My First Tattoo (And Some Tips & Tricks to Remember for Yours)

I got my first tattoo on March 24, and I’ve honestly never felt more indestructible. Don’t ask me how or why some ink just below my left collarbone makes me feel so powerful, but I feel like I can literally take on anything.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted a tattoo. I went back and forth when it came to which one I wanted to do first, but on that sunny Saturday afternoon at Euphoria Tattoos in Talla-nasty I went with the tattoo I knew I wanted the most. Continue reading My First Tattoo (And Some Tips & Tricks to Remember for Yours)

Three Books and The Power Within Them

When it comes to books, I always tend to gravitate toward characters that are shaken to the core because of a life-changing event. These books are entertaining because of what the characters do with their new powers. Oftentimes, they accrue powers that amplify their hidden strengths, while other powers that don’t seem important may have the most impact. Since the Spring 2018 edition of the Orange and Blue Magazine is all about power, I will be listing books that involve power in some way, shape or form Continue reading Three Books and The Power Within Them

Budgeting: Why It’s Important

To lots of college students, budgeting isn’t on the top of their priority list. Mom and dad’s money seems endless — until you start making your own. A budget is a plan that helps you prioritize your spending over the course of a week, month or year. By creating one, you can develop the knowledge to recognize the difference between your wants and your needs. In the long run, budgeting is important for goals such as paying off your student loans, saving up for a home or going on a grand vacation. Continue reading Budgeting: Why It’s Important

Book It: How to Accomplish Your Reading Goals

My love for literature started around first grade, with a feisty girl about the same age as I was: Junie B. Jones. I read those paperback books by Barbara Park like it was my job. On the school bus before school, in my room past my bedtime and even at recess if I was at a particularly climactic chapter, I’d immerse myself in the antics of the glasses-wearing, rule-breaking and kind-hearted Junie B Continue reading Book It: How to Accomplish Your Reading Goals

Powerful Book Quotes That Stand The Test of Time

As some of the oldest pieces of entertainment on Earth, books have stood the test of time to still be some of the most powerful. A good book can take us to a different place, a different time or even a different universe. They can transport us from our tiny dorm rooms to the furthest end of the galaxy and, most importantly, they can inspire us to keep moving through whatever challenges we may be facing. Continue reading Powerful Book Quotes That Stand The Test of Time

Maintaining a Powerful Relationship in College

The word on the street has always been that college is the place where you go for four years to “experiment.” It’s normal to be in and out of relationships or trying new things to see who or what you’re comfortable with. At least that’s how it is for college students now-a-days. I’d like to think that it was once normal for people to be in real and healthy relationships during their time spent in college, and most of me does. My parents already had their first child by the time my mom was sporting her cap and gown to get her degree. But why did that have to change? Continue reading Maintaining a Powerful Relationship in College

Pump It: Everything Breastfeeding Mothers Need to Know About Power Pumping

By Elayza Gonzalez Today’s society works hard to normalize breastfeeding in public and is dedicated to empowering women who breastfeed. One way to help advance these initiatives is by educating yourself on the practice of breastfeeding and its many benefits. However, some moms struggle with producing an adequate amount of breast milk to feed their little ones. Power pumping is one solution to that problem. … Continue reading Pump It: Everything Breastfeeding Mothers Need to Know About Power Pumping