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Jamie Newman

Ever since I took my first journalism class during my sophomore year of high school, I had a …

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Skills: Proofreader, Feature Writer, Editor, Copywriter
Specialisms: Social Media, Lifestyle, Journalism, Features, Fashion

shannon chin

I am currently an undergrad at Rutgers University pursuing a degree in Journalism and Media Studies. I have …

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Emily McIntyre

Hi there! I'm Emily. From my glittery preteen diaries to the glossy pages of magazines and dynamic digital …

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Skills: Feature Writer, Editor, Creative Writing, Blogger
Specialisms: Travel, Social Media, News, Lifestyle, Journalism, Health, Food, Features, Entertainment

Ella Zeiler

My name is Ella Zeiler. I am currently a senior studying English and Journalism at the University of …

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Leticia Giollo

Estou no 1°ano do curso de jornalismo na Faculdade Cásper Líbero, mas já cursei dois semestres desse mesmo …

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Latest Articles

Tips To Grow Healthy Hair

Ever got a haircut so short you’re desperate for some length? Is your hair not growing like the way it used to? Sadly, hair doesn't grow down to your knees overnight, but hair typically grows about half an inch a month – that’s six inches a year. Here are some simple, convenient ways (for ALL hair types) to help grow your hair longer and faster. Getting frequent trims is the key to maintaining healthy hair. However, haircuts themselves don’t make your hair grow faster, but they get rid of the s
By Ashanti Knox
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How to Stay Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic When You’re Asthmatic

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has been spreading rapidly throughout the entire globe. Older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions are more susceptible to contracting the virus. However, anyone could contract this virus and not show any symptoms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those with asthma may be at a higher risk for contracting the virus. The best way to prevent getting infected with the virus is to avoid being exposed and follo
By Ashanti Knox
Her Campus

DIY Natural Hair Styles While Hair Salons are Closed

Due to the spread of COVID-19 and the stay-at-home order, many businesses have been forced to close, including nail shops, spas, and hair salons. Women that usually get their hair done at hair salons now have to find a way to do their own hair, at least until the stay-at-home order is lifted. Here are some styles that you can do on your natural hair in the comfort of your own home, without the hassle of going to a salon and paying a stylist. ​Wigs have been proven to be one of the most convenie
By Ashanti Knox
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I'm Sorry: A Note to My Body for Putting You Through an Eating Disorder

The first time I saw myself in the mirror with defined abs and a slim waist, I craved something more than pizza. Suddenly in a millisecond, I wanted something more than I needed food. And I took that to the extreme — instead of breakfast, it was laxatives, 3-mile runs replaced lunch and the taste of my own vomit made up dinner. Hunger wasn’t a thing anymore, it was my body just burning up fat cells and the cold sweats I woke up in were the tears of those cells. I would go day after day on nothi
By Rachita Vasandani
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The Best Doughnut Shop in Town: Purvé Donut Stop

We’ve all been dying for a legit doughnut shop here in Hawaii, and I’m not talking about a Dunkin’ Donuts or a Krispy Kreme. I’m talking about a doughnut shop whose walls are painted with quirky and colorful art and whose workers provide great customer service. Its employees were considerate enough to ask me how my day was going and even ran to my car to give me my receipt! They also let us sample their coffee and let us try a fresh doughnut for free. Of course, I can't forget to mention the dou
By Ashley Insong
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There's More to Astrology Than Just Your Sun Sign

Sure you know your sun sign, but did you know that there are other signs that have an impact on your personality? You have a whole birth chart that determines certain aspects of your personality (that’s if you believe in it)! There are two other main signs that can affect your personality: your moon sign and your rising sign. You can find your whole birth chart including your sun, moon, and rising sign by inputting your birth date, time, and place here.
By Ashley Insong
Her Campus

#6 Old TV Shows That are Still a Hit!

The streaming industry has grown increasingly in the past years, creating not only new TV shows but also a introducing a new way of consuming them. However, watching sitcoms is a form of entertainment born way before that - around the 40s to be more specific - with “Pinwright’s Progress” series by BBC. Thinking about that, we gathered six TV Shows that aired in television way before Netflix or Amazon Prime Video were born that are still very popular nowadays, even in those platforms!
By Julia Queiroz
Her Campus

Podcasts to Cozy Up With

Boone may be playing hard to get with Fall weather this year, but we’ll be shivering in our shorts before we know it. Whether you dream of long drives on the parkway to NPR or peacefully dozing off to true crime, podcasts are your friend this autumn. As the podcast pool is vast and expansive, and generally intimidating if you don’t know where to turn, here are some recommendations by yours truly to help point you in the right direction. • If you have friends who are podcast junkies, the likeliho
By Barclay Ann Blankenship
Her Campus

