Posters keep students coming back every year

Jason Hall


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Around the Music Listening Center this week, Audrey Hepburn, the cast of “Grey’s Anatomy” and the Beatles hang upon the walls.

A box of vintage band posters sit in one corner with a rack of postcards in another. Large poster books depicting movies, animals, bands, alcohol, city scenes and paintings by Claude Monet and Andy Warhol fill the remainder of the room.

For the rest of this week, Pyramid America’s College Poster Sale will be selling posters from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in the Music Listening Center on the second floor of the Student Center.

“We try to offer a little bit of everything,” said Krista Zvanitajs, sales director of the program.

The company travels to hundreds of schools at the beginning of each school year. Zvanitajs said some of the more popular posters have been of soccer player David Beckham and the movie 300.

“Marilyn Monroe’s a huge one,” added Fiona Kerr, also a worker at the sale, “and Audrey Hepburn is being sold out like crazy.”

Jessie Dreger, sophomore advertising major, came to the sale to find decoration for her room.

“Our theme is to cover every inch of wall space,” she said.

Zvanitajs said most posters cost $7 to $9. Subway-size posters are also on sale for $15, along with poster hangers, poster putty and picture frames.

“In general, people say it’s the cheapest they’ve seen it,” she said.

Lisa Perchinske, freshman theater major, agreed and said the sale was “cheap and convenient.”

Zvanitajs said the sale has seen many customers and suggested coming before noon to avoid lines. Any posters that are sold out, she said, will hopefully be available by the end of the week. The company will also return Sept. 7 for the Black Squirrel Festival.

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