The Rampage Online

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...

Bookstore Becomes Difficult Place to Buy Books

Empty shelves, wrong editions, and incorrect access codes--the bookstore has become an increasingly unreliable to buy textbooks with no sign of stopping on week five of the semester, Sept. 10, 2019.

Story By: Kris Hall, Reporter

September 11, 2019

The leaders of the academic senate and student government expressed frustration with the state of the Fresno City College bookstore during the meeting of the State Center Community College District board of trustees on Sept. 3. “Textbooks are not on shelves or they are the wrong edition,” ASG...

Dr. Herrera Professor of Chicano and Latin American Studies Visits FCC

Dr. Cristina Herrera sits with reporter Tamika Rey to discuss the inner workings of her literary work, “CONTEMPORARY CHICANA LITERATURE: (Re)Writing the Maternal Script”, Friday, March 1, 2019.

Story By: Tamika Rey, News Editor

March 13, 2019

Dr. Christina Herrera is making a difference within the Chicano community with the literary works she’s published such as, “Contemporary Chicana Literature: (Re) Writing the Maternal Script,” which explores the relationships between Chicana mothers and daughters.   Although lecturing is not...

Students Are Finding New Ways to Save by Buying Cheaper Books

Story By: Leticia Leal, Reporter

January 31, 2019

Fresno City College students are skipping the long lines and high price tags at the bookstore for fast, cheaper alternatives. Andres Perez, business major, said he saves money by renting  textbooks online. “You usually only need a textbook for that semester only,” Perez said. “So why would...

Despite the Internet, Students Still Line up for Books

An extremely long line of student waiting outside of the FCC bookstore on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016.  Archive photo

Story By: Tommy Tribble, Reporter

January 23, 2018

The scene outside the Fresno City College bookstore on the first day of classes was familiar: a long line on a drizzly January day. Students stood waiting for scantrons, pencils and textbooks. The long line seems out of place in a post-Amazon world where online retailers trump brick and mortar s...

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