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O N T H E C OV E R Second year CWU Education and ROTC student Michael Griswold is drinking from a water filtration device while camping. Photo by Zahn Schultz Design by Matthew Conrady


OUR TOWN 10

Vaccines: For and Against

LIFE HACKS 1 4 Conquer Your Camping Experience 1 8 Plant Parenthood 2 2 The Power of Networking

SPORTS 2 4 The Off-Season

PASSPORT 2 8 Friend-cations

SPOTLIGHT 3 2 Racial Biases in the Beauty Industry 3 8 The Kupp Family 4 4 The Truth about Tourette’s

MIND & BODY 4 9 Let’s Talk About CBD

FASHION 51

Fashion Movements

AFTER DARK 5 6 Bhad Reputaion 6 0 Bar Calendar 6 2 Cannabis Calendar Photo by Kassidy Malcolm


Bailee Wicks Editor-in-Chief

Matthew Conrardy Creative Director

Lexi Phillips Associate Editor

Madeline Wilson Associate Editor

Zahn Schultz Director of Photography

Anakaren Garcia Features Editor

SPRING 2019 LEADERSHIP STAFF

Molly Nutt Social Media Manager


PULSE STAFF EDITORIAL

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Editor-in-Chief Bailee Wicks

Social Media Manager Molly Nutt

Associate Editors Lexi Phillips Madeline Wilson

Social Media Assistant Joanna Santana

Features Editor Anakaren Garcia

DESIGN Creative Director Matthew Conrardy Graphic Designers Anthony Cole Shoshanah Davis Jenae Harris Krista Kok Joe Petrick Sara Roach

PHOTOGRAPHY Director of Photography Zahn Schultz Photographers Josh Julagay Josie Luong Kassidy Malcolm

Website Manager Shane Martin

CONTRIBUTORS Mason Elliott Mina Jung Jayce Kadoun Linh Le Natalie Melendez Morgan Michel Sammy Miyake Ariana Sano Savannah Scriven

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PULSE magazine is a student-run lifestyle magazine, both in print and online at www.cwupulsemagazine.com. PULSE produces two issues an academic quarter. Student editors make policy and content decisions for the magazine, which serves as a public forum for student expression. PULSE serves the Central Washington University community with informative, engaging and interactive content covering campus and community life, trends and issues, and providing practical magazine and multimedia training.


EDITOR’S NOTE

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guess this is it… my very last issue of PULSE. I have been looking forward to graduation, but I am sad to leave my life here in Ellensburg. I have met some pretty amazing people along the way and I wouldn’t be where I am without them; so this one’s for you. Jen- Thank you for leading me down the path of digital journalism. The first day I stepped in the PULSE Magazine class, I felt at home. You have pushed me to do my best for years and I want you to know that you are my biggest role model in life. This last year has been hard without you here and I wish I could show how much you mean to me. You are truly incredible and I will remember you and my time at PULSE forever. Lexi- We have been through a lot… and I mean more than 20 issues together a lot. Thank you for being my left-hand-lady. I could always count on you no matter the situation. I will miss our early Starbucks runs and late nights in the office. Anakaren- You have improved so much and I am proud of how far you have come in all aspects of your life. You are killing it and I can’t wait to see the amazing things you will do next year. Zahn- I have seen you grow so much, not only as a photographer, but also as a mentor and leader. Keep up the good work next year and always shoot those killer tones.

Matt- Thank you for all the hard work you have done for PULSE. We will miss your attention to detail and amazing designs. Maddy- Sis… you are the most put together person I know and you are only a sophomore. You can seriously do anything you set your mind to. I am devastated that it took us until the middle of this school year to get close, but nevertheless, I consider you one of my closest friends already. I am passing on this magazine into some amazing hands. You are now Madeline Wilson, Editor in Chief of PULSE Magazine… wear that title with pride. Please come visit me soon. Love ya. Darlene and the ‘wild wild cashiers’ (you know who you are)- The Wildcat Shop has become my second home. Thank you for wiping away my stress tears, giving me advice, making me laugh constantly, dancing around the store and of course being supportive of my other work with PULSE. You all mean the world to me, thank you for being my family for the past four years. I love you so much. Wicks fam- Thank you for being motivating and supportive while I was in college. I am beaming with pride knowing I am representing you all. Love you. Caleb- Thank you for putting up with my breakdowns and always being my number one fan. Your support for me and PULSE since day one has pushed me to be a stronger person and leader. I love you lots. My three and a half years at PULSE has officially come to an end. PULSE has literally defined who I was in college and I couldn’t be more thankful for everyone who has supported me and helped me to get where I am today. As I move onto my next story, I will take what I have learned from PULSE and the lessons those amazing people above have taught me with me forever. Signing off for the last time,


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VACCINES: For and Against

In May, the New York Times reported that the current measles outbreak is at 880 cases—the highest its been since the ‘90s and since the infection was determined eliminated in 2000, according to the CDC. The outbreak is believed to have started in Vancouver, Wash. in January, according to Clark County Public Health, and has fed the flame of the vaccination debate. PULSE spoke to CWU students and Washington locals to get duelling perspectives on vaccines.

1. What is your opinion on vaccinations? Do you believe they are effective?

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AGAINST

KELSI DAVIS: “Vaccines are an absolute necessity. There are numerous studies with hard evidence that they are effective. Measles, for example, is one of the most preventable diseases and now due to misinformation, there is a pandemic of Measles.”

LAURA LANDON: “My opinion on vaccinations are that they compromise one’s natural immune system which is not healthiest for children’s bodies. I do believe they are somewhat effective, but I believe the cons outweigh the pros.”

DREW WILSON: “Vaccines are an immense help in preventing many infectious diseases that once were either considered death sentences or permanently life-altering. As far as their effectiveness, I don’t think it’s any coincidence that deaths caused by such diseases as measles and polio almost completely diminished following implementation of their respective vaccines in countries where said vaccines are readily implemented. Vaccines train one’s immune system to handle something that it otherwise would have a harder time dealing with. Just like the vast majority of topics in the medical field, I think there’s always going to be room for improvement and innovation; but even now vaccines are being developed to increase efficacy and even treat medical issues beyond the scope of infectious diseases.”

GARY LAND: “To be honest, I don’t know if vaccinations are effective. For years I thought they were, based on what I was taught growing up. I was vaccinated as a child, got two shots in 1993 when I was 16 in order to go on a trip to Eastern Europe, and I got a tetanus shot in 2015. What makes me question their effectiveness is when I was a child the vaccination schedule was far less than the CDC schedule is now. I’m no expert on the subject, but the question I ask myself is if vaccinations are so effective, why are there more shots today for the same childhood diseases we had as children? Why do we need more booster shots? Why was the vaccination schedule for me way less than it is for my children? Could it be that vaccinations weren’t as effective as pharmaceutical companies said when I was a child or is it something else? I’m not naive, Pharmaceutical companies want to make money and one of the best ways to do it is by selling a product that people have to come back for. The question I ask myself is do I want to be a loyal customer of the pharmaceutical companies?”

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2. How do you believe people perceive your stance on vaccinations and what reactions have you received?

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DAVIS: “My friends and family are split on this topic and most of the reactions I have received are positive because I am open to both sides of the argument. I do not agree with people who do not vaccinate their children and I am concerned for the well-being of my nephew but I cannot force someone to think the way I do. I have respect for people’s opposing views even when I do not agree.”

LANDON: “Some people agree with me, most people politely agree to disagree with me, just as I do with them, however some are rude and hostile. “I’ve been told by a person who barely knew me, ‘You’re a terrible parent,’ because of my stance on not immunizing. “I’ve also had an ER doctor lecture me in a very loud and hostile way. A half a dozen other ER doctors that I have experienced did not treat me this way, but on this one occasion it was 3 a.m., I was sleep deprived, and my child was screaming with an issue completely unrelated to immunizations and before addressing the issue for which I was there, the doctor ranted at me about me not immunizing and ended with him saying, ‘I’m going to let your doctor know about this!’ I just shook my head because of course my doctor already knew. “My doctor was a vaccine proponent, but he respected moms and their choices. He also understood that hostility and condescension was going to push anti-vaxers away from doctors all together, not change their minds. Building relationships and truly caring is more likely to changes people’s minds and at the least it will cause respect for the person with whom you have different beliefs. This is true for all topics, not just vaccinations.”

WILSON: “I don’t think anyone will be surprised by how I feel about vaccines! I’m a premed student currently focused on research topics related to immunology... if I didn’t spend more time than the average person diving into the science behind vaccines, I’d be pretty concerned!”

