NAVIGATION - SEARCH

Thank you, Red Cross!

I went to the American Red Cross in Columbus on Wednesday to make a donation on behalf of TextbookRush: $1,000.

It’s an indescribable feeling when you realize you work for an organization that recognizes the importance of helping others.  TextbookRush understands the value of the Red Cross.  The Red Cross is more than just blood drives.  They are more than just disaster relief.  They are the people that help communities and individuals on a day-to-day basis More...

Happy President's Day

I’m going to attempt to do the unlikely. I’m going to wade into the murky waters of speaking about an American political holiday without inciting political debate or inflammatory stances. I first want to say that I am glad to live in the Democratic Republic that is the United States. I am proud to stand alongside a nation that is filled with honest, compassionate, hard-working, self-sacrificing, clever, and passionate people. I am equally glad that we have a political structure that, at its best, allows us to choose our leaders by peaceful and fair voting practices. More...

Get A Gold In Olympic Viewing

If you don’t live under a rock, you’ve probably been hearing the horror stories coming from the early arrivals at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Tap water is yellow, there is a mass pillow shortage, and people are trading light bulbs for doorknobs.

Within those startling headlines, there a few stories that hold some significance, and also pertain to the games themselves. Here are our three top headlines you need to know as the games get underway. More...

Quotation, n: The Act of Repeating Erroneously the Words of Another*

I once heard a professor quip that “to win a debate in any given subject, you needn’t be correct; you need only be able to quote the most authorities on the matter.” I frankly hope that isn’t the case, but his point is well taken. We love a good quote. We plaster them on our walls, our Facebook pages, the bumpers of our cars, and in nearly every paper we write. Often we use quotations in order to show our agreement or disagreement with someone of some sort of authority or renown. Many of us use quote from poems, novels, or biographies to stir emotion, inspiration, or insight.

I was recently asked to cite my favorite quote. Feeling a bit bookish at the time, I chose one of the more obvious, albeit poignant, quotes from Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. More...