few pilot schools in Canada. These pilot schools include Humber College,...

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Star struck at the Toronto Film Festival
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Courier Staff

With a rented 35mm camera and a copy of the Toronto International Film Festival Guide, I set out to find glamour in a moose-infested city. I am without a press pass, a ticket, or a clue as to where to go. I head to the most obvious location, The Four Seasons Hotel in Yorkville, where I once shared an elevator with Dave Stewart from the Eurhythmics.

Outside, 3 stretch-limos line the narrow street. There’s Eugene Levy chewing gum nervously, checking...

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