By Beverly Agbor - Staff Writer
Netflix has a treasure trove of terrific movies to stream right now, but if you are looking for more than just a two-hour commitment, Netflix also has a boatload of great television shows to delve into for weeks on end.
Below, we have rounded up the Top 10 most binge-worthy shows on Netflix right now.
By Danica Brackett
Aesthetics are everywhere from social media pages to bedrooms.
Aesthetically pleasing fashion is becoming more popular than ever. There are many different types of aesthetics, probably more than one can imagine. There is an aesthetic for everyone and everything.
The hard part is choosing which one fits you the most.
When choosing an aesthetic, take into consideration what you like - colors, style, meaning and overall visual presence. Let the aesthetic speak to you. Take the time to analyze as many aesthetics as you can. You’ll know it is the one for you when you see it.
Even consider making a mood board full of things that you love, then search for an aesthetic most similar to it.
If you’re searching for an aesthetic, feel free to continue reading and explore a few of the options below:
Recently becoming more popular over social media. Soft girls give off a cutesy feminine vibe.
Colors: shades of pink and yellows
Style: high-waisted jeans, oversized sweaters, chunky sneakers, butterfly clips, girly graphic tees and heavy blush.
Often compared to ‘90s punk fashion, grunge is on the darker side of the aesthetic spectrum. Appears very rebellious.
Colors: black, grey, red and white
Style: distressed jeans, plaid flannels, black graphic tees, Doc Martens, fishnets, chains and chokers.
Inspired by Japanese fashion and pop culture. Often described as adorable and cute.
Colors: all pastels.
Apparel: dress, skirts, shorts overalls, hair clips, oversized sweatshirts and chunky shoes.
Taking it back to the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s fashion. When they said history repeats itself, they weren't lying. This aesthetic proves that.
Colors:navy, sky blue, grey and muted colors
Apparel: mom jeans, sneakers, collared shirts, oversized sweatshirts and circle sunglasses.
Influenced by popular social media trends. The baddie aesthetic keeps up to date with what is currently popular. Colors: nudes, black, dark green and mauve
Style: winged eyeliner, biker shorts, oversized t-shirts, joggers and distressed jeans.
This aesthetic gives a very down-to-earth loving vibe. This aesthetic screams positive vibes from creative people.
Colors: yellow, tan, orange and green.
Apparel: mom jeans, oversized sweaters, anklets, tall socks and sneakers
Don’t be afraid to experiment and change up your aesthetic. Through trial and error, eventually, you’ll find the one that fits you the most. When in doubt, if you can’t find the right for you, don't be afraid to create your own!
Remember, fashion is a way to express yourself. Don’t hold yourself back. There are no rules. Have fun with it.
By Danica Brackett - Staff Writer
1. Love Street
Love Street Apparel was founded in 2013. This online store is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. This clothing store sells newly handmade and vintage items. Love Street even uses eco-friendly shipping supplies. WEBSITE: https://shoplovestreet.com
2. NYCT Clothing
NYCT is a California-based store. This store sells shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts with different graphic designs. They also sell different styles of denim jeans, biker shorts and skirts. WEBSITE: https://www.nyctclothing.com
Wanderlush is an online boutique created by a stay-at-home mom in 2016. All items are shipped out of Estero, Florida. This store sells unique items for young women looking to enhance their closets. They sell anything from bodysuits to two-piece sets. WEBSITE: https://shopwanderlush.com
4. Tiger Cherry
Based in Los Angeles, Tiger Cherry is an online retailer. They sell many different styles of clothing and even have a festival section. Tiger Cherry offers after pay so you can break down your shopping spree into four separate payments. WEBSITE: https://tigercherry.store
5. Luca + Grae
Luca + Grae was created in mid-2016 by content creator Aspyn Ovard Ferris. This online store features modern bohemian style clothing along with shoes and accessories. WEBSITE: https://lucaandgrae.com
6. Lace and Luck
Lace and Luck is another trendy California-based online retailer. They offer up-to-date California lifestyle fashion. Their clothing is meant for those who want to look stunning but also gives that effortless final touch. WEBSITE: https://laceandluck.com
7. Need My Style
Founded in Wisconsin, Need My Style is owned by a 26-year-old wife and mom. Need My Style sells anything and everything you could imagine. WEBSITE: https://needmystyle.com
2020AVE is an LA-based online store that specializes in SoCal fashion. This store promises great quality clothing. 2020AVE offers anything from high fashion to lounging around the house outfits. WEBSITE: https://www.2020ave.com
9. Boys Lie
This online store has a crazy story of how the co-owners became best friends, which led to the creation of Boys Lie. This popular well-known brand is worn by many celebrities. They sell unique sweatshirt/sweatpant sets, beanies, hoodies and more. WEBSITE: https://boyslieofficial.com
This online retailer is based in Arizona. This store offers clothing for many different types of styles. Their site even features a blog that includes many fashion-related articles. WEBSITE: https://www.shoppriceless.com
By Laura Huskey - Reporter
As precautions are taken across the country to prevent the spread of COVID-19, college and university students are affected most significantly in their education. Students continue to be affected by changing classes and deadlines.
