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Art Scene Marvin Vasquez firstname.lastname@example.org Editorial Interns Alisa Dwyer Neha Shaida Nicki Spencer 09 USC Alumna Nabs Reporting Contributing Writers Dream Job Caroline Aghajanian Melissa Bobbitt Brenda Camberos Nicki Spencer Kevin Wierzbicki Contributing Photographers Caroline Aghajanian 16 VIDA Gives Students Volunteering Opportunities GAMES 17 Crossword, Sudoku & More 21 Answers ADVERTISING Sean Bello email@example.com Joy Calisoff firstname.lastname@example.org CALENDAR 18 What’s Happening: 2/28 – 3/13 Campus Circle newspaper is published 36 times a year and is available free at 35 schools and over 500 retail locations throughout Los Angeles. Circulation: 30,000. Readership: 90,000. SPRING BREAK 20 The Best Places to Party 21 Spring Break Fashion Guide 23 Quiz: What’s Your Spring Break Cocktail? PUBLISHED BY CAMPUS CIRCLE, INC. 5042 Wilshire Blvd., PMB 600 Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 939-8477 (323) 939-8656 Fax email@example.com campuscircle.com © 2013 Campus Circle, Inc. All rights reserved. 4 Campus Circle 2.28.13 - 3.13.13 Film | Music | Culture MUSIC: FEATURE SEVYN STREETER: BREAKING THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE She’s been in a girl group, written tracks for multiple superstars, opened up for Beyoncé and is now ready to debut as a solo writer. Francis Bertrand BY BRENDA CAMBEROS Sevyn Streeter is a triple threat: She sings, dances and writes music. Reid Rolls Not too long ago, Amber “Sevyn” Streeter was living the dream in the girl group RichGirl with three other beautiful ladies. However, after releasing a few singles and a mixtape, the group disbanded. “When RichGirl first ended, my little heart was crushed because I really wanted to be an artist,” said Sevyn. But her little heart wasn’t crushed for too long; she is now establishing herself as a solo artist, a firecracker R&B/pop vixen we need to keep our eyes on. Recently, Sevyn spoke to Campus Circle about her new album, her work with Chris Brown and how she went from being the church choirgirl to penning songs for Justin Bieber, Alicia Keys and Estelle. “I‘ve been singing forever; I started singing in the church,” said Sevyn. “At 14 years of age I was already working and shortly after that ended up with RichGirl, an all-girl group. We got to tour with Beyoncé, which was the experience of a lifetime,” she said, still incredulous. She’s only 26 years old and has already worked with the industry’s biggest stars (Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, Babyface, Brandy and Kelly Rowland just to name a few more). So, how does one go about writing for today’s superstars? According to Sevyn, it’s about having dedication, patience and complete faith that God put you on that particular path for a reason. “I take the opportunities that God gives me at the time and go with it,” she said. “Rather than think of [RichGirl’s breakup] in a negative way, I took it as an opportunity to write songs.” For Sevyn, her path as a songwriter blossomed into something “really, really beautiful.” “It [loosing her band] turned into a blessing, because I was able to write songs that appeared on a Chris Brown record, wrote songs for Estelle, Alicia Keys and Justin Bieber,” she said in a proud but humble tone. However, Sevyn doesn’t take the fact that she’s a new artist lightly; she knows that aside from already achieving much success, she’s got her own path to forge and a long way to go. “You have to just keep working and utilize the opportunities God gives you at that moment. That may not be your dream at the time, but trust me – at the right time, it will all come full circle,” she said confidently. Sevyn said the journey to becoming a solo artist has been far from perfect and understandably difficult. “The most difficult part of my journey so far has been doing things by myself. I mean, I’ve always been in groups,” admitted Sevyn. “Now, it’s all up to me.” She added, “…But [the journey] has also been the most fulfilling because I have learned so much. I’ve had to learn my weaknesses and learn my strengths and learned to balance them and improve myself. It has been crazy, but I appreciate all of it!” Sevyn’s candidness and warmth ooze over the phone and melt your heart almost instantly. The energy and effervescence that she evokes in her videos and songs are all echoes of the person that she is. When speaking about Chris Brown, her mentor, Sevyn understandably chose to avoid the personal questions and any of the gossip that surrounds him. “We have a great working relationship, and when we get in the studio, we get there to work…he’s supportive of me, and I’m very thankful for that,” said Sevyn. Her new album isn’t out yet, but she’s already been deemed a rising star by outlets such as Essence magazine. She’s even been compared to the one and only Beyoncé. That could be a lot of pressure for a young artist. However, Sevyn is not afraid of pressure – she welcomes it. “I don’t think a little bit of pressure is bad all the time… all you have to do is learn to channel it. I think about it as a unique opportunity, and it’s never a bad thing to be compared to someone as great as Beyoncé! I think: Let me just do what I’ve got to do then,” she chuckled. “I welcome all of it [the good and the bad], and I’m appreciative that people like and want to work with me.” What can we expect from her new, not yet titled, album? She said you will hear a lot of poppy beats, urban tones and some throwbacks to the ‘90s. “This album doesn’t have a particular concept yet, because I’m still trying to define myself as an artist,” she said. “The most important thing as a songwriter…is that people can relate to the things you’re writing/singing about. Right now, I’m not in a relationship so I may speak about how I’ve been hurt or what I like about being single – I don’t know. I’m just taking it one day at a time.” For more information on Sevyn Streeter, visit www.sevynstreeter. com. Campus Circle 2.28.13 - 3.13.13 www.CampusCircle.com 5 FILM: FEATURE JUSTIN CHON GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND IN 21 & OVER The actor talks about the hilarious comedy, drinking and his 21st birthday. Jeff Chang (Justin Chon) celebrates his 21st birthday in this hilarious, slightly raunchy comedy. Francis Bertrand John Johnson BY SYDNEY CHAMPION You’ve seen the trailers. You know, the one where a dude is standing on top of a police car doing the robot with pink panties and a bra on. Well, that dude is Justin Chon (from the Twilight series), and he’s starring in the film 21 & Over as Jeff Chang. In 21 & Over, Jeff ’s two best friends from high school (Skylar Astin and Miles Teller) visit him at college on his 21st birthday. Even though Jeff has a medical school interview the next morning, all three go out and get completely wasted. However, things turn ugly as his friends struggle to get Jeff home and also discover a dark secret about him. In an interview with Campus Circle, Chon dished us details about the film. Campus Circle: What was your reaction when you found out you got the part of Jeff Chang? Justin Chon: I was excited, especially for me being an Asian, an ethnic actor. These kinds of roles don’t come up too often. It was definitely a honor, and I was really excited to work with Jon [Lucas] and Scott [Moore]; they’re really great at comedy. CC: Speaking of Lucas and Moore, what was it like working with the writers from The Hangover? JC: They were great. I was really surprised as to how much freedom they gave us…You know, writers can be very particular about their work…so they don’t want you adulterating it by doing a bunch of improv. But…they didn’t care at all. We could take the script, do the takes for them, and then we could improv if we wanted to. They were just open to any and all suggestions, which was really refreshing and a lot of fun because a