LAND: “The reaction I receive from people is mostly from social media and it isn’t much. Most of those people support my posts and a few have challenged me. In person the few people who I have talked to since changing my views, I try to ask questions and learn from them as to what their thoughts are. “I ask questions like, ‘Can you tell me why we give babies hepatitis B shots, when the only way to get it is through dirty needles and having unprotected sex?’ I can understand giving a baby the shot if the mother has hepatitis B, but why give it to a healthy newborn? Or why don’t they do a double blind placebo test with vaccinations like pharmaceutical companies have to do with new drugs before they come out to the market? I’ll even bring up the ‘Brady Bunch’ episode. I want people to be able to decide for themselves if they want to vaccinate. Everyone, especially parents, have to be able to know all the risks of getting a vaccination and to be able to outweigh that with the actual benefits and then be able to decide what they want to do.”

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3. What would you say in response to people who oppose your views on this topic?

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DAVIS: “My response is to do some more research on the topic and weigh the risk and benefits that vaccines offer. They do not only protect you but the people around you. Misinformation is dangerous.”

LANDON: “I’m not trying to change your mind. You’re free to believe what you want.”

WILSON: “First I would try to understand where they’re coming from, and why they think what they do about vaccines. With the vast amount of research published in support of vaccinations, I’d hope I can hear out their concerns about vaccines and address them accordingly. Holistic approaches to health are absolutely great to argue for in certain health topics... just not vaccinations.”

LAND: “I would ask them these questions. If vaccinations are so safe, why don’t the pharmaceutical companies stand behind them? Why aren’t they held accountable for vaccines injuries? Why hasn’t the pharmaceutical company done a double blind placebo test on vaccines to prove they are safe, like they have to do before they bring a drug to the market? The last question I’d asked, based on the fact that the pharmaceutical companies have some moral reason they won’t do that test, is why won’t they do a simple study by taking both the vaccinated and unvaccinated children and compare their overall health? If they would do this I would never bring up the subject again because this would prove whether or not vaccination are truly safe.”

4. How did you form your opinion on vaccinations? What was the deciding factor in your decision regarding vaccines?

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AGAINST

DAVIS: “I was vaccinated when I was an infant and there was no question that it was the right thing to do. As stated above, when I was younger you could not attend school if you were not vaccinated. As an adult, I continue to vaccinate myself to protect my health. “Due to some of my health issues, I have a weak immune system and because of the increasing number of unvaccinated people, I am at risk.”

LANDON: “I did a lot of research. The deciding factor was multifaceted. I truly believed that my children’s God-given immune system will work better when it has not become dependent on artificially introduced ‘helpers.’ I also have an ethical issue with the fact that aborted baby fetal cells were used in the creation of the chickenpox, rubella and hepatitis A vaccines. At the time of my decision there were medical studies linking vaccines to autism. Further studies have shown that there is no link, however at the time, this was the medical data available and I felt the risk of autism was higher than that of measles, mumps or rubella.”

WiLSON: “I formed my opinion through looking at published studies as well as exploring the science behind vaccines: how they work, how they’re made and the purpose behind each ingredient included in each vaccine. Due to my interest in immunology and microbiology this was a beneficial topic for me to dive deep into, but ultimately I just ended up with the same opinion the medical field’s had for years.”

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LAND: “Again, it was our governments tyrannical actions and ‘The Brady Bunch’ episode, which helped me decide my view of vaccination at this point. In the future, my view could change if the pharmaceutical companies would do the vaccinated versus the unvaccinated study, to show without a shadow of a doubt vaccines are safe and effective.”


5. is there any advice you would give to college students who are still deciding their stance on vaccines?

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AGAINST

DAVIS: “Do your research and be a smart consumer. There is a lot of fake news out there and it is imperative to know what reliable information looks like. We also live in an individualistic culture and it is time to start looking at the bigger picture. Vaccines can help protect us but more importantly, they protect the people around us.”

LANDON: “Do your own research, read the lengthy papers that the doctors hand out about the vaccines, read view that differ from your own, then make your decision and stand firm on it. On either side of the decision, be your child’s advocate. I will say that in my experience I have found that anti-vaxers seem to have read more on the subject than vaxers. Many vaxers just do it because their doctors have told them they should, but they admit that they’ve never even read the handouts the doctors gave them on the subject! If you choose to vaccinate, more power to you, but please educate yourself and be informed.”

WILSON: “If you have the time, I’d absolutely recommend sitting down and going through the topic using acceptable sources that have been held up to scrutiny! And if you don’t have that sort of time, talk to someone who has: your doctor, a professor wellversed in the topic, etc.”

LAND: “Go research for yourself. Ask lots of questions, go talk to mothers who have vaccinated injured children and listen to their story. Think for yourself, don’t let mainstream media and titles in front of the experts’ name predetermine they are the absolute authority on the subject. Read about Dr. Alice Stewart, the woman who challenged the medical community of the dangers of X-raying pregnant women in the early 1900s.”

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CONQUER YOUR CAMPING EXPERIENCE Story by Jayce Kadoun & Mason Elliot Photos by Zahn Schultz Design by Anthony Cole

Now that the sunshine is here to stay in Ellensburg, opportunities to spend time outside are everywhere. Fresh air, incredible views and peace of mind can all be found just outside your door. The outdoors is calling, so why not answer? Immerse yourself in the beautiful wilderness that surrounds Ellensburg by taking a camping trip in your spare time! Kittitas county is a gold mine for camping opportunities. There is a broad range of public lands around that provide campers with easy access to plenty of wide open spaces to explore. PULSE set out to find just what it takes to master the outdoors.

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Locations

The area surrounding Ellensburg houses a number of camping territories for everyone to enjoy. Road access to many of these locations are plentiful, though most require one of several recreational passes or permits be hung from a rearview mirror upon parking. According to the Discover Pass website, these passes can be purchased at any one of the nearly 600 recreational license vendors in the state or online. Bi-Mart, Fred Meyer, Cle Elum Hardware and Ellensburg Licensing are a few of the local shops that carry them. “The Cle Elum River campground is a great place, and up towards Lion Rock off of Reecer Creek Road northwest of Ellensburg is a great area too,” says Chase Salisbury, a junior aviation major. “Another place I enjoy is the Teanaway Community Forest campgrounds which only require a Discover Pass.” Salisbury strongly encourages his fellow college students to get out and camp this season. “The best part about camping in Kittitas County is that you don’t have to stay in expensive campgrounds,” he says. “We have public lands surrounding us in Ellensburg that allow anyone to camp without paying a nightly fee.”

Get Geared Up

Backpacks are important for holding all of your equipment. Having the proper size and fit is vital for a comfortable trip. Hess breaks down the sizing guide: One- to two-night trip: 30 liters is a good middle ground to get started. Multi-day trip: 50 to 75 liters. Tent or Hammock? Hess explains both are suitable for an overnight trip and both have their own unique advantages. However, if you do choose the hammock life, make sure there are places to hang it up. If you want to get started but don’t know where to look, Tonya Morrey, a junior majoring in environmental science with a specialization in geography who also works at Outdoor Pursuits on campus, states, “Students should also check out our organized trips. We can take you camping if you feel unprepared.” Regardless of what equipment you are using, if you like tents or just want to hang, as long as you have the essentials to keep you safe, the important thing is to get out and enjoy the beauty this area offers.

Loadout

There’s a certain set of gear imperative for the ideal camping experience while still ensuring the necessary safety precautions are taken. As beautiful as hiking into the wilderness and staying overnight can be, there are very real dangers that may arise. Kerri Hess, a sales associate at Mountain High Sports, points out some crucial items to help you stay safe on your excursion into the wild: • First aid kit • Water • Heat source

• Water filtration kit • flashlight or headlamp

Other essentials Salisbury incorporates into his loadout: • Tent • Warm jacket • Knife • Sleeping bag • Campfire supplies (wood, lighter, hatchet)

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Plant Parenthood Story by Linh Le | Photos by Josh Julagay | Design by Krista Kok

Have you ever considered adopting your own succulent? Plant parenting is a popular trend among college students these days. Besides helping the environment, plant parenting also helps enhance quality of life for the plant ‘parents.’ Puneet Sabharwal, who told Wall Street Journal about the 72 plants residing in his home, said the plants make him feel like there’s “a jungle of these plants that already are a community and somehow I get integrated into that.” For college students who often can’t have pets bigger than a fish and aren’t ready for kids, plant parenthood is the road most traveled.


Plant Parenting: Why is it popular?

How someone becomes a plant parent varies from person to person. Kacy Kracke, a junior history education major who owns eight succulents, says it all started when her best friend bought her a cactus as a graduation gift. She was very happy to be able to have a part of home with her while transitioning to college life at CWU. After the cactus died, she decided to start her own plant family, which continues to grow. “Having plants gives me [an incentive] to take care of myself,” says Kracke, “because if I’m not stable, then who can take care of my plants?” Another proud plant parent and a sophomore double-major in communication studies and psychology, Mia Hillstrom says she always had plants at home when she was younger. At 16 years old, she started teaching her cousins how to plant. Together, they made a small garden in the backyard of their house. Hillstrom loves taking care of plants because it not only provides oxygen to the air, but is also a “stress-relief hobby,” she says. “Plants are extremely rewarding because they are something to care for, and seeing growth gives joy to a plant owner as if that growth is your own growth.” Plant parenting can also be helpful to people who are at a low point. Maddie Scott, a senior food science and nutrition major, became a plant parent in her senior year of high school after a friend committed suicide. She was at a nursery two days after the friend died and found a purple cactus. She felt the need to get it because it was so different. Shortly after that, Scott took an environmental science class where she got to volunteer at the greenhouse and fell in love with getting her hands in the dirt. To her, planting is therapeutic and meditative. Scott currently has two plants and three cacti that she and her roommate are taking care of. Her favorite part about this is being able to walk around the room and water her plants in silence, and loves the “crackling and popping” of dry soil being watered.