The clubs and organizations at Rose State are not exempt from these adjustments either. The Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Rose State is moving to meet online in an effort to stay connected.
“We don’t want to go completely silent,” BCM adviser Terry Thomas said.
He hopes that replacing their usual meetings with a temporary online connection will continue to be beneficial and encouraging to the students in BCM.
“Any organization that is made up of people is going to be social in nature,” Thomas said. “Even if we don’t interact the way we’d like to, being together builds personal accountability.”
Thomas hopes that continuing to stay in touch will drive the BCM to be together more meaningfully. Thomas thinks it’s important to realize that even in this period of time, people can make the most of it.
While classes and everything else move online in response to COVID-19, students have to be significantly more disciplined in their coursework and in their connection with their friends.
The group plans to meet for 30 minutes once a week over Zoom. The challenge is seeing how well students can adapt to this new normal.
“I don’t want people to think this interaction is mistaken for real community,” Thomas said.
Music major Nicola Lunow agrees.
“It will lessen the face-to-face time, so I think that will lead to less openness just because we won’t get to know each other as well as we would if we had spent the rest of the semester meeting,” Lunow said.
Thomas knows this short amount of time will not be enough to fill the holes, but plans to utilize the group’s social media to reach out to students both in the BCM and out of it. He said there is a difference between face-to-face communication and online communication. Both can be valuable, but it is hard to replace the usual.
Thomas said this can be a great time for other Christian communities on campus to draw together and encourage each other and those outside the community.
“I hope that people will see our love for Christ and each other through these meetings,” Lunow said.
With international students being stuck on campus, Thomas and the BCM want to reach out to them to see if there are needs that need to be met. The BCM will be checking in to see where they are able to provide some assistance.
Whenever all is settled, the group plans to throw a bash to rekindle the loss of face-to-face community and have a reason to celebrate.
By Donovan Straw - Sports Editor
Every news media outlet has been covering the coronavirus pandemic. Many businesses, restaurants and shopping centers are restricting their hours or just having delivery or drive-thru, while government officials across the U.S. have asked citizens to practice social distancing from others.
Apps and streaming services are taking a different approach to the pandemic. The NBA League Pass app is $28.99 a month, but from now until April 24, they’re giving their users a free pass to watch all of the exclusive games from this season and older NBA classics.
Movie production companies are allowing people to pay $20 to see movies that were scheduled to be released in theaters during the time of the pandemic.
Netflix has just launched its new feature called “Netflix Party.” It allows users to watch movies in sync with friends and families stuck in their own homes, while texting back and forth in a chat window.
Other streaming services have started to offer customers a free 30-day free trial. Hulu, Amazon Prime, CBS All Access, Showtime and HBO have all offered free content during this time.
Streaming services allow everyone to practice social distancing.
