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Etsy offers unique experience to small business

Etsy offers unique experience to small business

Kaitlin Bloom, Online Editor

May 13, 2016


Filed under Consumer, Lifestyle, Student Life

For many people, a growing problem across the world is the power of corporate takeover. Huge companies are overpowering small businesses that can not compete with their low prices due to mass production. Buying smaller has many advantages, such as higher quality, more unique products, and the good fe...

Hair extensions add variety to natural hair

Hair extensions add variety to natural hair

Shenyn Gale, Social Media Editor

May 13, 2016


Filed under Consumer, Lifestyle, Student Life

Hair has always been a focal point of beauty, and as styles changes year by year the idea of having the perfect hair has become an obsession. As hair standards rise, women have resorted to the use of fake hair. Hair extensions have been continually rising in popularity since the 1990’s in women and young...

One piece swimsuits dive into style

Sam Gater, Photographer

May 13, 2016


Filed under Consumer, Lifestyle, Student Life

Considered a 20th century ‘underwater ballerina’, Annette Kellerman was arrested for something that, today, many do not have a second thought about: skin exposure. Charged in 1907 for showing her arms, legs and neck in her suave, one-piece swimsuit, today the style seems to be overthrowing the wo...

Self tanning offers safer alternatives to the sun

Self tanning offers safer alternatives to the sun

May 13, 2016


Filed under Consumer, Health and Science, Lifestyle, Student Life

With prom coming up, many girls are worried about a common thing: how they are going to get the 'perfect tan.' As tanning beds are beginning to go out of style, safer alternatives are setting in. Many girls are realizing that the risk and dangers of using a tanning bed is not worth it. Tanning...

Kids clothes, a money-smart choice

Kids clothes, a money-smart choice

Erin Lemanski, Photographer

April 3, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life, Trending Now

High End clothing is becoming the new trend, however, with this trend comes expenses. One shirt can cost up to $100. Many students have found different ways around the expenses, while still being able to dress by brand name. Students discovered that if they were to buy the brand name clothing’s...

Soundcloud gets loud

Soundcloud gets loud

Chris Faffler, Read & Watch Video Editor

March 17, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life, Trending Now

A place to listen to music, Soundcloud is rising in popularity. Although the site is not new, many students are just starting to discover how easy it is to find new music and artists through tags, friends reposts, and the radio feature. Soundcloud was founded almost 9 years ago in Stockholm, Swede...

Rehashing old franchises

Rehashing old franchises

Charlie Skaret, Podcast Editor

March 16, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life, Trending Now

A recent trend with many blockbuster films that have come out recently have been criticized as being unoriginal rehashings of intellectual properties of past generations. Not only is this problem visible in the film industry, but with a sequel to the popular 90's TV show, "Full House," having just com...

Fashion glasses through a new lens

Fashion glasses through a new lens

Dylan Foster, Field Reporter

March 15, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life, Trending Now

Trendy styles are ever changing, but one of the most recent one is sort of a surprise. Glasses have become the new trend and are being used to pull together outfits and add a bit of pizazz to people's lifestyle. The irony of the new trend is that glasses have always been seen as the typical nerd fashion. Glasse...

Simple stress relief by coloring books

Simple stress relief by coloring books

Erin Lemanski, Photographer

February 23, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life

Growing up as an American child, coloring books were a huge part of our daily routine. Little did we know that this was just a way for our parents to keep us distracted for a good hour or two. Now, coloring books are making a huge comeback. Crayola, as well as many other coloring brands, have been com...

Students find more efficient ways to shop

Students find more efficient ways to shop

Tiana Meador, Online Editor

February 9, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life, Technology & Gaming

  As iPhones and other smartphones pop into the hands of almost every American, industries are becoming more and more creative with how they plug new temptations for buyers. Businesses over the years have gradually moved to online representations, but more recently, markets have seen a spike...

Sneakerheads splurge for Yeezy Boosts

Sneakerheads splurge for Yeezy Boosts

Jared Dean, News Anchor

February 2, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life

The Yeezy Boosts are an extremely well-selling shoe made by Adidas with collaboration of music producer and rapper Kanye West. The Yeezys seem to only be growing in popularity over the years and are showing no signs of slowing down. The first shoes to be tied to the Yeezy name were the “Nike Air Y...

Lokai bracelets, a symbol of perseverance

Lokai bracelets, a symbol of perseverance

Erin Lemanski, Photographer

January 14, 2016


Filed under Health and Science, Lifestyle, Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

Whether it be summer or winter, Lokai bracelets look amazing year round. These trendy bracelets are flying off the shelves with both boys and girls craving to own one of their own. The bracelets are designed to help keep one's life balanced and centered. Lokai bracelets have been around since ...

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