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Kayla Borens

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Editor's Last Goodbye


Oh! Where to begin?

This year long journey as being Editor of HerCampusSFA has been a positive experience all around. The people met and the networks created have been more than what I expected to gain.

I want to extend a special thank you to Jessika Davidson for offering the position to take over the SFA branch in May 2012. Jessika laid out a great platform for me to jump in and expand, and I am grateful for that.

There were a few organizations that went out of their way to make this chapter a success. Thank you to: SFA Betas, SFA Gammas, DJ Teddi Org, Presidential Hustle Entertainment, SFA Fashion N Motion, Raisin Canes – Nacogdoches, Chick Fil A – Nacogdoches, Country Princess Couture, and Party ‘N Things.

I would also like to thank everyone that participated in the Campus Celebrity and Cutie portion of the online magazine. From everyone who nominated someone to those that willingly gave their information to be featured, thank you!

Sitting down and interacting with various, ambitious SFA students during the Campus Celebrity interviews would have to be my favorite part of the HerCampus experience. Interviews for the “Story Behind the Music” article with secular rap artist/producer, Derian Salone, and Christ advocate, Corey Garrett, as well as, the “Pink London” article with Gabriella Wesley, were interviews and stories I fairly enjoyed writing. The positive energy and excitement given off from these individuals simply by giving them the chance to share their passion was enlightening.

Top 5 Must Have Apps to Survive That "Boring Class"


We all have those classes...the ones where we don't have to pay a single second of attention and still pass with flying colors. The "all lecture" class periods, with the "only book material" tests. So how do you survive those classes and still receive the attendance credit? We've noted the top five apps to help you kill time during this time.

1. Twitter

 Follow your friends, experts, favorite celebrities, and classmates to find out what's going on in the "outside" world while you're trapped in class!

2. Instagram

Snap a picture, choose a filter and display your boredom to your timeline of IG followers! Or simply pass the time by scrolling through pictures of family, friends, boutiques and celebrities.

3. Facebook

Catch up with your 500+ "friends" while reading your Newsfeed. Find out who's engaged, married, divorced, depressed, "saved," or having a baby all in one place! 

4. Pinterest

Get lost in this pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and fashion. BEWARE, for those with the creative-touch, your listening goes from halfway to zero as you become engulfed in the many images! 

5. Tumblr

You definitely should not be sitting in the front if you're on this website. As a frequent Tumblr user, my newsfeed can go from G to R - rated in 2.5 secs! Post anything (from anywhere!), customize everything, and find and follow what you love right in your classroom! 

Although we highly frown upon sitting on the front row while browsing through these apps, we do suggest you sit in the middle "amongst the crowd." :) Also, be respectful, if you're teacher frowns upon your cellphone activity, by any means, PUT IT AWAY!

FnM Fashion


Campus Style presented by FnM 

Speed Dating


Love at first sit. 

SAA CarShow


SAA presents SFA CarShow 6pm 90s theme

Kappa Week


Mu Sigma Chapter Kappa Week 

April 14 - April 20


Sunday - Praise With Me

Monday - Midnight Breakfast

Tuesday - Clothing Drive & Everthing on Me

Wednesday - Feed the Yard

Thursday - 2nd Annual Clara Bell Smith Black and White Gala

Friday - Bowl with Me

Saturday - Ocho de Polo

Spring Fest 2013

Springfest2013! April 15 - April 19! Be sure to look out for Free Food, Novelties, Games, and Prizes! 


HerCampus SFA to Recruit New Staff Members



Her Campus™ SFA is looking for new staff members for the 2013 school year. Her Campus™ SFA, a branch from the #1 online magazine for college women,, SFA serves as a hub for everything Stephen F Austin State University women need to know about the world around them. 

Membership is open to all students. This organization complies with all State and Federal laws and school policies on non-discrimination. This organization supports and encourages respect for political, religious, ethnic, racial, physical, generational, sexual, and intellectual differences because such respect promotes free and open inquiry, independent thought, and mutual understanding.

HerCampus™ writers have been offered jobs and internships at many of the nation’s top publications including Glamour, Vogue, InStyle, Lucky, O magazine, MTV, The Washington Post, and Women’s Wear Daily, among others. If you are interested in joining the HerCampus™ SFA team, please contact current editor, Kayla Borens at . 

Founded by Her Campus CEO, Stephanie Kaplan and fellow Harvard undergraduates Windsor Hanger and Annie Wang, Her Campus™ serves as an online hotspot for everything college women need to know about life on campus. The site features articles on Style, Health, Love, Life, Career and much more, updated on a daily basis and supplemented by campus-specific content from 200+ colleges and universities across the country.

Written entirely by college journalists, Her Campus™ highlights the best in student journalism while filling the critical hole in the media marketplace that responds directly to the needs of college women.

Nyokasa Banda




Name: Nyokasa Banda
Major: Biology/ Pre Med
Classification: Sophomore
Hometown: I’m from Zambia but I live in Dallas, TX
Single or Taken: Single


Campus Life

Favorite thing about SFA: Size, it’s not too small or too big.

How are you involved on campus? Member of ASO and head stylist in FnM

Best Class: Biology

Worse Class: Chemistry

How do you like to spend your weekends here? Hang out with friends, turn up lol



If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Invisibility

An embarrassing confession: I’m afraid to speak in front of crowds

What’s one girl/guy trend you don’t understand? Sagging

Dream Job? Neurosurgeon

If you were on a deserted island, which three things would you want with you? A lighter, a book and a comforter.

Most played song on your iPod? Power Trip

Three words to describe yourself: Odd, Introvert and Ambitious



Favorite quote or Bible verse: "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me". Philippians 4:13

Favorite Food: Pasta (Cajun, Alfredo, everything)

Favorite sport(s): Basketball/Swimming

Favorite App: Instagram


The Nitty Gritty

How do you let someone know you’re interested in them? Tell them or show a little interest (flirt don’t thirst).