Story by Michelle Rojano
I am not a dietitian or personal trainer. I am simply an average person sharing my story to help others learn from my mistakes and hopefully inspire others to find their best health. Follow @chelly788 on Instagram to track my 5K and health progress in between
The race is Oct. 6, and the date is quickly creeping up on me. I didn’t run for a full week in September. At first, this made me nervous about the run but on my first run back I was able to run two miles in 21 minutes and 29 seconds. I had to cut my run short because the sun was setting earlier than I expected, but I fully ran about 1.8 miles and only took a break because my running partner got a phone call. We quickly finished our first mile in just over 11 minutes and ran back the last mile. Halfway through my second mile, I got a sharp runner’s pain in my side, but I powered through because I wanted the satisfaction of finishing the mile.
As of the time I am writing this, I have about nine days before the race. During this time I plan to run at least another four times before the day of the 5K. Our next publication will feature a recap of the run, and I will also share my experience via Instagram for anyone wanting updates before then.
Story by Julie Archer
The following story is about my personal experience. I am not a professional nutritionist or dietitian. If you are interested in the diet, research it first and see if it is right for you. For more info about my journey, follow
@julie_archer on Instagram.
I am approaching my final weeks of being on Keto, and I am not sure if I am excited or nervous about it being over. In about one month, I lost 15 pounds but I am at the point where I am experiencing a plateau in my weight loss. For the rest of my time on Keto, I plan on being more strict with the foods I eat because I am used to the diet now. I do not feel like I am on a diet anymore; the food I eat just feels normal now.
My final day on Keto will be Oct. 20. Just because I only committed to two months of Keto does not mean I will go back to my old eating habits. There is no way the amount of carbs I ate before was necessary. I will slowly start adding more fruits and vegetables back that I cannot have on Keto. I do not usually crave bread and pasta anymore. I plan on only eating these types of carbs on occasion and I will still keep most of my meals low carb when I can.
Our next publication will have my final thoughts on the ketogenic diet and if I would do it again. I will be posting more about my experience between publications on Instagram.
Story & Photo by Julie Archer
It has officially been two months. This is the part where I could say I am finally off the hook and I can eat whatever I want again. However, this is not what I am choosing. I am choosing to stay on the ketogenic diet because it works. In 60 days, I lost 23 pounds. Besides the weight loss, this diet has made a positive change to how I feel. Overall, I do not feel sluggish like I used to because of the junk food I ate. I have more energy and I feel up to doing more things throughout the day. My productivity has increased; therefore, I am getting my work done faster, giving myself more free time.
I was never able to stick to a diet before keto, but for some reason this feels easy most of the time. There are still times when I struggle, but the results are worth it and I feel good inside and out. My advice for anyone pursuing this diet is to do research, ask questions and have a support group. It is important to mention that when adjusting the Ketogenic lifestyle, do not restrict your calories. It may sound crazy since most people starting the diet want to lose weight, but as your body shifts into ketosis, the need for more food will stop. I could eat one meal in the middle of the day and feel satisfied for the rest of the day.
The amount of love and support I have received is amazing. For anybody who uses Reddit, check out the Keto subreddit. There are so many great testimonies and people that will be your support system. Be sure to find me on Instagram to see how I am doing with the diet on a regular basis. I love answering everyone’s questions and helping to inspire others.
Following a diet is never easy. If you are considering starting any kind of diet, do plenty of research beforehand. I am not a dietitian and what I say should not be taken as medical advice. This is just my personal experience. If you would like to see more of my keto journey, follow
@julie_archer on Instagram.
Story by Michelle Rojano
I am not a dietitian or personal trainer. I am simply an average person sharing their story to help others learn from my mistakes and hopefully inspire others to find their best health. Follow
@chelly788 on Instagram to track my 5K and health progress in between publications.
The 5K I ran was to raise awareness and funds for Rett Syndrome. Rett Syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by a gene mutation. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, children develop normally and then start showing signs of Retts. The disorder is almost exclusively seen in females and symptoms range from muscle tone loss, speech impairments and inability to use their hands.
