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Life with Lo E6 “How I’m Determined to Conquer 2016”

By Lauryn Froneberger
This week’s Life with Lo is all about bringing in the new year. I’ll share some advice for getting off to a great start by setting goals for yourself, staying motivated and leaving behind friends that may slow you down. I’ll also explain why I hate New Year’s Resolutions and the whole #newyearnewme craze. Check it out below!

Life with Lo: Holiday Tag

By Lauryn Froneberger

This week Life with Lo is back with a holiday themed tag video. I’ll be answering a series of questions about what this time of year means to me and my family as well as talking about my favorite Christmas songs and movies!

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Tune in for a great holiday treat. Happy Holidays to you and your families! Xo, Lo

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Life With Lo Episode 3 “Affirmation Posts”

By Lauryn Froneberger

A fact of the world: Gabrielle Union is a goddess.

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And if there is anything we love more than the accomplished actress, it is her character Mary Jane Paul, who on BET’s Being Mary Jane never fails to use sticky note quotes as a way to motivate, uplift and enlighten her spirit.

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Courtesy: BET.com

This week, Simone and I channel the same energy and self-reflect. Who do we really want to be? 

Life with Lo: Learn Makeup How-to’s

Life and Lo is back with another episode. This time, we’re talking makeup dos and don’ts. Lo sits down with junior biology major Tyla Young to learn all about an easy beauty regimen for the average college woman, a look that will have you looking your best without all the stress.

Ladies, get your pen and paper ready, because this is one you will not want to miss. Enjoy!

Check out this slideshow of the completed look.

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Don’t forget to Like, Comment and Subscribe to Life with Lo and look out for more episodes in the next few weeks.

If you missed last week’s episode, check out our cooking special here.


Terps After Dark: How UMD is Providing Weekend Alternatives to Improve Community Relations


Terps After Dark is a new programming initiative designed by the University of Maryland to keep new freshmen on campus with “engaging programming on weekends and holidays during the first six weeks of school,” according to the University of Maryland website.

The campus-sponsored tailgates, which took place from Aug. 28 through Oct.10, were especially successful in the College Park, Maryland and Old Town College Park community, according to senior government and politics major Cole Holocker, the Student Liaison for the College Park City Council.

“We can see that it’s working and I’m proud of our students, that they’re being respectful of our community,” Holocker said. “I’m proud that they generated this idea in conjunction with other community partners.”

Though the program aims to provide students an alternative to drinking, it is partly paid for by the revenue generated from the one-year pilot alcohol sales at athletic events. Those programs were held each Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

If alcohol is no longer sold at the university after this year, Terps After Dark will have to find a new source of funding.

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In-class vs. Online Classrooms: Which should you take?


At the University of Maryland, students can decide whether or not to take some of their classes in the classroom or online. While many students decide to follow traditional styles of learning, the online learning community is growing.

According to Babson Survey Research Group’s 2014 Survey of Online Learning, public and private nonprofit institutions recorded enrollment growth in online classes.

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The Art of Social Media Comments


Since the creation of social media, our generation has taken to computers and other devices across the world to express their opinions and emotions. These expressions may be on a number of things such as political issues, social discussions or entertainment, Regardless of the topic, these comments have affected the way we view social media and the Internet as a whole, for good and bad.

As a heavy user of social media in its many forms, I know how crazy of a place the comment section of any video, article or photo can be. However, I have only recently started to appreciate the power of comments.

We live in the age of social media where most of our generation stays in the loop of whats going on around us through Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, etc. However, the comment section tends to be overlooked, but if you take the time to read through the comments of any video on YouTube or Facebook, for example, you may find it even more intriguing than the content itself.

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Kylie Jenner Lip-Inspired Challenge Leaves Many Shocked, Amused, Enraged


Social media exploded in a mixed bag of reactions after #KylieJennerChallenge, a Twitter hashtag that dared youths to plump their lips by putting shot glasses to their mouth and inhaling as hard as they can, went viral earlier this week.

For months, YouTube has become flooded with Kylie-inspired makeup tutorials on how to mimic the teen’s look and achieve fuller lips through illusion. However, Jenner fans have taken the craze to an entirely new level, possibly damaging their mouths permanently in the process.

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Exploring Virginity at UMD


The purpose of Sex Week, held at the University of Maryland throughout the week of April 6th, was to provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to learn and explore the world of sexuality. Throughout the week, there were many events on sexual health & wellness as well as events on sexual exploitation but Friday’s event was the sole event that addressed abstinence.

Speakers Nadia Laniyan, Aminah Arrey and Nisa Hussain, lead the presentation. (Amber Ebanks/Pulsefeedz)

“Losing Your (Concept of) Virginity: Losing or Gaining?” was held on Friday, April 10 to address the concept of virginity, and different stigmas, definitions, and myths. The event, co-sponsored by the University of Maryland’s Eta Beta chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho, provided a forum for students interested in discussing virginity.

The event aimed to positively discuss how virginity is different for women and men. In an effort to make all attendees comfortable, the speakers also announced that the event should be inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Aminah Arrey, a junior community health major and a member of Sigma Gamma Rho, said that the sorority co-sponsored the event with the Health Center to raise sexual awareness.

“I think religious and conservative are the words usually associated with virginity because that’s what people called me,” said Arrey.

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When Did Black Women Stop Being Beautiful? (Opinion)


Confession: I love Being Mary Jane. When the 90 minute pilot premiered on BET in the summer of 2013, I knew this show was something I needed and wanted to keep up with. Besides being one of the few times Gabrielle Union has played a character that wasn’t angry 95% of the time, the character of Mary Jane was what I sort of envisioned for my future as a journalist (without all the adultery.)

At her core, MJ is just a black woman trying to tell the stories that matter to her, whilst fighting the disease plaguing today’s news*. If you don’t watch the show, the first episode focused on a 2011 article written in Psychology Today by blogger/evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa titled “Why Are African-American Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?

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