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Honors club host first thrift sale

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Gabbie Munoz
Students look through clothes that are available to purchase at thrift sale.

On March 12, the Honors Program held its first-ever thrift sale in the Student Union. From jackets to skirts, a plethora of clothing was sourced from members of the Honors Program, with everything being priced from $5 to $15. 

Jeans, dresses, and various pants were priced at $10, while shirts, tanks, skirts, and shorts were all $5. The most expensive products were hoodies, sweatshirts and jackets, which were only $15. Students were allowed to pay with Venmo and cash, with all proceeds being donated to the Social Justice Sewing Academy. 

The academy is a non-profit organization that works to “empower individuals to utilize textile art for personal transformation, community cohesion, and to begin the journey towards becoming an agent of social change.”

The vice president of the Honors Program, Nina Manayon, said, “It was Black History Month when we came up with the idea, so we wanted to donate to an org that had an influence.”

It was a success as students filed in to view the clothes and make purchases. 

Stacey Lozano, a customer at the sale, said, “I’ve never been thrifting before, so this is my first feel of it.” 

As students made their purchases, they were prompted to take a free goodie bag containing a food-related key chain, a paper detailing the services available by the Basic Needs Center, and a card with the Crisis Text Line number on it. 

Though this was the Honors Program’s first time putting on a thrift sale event, Megan Thomson, a volunteer at the event, said, “We’re seeing how it works out today, and if it goes well, we might have plans to do it again.”

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