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Where Coffee And Artistry Collide: A Chat With Co-Founder of Creative Grounds DC | Her Campus

That first sip of a cup of coffee or tea can leave you hooked, but in the case of Creative Grounds DC, the drinks are only a part of the appeal. In addition to crafting the most quality drinks, this coffee shop places a large emphasis on art and community. Located in Northwest Washington, DC, Creative Grounds DC is a place where coffee and artistry collide. While drinking your matcha latte or eating your buttery croissant, you have the ability to gaze upon and become immersed in the amazing art
By Cory Utsey
• Her Campus

Influencer Apologies All Sound The Same For A Reason – Her Campus

Is it just me, or have influencer apologies on YouTube been on the rise as of late? Influencers like James Charles and Jeffree Star keep coming out and apologizing for their past wrongful actions or affiliations. Saturday Night Live even made a sketch mocking these videos because they’ve become so common. Now, I understand that people make mistakes – and that it’s important to take accountability for those mistakes. But if these influencers are actually being incere, then why do all influencer a
By Amber Johnson
• Her Campus

How I Learned To Feel Confident Shopping For Clothes As A Plus-Size Woman

The clothing store: A place where you can hear the constant scratching and screeching of the hangers on the racks, as customers try to figure out what works best for their bodies. “This is too big,” “This is too small,” “I hate how it gaps right here.” This used to be the place where I would pick myself apart, piece by piece. As a plus-size girl, it can be especially difficult to find clothes that fit your body shape. Shopping for plus-size clothing has always been the bane of my existence. I c
By Amber Johnson
• Her Campus

Thank You, Attack on Titan

My journey with Attack on Titan began back in the summer of my second year at UCI. It was the end of Spring quarter and I had been looking for a new anime series to binge-watch since I had an endless amount of time to dedicate to a new series. I had vaguely heard of Attack on Titan in high school and brief mentions about the young boy named Eren Jaeger. It had consistently stayed popular throughout the years since its initial release and I was fascinated with how the fan base praised the series
By Lauren Seberos
• Her Campus

World Vitiligo Day: What’s It Like To Live With The Condition?

"The disease is more common than we think." Viviane Carlin is a 47-year-old forensic expert and has lived with this condition since she was 38: "It all started with some white spots on my face, in a place near my mouth, and when I went to the dermatologist he confirmed the diagnosis."
By Aline Carlin Cordaro
• Her Campus

Ways To Deal With Your Anxiety During The Quarantine, Tips From A Therapist

During the journey of the world and society that we live in, we witnessed two big wars where guns and bombs were the only way out of these situations that left suffering and a lot of lost lives. However, in our history, we never thought that one day we would face a mortal enemy, but the weapon against him would be love, empathy, and solidarity and our main advantage would be, in fact, quite simple: stay at home. Once again we were surprised. Initially, the idea was very easy: stay 15 days at h
By Sophye Fiori
• Her Campus

Ways To Deal With Your Anxiety During The Quarantine, Tips From A Therapist

During the journey of the world and society that we live in, we witnessed two big wars where guns and bombs were the only way out of these situations that left suffering and a lot of lost lives. However, in our history, we never thought that one day we would face a mortal enemy, but the weapon against him would be love, empathy, and solidarity and our main advantage would be, in fact, quite simple: stay at home. Once again we were surprised. Initially, the idea was very easy: stay 15 days at h
By Sophye Fiori
• Her Campus

How Our Relationship With Beauty Changed During The Pandemic

Given our limitations in seeing new people through social restrictions due to the pandemic and, with it, new beauties, it is natural that our concept of what is "beautiful" changes, even if minimally. In addition to our concept of beauty having changed, our relationship with our own appearance has also changed, whether for better or worse. Generally speaking, many people claim to have begun to care less about what others think about their own beauty. However, as we've always known, the way bea
By Sophye Fiori
• Her Campus

Japan x Vaccination: How the Country Is Racing Against the Clock Before The Olympics

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. […] Sport can create hope where once there was only despair” – Nelson Mandela The Olympiad was an event, held 2800 years ago in ancient Greece. It was an athletic festival dedicated to the worship of the gods and the propagation of peace among the cities of the country. In 1892, Pierre de Frédy, a French educator and historian, decided to resurrect the old trad
By Ana Clara Dias Ghiraldello
• Her Campus

Eco Fashion: A Guide For A Conscious Spending

Do you know how your clothes are made? Or where? By whom? The fashion industry is full of hidden horrors and people are starting to question the ethics behind the runways. Glamour isn't the only important thing a fashion brand needs nowadays: sustainability is a growing concern of the consumers. As climate change increases its impact on the planet, environmental movements — like Fashion Revolution and Sustain Your Style — get stronger every day. It's time to take action. Eco-fashion refers to i
By Julia Bonin
• Her Campus

Everything Demi Lovato Reveals In Her Newest Documentary, “Dancing With The Devil”

Disney Channel had intense moral clauses, so the teen star had to hide her private life — something she is still very good at today — to the point where she has done drugs without her concerned and controlling team knowing about it. When she was 18, Demi left the Camp Rock World Tour straight to rehab to deal with "emotional and physical issues", which included an almost-overdose on the account of cocaine. After that, the singer stayed sober for six years and three months. The problem is, when y
By Julia Bonin
• Her Campus

The Faces Behind Art: What It's Like To Work In A Museum

Going to a museum can be a beautiful experience, but have you ever thought how much work happens behind the scenes of an exhibit? Museum workers are often forgotten and their work isn't always recognized, but this article is here to show some of the action that happens behind the curtains. In an interview with Her Campus Cásper Líbero, Jochen Volz — general director at São Paulo's Pinacoteca, who had previous international experience in other museums — revealed some insights on the subject. Ph
By Julia Bonin
• Her Campus

Coronavac, Pfizer Ou Astrazeneca: Por Que Não Faz Sentido Escolher Qual Vacina Tomar?

