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Karen Oliveira

Karen Oliveira

Meu nome é Karen Oliveira, tenho 19 anos. Cresci em São Paulo e hoje estudo Jornalismo na Faculdade …

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Areeshya Thevamanohar

Areeshya Thevamanohar

A final year BA Politics student at King's College London

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Hannah Oh

Hannah Oh

I'm Hannah Oh. Junior at Drexel studying fashion marketing and media studies, with a minor in Journalism. BHLDN …

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Hannah Barron

Hannah Barron

Hello, I am a journalist and screenwriter. I have worked with graphics, articles on sites including Fresh U …

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Why Are True Crime Contents Becoming More Popular Than Ever?

“Warning: the following content may contain elements that are not suitable for some audiences.” This sentence is very well known by people who have a dark and maybe weird taste, but definitely popular: True Crime. It has been taking over TV, streaming, podcasts, YouTube, literature and conquering more and more fans around the globe. There is not one single space that the genre hasn’t dominated. But what is True Crime, anyway? The name says by itself: True Crime content consists of telling stori
By Estela Braga
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The Influence Of Lord Of The Rings On The Game Of Thrones Universe

The 2011 series, based on George R.R. Martin’s novel series “A Song of Ice and Fire” and Tolkien’s trilogy have a lot of things in common, and it’s not a coincidence: “GoT”, as fans call the TV show, was heavily inspired by Lord of the Rings and the Middle Earth’s universe. In the words of Martin himself: “ Lord of the Rings trilogy influenced Game of Thrones ”, he joked about it: “I started doing a trilogy called Game of Thrones. Now my trilogy is seven books — if I finish the last two”, in a
By Estela Braga
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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
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My UCI Illuminations Experience

As an incoming intern for UCI Illuminations this spring, I thought I would share some of my favorite moments and events that I got to experience while I lived on campus. You may be wondering: What is UCI Illuminations? UCI Illuminations is an initiative to connect all students of all different backgrounds to the creative arts offered on campus. Illuminations includes writers, dance performances, music and any other type of creative art you can think of. As a lover of the arts, I highly encourage
By Lauren Seberos
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I Helped Create UCI’s First Anime Convention

When it comes to anime, I don’t hesitate on any opportunity to be a part of the lively and fun community I have grown to love. Back in 2018, I saw a post online about a new club on campus looking for people to help create UCI’s first ever anime convention - ZotCon. I was beyond excited to interview for the Performance Coordinator position and even more thrilled when I was selected. As a new board member, I had to figure out what kind of artists and performers would fit our goals. I remember res
By Lauren Seberos
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Why New York Is My Second Home

It was the winter of 2013 when I first arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport, in New York. I had never been to the bustling city before, but it was definitely somewhere I had wanted to visit for a while. The crisp, cool air from a recent snowfall felt chilly, especially for someone who was used to the constant weather in southern California. However, I actually grew to love the snow. There was something about the winter season that just entranced me and allowed me to experience something completely
By Lauren Seberos
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My Favorite Snacks From Mitsuwa Marketplace

When it comes to snacking or tasting something new, one of the first places that comes to mind is the Japanese market Mitsuwa Marketplace. I have fond memories of going here, especially when getting food to share with my Japanese classes in both middle and high school. Food just has a way of connecting people together, and allows us to culturally exchange something that is uniquely amazing. There’s always something to look forward to when shopping at Mitsuwa since there is a wide variety of asso
By Lauren Seberos
Her Campus

My Favorite Snacks From Mitsuwa Marketplace

When it comes to snacking or tasting something new, one of the first places that comes to mind is the Japanese market Mitsuwa Marketplace. I have fond memories of going here, especially when getting food to share with my Japanese classes in both middle and high school. Food just has a way of connecting people together, and allows us to culturally exchange something that is uniquely amazing. There’s always something to look forward to when shopping at Mitsuwa since there is a wide variety of asso
By Lauren Seberos
Her Campus

An Ode to UC Irvine

Changes are in the air. A new life of freedom, discovery and even more. A cheerful and crowded campus is one that I see. I can start as a new person if I choose to be. Welcome Week, Clubs, and Aldrich Park After Dark Does anyone know about that program LARC? How many people will be taking Humanities Core? Hello UTC and new student workload. A bright and eager student to start the year. Everything ahead of me seems completely clear. What could go wrong since I’m ahead of the game? I ha
By Lauren Seberos
Her Campus

