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Stink-No-More: The Guide To Keeping Your On-Shift Shirt Feeling Fresh

THON committee members are given assigned specific shifts to work during THON weekend. During these shifts, members must wear their designated committee “on-shift” shirt. Though members have breaks and opportunities to go home and wash themselves, what about the shirt?

Surely no one has time to throw in a load of laundry. Because many of you will probably be fermenting in the same shirt for hours on end, here’s some advice to keep up your stank to a minimum.

Wear An Under-Shirt

For girls this means some type of camisole or bralette. For guys this could be a thin undershirt or wifebeater tank top. Your under-shirt will help soak up some sweat and keep your actual THON shirt dry and less stanky.

Use Deodorant

This may seem obvious, but take the time to rub on some deodorant every few hours. Don’t be shy about just slathering some on in the middle of the floor or in the stands. We’re all sweating and tired, and trust us — your neighbors will thank you.

Spray It With Febreeze

Febreeze is a fairly non-offensive deodorizer. Though it won’t clean your shirt, it’ll keep it smelling fresh. Opt for a basic Febreeze scent over a potent body spray, which may irritate your skin or come off too strong in the close quarters of the BJC.

Let It Air Out

During your breaks, crack open a window and let that baby air out. The cool air will add a refreshing burst and the ventilation will release some of the stink.

Pop It In The Freezer

Many odors are caused by bacteria, which can be killed in freezing temperatures. Let your shirt sit in the freezer for a bit before sporting it for your next busy shift.

Baby Powder

Baby powder has a classic, fresh, light scent. Sprinkle baby powder over your body and rub it in before putting your on-shift shirt back on. This will also help keep you cool and from chafing.

Hopefully these tips help make the BJC a happier, fresher, less stanky place. If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for those around you — surely you’d want them to do the same.

About the Author

Carolyn Popescu

Current senior studying Advertising and Visual Arts, Carolyn has a passion for entertainment and music. She also loves photography, film, graphic design, social media, and all things in between. She's the current Sony Music Marketing Representative for State College, so be sure to reach out to her with any local music scene questions, ideas, proposals, or if you just need someone to geek out about music with.

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