lot of the times we would come up with really cool stuff. CC: Would you describe this movie as The Hangover for the slightly younger crowd? JC: I do think there are similarities. It does happen over the course of one night. One difference is that The Hangover is in Vegas, and [21 & Over] is at a college campus…at the core of [21 & Over], it’s about friendship. Ours does have a lot of heart to it. These two guys that come over to take Jeff Chang out, they really do care about him, and you can tell. By the end of the movie, it’s really evident that they just want the best. Whatever he wants, what Jeff wants, is what they want. In that way, I think it’s a little bit more grounded than The Hangover…something like that could happen [in 21 & Over]…in that way, it’s really entertaining to watch; everyone is going to relate to it. Anyone who loves to party or is in college or has gone out with their friends will watch the movie and be like, “Oh, I’m Casey” or “I’m Miller” or “I’m Jeff Chang.” We definitely have characters that are very relatable. CC: What was the most challenging part about your role? JC: …Figuring out the level of drunkenness I should be…that was actually quite difficult…I just did my research, drank a lot of Gold Star, did a bunch of Jägerbombs… CC: Did you in fact go out and drink to figure out how drunk you should portray Jeff Chang? JC: I think I did that regardless of whether or not I was going to be in this movie, so it just happened anyways. But yeah – it’s actually pretty challenging to play drunk, to act drunk without being over the top...I also went on the Internet and watched a lot of drunk YouTube videos and kind of figured a little system to my drunkenness. CC: Do you have friends like Jeff Chang’s friends [Miller and Casey] in the movie…the kind of friends that sometimes get you into trouble, but they’re a lot of fun to be around? JC: Oh, 100 percent. I have many friends like that. There’s just certain friends that you know if you’re hanging out with them, don’t even try to not drink because they’re going to force you anyway. I have a couple of friends like that…They pull out, “How long have we been friends for?” That kind of bullsh**. CC: How did you celebrate your 21st birthday? JC: I celebrated in South Korea, and I got completely wasted. I just remember in the morning it was raining, and I woke up in the street. There’s a period of a few hours where I really don’t remember what happened, but I woke up in the street next to a shop, cold, and I was completely drenched. 21 & Over releases in theaters March 1. 6 Campus Circle 2.28.13 - 3.13.13 Film | Music | Culture presents COLLEGE NIGHTS College Nights return!! Southern California’s Only On-hill Nighttime Party! $20 Lift Tickets · DJs Spinning · $1 Hot Dogs & More! Jan 17 · Feb 21 · Mar 7 visit mthigh.com for more At the Bullwheel Bar & Grill Mountain High West RIDE FROM 5-10pm FOR $20 [w /college id] CULTURE: LIFE AFTER SCHOOL CHELSEA & JORDAN: TAPPING INTO L.A.’S ART SCENE Chelsea Neman and Jordan Klein graduated in 2010 and already have a successful company, The Tappan Collective. BY NICKI SPENCER Chelsea Neman (left) and Jordan Klein (right) are both Los Angles natives. Finding the perfect business partner is as difficult as finding the perfect lover. You need someone who understands you inside and out – someone who knows your vision and passion and is willing to bend over backwards to help you achieve it. On top of that, the perfect business partner also needs to be someone who is capable in your industry. For Chelsea Neman, finding the ideal business partner, her friend Jordan Klein, happened pretty easily. “There was an Egon Schiele poster hanging that she saw and commented on, and I knew then that we would be friends,” she remembered. Today, these two L.A. natives run one of the most innovative online galleries for breakout artists in L.A.’s art scene: The Tappan Collective. Campus Circle got the chance to sit with one of the women (Neman) and talk about their journey from whispering in the library at the University of Michigan to creating their own profitable business. Campus Circle: Let’s go back to the beginning. How did you and Jordan meet? Chelsea Neman: Well, we have a mutual friend that introduced us. She was studying art history, and I was in the fine arts program. And we would study at the Tappan Center Library together. We always talked about doing something in the arts together. CC: So how did you start your plans for The Tappan Collective? CN: A year after we graduated, Jordan came to me with an idea. She noticed the trend of art moving online at the time. I was working for an interior designer, so I was seeing a need for young artists to have a platform. With these two different viewpoints, we came up with Tappan. CC: So, Voila! Just like that Tappan was created? Were there any hardships along the way? CN: One of the hardest parts of starting was to try to show your work online. For the longest time, artists didn’t want their work online. They were just more apprehensive. It took a little bit of convincing. CC: Was it just you and Jordan? Did you guys have any outside help? CN: Jordan and I are lucky to be very supported by our family. For the longest time, it was just the two of us meeting every day. We started with artists who were friends and friends of friends. Now we have people applying to be apart of Tappan. CC: Now that The Tappan Collective is more established and on the radar, how do you and Jordan choose amongst the artists who want to be a part of Tappan? CN: We get applicants to our website now, and there is a screening process. One thing we really look for are artists who are pursuing a career in the arts and have a dedicated workspace. We need to see they are dedicated to their practice. You are not going to find an accountant that does some art on the side on our website. CC: What makes some applicants stick out from other artists? CN: Well, I think we look for artists with a unique stroke. What sets artists apart are a look and a style that is uniquely theirs. Ultimately, we feel honored that people want to be on our site, and we encourage anyone to apply. CC: Do you and Jordan ever argue about which artists get to join Tappan? CN: Yeah, of course. All the time. CC: How do you solve the dispute? CN: We go back and forth a lot. It’s really fun to debate the different artists with each other. Sometimes we bring in other trusted eyes. CC: What do you have to say to critics of Tappan who believe that art should be experienced in person rather than online? CN: I think that there is definitely something that is still special about seeing work in person. The presence of them physically is not something we are trying to deny. Tappan is more focused on providing a platform for young artists to be able to expose art to younger artists. Most of the work we display is two dimensional, so it transfers easily to a computer. Overall, the Internet is a very powerful and prevalent place for the world to see. So, it would be a shame not to use it. CC: Do you guys ever plan on opening an actual Tappan gallery to accompany the digital one? CN: Right now, we are really excited about the possibilities available online. Maybe one day in the future we would like to. For more information on the Tappan Collective, visit thetappancollective.com. 8 Campus Circle 2.28.13 - 3.13.13 Film | Music | Culture CULTURE: LIFE AFTER SCHOOL ALEXIS ZOTOS LIVES FOR BREAKING NEWS Photos: Courtesy of Alexis Zotos This USC Annenberg alumna is living her dream as an on-camera reporter in Tennessee. BY NICKI SPENCER An eager, bright-eyed reporter walks up to a stranger’s front porch. Noticing the “Beware of Dog” sign on the door, she approaches with caution, slowly breathing in the damp Tennessee air. Her goal is to interview the owners of the house about the flooding problem that has plagued the neighborhood. When she finally makes it to the front door, she knocks with confidence and composure. