It’s almost time for you to show off the summer body you’ve worked hard to get
or keep this winter. We know you can’t wait to have lots of fun in the sun but don’t
make swimsuit shopping a chore. Check out these sizzling styles and splash into
summer the right way.
Cut out swimsuits
Bare your curves with cut outs.
One shoulder swimsuits
Demand attention with this subtly sexy look.
Flaunt your wild side with playful patterns and prints.
Shine when showing off some skin.
Let’s be real. We’re busy people. We’ve got places to go, people to see. Luckily, you can pretty much walk anywhere around here and it’s oftentimes faster than taking a bus. But sometimes simply walking from one class to another isn’t easy, due to our classmates who are simply inept at walking like normal, fast-paced human beings. People like to make the simplest tasks complicated, even a task as simple as walking. Let’s review the worst offenses:
Stopping to talk to someone in the middle of the walkway. So you ran into your friend you haven’t seen all week. Yay! Wait, I don’t care. I’m not just going to stand there as you two catch up for 20 minutes. Find another place to chat, please.
A classic case of slow walking. There are many reasons people walk slowly: chatting with a friend, enjoying the scenery or figuring out where they want to spend their lunch break. But none of those reasons validate walking at the pace of a snail.
Walking while texting or using social media. Some people can walk while texting. Most can’t. These are the people who bump into you or walk into oncoming traffic. Pull yourself over or sit on a bench if you need to send a text. This problem has gotten even worse with our smartphones. If you’re trying to Tweet, make a status, Instagram or mobile upload, take a seat. You’ll end up with less typos and less collisions.
Not keeping to your right. It’s crazy how often people forget this simple rule of traffic. You don’t forget while driving, do you? This would allow us all to move faster, especially on narrow walkways and staircases.
Walking in a big, horizontal line of people. There’s no way six of you are having a group discussion anyway, so why bother? If I want to get around you, I am forced to walk around you into the street. No thanks.
Touching the tops of doorways. Now this one sounds a little random, but hear me out. When a door is propped open and people are walking under it, there’s always that one person—usually a tall guy—who feels the need to prove his oh-so-impressive masculinity by touching the top of the doorway. News flash: We can see you are tall, there’s no need to prove it. This halts traffic, but more importantly, it makes me cringe. So resist the urge, or I’ll have to close the door in your face next time.
Here in Syracuse, whenever the weather is relatively nice, all bets are off. Screw class, meetings and any other obligations. The Quad will be packed with students soaking up the sun before it disappears for another 10 days.
It finally feels as if the nice spring weather may be here to stay for the rest of the semester. Sure, I’m thrilled, but at the same time, I’m dreading these next three weeks. That’s because it seems that temperature and annoying people have a direct relationship. As the temperature rises, our peers get a little more obnoxious, degree by degree.
Here are a few nice weather bad habits I cannot stand:
Playing Frisbee/football/soccer in a crowded area. If you absolutely must be running around and playing sports during your free time, that’s fine. Just separate yourself from people trying to lounge in peace. There’s nothing worse than trying to relax while in fear of being pelted by a football.
Canoodling on the Quad. PDA in general is annoying, so if you must express blatant affection to your partner 24/7, keep it off the Quad. Otherwise, you may find yourself the new target for the Frisbee match going on.
Violent skateboarders/bikers. It’s great you found an alternative to walking around campus, but there’s no need to show off. You’re speeding by so quickly, no one even knows who you are, let alone are impressed by your skills, and I fear for my life every time you pass.
Littering. Environmentalism aside, don’t discard your food/wrappers/bottles where other people want to sit. Also, leaving your trash on the grass ruins the beauty of our campus. And if it’s gross, what will the rest of us Instagram and/or Mupload?
As the semester comes to a close, daydreaming about the beach, island vacations, and impromptu road trips with friends has probably become the norm. It’s never too early to think about what summer has in store, but don’t get caught without super hot shorts to keep you looking and feeling cool when it arrives. Remember, summer is yours for the taking.
1. Leather shorts
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Amplify a simple T-shirt or everyday cardigan with edgy leather shorts.
2. Neon shorts
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Electrify your outfit with modest jewelry when adding some neon flare.
3. Sequined shorts
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Journey from plain to poppin’ with these shimmery embellishments.
Go on, show some leg!
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Now here’s an intense workout that I’m sure you’ve never tried. Sit at your desk, and do absolutely nothing. You’re probably reading this wondering what the catch is. That’s right, there is one: eat chocolate.
A new study recently put out in USA TODAY states that “Chocolate Lovers are Thinner.” When comparing two people, one who ate chocolate two times a week, and one who didn’t, but both exercised three times a week, the one who ate chocolate had a lower BMI.
