New Year’s resolutions . . .

New Year’s resolutions . . .

. . . a step in the right direction or a waste of everyone’s time? I ask this not as a pessimist, but as one who has gone to numerous Planet Fitness locations and has had to duck and dodge the gym newcomers who have made weight loss their goal. And, I mean, I’m not opposed to individuals choosing to better themselves—I’m actually all for it! What I could do without is the tendency for people to overdo a New Year’s resolution in early January and fall off the train…

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The holidays should be a time for tidings of great joy . . .

The holidays should be a time for tidings of great joy . . .

. . . but the breakup rate around the this time causes anything but glad tidings. For the past few weeks, my peers have filled my head with how breakups over the holidays are the most cost efficient activities one can partake in. And I mean, it makes sense–the money used for gifts and jewelry can be used to pay a bill, buy great food, or see the new Star Wars film. But what happens when the  wrapping paper is piled high in the dumpster and the holiday season makes…

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Plain Talk’s first chat-n-chew was a major success . . .

Plain Talk’s first chat-n-chew was a major success . . .

. . . it was so refreshing to see how a parent valued strong communication with their child regarding topics on sexual health. It was even more interesting to view a parent’s reaction toward the possibility that their child would choose to be sexually active outside of the confines of marriage. We at The Hype realize that being a parent is a tough and serious job. We also recognize that a parent (or guardian) is the most influential figure in a child’s life. We’re so grateful for the parental participation…

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How Running Helped Me Fall in Love

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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Marriage Benefits Available to Same-Sex Couples

Marriage Benefits Available to Same-Sex Couples

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that she had pushed the Justice Department to grant same-sex married couples federal benefits when the June 26th ruling occurred but it would take a few weeks for the work to be finalized. The Obama Administration granted same-sex couples marriage benefits but only to the couples that lived in states where same-sex marriage was not prohibited. As of yesterday, the federal government granted access to Social Security and Veterans benefits for all same-sex marriages. Lynch stated that the Justice Department, “will continue to work across…

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3 Reasons Why it’s Okay to Change Up Your Look

3 Reasons Why it’s Okay to Change Up Your Look

As the young fashionistas out there know, fashion is always changing. Having your own style is crucial because it shows the world who you are. Your style is most likely your first impression to the world (no pressure). Sometimes we get caught up in our regular day to day lives and before we realize it one has become stagnant with our look.  Let me clarify, there is nothing wrong with keeping the same look for long amounts of time or even forever. However, there is nothing wrong with changing your look every once in awhile either….

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White People: A New MTV Documentary

White People: A New MTV Documentary

White People, MTV’s newest documentary directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Vargas is set to premiere on July 22nd. After reading several articles on the documentary one can’t help but question why MTV and Vargas would produce such an idea. The documentary follows five white millennials as they explore the idea of white privilege, white history, and white frustration.  Sites such as Infowars.com and Entertainment Weekly warn viewers of how uncomfortable the trailer can make one feel. After watching the trailer myself and doing research on the documentary, I have to agree. Below is the…

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