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In the Eye of the Storm

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Mississippi and Alabama recently experienced a tornado on February 2nd. Within this past week, nearly a dozen of tornadoes have hit the south, according to the Weather Channel. A total of four tornadoes were confirmed in Birmingham, following their surveys of the areas damaged by the storms Tuesday night. Before the storms worked their way into Alabama, they left plenty of damage behind in several Mississippi towns Tuesday afternoon. Four tornadoes were confirmed by the NWS in Jackson.

While tornadoes in movies seem fun, and adventurous, a tornado is actually “a mobile, destructive vortex of violently rotating winds having the appearance of a funnel-shaped cloud and advancing beneath a large storm system”. A tornado usually lasts less than 10 minutes, but has been recorded to last up to several hours. Signs of a tornado includes the sky turning a greenish color, heavy rain and/or hail proceeded by either fast or calm yet intense wind shifts. read more

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The Daily Jam: Silly Little Things by Shannon Saunders

I’ve been listening to Shannon Saunders for what feels like years now. Her voice has an original tone you never get sick of hearing. All her songs are refreshing and somewhat cleansing, if that makes sense. This song especially, has a great sound and a joyful melody that will make you kill the replay button. I play this song on days when I am especially happy. Shannons Saunders as an artist has great vibes and “Silly Little Things” gives of the same feel.

Reasons to Listen:

  • The voice is great.
  • The feel is great.
  • The melody is great.
  • The composition is great.
  • The song is great.
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    The Daily Jam: Promise by Ben Howard

    For those who are in love with rain, you will find solace in this song. This a truly calming piece made by Ben Howard. Ben Howard is an artistic Londoner who is truly self made. “Promise” is off of his album Every Kingdom, his most successful album so far. I love this song’s peaceful opening which sets the tone for Ben Howard’s tranquil voice. Howard’s singing voice has a way of giving each word worth, and value, that quality makes me think of him as not only a musician, but a poet. read more

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    Style Types

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    “Fashion is about something that comes from within you.” – Ralph Lauren

         Fashion is endless. There are so many different designers and trends, that it is often hard to decide on one style. But finding a style that matches your lifestyle and personality can help narrow down your options, to finding the perfect look for you. At UCAS, these are probably the five most popular style types:

    • Chic
    • Western
    • Girl Next Door/Casual
    • Preppy
    • Tomboy

         Enkivilliage.com says;

    “One of the popular types of fashion styles is the chic style. “Chic” is often synonymous with “trendy” or “fashionable”. People who favor this style prefer classic and stylish designs that are striking and smart. For example, the garments are always well tailored and the accessories are well chosen. Chic style means having clothes that have strong colors but not garish.” [1] read more

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    Shoes of the Future

    Fashion from the movies Tron and Back to the Future II is finally a reality. More specifically, the shoes from these movies are coming to reality this year. Glow in the dark fashion, especially in footwear, is a huge topic this year. But what makes this years footwear stand out is Nike’s newest invention for shoe technology.

    After years of waiting, Nike is bringing the shoes from Back to the Future II to the present! The shoes as seen in the movie will be capable of tying up their own laces and lighting up.  The actual Marty McFly shoes are coming in spring 2016. This video from CNN shows Micheal J. Fox trying on the self-lacing shoes by Nike. More information is expected to come out on the shoes soon. read more

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    The Daily Jam: Black Wave by The Shins

    I told you I really like the Shins. The composition is the reason you listen to this song. “Black Wave” has minimal words that come in towards the middle song. The sound has a calming melancholic feel. It reminds me of the beaches on the Pacific Northwest. I already gave you a bio on my post of their song “Caring is Creepy” so if you haven’t read that one yet, go check it out and if you did and you liked it definitely give this song a listen.

    Reasons to Listen:

  • The Shins are amazing.
  • The composition of this song is amazing.
  • The sound is oddly calming.
  • It has a different sound compared to those you’d normally listen to.
  • Its kind of weird, but a good kind of weird. You know?
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    The Daily Jam: Stuttering by Jazmine Sullivan

    This song is just a good song. Simple enough. “Stuttering” is a soulful R&B song written by the Grammy-nominated artist, Jazmine Sullivan. Whilst listening to the song you may find yourself completely engulfed in the strength and smoothness of Jazmine’s voice. You may also find yourself wiping the tears that have fallen because this song is just that good. Even if you are not a R&B fan, you have to acknowledge the greatness of this song. From the lyrics, to the composition, to the voice, this is fantastic through and through. So make sure to sit back, close your eyes, and give this song a listen. read more

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    Golden Globes Fashion

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    “I wish that every time I “liked” an outfit on Instagram it would magically appear in my closet.” Unknown

         The 73rd annual Golden Globes Awards took place on January 10th, 2016. The best actors and actresses of the entertainment field attended the American award show. Winners included Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Kate Winslet. These celebrities not only received recognition for their achievements, but they also slayed the red carpet with their high fashion. read more

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    The Art of Fangirling

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    “ASDFGHJKL I HATE HIM/HER! I’M GOING TO MARRY HIM/HER! THEY’VE RUINED MY LIFEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!” – The average obsessed teenager.

    This is the life of an everyday fangirl. A fangirl, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary is a “girl or woman who is an extremely or overly enthusiastic fan of someone or something”. Basically, a fangirl/fanboy screams, cries, laughs and stalks their favorite idols or fictional characters. All of us at some point in our lives have probably fangirled. It is quite common among teen boys and girls, and some in their 20’s, even 30’s. read more

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    The Daily Jam: Vegetable Car by Joshua Radin

    This one is for all you indie lovers out there. Joshua Radin is one of my favorite indie folk singers. His lyrics are relatable and witty at times. Plus, this one is so dang catchy. If you want a go-lucky, love song that will give you the tingles this is definitely for you.

    Reasons to Listen:

  • This unrequited(border line stalker) love song is one we can relate to.
  • Joshua Radin, as a whole, is a fantastic artist.
  • That title tho.
  • This is a love song you want written about yourself from a non-creepy secret admirer.
  • It’s cute. Enough said.
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