Andrea Stephens 5
Features Editor May 05, 2011
These selling machines aren’t that green
Andrea Stephens Kashi Cereal: Owned by Kellogg’s
Odwalla Juices: Owned by Coca-Cola The food conglomerate by Kellogg’s. Kellogg’s is the
bought this company, which twelve largest company for
I was just a little kid when this time the juice company These companies sometimes even toxic. features super heart healthy food sales in North America.
this brand of healthy and stopped selling its signature branded themselves in the Expensive marketing and fiber-ful cereals in 2001
delicious drinks debuted in the freshly squeezed orange juice. early days as being natural campaigns and time can do
early ’90s. They seemed just as The amount of time that it now alternatives to industry wonders to remake the image Naked Juices: Owned by Pepsi
expensive then as they are now. spends in transit and on shelves products that are harmful of a company, or its affiliates.
In 2001 Coca-Cola bought won’t allow for total freshness.
In 2001, executives did so hoping
to the environment and bought Naked Juices for that Naked Juice could
Odwalla for $181 million. At
451 million. Company compete with Odwalla.
Burt’s Bees: Owned by Clorox
The company that makes and markets a line of natural hair, face, and body products, acumen. In 1999 she bought out Burt’s shares of the company and then went on to grow
origins start humbly enough. In 1984 Dexter, Maine, resident and beekeeper Burt Shavitz was the business to selling $43.5 million in 2002. The next year Quimby sold 80 percent of the
driving along road and picked up a 34-year-old hitchhiker Roxanne Quimby. A relationship company to a private firm AEA while snagging a position on the board of directors and keeping
soon blossomed alongside a business. When the late ’90s hit the relationship started to sower 20 percent. By 2007 the company was fully sold to Clorox for the $925 million.
and Shavitz and Quimby called it quits. Roxanne Quimby obliviously had the greater business
Pioneer Latin Jazz TWU Fashion and Textile
Ensemble plays annual students put on end of year
arts and jazz celebration gala: Cirque de la Mode
Clarice Robinson Adair, Kristin Mazurek, and Melissa Glenn.
Staff Writer “The fashion show was a splendid
success,” stated senior Fashion Design major
If you missed last week’s Senior and fashion show producer Meredith Adair .
Fashion Show, you really missed a treat... “We had a brilliant culmination of the talents
It was an array of vibrant, theatrical of the fashion design seniors and the hard
colors, mixed with whimsical original work of the event planning class members.”
creations, as TWU Fashion Design students Junior Fashion Design major Melissa
put forth a remarkable fashion show. Glenn also addressed her experiences
On Friday, April 20, the TWU Blagg- helping spearhead the Senior Fashion Show.
Huey Library hosted Cirque de la Mode “In all my collegiate experiences so
Annual Montage Senior Fashion Show. far,” she began, “I have never been quite
Cassie Quaid/ The Lasso
Each year during the spring semester, so challenged… and, if I had to remark
TWU upper level Fashion Design on only one thing that I have learned from
The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is an annual celebration held at students put together their own work
Quaker Town Park at the intersections of Bell and Withers.The early this experience, it would be the importance
and originally pieces collectively to be of clear and open communication
event brings musical greats from the past and present, local and glob- exhibited in a fashion show for a one of
al to Denton’s stage.This year,TWU’s Latin Jazz Ensemble performed. for success in any endeavor.”
a kind performance. Cirque de la Mode The Senior Fashion Show was open
literally means the circus of fashion. to the TWU community and public for a
It is inspired by the hit acrobatic fee of $15. A silent auction also was held
show Cirque du Soleil and features art and prior to the fashion show and a guest
fashion from all over the world. Eight key reception immediately after the show.
characteristics are featured as parts of the To find about more information
show including acrobatic performance, about the TWU Fashion department,
acting, art from around the world, imaginary please visit http://www.twu.edu/fashion/
worlds, dance, dexterity, and grace. default.asp. To explore the background
The Senior Fashion Show was put and history behind Cirque du Soleil, please
together with the oversight of faculty and access http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/
the help of volunteer models, Fashion welcome.aspx?change-country-language=true.
Design and Merchandising students, and
three student show producers: Meredith
Lewisville small business owner giving it all
away during annual Free Comic Book Day
Morgan Ashton-Griffin the employee with a library card, they are able to receive “Free Comic Book Day was created as a way to get
Forum Editor an additional comic. Being dressed up in a comic book new customers into the store,” he continued. “But I like
When people hear the word “free,” their ears perk up character costume also entitles the customer to another to participate because it is a fun day and helps promotes
and it always peaks their interest. comic. Or the customer can donate a new or gently used reading, especially for children. Comics are a great segue
In today’s economy, free is always a word that way to become more interested in reading.”
draws in people. Let’s be honest, what is better than Free Comic Book Day is not just a grab your
free? comics and go event, although you can choose to
Well, the only thing better is when the word is do so. Many stores in the area take Free Comic
coupled with comic books, which it is for Free Comic Book Day as a time to host store-wide sales in
Book Day. order to show appreciation to their customers.
Free Comic Book Day is an annual event that Also, stores will bring in professionals
occurs around the world to celebrate literacy and the dressed up as superheroes, so that children and
love of comic books. adults alike can snap photos with the stars of their
It began in 2002 and occurs the first Saturday in favorite comic books.
May each year. This year it will be held on May 7. Local food vendors donate food and
For this event, comic book publishers such as beverages to stores. Sometimes artists or comic
DC Comics, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and more book writers are available for comic book signings.
produce titles unique for the occasion. They are sold There are costume contests and face painting.
to local comic stores for much cheaper than the Free Comic Book Day, although it is a much
average comic and then distributed to customers on anticipated holiday for veteran comic book
the day of the event. readers, is geared towards giving readers of all
This year the titles range from Green Lantern to ages and comic book knowledge the opportunity
Thor/Captain America, Betty and Veronica to The to try out something new and experience the joy
Morgan Ashton-Griffin/ The Lasso
Tick, Batman/Young Justice to Baltimore/Criminal of comics for themselves.
Customers in a Lewisville comic book store browse The importance of reading and free comic
Macabre, and Amazing Spider-man to Kung Fu Panda.
store inventory at last year’s Free Comic Book Day. books is reiterated by a story from over 60 years ago.
Stores have limits on how many comics customer
are allowed to take with them. These guidelines are set by Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra of the New
store. One local comic book store is taken a philanthropic children’s book or make a monetary donation to Book York Yankees just finished reading a Superman comic
approach to this year’s event. Drive for Kids, a local charity organization that provides book episode when he turned to his roommate Dr.
Neal Rhone, the owner of Boomerang Comics in children from under served families with books of their Bobby Brown, who was completing studies in an anatomy
Lewisville, decided that for this year’s Free Comic Book own. textbook for a major medical exam.
Day event, he wanted not only to give back to customers “Free Comic Book Day is a good marketing tool to “Superman overcame the bad guys in my book,
but to have the customers give back to the community. spread the love of comics,” Rhone said. “A lot of people Bobby,” Berra quipped. “How did your story turn out
Saturday every customer who walks into the store will don’t realize there are comic books are out there besides today?”
automatically receive three free comic books of her/his the comics of the ‘50s and ‘60s. If they were to come into To locate participating stores, please use the store locator
choosing, but there are three other ways to earn additional the store for something free, they would see that there is a on freecomicbookday.com website.
free comic books up to five total. If customers present whole new world of comics out there.