How to become a plant parent: Number 1: Do your research and take it slow Becoming a plant parent is no feat. The most basic components involved in raising a healthy plant are water, light, air and soil, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ ‘Got Dirt?’ Initiative. However, like other living things, each plant has specific needs in order to survive.

According to Biology Lecturer Dr. Eric Graham, it’s important to learn what the plant needs by doing a little research beforehand, and then try to provide those needs. For example, how much is too little or too much water?

You won’t know until you have actually done one or the other. Graham’s advice is to pay attention to your plants every day and try your best because they will let you know whether what you’re doing actually works. Number 2: Figure out and practice plant needs Each plant has a different need. Scott recommends experimenting with watering and seeing how the plant reacts to the different watering patterns. A helpful tip that she wishes she had known in her start was to get a pot with drainage holes in them or put rocks under the soil so that if you over-water the plant, water can still run off. SPRING 2019 | ISSUE TWO

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For Graham, he looks at his plants carefully every other day to evaluate their water need. To gauge the water amount, he sticks his fingers in the soil to determine how wet it is. Depending on how moist it is, he can then determine whether to water them or not. There’s more that you need to watch out for, though. As an experienced plant mom, Scott says to test different lighting to determine what the plant likes. Usually, plants are put near the window to get sunlight. However, there are plants that need more light than others. For example, Scott has learned that the light in her kitchenette helps her plants grow a lot better than sunlight, so that’s what she has been using. On the other hand, sometimes too much sunlight can damage the plants. “Sunlight helps, but direct sunlight will hurt their leaves,” says Kracke. Number 3: Do more than just the regular Besides satisfying the plant’s basic needs, there are other things that you can do to help boost its growth. According to Kracke, when you first buy a plant, they’re most likely in a plastic container. In order to keep them alive longer, you’ll need to move them into a new pot filled with fresh soil to make them feel better.

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For beginners, starting out with easier plants like succulents is a good idea because they won’t require that much water and specific daily attention, according to ProFlowers.

However, that doesn’t mean that you should pay less attention to these plants. Being a plant parent means that you take care of plants as if they’re a close friend. You should think about them and care for them in a responsible way. For Kracke, she considers the plants her ‘babies’—she talks to them consistently, giving them compliments to motivate them. For people who are new to plant parenting, it’s okay for plants to die—just don’t give up. Everyone is different, and every plant is different. Start with simpler ones first, and after you’ve gained some confidence, then you can get more finicky plants. Some people are better with different types of plants and will have varying experiences, but in the end, you will be able to find your niche.


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Story by Arianna Sano Design & Illustration by Shoshanah Davis

Ever wondered how you can stand out from other college graduates in a pool of applicants? According to a 2014 study done by State University of New York in Albany, networking is the single-most important thing a college student can do to get ahead of the game in their intended career field. It is a great way to connect with people and build your circle. As a college student, you may hear all about the importance of networking and it may seem repetitive or obnoxious. According to Chuck Zimcheck, career counselor in the CWU College of the Sciences, it’s important to note, “over 70 percent of jobs are never actually posted online; the majority of jobs hire based on past connections.” He adds, “Networking is among the top three things college students can do to prepare for the workforce.”

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Richard Moreno, the director of content development and media relations as well as video and radio in CWU’s Public Affairs department, believes strongly in the power of networking and the positive influence it can have over your career. On a scale from one to 10, with 10 being of highest importance when cultivating a reputation, he rated networking a 10. “It’s the way the world works these days,” says Moreno. “After school, internships and conferences are going to be invaluable in making connections and giving anyone a leg-up in their career field. It’s absolutely essential.”


Why is networking important?

The study completed at SUNY: Albany states that networking serves three main purposes: to connect with individuals, gather information and learn about job vacancies. When Moreno attained his bachelor’s degree, he attended a graduation party for a close friend of his. While at this party, he was introduced to the girlfriend of his close friend, who stated that her father was a publisher for a large-scale newspaper. Moreno decided to hang around the party a little while longer for a chance to meet this man and make a strong first impression. They met, and Moreno was sure to turn on the charm. Fast forward 10 years, and Moreno was searching for a job. He applied to a publishing company now that he had the necessary experience. Plot twist: the man he met at the graduation party over a decade ago interviewed him and would now be his boss. He remembered Moreno instantly from their brief conversation (and Moreno’s strong first impression) many years ago and hired him on the spot. “Having personal connections in the world of professional writing and journalism will get you a long way,” says Moreno.

Are there on-campus opportunities for networking?

“Get involved in clubs and organizations,” says Jamie Gilbert, coordinator of the CWU non-profit program. “The conferences they provide as well as the guest speakers and any events they put on gives students valuable one-on-one opportunities to build relationships.” Gilbert also emphasizes the importance of volunteering with organizations. Being involved in non-profit organizational leadership for over 15 years has shown her that the majority of hiring happens within the current or past volunteer pool of some entities.

“When you volunteer somewhere before becoming a part-time or full-time employee, it shows the organization that you share the same values and passion for their mission,” she says. The CWU campus even has someone to talk to when it comes to helping students connect with professionals. “Bruce Simpson [in career services] is fantastic,” Gilbert says. “Take advantage of everything career services has to offer.” On the CWU career services website, they explain their outreach tactics and everything they are able to aid students with for future success. The career services department provides career counseling, assists with finding internship opportunities, helps with building resumes and cover letters, aids students in applying for grad school and connects students with university alumni. Career services also has the ability to provide mock interviews for students who need tips on interviewing and assistance with answering questions. Students in need of professional attire will also find a professional clothing closet at career services. On LinkedIn, students and career professionals can post and apply for job listings, make their resumes available and intriguing to potential employers, join groups of like-minded individuals and directly message with companies and firms. Gilbert also mentions how valuable a strong LinkedIn profile can be “for building those essential connections and getting in touch with various career opportunities.” Taking advantage of networking opportunities while in school can prove to be an essential piece of professional advancement and development as it has the power to create first impressions, build professional relationships and enhance your career as well as enrich your skills in interpersonal relations.


SPORTS

The OffSeason

How Athletes Train Outside of Competition

At certain times of year, most athletes enter a recovery phase. This usually includes rest, limited amounts of strength/speed/agility training, repairing muscles and joints and re-grouping both physically and mentally. Some athletes value the off-season due to more availability, time to spend with friends or at work and lowered amounts of physical stress. There are some athletes, however, who wish their sport would last all year long. PULSE connected with some student athletes from various sports for their take on the off-season.

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Story by Mina Jung & Arianna Sano Photos by Kassidy Malcom Design by Matthew Conrardy


David McDowell

Pictured: David McDowell, soccer and baseball player

David McDowell is a graduate student at CWU, as well as a physical education and student health instructor, pursuing higher education in integrative human physiology. He has played soccer for 18 years and played baseball for 20. McDowell considers his off-season to take place between fall and winter, while spring and summer are packed full of sporting events and practices. When it comes to off-season maintenance, McDowell says, “I train five days a week, but I switch up intensities of workouts depending on where I’m at in the season and how close I am to competing.” Additionally, McDowell says he values the off-season for reasons pertaining to stress relief and familiarity. He also states that he only plays for fun nowadays and has no plans to pursue soccer or baseball professionally. Sports, on- or off-season, are “great for physical health, mental well-being and technical skill in dexterity and focus, even on the off-season,” emphasizes McDowell.

Maddie Hesse

Maddie Hesse is in her senior year majoring in communication studies. She is a member of the CWU dance team and has been dancing since she was three years old. For dancers, she says, “the off-season is only about four months, between April and August.” During the active dance season, Hesse practices three times per week for two hours with an additional set amount of clocked gym hours. When the season is over for the summer, Hesse stays on top of her training. “I try to go to the gym or the dance studio every day or every other day to help my body stay in shape for the season,” she says. Hesse believes that even taking short break makes it difficult to keep up stamina and flexibility, both of which are important for dancing. She explains that she doesn’t want to lose all that she’s worked up to all year. “You’ll thank yourself later for not taking any breaks and keeping up with the physical demands while off-season,” she says. “It makes coming back into the active season easier on your body.” Hesse hopes to coach dance teams someday and holds a strong desire to help those around her become better dancers. “We love what we do,” she says.

