New chapter of grief for LBSU students

If the long, snaking line at the 49er Shops Bookstore didn’t improve student’s moods, the new textbook organizational system was an added irritation for new and returning students at Long Beach State during the first week of school. The system now organizes textbooks by the author’s last name and book title as opposed to the old method that categorized books by their corresponding class. According to Jared Ceja, director of the Bookstore Division, the initial purpose of the revision was to mimic what students see when shopping online. Additionally the new process would save space, speed up the web ordering process and assure that students get the exact textbook needed for any class,. “We did go in knowing that it wouldn’t be met with unanimous praise,” Ceja said. “But we were reassured by our colleagues in the industry that the benefits far weighed the costs of time.” Music major Juan Perez waited in the bookstore line for 40 minutes on Monday and thought the new system was not beneficial to his shopping experience. “They should have really just left it by the subjects because it just makes everything easy on the files,” Perez said. “Right now it was just hectic;

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