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Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Internship

Erin Gardner | Lifestyle Section Editor | eg245916@ohio.edu

Summer is approaching, and internships are lining up. The Ohio University j-school requires students to complete an internship as a graduation obligation. Whether it’s paid or unpaid, the internship process can be foreign and lonely. FANGLE is here to help with the top 5 ways to make that summer internship count.

Socialize

It’s important to communicate with your colleagues and editors. Although it can seem appealing to pop in the headphones and go to town on the to-do list, it’s beneficial to make friends with fellow interns and employees. By creating daily conversation, you foster relationships with the office and develop your accountability and leadership skills. If you’re of-age, go grab drinks with your editor or the other interns. If there’s a company outing, show up and mingle because it can only benefit you.

Ask questions

Asking questions is not a sign of weakness; it demonstrates that you are passionate to learn and grow from your mistakes. Don’t be ashamed of not knowing policy or formatting. Employers will appreciate your eagerness and willingness to absorb information and better yourself.

Pay attention to AP

Depending on the company, AP style is crucial to the format. Knowing AP might be required, so it’s a smart idea to familiarize yourself with it. You can download the style guide here. For example, numbers one through nine are spelled out, 10 and higher are generally written out numerically. Dates are communicated numerically. August through February are abbreviated when used with numbered dates, while March through July are never abbreviated. Months without dates are not abbreviated. Also, spell out states when standing alone and abbreviate them after a city except Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Ohio, Texas and Utah. AP is extremely different than MLA and understanding the basics can go a long way.

Network

An internship is an excellent opportunity to brand and promote yourself as a possible employee to your authority. Having an updated resume and clean-looking business cards are smart ideas. Also, taking a look and cleaning up your social media profiles could benefit you in the long run. Employers can and will predetermine your professionalism and accountability toward the job.

Get shit done

Especially if the internship is unpaid, it is easy to feel that the work is busy work or mindless labor. However, it is important to realize that the internship could amount to a paid internship or an entry-level job. Commit yourself as a steadfast and passionate employee and only produce work that you are proud of.

FANGLE understands that the #adulting is hard but utilizing these tips can make internships easy.

ScreenShop: What You Need to Know

Tarein Phillips | Culture Staff Writer | tp314215@ohio.edu

Technology keeps making the impossible possible – especially in the world of fashion. ScreenShop is an app in which the user can screenshot a desired outfit, upload it to the app and the app will then generate exact or similar pieces from the outfit.

FANGLE took an inside look at the ScreenShop app to find how it works, which are detailed in steps below.

Step 1: Screenshot a picture of an outfit you like from Instagram

Step 2: Upload the screenshot to the ScreenShop app  

 

Step 3: Allow yourself to be amazed

Once ScreenShop processes your screenshot and uploads it into its system, similar or even exact items from your picture will display and give you the option to buy it! And don’t worry, even if your funds may be depleted, ScreenShop gives you the option to ‘heart’ every item that you like and add it to your favorites to save for later.

You can also see other uploaded screenshots from around the world and decide if you want to ‘pass’ or ‘add’ the screenshot to your own selection.

ScreenShop is a great cool app to add to your home screen that will help to fulfill all the fashion needs your heart may desire.

5 Active Cults Worth Knowing

Erin Gardner | Lifestyle Section Editor | eg245916@ohio.edu

Cults are a part of American history. During the 60s and 70s, a multitude of cults developed from the underground, believing in several ideologies ranging from the afterlife to various gods. The more infamous cults are The Peoples Temple and The Branch Davidians. The Peoples Temple, or ‘Jonestown’, led by Jim Jones, believed in a capitalist utopian society. The notable defining moment in the Guyana cult is the mass suicide where 918 people drank Kool-Aid mixed with cyanide. The Branch Davidians, led by David Koresh and Benjamin Roden, was a cult in 1995 that divided between the Shepherd’s Rod and Davidians. It is most associated with FBI sieging Waco, Texas, in 1993. FANGLE investigates five active cults that have a following.

Raelism

Claude Vorilhon called himself Rael and believed that in 1974, an alien spacecraft landed in southern France and told him that human beings were the future. The head alien, Yahweh, rationalized that the Old Testament was an account of humanity’s earliest existence. Vorilhon was told to build an embassy so the aliens could be formally welcomed to their second coming in 2035. Raelists believe that the scientists who came to Earth from another planet “were considered as gods by our primitive ancestors” and often referred to them  as ‘Elohim’ which in ancient Hebrew meant ‘those who came from the sky.’ In 2002, a company called Clonaid claimed to clone a baby girl named Eve. The movement states that they’re completely independent from the situation. “Clonaid is the name of a project, and it is managed by a raelian member named Dr. Brigitte Boisselier,” states the movement. However, the Raelian Movement supports cloning technologies.

