Today I'm inviting you to read some recent articles I wrote for my campus newspaper, "The Pointer." I hope you enjoy reading about a variety of topics, focused on a variety of wonderful people like Laura Osnes, Mark Pochow and Academy Award Winner, Peggy Rajski.
"Osnes Expands Professional Passion Post 'Cinderella'"
"Wisconsin Vlogger Talks YouTube Popularity"
"Academy Award Winner Epilogues Communication Week"
Happy weekending friends. Click each title to be redirected to these articles.
Friday, October 24, 2014
|"Laughing Friends," Image from http://www.laughingmom.com/|
Good morning all.
I apologize I haven't posted much this week. I've been trying to lie low, even from my own blog, which I really enjoy working on, but I have taken this week in as a breath of self-reflection. I needed to do this. Lately, I've been feeling very unsure about who I am. I know who I am, or more like who I want to be, in my career, but who I am personally is a very different story.
I think it is for all of us. We're a different self at work and at school than who we are at home.
I don't want to go into too much detail as to maintain a bit of privacy, but I will tell you that I tend to focus a majority of my energy on academia and career prospects, because honestly, that's all I have had to focus on for the majority of my college career.
With the absence of a exuberant personal life, I have felt intensely analytic of myself during the past few weeks. In truth, I just want to smile and have fun. I've been feeling deprived of this basic human experience lately and it's very odd to feel this way...
I've never been a party girl and I don't intend to be, because I wouldn't be being honest to myself if I tried to be a one. I think society tends to associate fun with this label, and it's just not true, because no matter who you are, you have the capability to have fun in life. Lately I've been missing late nights in friend's basements, listening to music and doing nothing, you know what I'm talking about, right? -When you're all sitting around a television screen without your phones, laughing about the day's events and planning ridiculous adventures?
Doing nothing with people you love isn't anything you can achieve in a classroom or workplace. There's a certain nostalgia that is absent in a place of serious intention.
This weekend, I will make my best effort to create the experiences I desire for myself. I hope that whatever frame of mind you're in, you do the same.
Best wishes for a wonderful weekend all.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
|Image by Miss Trend She on www.misstrendshe.com|
1. 3 tsp. Honey
2. 1 tsp. Skim-Milk
3. 1 tsp. Ginger
4. 1 bag of Green Tea
Start by adding the honey in a small bowl, then add your skim-milk, making sure not to over pour. Next, add the ginger to your mixing bowl. Continue to stir. Finally, take a bag of green tea from your pantry and open it up carefully. Stir it's full contents into your mixing bowl. Mix until your mix is fairly even in texture and tone. It is recommended, but not necessary that you transfer your mix from your small mixing bowl into a small jar. You will have some mix leftover, so you may as well save it to use for another in-home spa day.
Let your mix sit in the refrigerator for about a half hour before using to let the ingredients settle further and encourage a thicker consistency for easier application.
After your half hour is up, apply your facial mixture to your face and let it sit for another half hour. When the half hour is up, wash your face with warm water to clean away. Rub your face gently as you do so.
I hope you enjoy a fresh feeling once you complete this process.
Have fun & keep trendy,
Friday, October 17, 2014
|Adam Levine for K-Mart, Image by Miss Trend She via www.misstrendshe.com (c)|
The debut and continuation of Levine's collection insists that he does not just intend to be musically inclined throughout a rather lush career, but influential of women's style. Levine debuted his collection for K-Mart in April 2014. He was quoted in People Style Watch saying, "The best thing about designing a women's collection is that I was able to create pieces I would like to see women wear."
Levine married Victoria's Secret model, Behati Prinsloo in July 2014 in a ceremony that included friends, family and funny-man Jonah Hill as the officiate. It's hardly surprising that the public would see Prinsloo's personal style possibly come to life in Levine's collection, though he hasn't specifically confirmed as to whether or not his wife inspires the fashion behind his line.
People Style Watch has speculated that she is her husband's muse.
"It's been a really cool process working... to replicate that simple, yet sophisticated style for a woman," Levine told People Style Watch.
Throughout Levine's collection's existence, social media users have put their opinions into Levine's style mix.