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a dog runs up to her and bites her on the arm. She manages to shake the dog free and get away, but the creature gets her one more time on her leg before finally opening its jaws and letting her go. When it comes to her job as a reporter for WATE Knoxville, Alexis Zotos said, “The best part of my job is that there is no typical day.” Of course, getting attacked by Tennessee’s real life Cujo may not be exactly what she had in mind when she came to Knoxville in February 2012, but luckily, Zotos was not injured. Today, she laughs about how the incident perfectly sums up the “humorous danger” of her job. There are only a few things in Zotos’ life that can be considered routine. One of them is getting up to walk her poodle named Ellie. The other is having the first of three cups of coffee she has per day. Those are the only activities that she predicably does each day, because once she gets to the newsroom, all bets are off. There is simply no way for her to know where she will go that day or what story she will get to tell. “I live for breaking news,” said Zotos. “There’s nothing like the rush of a call coming in over the scanner and having to run out to cover something that is unfolding and happening before your eyes.” As an active, go-getter type, Zotos has never been attracted to desk jobs. She prefers being out in the field, meeting new people and sharing their stories. And that is exactly what she has done. Since starting her job at WATE last February, she has covered some of the major stories of the past year like President Obama’s election night party in Chicago and Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana. But before she was tackling hurricanes and crazy dogs, Zotos lived a more conventional lifestyle. Growing up in St. Louis with her two sisters, Alexis was lucky to have a supporting family that consistently pushed her to achieve her goals and be ambitious about her dreams. When it came time for Zotos to go to college, she was unique from other high school students because she was confident in where she wanted to go. “I always knew I wanted to go to college in California, despite it being thousands of miles away from my family. It was something I needed to do,” she said. With that spirit, Zotos had little trouble diving in to the college experience offered at the University of Southern California. She involved herself in various activities and groups such as the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and internships. But the college activity that affected her future the most was Annenberg Television News (ATVN), a television news station under USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism where students learn how to become reporters, producers, anchors and more. “I would not be who I am or where I am today without ATVN,” she said. In many ways, ATVN is really where Zotos’ career began. She started by working at the assignment desk and immediately fell in love with the organized chaos of the newsroom, causing her to change her major from communications to broadcast journalism. As she continued her college career, her involvement with ATVN grew. The ATVN advisors helped Zotos develop her craft from the moment she started working at the assignment desk up until she became the executive producer during her last semester. “ATVN introduced me to the world of journalism and shaped who I am as a journalist,” she said. Even after she graduated, they helped her through the grueling process of finding the reporting job she wanted. And Zotos’ hunt for a job was no cakewalk. “They say applying for a job is a full-time job in itself, and that couldn’t be more true,” said Zotos. It took 75 cover letters, more than 100 emails and hundreds of phone calls. She was up every day at 9 a.m. calling people, researching and writing emails to potential employers and connections. In the end, her hard work paid off. After a little more than a month of digging, she finally struck gold when she got her job with WATE Knoxville. She didn’t have much time to ease into her new environment, though. Just two weeks into the job, Zotos had to cover a deadly tornado that swept through Cumberland County, Tenn. “There were national reporters from CNN, ABC all over, and here I was – not two months out of college,” she described. Zotos is a great example of how a recent college graduate can get the job they want. “Sometimes I have to pinch myself that I am actually living my dream,” she said. Campus Circle 2.28.13 - 3.13.13 www.CampusCircle.com 9 INvITES you To ENTER To wIN A pRIzE pACk oNE gR ANd pRIzE wINNER wIll AlSo RECEIvE A gIfT CERTIfICATE To wHIMSIC AllEy Register for this sweepstakes at: http://www. campuscircle.com/ sweeps/JTGS/ No purchase necessary. While supplies last. No phone calls please. All winners will be drawn at random for all eligible entries. Late, misdirected or incomplete entries will be invalid. Employees of Warner Bros. Pictures, Campus Circle and their affiliated agencies are not eligible. All federal and local taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Void where prohibited by law. Specific terms, conditions, and limitations may apply to all prizes. JACK THE GIANT SLAYER has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense scenes of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief language. IN THEATERS MARCH 1 www.jackthegiantslayer.com CAVALIA RETURNS TO L.A. WITH AN ALL-NEW SHOW “If Walt Disney were still alive, he might create a show as magical as Cavalia’s new Odysseo,” proclaimed the Miami Herald last year. Can a show be that good? Audiences in Canada, Mexico and across the United States think so. Now Southern Californians can find out for themselves when Cavalia’s Odysseo makes its Los Angeles debut on Feb. 27. The $30 million spectacular is a voyage with horse and man to the world’s most beautiful locations. Sixty-seven horses representing 11 breeds along with 44 riders, acrobats and a live band lead the audience to the African savanna and dessert, the Northern Lights, the American Southwest, rolling hills and lush forests. A high-definition video backdrop equal to three IMAX screens allows the audience to feel a part of the action. At one point the stage begins to flood before the audience’s eyes. Cries of disbelief are heard as 80,000 gallons of water create a lake at the base of a waterfall in less than three minutes. When nine Arabians gallop through the lake, a collective gasp is heard. Ultimately, the entire human and equine cast splash together in a stunning visual and emotional crescendo. The show focuses on the elemental wonder of what man and beast can do. Indeed, together man and horse conquered the world, built civilizations and ushered in our modern age. Performed under a football field-sized White Big Top, the world’s largest, Odysseo presents the glamour and technology of any permanent theatre found in Las Vegas, London or New York. Created by Normand Latourelle, one of the founders of Cirque du Soleil, Odysseo is the realization of nearly a decade of work. Following the instant success of the first Cavalia show in 2003, Latourelle began to dream of how to break through the limitations of a big top tent. The biggest challenge was to open up the performance area to showcase more horses and acrobatic scenes. This involved removing supporting masts from the stage, a common staging issue in tent shows. A specially designed big top was created in Europe where the weight of the structure shifted from masts to two arches above the tent. The engineering facilitated the installation of an 80-ton technical grid that supports a real-life carousel, lighting and set pieces. The grid is bigger than most found in the world’s largest theatres. Now the 15,000-squarefoot stage, the size of a hockey rink, was open enough to