Ciara Has a New Man!

14302689412115Ciara and Russell Wilson made their first public appearance as a couple at the White House State Dinner on Tuesday.

Ciara, 29, and Wilson, 26, have been making waves across social media ever since. The couple was reported as engaging in heavy PDA throughout the course of the event. Meanwhile, fans of the singer have been taunting Future, Ciara’s ex and father of her son.

From leaving footballs under his Instagram pictures to reposting the meme “When you upgrade from Trap House to White House,” the digital world has not let up on Future. Social media users have even alluded to Ciara’s “I Bet” being about him.

While Ciara and Wilson’s relationship is still fresh and new, it’s obvious that they are happy and enjoying the moment. That’s all that really matters, right?

Check out Ciara’s hit single “I Bet” below.

Zeta Phi Beta… The Gang?

On April 29th, CNN’s Erin Burnett made headlines after her voiceover crossed with video images of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority members in Baltimore. Though many believe she may have blatantly referenced them as a gang, others believe that it was a technical error on the production team’s part. What do you think? Watch the video below.

 

 

Fuck, I Never Actually Learned Shit…

untitled1It’s finals season, yet again.

College students far and wide are scrambling to look over their notes, make flash cards, re-read their textbooks and pray for a miracle. Finals may actually be a breeze for some, but for others? They trigger the “fuck, I never actually learned shit!” alarm. So what do you do when your final is days away, and you can’t remember ANYTHING you learned throughout the semester?

1.) Calm down.

Honestly, if you’ve been making good grades throughout the semester, you should be fine. Nine times out of 10, all of the info that was included in your assignments and quizzes will be on your final. And even if you end up failing your final exam, it won’t be enough to make you fail the class. You might get bumped down a letter grade, but you’ll be fine.

On the other hand, if your grades are not so good…

2.) Talk to your professor.

I swear, sometimes your performance in the class isn’t as bad as you think. Talk to your professor about your current grade, and ask about the minimum you need to make on the final to pass the class. You might only need a 59 on the final to avoid taking the course again.

But if you need an 89 or better…

3.) CRAM LIKE CRAZY!

Academic professionals advise against this, but regardless, this seemed to work for a lot of my classmates over the years. Get some flash cards, review your study guide (if your professor was nice enough to give you one), re-highlight your notes, re-read the chapters you need and take extra notes, take frequent breaks to avoid a mental break down, and get a classmate to quiz you right before the test starts. Cramming isn’t easy, and it’s taught me to study ahead of time (not really), but you can make it work. I wouldn’t advise doing this for EVERY test, but sometimes life gets in the way and we fall behind. Only use cramming when necessary, not when you “don’t feel like” being on top of your studies.

To all of our readers who are in the mist of this Final Exam storm, we wish you the best of luck. Be sure to eat a well-balanced breakfast, try to get enough sleep the night before and relax. You got this!

The Kylie Jenner Challenge: Why…

Oh, the infamous Kardashians have “broken the internet” once again. This time, Kylie Jenner is the center of the C9ptO3Acontroversy. No, this is not about her recent “shade wars” with rapper Tyga’s ex, Blac Chyna. This is about her…lips. Go ahead and laugh. Yes, her lips have caused many people (not just women) to attempt to achieve this look with a shot glass…A SHOT GLASS (let that sink in). The #KylieJennerChallenge that has created a lot buzz on social media involves you inserting your lips into a shot glass and sucking. Once you remove the shot glass, you lips should appear very balloon-like.

The catch is, it does not go down right away.

Like every other challenge on the internet, people are warned not to try it. However, monkey see…monkey do. Now, many girls are complaining that their lips will not deflate, they are in pain, and their skin around the lip area is irritated. Go figure.

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Kylie recently responded to criticism over this new challenge by tweeting, “I’m not here to try & encourage people/young girls to look like me or to think this is the way they should look… I want to encourage people/young girls like me to be YOURSELF & not be afraid to experiment w your look.”

Doctors are very concerned about this lip plumping technique, but they are not the only ones expressing their feelings towards this challenge. A number of people from the African American community have also expressed their disapproval of this challenge. One person tweeted, “Don’t forget, these are the features they tried to teach you to hate. video-undefined-27D3A2B500000578-826_637x356” as a response to this challenge that many feel is a way to emulate African American features.

Kylie is still claiming to have never been under the knife, but the jury is still out of that. One thing we know for sure is that this challenge should be buried for good.

-Michaela C., Associate Editor