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The Importance of Learning New Languages

By quovadis April 18, 2018

By Scott Pietschker Managing Editor Learning new languages is a very important mental tool for anyone. The United States is full of people who only know one language, and this needs to change. Many other countries have more bilingual citizens than the United States does. Learning these languages does not only allow you to communicate with the people of that country, but it also allows you to think in a different way. When learning a new language,...

Benefit Cosmetics “BADgal BANG” Mascara Review

By quovadis April 18, 2018

By Bridget Quimby Staff Writer “BADgal Bang” mascara is a 36-hour, long-wear, voluminizing” mascara that was released by Benefit Cosmetics on Feb. 1. The outer space-themed mascara’s exclusive launch party intrigued beauty influencers and enthusiasts, as it was revealed to the makeup world between the stunning Amangiri rock formations in Utah. Many famous social media beauty gurus, such as James Charles and Nicol Concilio, attended the event and shared their amazing lash results with the world. This...

The Asian American Heritage Festival in Edison

By quovadis April 18, 2018

By Claire Lacy Lifestyle & Culture Editor Ultimate Media will be organizing the Asian American Heritage Festival at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison on Sunday, May 20, starting at 11 a.m. “The Festival will cater to the Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Filipino, Korean and Japanese groups,” according to the Asian American Heritage Festival website. “The festival starts with cultural performances, which are a very classy mix of Asian fusion acts by various top...

Makeup Tips and Reviews: An Amazing Affordable Eyesahdow Palette

By quovadis April 10, 2018

By Samantha Casano Managing Editor e.l.f. Cosmetics is one of the most affordable brands on the beauty market. Although they are known because of their low prices, over the past few years, e.l.f. has expanded their line and come out with a plethora of products that are definitely comparable to high-end beauty items. Today, I will be teaching you how to do a simple glam eyeshadow look with e.l.f.’s Nude Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette. Begin by priming...

Overcoming Insecurities

By quovadis April 10, 2018

By Candaice Weller Staff Writer I stepped on the scale the other day and I noticed that I gained more weight. I’ve always been insecure about my weight, body type and shape and stepping on the scale really tore me down. Of course, I was laying in my bed, with the remote in one hand and ice cream in another, watching the television show, “America’s Next Top Model,” which is definitely something I shouldn’t be doing, but...

The Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Stress

By quovadis April 10, 2018

By Claire Lacy Lifestyle & Culture Editor I have never been one to preach about the benefits of exercise nor have I ever had a strong interest in exercising myself. However, after trying non-strength-endurance and pain-free exercises for relieving stress, I was able to find that certain physical activities have positive impacts on my mood. As college students, it is natural at times for us to feel overwhelmed, stressed, and anxious. There are even certain points in...

Trying Different Relaxation Techniques as Sleep Remedies

By quovadis April 3, 2018

By Claire Lacy L & C Editor Whether one has had one night of struggling to fall asleep or several or more in a row; losing sleep is not fun. It has a negative impact on one’s performances with either their job or their academics. Furthermore, I often find that the exams or quizzes I take on less than six hours of sleep are more difficult to concentrate on. Also, losing sleep makes it a challenge to...

Vegan Popup Shop Coming to Starland Ballroom

By quovadis April 3, 2018

By Claire Lacy Lifestyle & Culture Editor New Jersey VegFest will be organizing their vegan pop-up shop at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville on Sunday, April 22 starting at noon and ending at 6 p.m. According to the Eventbrite page for this event, there will be vendors with vegan food inside the concert venue and vegan food trucks outside of it. The co-founder of New Jersey VegFest, Kendra Arnold, said this is the first time that the company...

Metuchen Restaurant and Bar to Celebrate Holi

By quovadis March 28, 2018

By Claire Lacy L & C Editor Lime N’ Lightz Productions will be hosting a party to celebrate Holi at The Brownstone, a restaurant and bar in Metuchen, on Saturday, March 31 from noon until 4:30 p.m. Holi is a Hindu festival that represents the ending of winter and the beginning of spring. It is also known as the “Festival of Colors” because it is celebrated in countries, such as India and Nepal, with the throwing of...

Makeup Tips and Reviews: The Original Naked- Eyeshadow Palette by Urban Decay Tutorial

By quovadis March 23, 2018

By Samantha Casano Managing Editor Urban Decay Cosmetics took the beauty industry by storm in 2010 when they released their original Naked Palette, which was one of the first neutral eye shadow palettes to hit the market. With 12 matte and shimmer eye shadows, it became an overnight sensation. It was basically every beauty lover’s dream come true. It is filled with warm chocolaty brown, mauve, and gold shades of eye shadow that can transform your everyday...