How to deal with family over the holidays

Jordan Sheppard | Staff Writer Thanksgiving is approaching us. With the food-laden holiday right around the corner, this signals that the holiday season is about to be in full effect. Holiday season is a time that is jam-packed with joyful cheer and celebration. It is meant to be spent with those you cherish the most. You feast with them on Thanksgiving, show appreciation with gift exchanges in December and then celebrate the new year. For many, the holiday season is the best part of the year, but there are many who dread it, and it is due to one common … Continue reading How to deal with family over the holidays

Easy side hustles provide extra cash

Taura Kimble | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Flikr User: Worlds Connection   The holiday season is quickly approaching. That means it’s time to get great gifts for friends and family. As a college student, the budget for gifts may be a little low and you may need extra money. You’re probably wondering exactly where the extra money for these gifts is going to come from. Here are some easy side hustles any college student can do to make some quick extra cash: Rideshare/food delivery Uber and Lyft are popular options because you can not only make your own schedule but … Continue reading Easy side hustles provide extra cash

Eating heathly during the holiday season

Leenika Belfield-Martin | Lifestyle Editor There are two things that fill the holiday season: gifts and food. How ironic is it that days after people stuff themselves like turkeys, they hit the gym for their New Year’s Resolution? Why wait until after the holiday season to be more conscious about our meals? The average person gains a little over one pound around the holidays, according to a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine. While this might seem like a small amount, researchers in that same study also pointed out that people are also less likely to lose … Continue reading Eating heathly during the holiday season

Embracing your natural beauty

Kailah Lee | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Pexels User: Inimfon Ekpoh   In a world full of Instagram baddies, bundles and beat faces, being natural can come as a task. Not only do jobs require you to look “professional” and “neat,” but so does society. It’s nearly impossible to be the real you. You would think that being natural—whether that means wearing your natural hair or just rocking a bare face—would come easy, but it doesn’t. Call it a double standard or call it unfair, but that’s just the way it has always been. Women, particularly black women, must put … Continue reading Embracing your natural beauty

Holiday giving ideas

Myeshia Barrett | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Flickr User Dennis Sylvester Hurd With the holiday season sneaking up on everyone, it is important that college students focus on giving back. Depression gets harsher when the seasons change. November and December can be very dreadful to people who have experienced things like losing loved ones or not getting gifts. Some don’t even have families to spend holidays with. To ease the pain of the seasons, here are some of the easiest ways to give back. Canned goods drive Most families have a grand feast for Thanksgiving. They invite the whole family over … Continue reading Holiday giving ideas

Ovecoming seasonal depression

Kailah Lee | Staff Writer Depression. There goes that word again. Don’t you just hate it? It can creep up on you and ruin a day, a week, or even months to years. It can even be something that has slowly been building and is released through stress and stressful situations. The worst part is being in the dumps and not having an explanation for how you feel. Imagine being locked in a dark room with no windows, no other people and no sound. Now, imagine the only thing you can feel are thoughts and cold chains pulling you deeper … Continue reading Ovecoming seasonal depression

How to cherish every moment and live in the present

Mia Concepcion | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Pexels User Pixabay It is so easy to become accustomed to the “rush” lifestyle. Demanding to be here, there and everywhere, with little time to take care of yourself. Putting off responsibilities, or easily hurrying through assignments to arrive at the next destination is not good. Our minds are already making plans for next week without even taking advantage of the present moment. Staying present, as cliché as it sounds, is a present. It’s a gift that is often taken for granted and devalued. Instead of participating in futuristic thinking, learn how to remain grounded in … Continue reading How to cherish every moment and live in the present