An Ode to UC Irvine

Changes are in the air. A new life of freedom, discovery and even more. A cheerful and crowded campus is one that I see. I can start as a new person if I choose to be. Welcome Week, Clubs, and Aldrich Park After Dark Does anyone know about that program LARC? How many people will be taking Humanities Core? Hello UTC and new student workload. A bright and eager student to start the year. Everything ahead of me seems completely clear. What could go wrong since I’m ahead of the game? I ha
By Lauren Seberos
Her Campus

How Japanese Animation Changed My Life

As a visual person, I have always been intrigued with animation and cartoons from a very young age. However, there is one particular medium that changed everything for me at the age of four. My grandpa introduced me to my very first anime series, which was the 1967 shonen anime Speed Racer. This was the beginning of my journey of what I now call a dedicated love and appreciation for Japanese animation. For me, growing up watching Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli films such as Spirited Away or Cas
By Lauren Seberos
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How To Avoid Mental Burnout During Remote Learning

So many of us are plastered to a computer screen attending hours upon hours of Zoom classes. You may get tired and, maybe, even bored. You may also feel like your brain is slowly being fried from all that information. I’ve been there a good amount of times and it can feel like the end of the world for anything fun or exciting. However, going through the motions is not the ideal way to go through school and to do well in classes. There has to be a balance of everything as with many aspects of lif
By Lauren Seberos
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How To Avoid Mental Burnout During Remote Learning

So many of us are plastered to a computer screen attending hours upon hours of Zoom classes. You may get tired and, maybe, even bored. You may also feel like your brain is slowly being fried from all that information. I’ve been there a good amount of times and it can feel like the end of the world for anything fun or exciting. However, going through the motions is not the ideal way to go through school and to do well in classes. There has to be a balance of everything as with many aspects of lif
By Lauren Seberos
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The Best Halloween Episodes of Your Favorite 90s Shows

If you grew up as a 90s kid (yes, all of you born after the year 2000 can be apart of this too), then you probably remember all of the spooktacular, mystifying, and hilarious Halloween episodes of your favorite childhood sitcoms. Each October, it seemed like nearly every single one of these popular 90s sitcoms had a Halloween themed episode worked into their current season like clockwork. It just wasn’t Halloween time if you didn’t spend your weekends as a kid anxiously awaiting to see the frigh
By Skyla Buonopane
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Fashion Must Haves to Pack When Coming Home for the Holidays

It is now that time of year when a majority of us have to leave our college lives and make the trip back home for the holidays. We will try to pack up the entirety of our closet from the past few months and make it a point to fit it all into one suitcase or car. Then, we realize that we brought way too many things home with us and dread bringing it all back to college in January. Below, I have compiled a list of some fashion must haves that will make your travels easier, and your suitcase much l
By Skyla Buonopane
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From Movies To Series: What To Expect From Marvel This Year?

In 2021, Marvel release two series in Disney+ streaming plataform, but it doesn’t stop there. In the May 1, on their Youtube channel, a video has been published to “Celebrates The Movies”, which shows some of the most remarkable moments of the movies ever released and dates of premieres upcoming productions until 2023. Wow Marvel, we love you! To help you, here are what to expect from Marvel in 2021 (from movies to series!):
By Mariana Hummel Maggia
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Real Stories That Prove: Love Is Not Dead

Giulia Gianolla, 19, studies Journalism at Cásper Líbero and tells how she got to know her boyfriend, Mateus, who also studies at her college. “My love story is very much a movie story, but not what I imagined it would be. I always thought that when I met the love of my life, I would know, I would feel an instant connection and something simple: meet, be close, become best friends, date, marry and live happily ever after. It was nothing like that”. When Giulia met Mateus, she was dating and in
By Maria Cunha
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Podcasts: Where Did They Come From? Why Did They Get So Popular?

