A Summer of Rediscovering

Summer means so many things to way to many people. It can mean a long awaited break from school, a time to show off your hot bod, a couple of months to earn some cash, or the perfect time to start a summer romance. But, for others, it can mean the perfect time to show off your new wardrobe or to rebuild your wardrobe for the next school year. The summer isn’t just for bathing suits and flip flops. It can be a time to reinvent yourself.

Yes, yes. I know it sounds like such work to have to go through you closet and get rid of all those sweaters, t-shirts, shorts, pants, and all the other clothes you own that don’t fit you anymore. But, you will be thanking yourself, when you use all that well earned summer money to restock that closet. You honestly do feel like a new person. Take some friends along, I mean who knows you better than your friends..but remember it is your money and don’t spend it on anything and everything they say looks cute on you.

Remember what you need and what you want are two different things. You will be surprised by how many outfits you can create with a small amount of needed items, than a large amount of unneeded items (p.s. you will probably be broke with unneeded items, so that’s a no-go)..don’t ever underestimate you style. It’s an ever-growing concept.

The summer is two months of rediscovering your style. Don’t waste it.

 

Allie Mitchell ❤

BREAKING: Donald Sterling Banned For Life

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver

Earlier today, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that Donald Sterling is banned for life.

Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was allegedly heard on recordings released by TMZ and Deadspin making racist comments while arguing with his girlfriend, Vanessa Stiviano. As promised, the NBA conducted a thorough investigation and it was determined that the male voice heard on the recordings belongs to Sterling.

Sterling is not allowed at any NBA games, practices or activities, he is banned from all LA Clippers facilities and he is not allowed to partake in any of the team’s operations. He is also barred from attending NBA Board of Governors meetings, and he may be forced to sell the team.

Sterling was fined $2.5 million which, Silver says, will be donated to organizations that advocate against discrimination.

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Audio: LA Clippers Owner Makes Racist Comments

The picture that started the argument.
The picture that started the argument.

TMZ released an audio recording of Donald Sterling making racist remarks during an argument with his biracial girlfriend, Vanessa Stiviano. The argument ensued after Stiviano posted pictures of herself with NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson on Instagram.

Sterling has since been slammed by NBA stars, celebrities and public figures alike including Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Barack Obama and Snoop Dogg. Sterling initially denied that it was him on the tape and accused someone of trying to ruin his reputation. However, Stiviano confirmed, through her lawyer, that the recording is real. Although Stiviano confirmed the authenticity of the recording, she denies leaking it to the media.

Listen to the recording below.

 

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Finals Fashion

In college, there are two different types of people. Different in outfit choices, but united in attempting graduation. These two types of people are as follows:

The fashion dresser: wakes up early enough to get dressed, puts a decent amount of make up on each and every day, may or may not pick out clothes the night before.

The college is not a fashion show dresser: owns multiple pairs of nike shorts and sweatpants, their hair down or buns are their best friends, a little mascara or some blush will suffice.

Despite everything though, everyone one of those people comes collectively together to hate one week. That week is called finals week. A week where the stress of your wardrobe is not a particular priority next to the impending tests that may or may not decide your final grade. *cough cough* gpa *cough cough* Finals is a time where the “college is not a fashion show” dresser may win out against the “fashion” dresser. Because you are to stressed to care and to tired to pick anything out the night before.

But wait. In light of all the stress and all the agony, there is a sparkle at the end of the tunnel, lovelies. I have my personal dislike of sweatpants for myself, but to those who love them, no worries. You know those Victoria’s secret matching outfits you’ve always worn because they are comfy. Well there is your answer..there is a fashion silver lining. It is bumming it in the most fashionable sense. Why yes, these blue sweatpants and that white v-neck im wearing is comfortable…and yes I do know my neutral colored flip flips or the ever popular Chacos works well with them.

You are stressed enough over everything else on your plate..this is the one and only time to not care..ermm..well care a little bit..i mean you never know who you might run into..appearances matter. Seriously.

Allie Mitchell ❤

 

Are We DONE Yet?!

It seems like we have officially reached that point in the semester where there is almost nothing left for us to give. We’re tired, NO…we’re exhausted. As time is dwindling down, and we find ourselves at the last pages of our syllabus we start to question if we have enough in us to make it to the last week. As a unit, students are literally crawling towards the summer break. It has been essay after essay, project after project, exam after exam, and I think I speak for everyone when I say, “When is it OVER?!” Every minute of the day seems to be dedicated to work, and honestly I think everyone is ready for some good ole fashioned chill time.

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Majority of colleges have about a week of real school left, and finals following the week after. The thought is terrifying. Class averages are currently straddling the line between two grades, and time is running out in our quest to achieve the higher one. End-of-semester stress combined with end-of-semester exhaustion is enough to have people seriously thinking if McDonalds would have been a better option for their futures. Dropping out has begun to be a thought every time we wake up for a class, write a paper, walk to the library, or complete MyMathLab assignments.

We must remember to keep the vision of the future in mind during these times of hardship. Our college institutions play vital roles in helping us achieve our dreams and aspirations. Yes, it’s hard. Yes, we’re tired. But instead of thinking of all the negatives maybe we should stop and ask ourselves: if it was easy, would it even be worth it? Would completing college be such a great feat if it was effortless? Would your dreams and aspirations be worthwhile if anyone could achieve them? No. We need this time period of struggle to show us that in the end everything will be worth it. As of right now we must finish strong, and when we feel ourselves falling short we must look to our future to remind us of our purpose.

Jordyn Jones, Staff Writer

April Showers Bring…Hot Spring Lip Colors, Inspired by May Flowers!

Spring is well under way and that means flowers are starting to awake from their winter slumber and bloom beautifully. Everything Exclusive Magazine wants to use this beautiful natural phenomenon to inspire you to spice up your lipstick collection! See something you like? All the details for each lipstick shown are provided for your convenience!

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Specs: Maybelline New York Super Stay 14hr Lipstick in “Keep Me Coral”

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Inspiration: Peruvian Lilies

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Specs: Mac Satin Lipstick in “Cherish”

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Inspiration: Cherry Blossoms

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Specs: L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lipstick in “Rambling Rose”

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Inspiration: Light Pink Phlox

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Specs: Mac Crème Sheen Lipstick in “Speak Louder”

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Inspiration: Coreopsis Strawberry Punch

Brandi Giles

Editor, Health & Beauty

Image Sources:

1. http://www.varietyflorist.com

2. User: Tawashi2006- wikimedia.org

3. http://www.flowershopnetwork.com

4. flowergardengirl.com