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Lola Gayles is Ready to Knock it Out of the Park, ‘But I Don’t Have a Bat’

Lola Gayles had a 3.0 before Follett Higher Education acquired the student bookstore. A faulty code and a missing textbook later, she found herself unable to pass her summer classes, putting her dream of taking over a transition house into jeopardy, Sept. 23, 2019.

Story By: Kris Hall, Reporter

September 30, 2019

Until the summer of 2019, Lola Gayles was marching steadily to achieve her goals at FCC. With a double major in drug and alcohol abuse counseling and social work, she was taking all the right classes. Her tentative graduation date was Aug. 14, 2020. That was before the bookstore privatized. “I’ve...

‘I Am Done,’ Bookstore Privatization Outrages College Community

The Board of Trustees voted to privatize the student bookstore in July. The transition was a messy one. Empty shelves and incorrect, nonrefundable codes plague students well into week six of an 18 week semester. Illustration by Kevin Rodriguez.

Story By: Hannah Lanier, Patrick Henslee, and Avery Johnston

September 25, 2019

“The bookstore failed the students.” “I am overall VERY displeased with the delays in obtaining books this fall.” “I am struggling in more than one class because of a lack of textbook/scantron.” These statements, drawn from anonymous students’ responses to the Fresno City College...

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