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Volume 89 (Fall 2017 - Spring 2018)

Fall Fashion Trends for 2017

Fall Fashion Trends 2017Fall means crisp cool air, pumpkin picking, and of course pumpkin spice lattes. With temperatures decreasing, many of us can’t wait to break out our fall apparel that mirror the many colors of the season. So if you want to look your best with a PSL in hand, keep reading to discover this season’s hottest trends.

The color scheme of fall usually consists of reds, burnt oranges, and browns. However, Glamour Magazine, New York Fashion Week, and Michael Kors have strayed away from the typical to offer fresh looks for this season’s fashion. Glamour decided to take on fall by putting a dark twist on spring florals and calling them “moody florals.” So pink, lavender, and light yellow florals have made the transition to black, white, and burgundy.

While Glamour is keeping it simple with this year’s fall fashion trends, New York Fashion Week’s (NYFW) designers diversified fall fashion with unique designs. Similar to Glamour, burgundy was a very popular color for NYFW because of its rich, regal look. Shirts and dresses with fringes are also making a comeback as a simple way to add a sense of playfulness to any outfit.

NYFW has also incorporated a lot of gold into this season’s attire. It is a nice alternative to yellow, and it is a color that transitions nicely from the start of the fall months all the way to Christmas and the New Year. Regardless of color or fringes, one last fashion trend from NYFW is coziness because comfort never goes out of style. There is nothing better than a soft, warm flannel or an oversized sweater for a busy day of classes.

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Find Your Shade: Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Line

Rihanna Fenty Beauty Line 1After about two years of development, teasing, and sneak peaks for Rihanna’s newest project Fenty Beauty, the wait has finally come to an end. On September 8, the celebrity’s beauty line finally became available at Sephora and fans absolutely lost it. This is quite different from work she has done for MAC in the past. Some may question why a successful singer like Rhianna would want to break into the world of beauty. John Inzero, a professor of communication, believes, “Many celebrities want to create a brand based on their lifestyles, giving fans a connection to their idols to be more like them.”

Inzero used the example of Michael Jordan and the iconic “Be Like Mike” commercial for Gatorade to illustrate his claim. When we see celebrities endorse certain brands as well as brands of their own, we all get a little satisfaction knowing our favorite celebrities use the same brands we do.

Rihanna’s weapon of choice for self-expression is makeup, and her Fenty Beauty line is a direct reflection of the artist’s creativity and individuality. The collection consists of a total of eighty products including a KillaWatt/Match Stix shimmer Skinstick highlighter, primer, Match Stix conceal and contour, Invisimatte blotting powder, tools, a universal Gloss Bomb, and lastly the most talked about, forty different shades of foundation, Pro Filt’r.

The entire collection prides itself on being 100 percent cruelty- free. This selling point urges me to let Rihanna take all of my money, and I’m sure many fans would agree. The Pro Filt’r foundations, especially the darker shades sold out within the blink of an eye, being the biggest hit along with the KillaWatt highlighter. The line literally “throws shade” with its multiple foundation shades.

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Organize Your Life

Organize Your LifeIt is not stress that kills us, but our reaction to it. When juggling a busy schedule, it is best to tackle things one at a time rather than obsessing over everything you have on your plate.

As college students we are constantly concerned with the amount of credits we have to take, assignment deadlines, readings, and quizzes. We allow our course syllabi to shape our lives for the next semester. We sometimes stress about the stress that we know is coming along with the new semester.

One great way to juggle a busy schedule is to get organized. It is a simple yet beneficial way to take control of everything on your plate. Planners are the perfect solution for that. Jot down what needs to be done and when, and tackle one thing at a time. In doing so, it is also helpful to prioritize your tasks so that important things are taken care of first. There is nothing quite better than the feeling of checking tasks off of your to do list.

A Senior Communication student, Kayla Cardona stays organized to balance her last semester and working full-time. “It’s extremely important for me to have everything mentally sorted to meet all my deadlines. I am pretty stressed with my busy schedule, so going to the gym is a great way to block out the world eliminate some of that stress,” said Cardona.

Another way to handle a busy schedule is to allocate specific times for certain tasks, for example homework, working out, and seeing friends.

Kayla Greiss, a freshman social work student said, “I’m still getting used to my schedule with classes and work three times a week but I organize my week in a planner and set aside certain times a day for my homework, seeing friends, and relaxing with Netflix on.”

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Find Your Niche: The Benefits of Getting Involved at MU

Benefits Of Getting Involved At MUCollege can be the best four years of your entire life…or the worst; it all depends on you. Almost anyone who graduated college would tell you that the absolute key to making the best of your four years is getting involved on campus. Another part of that key is also studying a subject that you love.

Getting involved does so many things for you. It introduces you to people who have the same or similar interests to you, it provides you with fun extracurricular work and events, and it really gives you another purpose on campus than just being a student.

Amy Bellina, Director of Student Activities, said, “Getting involved helps students feel connected to and a part of Monmouth University.  It is an opportunity to meet people, support each other, learn from your experiences here, and build a resume through outside of the classroom opportunities.”

Monmouth’s campus has hundreds of organizations, clubs, and service opportunities that anyone can get involved in and if you don’t see something you like or you want to add to the selections, you can do that too.

These clubs, organizations, etc. all surround one main idea or purpose that is applicable to the hobbies/interests of many students. This is why when you join one thing, it opens you up to your own little world filled with people that share a common interest. This makes it easier to make friends to begin with, if you are a freshman, or to add to your already existing friend group.

Senior biology student, Shannon Marren, is involved in an incredible amount of things on campus. She is captain of the Monmouth Dance Team, a sister of Alpha Xi Delta, a member and mentor of the Honors School, a member of numerous honor societies, and was most recently an Orientation Leader this past summer.

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