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Because We Love Free Stuff

Penn students probably spend more money in one trip to the bookstore than your average sorority girl has ever spent at American Apparel. Every semester, miserable Quakers trek to 36th and Walnut, swearing that this will be the year that they actually keep up with their reading rather than letting that $70 econ book sit and collect dust. And at the end of the semester, that mint condition book fetches us about $5.50.

While UTB relishes any opportunity to use our Bursar accounts, the fact that we have to spend hundreds of dollars on books we'll rarely use while we're in the midst of an economic downturn is ridiculous.

That's why we were glad to hear that Penn Press feels our struggles. Showing how "with it" they are, they've started a Facebook contest to give away two free books from their catalog. All you have to do is become a fan of their Facebook page and post the title of the Penn Press book that you most resemble and why on their wall, and you're entered. (And just in case you're wondering, if UTB had to choose a book that best embodied us, we'd probably pick this one.)