Cover Story enlightened me on many facts of which I was not aware. However, the conclusion was disappointing because it only gave secondhand books as a solution. I think it would have been better if The UOS Times argued strongly on a program that could purchase E-book readers such as Kindle Fire with financial support from school, although infrastructure on E-book readers are insufficient.
As for Society, I enjoyed the introduction, and how the article elaborated on the issue of depression through explanations, specific causes, and opinions from professionals made this article very reader-friendly. New semester syndrome in particular evoked my empathy. However, it was unfortunate that no fundamental solution was suggested in the article. I know that such intricate issues such as depression cannot have fundamental solutions, but recommending aromatherapy would have been helpful for students.
Cover Story dealt with an interesting topic. However, finding the reason for distrust in college textbooks in percentage of students entering graduate schools was a serious flaw in the logical flow. I do not think that this percentage is relevant to the main topic of Cover Story. Also, the pie graphs were organized from the answers with the highest percentage to the lowest. I thought that it should have shown more clearly the contrast in opinions.
Recently, the general media and press have been dealing with the issue of depression elaborated in Society, which could have made it a cliche. However, Society connected this depression to common causes of depression experienced by university students which created a strong affinity with them, the main readers of The UOS Times. I also could empathize with the contents of the article.