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To be honest, I applied to write for Cre8share at the last minute. I was scrolling through Tumblr- a website I rarely use- and saw that there was an application to be a writer. After I checked out the site and read through the application, I decided: I wanted to write for the magazine.
I didn’t expect to be chosen since my application was very last minute, but I’m so glad I did! Tori- the owner- is an amazing person that’s so obviously creative and talented! Not to mention the wonderful authors that write for Cre8share as well. Writing is fun, but writing with a team that’s so diverse and original is even better!
Writing for the magazine is a responsibility, but it’s a responsibility that I’m happy to carry. The opportunity to write from a vast amount of topic is exciting. As long as you plan your time correctly, the workload won’t be challenging- you might find yourself (like I am!) enjoying the work you put in and and creating content for other people to enjoy!
College is a major leap in our lives, if you choose to go. It’s where we are able to grow and mature from being an at least semi-dependent person to a self-sufficient adult. I know from experience that that can be extremely intimidating. Being placed in a new environment with all new people is hard. You have the ability to completely rebrand yourself from your former life, but you also don’t have really any friend group or support. I want to share a few tips that I wish someone had told me when I was in your position.
Don’t be intimidated by upperclassmen. When I first started college, I viewed the upperclassmen the same way I viewed upperclassmen in high school. I was scared of their judgment, and jealous of how put together they all seemed, so even when one of them would reach out and talk to me, I would be terrified. I didn’t view them really as equals, but as elders, in a way. As the year went on, I became close with many upperclassmen, but it took a while for me to view myself as their equal. Now that I’m an upperclassmen, I’m going to try my best to be as kind and friendly to the new freshman because it’s so much easier settling into your new college student role once you stop viewing yourself as a scared first-year. Upperclassmen have all been in your shoes, and I can assure the majority of us are more than happy to offer advice or answer questions.
by Jessica Yu
Kpop, also known as Korean pop music, is a genre of music that has grown to be a worldwide hit. There are hundreds of Kpop artists and groups, each with fandoms and supporters. The music is catchy, and members of these Kpop groups are attractive, what’s not to love?
Behind all the hype and fangirling (fan-guying?), the Kpop culture and industry in reality is extremely sexist, fat-shaming, and colorist while also exploiting young artists for profits. Female Kpop groups are treated so differently from male ones. If female members of a group wear slightly scandalous clothing, they are immediately deemed as “sluts” or “attention-seeking”. Many fans remark that girl groups are annoying, or that they all sound the same. On the other hand, when boy groups take off their clothing and are basically half-naked on stage, fans seem to have no problem with it at all. Boy groups in all honesty have similar concepts but fans do not bash on them like they do with female groups. In Kpop culture it seems that females are more likely to be bashed on and criticized, while also having to work twice as hard to achieve the same status and boy groups.
I first learned of my passion for writing during my first year of high school. My writing wasn’t at all good back then, but I loved crafting stories and creating poetry. After a year or so, I decided that I wanted to write a novel. The prospect of writing a full book with the hopes of getting it published was daunting, and so for the years to come, I’d only think about it, never taking action on my dream. Until I learned of NaNoWriMo
Every year on November, NaNoWriMo begins. NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. It’s a program in where the goal is to write 50,000 words in a month without editing. It’s simple: you make an account on the site and commit to writing about 1,667 words a day for the 30 days in November.
I don’t know about most people, but I get crazy anxious the weeks before school begins. I graduated high school a year earlier than expected in May of 2015. I just completed my first year of college, and I’m going into my sophomore year in a few weeks. Even though, I’m still nervous beyond belief for the first day. What if I’m not prepared? What if I’m too dumb for the
The original “Blair Witch Project” was released in 1999 and was, in my humble opinion, the strongest found footage film of our time. It did have an unsuccessful sequel back in 2000, and now in 2016 it’s getting a major reboot. “Blair Witch” is set to come out on September 16th, less than a month away. It focuses on a whole new crew of curious teens, but this time there’s more at stake: the main character’s sister is missing.