Scientology

Founder Ron Hubbard was a failed science fiction writer who based the book into what is now known as Scientology. The movement, certified as a “religion,” believes that there are levels to enlightenment — the Eight Dynamics of Life. They are self, creativity, group survival, species, life forms, physical universe, spiritual dynamic, infinity.  Celebrities recruit membership, like Tom Cruise, however, there is an emphasis on secrecy that proves to ruin lives if an individual decides to leave.

Xenos Christian Fellowship

Xenos Christian Fellowship is a non-normative, non-denominational church based in Ohio. Each “cell,” called a “home church,” encompasses 15-60 members. The church does have multi-house church gatherings called “central teachings.” “If you’ve ever attended a home church group, you probably noticed a tendency to make you the center of attention – everyone would circle around you and display lots of interest in your thoughts and ideas. This is a tactic that cults use called “love bombing,” reddit user amesjamersonson shares. “And by attending a home church meeting, you had notes taken about you by the leader including your name and who brought you. These notes are shared at regular Xenos leadership meetings. I’m not making this up, I’ve read the notes and the meeting minutes.”

Twelve Tribes

Founded by Gene Spriggs, the Twelve Tribes is an international collection of religious groups, springing out the Jesus Movement in 1972. The group has had many names ranging from the Vine Christian Community Church to The Yellow Deli People. The name “twelve tribes” stems from Acts 26:7. The group trusts in three eternal destinies. It believes that after original sin, each individual is given a consciousness and they die, no matter the faith. At the second coming, they will be brought back for a thousand years to rule with Yahshua, before the last judgement day. The “righteous” will fill the universe for eternity while the “filthy and unjust” will be sent to the Lake of Fire, presumably Hell. The active cult has had allegations of child abuse and child labor. 

Westboro Baptist Church

Founded by Pastor Fred Phelps, the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, is an old-school Baptist church. “Even though the Arminian lies that “God loves everyone” and “Jesus died for everyone” are being taught from nearly every pulpit in this generation, this hasn’t always been the case,” states WBC. “If you are in a church that supposedly believes the Bible, and you are hearing these lies, then your church doesn’t teach what the Bible teaches. If you care about your never-dying soul, you will carefully read every word of this web site, along with the entire Bible.” They are notorious for their sidewalk demonstration criticizing the homosexual lifestyle, the American government and general sinfulness. When asked if Jesus died for everyone, they respond with “No. Jesus died only for His sheep (John 10). His church (Ephesians 5:25). His elect (I Peter 1:2). If He died for everyone, everyone would go to heaven. All sins of all people would be forgiven. But obviously, all sins aren’t forgiven, because people are burning in hell.” Although dubbed a “recognized church,” many denominations don’t recognize WBC as a church because of its hatefulness and ignorance.

Stay safe out there.

Brazilian Waxes: A Walk-Through

Kailee Missler | Lifestyle Writer | km199116@ohio.edu

For those who don’t know, a Brazilian wax is a wax that takes off all the hair in your pubic and anal area. This sounds extremely scary, especially for people who have never experienced being open with their body around another human being. That’s not even including the pain they expect to come along with it.  This article will walk through the process of getting a Brazilian wax, what to expect, and is it worth it.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Zuck Getting Grilled

Kailee Missler | Culture Staff Writer | km199116@ohio.edu

On April 10, Mark Zuckerberg took the stand in Congress to answer questions about his multi-billion-dollar company he is the CEO of: Facebook.  The two, five-hour long congressional hearings took place back to back, where members of both the House and the Senate asked Zuckerberg hard-hitting questions in regards to data storage, concerns with user privacy, and the Cambridge Analytica breach.

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And If You Needed Another HomePod Review…

Alex McEvoy | Society Staff Writer | am329413@ohio.edu

Sometimes it’s hard to determine while using the HomePod whether a feature is intentionally missing or is a victim of what seemed to be a hectic development schedule. That might be the key takeaway of the HomePod at the moment. Every feature is either absolutely perfect and impresses immediately or an embarrassing failure for Apple.

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Self-care for Activists

Destiniee Jaram | Society Staff Writer | dj395016@ohio.edu

The typical week for a college student is hectic. Between class, working, clubs and meetings, the extra duties of an activist are not easy. Chronic stress can manifest into unhealthy physical and emotional symptoms. Examples include feelings of worthlessness, poor digestion, excessive or a lack of sleep, eating problems, depression, muscle tension and exhaustion. At times, it feels like the world is a constant stream of negativity, thus it can be easy to forget self-care.

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