I didn’t sign up because of the cause but after running I realized how mutually beneficial this event was. Donating money and raising awareness for a cause while simultaneously pursuing healthier habits. It was a win, win.
I finally ran the 5K. I was nervous the day before; I did not feel prepared for the race, and I had never before participated in an event like this. The morning of the race was cloudy, cold and rainy. I had planned ahead and wore leggings and a long sleeved workout shirt. It wasn’t actually raining during the registration period, so I expected the rain to hold off until after the race ended. Everyone had lined up on the river trail at Wiley Post by the starting line. Right before the race started was probably the most exciting part for me. I looked around and saw women and men of all ages ready to run. Mothers with their kids in strollers, couples trying to stay warm, friends joking about being left behind. There was a lot of energy and anticipation. Just as the race began it began drizzling but everyone kept the same energy. Pretty soon after the race began, the runners broke up into groups; the fast ones, the joggers and the walkers. About a quarter through the race the drizzle turned into heavy rain. I was soaked within minutes but I wasn’t cold since I was running. I actually enjoyed running in the rain, it made the experience exciting and challenging in its own way. I ran the 5K in 31 minutes 10 seconds. This is actually my fastest time I have ever run. I was hoping to run it in 30 minutes or under but my fastest time before the race was about 35 minutes. Shaving off 4 minutes was a huge improvement. I placed eighth in my age category.
From this race, not only did I learn the mutual benefit of running for a cause, I am also motivated to participate in more events like this in the future. I went from not even being able to run a mile, to running a mile in 15 minutes, to running a 5K in 31 minutes. I made significant progress in the two months I trained. I am excited to see my progress in future races. My plans are to participate in the OKC Memorial race, next spring. I plan to run either a 5K in faster time or possibly run a 10K. It is all dependent on my progress throughout the winter with my training. I personally find running on a treadmill boring, so hopefully I am able to overcome this over the winter since it is pretty much one of my only options during the season.
For anyone interested in running next year, visit runsignup.com. Visit okcrunning.org to find local races.
Story by Madi Zick
Photo by Michelle Rojano
Let’s face it, college is expensive, and life is hard. Books that are used one time the entire semester cost hundreds of dollars. Rent and gas prices are rising quickly and do not seem to be going down anytime soon. Working and going to school full time can be costly. How do college students make it happen?
Craig Dawkins, professor of Economics and Personal Finance at Rose State, said students should track their spending with a debit register and write down all of their spending.
“The first thing you have to do is know where your money is going,” Dawkins said.
Dawkins said by keeping receipts and knowing what is bought, it can help students save money so that they are not overspending. To Dawkins, just looking at an account online to Dawkins is not tracking spending, it is just observing the money leaving the account. Another way to save money is to stop overspending, and only buy products that are needed.
Dawkins recommended all students take a personal finance class. He explained there is more to personal finance classes than just budgeting and balancing a checkbook. It teaches more life skills.
“In order to save money, you have to stop spending on frivolous things, have a budget and know what you need and why you need it,” Dawkins said.
He also explained it is okay to have a budget for splurging to have fun. Just because money is being saved, doing extra things like going out to eat with friends, or watching a movie is not off limits. Dawkins said that it is basically all about control and discipline, as long as those are involved it is easy to stay on track.
Dawkins recommended students save six to nine months of net earnings in an account, available and ready in case of an emergency. One of the big topics Dawkins preaches is before savings can be done, spending has to be under control. If spending keeps occurring, there will be no money to save. In order to follow and have a physical budget and stick with it, Dawkins said to keep it in writing. If it is just a thought, people can change their minds or not remember what was said, but writing it down can help keep them accountable.
Adrianna Schroeder, a freshman at Rose State, is currently enrolled in a personal finance class. In the class, they had to write down a spending log of their expenses over a month.
“It showed me how much money I was spending unnecessarily, and opened my eyes to help me save money for the future,” Schroeder said.
While saving money might not be as fun as buying new shoes or a new purse, the money saved will be worth it.
“Personal finance isn’t the end of things, it’s the beginning of things, and figuring out how to live,” Dawkins said.
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