Christina Choi, a fourth-year design media arts student, carried a white Nike tote bag given to her by a friend. She said she likes the metallic silver Nike swoosh and chose to carry a tote instead of a backpack because it fits her laptop better.
Third-year political science student Mellissa Meisels ordered her navy blue and brown purse from Longchamp. She said she prefers the sleek shoulder bag because it holds all her things in a more fashionable way than a backpack.
Gabriel Rojas, a first-year international development studies student, sported a turquoise and brown Robert Graham messenger bag. He said he carried a messenger bag in lieu of a backpack because it doesn’t have a plain design.
Elizabeth Botello, a graduate student, toted both a camouflage Herschel laptop bag and a multicolored LeSportsac purse. She said the bags are convenient because she is an educator and the bags can carry a lot of items, such as students’ work.
First-year aerospace engineering student Sid Mani uses a brown Mobile Edge bag to carry his laptop and notebooks because it was the top-recommended laptop bag on Amazon. He said everyone wears a backpack, so he wanted to be different.