After This American Life launched Serial, the first podcast focused on that subject, in 2014, true crime has become a fan-favorite. Nowadays, it is nearly impossible to discuss podcasting without opening some space to talk about what seems to be an obsession with uncovering criminal cases. Every week, iHeartRadio updates the Top 100 Podcasts, and the last update showed that two out of the top three most listened podcasts are about true crime. While some of them are more lighthearted, others dig
By Ana Beatriz Morrone
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Recognizing the Imposter

Being a business major can be amazing but very daunting at the same time. When I started college as a freshman, I didn’t have an issue with imposter syndrome. Pretty much everyone was starting at the same level, so there wasn’t a reason to be intimidated. As semesters went by and my classification went up, I began to feel the imposter syndrome grow more and more. As I entered into my junior year, I began to see my classmates and other young adults my age making big moves. Some were becoming soc
By Amber Johnson
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Changes I've Made Since Turning 21

I’ve changed more in the months leading up to my birthday than I probably have in my whole life so far. The biggest areas in my life that have changed the most would be my habits, my health and my money. Here are the ways these new changes have been affecting me so far. I noticed leading up to my 21st birthday that I didn't like to do the same things anymore. I used to be on social media for hours, but now that’s changed for the better. I also used to be so self-critical, but now I encourage an
By Amber Johnson
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Here’s How I’m Dealing With Graduation Anxiety

Being uncertain of your future is probably one of the scariest things young adults have to deal with. From job searches to grad school requirements, there seem to be a million things running through my mind constantly. My graduation date is December 2021. I should be excited, right? Wrong. Well, I kinda am, but I'm kinda not at the same time. I'm enthusiastic about the thought of moving on with my life but not completely excited to enter full adulthood. Here are three ways I'm dealing with gradu
By Amber Johnson
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Eating and Nutrition 101

*DISCLAIMER*: Her Campus GSU is not a licensed nutritionist. Since birth, body image has been something slapped in our faces 24/7. It's continuously pushed in television, movies, social media, ads, etc. We are repeatedly told that being "Thin is in" or "Having muscles are attractive," but what about the girls who don't fit a size 2 or what about the guys who are on the slimmer side who don't have muscles? This type of thinking can be detrimental to both women's and men's self-esteem. What is a
By Amber Johnson
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How I Fight My #1 Enemy: Procrastination

She came into my life in middle school, and she hasn't left since. She has caused many nights of anxiety and late-night stress. Her name is Procrastination. Here are 3 tips I use to keep her at bay. 1. Play music that helps you stay motivated and focused. Music is a great way to stay focused and motivated when you're working. My playlist consists of anything from Drake to Chilhop to even classical music. Putting on the right song can help the time pass by. One minute you can be working on one
By Amber Johnson
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Sex Sells Because Consumer Behavior Says So

Capitalism is the root and continuous fuel that drives the American economy into greatness. When someone has an idea, and wants to push that idea forward to help solve a problem in society, they would need to market their ideas in a way that provides a competitive advantage . However, if one views their product that fills a desired want for their consumers, they will use marketing techniques that engage in such behavior. As an advocate for women’s rights and equality, I believe the American soci
By Thalia Rodriguez
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Positive Affirmations: Self-Help or Self-Deception?

If you have Instagram or Pinterest, then you will have probably heard of positive affirmations. Affirmations are a self-help strategy that involves positive self-talk and affirming a belief in one’s own abilities. They typically contain re-affirming sentences which are repeated to one’s self, with the aim to change negative thought cycles and improve self-confidence and motivation. Such sentences may include phrases like “I am loved”, “I believe in myself”, or “I can accomplish anything I set my
By Lucy Tombs
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"The First Black Woman To..." And How History Is Being Made

Bessie was the first woman of African descent to get a license as an international pilot, and was the first African-American woman to become a pilot in the United States. She collects countless fans to this day, not only for the incredible airshows she did, but for advocating a fight opposite to prejudice against women and Black people. She knew how important she was and she always made that clear. One of her most striking phrases is, “the air is the only place free from prejudices. I knew we h
By Beatriz Mittermayer
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5 Reasons Why 'Chromatica' Is Lady Gaga’s Most Personal Album Yet

Content warning: Along with discussion about Lady Gaga's sixth studio album, 'Chromatica,' this article discusses topics such as post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual assault and antipsychotic medication. It's been a little over four months since pop music superstar and industry trailblazer Lady Gaga dropped her sixth studio album, Chromatica — and it's already made its mark on history. Chromatica, Gaga's first pop-dance album since 2013's ARTPOP, went No. 1 in over 20 countries, including th
By Samantha Olson
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