Doane students stick to stickers to start conversations and express themselves on campus.
Senior Hannah Flock has 14 stickers on her water bottle and 24 on her laptop.
She got most of her stickers from Redbubble, but got one from a Doane graduate who is her brother’s friend.
Redbubble is an online source for anything from stickers, to stationary, to wall art and phone cases.
Started in 2006, Redbubble was made to “give independent artists a meaningful new way to sell their creations”, the website said. Today, Redbubble connects over 700,000 artists and designers with millions of buyers.
Artists can upload and sell their designs on the Redbubble website or app. Redbubble arranges for all the printing on over 60 products and shipping all over the world.
Senior Taylor Mitchell also got her stickers on her water bottle from Redbubble.
“I got the stickers because a lot of them say something about my personality, things I am interested in or things that I really like,” Mitchell said. “They give me a way to express myself without explaining things to people.”
Flock got her stickers to represent things that are important to her and make her happy. Her stickers include those of Harry Styles, Mac Miller and her favorite movies. Other stickers are related to her sorority Phi Sigma Tau and her dog.
Mitchell’s stickers include one that says “Love Wins” which references a song by Carrie Underwood.
“I think this sticker is important to me because it is my way of saying that I believe love, kindness and acceptance wins over anything else,” Mitchell said.
An Odyssey article titled ‘5 Stickers You Will Definitely See on a College Student’s Laptop’ listed common themes for stickers bought by college students. Those include:
Stickers that represent their college,
Sorority/fraternity letters, and
“All the stickers have an importance to me and are an easy way for someone to get to know me or to start a conversation, which I really enjoy,” Flock said.