All posts tagged: Community

11 Healthy Ways Students Deal With Stress

College life is full of stressful moments that require major decisions. Almost every choice you make while in school affects both your academic and social life. With midterms coming up we decided to ask 11 young women how they deal with stressful situations in college. They offer healthy tips that you can use in your daily lives to overcome those big hurdles and keep your cool. Natasha, 20 / junior: I’m a junior in college and I’m really feeling the weight from my classes. My teachers expect the best from me and I have homework due almost every day. Life can be pretty overwhelming. Luckily, I workout a lot. I feel like it’s a great way to lessen my stress and calm my nerves. At the end of each day I visit my campus’ recreation center and join their fitness classes. Yoga, Pilates, and power flow are great workout routines to strength my body. Each session has several breaks focused on breathing so my body can relax. I advise anyone wanting a healthy and fit way …

YHM Special: Pursuing Our Dreams with Jannel Therese Varona

We always promote and push our readers to follow their dreams. Pursuing our dreams may not always be easy, but if we really want something, we should do everything in our power to get it. Our very own intern, Jannel Therese Varona, talks to YHM about going after her dreams as a journalist in the fashion and entertainment world and her resolutions for the New Year. YHM: Tell us a little about yourself. Jannel Therese Varona: I am an aspiring fashion and entertainment journalist. I want to conquer the fashion world one floor of the Hearst Tower at a time. YHM: In what ways have you followed your dreams and what would you tell someone about following theirs? JTV: I attended a lot of networking events and events that would continue to inspire me, and help fuel my determination to achieve my dream. The very last event I went to that impacted me the most was Seventeen Magazine’s Internships 101 Event. I was inspired by people such as Ann Shoket, the Editor in Chief of …

Against All Odds

When we’re little, the possibilities of life seem endless. We dream of becoming famous dancers, singers, doctors and politicians. Sometimes through the hardships of life, we forget the things that used to keep us up at night. We get caught up in school and getting good grades that we lose sight of our real passion. However, don’t worry! It’s never too late! This week we talked to college students Rachel McGoldrick and Kim McKinnon about how they pursued their passions against all odds. Rachel McGoldrick: My main passion in life, as long as I can remember has been singing. Kim McKinnon: For me, my passion has always been been running RM: When i was little, my mom would turn on the radio and let me sing “Baby Beluga” for hours on end. As I got older I began to take vocal lessons, participated in choirs and musicals, and even toured the East coast with an acapella group called the RocknRoll Chorus. I know success in the music industry is a long shot, but I’m lucky …

The Heroes Among Us

Throughout the month of July, YHM has been discussing things you need to know to become a hot young women today, such as sacrifice, independence, and hard work. Through our interviews with successful women across the country, we’ve noticed a common thread: to be successful, you need a goal and inspiration. In other words, every young woman needs a hero to look up to. This week, we talked to four Rutgers University sophomores who are just embarking on the journey of their dreams. For them, having a positive role model is not only beneficial, but necessary. What is a hero? A hero is someone who does anything in their power to make other people’s lives better – and that doesn’t always mean putting their own life on the line. It is a person who’s actions and thoughts are admired by someone else. ~Taylor Telesford To me a hero is someone who is willing to put the needs of others before his or her own. It’s someone who has compassion, integrity, and humility. A hero is …

Who Is Your Role Model Today?

Shelby Walerzak, 21, from Ocean Township, NJ, is an aspiring elementary school teacher with innovative views on who we as women look up to in society. YHM: Who do we put on a pedestal and why? Shelby: In our culture in general, I think that celebrities are put on a pedestal, but some of them have no talent. For example the Kardashians have  TV shows and are on the cover of magazines, but what do they do? We’re enthralled with their lives, but the reason they are famous is through their father and a sex tape. The wrong people are the ones we are most interested in. My first thought when you asked me this was Kate Middleton. She is involved in charity work, is a classy lady, and is always pictured with children. She has a lot of money like the Kardashians, but she uses her money wisely. J.K Rowling is also a good example. She’s not a millionaire anymore because she donated so much of her money. YHM: Who should really be our role models? Shelby: …

Giving Back Through Art

Heather Genia, Washington Why is it good to give back to your community? Where do you help out? I grew up with a totally different community than I have now. Being around Native Americans has allowed for me to come into my own identity. Family is crucial to my understanding of modern day issues in native communities. I express myself through my artwork and I am trying to be more political with it. Art is powerful and is how I contribute to my community. By Le’Ecia Farmer