Eat chocolate the right way
- The trick is not to eat your weight in chocolate every day. The article suggests eating chocolate more often but not in large quantities.
- Be mindful that although the study says “chocolate lovers are thinner,” the study does not specify if they ate dark or light chocolate. Look for chocolate that has 70 per cent cocoa content or higher.
- Still work out. Just because chocolate is supposedly good for lowering blood pressure and improving cholesterol doesn’t mean you can forget to hit the gym.
- Or scratch chocolate bars all together. Chocolate milk will cure your sweet tooth craving but also provide some much needed calcium.
- Green and Blacks chocolate bars sold in stores such as Whole Foods is a way healthier version of your standard Hershey’s.
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It’s practically an instinct: the second we whip out our smartphones or power up our laptops, we find ourselves immediately scrolling through our Facebook and Twitter feeds. What else would we do during a boring lecture, a conversation with someone we can’t stand or a lonely day in a Food.com booth?
All is well until you come across one of those statuses. You know what I’m talking about: over the top and over dramatic. The depressing song lyrics. The detailed stories of how much their lives sucks (when they actually don’t). The frustration over getting dumped after being the best boyfriend ever (right…). Paragraphs about feelings. These statuses are obviously directed at a certain person; you may as well just tag them in it.
People who make overly emotional and personal statuses need to realize this isn’t a confessional, a shrink’s office or your diary. Nor is it a blog or personal website where others only have to look at it if they want to. Whatever you post on Facebook and Twitter shows up in the recent activity feed for every friend and follower to see.
We’ve all heard the line, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Well, this applies to our social media usage too. Getting your own Facebook page or Twitter handle is a privilege, not a right. Your friends are allowing you the honor of appearing in their news feeds each day. So keep it simple and classy, or you’ll end up with zero friends and zero followers—social media suicide.
You don’t have to be a diva to know that shoe trends are a playful mix of prints, platforms, and crazy color combos this season. You may have seen a wide variety of flirty footwear around campus or in your favorite fashion magazines and blogs. Before you and your girls splurge on a shopping spree for shoes, find out the best places to flaunt ‘em.
Shoes covered in patterns, animal print, or hinted with a tribal touch will add the right amount of sass ‘n spunk to your everyday look. Perfect places: parties, picnics, and hot dates
With every step, pretty pastels will make your simplest of outfits exude quiet confidence, class, and chic comfort. Perfect places: walks in the park, work, family functions
Floral prints and odd color constructs are necessary novelties this time of year. Whether you’re going for narcisstic or nice, let your shoes decide! Perfect places: campus, the beach, Friday night fun with friends
Everyone can’t pull off unique shoe styles but that’s one thing that can easily separate you from the crowd. Perfect places: concerts, clubs, special occasions
Equal Time, Syracuse University’s longest running general interest magazine, is hiring editors for fall 2012. Here are the available positions:
Editor in Chief
Front of Book Editor
Fashion & Beauty Editor
Assistant Blog Editor
Social Media Director
Assistant Advertising Director
Public Relations Director
Assistant Photo Editor
Assistant Design Editor
To apply, send your resume, some information about yourself and why you’d like to join ET to email@example.com. If you’re applying for a visual position, please include a link to your online portfolio or a few samples of your work.
Why go to the gym when you can have your own personal fitness trainer right in your own home? Divine.ca, a Canadian online women’s magazine, lets you do just that. Simply select a body part that you want to work on, and you will be provided with a variety of workouts designed to trim unwanted fat and tone muscles. Give it a try!
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Syracuse fans hopes were dashed after the Syracuse Orange lost to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Elite 8. Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger, Aaron Craft, and the referees proved to be insurmountable obstacles for the Orange, though they did not go down without a fight.
All season long, the team found a way to win, losing only one regular season game. The Orange ended the regular season 30-1, a record that beat the 2003 national championship team. Although the 2012 team record was better than the 2003 teams, the two journeys seemed eerily parallel.
In 2003, the team’s winning streak came to an end, when it lost to Cincinnati Bearcats in the semi-finals of the Big East tournament. Syracuse still advanced to the finals, and in the Sweet Sixteen, the team beat Wisconsin by one point, advancing to the Elite Eight. The 2003 team won in the same fashion, by a mere point.
Syracuse seemed to be on their way to a national title.
Neither the 2003 or the 2012 basketball teams brought home a national championship, but Syracuse fans are losing something more than their hopes for a title.
Fans knew they would lose Kris Joseph and Scoop Jardine as seniors, but they didn’t expect more team member losses. Sophomore Dion Waiters announced previously that he would be entering the 2012 draft, and as of this week, Fab Melo elected to go pro as well.
Now, the Orange will be losing four solid players, three of which were starters. Will Syracuse have to hang up hopes of making another national title run next year, or will their current bench-members save the team completely?