Though personal and professional reviews of Levine's style are mixed, K-mart Parent of Sears Holding Company's Bernt Ullman told Women's Wear Daily, "The line is tracking well ahead of plan, which is exciting. We couldn't be happier with the launch and performance. There is nothing on the floor that is not working."
Despite tough reviews, the line is going strong, as is Levine.
Levine continues to work on NBC's The Voice, his band Maroon 5 and his K-Mart collection with a confident mindset. He teased Women's Wear Daily that he would bring back the trucker's hat and '90s attire. Levine hopes to revive what People Style Watch calls "questionable fashionable moments," in history, in hopes to make what people think is "ugly now", "wearable" for the foreseeable future.
Levine's collection is undoubtedly, a trend collection that is under constant revision of both Levine himself, and K-Mart's head style honchos. Their mission is feasible for a generation that constantly seeks 'what is new.'
"Basically, the person who sets the trend is wearing something no one would be caught dead wearing," Levine told Women's Wear Daily.
Levine remains confident in his style, which seems to be the key to successful fashion.
My personal opinion of Levine's style is that his casualness brings millennialist and minimalist to friendship, creating a style that is not just wearable, but enviable, especially for women age 16 to about mid-20's to be sporting. Levine reaches a range of women. His style is sexy, but conventional, a hybrid for the new 'everyday streetwalker.' His style is not just for the 'red-carpet hottie.'
Thursday, October 16, 2014
|"Monday Again?"; Image from geekpause.com|
"I left my jacket in the library and have to walk back to get it and it's raining and I'm cold (and someone probably took it by now)."
Winter, Wisconsin and wandering around at 8:42 p.m. at night alone to retrieve the jacket you just bought at Forever 21 for a regrettable $40.- You know the feels?
"I spilled the soup I packed for lunch all over my books and homework."
Truly, a refreshing change from the "my dog ate my homework" excuse. You probably should have just packed a sandwich like a normal human being.
"I haven't had coffee yet today."
That's your own fault and you hate yourself for it.
"My boyfriend fell off the face of the Earth; he won't answer any of my texts."
As if Monday wasn't cold enough already. What's up beau?
"We have a test today?! A test?! She's kidding...right?"
Unfortunately, no, your professor who warned you about your test once, two weeks ago, is not kidding about your 5 page, short answer exam today. Good luck! (Remember to put your name at the top, that's usually worth 5 points, right?)
"What? I thought I had five dollars on it!"
You're at Starbucks, you try to tell the Barista that you are not insane, by explaining that you just loaded your Rewards card with $20 last night. Something hasn't processed, both online with your card, and the communication customer to employee. $2.01 won't even get you a whole small latte. The struggle is real.
"There's no peanut butter in the pantry..."
Either your roommate finished it off without telling you or it's the one thing you forgot to purchase on your grocery list last Friday night when you were out shopping at Walmart. Don't worry, Monday will remind you about your shortcomings if your grocery list forgot to do it's job.
"We needed to submit an online and print version?"
When your professor looks at you like you should have printed off your 20 page midterm paper in conjunction to submitting it online, because... you should have. There's 20 points docked from your mid-semester grade already!- Super. You're so glad you spent 8 hours working on it the past weekend, meticulously checking to make sure everything was cited per your professor's standards. So glad.
"I just smiled at him with spinach between my teeth."
The one time you try to start the week off healthily, a super cute guy walks past you and, of course, you are unaware that you had spinach stuck between your two front teeth as he gave you a clear glimpse of his gym work. Those biceps!- Sigh. You only realize your embarrassment after checking in the bathroom mirror shortly after said incident that you now refer to as "The salad crisis of 2014" occurred. You decide to stick to turkey on sliced bread for the future. Today feels like a bad, cliche' '90's movie.
- But, the ultimate phrase the Monday leads to is the best of them all, which is...
"Thank goodness tomorrow is Tuesday."
Monday will be over soon, rejoice in acknowledging the unpredictable future.
*Now read this post on ThoughtCatalog.com "10 Phrase that are Definitely More Commons on Mondays," http://thoughtcatalog.com/julia-flaherty/2014/10/10-phrases-that-are-definitely-more-common-on-mondays/