LIFE+STYLE / February 9, 2018 New York Fashion Week Faces Alterations Ahead of Autumn/Winter Show

   By Jamara Robinson , Life+Style Reporter (@itsJamara) New York Fashion Week, one of fashion’s most prominent events, is back for the Autumn/Winter season. Designers such as Feng Chen Wang and Philipp Plein have already kicked off the seven-day event with trend-setting fashion shows, but there’s still great moments to come. Nineteen-year-old Nigerian designer, Taofeek...

LIFE+STYLE / February 9, 2018 Four Date Options to Show Your Partner That You Love Them

By: Daisha Banks, Life+Style Reporter (@___rosyyy) Valentine’s Day is a day dedicated to love. Whether that love is for a partner or for oneself, it is often hard to find creative and exciting things to do. Here is a list of potential date ideas for those feeling the pressure as we get closer to Feb.14....

LIFE+STYLE / February 1, 2018 Black Models Who Strode the Way

By: Sonniya Springer, Life+Style Reporter (@slimmthedoll)   Contrary to popular belief, modeling is not easy—especially for African-Americans trying to break into the exclusive industry. Much of the discussion centers around diversity on the runway and the role designers play in casting their models but what about the challenges models of color face once passed the...

LIFE+STYLE / February 1, 2018 Healthy Bites to Eat in DC #HeartHealthMonth

By: Melisa Philogene, Health and Wellness Reporter (@AYEEMel)   Not only are we coming up on one month until spring break, it’s also Heart Health Month! Whether you will be living your best life lying on a sandy beach, impacting a community abroad or just wanting to make sure you’re taking care of your body,...

LIFE+STYLE / February 1, 2018 5 Free Black History Month Events to Attend in D.C. this Month

By Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) Photo via: National Portrait Gallery It’s that time of the year again to celebrate all that it means to be black AND proud. Black History Month is a time of learning and reflection and is celebrated here in Washington, D.C., in many different ways. From theatre and dance to...

LIFE+STYLE, OPINION / January 20, 2018 18 Movies to look forward to in 2018

Taiyler Mitchell, Life+Style Reporter (@taivlersimone) Indulging in movies is a favorite pastime of many students. Maybe it’s the relentless amount of work we get from professors, the never-ending battle in the financial aid office, the lack of nutrients we get from the cafe or maybe Howard has nothing to do with it and we just...

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20 Covers for 20 Years of XXL Magazine
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20 Covers for 20 Years of XXL Magazine

By Jamara Robinson, Life+Style Reporter, (@itsJamara) XXL Magazine, one of the most popular hip-hop publications in the country, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. With its release in 1997, the magazine has remained a pillar for hip-hop and has kept up that standard through its strong print circulation and notable Freshman Class list, to name…

Is Netflix Really Taking Over?
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Is Netflix Really Taking Over?

By Nancy Vu, Life and Style Reporter (@RaiderNancy) Netflix recently announced that it would be breaking into the world of comedy. As a precursor to its comedic debut, Netflix placed billboards throughout Los Angeles and New York City with large black letters stating, “Netflix is a joke.” The streaming service made its big reveal during…

Welcome to Joon: Air France’s Millennial Airline
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Welcome to Joon: Air France’s Millennial Airline

By: Olivia Davis, Life + Style Reporter (@_oliviarae_) As a new generation arises, companies are scrambling to create the perfect marketing campaign to target a young audience. According to Live Science, millennials–adults born between 1982 and 2004–are known for their confidence, liberal views, self-expression and reception to new ideas and ways of living. Air France’s…

Why You Should Be Practicing Yoga (and Where on a Student Budget)
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Why You Should Be Practicing Yoga (and Where on a Student Budget)

By: Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) Yoga, along with its natural health benefits, has been around for over 5,000 years. Its focus on the body’s natural tendency towards health and self-healing creates strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body. “Yoga is calming and relaxing and allows you to maintain an internal sense…

The ‘Less-Chocolate’ City: Gentrification in D.C.
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The ‘Less-Chocolate’ City: Gentrification in D.C.

By Raaziq Brown, Culture Reporter (@RaaziqMasud) Gentrification is a phenomenon that is nationally altering urban communities. Portland, Minneapolis and Washington D.C. are the leading cities in which gentrification has a hold–the latter of which we, as Howard students, can see with our own eyes. A demographic analysis conducted by Governing.com concluded that between 2000 and…

“I’m a vegan, I eat plant products, not that bloody food”: The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet
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“I’m a vegan, I eat plant products, not that bloody food”: The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

By Melisa Philogene, Health and Wellness Reporter (@AYEEmel) On March 7, 2017, our world became a little greener following the release of the groundbreaking Netflix documentary, What the Health. The film prompted a frenzy of individuals beginning to switch over to a plant-based diet, ditching their old processed food diets for #MealPrepSundays and #MeatlessMondays. However,…

From Controversy to Collaboration: Dapper Dan for Gucci
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From Controversy to Collaboration: Dapper Dan for Gucci

By: Jamara Robinson, Life+Style Reporter (@itsJamara) Legendary fashion designer, Daniel Day, better known as Dapper Dan, was a pioneer for urban luxury fashion during the 1980s in Harlem. Dan would take high-end brands, such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Fendi, and embellish their logos in a way that would fit the cultural style interests of…

Yes, You Need to Get Your Hands on Some Fenty Beauty
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Yes, You Need to Get Your Hands on Some Fenty Beauty

By: Jamara Robinson, Life+Style Reporter (@itsJamara) Edited By: Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) Rihanna has made her mark in the music and fashion industry throughout her career. After a number of collaborations with major brands such as PUMA, MAC and Manolo Blahnik, the 29-year-old has branched off to finally create her own—Fenty Beauty. On Sept….

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