Jim Boeheim never goes into a season without a plan, and next year will not be the exception. Boeheim has a plan, and it resides in next year senior Brandon Triche.
Triche has yet to emerge as a team leader, and a forceful player. He showed that he has the ability to emerge as a dominant player in the tournament. The season may well ride on Triche.
While it is likely Rakeem Christmas will remain a starter, fans are satisfied with this since he proved his skills. Fans watched him prove himself in the 120 minutes of the tournament more than he had all year. Christmas will have big shoes to fill, but he has already proven he can take on the task.
CJ Fair, known as the glue of the team, struggled in the tournament as a starter, but coming from the bench to the starting line-up is an adaptation; he will be just fine.
Michael Carter-Williams, who he received no playing time in the tournament, will also be great next season. Fans have seen what he was capable of, especially in Orange’s thrilling victory over St Johns. He will likely start next year.
This team will undoubtedly go far next year, maybe not 34-3, but we shall see!
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We all have that one person, or multiple people, who we cannot stand. And at a school with about 11,800 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students, it should be easy to avoid them. But somehow, it’s nearly impossible to do so.
Why do we most often see the people who annoy us most? The worst ones include:
The one night stand you regret: Been there, done that, never going back—until you realize they have a lecture right before yours in the same classroom, and you’ve got yourself an awkward situation for the rest of the semester.
The annoying girl in your class: No matter how busy you appear, she will be sure to talk your ear off for 10 minutes about the last homework assignment. And the one before that.
Your obnoxious floormate from freshman year: Every time you see them it’s, “OMG! You’ve changed so much! What’s new?” Truth is, you don’t care about their life and they probably don’t sincerely care about yours. There’s a reason you two didn’t keep in touch.
Someone from your high school: You were pissed beyond belief when they managed to follow you to college, but everyone said you’d never see them at such a large school. Right…
A professor who failed you: Somehow you always end up next to him or her in line for food or coffee. You force some fake kindness and go through the standard, “Hello, how are you?” conversation, knowing they’re wondering how someone with your weak mental capacity is still in college. Sweet.
You can try wearing oversized sunglasses, but they’ll still spot you. You can fake a phone call, but they’re obnoxious enough to interrupt. You can dodge them and take a different path, but then you’ll be late to class. It’s as if you can run, but you can’t hide from these people—the college student’s horror movie reality.
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Guys, it’s okay to trade in that faded t-shirt of yours for a fitted or graphic top. It also won’t hurt to give those comfy pair of old baggy jeans or wrinkled khakis a rest either. Before the long days of sizzling summer arrive, check out these five trends that’ll have you looking your hottest.
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1. Colored pants/khakis: The brighter the better. Whether they’re skinny jeans or straight legged, colored pants are a must-have this spring. Throw on a white v-neck and put a slight cuff in the bottom. The next thing you know you’re looking like runway material.
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2. Craft bracelets: They can be beaded, double braided, leather, or something your little sister made in art class. Bracelets opposite a gold watch (another key accessory) will spruce up your outfit in no time. You can even stack a couple on one wrist or both – the more the merrier.
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3. Suede shoes with colored soles: Splash some subtle but smooth color into your everyday look as soon as you tie a knot in your shoes. These bad boys will stand out on their own so don’t try to match your outfit to the color of your sole.
4. Tassel Shoes & Loafers: Leave those ankles bare this season as you slip into your shoes. Whether you’re headed to class, work, or the beach – these will keep you feeling as cool as you look.
5. R.O.N: Red, orange, and navy are the colors of craze this season. Sport one of these shades and become that piece of eye candy you’ve always dreamed you’d be.
We asked SU’s young fashion guru Mohammad Diallo, junior fashion design student and former intern at Self, Lucky, and Nylon Magazines, for his take on what’s up and coming for men’s fashion.
To help get you started on your new wardrobe additions he suggested places like Gap for finding “a new selection of colorful khakis, Ralph Lauren for the essentials, and Band of Outsiders.” Avoid fashion fails by leaving sagging, square-toed shoes and ill-fitting clothes in the past, he says.
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There is nothing more frustrating than being assigned an expensive textbook for class. On top of that, a loose-leaf, which means you need to buy a binder—another extra cost.
Student Association has come up with a solution to help students in this position. Janine Savage, vice chair of the Student Engagement Committee, worked with the SU bookstore to make it financially easier for students to buy loose-leafs.
The bookstore complied with students’ wishes to buy the pages in a binder, rather than both items separately, and will sell one textbook this way as a trial run this fall. If the bookstore sees students react positively, it will begin selling more loose-leaf textbooks this way.
As of now, the bookstore has not decided which loose-leaf book will be sold this way, but keep your fingers crossed that it’s for one of your classes!