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Summer Break Sippin’

You made it through finals week + even graduations! It’s time to raise your glass in an ultimate toast of conquering teacher lectures, rants from your parents and ultimate “cram a year in one night” sessions! You don’t have to be 21 to enjoy the flavorful concoction of summertime cocktails. MOCKtails are non-alcoholic drinks that you can make with friends and still feel fancy! Check out these recipes below:

Blueberry Mojito

6-8 mint leaves
Handful of fresh Blueberries slightly muddled together
2oz of Lime juice
2oz of Simple Syrup
Splash of Club soda
Directions: Add Ice. Shake.
*You can substitute blueberries for strawberries

Virgin Paloma

1.5oz Lime juice
1oz Grapefruit juice
1oz Agave syrup
Healthy pinch of salt
Directions: Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain over ice into a Collins glass and top with soda

Moscow Mule

1oz Lime juice
0.5 cup of ginger beer
1 tbsp simple syrup
2oz Tonic water
Ice
Directions: Add ingredients in a glass and stir well. Garnish with a slice of lime and a slice of fresh ginger

 

Lay back + sip. We won’t stress you with the thought of summer school, yet!

Tia B, Content Editor

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Finals Survival Kit!

Yay! The school year is almost over! The only thing left to conquer is finals week. The pressure of studying everything you’ve learned this year is on. But don’t stress too much because we’ve put together Final Exams Survival Kit that will get you through.

    1. Noise Cancelling Headphones – Headphones that cancel out all outside noises allow you to focus on the task at hand.
    2. Your favorite snacks – Use your favorite snacks as a reward for getting through that first chapter or memorizing formulas.
    3. Fresh Supplies – We all know how fresh supplies at the beginning of the school year make us feel good and put us in learning mode. Well, bring back that same energy during finals week with a fresh pack of pencils, highlighters, and sticky notes.

    4. Caffeine – Caffeine can give you that energy boost you’ll need when it starts to get late and you still have a sufficient amount of work to get done. Whether in the form of coffee or energy drink, make sure you consume in moderation.
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    5. Emergen-C : During finals week we dedicate long nights to studying and therefore result in less sleep, which weakens our immune system. Keep a packet of Emergen-C nearby just in case you start to feel a little under the weather.

You’re almost at the finish line! So don’t blow it, love. We’re ready to see your victory dance after you crush this semester!

Tia B., Content Editor

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Dear Mama!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and everyone is asking everyone else the big question: “What should I get my mom for Mother’s Day?” Well, just know that moms are usually content with cards and hugs but here are three suggestions if you’re looking to go the extra mile:

1. Let’s Nibble with Edible Arrangements! These crafty flower shaped fruit baskets are a treat that will win mom over every single time.

2. Soothing Spa Gift Basket! Put together some facial masks, a cleansing bar, shower gel, and a loofah. This is a great idea because you can design it yourself with the scents you know she’ll love.

3. Light Up Your Mom’s Heart With Candles! Candles are a great “when in doubt” option. There are a multitude of scents to choose from as well as different shapes and sizes. Our faves this season are Lumiere by Lisa!

Here’s the bright side; even if you don’t pick the perfect gift your mom will still love you!

 

Tia B., Content Editor

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All-Nighters Playlist!

The light at the end of second semester is so close it’s  blinding you!  We’ve put together the ultimate playlist to get you through your last set of  all-nighters.  Hit play + lock in!

STUDY BREAK PLAYLIST
Nice For What – Drake
All The Stars – Kendrick Lamar ft. SZA
Freaky Friday – Lil Dicky ft Chris Brown
Look Alive – Bloc Boy JB ft. Drake
Pray for Me – The Weeknd ft Kendrick Lamar
New Freezer – Rich The Kid ft Kendrick Lamar
Chloe x Halle- Money Everywhere

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Top Off – DJ Kahled ft Beyonce, Jay-Z, Future
I Do- Cardi B. Feat SZA
Best Life – Cardi B ft Chance The Rapper

You’ll Thank Us Later!

