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

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Latest Articles

Lost In Words: The Life Of A Female Writer And How The Editorial Market Works For Her – Interview With Aline Bei

Literature is one of the most powerful forms of expression. Reading a book can be educational, entertaining and so much more. But have you ever wondered how is the life of a writer, the person on the other side of those pages? Thinking about that, Her Campus Cásper Líbero interviewed Aline Bei, a 33-year-old Brazilian writer, author of “O Peso do Pássaro Morto”, winner of the São Paulo Prize of Literature, to talk about the routine of a female writer and her experience with the editorial market.
By Julia Queiroz
Her Campus

"The Circle": A Reality Show That Turned Into a Global Phenomenon

The American version of the reality show “The Circle” was dropped on Netflix this year and has already won a lot of fans. The show is a social-media-style competition series, in which the contestants are evaluated based on their ability to run an account on a show-created platform called the Circle. The best one, wins $100,000. The original show started in the United Kingdom in 2008. Nowadays, the reality show has a version from the United States, France and even Brazil. As a result, the show h
By Maria Cunha
Her Campus

The Brains Behind The Music: 7 Film Composers You Should Know

As we can see, the list only includes men. It happens because women are still trying to win their spaces in the movie industry. Despite that, it is very important to watch and disseminate movies which soundtracks are made by women. Hildur Guðnadóttir has played and recorded with a lot of bands and she has also produced solo works. Hildur has gained international recognition for her film and television scores, including for the action thriller film Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018), and the HBO
By Maria Cunha
Her Campus

7 Typical Food Of June Fest: The Guide

In June, the "Festas Juninas" (June Fest), a very traditional party in Brazil, begins. Also known as the festivity of Saint John the Baptist, it was originated in Europe as a pagan festivity, commemorating the fertility of the land and good harvests. The typical cuisine of the "Festas Juninas" uses local ingredients and consists of dishes made for the festivities of veneration to Saint John the Baptist, Saint Anthony of Padua and Saint Peter, all in June. As the month of June is the time of the
By Maria Cunha
Her Campus

From The Books To The Movies: Get To Know The 10 Best Adaptations

Paulo Lins' novel was the first to show the complexity and evolution of Rio's favelas, the rise of organized crime, their battles and to portray these communities as they really are with an inside perspective. Fernando Meirelles, in one of the best national adaptations, captured the strength of the original, wiping out the author's sometimes tiring descriptions, creating a modern classic about crime, struggle and the poor reality of Brazil. The soundtrack, which accompanies the passing of the ye
By Maria Cunha
Her Campus

#7 Self-Love Rituals for Those Who are Fabulous and Single at Valentine's

Couples in love celebrate when Valentine's Day arrives, but they are not the only ones who can experience good things on this special date. The lack of a partner cannot be synonymous of sadness, so if you are single on Valentine's Day, know that you can also celebrate with high spirits and even lots of love! Don't get carried away by the common sense that singles are sad on this date if you know how to enjoy it, i'm sure you'll be the happiest bachelor!
By Maria Cunha
Her Campus

Broadway Literature: 6 Books That Inspired Musicals

The story, that was originally written by Victor Hugo, takes place in the nineteenth-century France, between two major battles: the Battle of Waterloo (1815) and the June Rebellion (1832). French society is portrayed from the socioeconomic panorama of the poorest population. The narrative starts with a denunciation of the human injustice: here, we are presented to the story of Jean Valjean, a man who, for having stolen a bread, is sentenced to nineteen years in prison. But this is the story of o
By Maria Cunha
Her Campus

Makeup 101: #8 Eyeliner Tricks For Beginners!

Stick the post-it to the outer corner of your eye at the angle you want. If you don’t know the angle that works for the shape of your face, try taking a pencil and placing it at the end of your nostril to the outer corner of your eye and to the end of your eyebrow. You will find the correct line your wing should form. If you choose to use tape don’t forget to tap the glue part to your fingers a few times to make it less sticky so that, when you remove the tape, it won’t hurt the skin. In case yo
By Amanda Moraes
Her Campus

Get To Know The Art Of Drag And The History Behind It

Drag is a beautiful art form and an amazing way of expression. Its history goes back centuries, to the Shakespearean Era. Drag has a theatrical background: Shakespeare’s plays, that took place in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, featured both male and female roles. However, the church didn’t allow women to participate. For that reason, men dressed as members of the opposite sex to keep the story line. The word drag also has a theatrical background. The dresses men wore to play the female
By Amanda Moraes
Her Campus