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Bryan Cadena

A fourth-year clinical physiology student, Bryan Cadena is a pole vaulter on CWU’s men’s track and field team. He is going into his tenth year of pole vaulting. “I’ve loved pole vaulting since I first tried it. I have a huge passion for it,” says Cadena. “I also hold a lot of respect for my teammates; we all share the same love for the sport.” For this reason, he and his teammates gather on the off-season from June through December to practice and maintain their skills. “Over the summer, we aren’t formally allowed to train as a team. Some of us like to meet up for lifting in the Pictured: gym and for keeping up on cardio to maintain our level Bryan Cadena, track-and-field of athleticism. We don’t fully start training as a team until pole-vaulter October,” he says. Cadena says his main reason for training throughout the off-season of track and field is due to his goal of increasing his individual personal record (PR). “It’s like a competition with yourself,” he explains. “I strive to make myself better than I was the year—or even month—before, and that means giving it my all to beat my PR.” Cadena also talks about taking time to rest and relax, like many athletes do over the summer break. “If you skip training over the summer, you’re back to square one—wherever you ended last season or potentially worse,” says Cadena. “Year after year, we are supposed to be stronger, faster and able to jump higher than the year before. That’s the goal. That’s why I train.”

Bobbie Purify

Bobbie Purify, a junior majoring in kinesiology, plays basketball and competes in running and high jumping on CWU’s men’s track and field team. He has played basketball since he was in junior high and has participated in track events since he was 10. According to Purify, there really is no off-season for basketball; if he isn’t playing in events and school games, he’s playing for fun with his friends. “I consider playing for fun to be training, even though I enjoy it. It helps me stay smart and get better at the game itself,” he says. On a typical day, Purify’s training looks like: weight lifting, skill sessions for shooting and dribbling and conditional training for core strength and endurance. In addition, Purify partakes in plyometrics, which helps with his leaping and jumping skills both in basketball and for his track and field events. Although track and field season is typically March through May, Purify says he loves hanging out with his team on the off-season. “I’m always pretty pumped being around my team and with people who share common goals with me. It keeps me going,” he says.

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Samantha Bowman

Bowman is a freshman on the CWU women’s basketball team. She is studying physiology and nutrition. Bowman started playing basketball at age five, saying she can “definitely tell the difference, both mentally and physically” when she doesn’t train in her off-season, which is May through October. Bowman explains that each practice is competitive in the sense that you can notice when other teammates haven’t been keeping up with their training. “It’s real high stress and requires a lot of energy; primary defense and offense are the top things we work on at practice, which can be hard to train on individually,” says Bowman. “My favorite thing about basketball is my teammates. I have made such true and genuine friends through the sport, and they’ve all become family,” Bowman says. In the off-season, she works primarily on her personal skill set. “I always want to perfect one thing before moving onto the next,” Bowman says. “I practice shooting and dribbling a lot.” Bowman also runs and lifts at least four times per week to maintain her agility and strength. “I think what gets me going is a good playlist in my headphones and the desire to constantly be growing with the sport,” she says. Bowman explains why athletes like herself put in the extra hours to train during the off-season. “If I don’t put in the work during off-season, I know I won’t see any chances for playing time when the actual season comes around,” she says. “Basketball is also my way to relieve stress and have fun.” Pictured: Samantha Bowman, basketball player

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Story by Savannah Scriven | Design & Illustration by Sara Roach Some of the best memories we make in life involve our friends and vacations. Why not combine the two? Friend-cations are double the fun of a regular adventure with twice the smiles. If you plan to go on a vacation with your friends, it is important to understand what types of travelers they are in order to avoid any potential conflict. PULSE has the ins, outs and words of wisdom for you to plan your next friend-cation. 28

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Who’s your company?

Before you begin to plan your trip, you need to decide which type of friends you’re bringing. There are three main categories of friends you might be planning an adventure with:

Convenience Friends:

These friends are good to travel with because the scheduling portion of your trip will be simple. Usually, if you’re traveling with convenience friends, you will have the same time off of work and/or the same budget structure. There’s no need to stress about asking your boss for time off or needing to pull extra hours to get a little extra cash. Your convenience friends will understand any restrictions you may have with time and money because they are in the same situation(s).

Same Interest Friends:

Friends with the same interests can make planning travel activities a breeze. If you like rock climbing and you know someone else who does, ask them if they want to go on a trip to rock climb sometime. Odds are they’ll say yes. Find some rave buddies if you’re into that, or grab your chill friends who love to be pampered and go to a spa. No matter the activity, friends who have the same interests will be some of the greatest people to have an adventure with. Even if you don’t have the same interests, though, doesn’t mean it won’t be a blast. After going on a friend-cation himself, Tanner Moser, a senior majoring in law and justice, says, “We somewhat had the same wants in activities, but we got to step out of our comfort zones by trying new activities.”

Best Friends:

These friends are your ride or die, ‘til death do you part, forever and always. Now, they might be a pain in the butt to deal with sometimes, but the memories you make with your best friends are ones that you will cherish for the rest of your life. There might be conflict when dealing with time off of work and you

might need to spot them some money or vice versa, but you will always love them. Besides, they’ll be sure to get your best (and sometimes worst) angles for Instagram to see later.

How big is your group?

Next, you need to decide your group size. Some people prefer larger groups while others are perfectly content with a quaint party of two or three. There are benefits and downsides to both of these. With larger groups, there will most likely be more conflict when deciding on places to eat or attractions to see, but there’s a good chance you’ll never be alone. With smaller groups, there is the possibility that someone will be left by themselves, but a more intimate group will allow you to grow stronger and create more personal connections.

Are you all on the same page?

Dr. Carla Jellum, an assistant professor for the recreation, tourism and event management program at CWU, gives an overview of what should be addressed when laying down ground rules for a friend-cation.

Here are seven questions you should ask before traveling with friends: 1) Can you compromise? 2) Are your expectations clear? 3) Do you have good communication from the start? 4) How do you feel if you have different interests in activities? 5) Do you understand each other’s bud gets? 6) How comfortable are you with being alone at times? 7) And finally, how late do you want to party?

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How is it different?

Some people may be hesitant to go on such excursions with their friends because they are unsure of how it will turn out compared to the trips they’ve taken with their families. Richard Merrifield, a junior majoring in sport management, says, “It was better [than family] because my family stresses out a lot on trips. My friends don’t. I enjoy not having a plan and doing what we want, when we want.” Katelyn Hall, a senior majoring in public relations, says, “I didn’t have to worry about anything because I didn’t have adults watching me or telling me what to do.”

Recommendations:

In order to show how spectacular friend-cations can be, a group of CWU students were asked if they would recommend them to others. Benito Tijerina, a senior majoring in early childhood education, says “I would 110% recommend a friend-cation, but just be cognizant of who is in the group and make sure they are all friends!!” Leah Pemberton, a senior majoring in recreation, tourism and event management, says, “I would definitely recommend a friend-cation. It’s a great way to make fun memories and have time away from home.”

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Also in agreement is Kassie Hill, a senior majoring in elementary and middle level mathematics education as she says “I would absolutely recommend a friend-cation to others! I love adventuring with people! They make it fun!” Peyton Larson, a senior majoring in recreation, tourism and event management, says “Yes! It can be really fun! Just do it with people you trust and work out plans before going.”

Is a friend-cation in your future?

Students are starting to look forward to their upand-coming friend-cations.. “I’ve spent a lot of my life being afraid of trying new things, and now I’ve realized that just being content where you are and who you are with is where the fun is,” says Chris May, a junior majoring in cyber security. “Getting to spend time with people I care about most is the reward itself.” “I am so beyond excited to go to NYC. It has been my dream to go there for as long as I can remember,” says Kameron Durnan, a sophomore majoring in ITAM. “We have so much planned and I’m … so excited for all the new memories we will make in the Big Apple. Our friend-cation will be the best trip I’ve gone on.” Overall, friend-cations are opportunities that you won’t want to miss out on. Making stronger connections and memories with your friends on a vacation can be some of the happiest times of your life. So, what are you waiting for? Go grab your friends and explore.


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Since the release of Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line of all-inclusive foundation shades, many people, including beauty influencers such as Nyma Tang and Tati, have begun to debate the motives behind brands that produce shades that favor one skin tone. Whether it be within social media platforms or mainstream marketing, questions are starting to arise about the intended market within the makeup industry and if a racial bias is present.

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Marketing Strategies Most makeup brands create uniquely enticing packaging in order to sell their products. From the gothic inspirations of Kat Von D to the beachy designs of Tarte, every company attempts to develop packaging that gives their audience an insight into the theme of their brand. After the product is developed and packaged, it is then time to begin various marketing strategies. Whether it be blurbs on social media, informative YouTube ads or promotional materials being sent to influencers, makeup brands start a buzz surrounding their newest release. As potential customers continue to watch, the excitement gradually brews until the product is finally available to be purchased.

