The Social Service League

If you drive by the intersection of 11th and New Hampshire Street too quickly, you’ll probably miss the building. The only indicators that you’re in the right place is the old Starbucks chalk board sign that marks the donation drop off and the piece of paper on the door that reads, “Lame Entrance Sign.” The Social Service League thrift store’s temporary new location looks like a mere warehouse on the outside, but what’s inside is another story.

According to store manager Jean Ann Pike, the Social Service League is the “biggest secret in town” because they rely on word-of-mouth to attract customers. While the shop sells what you can find in most thrift stores, Pike claims they also come across interesting finds such as old feather boas, used photo albums and inappropriately-shaped cake pans.

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Profile: Emma Halling

Student Body Vice President Emma Halling slipped her boxing gloves on over her bright yellow hand wraps and pulled the straps tight between her teeth. Scuffing her Nikes against the gym floor and raising her fists in front of her, she stared at the bag for a few moments before finally throwing a punch.

As Halling’s fist hit the bag, she glanced up with a satisfied smile. It was just another day of training, but that didn’t seem to matter. Whether she is lobbying for women’s rights at the state capitol, sparring with an opponent in the ring, or training alone, Halling has a laser-like focus on hitting her target.

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