How to stay positive when things aren’t going your way

Brandi Howliet | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Flickr user FotoCorline photography Knowing how to stay positive when life isn’t going in your favor isn’t an easy task. Maybe you didn’t get that internship you wanted, or maybe you’re in the second semester of senior year and you still have no job offer. The first step to staying positive is understanding that certain outcomes in life are uncontrollable. You can apply for a job and not land it. No matter how quali ed you are for the position, you cannot control the outcome. Keep in mind that good things are coming. Repeating this … Continue reading How to stay positive when things aren’t going your way

How to relax during Winter Break

Staff Writer: Taura Kimble College students tend to push themselves beyond our limits and take on more than we can handle. Between school, studying and work, the first semester can be very hectic for most students. From writing essays to perfecting your craft, we all strive to be the best and most successful in our intended career paths. With finals week coming to a close and the fall semester officially ending, here are some key things to implement into your day to day activities in order to completely unwind.  Put down the phone: In a technology-crazy generation, many own a … Continue reading How to relax during Winter Break

How to Be Festive Away from Home

Staff Writer: Myeshia Barrett In college, it can be very overwhelming to be away from your family during the holidays. Christmas is usually a jolly time for most people, but without your family it can be very much humbug! Here are a few ideas to get festive from the comfort of your own campus.   Get a Christmas Tree Something simple as a desk Christmas tree in your dorm or apartment with shining bright lights and mini ornaments can set the tone for Christmas. Also, it can be the perfect touch for a Secret Santa party!   Secret Santa Secret … Continue reading How to Be Festive Away from Home

How to enjoy the holidays while being single

Staff Writer: Brandi Howliet Do you scroll down your timeline and constantly see couples in love? Does it drive you  crazy, especially around the holidays? Don’t worry, below are a few steps on how to alleviate the struggles of being single during the holiday season.    Be grateful for the ones you do have.    The first thing you need to do when you feel down about being single is count your blessings. Dwelling on what you don’t have in your life and constantly obsessing about it is not going to make things better; it will actually get worse. Allow … Continue reading How to enjoy the holidays while being single

Finesse the Freshman 15

Staff Writer: Kailah Lee We’ve all heard of it. Students come to college and just lose it when it comes to their diets. It’s not a myth; it happens. However, gaining weight is not always a bad thing. Besides, some people actually want to gain weight.  College is about the convenience. College students have busy schedules, so a quick, unhealthy meal is often the solution. Fast food is always a convenience, plus some students might not enjoy the food at the cafe.  So how do college students enjoy food, stay in shape and save money? The answer is self-control. Sometimes … Continue reading Finesse the Freshman 15

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