How Running Helped Me Fall in Love

I wasn’t always a runner but I was always a competitor. I only started cross-country running to prepare for my freshman year basketball season, but I soon felt what they call the runners high. It took some time to figure out how to pace myself, but more importantly how to push mysef. Going into college I took a long (very long) break from running. I put down my shoes and picked up pizza, cookies, really anything that I wanted. Slowly but surely I ended up at 175 pounds the end of my sophomore year…

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July Dos & Don’ts

With summer in full swing you still have plenty of time to accomplish what you want this summer! With June over and August approaching sooner then you would like, now is the time to plan your July experiences before school has to start becoming a real thought. Here are just a few July suggestions: Do work the extra shift. You will need that money after the summer months! Don’t pass up a day or night at the lake. Do plan something you wouldn’t normally plan with your friends! Don’t forget to put on that…

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Play It Safe

The summer is here and we are at the peak of it! Around this time of year everyone is on their way to the beaches to walk the boardwalk, visit the water parks, travel, and much more. This is also the time of the year when people are jogging, playing sports, and participating  in the marathons, awesome right? But however, the summer is a very fun time of the year but can also be the most dangerous. During this time of year we tend to have days when it is…

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A New Blogger, Host, & Philadelphian

As a new Philadelphian, let me introduce myself. My name is Jordy Blaine, a 21-year-old from Washington and Montana interning as a host and blogger for The Hype TV Show. How did I end up in Philly? Well, back at school in Montana a dear friend of mine and I decided to embark on an adventure of exploring somewhere out of our element. We spent countless emails and hours looking for the right internships and opportunities to take us across the country and as I write this first blog post…

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Strawberries and Lemons….New Face Mask!

So we all know that the harsh winter is moving out and it is time for the warmer seasons to move in. Now think about it, when you think of strawberries and lemons what is the first thing that comes to mind. When I hear about those particular fruits I think of strawberry lemonade, spring and summer, beaches, refresh, and vacation. Strawberries have a lot of great things in them including vitamins, antioxidants, and more. They also help keep blood sugar at a balance, are great for weight loss, and…

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Colorism: Light vs. Dark

The Brown Paper Bag Test. Are you familiar with it? It is a discriminatory method that was designed with the mere purpose of segregating African American individuals based solely on their skin complexion. If your skin tone was lighter than the paper bag, it was presumed you were more attractive. If you were darker than the paper bag, you were deemed unattractive. Although the idea of a bag determining what persons are appealing and good-looking is completely absurd, the notion is still present in today’s society. For instance, look at…

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Being Confident in your Own Skin

    Seeing how children view their bodies compared to adults in this video produced by the Jubilee Project, a group of individuals who believe that doing good is contagious, reminds us of how we once thought of ourselves.  Why does growing up mean we have to want to be skinnier, taller, prettier, or just plain different than we are.  Loving yourself doesn’t have mean you don’t exercise or try to eat healthy, but it does mean looking at your motives.  Remember to do these acts to better yourself because…

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