When I worked for newspapers–and it didn’t matter which one–I’d inevitably here from disgruntled citizens about how they used their weekly or daily paper.
“The [insert local paper name here] is great! It’s wonderful for lining bird cages/starting fires/packing dishes!”
The comments were intended to offend me, but they really didn’t. I was glad they were finding multiple uses for their papers, and let’s face it, newspaper really does make great packing material.
Our clever Stephens students, along with other area college students, have found a new use for newspapers when you’re finished reading them.
This year’s Little Black Dress competition, part of a larger fundraiser for True North, challenged students to create fashions using recycled copies of the Columbia Tribune. Check out this photo taken by Lushan Sun and courtesy of Jana Hawley, chair of MU’s textile and apparel management department:
The model second from left is Holly Hmielewski (I’ve told you all about her), modeling the first-place dress designed by Stephens graduate (as of Saturday) Allia Rahman, standing behind her to the left.
Stephens student Meredith Morrow took second place in the design competition, and MU’s Nathan Roberts took third.
OK, so I’m not sure wearing a cut-up Tribune would be practical, but what a great way to show off design talent! Kudos to all of the participants.