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Decking the walls

From Diesel to 2Pac students seek posters that reflect their personalities

Vin Diesel and 2Pac are drawing crowds this week in theHughes-Trigg Student Center. No, Diesel is not promoting a newmovie and 2Pac hasn’t risen from the grave to give a concert.But students are paying from $6-15 to see them – on aposter.

BeyondTheWall’s annual poster sale brings posters ofvarious music groups, movies and art prints to campus. The postersale goes on until Friday in the Commons from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Patrick Lyons, a sophomore political science major, bravedTuesday afternoon’s storm to come to the poster sale. Heflipped through stacks of prints trying to find a movie poster ornovelty piece that would spice up his dorm room.

Lyons isn’t alone, said Kay Jorgenson, a salesrepresentative for BeyondTheWall. Students swarmed the area Mondayand Tuesday, she said.

“We had to kick people out at 5 p.m. because we were sotired,” Jorgenson said of her and her husband. “It wasnon-stop all day, and we hadn’t had a chance toeat.”

The most popular poster this year is of Vin Diesel, a posterthat Jorgenson said is often difficult to find. Prints of 2Pac andthe movie “Scarface” are also top sellers.

Not only has there been a consistent flow of students, moststudents are buying more than one poster. Students dish out $20-75on average, Jorgenson said.

BeyondTheWall has been selling posters for 30 years and hasevents on over 300 campuses.

The company will be launching new posters this spring. Jorgensonsaid there is a good chance BeyondTheWall will be back nextsemester.

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