present more than 30 cantering horses at a time. “Odysseo goes beyond the relationship of horse and man to show how the two explored the world together,” said Latourelle. “To tell that story, we found technology and the ultimate stage craftsmanship to go beyond anything seen on a touring show.” Beginning in a misty, enchanted forest where a herd of horses graze and frolic under a sky of rolling clouds and a setting sun, the horses, artists and audience embark on a soulful journey together. Eye-popping acrobatic displays integrated with dazzling equestrian numbers featuring jumping, dressage and stunt riding comprise the two-and-a half-hour performance. In “Fête de Village (Village Party),” horses, acrobats and urban stilters take part in a friendly and joyous obstacle-jumping competition. Horses power angelic aerialists in “Vol (Flight),” a four-person silks act that takes the viewer into the skies. An accontinued on page 14 robatic team from Guinea, West www.CampusCircle.com Campus Circle 2.28.13 - 3.13.13 11 BEHIND TH The 110-foot tall White Big Top never fails to impress people. In fact, sometimes it even slows traffic as people drive by. After all, it’s not every day that a new 10-story edifice is erected in less than a month. The look of Burbank’s skyline has been evolving since January when work began at Cavalia’s Odysseo site near downtown Burbank. Workers initially began by flattening the ground and adding dirt and sand to support the building of the performance, stable, VIP and kitchen tents. One by one, dozens of trucks filled with equipment arrived. The show carries everything with them from costumes, lighting and props to bleachers, bathrooms and heating/ cooling system. An 80-member crew, including several local staffers, built the site. To give you an idea of how big a show this is, a Rolling Stones tour uses around 60 trucks to move their equipment; Cavalia uses more than 80. The Cavalia’s Odysseo White Big Top is the first tent to combine a system of masts and arches. This allows the stage, seating, lobby and backstage to be under one tent. More than twice the size as the structure created FACTS ABOUT THE WHITE BIG TOP • The White Big Top is 272 feet long by 174 feet wide, approximately the size of a NFL football field, and covers more than 47,000 square feet. • Under the White Big Top are the stage, a lobby, a gift shop and food stands. • Seating capacity for 2,000 people. • The stage is made of 10,000 tons of stones, dirt and sand. • An underground water system is built to flood 80,000 gallons of water onto the stage for the finale. After the show, it takes 15 minutes to drain the water. • The high-definition backdrop is the size of three IMAX screens. • The technical grid supports 80 tons, including a full size merry-go-round. ASSEMBLY OF THE WHITE BIG TOP • There are two arches that support the White Big Top. Each arch consists of eight sections that are 8 feet wide by 30 feet long. Once assembled, each arch is 89 feet high by 203 feet long. • Sixteen canvas pieces are laced together into one piece that measures 18,000 square feet. Thirty motors are needed to raise it onto the White Big Top. • To support the weight of the canvas and technical equipment, four 110-foot tall masts are erected. • The canvas is held in place by three 1,310-foot long stakes holding down the 250 anchor plates. • The length of all the steel cable used to attach the structure to the ground is equal to 3.6 miles. • The side walls of the White Big Top are assembled with 166 poles. FUN FACTS • Odysseo features 67 horses of 11 different breeds, including the Appaloosa, Arabian, Ardennais, Canadian, Holsteiner, Lusitano, • • • • • • • • • Oldenburg, Paint Horse, Quarter Horse, Spanish Purebred (P.R.E.) and Warmblood. They hail from seven countries: Spain, Portugal, France, the Netherlands, Germany, the United States and Canada. The average age of the horses is 10 with the youngest at 5 and the oldest at 18. There are 44 artists – acrobats, aerialists, riders, dancers and musicians in the show. They represent 13 countries, including the United States, Canada, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Guinea (Africa), Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Spain and Ukraine. Anna Laura Edmiston, the show’s vocalist, is a Grammy-nominated artist. As vocalist and guitarist for the band Feufollet, the group was nominated in 2011 in the Best Cajun or Zydeco category. There are 350 costumes and 100 pairs of shoes and boots in the show. Artists may have up to seven different costumes. An artist may have no more than 90 seconds to do a quick costume change between numbers. A team of 20 artisans, including four cutters, 12 dressmakers, one property master, one designer and one shoemaker worked in the Cavalia studios to create the costumes. Materials used in the costumes include linen, silk, cotton, leather and some imitation • • fur. The use of natural fibers adds sheen to the clothes and lets them fall in a way that synthetic fibers simply cannot match. The costumes are adapted to the artists’ needs, especially those of the acrobats and riders, to facilitate their onstage movement while not compromising their appearance. The on-tour costume department consists of one wardrobe person and three dressers who launder, mend and care for the costumes. At times during the show, they juggle 15 simultaneous wardrobe changes. They have two sewing machines, one shoe-repair machine and one overlock machine. EMPLOYEES AND LOS ANGELES • There are 120 full-time employees working as artists, in the stables or behind the scenes. They are from Canada, the United States, Europe (France, Spain, England and Poland), Africa (Guinea) and South America (Brazil). • Cavalia employs 200 locally hired people to assist in the set up and tear down of the show, work in the box office, kitchen, concessions, parking and front of house. • Cavalia stimulates the local economy through the purchase of machinery, stone, dirt, sand, diesel, office furniture, food for the audience, employees and horses. Employee housing and construction equipment are rented. 12 Campus Circle 2.28.13 - 3.13.13 Film | Music | Culture HE SCENES for Cavaliaâ€™s original production, the White Big Top is nearly the size of a NFL football field. The Italian firm Canobbio in collaboration with artistic director Normand Latourelle designed the tent and supervised construction. Asteo of France and Genivar of Canada supervised engineering operations. Show Canada built the arches that support the massive structure. A total of five tents comprise the Cavaliaâ€™s Odysseo village. A Rendez-Vous tent hosts VIP ticket holders for dinner, an open bar and photo opportunities with the artists. This package includes a private tour of the stables and the best seats in the house. The horses live in a climate-controlled stable tent complete with showers, a tack shop and a blacksmith department. Between the stables and White Big Top, the Warm-Up tent is where the riders rehearse with the horses before and after the show. This area also includes wardrobe, makeup and dressing areas for the twolegged artists. A staff kitchen tent prepares more than 600 meals daily. Connections to local water, electrical and sewer services are installed in each show location. Fully functioning, portable bathrooms are rented locally. www.CampusCircle.com Campus Circle 2.28.13 - 3.13.13 13 continued from page 11 Africa introduces their native culture through music and song while also flipping so fast that the eye often only sees a blur gliding through the air. For an unprecedented finale, the stage floods before the audience’s eyes. In less than three minutes, 80,000 gallons of water create a lake at the base of a waterfall. “Les Voyageurs (The Travelers)” explores the beauty of classical dressage, the highest form of classical dressage, for the ultimate display of the connection between man and