8 Comedy Podcasts To Listen And Have A Good Time

This weekly podcast, presented by the host of Late Night With Conan O’Brien, needs no convincing that will make your time worthwhile. After hosting his 15 year-old talk show, the comedian felt like he didn’t have any real friends off camera, so he invites colleagues from the industry looking for a lasting friendship. Chatting and bantering with celebrities, he creates a hilarious show that will definitely keep you entertained.
By Amanda Moraes
Her Campus

Brazilian Art History: 8 Artists You Must Know

For many years, the art industry, like many others, has been a male dominated field. Men were given the spotlight, leaving the women upstaged. There have always been female artists, however, they didn’t get the recognition they deserved. Especially in Brazil, a country that doesn’t make the best effort to support and praise art. Historically, there were very few women artists who managed to become popular and famous. Even nowadays, women still have to fight for their place in this industry. Tha
By Amanda Moraes
Her Campus

8 Comedy Podcasts To Listen And Have A Good Time

This weekly podcast, presented by the host of Late Night With Conan O’Brien, needs no convincing that will make your time worthwhile. After hosting his 15 year-old talk show, the comedian felt like he didn’t have any real friends off camera, so he invites colleagues from the industry looking for a lasting friendship. Chatting and bantering with celebrities, he creates a hilarious show that will definitely keep you entertained.
By Amanda Moraes
Her Campus

A New Era for British Vogue

Just a couple of days ago, the new editor of British Vogue was announced and it has landed in the history books of fashion. Edward Enninful is set to be the new Editor-in-Chief, replacing Alexandra Shulman after 25 years of running the magazine. Enninful’s appointment was a historical and monumental moment for British Vogue as he is the first man in over 100 years to be Editor-in-Chief. He is also the second male to be appointed to the position of Editor-in-Chief, after Emanuele Farneti from Vog
By Niamh Dunne
Her Campus

March for Choice: The Aftermath

Every year for the past six years, the March for Choice takes place all across Ireland and this year was no different. Except this year was different than any other. Taoiseach Leo Vardakar had recently announced that a referendum on the 8th Amendment will be held in May or June of next year. This was the first time that the government made any official plans to repeal the 8th amendment. The march took place on Saturday 30th of September. Marchers were asked to assemble at the Garden of Remembra
By Niamh Dunne
Her Campus

Beauty bloggers and paid sponsorship

Over the past ten years YouTube has produced a new-found occupation that is taking the world by storm: beauty vloggers. The blogging and vlogging community has become a worldwide phenomenon with thousands of young men and women opting for this as a career path. Every blogger has their niche, but of the biggest industries dominating the blogging world is the beauty industry. Beauty bloggers are some of the wealthiest and most well-known bloggers out there. But is their wealth due to paid sponsor
By Niamh Dunne
Her Campus

Higher Education Authority Publish Dropout Rate Report

The results followed a study of 34, 059 over a ten-year period which began in 2007. The report examined the dropout rate of college students across all universities, institutes of technology and college in the country. The report concludes several factors that lead or cause students to dropout in higher level education. One of the main findings of the report noted that students with higher Leaving Cert grades along with higher CAO points were more likely to complete their college degree. Just o
By Niamh Dunne
Her Campus

Are Awards Ceremonies Becoming Too Political?

When January comes along that only means one thing. New year’s resolutions? Dry January? Nope, with the new year comes one thing, awards season. Every time awards season comes around we look at the best movies of the year, outstanding fashion moments and memorable performances form A-list stars. However, this season took an alternative route. Awards shows have now become a time for political activism rather than an hour of simple entertainment. The Golden Globes was one of the first major award
By Niamh Dunne
Her Campus

Veiled Sexism in Media: Why Is Anything With a Mainly Female Fanbase Seen As ‘Bad’?

When I was little, I used to hang posters on my walls. I had pictures of the Jonas Brothers, then Justin Bieber and later on One Direction, which ended up being not only on my wall, but everywhere else in my life. However, no matter whose picture was hanging there, every time someone who was not a teenage girl visited my room, they would mock me for it. Eventually, I got used to hearing that I didn’t have good taste in music or even some homophobic “jokes” about my idols.
By Julia Queiroz
Her Campus

5 Ways to Find the Right Internship for You

Internships. I know the word can make some people nervous or stressed, but we shouldn’t feel that way about internships. They’re a great way to start out in your career field and gain more experience. Some of us may even need an internship to graduate. That being said, here are my tips on how to land the perfect internship for you. What do you plan on doing after college? Where do you see yourself in five years? These are all good questions to think about when applying for internships. Try to f
By Sara Strohschein
Her Campus

