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A year of wear: why I quit buying clothes

(10/07/20 9:00am)

In August of 2019, I decided I wasn't going to buy clothes for a year. At the time, I’d been learning a lot about the fashion industry and how badly it pollutes the environment. When I looked in my closet, I couldn’t help but see the 700 gallons of water that it took to produce each t-shirt or the 1,800 gallons of water it took to produce each pair of jeans. 

Feeling cute in my little government-mandated face covering

(10/06/20 10:00am)

The face mask may very well be the most prominent symbol of how COVID-19 has changed our day-to-day lives. Right now, illustrations of faces in masks are posted on the doors of local businesses and hanging on banners in uptown Oxford asking customers to “Wear a mask, please don’t make us ask.” While the question of “how long is this all going to last?” lingers in the air unanswered, the crowds of masked shoppers at the grocery store offer a suggestive answer: not any time soon.