horse. Audiences will be shocked when they see a herd of horses gallop through the lake. Ultimately, the entire human and equine cast splash to a stunning visual and emotional crescendo. All the horses are male – 20 are stallions and 47 are geldings. They hail from seven countries, including Spain, Portugal, France, the Netherlands, Germany, the United States and Canada. Following every performance, Rendez-Vous ticket holders can tour the stable to meet the horses. At the heart and soul of every performance is the age-old bond between human and horse. The company fosters an environment where patience, trust and deep-seated respect for the four-legged stars come first. Cavalia’s training methods are designed to make sure that the horses enjoy training and performing on stage. Trainers pay close attention to the horses in order to ensure that every request is adapted and respectful of what the horses are ready to offer. They receive around-the-clock care from a team of groomers, riders, a blacksmith and veterinary technician. The horses are bathed at least once a day, and the stables are cleaned throughout the day. Their diet consists of hay, grain, carrots, apples and vitamin supplements. The stable measures 1,300 square feet and contains roomy stalls, showers, a saddlery and a blacksmith’s area. Thick rubber mats made from recycled tires cover the entire floor. Adjacent to the stable tent there is an inside arena for the horses and the trainers to warm-up and train. These fully air conditioned and heated tents are connected together by tunnels to the stage area. Cavalia’s Odysseo will appear in Burbank through March. Show times and ticket information are available at www.cavalia.net. 14 Campus Circle 2.28.13 - 3.13.13 Film | Music | Culture and INVITE YOU AND A GUEST TO SEE TINA FEY “ “ DEVIlISHlY ClEVER ENT ERTAINMEN Tina Fey and Paul Rudd s T! parkle.” Elle TINA FEY AN A MATCH M D PAUl RUDD ARE ADE IN HEA Filled with h VEN! eartfelt laug hs. 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In Theatres March 22nd Everywhere ADMISSION - CAMPUS CIRCLE February 15, 2013 1:30 PM PST CULTURE: LIFE AFTER SCHOOL WHERE VOLUNTEERS MAKE A DIFFERNCE BY CAMPUS CIRCLE STAFF VIDA’s veterinary program helps animals in underdeveloped countries. Volunteers for Intercultural and Definitive Action (VIDA) is a nonprofit organization that brings health professionals together to learn through service. The organization encourages cultural integration while providing basic medical services to people and animals in Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. One VIDA volunteer, Lindsay Moore, told Campus Circle about her experience abroad. Campus Circle: What country did you volunteer in? Lindsay Moore: Guatemala. CC: Did you participate in the medical, dental or veterinary program? LM: Veterinary. CC: What college did you attend? What was your major? LM: University of Minnesota, Animal Science. CC: What brought you to volunteering with VIDA Student Travel? LM: I had volunteered with them in Costa Rica before I went to Guatemala. I had heard about the program from my academic adviser. CC: Can you fill us in about the most challenging part of living in an underdeveloped country? LM: The most challenging part for me seemed to be the simplest things that I found I was taking advantage of in the United States. These things included taking a hot shower at the end of the day, the size of living quarters and simply not having the comfort of the American food I was so familiar with. CC: What was your favorite moment while volunteering? LM: My favorite moment(s) when volunteering is at the end of the day giving an animal back to their family after it has been treated. The families are always so appreciative. I love giving the dogs collars and leashes because it makes the owners so happy. CC: Can you tell us about the recreational, social activities you got to experience in your country? LM: We went zip lining, visited several restaurants and toured different cities. CC: What preparations did you have to make prior to going? Did you learn the native language? Study the culture? Etc.? LM: Before going to Guatemala, I had taken several years of Spanish in school. I was a little worried because I had taken a few years off. The vets and group leaders that I worked with were so helpful in perfecting my Spanish communication. I was shocked at how much of my Spanish I could use and the confidence my trip gave me. CC: How did the country’s residents and natives receive you and the other volunteers when you first arrived? LM: The people were so kind and appreciative; it truly made my trip. I wish I could help them all year round. CC: Did you make friends or form strong relationships with any of the other volunteers? LM: On all three VIDA trips I have been on, I have made some long-lasting, strong friendships. Being in such close quarters with people for two weeks really allows you to bond and learn about your travel mates. I actually met one of my roommates on a VIDA trip! CC: Tell us about the biggest life lesson you took away from working with VIDA? LM: I have learned to never take advantage of what you have. I live in a life of luxury, and I think I sometimes forget that. I am always more appreciative for the technology and medical care I have. In addition to this, I am thankful for my living conditions and education. 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Oxford Ave., Los Angeles domatheatre.com Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, “Dreamgirls” tells the rags-to-riches story of an up-and-coming 1960s girl group, and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. With music by Academy® Award nominee Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Tony® and Grammy®-Award winner Tom Eyen, “Dreamgirls” features the unforgettable hits: “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” “One Night Only” and “Listen.” When Friday, March 1-Sunday, April 7 Times Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m., Sundays @ 3 p.m. Prices $30, $20 w/ student ID Health/Beauty Health Freedom Expo Long Beach Convention Center 300 Ocean Blvd., Long Beach healthfreedomexpo.com Recognize these names: Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Patch Adams, Dr. Joan Borysenko, Aubrey de Grey, George Noory, Dr Michael Greger? They are all-natural health experts you can meet at the 9th Annual Health Freedom Expo. World-renowned doctors and experts will gather to offer three days of dynamic lectures and discussion panels addressing your natural healthcare questions. Hear leading authorities share the newest findings on natural health solutions. When Friday, March 1-Sunday, March 3 Times Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Prices $20, $45 for weekend pass Restaurants Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week oldpasadena.org/happyhourweek Now expanded to two weeks, Old Pasadena’s finest restaurants, bars and lounges offer all kinds of food and drink specials. From $1 martinis and $2 beers to $3 gourmet sushi and appetizers, Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week offers something for everyone. Plus, many restaurants and venues will offer free live music. When Friday, March 1-Friday, March 15 TV PaleyFest 2013 Saban Theatre 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills paleycenter.org/paleyfest-home “The Walking Dead,” “Revolution,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Newsroom,” “Community,” “The New Normal,” “Parenthood,” “The Mindy Project,” “Arrow,” “Dallas,” “New Girl,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “2 Broke Girls” and “American Horror Story: Asylum” round out this year’s lineup. See your favorite TV stars up close when they appear for discussions, Q&As, clips and screenings. When Friday, March 1-Friday, March 15 Music Ricardo Arjona Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles nokiatheatrelalive.com The Guatemalan singer-songwriter and former basketball player and schoolteacher is one of the most successful Latin American artists of all time, with more than 20 million albums sold. When Saturday, March 2-Sunday, March 3 Times 8:00 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $21 Sports Stars On Ice Honda Center 2695 East Katella Ave., Anaheim hondacenter.com Joining Dorothy Hamill on this year’s tour is a stellar cast of world-renowned athletes, including four-time world champion and four-time Canadian national champion Kurt Browning; twotime Olympic gold medalist Ekaterina Gordeeva (Russia); 1998 Olympic gold medalist Ilia Kulik (Russia); 2010 Olympic bronze medalist Joannie Rochette (Canada); U.S. national champion Ryan Bradley; two-time European bronze medalists and seventime British national dance champions Sinead and John Kerr; and Canadian national silver medalist Shawn Sawyer. When Saturday, March 2 Times 7:30 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $25 Music The Ranch theranchparty.com Two stages on 20 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains provide a full day and night of L.A.