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Taking Time To Appreciate Life

In some people’s minds, they see schooling as something that has to be done consecutively. Year after year they attend school until it is time to graduate. For these people this is the plan of action that makes the most sense for them. Some, on the other hand, feel that it is best to take some time off and explore the world or embark on other endeavors that appeal to them. YHM interviews recent returned student Kristee Rosa and asks her the benefits of taking time off before returning to school. For me, it was a very easy decision to take some time off. I attended school for two years and found myself growing bored and unmotivated in my studies. I took time off from schooling to work, travel, and give my brain time to relax. When it was time to go back to school, I realized that I appreciated the idea of getting an education so much more. Giving myself that break ensured that I wasn’t burnt out and stressed about the workload that …

School Time Fun

Anxiety, stress, and tension may be some words that people may associate with school. The remembrance of long hours spent studying for exams, and constant headaches from looking at the computer screen for hours on end. But, there are those who look forward to school and see it to be a place where you can mingle, meet new people, and get a great education while doing it. Shayla Diaz, a recent graduate from Purchase College, reminisces about her college days with YHM. I knew people who never wanted summer to end, and hated the idea of school but I was never one of those people. Every year I looked forward to going back to school and seeing the people I may not have gotten a chance to see while we were away. I also loved getting the chance to be in an environment where I would get to learn new things and show what I was capable of. I appreciated the opportunity that was given to me because I knew that there were people out …

In Charge Of Your Own Time

For some people, summer is a time filled with hot days on the beach, ice cold drinks, and late night swims. For others, summer is occupied with filing papers, fetching coffee, and pitching ideas. As we grow older there is a balance that needs to be found between work and play. In coming Senior, Claudia Surdi, knows all about the all-important concept of time management, so YHM asks her to tell her thoughts on the subject. When summer comes, all you really want to do is throw on a bathing suit and lay out in the sun like many summers before. However, becoming an adult changes that. I have learned that this is the time where we need to get our priorities straight. During the day we get used to being inside an office setting and doing “grown up” things because we know that in the long run it will improve our futures. When the nights come, this is when we get to let loose and do all the things that we love to do …

Love the Skin You’re In

The media today places such a high emphasis on a person’s appearance that it can cause high amounts of stress on people, especially women. Everyone works hard to be what society deems as “perfect,” and may lose sight of what is truly important. What matters most is that they feel comfortable with themselves, no matter what others may think of them. Student, Stephanie Smith, tells YHM why she thinks it is important that people believe in themselves and pay no attention to the thoughts of others. First and foremost, I believe that people must live their lives for themselves.  We should not have to go through life constantly worrying about what the person next to us thinks about our hair or the outfit we are wearing. When people are comfortable within their own skin, and accepting of themselves, confidence will exude and make you more approachable to others. When you act with grace and confidence, those around you will see that and treat you with the highest levels of respect. Once you accept yourself and …

Finding Your Place

Everyone’s biggest fear when going to school, especially as a new student, is that they are going to have a hard time making friends. In popular culture, they depict schools to be a place where cliques and bullying thrive. Some think the only way they can make friends is to act or dress a certain way in order to fit in. YHM asks student, Bonnie Wong, what she thinks are the best ways to make friends while not changing yourself in the process. It is intimidating when you enter into a new environment, especially a school, by yourself with no support system. You think that you have to do whatever it takes to fit in with the “popular” crowd. Over the years I have learned that the easiest way to make friends is to be yourself. Don’t be what you think people want you to be, be who you want to be. The people who want to be in your life will gravitate towards your personality. I don’t want to be cliché but I truly …

Traditionally Unique

There are a billion people in this world and almost everyone has a culture that they represent within society. Each culture has its own customs and ideals that may be important to them. Along with these ideas, many of the cultures have clothing and garments specific to them. YHM asks Fatmata Rogers how she presents her own style when wearing traditional African clothing. I love when I wear the clothing typical of my heritage. It’s my way to show my culture and educate people who may not necessarily know about it. I love to wear pieces with lots of colors and patterns that would definitely make me stand out in a crowd. I even like to add a statement piece of jewelry that will match with my outfit. Some may think when I wear African clothing that I am already sticking out but I love to stand out even more! I am proud of my heritage and I consider it to be a fashion statement within itself. By J’nel Billups Courtesy Photos