College Football Roundup: Week 4

College Football Roundup: Week 4

Want a fresh, straightforward, approachable look at this week in college football? You’re in luck. We’re keeping up with the football for you. Read more about our weekly roundup here.

College Football Roundup: Week 4 QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Once you’ve been accused of sexual assault, the two words he had in one sentence don’t ever go together the rest of your life.” —ESPN’s College GameDay sports…

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Prepared Not Scared: College Campus Safety

Prepared Not Scared: College Campus Safety @SabreRed

As a female college student at a small university in Virginia, I’ve been thinking a lot about Hannah Graham lately.

If you’ve followed the story at all, you’ll know that Graham is an 18 year-old sophomore who went missing from the UVA area last week. The search is ongoing, but it brings up uncomfortable memories of a girl taken five years ago in the same area who was later found dead.

When I went…

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Police Militarization: Turning America’s Streets Into War Zones

Police Militarization: Turning America’s Streets Into War Zones

Imagine a man with a couple of drinks in his belly at a bar in Fairfax County, Virginia. An optometrist, he’s been watching college football with some friends, making bets on the games, the teams, the players, whatever. While he’s been making those bets with his buddies, an undercover detective overhears his gambling antics.

Now imagine that he watches a SWAT unit coming towards him, with their…

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Most modern-day celebrities will be remembered for many things—sensationalized headlines, a short-lived marriage, perhaps a couple of memorable red-carpet gowns—but probably not for their unique, enduring sense of style. Some—relatively few—manage to evade being trodden down into the great melting-pot of forgettables, and Jean Seberg was one such lady.

An Iowa-born actress, famous as much for her outspoken political views as she was for being a major player in French New Wave cinema, Seberg surpassed fleeting fame, instead earning the prestige of an enduring and timeless sartorial icon. The “Breathless” actress passed away in 1979, aged 40, but continues to inspire women—in actions, style and grace—to this day. Her style can only be described—like a brilliant novel or a cult film—as a modern classic. Seberg is truly deserving of the “icon” ephithet; she was—is—one of an elite band of women who managed to effortlessly transcend the faddish, superficial world of fashion and turn mere ensembles into style.

Seberg’s vintage chic aesthetic was a charming amalgamation of Parisian chic and the more relaxed, easy-going essence of Americana. While the rest of the world discovered mini-skirts and psychedelic florals, Seberg was the epitome of French nonchalance, eschewing crass colors and heavy make-up in favour of a more delicate, neutral palette and neat tailoring. The result was a style legacy that was uniquely her own: androgynous, elegant, and eternally relevant. Little flared dresses and cat-eye sunglasses added a touch of glamour to a look based on simplicity and ease: a pixie haircut, a slouchy sweater, minimal jewellery. Seberg’s look was unfussy but unerringly classic; at once, she managed to look groomed and sophisticated, but ready to face the day in flat shoes and fresh make-up. These factors —along with a certain je ne sais quois—made Seberg’s style uniquely her own.

1. Stick with classics.

Notice that Seberg’s look was always minimal, but gorgeously pulled together and utterly memorable. How did she do it? By using simple, classic items as her foundation. Seberg’s look revolved around one or two forever-fashionable, beautifully tailored items: a striped dress, a sleeveless shirt, a simple pair of tailored shorts. Her charm and poise made these simple looks so enduring; take Seberg’s cue and rock those classic items with attention to detail and quality, minimal accessories and a big, big smile.

2. A little menswear goes a long way.

Take it from us: Yes, it is absolutely OK to steal your boyfriend’s shirt. But if he’s a bit lax on the laundry front—or if you’re loving the single life—then, by all means, buy your own menswear! A slouchy white shirt—paired with tailored pants, a sleek pair of shades, and some cute loafers—strike the balance between androgynous and alluring, and create an effortlessly chic look that’s super easy to wear. Who said prioritizing comfort had to mean sweatpants?

Boyish Touches

3. Keep accessories simple.

Sticking with a basic formula of tried-and-true classic pieces, Seberg opted for a simple approach to accessorising. Her look was accentuated only by small details: a flick of eyeliner, a little watch, a chic pair of sunglasses. Accessories were functional, not decorative, giving that tomboyish effect to her very own brand of casual chic.

4. Day-to-night dressing is a doddle. 

Want to add a little drama to your look for something special—a hot date, a night out with the girls? Simple. If you’re wearing a neat, tailored outfit in the day, this look can easily be dressed up with a bit of lippie and a swift perusal of your jewellery stand. Just add an elegant cat eye, a classic clutch, a spritz of perfume and you’re good to go.

For Night

 

5. When in doubt: wear stripes.

And, of course, if you’re having a tough time deciding what to wear in the morning, make like Jean and grab a stripy Breton top. It’s a wardrobe staple for anyone after that easy, French luxe look: forever chic, there are hundreds of ways to dress it up or down.

