All about the holiday: Giving back

Sydney Shuler | Staff Writer FreeStock.com In about three weeks, the majority of the HU student population will be traveling to their respective homes to enjoy the winter break with the people we love. After wrapping up a long and stressful semester, it may be understandably easy to commit to using the break for rest, relaxation and “me time.” While those things are important for self-care and regrouping for spring semester, challenge yourself to carve out some time to do something for someone else this holiday season. Don’t know where to start? Here are a few ways: 1. Sponsor a … Continue reading All about the holiday: Giving back

Turning your passion into profit with entrepreneurship

Leenika Belfield-Martin | Lifestyle Editor Flickr User Pictures of Money Has anyone told you your artistic skills are enough to pay the bills, or that people would pay to have your fashion style? Why not turn your passion into profit by pursuing entrepreneurship? Recent studies have shown that the majority of college students have an interest in pursuing entrepreneurship at some point in their lives. One study by Millennial Branding and Internships.com found that 62 percent of college students want to start a business one day. “Starting my journey as an entrepreneur was very exciting in the beginning. I quickly … Continue reading Turning your passion into profit with entrepreneurship

Making summer clothes work below 60 degrees

Sydney Shuler | Staff Writer Unsplash Are you one of those people who flips their closet as soon as the wind blows too cold, or the sun shines a little brighter? Don’t you consider the possible ‘fits? Here’s some secrets how to finesse shorts and tank tops in sweater weather. First tip: There isn’t anything that can’t be warmed up and made seasonally stylish. Keep an array of jackets – denim, bombers, fleeces, trench coats, fleeces, windbreakers, etc. They can easily take your summer outfit to a fall one. “My oversized distressed jean jacket and my oversized camo jacket can … Continue reading Making summer clothes work below 60 degrees

Choosing you and prioritizing self care in college

Gabrielle Tazewell | Staff Writer As college students, we all have those moments where stress has taken over a majority of our mental and physical health. Being able to devotedly take care of ourselves sounds like an easy task but in reality can be difficult. Prioritizing our work and daily duties is also a struggle within itself. It’s important that we practice healthy life habits when it comes to self care and prioritizing. Different people use various activities as self care. “I take care of myself physically by dancing,” said Kendall Geter, a second-year psychology/criminology major from Elliott City, Md. … Continue reading Choosing you and prioritizing self care in college

There’s no place like home: A DIY spa guide

Brandi Hutchinson | Staff Writer Aden Asefa To most of us, there really is no place like home. After a stressful day at work or school, a shower and a cozy bed is the first thing we usually look forward to. The epitome of relaxation tends to be a perfect day at the spa. The feeling of getting a facial, receiving body treatments and even enjoying aromatherapy is truly one of a kind. Guess what? We can get that calming, tranquil feeling right in our own homes! Below are some quick and fun ways to create the perfect day of … Continue reading There’s no place like home: A DIY spa guide

Dealing with death: How to cope with grief

Mia Concepcion | Staff Writer One of the most emotionally taxing circumstances is the death of a loved one. To lose what was once tangible, to see what you love suddenly disappear, can sometimes be inconsolable. How can the pain be dealt with, and how long will it stay? Despite the challenges and doubts, coping with the death of a loved one is possible. First, do not be afraid to acknowledge the pain you feel. Many try to avoid this uncomfortable feeling by masking their true convictions. They pretend to be OK, trying to hold themselves together externally while will live … Continue reading Dealing with death: How to cope with grief

The broke college student’s guide to credit

Leenika Belfield-Martin | Lifestyle Editor Flickr User 401(K) 2012 On graduation day, many students will walk across the stage, receive their degree, get showered in accolades and begin a brand new chapter in their life. However, most college students won’t just start their adult lives with a new degree, but with bad or no credit. The poor financial decisions made today can mean trouble for you tomorrow, so it’s important for college students to understand how to make their credit work for them. Seventy percent of college graduates will make a credit-damaging decision, according to an Opportunity Financial study. This … Continue reading The broke college student’s guide to credit