6 Blue Ridge Spots to Put on Your To-Do-List While the Weather’s Still Warm

Both scenic hikes and waterfalls alike can be found in abundance in the Blue Ridge, allowing us to make the most of the sunshine at the start of the school year! So get out there, and get to it. This river access area has become somewhat synonymous for students with a river day. River day trips have grown enormously popular in the last few years and can be quite busy on the weekend. There are countless spots to choose from along the river's edge. Whether you prefer finely crushed stone, beach-l
By Barclay Ann Blankenship
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How to Be an Ally as a Non-Black POC: Lessons From Yuri Kochiyama

Anyone with a slight sense of empathy and compassion should be deeply hurt and enraged over the recent murder of George Floyd. Let’s not forget the countless innocent lives in the past decade who have also been murdered by police brutality. As a non-Black person of color, I first and foremost want to say that I stand in solidarity with the Black Community. BLACK LIVES MATTER. To all my fellow non-Black people of color, we cannot stay silent and passive any longer. It is not enough to do the bar
By Hayley Heramia
Her Campus

Toxic Relationships: How to Recognize them

There is some truth when people say, “the signs you ignore in the beginning will be what leads to the end of your relationship," or “follow your gut feeling” and your “intuition." Healthy relationships play a crucial role in sustaining mental and emotional health. The people that we surround ourselves with deeply impacts our identities and our well-being. So how do you know that you’re in a healthy relationship? How do you recognize the signs of an unhealthy or toxic relationship? It’s simple—yo
By Ashley Insong
Her Campus

Balancing School and Work IS a Full-Time Job

In general, being a college student is hard. But being a college student with a job? That’s even harder. How about, being a college student with a job, a family to take care of, and bills to pay? Talk about overload. The truth is, many college students don’t just work to work. We work because we need the money to support ourselves, and we go to school for the same reason as everyone else: for a better chance in the job industry, to follow our dreams, to get a higher pay. Whatever the reason, balancing everything at once is harder than most people think.
By Ashley Insong
Her Campus

Seven Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Japan

Lately, one of the most popular travel destinations for people in Hawaii has been—Japan! It is one of the closest countries to our islands, and the plane tickets are usually on the cheaper side. I’ve come across many people who either just came back from Japan or are going soon. Luckily, I was able to make the trip myself. So here are some things that you should know if you are planning a trip to this fun and bustling country:
By Ashley Insong
Her Campus

Get Your Halloween-Themed Drinks at the Pop-Up Ghost Bar Before It Closes!

As Halloween approaches, everyone is thinking about what costume they’re going to wear, the haunted houses they want to go to, the parties to attend, etc. But how about going to a Ghost Bar this Halloween? Have you ever seen those Instagram posts of creepy alcoholic beverages with red syringes inside of them? Or drinks in cups that are lit with bright green L.E.D. lights, resembling a witches brew? Well, I am excited to say that there is finally a bar here in Honolulu that offers cool drinks lik
By Ashley Insong
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Island of Simplicity: Travel to Lanai, Hawaii

When people think of traveling to Hawaii, the islands that we usually choose from are O'ahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island. All of the Hawaiian islands are exceptionally beautiful in their own unique ways, but if you are looking for simplicity—Lana'i is the way to go. Built by the labor of Dole's pineapple industry, you can still see and feel the plantation life in the small town of Lana'i City. Here, there is only one of everything. One gas station, one supermarket, and one theater. The population of the whole island is about 3,200 people and everyone knows everyone.
By Ashley Insong
Her Campus

Representation Matters: Why Is It So Important To See Minorities On Media?

How many times have we seen a movie or a TV show where the protagonist didn’t correspond to the standards we’re used to? We can’t deny that over the past few years, the scenario has been changing in the film industry, but that’s the result of a rising demand for representation.
By Mariana Nakajuni
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Do Zodiac Signs Matter In A Romantic Relationship?

Astrology has been present for centuries and nowadays it is extremely popular within the millennials. This doctrine tries to understand the influence that the stars have on our lives, including in the romantic area. We interviewed the astrologer Elizabeth Nakata, and she admitted that the signs matter in a romantic relationship, but they are not the most important factor to be analyzed; this would be the synastry. The synastry is the comparison between yours and your loved one birth charts and

How To Learn To Draw By Yourself: Tips, Online Courses & Accounts To Be Inspired By

Learning something, especially in the artistic area, can be extremely funny. Although it takes time and patience, it is an awesome way to exercise your creativity and distract yourself. Therefore, here is some information that may help you through your learning path. Check all these tips out in the list below! To get more accurate information, we interviewed the illustrator and cartoonist Mary Cagnin (@marycagnin), who gave four important pieces of advice for people who want to start or develop