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Extend the trend: Battle of the blender

By Abby Wisecarver | December 12, 2018

We all have different ways of applying makeup, and makeup applicators come in all different forms and at different costs; however, the foundation is a key step in the makeup process and can either make or break a look.Most people today use a beauty sponge,...

My Experience at the National College Media Convention

By Abby Wisecarver | December 3, 2018

Conventions are an important thing to attend to, whether they are for a job or a major. I recently went to a convention and learned many amazing ideas that I can now implement into my job.I attended the National College Media Convention in Louisville,...

20 signs you might be a NIU huskie

By Abby Wisecarver | November 16, 2018

When thinking of going to college, I never thought I would end up at NIU.You may feel the same way, but after reading these 20 signs, you might decide you are a Huskie at heart.1. You don’t mind living in the middle of a corn field.via GIPHY 2. A million...

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Happy World Kindness Day!

By Abby Wisecarver | November 13, 2018

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Cute, easy Halloween makeup looks

By Abby Wisecarver | October 30, 2018

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Happy National ‘I Love Lucy’ Day!

By Abby Wisecarver | October 15, 2018

October 15 is National “I Love Lucy” Day, and it's only fair to compare this holy grail television show to college. Here are five times the iconic “I Love Lucy” was right about collegiate life. When your Professor says to turn in your homework...

Seven Considerations when thinking about joining Greek life

By Abby Wisecarver | October 12, 2018

For some people, joining a sorority or fraternity is the best part about their college career. Others pride themselves in never participating in it. Whether Greek life is for you or not, there are many considerations to think about before joining. So,...

Extend the Trend: Three Fall Makeup Trends

By Abby Wisecarver | October 10, 2018

Out with the bright lipsticks and in with the gold eyeshadows! There are bound to be many makeup trends that come with the changing of the season. Where beauty is concerned, makeup is constantly evolving. Here are three new trends that seem to be making...

Journey with Me: My Weight Loss Trip Week Seven

By Abby Wisecarver | August 12, 2018

Week SevenAs my weight loss journey is coming to an end, I’ve realized it’s important to be mindful that life’s gonna happen, but you have to be willing to take care of yourself. These past weeks I have proven to myself that if I have a goal in...

Journey with Me: My Weight Loss Trip Week Six

By Abby Wisecarver | August 5, 2018

Week SixAs Rihanna once said, “Work, work, work, work, work…” is all I’ve been doing this summer. A job is important in order to put money in your wallet, but it’s also important to take care of yourself. Life is (thankfully) back to normal...

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3 ways to know if the tattoo is right for you

By Abby Wisecarver | July 17, 2018

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Journey with Me: My Weight Loss Trip Week 3

By Abby Wisecarver | July 15, 2018

Week ThreeAs the weeks fly by, working out has gotten so much easier. At this point, going to the gym every morning is a part of my daily routine. But with every part of a daily routine, some things are harder to keep up than others. With me working every...