The original movie was released at a time when the internet was still growing. There wasn’t the plethora if readily available information that we have today, and the “Blair Witch Project” production team took advantage of that. They made a website that went over the lore of the Blair Witch and gave the least amount of information as possible by not acknowledging the crew of the movie, and really making it seem that the movie was shot by these three wannabe videographers just trying to make a documentary. Even the IMBD page listed the no-name actors, whose characters where named after them, as “Missing, presumed dead”. When the movie had first come out, there really wasn’t a way to settle your nerves and see some verification that this wasn’t real. It targeted the part of us afraid of the unknown and uncertainty, and that’s why it’s a legend of the horror genre.
by Jessica Yu
Summer is a long break from one of the most stressful things in a student’s life: school. Activities for summer break often include travelling, going on adventures, sleeping in, and Netflix binging. Why not get ahead for the next school year when you have the time? Sure, thinking about school while still on break sounds kind of depressing, but preparing yourself in the summer and getting into the study mode now will help you ease back into school and reduce stress for the future. If you find yourself running out of shows to watch or are just bored, perhaps consider studying! Here are some tips to help you get started.
by Tori Moore
1. 2-in-1 Highlighter/Eye-shadow Duo - I kept seeing people contour and highlight their face and it looked really nice, so I naturally wanted to experiment. However, I don't wear makeup much except on the weekends, so I wasn't ready to go out and buy a highlighter. I looked down at an old eye-shadow pallette that I didn't use and saw shimmery, cream-colored shadow. I brushed it on my cheekbone-area and nose and wallah - I was glowing! I was worried that make-up gurus would notice the false advertisement instantly, but I actually got a ton of compliments! The trick is that it has to be shimmery, but not too shimmery. I played around with a more champagne-colored pink later and loved it! If you're looking to try out highlighter, but don't want to commit to high price, use any shimmery cream/champagne/VERY light gold depending on your skin tone and you'll be set! I got other people to use my trick and they love it, too! The best part is, there is no specific brand that works, so you could use your old Too Faced pallette or just a drug store pallette.
1) Electra Heart by Marina and the Diamonds: Marina and the Diamonds's second album, Electra Heart, is probably her most iconic sound. Her signature raspy and deep voice is addictive and definitely sets the album as unique. Electra Heart's songs are equally (and paradoxically) upbeat and melancholic to listen to. The lyrics to the songs are hard hitting, despite the catchy beats- my favorites from the album are “Lies”, “Homewrecker”, and “Teen Idle”.
2) Save Rock and Roll by Fall Out Boy: Fall Out Boy's comeback album is no doubt their strongest album yet. The songs are all peppy rock with the best bass beats and lyrics that they've ever come up with, in my opinion. If someone wants to get into Fall Out Boy, I would totally recommend this album first. The album features artists Big Sean, Foxes, Elton John, and Courtney Love. Fun fact: Fall Out Boy made a music video for all 11 songs and combined them into a movie called The Young Blood Chronicles. Songs I would recommend are: “The Phoenix”, “Miss Missing You”, and “Rat a Tat”.
3) Kicker by Zella Day: Zella Day is a model and singer. Her album Kicker is almost unknown in the music world, sadly. I rarely say this, but Zella Day is the most underrated artist out there. Her music is eccentric and might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it's obvious her lyrics and album were made with love. Kicker is the perfect album to listen to for a day at the beach or to add onto a road trip playlist. I would recommend “Hypnotic”, “East of Eden” and “Shadow Preachers” for first time listeners.
Ghoulish Bath Delights is a little spooky online shop
that offers skin care and bath products made from natural
ingredients that will scare your problems away. The site is
run by an esthetician named Amanda who makes all of the
products by hand. She’s an avid horror junkie, so each
product is inspired by a different horror movie or horror
motif. In the description of her products on her website, she
even offers a few horror movies that remind her of the
product, so if you’ve already seen the movie that inspired
the product, there are some new options for you. The
products are all made with tons of luxurious ingredients that
will really nourish your skin.