-based bands, artists, DJs, food and drinks. Featured performers include The Internet (OFWGKTA), Kisses, Races, Dan Wilcox (KCRW), Zak Waters and many more. When Saturday, March 2 Times Gates @ Noon Price $40 Drink TinyRhino: The Theatrical Drinking Game Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Café 2106 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles uglyrhinonyc.com Six playwrights write new ten-minute plays, each including the same dramatic elements. On the night of the performance, they might show up at any time, in any order and with any frequency. When they do show up, they are cues for the audience to drink. When Saturday, March 2 Time 8:00 p.m. Price $10 SUNDAY, MARCH 3 This delightfully entertaining musical has been created by a Tony Award®winning “dream team,” with a book by Terrence McNally (“The Full Monty,” “Ragtime”), a swinging score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (“Hairspray”), choreography by Jerry Mitchell (“Hairspray,” “Legally Blonde”) and direction by Jack O’Brien (“Hairspray,” “The Full Monty,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”). When Tuesday, March 12-Sunday, March 24 Times Tues.-Fri. @ 8 p.m., Saturdays @ Prices Tix start @ $25 FILM 2 & 8 p.m., Sundays @ 1 & 6:30 p.m. 18 Campus Circle 2.28.13 - 3.13.13 Film | Music | Culture WHAT’SHAPPENING2/28/13-3/13/13 Sports KROQ Roq N Ride Mountain High Resort 24510 State Highway 2, Wrightwood mthigh.com/events KROQ-FM rocks the West sundeck in their renowned Rock N Ride promotion with music, giveaways and more. When Sunday, March 3 Times 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Theatre The Sex, Love and Comic Books Show El Cid 4212 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles brownpapertickets.com/event/336361 Experience the many facets of love through Captured Aural Phantasy Theater’s signature variety show format that includes radio show-style performances of ‘50s and ‘60s romance comic books and other pop culture gems, with sultry singing, stunning visual art, short acts, prizes and live music. When Sunday, March 3 Time 8:00 p.m. Price $10 MONDAY, MARCH 4 Sports L.A. Tennis Challenge Pauley Pavilion latennischallenge.com World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will team with former No. 1 Pete Sampras to play the top ranked doubles team, the Bryan brothers, in a doubles exhibition. Djokovic also will play Mardy Fish in a singles match, and an opening singles match between two other players will be announced later. Fish and retired player and current broadcaster Justin Gimelstob are co-hosts. Proceeds from the event will benefit charities of Gimelstob, Fish and Djokovic, along with Call of Cure and the Southern California Tennis Association’s community initiatives. When Monday, March 4 Time 7:00 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $35 TUESDAY, MARCH 5 Film $7 Movie Tuesday Regal Cinema at LA Live 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles lalive.com/movies The first Tuesday of every month, all tickets for all movies, all day are only $7. When Tuesday, March 5 Times All Day WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 Performance Art Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth Grove of Anaheim 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim citynationalgroveofanaheim.com Directed by Academy Award nominee Spike Lee, this riveting one-man show goes beyond the headlines, behind the scenes and between the lines to deliver a must-see theatrical knockout by one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown. When Wednesday, March 6 Time 8:00 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $37.50 Food Taste of Downtown Long Beach downtownlongbeach.org More than a dozen downtown restaurants will be serving up their best fare in order to impress your taste buds, accompanied by live music and art displays. Located in the East Village. When Wednesday, March 6-Thursday, March 7 Times 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $10 THURSDAY, MARCH 7 Film The Karate Kid Vista Theatre 4473 Sunset Drive, Los Angeles brownpapertickets.com/event/342853 Did you know that Elisabeth Shue interrupted her studies at Harvard to be in the movie? Sponsored by Nerds Like Us, they encourage you to wear costumes from the movie, but it’s not necessary. When Friday, March 8 Time 11:55 p.m. Price $10.50 Theatre Trainspotting Elephant Space Theatre 6322 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles plays411.net The play adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s book about Scottish heroin addicts returns as a revival. Follow junkie Mark (Justin Zachary) Renton and his mates Tommy, Sick Boy, Begbie, Alison and the others as he takes audiences on a tour of their lives in Scotland. The stage version of “Trainspotting” is an in-your-face tale about heroin junkies that is as jolting as the movie. When Friday, March 8-Saturday, April 13 TV An Evening with David Fincher LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles http://lacma.org/event/evening-david-fincher Director David Fincher is best known for his feature film work, which includes The Social Network and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (he received Best Director Oscar nominations for both). His introduction to television drama is the U.S. adaptation of the BBC miniseries “House of Cards,” produced exclusively for Netflix. A screening of first two chapters of “House of Cards” follows the conversation. When Thursday, March 7 Time 7:30 p.m. Prices $20, $14 w/ student ID Sports College Night at Mountain High Mountain High Resort 24510 State Highway 2, Wrightwood mthigh.com/events Bring your friends for a rocking party filled with giveaways, drink specials, sponsor raffles, DJs, night riding and contests! Ride from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. for only $20 with your college IDs. When Thursday, March 7 FRIDAY, MARCH 8 Comedy Invincible: The Legend of Billie Jean - The Musical Cavern Club Theater 1920 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles cavernclubtheater.com The co-creator of the camp-classic Chico’s Angels is back with an all-new rock musical based on the 1985 cult-hit classic. Incorporating the awesome hits of Pat Benatar, this re-imagining tells the story of Texas teen heroine Billie Jean and her crew, as they fight for what’s fair in incomparable ‘80s butt-kicking style. When Friday, March 8-Saturday, March 23 Times Fridays & Saturdays @ 9:00 p.m. Price $30 Expos Musink Tattoo Convention & Music Festival OC Fair & Event Center 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa musink.org/orange-county Musink showcases the top renowned tattoo artists from around the globe along with great live