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Intended Audience This is not always the case for everyone who consumes these advertisements. It could be that the individual is simply not interested in makeup or that specific product. However, some people scroll through posts or watch promotional teasers and realize that no one in these ads looks like them, nor is there a shade that would match their skin. Is this because makeup brands are being careless, or because they do not intend to sell products to those with deeper skin tones? Junior English Language and Literature major Emily Messall explains, “With their ads all being white people and their shade ranges gearing toward lighter-skinned and medium-toned people, I feel they’re [saying] these are the people who deserve to wear makeup and deserve to feel pretty.” One of the larger issues within these promotional materials is that many are not marketed toward the whole consumer-base of people who buy makeup. Sophomore Elementary Education major Marissa Bonner explains, “They’re trying to give off the impression that it is for everyone … but they’re not doing it very well.” Wherever the person is within the shade range, there is still an equal chance that they will want to purchase makeup. It may not be the willingness of the customer to buy the product, but the lack of shades created.

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Shade Ranges If brands aren’t developing shades that match a broad spectrum of skin tones, there will be a less diversified group of models presented in promotions. But, does this limit the consumer? If brands are deciding not to produce shades with darker pigments for those who need them, it often forces the individual to become resourceful. Bonner states, “I always have to mix foundation with my concealer to make it light enough or dark enough to match my skin tone.” It sometimes becomes a challenge for people with darker skin to find a shade that matches them, and often it takes multiple products to even come close. “Why do other people have the opportunity to have any shade that they want [or] color that they’re looking for? Why do I have to go and spend $90 to find a foundation that actually looks decent?” asks Bonner. The lack of adequate shades to fulfill the need of the average consumer has placed a negative spotlight on many brands that are creating noninclusive products, according to Insider. This gap between the brand and customer has been brought to public attention not only by the influencers that use their fan base to create awareness, but also by the general increase in understanding of racial issues. For example, YouTuber Nyma Tang uploaded a video upon the release of the Tarte Shape Tape foundation line, which stirred a lot of controversy over accusations of limited shade ranges. Tang explains in her video that she believes the release was intentional. This created a rift between Tarte, Tang and her audience because many questions about the release were left unanswered. One common misconception about people with deep skin tones is that they may not wear makeup because of the lack of adequate products. Messall illustrates that some of these brands may believe that because darker skin has not been seen as beautiful in the past means that people don’t want to feel pretty wearing makeup now. “The media and people in general have [recently] been talking about Black beauty. Years before this, Black beauty wasn’t a thing. If I saw people like me, they weren’t emphasizing how beautiful they are,” says Bonner. 36

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The Purpose of Makeup Makeup has been consistently expanding for thousands of years. As people experiment with different colors, styles and shades, many are able to push the limits of their comfort zone. CWU Costume Shop Manager Cat McMillen explains, “You have to be daring; makeup is daring.” From practicing with your mom’s makeup to watching how-to videos posted by your favorite ‘beauty gurus,’ many people have stories to tell about their experiences with makeup. “I learned the techniques they were teaching by having them do it on me,” says McMillen. “A lot of people in the industry start in department stores.” Although the symbolism of makeup has been altered over

time, it has recently become an individualistic form of selfexpression. People are able to represent themselves in ways that were once limited. Bonner says, “Anything you are feeling on the inside … you can wear on the outside.” McMillen adds, “It [isn’t] about the mask; it [is] about finding your inner beauty.” Wearing makeup can also be therapeutic. Some enjoy the process of creativity and technique that is available when doing makeup. Messall explains, “It’s relaxing for me because I get to put on a YouTube video … and make myself look pretty.” Makeup allows for someone to express themselves in a way that is both entertaining and enhances their perception of their own beauty.

The Implications of Racial Biases Although many people are able to find joy in learning and celebrating beauty through makeup, others have been deprived this experience. Walking into a store and being unable to find any products that match your skin tone can be deterring for some. The beauty industry is ignoring or forgetting large groups of individuals that also want to communicate their beauty through the use of makeup. In order to end the exclusiveness of some brands, recognition that all skin tones are beautiful should be made and celebrated.

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Family A Love Not Only for the Game but for the Lord

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rom entering the 1964 NFL draft, going into the 9th round and being the 116th pick to being inducted into the New Orleans Saints 1991 Hall of Fame, Jake and Carla Kupp started a family legacy of being one of five families to have three generations of NFL football players consisting of, Jake Kupp (grandfather), Craig Kupp (father) and Cooper Kupp (son). Not only that, but Jake and Carla have also passed down, to their son’s and grandchildren, their strong faith in God’s plan. The Kupp family have always looked to their faith to know what their next step is in life.

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The Start of it All Born in Pasadena, California, 78-year-old husband, father and grandfather, Jake Kupp and his grandparents moved out to a farm in Sunnyside, Wash. in 1950, where Jake lived for the first year after the move. Jake recalls this as “kind of an interesting experience for me.” He adds, “After a year of living with my grandparents, our family moved into town, but I remained real close with my grandparents and worked out in the farm quite a bit.” Back in that time, he recalls, there weren’t any labor laws like this day and age. He jokes, “So, you could work at a pretty young age.” Jake says his family attended Sunnyside Presbyterian Church and as kids, they were active in Sunday school. He explains that his grandparents “built our Christian foundation in our family, and it was just a good experience growing up and … getting that foundation.” Carla Kupp, 76-year-old wife, mother and grandmother to the

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Kupp family was born and raised in Sunnyside, Wash., where her father was a small business owner and a very active member of the community. “They were...very loving parents. Everything was family-oriented,” she says. “They really didn’t have any faith.” Recalling the moment she became a Christian, Carla says she felt fortunate to have the friends she did at the time. They took her to Sunday school and a different friend later invited her to a Christian camp, Camp Ghormley, when she was in the 7th grade. “It was a very, very powerful experience of understanding life through the Bible. I had spent the week—really [the] first time in my life, ever—reading the Bible and about Jesus,” says Carla. “It really helped me as a 12-yearold...to understand life—that if we were living the principles of Jesus and with his love that the world would be a different place.” Jake and Carla began officially dating at the end of Jake’s senior year of high school while Carla was a sophomore. Within the two years that Carla was finish-

ing up high school and Jake was playing football at UW, she and Jake would only communicate through mail, because “long distance service was so expensive, we just couldn’t afford that.” During those two years apart, Jake says that he would try to visit back home any time he could. Jake and Carla would later become engaged at Carla’s high school graduation and marry the following summer. Faith in Family Since having children, Jake and Carla have passed down their faith and beliefs while still learning more about their own faith through life experiences. Carla recalls back to when she, Jake and their family moved to Yakima in 1976. She and Jake wanted to allow a fresh start for their children. “We also had time to be together at breakfast; I had a little container and I had the kids help select the verses they wanted to memorize and then every morning we would take a verse out and we’d repeat it,” says Car-


la. “So, over a period of time, that’s the way we memorized a scripture.” As a mother, Carla was learning that teen years are “a time where you can’t tell your kids what to do. They need to decide that for themselves if they’re going to mature,” she says. Jake mentions that in a household, it’s important for a man to also be a co-spiritual leader alongside his wife. “For man or for a woman, [they] can get wrapped up in career and what they’re doing,” he says, “and for some men, it’s easy to say to the wife, ‘You be the spiritual leader in our family,’” he says. He continues, “What we try to do is develop a foundation in our home. God is kind of the center of our home and we felt like it was really important for us to attend church and for the kids to be a part of the Sunday school program and to be in charge of who goes to church camp.” Craig Kupp, Jake and Carla’s son, says, “I was blessed to have two great parent role models. The presence of Jesus and God’s authority and love was just a part of my upbringing,” he says. “But I think it’s important to state

that we are not perfect by any stretch of the imagination and fail many times.” Craig and his wife, Karin Kupp, have also raised their family in faith and strong belief systems. Ketner Kupp, a 22-year-old Eastern Washington University linebacker and son of Craig, says, “We grew up going to church, and so I have always considered myself a believer. The first time I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior was at vacation bible school when I was probably about seven years old.” He adds, “Obviously, the older I got the more I started to realize the importance of my faith and the role it played in my life became more and more prioritized.” Ketner remembers that when he was younger, he would worry about a lot of things and his mind would wander on him a lot, putting him in a not-so-easy place. “I think somewhere along the line I started to understand that God has a plan for me and that all I could do is strive to be the best me that I can be,” he says. “My faith has allowed me freedom to live and try to just glorify God through being the best me that I can be.”

