Future of Fashion

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“I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.” – Ralph Lauren   Several talented freshmen in the fashion design program, in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, are on the cusp of breaking into the fashion industry. These up-and-coming designers each have their own unique take on designing and idea of what the future of fashion will look like. Mackenzie and Helena both spent summers working alongside designers in the dynamic, and trendy studios of New York City.  Sophia’s easy-going bohemian inspiration comes from growing up on the beaches of California. High fashion designers inspire Brittany, with their ability to remain timeless and adapt to an ever-changing society. Alex envisions her designs on every...

All Choked Up

Trends by Tres Choker

It was sometime between the stages of ruffled mini skirts and the dawn of Aeropostale graphic tees that many of us tiny trendsetters began to stretch rings of springy plastic around our necks in delight. They were black, rainbow, and sometimes beaded—they were the iconic choker necklaces and we loved them. Fast forward to 2014, when teens and young adults have unpredictably reincarnated these tight necklaces, pulling the basic black ones from the depths of their junk drawers and purchasing the season’s upgraded versions as well. What has sparked this revival? Well, fashion is notorious for recycling old trends. Crop tops, plaid skirts, and flannels have already made their way from closets in the 90s to the modern ensembles of college...

Decoding YikYak

YikYak

One quick scroll through Syracuse’s Yik Yak feed is all it took to get me hooked. I mean, what’s not to like? The thoughts running through the minds of college students are quite entertaining to say the least. And whether we admit it or not, we’ve all had competitions with our roommates to see who could get the most upvotes on a post. By now, we’ve pretty much figured out how to navigate the app, but if you haven’t, here is how to decode even the most basic yaks: Yak: “Shoutout to the girl wearing the green top and black leggings” Meaning: Let’s admit it, we’ve all read these yaks and casually looked down to see what we were wearing. A guess would be that 99% of the time it’s not you, but you secretly want it to be. I...

16 Reasons Why We All Needed This Break

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1. First thing’s first: Registration had my hair falling out. 2. Snow? Not yet, mother nature, NOT YET 3. The anticipation of sandal-less showers 4. Rewarding our dying taste buds 5. Thanksgiving feasts galore 6. A little peace and quiet before hell week 7. About time, since we had no such thing as Fall Break 8. No. 8 AMs. for. a. WEEK. Am I in heaven?!!?! 9. Binge watching Netflix was necessary for our well-being 10. Our eyes and ears have had enough of “Construction Season” 11. Catching up on lost sleep 12. Cheap laundry (muchas gracias mom and dad) But where do I put all of this… 13. Being reminded how to drive a car 14. The joy that is lesser taxed booze from our home states 15. Free Alcohol (thank you again family) Toto, I...

Going Home for the First Time

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Although we’ve settled into this wonderful campus we now call home (we love you, Cuse), our real home is calling our name. The thought of seeing our family and friends from high school excited us all the way up until Thanksgiving Break started. For some of us lucky ones who don’t live too far away from home and have already taken a trip back, we certainly had high expectations. After the ticket for our trip home was purchased or our parents scheduled a time to pick us up, the excitement began. As the day came closer, home was all we could think about. We couldn’t wait to get away from communal bathrooms, dining hall food, and our exhausting class schedules. We longed for the day we could comfortably sleep in our own bed and shower...

Dancing, Food, and Philanthropy

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Winter Mixer Helps Raise Money for Habitat Bummed out that you can’t go to those date formals until spring?  You’re in luck! There will be a freshman mixer December 5th!  OrangeSeeds will be hosting the Winter Mixer, which will be an awesome night of dancing, singing, eating, and hanging out with friends.  Insomnia Cookies will be there, so you better not miss out!  Semiformal dress is encouraged, but not necessary- we just want you to be comfortable.  The Mixer is from 7:30 – 10 PM in Hall of Languages 500.  Pick up your tickets for $5 from the box office in Schine starting Wednesday, December 3rd.  Best of all you will be doing good for the community due to the fact that 100% of proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity...

5 Ways to Survive Being Sick in College

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Ah, college.  It comes with parties, all-nighters and…being sick?  Yes, unfortunately, being perpetually sick comes with the job of Full-Time College Student.  Something about living in close quarters with hundreds of others whose hygiene is questionable is to blame for that.  Or maybe it’s the fact that since you no longer have your mom to scream at you to put a coat on, you’re exercising your newfound freedom to wear basketball shorts and a t-shirt on your walk to class in the middle of a snowstorm.  Because you’re an adult and can make your own decisions, damnit!  Whatever the reason for your never-ending sniffles (or aches, or fatigue, or migraines, or what-have-you), may the following tips help ease your pain! 1. Just...

36 Thoughts We All Had During Scheduling

MySlice New Look

Okay, next semester’s schedule. I got this. Oh Amy wants to get pizza at Varsity in a half hour. I’ll totally be done with this by then. Should I tell her I’ll go? I mean I just had pizza in the dining hall for lunch… But pizza is relatively healthy right? I mean there’s sauce…and cheese…and…. Schedule. I have a schedule to make. Focus! Okay so I need to pick classes for my core…let me get out this course catalog… Geeze this book weighs a TON! I feel like a weakling… I really need to start hitting the gym more. My arms are embarrassing. Let me see if Jenny’s free tomorrow for some weights. Okay. Courses. Let’s see… I need to find a lab science. Oh AST 101, this looks interesting! I’m totally into...

Most Fashionable Freshmen on the Hill

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Making the effort to put together an outfit every gets harder and harder with each passing week. Endless tests, papers, and parties, coupled with minimal amounts of sleep have left some freshmen walking across the quad in clothes that look suspiciously similar to last week’s. Maybe its just because they have been drained of creativity after dedicating all their time to school work.  If you belong to this disgruntled crowd of outfit repeaters and sweatshirt sporters, head to CollegeFashionista, the online fashion magazine for college students, for some style inspiration. CollegeFashionista established its presence online in the summer of 2009. What began as just a small publication for five universities has expanded into a thriving...