music. When Friday, March 8-Sunday, March 10 Times Gates @ 3:00 p.m. on Friday and noon and Saturday & Sunday Prices Tix start @ $25 MAR 2 Brazilian Carnaval Exotica Club Nokia 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles braziliannites.com “A faithful replica of the real thing...sweet relentlessness and carnal abandon.” - When Saturday, March 2 Time 8:00 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $45 Times Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m., Sundays @ 7:00 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $10 SATURDAY, MARCH 9 Music ABBA the Concert Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts 12700 Center Court Dr. S, Cerritos cerritoscenter.com A tribute to the Swedish pop group in a musical showcase highlighting the ensemble’s iconic songs. When Saturday, March 9 Times 8:00 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $40 TUESDAY, MARCH 12 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 Film Aliens ArcLight Hollywood 6360 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles arclightcinemas.com/Movies/Arclight-Presents When filming the scene with Newt in the duct, Carrie Henn kept deliberately blowing her scene so she could slide down the vent, which she later called a slide three stories tall. James Cameron finally dissuaded her by saying that if she completed the shot, she could play on it as much as she wanted. She did, and he kept his promise. When Wednesday, March 13 Times 8:00 p.m. Prices $14 Sports Elevation 2013: Annual Mammoth Gay Ski Week Mammoth Mountain 1 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes mammothgayski.com “2500 riders. 9 parties. 0 attitude.” Not only are there huge dance parties with nationally known DJs and other meet-and-greet events, there is also some of the best spring skiing around. When Wednesday, March 13-Sunday, March 17 Campus Circle 2.28.13 - 3.13.13 www.CampusCircle.com THEATRE 19 Ernesto Lechner, Los Angeles Times. SPRING BREAK: TRAVEL MAKE IT A PARTY TO REMEMBER Laine Scheliga/KRT (MCT) Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/MCT SPRING BREAK 2013: Las Vegas has an ultra-rich nightlife full of the hottest clubs in the country. A bridge on the Malecon seaside boardwalk in Puerto Vallarta is popular with walks, bikers - and lovers. You can take the Daytona Ridealong if you’re not too scared. Tom Uhlenbrock (MCT) Lisa Vorderbruggen/Contra Costa Times/KRT (MCT) From atop the London Bridge, in Lake Havasu, Arizona, a visitor can look down on the English Village. If you travel to one of these places, you’re guaranteed to have a Spring Break you’ll never forget. BY KEVIN WIERZBICKI Forget the books; hit the beach! Spring is “breaking” out all over, and it’s time to get out of town and have some fun. DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA Daytona Beach has more than 20 miles of sandy shoreline to play on during the day, lots of nightclubs to party in after sundown and thousands of reasonably priced rooms to crash in when you need a rest. It’s also home to NASCAR theme park Daytona U.S.A., where you can see dozens of actual race cars and tons of racing memorabilia. And if you dare, for $134 you can take the Daytona Ride-along where you’ll roar around the oval track at Daytona International Speedway (with a professional driver) at speeds up to 160 mph. Daytona Beach is well known for having a Spring Break that never sleeps, so be prepared to be up all night. SPECIAL OFFER: Purchase the Daytona Gold Card that’ll get you free admission and, in some cases, free beer at hot spots like Razzles, Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Club, 509 Lounge and Aqua Lounge. Available at the Daytona Welcome Center and www.daytonawelcomecenter.com LAKE HAVASU CITY, ARIZONA Motorboats, jet skis, inner tubes – you name it. If it floats, it’ll be out on Lake Havasu City’s portion of the Colorado River during Spring Break. If you want to drink out on the water, there are lots of “booze cruises” that allow you to indulge without running afoul of the law. On shore activities include bikini bull riding, Segway tours, ghost tours, pool volleyball tournaments and bowling. Pull into Kokomo Havasu (“the ultimate beach, surf and party bar”) for dancing and live entertainment. And London Bridge isn’t falling down; it’s one of the most popular places for a photo op. SPECIAL OFFER: SWAT Marketing is offering the Spring Break 2013 Party Package that includes lodging, discounts on meals, drinks, boat rentals and entry to shows by acts like Krewella, Borgore, Manufactured Superstars, Datsik and Sex Panther. Details at www.swatup.com LAS VEGAS, NEVADA If a beach destination is not what you’re looking for, then Las Vegas is for you. The city’s famous “Strip” never sleeps, and it’s loaded with casinos, nightclubs, bars and wild attractions like the Big Shot Ride atop the Stratosphere Tower, which slings you 45-feet into the air from a platform that’s already more than 900-feet above the city. At the Fremont Street Experience downtown, you can dance to a disco beat or live music, guzzle big-ass beers as you pose with showgirls, see a phenomenal light show or even take a zip line ride. SPECIAL EVENTS: Special events are an everyday event in Las Vegas, and you definitely won’t have a problem finding good live music on any given night. Cee Lo Green has a residency at Planet Hollywood, the Metal Alliance tour with Anthrax, Exodus and Municipal Waste lands at Mandalay Bay on March 23 and Maroon 5, Pennywise, Flogging Molly and Umphrey’s McGee are just a few of the bands with shows scheduled in March. Discounts on almost everything are widely available. www.visitlasvegas.com PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO If you want to be where the action is, head to Puerto Vallarta’s popular Los Muertos beach, adjacent to the downtown area and near the city’s malecon (seaside promenade) and famous “Romantic Zone.” If you’d like to get away from the crowd, no problem; Puerto Vallarta has more than 30 beaches spread out over 25 miles of Pacific coastline, and taxi rides to most of them are very cheap. The city has a large entertainment district with lots of places to dance, including the recently remodeled Roo and Punto V. SPECIAL EVENT: The Electro Beach festival takes place March 3-30 with pool parties during the day and club shows every night featuring top DJs like Tiesto, Krewella and more. www. visitpuertovallarta.com SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TEXAS Spring Break on South Padre Island is known as “the biggest beach party on the planet,” so you’ll have plenty of company whether you’re horseback riding, kiteboarding, skydiving, surfing or just building sand castles. Coconuts, Louie’s Backyard, Blanca Whites and Tequila Sunset are among the dozens of preferred after-dark party spots, and if you’re on a tight budget, there are campsites available nearby. SPECIAL EVENTS: Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill, where Paris Hilton likes to party, will host the Ultimate Music Experience Pre-Party featuring Dillon Francis and Flosstradamus on March 13; the full UME takes place March 14-16 at Schlitterbahn Beach Water Park and features Calvin Harris, Flux Pavilion, Major Lazer, Tiesto and others. www.sopadre.com 20 Campus Circle 2.28.13 - 3.13.13 Film | Music | Culture SPRING BREAK: FASHION LOOK HOT THIS SPRING BREAK! BY CAROLINE AGHAJANIAN photos: Caroline Aghajanian r Katrina Dress, Guess by Marciano. Othe options: Guess, Bebe, Arden B. Royal Blue Ruffled Bikini from Gilly Hicks. You can also find different bat hing suit colors and styles online or in stores such as Pac sun and Victoria’s Secret. Pink Urban Backpack. Blue and White Maxi Skirt from Irene’s Story. Find similar ones at Madwell or Anthropology. Want to be that “it” girl on the beach or in the club? Then make sure you’re packing all the right stuff. It’s time to put away those tight