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Buying second-hand and donating to thrift stores helps the environment in mutiple ways. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Your bank account wants you to thrift, so does the planet

Ariel Caspar December 9, 2019

In the 1950’s, the fashion industry was purposeful and intentional. The clothing was well-made, expensive and well-taken care of. People cherished their clothing and its creation, and the goal was to...

Art major Cat Alfstad sits between the art buildings among her own art (self portrait titled Cat (left), Lucy Rose (middle) and But Make it Fashion (right) at American River College on Oct. 17, 2019. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)

Thrifty art student dresses to express

Ariel Caspar November 21, 2019

Between the art buildings at American River College, Caitlin “Cat” Alfstad sits comfortably amongst the in-progress art projects created by other students. She is wearing a worn-in, oversized knit...

Opinion editor Imani Smith depends on thrifted items for a majority of her wardrobe. Thrifting clothing is a great way for college students to save money, while still looking trendy. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

‘Thrifting for dummies’

Imani Smith March 7, 2019

Secondhand shopping has become a way of life for me recently. It’s not only cheap, but I find that thrift shopping is a fun way to get my hands on all sorts of stylish and eclectic items. College...

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