10 Movies That Will Make You Travel Back In Time

Watching historical movies is like stepping into a time machine into the past. Behaviors, costumes, scenarios, political and social disputes. Basically, a portrait of how society worked in periods that helped to build all of our contemporary conceptions. Usually, they are works in which photography stands out and the dialogues refer to a dictionary that is no longer conventional to the present day. Let’s check 10 of them!
By Maria Cunha
Her Campus

Black Women Deserve Protection

On August 21st, Megan Thee Stallion told more than 150,000 people who tuned into her Instagram Live session that Tory Lanez shot her in the foot unprovoked after an argument. Once the news was released, Meg received a mix of support statements and statements of disappointment. From being called a snitch to being critiqued for her reaction to the situation, the disrespect shown to Meg displayed the unavoidable lack of grace that is put on black women. Like many Black women before her, she suffered in silence to protect others while remaining unprotected herself.
By Corinne Dorsey
Her Campus

7 Black Influencers You Should Be Following On Instagram

Now, perhaps more than ever, Black-owned businesses are in the spotlight as conscious consumers uplift and support them. However, there are a plentiful amount of bloggers, influencers and content creators that deserve to receive your attention as well! There are a number of problems that can be analyzed within the influencer marketing industry today, including but now limited to a focus on models with only eurocentric features, pay disparities, unequal opportunities for models of color and more
By Noella Williams
Her Campus

Lingerie for Single Girls

It’s almost that dreadful time of the year for all the single ladies. When you go to the grocery store, you see aisles of chocolate inside heart shaped boxes. On social media, couples show off their over the top tokens of affection by flooding your feed. This year, treat yourself to something lacy. You don’t need a significant other to wear lingerie for. Having a nice bra and panty set can boost your mood and confidence. Celebrate this Valentine’s day by gifting yourself with one of these fancy
By Jillian Holness
Her Campus

10 Hilarious Quotes from Tiffany Haddish that Describes Your Life

Lately, comedian Tiffany Haddish has been on everyone’s radar. The breakout star of Girls Trip did not receive an Oscar nomination, but she still managed to steal the show with the stunning Eritrean dress she wore on the red carpet to honor her father’s heritage. That same night, she gave us a lesson in frugality by wearing the same Alexander McQueen dress she wore while hosting Saturday Night Live. Haddish’s thriftiness is one of the many ways she's just like us. Here’s 10 times she hilariously
By Jillian Holness
Her Campus

Why I ALMOST Regret Going to College

Growing up, there was no question that I was going to college. My parents expected me to go somewhere not too far from home and not insanely expensive either. During my freshman year of high school, I began to seriously think about what I would study. Child psychology, fashion design, pharmaceutical sciences, counseling and creative writing were all career paths that crossed my mind at one time or another. I ended up majoring in journalism because writing is the only thing I’ve always enjoyed.
By Jillian Holness
Her Campus

I Went to a Male Strip Show and it was Awkward AF

Back in August, my friend Nina and I were talking about what we should do for our birthday. Mine is November 11 and hers' is November 15. We wanted to do something memorable and exciting because it would be my last year celebrating my birthday in college. Nina mentioned that one of her coworkers went to a male strip club. We both grinned at each other and looked up shows in Ohio. We found the Men of Steel Revue in Cleveland. Their shows were every Saturday night, which so happened to be the day
By Jillian Holness
Her Campus

Fashion Hacks for Thick Girls

Almost all curvy girls know the struggle when it comes to shopping for clothes. Jeans either fit your waist or thighs, bodycon dresses show every dimple and roll and shorts are the absolute worst. Can you say, muffin top, camel toe and chub rub? Being a girl whose weight has fluctuated over the past few years, I’ve learned through trial and error what clothes flatter my wide hips and thick thighs. As a curvy girl, it’s easy to go for oversized clothing to hide your “problem” areas but the way yo
By Jillian Holness
Her Campus

An American girl's guide to Ghana

When you think of Africa what images come to your mind? Gaunt children with potbellys and wide eyes looking into the camera as a voice narrators how your donation each month can save them from starvation? Half naked women walking for miles on dirt roads carrying water on their heads? Young school boys and men wielding AK-47s terrorizing neighboring villages? The media has portrayed Africa as a homogenous area riddled with poverty, disease and violence. In reality, Africa is a diverse continent m
By Jillian Holness
Her Campus

How Mukbang Videos Helped Me with My Eating Disorder

For most people with disordered eating habits, binge eating is done in private and results with feelings of shame and even astonishment, when they realize they consumed such large amounts of food. However, binge eating has become a spectacle and money maker for Youtubers. Mukbangs or online eating broadcasts are when people broadcast themselves eating large quantities of food while interacting with their audience. The viral food sensation originates in South Korea, where popular Mukbangers are
By Jillian Holness
Her Campus