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Month: September 2016

African American Museum Educates and Inspires

African American Museum Educates and Inspires

By Courtney Davis WASHINGTON, DC (Howard University News Service) — The National African American Museum of History and Culture, scheduled to open this weekend, seems to have something for everyone –black and white, young and old, rich and poor. For Remi Maarouf, who visited last […]

Theater Season Kicks Off with Two Productions

Theater Season Kicks Off with Two Productions

By Martavious Mortin Staff Writer The season for theater has officially started. The Tennessee State University’s Theater Department will be kicking off the school year with two suspenseful plays: Sorry Wrong Number and The Hitch Hiker. Sorry Wrong Number explores the world of the unknowing. […]

Major Key Alert: Tips and Tricks for Clear Skin

Major Key Alert: Tips and Tricks for Clear Skin

By Ravin Ashlee Mosely-Hall
Staff Writer
Having clear skin has always been in style but, how does once achieve clear skin? First, everyone’s skin is different so things that work for one person won’t always work for another. Also, believe it or not your diet has an effect on your skin. What you consume determines how you feel and your diet will literally show through your skin. Having clear skin is a mixture of things such as the products you’re using, how often you’re using them, your skin type, your diet, where you live etc. Here are some tips and tricks to achieve clear skin.
Tip #1: Water is a major key. This might sound obvious, but not everyone knows this. Water not only makes your skin look good, but it makes you feel good as well. Did you know if your urine is too yellow, that’s not a good thing? Yes. Your urine is supposed to be a pale yellow; that’s how you know you’re drinking enough water. Water plumps up the skin, causing wrinkles and pores to appear blurred and not as apparent. When you’re not drinking enough water, especially if you’re in a dry environment, your skin could fake and appear dull instead of youthful and dewy. Long story short: drink more water.
Tip #2: Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse! In the morning I usually just splash some cold water on my face and that’s enough for me, but at night I make sure to really deep cleanse my skin. You don’t need any expensive, over the top product for this. Just something you know will penetrate and clean your skin, and make sure you’re rinsing the cleanser all the way off. I usually start off with warm water because, that opens your pores and then do my final rinse with cold water to close my pores.
Tip #3: Moisturize! Major key alert: even if you have oily skin it is still crucial that you moisturize. Coconut oil is a good solution to this issue. Try using this product at night, that way your skin can repair itself while you’re sleeping. During the day, use Cetaphil lotion. This product will moisturize your skin without making it look greasy. Plus they give you a lot of product for a great price!
Tip #4: Always start with clean hands. For this, try using one of those cleansing brushes. If you do not, just make sure that your hands are clean whenever dealing with skin. Also, once your face is clean and moisturized, try not to touch your skin.
Tip #5: Don’t be afraid to show your skin some TLC. Every now and then treat yourself to a nice mask. They don’t have to be expensive masks, you can get one at Walmart for a dollar, and they work!
Tip #6: 3-Step Approach. These products are found at almost every drugstore. The 3-step approach is, salicylic acid (they have spot treatments of this or cotton rounds soaked in the product), benzoyl peroxide (they have face washes in this and spot treatments) and then your daily moisturizer. I know the names sound intimidating but try it and it will change your life!
Tip #7: Don’t over wash, even if your skin is like rocky road and so oily you can fry some chicken with it… Don’t over wash your skin. It will not help. The same goes for over exfoliating. Exfoliating is something I do once a week to get rid of the dead skin, so my skin can breathe and be smoother. However, over exfoliating can cause your skin to become sensitive and even more prone to breakouts.
Tip #8: Makeup isn’t your enemy, but she’s not your best friend either. Try not to wear it every day. If you do, just make sure you’re washing it all the way off. Also, be sure to pay attention to the products you’re using. Certain makeup products will increase your chances of a breakout, so experiment with different brands and see what works best with your skin.
Tip #9: Don’t pop it! The only time to pop a pimple is if you see it’s ready to be popped and you can wash your face right after. As far as knowing when it’s ready, you’ll know when you see the whitehead. Popping the pimple causes it to open and so washing your face while it’s open will make it easier for the product to get in the pimple and clean out the bacteria. But if you’re out and about and notice a whitehead… Don’t pop it. It will just open the pimple, causing the dirt from your hands to get in there and make it worse. Don’t play yourself.
Tip #10: Do your research. Find out your skin type and go see a dermatologist if you’re able to. Either way, there will be some trial and error, you’re not going to be an expert on your skin the first time around. So don’t get discouraged if something doesn’t work for you but works for your friend. Just take the time to pay attention to your skin, make changes and see what works and what doesn’t.

A Senior Mass Communications student with a concentration in Marketing, Editor-in-Chief Shayla Simmons is a native Marylander. Self-identifies her editorial writing to be her strongsuit with topics ranging from politics to social issues to pop culture commentary.