Losing a Piece of the Family Puzzle Losing a family member is never an easy task to go through, especially when that family member is your son or your brother. The Kupp family lost their beloved son, brother and uncle, Kyle back in June 2008 to cancer. Carla’s spirit during this time, as she explains, was peaceful and full of hope. “The lord—his presence with us while Kyle was sick—was very present,” she says. “He gave us peace. We could sleep at night, we just had peace and ... hope.” But the grieving process can’t be escaped. “Afterwards it was almost harder in a way, because you’re grieving. Your natural grieving process is there … [the lord] wasn’t there for us anymore,” Carla explains. At the end of Kyle’s burial service, his wife came up to Jake and Carla and handed them a letter from Kyle, which he had written long before he was diagnosed with cancer. According to Carla, the letter explained that if they were reading the letter, then Kyle had passed away at a young age, but assured them that everything was okay because he was with Jesus. “Whenever I thought of him in heaven,” says Carla, “it brought peace to me and I knew it, deep within my soul, that that’s where he was.” Jake’s experience during this time, he recalls, he was fortunate because he had recently retired from his career during the same time that Kyle was diagnosed. Which then gave him a chance to spend almost every day for the next four or five years with Kyle, as they kept a daily routine. “I’d arrive to his house and we would kind of have quiet time and SPRING 2019 | ISSUE TWO

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read some scripture and pray together and then we would do house work and then go out and do something fun and then we would go to the YMCA and work out,” Jake recalls. Adding, “it was just kind of a precious time because it was like, it was a spiritual time as well as a time for us to just be together and to just enjoy each other.” As one could guess, losing a son is never easy, “when he died it was probably the most difficult time in my life that I’ve ever experienced, just the hurt and the pain or knowing that, you know we weren’t going to be together,” says Jake. “But then there was a reassurance that you know, we would be together again in the future.” Jake explained that seeing how strong Kyle’s faith in God was, helped him really understand and give him a strong faith and hope. “You know God promises us peace and joy and those kind of things and yet he never says that life is going to be easy, there’s always going to be those challenges but what he does promise is that he’ll always be with you and that’s what I think Kyle and I and Carla and our family experienced is that during that time that Jesus was a part of it,” Jake says. “Wow, this was a really tough one for me. In all honesty it was a faith shaker. The whole process of watching Kyle’s body deteriorate, praying for healing but watching him literally die in front of you was crushing. I remember the brutal reality of the day Kyle passed away. The sadness of losing my brother and seeing his wife Kendra without her husband and two little kids, McKenna and Kyler without their father was absolutely brutal. It shook my faith,” explains Craig. It wasn’t until after the fact that Craig realized he only really understood part of the overall picture. “I can’t see all that is going on behind the scenes. Hopefully someday I’ll be able to understand the purpose behind Kyle’s life and death,” he says. “However, I came to the realization that I’m not God, can you believe that?! And I’m not always going to be able to make sense of things…but God is in control and He is worthy of my trust in Him.”

Faith, Family, & Football When it comes to football, it’s no secret Jake has a passion. But before the NFL came along, Jake went to two Rose Bowls with the University of Washington. But Jake knew he wasn’t just playing for himself. “You know that God is giving you gifts and talents, and to be able to utilize those gifts and talents is to, in a sense, glorify him,” he says. Jake compares his experience of playing to a line in the movie “Chariots of Fire,” where Eric Little said, “God made me fast and when I run, I feel his pleasure.” “There’s just a pleasure in being on the field and performing and utilizing the gifts and the talents that God has given me,” says Jake. Craig was signed into the 1990 NFL Draft in the 5th round, being the 135th pick. But before all of that, Craig recalls always relating to the whole football world. He especially remembers when, as a kid, he was able to walk out onto the field after a Saints vs. Rams game with his dad, Jake, by his side. “As a little kid, to be holding hands with the guy that was just down on the field and playing, and [all the players are] their uniforms and everything,” says Craig, “And he’s my dad!” Ketner says sports have been a part of his life since as far back as he can remember, but his biggest and first real memory of football was when his older brother, Cooper, was given his first pads for Grid-Kids, a local Yakima Valley football league for youth players. “I think I was probably about seven or eight years old and we went out to our yard to play, and I knew I wanted to play football too from that point forward,” says Ketner. Living in a family of NFL players has given Ketner nothing but motivation. “It’s something that I just think is super cool. It’s never overwhelmed me; it’s just been something that helped motivate me,” he says. “Knowing I had people in my family do exactly what my dream is and succeed doing it allows me so much as far as advice and belief go.”

2nd Corinthians 4:16: “Therefore because of who Christ is all we know about him, therefore we do not loose heart though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day, for our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far out ways all of our troubles. So, we fix our eyes on not what is seen but on what is unseen, for what is seen is temporary but what is unseen is eternal.” 42

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Torn ACL During the first half of the Rams vs. Seahawks game in the 10th week of Cooper Kupp’s second season, Cooper tore his ACL and the Kupp family didn’t know what to expect. “It was kind of a weird situation because when he injured his knee, it was away from the play and he actually wasn’t hit, he just kind of got tangled up a little bit with another back and he was down on the field,” Jake explains. Fortunately for Jake and Carla, they were sitting close to Cooper’s agent and his agent was able to get them into the locker room to see how Cooper, his wife, Anna, and their son, June, were doing. “I was encouraged; I saw God’s hand on the fact that we were so close to [Cooper’s agent],” says Carla. When they got into the locker room, Jake recalls, “Cooper was sitting on the training table and June was kind of on his lap and Anna was standing to his left and the surgeon was on the other side of the training table ... explaining what the situation was.” Craig, on the other hand, was watching the game on his TV when the injury occurred. “I saw there was very limited contact before he went down. We knew it wasn’t good,” he says. “The first thing that goes through your head is, ‘How bad is it? Will he be out a couple games? The rest of the season? Or is this a career-ending deal?’” The family continued to look up, though. “Like any difficult situation, I need to fall back and realize God is in control,” he says. “His plan for Cooper and Anna is still good whatever the outcome. I just needed to rest in that place even though it is really hard as my mind, will and desires collide with God’s reality.”

A Family Moving Forward Ketner wasn’t selected to play for a team in this year’s NFL Draft, but he was invited to a San Francisco 49ers Minicamp to try out for them. “It was such a blessing,” he says. “I was just excited to get a chance to go play football again and enjoy the people around me.” Craig, though, says, “I’m disappointed. I just know in my heart if he could just get a shot and people could just see who and what he’s about, they would love him and they would have trouble keeping him off the field.” At this point in his life, Ketner says, any opportunity is a bonus. Ketner went off to L.A. to try out for the Rams on May 9 and if he doesn’t get an offer, he “may look into coaching or training,” he says. “I’d like to be around football for as long as I can; I feel like I have a lot left to give to the game.” The love for the game never dies, especially when you’re living it through your family and their experiences.

“I certainly had a passion for it and to be able to continue... to kind of live out that passion through two of our sons [who] played football in college, and then Craig played professional football,” Jake says, “keeps us in the game and makes us really feel a part of it.”

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the Truth About Tourette’s Story By Natalie Melendez | Design By Jenae Harris

Billie Eilish made headlines in November 2018 when a YouTube video of her surfaced, displaying abnormal facial tics. Eilish set the record straight via Instagram and confessed that she has Tourette’s syndrome. “I’ve just never wanted people to think of Tourette’s every time they think of me,” says Eilish. “I wasn’t planning on talking about this on here maybe ever, but it’s gotten to a point.” For many generations, Tourette’s has been a heavily stigmatized neurological disorder. A lot of misinformation about Tourette’s has lead people to believe that it is a very debilitating disorder, involving extreme body movements and screaming curse words, according to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

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What is Tourette’s?

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Tourette’s Syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes a person to make repeated, involuntary movements or sounds, also known as ‘tics,’ according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Examples of tics include repetitive blinking and clearing your throat continually. Some people may also blurt out words or phrases they do not intend to say. Tourette’s syndrome could be attributed to low levels or an imbalance of chemical substances of dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine, according to NINDS. These are chemicals that help brain nerve cells work together. There is no known cure, however, medication can be used to treat symptoms of Tourette’s. According to the Tourette Association of America, though, many choose to not use medication because their symptoms do not really bother them. Approximately 100,000 Americans have severe Tourette's symptoms, but more people have mild symptoms, according to WebMD. Symptoms of Tourette’s typically present themselves during childhood. Boys are more likely to develop Tourette’s than girls, according to NINDS, but their symptoms get better as they grow older. Some people can completely grow out of their Tourettes and no longer experience symptoms.

Simple Tics vs. Complex Tics Though there are many types of tics that people can have, tics can range from being very mild to very severe. They are classified in two categories: simple tics and complex tics. Simple tics are sudden, short and repetitive movements which involve a small number of muscle groups, according to NINDS. NINDS also states that examples of simple motor tics can include, but are not limited to, eye blinking, facial grimacing, shoulder shrugging and head or shoulder jerking. Examples of simple vocal tics may include repetitive throat clearing, sniffing or grunting sounds. “I used to hit my leg a lot,” says Senior Politcal Science Major Nikole Chumley. “I used to have to always raise my eyebrows. I just had to do it.” Complex tics are distinct and regulated patterns of movements that involve multiple muscle groups, according to NINDS. Examples of complex motor tics can include, but are not limited to, facial grimacing with a head twist and a shoulder shrug, sniffing, touching objects, hopping, jumping, bending or twisting. However, complex motor tics can elevate to self-harm such as punching yourself. SPRING 2019 | ISSUE TWO

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Tourette’s doesn’t affect intelligence or anything, It’s a part of you; it is nothing to be ashamed of. HARRISON FERGUSON Film major

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“I have little shakes [in my hands],” says sophomore Film major Harrison Ferguson. “I have little shrieks or yelps.” There are also complex vocal tics that can arise in someone who has Tourette’s. Examples of complex vocal tics may include throat-clearing, sniffing or snorting, grunting, barking, words or phrases, according to NINDS. The 10 to 15 percent of people who struggle with complex tics are the people who have coprolalia (muttering inappropriate words) and echolalia (repeating words and phrases of others).