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Weekend Fresh!

 

Happy weekend, loves!

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Press Play: Trevor Jackson!

Summer is creeping up & we’re always in need of a dope playlist to get us moving at the next kickback, right? Well, we perked up our musical ears + gave a listen to Trevor Jackson’s Rough Drafts Pt. 1. and we’re feeling it… a lot! See what C.O.R.E had to say about it!

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“I listened to Rough Drafts Pt. 1 and it exceeded my expectations. This album is fire! All of the songs tell a story and give off a dope R&B/Hip-Hop vibe. A few songs that I especially like are My House, Anakin, Right Now, and How That Sound. This album proved how mature Trevor actually is and how he’s not only an actor but he’s also got serious vocals too. Plus, he can dance! This guy is a true triple threat and I’ll be singing along to his album all summer.” -Tia B., Content Editor

Give it a listen! You’ll thank us later!

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5 Click-Worthy Shows!

Spring break is here! Sure, it’s fun to catch up with your homegirls but what’s really better than snuggling up with your drizzled in butter popcorn + binge watching your fave shows. Wondering what to click on your screen, yeah well we go you covered!

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1. Seven Seconds- Who doesn’t love a good crime series with tons of twists + turns? Well, Seven Seconds should be your pick!

2. Grown-ish- From the style to the definitely real-life college experience we absolutely had to put new hit show Grown-ish on our list!

3. Stranger Things – Did someone say thrilling drama? Yep, well Stranger Things is calling your name!

4. 13 Reasons Why- Get caught up with the dramatic twists + turns in 13 Reasons Why this spring!

5. Black Lightning- We’re totally here for super heroes, especially when it includes dope, fly girl sheroes!

 

Happy Binge Watching!

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Weekend Fresh!

6 Campus-Ready Hairstyles!

Spring is about to say ‘hello’ to the world (even though it’s not feeling like it). Well, it’s always better to be prepared in the meantime! Check out 6 fresh hairstyles that will keep your tresses on point + can take you from class to the quad.

Fresh Faux Locs – Protective styles are easy + great for hair growth. Try faux locs to spice up your look this spring break.

Braided To The Back– Don’t be afraid of length + showing off your beautiful face. So opting for braided back styles are a must.

 Crochet Twists– Easy to install + dope style to rock from the dorm room into to the weekend.

Blow Out Double Buns– Get versatile with your tresses. Blow out your curls + add some volume to your styles.

Tribal Braids- Timeless braids that represent culture + style! You can never go wrong with tribal braids.

Hair Cuffs/Jewelry– Need a super quick makeover? Hair cuffs + jewelry will transform your look in seconds!

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Make Your Love Come Down!

So it’s the day of love + a lot of cheesiness, right? BUT  there’s nothing cheesy about spoiling yourself or atleast treating yourself for the small or big accomplishments you’ve started to knock out at the beginning of 2018, right? Well, no matter if you have a secret admirer or not, your love is all ya need to celebrate. Remember, loving yourself is a must + any others adjust a plus!

 

Doll up!– Okay, yes so if you’re in college you can sneak in between classes to get a mani or pedi. And even if you’re barely able to focus after 8 hours of walking the halls of your high school, make it a point to unwind after studying. That’s what study breaks are meant for! So pull out your go-to nail polish colors and knock out your home spa!

Bestie status! Valentine’s Day weekend couldn’t land on a better weekend, right? Forget the sappy love stories + grab your bestie to see Black Panther! Not only can you get caught up with the melanin magic on screen but you can just and enjoy + relax with your homegirls after conquering another week!

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Trade off! Okay, I know that we just ended holiday season but this one isn’t going to cost any coins. Okay, so hearing sweet things about yourself never gets old but we oftentimes take it for granted when we’re always with the people we love! So, trade off compliments! Whether it’s you + bff or you and your bf, each of you should say atleast 2 traits you appreciaite about the other. You would be amazed how people will never forget sweet truths about themselves!

Happy Valentine’s Day, loves!

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