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Ja-Niece Best

9/15/2014

Name: Ja-Niece Best

Year: Senior

Hometown: Prince George’s County

Major/Minor: Graphic Design.

Her Campus Towson: What exactly happened in regards to the email that you sent your professor?

Ja-Niece Best: I kept seeing people say how Beyoncé’s birthday should be a holiday, so I decided to write an email excusing myself from class because of this "holiday." After typing it, I accidentally hit send instead of saving it to my drafts.  I thought it was pretty amusing, so I decided to post it on Twitter, unaware of the attention it would get.  The next morning, I was shocked at the retweets, articles, and news stories about my email. 

HCTU: How do you feel about this sudden media attention?

JB: It's amusing but shocking at the same time. I never thought a tweet or email could get so much attention from the media. 

HCTU: We've noticed that some people have been quite harsh with their tweets. Do you feel like you are being bullied?

JB: Although there have been many negative comments, I tend to overlook the negativity and focus on the positive because in my eyes, positivity always outweighs negativity. I also use the negativity as motivation, and because of that I don't feel like I'm being bullied, even if that was the goal for some people.

Her Campus Towson Interest Meeting

9/5/2014

Come and see what Her Campus Towson is all about at our interest meeting! Refreshments will be served.

Welcome Back Concert

9/5/2014

Bring your friends and come hang out at this FREE concert to welcome everyone back to school! Food will be provided as well as bands and other entertainment!

Transition to Towson

9/5/2014

Are you feeling scared, a little lost, and a lot overwhelmed? You’re not alone. It’s no big deal to not adapt to being at college as quickly as everyone else – you’re an adult and you have the right to take this transition at your own pace.

You’re probably away from home for the first time. And if you’re anything like me, the first thing you missed was the natural comfort you felt within the walls of your own home. Most of us have never had to deal with roommates. At home, you didn’t have to worry about paying for things like food or the Internet. You didn’t have to find classrooms in large, confusing buildings, after trekking across campus from your last class with only ten minutes to get there. Some of us haven’t had to make a completely new group of friends since kindergarten. The entire first month or so of freshmen year is so stressful.

It gets better. I promise.

You will find that as you get used to being at Towson, you will embrace it. Your fears will become your favorite parts about Towson, and the things that overwhelm you will become faint memories that you won’t even think of at the end of the year. Here are five things that helped me get adjusted quickly:

1.  Get involved. The Fall Involvement Fair just passed, but you can still check out involved.towson.edu if you were unable to attend to browse around and figure out what organizations are the ones for you (Her Campus Towson is a great option to consider!)

2. Come out of your shell. I know that this is easier said then done, but speaking to random people in your classes, dorm, and anywhere on campus will help you to realize that we’re all in this together and that all of us have been where you are now if we aren’t experiencing it with you.

Fashionista: Ran Wang

9/5/2014

Name: Ran Wang

Major: HR

Year: Towson 2015

Favorite Place to Shop: Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus

How would you describe your style?: Classy and comfortable

Where she gets inspiration from: Magazine catalogues

Where she got it:

Jumper: Abercrombie & Fitch

Shoes: Burberry

Follow her on Instagram: w_ran

 

 

 

What are you looking forward to doing the most this summer vacation?

5/20/2014

Bilphena and Oumou Rally for Nigeria

5/12/2014

Almost three weeks ago, over 230 girls between the ages of sixteen and eighteen were abducted at gunpoint in Chibok, Nigeria. The families of the girls and the people of Nigeria have come together to protest. Despite the feckless governmental response, the Nigerian people created the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls.

 

TU students Bilphena Yahwon and Oumou Diallo have organized a rally called Bring Back Our Girls TU, to honor the lives of the young ladies and to stand in solidarity with the people of Nigeria. The rally will take place on Monday, May 12th at 5pm starting at Tiger Plaza.

 

If you can't make it to the event and would like to contribute, you can sign this Change.org petition.

 

At this point, how OVER school are you?

5/12/2014

10 Songs to Help Keep You Going

4/2/2014

The end of the semester is so close I can almost taste it! The weather is due to start heating up any day now, and pretty soon, it’ll be time for finals. But right now, with all of the impending group projects, research papers, and PowerPoint presentations hanging in the air, it’s so easy to get off track and discouraged.

I put together a playlist of ten of my favorite songs that help me get back on track when I get stressed. Enjoy!

 

1.     This is War by Thirty Seconds to Mars

2.     Take Back the Night by Justin Timberlake

3.     Do What U Want by Lady Gaga ft. Christina Aguilera

4.     Brave by Sara Bareilles

5.     The Truth About Love by P!nk

Alexandria Elia: The Face Behind CAB

3/26/2014

With everyone is all pumped up about Tigerfest 2.0, we decided to interview the person that we feel is doing a great job of keeping students informed and making sure everyone's voices are heard. We were so delighted to find that not only does the face behind CAB truly care about the students, she is a complete sweetheart! Meet Alexandria Elia:

Year: Class of 2016

Major: Mass Communications

Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ

Clubs/Organizations: Campus Activities Board

Favorite place to chill on campus: The CAB Office!

Favorite place to eat on campus: The Den

What part did you play in making Tigerfest happen? This year Tigerfest is also known as Tigerfest 2.0 because of the new two-day split.  We knew that having Tigerfest outside again was a risk because of the unpredictable weather. But, we did not want to eliminate the free stuff that people love about Tigerfest! This is why I supported the idea of Tigerfest 2.0—students can come and enjoy the free food, vendors and inflatables that are associated with Tigerfest without worrying about the main concert being cancelled due to the weather. I also posted a link for students to take the Tigerfest Survey earlier in the academic year. It was important that as many students took the survey as possible because it was what CAB used in order to select an artist for the show. The survey reached over 2,000 students, which is higher than last year.

What do you do for CAB? I am a Marketing Chair for the Campus Activities Board. Basically, I am the face behind CAB! I work with CAB’s Twitter (@TowsonCAB) and Facebook account (facebook.com/TowsonCAB). I am a resource students can get answers from in 140 characters or less.