Disorders Associated With Tourettes

When someone is diagnosed with Tourette’s, it is usually accompanied by a neurobehavioral disorder, as stated by NINDS. For many people, these neurobehavioral disorders can be more detrimental than the tics themselves. This can include Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which is hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity. This can also include problems with reading, writing, arithmetic and obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms (intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors).. Autism spectrum, learning disabilities, sleep disorders and depression can also be accompanied with Tourettes, according to NINDS. “My Tourettes is comorbid with Aspergers syndrome and Autistic disorder,” says Ferguson.“I have had it my whole life. I used to go see a therapist for it, but I never thought much about it.”

Stigma Movies, television and other forms of media portray people’s tics as being on the extreme side— screaming, rapid body movements and swearing. This portrayal of Tourette's has led many to believe that the small percentage of people who have coprolalia and echolalia tics represent everyone who has tourettes. “Media portrays people with Tourette’s as screaming swear words in settings that you normally would not do that,” says Chumley. “Other people that I know who have Tourette’s don’t scream swear words. I never did.” This stigma can cause someone with Tourette’s to feel shame. They may feel alienated and that they are not able to talk to anyone about their tourettes


“ It took a long time for me to be okay with having Tourettes,”

says Eleanor Shapiro, one of the founders of the Tourette’s Association of America. “ People can be really cruel and not understanding. ” People with Tourette’s can experience bullying, discrimination, and other negative connotations. “But you have to come to the point where you are able to separate yourself from Tourettes,” Shapiro says. “The realization that Tourette’s is not who you are, but a part of who you are is the first step to ending the stigma.”

How to End the Tourette’s Stigma The following are tips on how to end the stigma with Tourette’s. 1. Begin embracing your Tourette’s Becoming open and comfortable with the fact that you have Tourette’s not only lets people know how common it is, but how it is not really debilitating. If you see someone you know who has this disorder, you may realize that it is not what you see in movies or television. You may also learn that not everyone with Tourette’s lives differently than someone that doesn’t have it. “Tourette’s doesn’t affect intelligence or anything,” says Ferguson. “It’s a part of you; it is nothing to be ashamed of.”

2. Educate others about Tourette’s The stigma of Tourette’s exists partly because of the lack of information surrounding the disorder. A way to end the stigma is to inform people about it. Talking to others about Tourette’s, addressing bullying and talking to your professor or class about it are all great ways to start educating others. Similar to what Billie Eilish did, start by educating your peers through social media. “I am a big fan of [Eilish], so for her to go onto social media and confirm that she does have Tourette’s educated me and made me realize how common it actually is,” says Jennifer Anderson, a junior science major. People who obtain a social media account have a platform to put their voice out there to be heard. 3. Coping and managing your Tourette’s Learning to accept the fact that you have Tourette’s can also be a stepping stone in ending the stigma. “Having Tourette’s is something that you can’t change,” says Chumley. “It really doesn’t affect your life like how you think it does.” A lot of people find comfort in support groups for Tourette’s. This is a great way to meet a lot of people who are in the same position as you and make you not feel as alienated. “If you feel like you are an outcast, you’re probably not. You probably do know people who have tourettes who can talk with you,” says Chumley. Being diagnosed with Tourette’s may feel like your world has been turned upside down. It may feel like it is the end of the world and that your life will be totally different from what you envisioned it to be. Being informed, learning to adapt to your Tourette’s and being positive about it are not only surefire ways for you to realize the stigma of tourettes is not true, but it will make everyone else realize that as well. The stigma is just that—a stigma. It is misinformation and carries false, negative connotations. “It is just like any other hidden disease,” says Chumley. “It doesn’t make you any less capable of living your life or doing what you want and achieving your goals. You are going to be good enough just the way you are.”

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6. Tourettes Syndrome is an inherited neurological disorder named after Gilles De La Tourette. 7. Tourettes effects males 6 to 7 times more than females.

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Did you know there is a natural medicine that can help everyone from stressed-out freshmen to aching seniors? According to a CNN article, cannabidiol, CBD, is a new trending remedy that can help reduce pain, inflammation, stress, and anxiety. There are a variety of ways you can use CBD; even your dog can use it too! See how CBD products have been helping people like you treat symptoms in their daily lives.

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Let’s address the most common question asked when learning about CBD. Does CBD get you high? The answer is no. THC is the component that contains the psychoactive effect which causes the sensation of getting ‘high.’ It’s important to know the difference when shopping around a recreational marijuana shop. Don’t be afraid to ask questions to ensure you are getting exactly what you are looking for.

What Does It Look Like? What forms do CBD come in? CBD products can be found in edible gummies, topical creams, capsules, tinctures, and lube. Yup. That’s right even lube. It’s becoming more common that massage oil will contain a little CBD to really emphasize the relaxation effects. Raylynn Branes, a senior majoring in personal financial planning says, “I like to use CBD tea tinctures when I am feeling overwhelmed or stressed.” Adding, “As a working college student, sometimes the tasks at hand can cause me to hold tension in my body. CBD releases that tension without having any effects that impair my ability to have a productive day.

What Other Uses Are There? CBD is not only used medically, but it is also used recreationally. If CBD doesn’t get you high then how is it used recreationally? Combining the relaxation effects of CBD with the psychoactive effects of THC is an example of a 1:1 ratio product. A 1:1 means it has the same amount of THC and CBD. Lucas Tran, a junior, majoring in construction management says, “my favorite CBD edible has to be 1:1 peach rings, they taste great and tend to feel like they hit harder than most edibles because of the entourage effect they provide”.

CBD can help my dog? Yes! Kittitas County’s leading dispensary, Fire House has experienced numerous accounts of satisfied customers using CBD products for their pets. Many pet owners come in looking for a solution to help dogs with crippling arthritis, separation anxiety or traveling for purposes. What better solution than a bacon-flavored tincture for your companion! Jewelien McClure, a senior, majoring in communication studies says, “CBD tinctures help my dog stay calm when traveling back home to see family, makes long drives a lot more enjoyable.”

What Do Locals Say About CBD Products? Johnny McDavid a local budtender at Fire House in Ellensburg says, “One of my favorite CBD products is the CBD transdermal gel from Mary’s. Not only did it help me deal with pain from shingles when I got that a couple of years back but it also helps me manage anxiety.” Adding in, “That product, in particular, works well because they have a patented the delivery system allowing it to get in your bloodstream much more efficiently. I also like CBD topicals, because they help with my back spasms and my bad neck. CBD topicals also allowed me to experience relief without catching a buzz which is convenient.” Emily Russell a CWU Alumnus and budtender at Fire House explains what her favorite CBD products are saying, “My favorite CBD products are typically edibles and vape pens because they give me the best body high compared to standard bud. Tinctures are also a great option for people who aren’t interested in smoking.” She then explains, “I have a brain disorder called Multiple Sclerosis, and my very worst days have been combated with CBD and THC. I highly recommend CBD to students or anyone who has anxiety or physical pain.”


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From the beehive hairstyle of the sixties to the angsty grunge of the nineties, fashion has been known to define a decade. It resembles what was going on during that time and drastically affected the way people dress. To quote Coco Chanel, “Fashion changes, but style endures.�

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The 1960s were known as the rebellion era or the hippie movement, according to History’s website. Young adults had grown to be disgusted with wars and what was left behind from the 1950s. Since the white-picket-fence, typical American family dream was not a desire anymore, the baby boomers rebelled against this traditional lifestyle and began placing an emphasis on peace and happiness. This rebellion influenced the way people dressed during this time. From bright colors, big hair and showing more leg, many famous celebrities from the sixties also influenced what people wore during this time. Twiggy, for example, made popular the pixie crop hairstyle, according to Marie Claire.

1960s

1970s The 1970s were known for the emergence of disco. Being that there was a new emphasis on having fun, according to History, disco clubs began to form everywhere throughout the course of the ‘70s. The emergence of disco music popularized clothes with fabrics that could shine under the bright, colorful lights. Materials like rayon and polyester became staples in clothing production because they are lightweight, which is easier to move around in, according to Smooth Radio. Major fashion influences of the ‘70s included Fleetwood Mac’s frontwoman Stevie Nicks; her eclectic look consisted of denim, lace and fringed shawls which became a huge demand for young women at the time, according to Smooth Radio. “Stevie Nicks was definitely my fashion icon during my youth in the ‘70s,” says sophomore Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising major Lorraine Olson. “Fleetwood Mac is definitely one of my favorite bands, so when I see my daughter dress that way, it always brings me back to that time.”