jeans, leggings, sweaters, and coats, because it’s Spring Break! College students: Get your mind out of the books and midterm papers, and make the most of it. Do it right, and do it in style! Sunglasses Make sure you bring more than one with you. It’s best to try out a couple different shapes and styles to see which accommodate your face the best. If you have more of a round face, you can go for oversized shades, or square and cat-eyed shades. If you have an oval or square shape, go for the round or aviator frames. You can invest in a pricy designer shade on your days out and about, because it will last you a long time and come in handy. Really popular ones are Ray-bans (which are unisex) or basic thickrimmed oversized shades in black. Bring a couple inexpensive ones that you wouldn’t mind loosing (in the ocean). Whatever you choose, make sure they have CE labeled on them, so you protect your eyes from the sun while looking great! Bathing Suit This is a given! However, you do not want to be stuck in a bathing suit that you hate all Spring Break! Bring two or three with you, in different colors and styles, so you can always mix and match them together. First things first, make sure you are comfortable in it. Choose a swimsuit that accommodates your body the best, from two-piece bikinis to one-piece suits. If you are going to be at the beach and are hoping to get a tan, you should get a bathing suit with a Bandeau top so you don’t get any visible tan lines. If you like more support, you should get a Triangle Top or Halter Top Bikini. For the ladies that like to leave some skin for the imagination, rock a basic black one-piece with cutout shapes on the sides. Last but not least, be satisfied and confident in the body that you’re in; no one’s perfect! Shorts This is the time to let your legs breathe from being trapped in the skinny denim all winter. You should bring a couple of pairs of shorts, from denim to cotton. High-waisted shorts have become really popular, and you will see it a lot of them this spring. I prefer the basic vintage denim high-waisted shorts that you can either make yourself or buy. You can also add some details, such as studs, on the back. Skirts If you’re a girl who’s more into skirts than shorts, don’t worry! You should wear a high-waisted skirt in cotton and a light texture. For this Spring Break, lean towards the girly look, with skirts that are more voluminous, rather than tighter. Along with a short skirt, you should definitely have a maxi skirt that you can move around in freely. Shoes No boots or sneakers! Bring a couple of flip-flops with you for the beach and by the pool. Also, bring two nice pairs of strap on sandals and flats you can wear while walking around. Pack one pair of comfortable wedges, and one pair of basic black pumps for the nighttime party. Try stores such as Steve Madden and Aldo for your favorite styles. Daytime and Evening Dresses For the daytime, keep the dresses breezy and loose. Go with colors such as yellow, green, light pink, etc. For nighttime, put on something tight and sexy. For spring 2013, try on dresses that are emerald green! Make sure the material of the dress would not spotlight any sweat stains. And remember, keep it long enough to cover the subject but short enough to still be interesting. Swimsuit Cover Up You will be glad you brought this with you! It’s something light and loose you can throw on top of your swimsuit while making your way to the water. Who knows, your friends might want to go somewhere to eat or shop after, and you don’t want to be walking around in your bathing suit. Bags Have two or three types of bags with you. The first is a side small bag, for those days when you can throw in your lipgloss and phone and just have a good time with your bag out of the way. The second is a bit of a larger purse where you can put your daily necessities. The third is a beach bag, such as an overthe-shoulder beach tote or a cute-designed light backpack. GAME ANSWERS www.CampusCircle.com Campus Circle 2.28.13 - 3.13.13 21 FREE MOVIE SCREENINGS www. CampusCircle.com YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US IN 2013 MARCH 1 3 LONG BEACH, CA LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER Your Source for Total Natural Health Featured Speakers Include: • Dynamic Speakers covering topics that are important to you • Active Exhibit Hall lled with the latest products • Only $45 for all 3 days • Dr. Dean Ornish • Joan Borysenko • Dr. Patch Adams • George Noory • Dr. Michael Greger • Dr. Carolyn Dean • Aubrey deGrey • Alex Jamieson • Je rey Smith • Jordan Rubin Live Music on Weekends Come in on a Friday or Saturday night and enjoy great music to compliment your fine dining experience. Get 50% O Happy Hour Drinks Available from 5:30pm -10pm Tuesday-Sunday in the bar area. (Limited time o er.) 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Jeans and tank tops. 1 2 What song will be on repeat on your Spring Break playlist? 3 Where are you going for Spring Break? a. Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me Maybe.” This song is so cute, fun and appropriate. b. Kesha’s “Die Young.” Or “Blow.” Or “Tik Toc.” Anything by Kesha will get the party started! c. fun.’s “Some Nights.” This song is super chill and always gets me in the mood to relax and let loose. a. Somewhere nice and not too crazy: Hawaii, Santa Barbara, etc. b. Somewhere that has a lot of nightclubs or a huge party scene: Las Vegas, Lake Havasu, Cancun, Miami, etc. c. Somewhere where I can just have good, quality time with friends and at the same time go bar hopping (for example, San Diego). It’s the last day of Spring Break, and you have homework assignments and projects that you have to turn in on the first day you get back from vacation…and you haven’t done any of it. Your friends want to go out one last time. You say: a. “No, you guys. Go ahead without me. I have so much work to catch up on!” b. “Hell yeah! Shots on me!” c. “Ok…I’ll go out for a few hours and only have one drink.” 4 5 What kind of swimsuit will you be rockin’ at the beach or pool this Spring Break? YOUR RESULTS Mostly A’s: Cosmopolitan You’re a gal who likes to keep it classy, sipping on a pretty glass of cranberry juice, triple sec, freshly squeezed lime and Grey Goose Vodka (or Kettle One. Hey, every college student is on a budget, right?). Sure, you probably have a wild side and could handle a tequila shot or two, but you’re signature drink is the Cosmo. So, get your Carrie Bradshaw on and have a Sex in the City night out with friends. Not a huge cranberry fan? Screwdrivers, Sex on the Beaches or Apple Martinis might be more your flavor. Mostly B’s: Adios Mother F***** Dang, girl! There’s no stopping you this Spring Break! You love to party and go hard, so the drink that complements you the best is an Adios Mother F*****. An “Adios” is a mixture a. A sexy one-piece that shows a little bit of skin here and there. If I go for a string bikini, I’ll also have a cute cover-up to go with it. b. An itsy-bitsy, teeny-weenie, string bikini and maybe even a Brazilian bottom. High-wedge sandals or heels are a must. c. A two-piece bikini with maybe board shorts or a full bottom. I’ll pair it with flipflops or flat sandals. It’s all about being comfortable. of vodka, rum, tequila and gin – all the good stuff. Plus, bartenders will add soda like 7-Up or Sprite and Blue Curacao to sweeten it up and give it that pretty blue color. Alternative option you might like: a Long Island Iced Tea. Mostly C’s: Jack And Coke You’re a laid-back lady. There’s no need for you to get all fancy-shmancy with colorful, fruity cocktails. You like simplicity – the basics, which is why a Jack And Coke is more your style. Our recommendation: Try and mix it up a little. For instance, request a Jack and Ginger, which is 1 part Jack Daniel’s and 3 parts ginger ale. 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