Desde a chegada das vacinas das farmacêuticas Pfizer, no final de abril, muitos brasileiros estão se recusando a tomar os outros imunizantes disponíveis. No Brasil, no momento, existem três vacinas disponíveis para uso: a Coronovac, produzida pelo Instituto Butantã, a Astrazeneca, produzida por Oxford e a Pfizer, produzida pela farmacêutica americana de mesmo nome em conjunto com a farmacêutica alemã Biontech. Todas têm eficácia comprovada e foram aprovadas pela Anvisa (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária) para serem utilizadas no Brasil, porém, os seus níveis de imunização diferem. Por isso, a população entra em conflito: já que a maioria das pessoas deseja tomar a vacina que tem eficácia maior.
By Júlia Girão
• Her Campus

The Daily Life Of Illustrators And Cartoonists

Helô D’Angelo wakes up close to 11am, eats breakfast and goes to her daily mandatory walk in a plaza near her house. There, she puts together the useful and the nice: tones a little in the sun while she organizes the rest of the day in her head. She goes prepared, because she knows there will be ideas along the way. With paper and pen in hands, traces come alive right on the spot. It is also the moment where she makes up some sketches for the Mamilos podcast’s cover. After that, she goes back ho
By Natália Tavares Leite Vieira
• Her Campus

Remember Some Iconic Girls In Romantic Comedies

• None If there is a character who is remembered and adored by multiple generations, is Cher Horowitz, from Clueless. While the movie is based on Jane Austen’s Emma, the main character played by Alicia Silverstone is as unique as can be – just like her iconic yellow outfit. Raised among the elite of Beverly Hills, Cher is simply oblivious to the world outside her high-society high school bubble. The beautiful rich girl does have a kind spirit, but since her nightmare scenario involves bad outfi
By Ana Beatriz Morrone
• Her Campus

Life Living Away From Home (Whilst At Home)

The image of University presented to us by the media while growing up has always been that of the young 18-year-old student embarking on their university journey in a completely unfamiliar city, hours away from them, excited to start their new life. But that wasn’t the reality for me. The thought of moving miles away from my hometown and my family terrified me. What if I don’t make any friends? What if I get homesick? What if I don’t like the accommodation? With all these ‘what ifs’ running thr
By Amrit Virdi
• Her Campus

A Letter To My Pre-Pandemic Self

Right now, you’re just a bit of a lost first-year who is not really enjoying their degree as much as they should and, quite frankly, needs to lighten up a bit. As first-year essays and a premature fear of your future beyond university consumes your thoughts, nothing could really prepare you for the highs and lows of the next year. Your almost 21-year-old self is writing this letter to you as, believe it or not, you have grown so much in the past year. Living through a pandemic was kind of a ble
By Amrit Virdi
• Her Campus

The Pressures of Being a Student Journalist

Being a student journalist does not come without its struggles. From facing the rejection of possible pitches to dealing with writer’s block, it is not an easy career path to pursue, and its uncertainty is prone to leave you lacking hope from time to time. I can’t remember the exact moment in which I decided to pursue a career in Journalism. For me, writing has always been a passion and a hobby, and I simply started doing it because I enjoyed it. And if I could potentially make a career out of
By Amrit Virdi
• Her Campus

Maintaining Productivity and Focus in Deadline Season

In a world where the meticulous balancing of academics, work, sleep and a thriving social life is expected to be the norm, maintaining productivity and avoiding burnout can be a struggle. For those juggling the pressures of extra-curricular or for those simply needing some guidance on maintaining focus in deadline season, here are some of the hacks I’ve learnt to keep the focus on my studies when the surrounding noise of life going on around you may be too much to handle. Comparison is your wor
By Amrit Virdi
• Her Campus

Water Crisis In Brazil: Why Does Still Exists And Why We Need To Concern?

Brazilians live in constant danger of suffering from a lack of water at home. Depending on which part of the country the person lives in, this has always been a reality. In the case of the Northeast for example, not having water has even become a stereotype, because of its absence. Regarding Southeast, the last major water crisis reported causing the population's alarm was between the years 2015 and 2016. It was about the Cantareira System, which is one of the largest water collection systems i
By Júlia Girão
• Her Campus

2000s Series To Marathon Again On Vacation

July is just around the corner, and after another semester having remote classes, we more than deserve a whole month with less things to do and more time to rest. Starting on July 1 st for most students, winter vacation is a great time to marathon as many TV series as possible, especially, since there are still necessary some restrictions to travel and go out due to the coronavirus pandemic.
By Mariana Torezan
• Her Campus