You're already spending most of your hard-earned summer wages on textbooks. What other school supplies are worth the cash?

After bemoaning months of dreary Vancouver summer weather, the sun finally decided to show up—just in time for students to head back indoors. Although you may be stuck in a fluorescent-lighted classroom with a single window, gazing longingly at those free from academic chains, we’ve gathered some solutions for your back-to-school woes.


Take a look at some of our must-have items for surviving the school year. You’re on your own when it comes to deciding which textbooks are actually required for class though.