Neon in New York: Inspired Makeup from Fashion Week

Culture Staff Writer | Kalila Bell | kb740513@ohio.edu

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Neon eye makeup was worn all over the catwalk in this year’s NYFW. Source: Imaxtree

Fall is approaching and the last few days of summer are drifting away. What better way to commemorate the transition of seasons than with an exciting new makeup look inspired by New York Fashion Week that is perfect for fall? NYFW Spring 2016 has just wrapped up its show, but not without leaving the world with a small view of the trends anticipated for the next season.

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5 Ways to a Healthier Coffee Order

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Kayla Blanton | kb408112@ohio.edu

Although a Venti®-sized Café Mocha may seem like the perfect way to start your day, it’s actually quite the opposite. I’m not one to take away anyone’s daily caffeine fix, but there are ways to make sure that fix is as healthy as possible. As a barista myself, I know what goes into a Venti®-sized drink, and it includes, but isn’t limited to, a lot of unnecessary sugar. By making a few minor adjustments, it’s surprisingly easy to cut the calories in half while maintaining the same satisfying and caffeinated flavor of your favorite specialty drink.

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Facebook Dislike? Not Likely

Lifestyle writer | Amber Huntzinger | ah972815@ohio.edu

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Will the new “dislike” button be a good way to sympathize with friends? Or will it lead to bullying? Source: TechCrunch

After years of Facebook users asking for a dislike button, Mark Zuckerberg finally announced September 15 that they are working on it, and are very close to testing the button. This news of development comes as a far cry from last year, when he said that it wouldn’t happen anytime soon. And with this exciting news came a lot of controversy. Will it really be a dislike button? Will this lead to more bullying? What does this mean for advertisers?

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#MyBodyMyTerms

Sydney Dawes| sd98313@ohio.edu| @sydneydawes_95

A New Zealand video and photo campaign that began this month is igniting the global conversation on consent, gender roles, revenge porn and rape culture. The movement, called #MyBodyMyTerms, was organized by New Zealand’s Lizzie Marvelly, a popular singer/songwriter. She, along with folks at women’s blog Villainese, started forming #MyBodyMyTerms in response to a recent controversy dealing with sexual violence.

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Redefining Beauty: Two Major Companies Expand Beauty’s Horizons

Kenyetta Whitfield | kw162913@ohio.edu | @ken_whitty

It is no secret to people of color that the beauty industry can be extremely Eurocentric. Brands like Essence and Louis Vuitton, however, are trying to make it a bit easier to diversify the beauty industry for those who don’t fit under the “nude” skin color that permeates the market.

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Court Ruling Brings New Legislature on Company Provided Birth Control

Sydney Dawes | sd983213@ohio.edu | @sydneydawes_95

Birth control insurance coverage may change in the months to come because of the decision in March for Life et al. v. Burwell et al. Source: Beatrice Murch via Flickr
Birth control insurance coverage may change in the months to come because of the decision in March for Life et al. v. Burwell et al. Source: Beatrice Murch via Flickr

Move over, Griswold v. Connecticut! Make way, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. The legal world of contraception is changing yet again. As stated in Law360’s post earlier this September, U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon came to a decision in March for Life et al. v. Burwell et al.

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Space Boards: The Next Big Thing?

Society Staff Writer | Korina Meister | km912013@ohio.edu

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Ohio University student Chris Scott can be seen riding his space board all around campus. Source: Korina Meister

The newest form of transportation technology, space boards, are gaining major hype, especially here at Ohio University. Today, most students have at least seen the new space board around campus, even if they have never ridden one. These boards, which are often referred to as a “Segway without a handle,” have become increasingly popular in Europe, and they may soon take over in the U.S. as well.

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Diversifying the Cultural Norm: A New York Fashion Week Story

Culture Writer | Rachel Sinistro | rs651613@ohio.edu | @rachyrachy__

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Down Syndrome model, Madeline Stuart wearing Hendrik Vermeulen. Source: Getty Images via Cosmopolitan.com

New York Fashion Week kicked off on Thursday, September 10th and it has already made a huge statement this year; just not the kind you might be thinking of. Designers are being anything but discrete in highlighting the beauty of diversity in their Spring/Summer 2016 collections. Slowly but surely, designers are focusing less on casting the stereotypical size two, Caucasian female for their fashion shows, and more so on inclusiveness of all shapes, sizes and genders.

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Shacking Up Without Settling Down: Hookup Scene

Lifestyle Writer | Caitlyn Adams | ca023612@ohio.edu

Flashback to 25 years ago: a freshman girl walks into her first house party and locks eyes with a handsome guy from across the room. He approaches her and they spend the whole night talking and laughing. The two spend more and more time getting to know each other and eventually fall in love, spend the rest of their college years together and get married.

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