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

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

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 make the clothing last as long as possible. In recent years, a concept has developed called “fast fashion,...

‘Thrifting for dummies’

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)

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 students, myself included, are usually on a tight budget and buying expensive clothes does not fit in...

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