Seven Valentine’s Day gifts for under $14

Destany Manns | Contributing Writer Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Sometimes, it can be difficult to find your significant other a present that is both thoughtful and inexpensive. Here are seven gift ideas for under $14: Teddy Bears — Most girls have said at least once that they would like a teddy bear for Valentine’s Day. It gives them something to cuddle with and remember you by. “All I really want for Valentine’s Day is a Teddy bear,” said Asjah Wallace, a biology major from Charlotte, N.C.  “It doesn’t have to one of those big ones that you see on … Continue reading Seven Valentine’s Day gifts for under $14

How to master winter skin and hair care

Nylah Powell | Contributing Writer Although winter has a lot of great aspects, such as hot chocolate and marshmallows, it also comes with negatives, such as frigid temperatures that can damage your hair and skin. Skin can become dry, flaky and cracked, which can cause pain or irritation to the body. Factors such as indoor heat exposure and extreme winds make the skin even drier. Below are a few simple steps to combat damage to your hair and skin in the winter. First, stay hydrated. We tend to turn to drinks such as coffee or tea to stay warm, but … Continue reading How to master winter skin and hair care

Debunking common myths associated with mental disorders

Alexus Baldwin | Contributing Writer It is common for people to be more sympathetic for someone who is being afflicted by something that can be physically seen, such as a person who has lost their skin pigment in patches due to vitiligo. However, when someone is suffering from a mental disorder and other psychiatric issues, it can be far less noticeable, unless time is spent with them daily. In today’s society, people tend to keep their pain very secretive in fear of judgment and shame. Dr. Stanley Jones, former professor from Youngstown, Ohio, said that because teens perceive oral therapy … Continue reading Debunking common myths associated with mental disorders

Get to your goals: Tips to help you achieve success

Raven Reaves-Jackson | Contributing Writer The New Year is approaching, and that calls for New Year’s resolutions. But why wait till Jan. 1, when you can set your own goals now? It’s easy to get distracted or discouraged along the way, but these guidelines should make the process a bit easier. 1.    Only set goals that will motivate you to be better. When setting goals, it is important that you only set goals that will motivate you. Set goals that are important to you, and once they are achieved, you will feel like a better and new person. Setting … Continue reading Get to your goals: Tips to help you achieve success