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Hong Kong: Cultural Reflection

Note: This was one of my final reports due at the end of my study abroad trip to Hong Kong. Introduction I was so excited to be traveling outside of the United States for this study abroad program. I experienced many firsts including my first plane ride, my first time overseas and my first time … Continue reading

“WTFYGD?” by Tameka “Tiny” Harris — Song Review

Originally posted on EVERYTHING EXCLUSIVE MAGAZINE:
On July 22, Tameka “Tiny” Harris released her new single “WTFYGD?” The song is basically about a woman who is at a low point in her relationship. She feels as if she’s being taken advantage of, and she’s tired of being mistreated by her man. She talks about how…

When Your Summer Fling Wants MORE

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Summer break is coming to a close and school will be starting soon. As classes begin, summer romances will end… Or maybe not. What happens when your summer fling wants more? More as in, a legit relationship: commitment, dates–the whole nine. Some of you may have already had this…

Follow Directions or Your Phone Will Blow Up

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Actual photo of the burned phone. In Texas, a 13-year-old girl slept as her Samsung Galaxy S4 caught fire. Her pillow, sheets and mattress were also destroyed. While¬†Samsung vowed to replace everything, this raises questions on whether or not it is wise for people to ignore the user guides…

A Crop Top Affair

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Your parents may hate them. Your friends may think they’re cute. And you may want one in every color. It’s called a crop top. Those things that cover you up until around¬† an inch or two from your belly button. Yes, those things. They are a fine asset for…

Emergency Pageant Kit: What to Bring to Your Next Competition

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Miss Oklahoma USA 2012 during the evening gown preliminary at the Miss USA 2012 competition. Prepping for a beauty pageant can be a lot of hard work, but it doesn’t have to be painful. While you’re gathering your make-up, hair products and wardrobe for the competition, be sure to…

Natural Diaries: High Fashion

Okay. So I totally forgot to tell you all about the time I wore my natural hair during my study abroad trip to Hong Kong. The whole trip, I had opted to wear a sew-in, and thanks to the humid climate, it didn’t work out too well. Toward the end of the trip, my roommate … Continue reading

Studying Abroad: What Every College Student Needs to Know

Originally posted on EVERYTHING EXCLUSIVE MAGAZINE:
In May, I had the chance to study abroad in Hong Kong. It was my first time overseas, and I learned a lot–not just academically and culturally, but about how it affected me as a person. I also learned a few life lessons, but most importantly, I had a…

“Mayor of Rap” — The Frank Willis LP Review

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The Frank Willis LP, hosted by DJ Smallz, was released last Thursday, July 10th. Since its release, the mixtape has received more than 900 views, and counting. Of course, I had to listen to it myself, especially since Frank Willis is a local artist. I must say, I was…

Top 5 Highlights From The 2014 BET Awards

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L to R: Trey Songz, August Alsina, Chris Brown The 2014 BET Awards Show is said to have topped those held in previous years. Hosted by legendary comedian Chris Rock, this star-studded event included appearances from Kerry Washington and Larenz Tate, performances from Usher and Jennifer Hudson, and a…

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