 

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5 Ways To Get Jean Seberg’s Vintage Chic Look Most modern-day celebrities will be remembered for many things—sensationalized headlines, a short-lived marriage, perhaps a couple of memorable red-carpet gowns—but probably not for their unique, enduring sense of style.

Fall Cooking: Pork Chops With Mushroom Sauce

One of our fall faves! Recipe: Pork Chops With Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Fall seems to be a little early this year in the Northeast. The nights have been cool and the morning foggy. As much as I’ll miss summer, I won’t turn fall away. I’m going to break out the hats I knit this summer and set something to simmer on the stove.

With the temperature change, my food cravings shift. Instead of light salads, raw tomatoes, and cold cheese, I daydream about creamy pastas and…

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Five Minutes, Five Products: Your New Lazy Everyday Makeup

Five Minutes, Five Products: Your New Lazy Everyday Makeup

I don’t know about you, but when I wear everyday makeup, I want it to take as little time as possible. I’m a master of trying to figure out shortcuts to my beauty routine, just so I can spend five more minutes in bed (it makes a difference when it’s like 8 a.m.).

Via severe laziness, I’ve figured out how to do a makeup routine that takes approximately five minutes and uses five products. This…

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Let’s Talk About Anal Sex

Let’s Talk About Anal Sex

There are lots of things I’ve heard from other straight ladies they just will NOT do in bed. For some it’s oral sex—“I’ve seen where that’s been and it’s not going in my mouth” as my friend once said—for others it’s as simple as sex with the lights on. I kinda get that one. But the one act seems to reign supreme as the biggest center of controversy and that is anal sex.

For long ago, probably in…

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Why Is Female Sexuality In Art Still Shocking?

Why Is Female Sexuality In Art Still Shocking?

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By Giselle Defares

A 3D printed vagina selfie. It’s not something I would think of. But hey, there is such a thing as artistic freedom. Earlier this year, the Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi, who goes by her pseudonym Rokudenashiko, caused a stir with her 3D printed art. The reason: she emailed a 3D printed copy of her vagina to the 30 lucky people who had answered her artistic crowd-funding…

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Non-State Actors And The Many Meanings of “Terrorism”

Non-State Actors And The Many Meanings of “Terrorism”

For Millennials, perhaps no other international affairs issue carries more immediate weight than the question of al-Qaeda. Having been just old enough to have some grasp on what had taken place on 9/11/2001, al-Qaeda has become the non-state actor to define non-state actors, and the terrorist organization to define terrorist organizations. Therein lies the problem: The so-called “War on Terror”…

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Why We Need to Vote Against New Zealand’s Dirty Politics

Why We Need to Vote Against New Zealand’s Dirty Politics

I have always been proud to be a New Zealander. I am proud that my country was the first place in the world to give women the vote, and the first country to bring in universal benefits for the poor and elderly. I am incredibly proud to say that New Zealand consistently ranks first-equal in the world for a corruption-free government.

But my faith in my country’s ability to keep our proud record of…

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PCOS: There’s WHAT In My Ovaries?

PCOS: There’s WHAT In My Ovaries?

My friend “A” was tired of spending so much time on the treadmill with no results. She’d just finished a year-long, 60-pound weight loss journey, was training for a half-marathon, and was eating organic non-processed foods. Why wasn’t her body getting used to exercise this time around?—and not even that, she was gaining four to five pounds a week. In addition to new weight around her stomach and…

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3 Tips For Setting Boundaries

3 Tips For Setting Boundaries

Boundaries can, and should be set with those in our lives who feel they have a right to disrupt our happiness. These people can include close friends, co-workers, and family members. Boundaries are a tool to be utilized to promote self care, and putting ourselves before others. Although that may seem selfish, it’s very difficult for some of us to be fully present with the people around us if…

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5 Reasons It’s Worth It To Be A Chicago Cubs Fan

5 Reasons It’s Worth It To Be A Chicago Cubs Fan

When you live in the middle of Illinois, there’s a great divide in baseball. For the most part, you’re either a Cubs fan or a Cardinals fan, and you have reasons for your allegiance. For me, since birth, I’ve been bleeding Cubbie blue through and through. I could list a million reasons trying to convince you to do the same, but instead I’m going to highlight my favorites and share why it’s so…

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Cara Delevingne will play Margo Roth Spiegelman in the Paper Towns movie. 
Like everyone involved in the film, I was blown away by her audition. She really, really, really gets Margo.

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Cara Delevingne will play Margo Roth Spiegelman in the Paper Towns movie

Like everyone involved in the film, I was blown away by her audition. She really, really, really gets Margo.

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