Mildew Keeps Game Room and Offices Closed

Mildew Keeps Game Room and Offices Closed

By Alexis Clark Staff Writer   The recreation and game room in the basement of the student center has not been open since the school year started on August 22. Over the summer, the game room and a few of the offices in the basement, including […]

TSU and Joyner Foundation Form Partnership

TSU and Joyner Foundation Form Partnership

MEMPHIS, TN (TSU News Service) – The State’s two largest school districts could see an increase in math, biology and chemistry teachers thanks to a partnership between Tennessee State University and national syndicated radio host Tom Joyner. The initiative, which encourages community college graduates to […]

Dos and Don’t: How to Dress Ready for Business

Dos and Don’t: How to Dress Ready for Business

By Knija Kendrick
Meter Staff Writer
 
It is very important to know what to wear and what not to wear when it comes to business attire whether it be for a job interview or to work. You may not know what those are so I went out and interviewed Mass Communications professor, Ms. Morris to help those who don’t know what people in the business world are looking for.
“Short skirts for women and casual clothing such as t-shirts and jeans for men are some “don’ts” for business attire.” Ms. Morris said. “First, you should be wearing clothing that you feel comfortable in, but is also more professional. For example, something you would wear to church or wear to a function is appropriate,” Ms. Morris said.
“A lot of times I see students dressing up with clothes they may wear to a party and that’s not the same thing.” If you have a big meeting to attend or a luncheon, you want to dress more professional rather than if you’re going to class so people can take you more seriously.”
“Dark and solid colors are acceptable, maybe a few patterns but nothing too wild,” Ms. Morris said. “You can wear high heels, but if you’re going to be working all day you want to wear shoes you’re comfortable with wearing all day. The same rules apply to men as well. A polo shirt on some days is acceptable, but most of the time a button up with a suit and tie is most appropriate,” Ms. Morris said.
If you came into college not knowing how to dress for important business events, this should give you a sense of how you should and should not look in the business world!

A Senior Mass Communications student with a concentration in Marketing, Editor-in-Chief Shayla Simmons is a native Marylander. Self-identifies her editorial writing to be her strongsuit with topics ranging from politics to social issues to pop culture commentary.

TSU Student Student Lenox Publishes for The Unspoken

TSU Student Student Lenox Publishes for The Unspoken

By Delvakio Brown Staff Writer Since 9th Grade Tennessee State University sophomore, Brandon Lenox, has used his talent of words to express himself. After competing in various poetry slams, many people asked Lenox where they could buy his poems. After much thought, he began to […]

Do Police Officers Lives Matter?

Do Police Officers Lives Matter?

By Leona Dunn News Editor   I can honestly say that the Black Lives Matter movement does not believe or insinuate that all police officers are bad, just like people of color have been trying to prove for decades that all black people aren’t bad […]

Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

In the last issue, I discussed how college is not about getting a degree, but about preparing for a career. I wanted expand upon that in this issue of The Meter.

According to a 2013 study done by The Bureau of Labor Statistics, 48 percent of employed U.S. college grads are in jobs that require less than a four-year degree. That means that nearly half of all college graduates are not using the degree they spent four years and thousands of dollars to get. Perhaps this is the result of a failing economy or lack of ambition, or perhaps it has to do with a lack of preparation.

Whether you are a senior or a freshman, it is never too early or too late to start thinking about your career. As a freshman you have the next few years to explore your interests, so don’t be afraid to do that. For example, the elective courses you select give you a great opportunity to experiment with other majors, which will help you find your true passion.

If you are an upperclassman with less time to explore your options, don’t panic. For those of you who may not feel as excited about your undergraduate degree as you once were, grad school is the perfect time to change directions.

Regardless of your classification, there are resources available that can help you decide what it is that you’d like to do. In fact, that is the Career Development Center’s main focus. Visit them as often as possible to see what new opportunities are available, or just to receive some career-oriented advice.

Job shadowing and internships are also great opportunities to explore your chosen profession. After all, many people enjoy a subject in the classroom and yet discover that it is not right for them once they enter the field. In order to avoid this, try to get as much practical experience as possible before deciding.

College is all about exploring your options, and then preparing yourself for the career that you choose. So regardless of what that decision is, start preparing now.

A Senior Mass Communications student with a concentration in Marketing, Editor-in-Chief Shayla Simmons is a native Marylander. Self-identifies her editorial writing to be her strongsuit with topics ranging from politics to social issues to pop culture commentary.

A Warm Welcome to New Students

A Warm Welcome to New Students

By: Shayla Simmons The start of a new school year is finally upon us at Tennessee State University and with it, both current students and faculty alike welcome the class of 2020 and transfer students to our illustrious campus. For many, this may be the […]