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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Spring Cleaning

That ugly sweater you wore this Christmas is ready to be put back in storage or donated to Goodwill. It’s time to do a little spring cleaning, so slide over your hangers and make room for cute spring dresses and light cardigans by getting rid of clothes that have seen better days.

Check out these easy ways to spruce up your closet and make room for your spring  collection!


If you have a good amount of clothing — about a garbage bag’s worth — and you’re looking to get it out of your closet fast — send it to Goodwill!  It’s super easy to donate, and there location closest to campus is just a T ride and a walk away from campus! Take the Red line to Central Square and it’s just a few steps away:

520 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA

(617) 868-6330

Visit: for more information.

Buffalo Exchange:

Back in October, you thought the leather jacket with the cheetah sleeves was a great idea, but now you find it really doesn’t match anything…ever.  Don’t be too upset about the 75 dollars you spent on it because Buffalo Exchange is here to help! Bring in your unwanted, gently-used items, and Buffalo Exchange will buy or trade you for them. Check out their store in Allston by taking the Red line to the Harvard Street stop:

180 Harvard Ave.

Boston, MA 02134

(617) 779-7901

Visit: or more information

Second Time Around:

Second Time Around has been located on Newbury Street for two decades and will gladly take your clothing or even shoes as donations or put a little cash in your pocket for them. The closest one to campus is at:

176 Newbury St.

Boston MA 02116


Visit: for more information.


Rescue on Newbury Street is closed for the time being, but don’t be too upset because it will re-open in March with bigger dressing rooms!

Rescue is another option for those looking to buy and sell clothing:

297 Newbury Street

Boston, MA

(857) 350-4410

Visit: for more information.

Clothing Swap for Alternative Spring Break:

On Sunday Feb. 27 come to the Bill Bordy between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. and drop off any clothing, accessories, shoes, or even books, music, DVDs, or video games you want to get rid of. Then head upstairs and enjoy some free food and a performance by Noteworthy.

Come back at 2:30 p.m. and for 10 dollars you can peruse other people’s trash and make it your treasure.

Fear not! If you don’t have anything to get rid of, you can still go through other people’s stuff by paying 15 dollars.

The  snow is melting off the sidewalks and though slippery, muddy slush is  left behind,  the promise of spring weather makes these gloomy months bearable. Springtime inspires thoughts of a new life.

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