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The hip-hop genre emerged in the early 1970s out of the Bronx, N.Y., according to Complex Magazine. By the 1980s, according to Billboard, rappers like Grandmaster Flash, NWA and RUN DMC dominated the music charts. For people who had grown tired of commercial disco music, the birth of rap gave music listeners at this time a different sound. Streetwear became a very popular trend during this time, consisting of track suits, bucket hats, leggings, oversized wrist watches and long, gold chains wrapped around the neck, according to Huck Magazine. Similarly, four-finger rings made their debut into the fashion scene in the eighties. Rappers like LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick and Biz Markie were a heavy influence on this fashion era, according to Huck Magazine. “The emergence of hip-hop defined not only music of the ‘80s, but fashion as well,” says Devante Reynolds, a senior music major. “So much of that streetwear style is still so popular today.”

1980s

1990s Grunge music began to emerge during the mid-1980s out of Seattle, Wash., according to Alternative Press. Sub Pop Records became the pioneer for the Seattle grunge music scene, according to History. With Kurt Cobain’s screams on “Nevermind” to the Layne Staley’s vocals on Alice in Chains’ “Dirt,” this new type of rock music spoke to an audience of kids who have perpetually felt like an outcast in society, according to History. The emergence of grunge music heavily influenced how people dressed in the ‘90s. Gone are the days of flashy clothes, the nineties fashion consisted of more durable clothes at a cheaper price. The anti-conformist approach to fashion consisted of loose t-shirts, mom jeans, band shirts, ripped jeans and Doc Martens. Sustainability and the use of recycled textiles were a huge part of the materials used during this decade, according to History. “[The] 1990s made fast-fashion stores not popular,” says junior Music major George Peterson. “Second-hand stores became incredibly popular during this time.”

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2000s Post-20th century fashion included a mix of ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s fashion, according to History. Globalization that emerged in the 2000s played a big role in the fashion trends throughout this decade, gaining influence from the Middle East and Asia with European and American fashion. Geek chic, emo and hip-hop fashion dominated the 2000s, according to Cosmopolitan. Halter tops, glittery makeup, bedazzled jeans, choker necklaces, gaucho pants and studded belts are among the many fashion trends that dominated the 2000s, according to Marie Claire. Hair styles consisted mainly of spiked hair and distinct highlights. By the mid-2000s, skinny jeans made their debut and became a staple for everyone’s wardrobe. Skechers shoes were made popular by many celebrities like Britney Spears. Other celebrity fashion icons in the 2000s included the Hilton sisters, Beyonce, Sarah Jessica Parker and the Olsen twins, according to Cosmopolitan.

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2010s 21st-century fashion by the second decade is known for the emergence of hipster fashion, which is a mix between 1960s fashion and elements of 1970s garage rock style, according to Slate. With some influences from fashion of the 2000s, 2010s fashion consisted of slightly more formal styles with an emphasis on tighter-fitting, sleeker and simpler clothing, according to Who What Wear. Macklemore made the undercut hairstyle popular in 2013, which has so far lasted throughout the rest of the decade. Along with celebrities making iconic fashion statements that heavily influenced the fashion of the 2010s, political movements influenced a lot of fashion trends during the later half of the 2010s fashion, according to Slate. When Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, it sparked activist movements like #MeToo and Time’s Up. The #MeToo movement shined light upon women and men who have dealt with sexual harassment in their personal and work life, according to Time Magazine, while Time’s Up discussed the gender pay gap in the workplace. These types of movements influenced fashion. When a 2005 audio clip of Donald Trump saying, “Grab [women] by the pussy” was leaked, it sparked an outrage, according to the New York Times, and thus the ‘Pussy Hat’ was born. During marches post-presidential election, news channels displayed a sea of pink pussy hats, which were made to mock President Trump, according to History.

Fashion is an ever-evolving art form, both affected by the world around it and vice-versa. Only time will tell

what we’ll all be wearing next.


A) The beehive B) The fro C) Big hair with mousse D) Crimped waves E) As straight as possible

Your go-to accessory might be: A) Peace sign earrings B) Leg warmers C) Bangle bracelets D) A chain wallet E) A mood ring

In a rush out the door, what shoes do you throw on? A) Go-go boots B) Birkenstocks C) Huaraches D) Doc Martens E) Uggs

You aren’t afraid to wear: A) Paisley print B) Leotards C) Shoulder pads D) Overalls E) Low rise pants

Your inspiration comes from : A) Janis Joplin

B) Olivia Newton-Joh C) Madonna D) Gwen Stefani E) Britney Spears

Each question is worth one point!

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If you picked mostly A, your fashion sense relates the most to the 60s! You are a groovy soul! You don’t let society’s standards define who you are and what you wear.

Your favorite hairstyle is:

Tally up your scores!

If you picked mostly B, your fashion sense relates the most to the 70s! More ref ined and tame, unisex clothing is all the rage in your closet.

A) Pastels B) Earth Tones C) Neon D) Softer shades E) Whatever goes with jeans

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If you picked mostly C, your fashion sense relates the most to the 80s! Funky fresh is your style of choice! You like to push boundaries and show off your creativity through your clothes.

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Curious to find out which decade your clothing choices are similar to?

If you picked mostly D, your fashion sense relates the most to the 90s! Comfort and minimalistic attitudes radiate from your outfits.

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The hippie dippie 60s, groovy 70s, eccentric 80s, too cool to care 90s, and wild 2000s have all encompassed significant fashion statements in history.

If you picked mostly E, your fashion sense relates the most to the early 2000s! The idea of vintage inspires you. Small pieces of the past may be seen in modern accents in your clothing.

What Fashion Decade do You Belong in?

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One of Many

After her appearance on Dr. Phil, Bregoli’s line, “Catch me outside, how ‘bout dat?” became a viral meme. From there, Bregoli released her own merchandise referencing her new catchphrase, most of which has sold out, according to BBC. In 2017, according to MTV News, she was nominated for an MTV Movie & TV Award in the “Trending” category. “If you’re a public figure, you definitely have to watch what you do and say ... because everybody’s watching you in this interconnected digital media age,” says Jordan Wilson, a sophomore film major and media consumer. “One wrong thing you say could mess you up for life or destroy your career.” While this is true in some cases, Bregoli’s words brought her success. Not only has she released numerous singles, a mixtape and has performed on tour, she is the youngest female to ever land a debut single on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, according to BBC, with “These Heaux” reaching 77.

“Most do it because they feel ‘cool’ and it all comes down to societal pressures and feeling like you need to ‘fit in.’” -Daisy Meza

“She kind of just piggybacked off her fame from a meme to try and translate it into an actual career,” says Wilson. “It seems like it’s working for her, but I personally don’t think that’s really the best way to go about it.” Daisy Meza, a 20-year-old Bhad Bhabie fan from Cheney, Wash., agrees. “It’s very unfortunate because I feel like the younger generation is learning from [her behavior] and don’t seem to have the same respect for others as the other generations were taught,” she says. “Most do it because they feel ‘cool’ and it all comes down to societal pressures and feeling like you need to ‘fit in.’” Meza adds, though, that she still loves Bregoli. “She’s honest

about how she feels about a certain situation,” she explains. “For example, if there’s drama between her and another artist, she will say that she doesn’t have time for their games and won’t pay them any attention and feed into the drama.” Bregoli is just the start of many people who are gaining notoriety for their public image or content, largely due to social media and YouTube. “Because that’s an all-access platform, it has given more people the opportunity to become well-known,” says Hoover. “Now, how long that attention will last probably depends on how they parlay that into other types of exposure.” SPRING 2019 | ISSUE TWO

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The Big Leagues

Arguably, one of the best examples of turning a scandal into an entire career lies in the Kardashian enterprise. While the Kardashian name was placed on the map during the O.J. Simpson trial, during which Robert Kardashian, Sr. defended the football player. The Kardashian family’s mega-fame seems to have stemmed from a singular event that evolved into a franchise of reality shows, a variety of brands and a media saturated with all things Kardashian. In 2007, a sex tape involving Kim Kardashian and musician, Ray J was leaked to the public, according to Extra. Months later, the first episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” premiered on E! Network, which focused on the aftermath of the leak. The show found immediate success, according to People, and soon became E!’s top-rated series. “She became a personality by ... letting that exposure work for her,” says Hoover. “As a result, her family parlayed that into a reality show which people were fascinated by.”

“She’s an evil genius.” -Sabryna Lincoln

Today, KUWTK is in its 16th season and has produced several spin-off series, according to IMDb. But Kim Kardashian didn’t do all the work herself. Her mother and manager (or ‘momager’), Kris Jenner, is well-known for her ability to mold any situation into more publicity. “She’s an evil genius,” says Sabryna Lincoln, a 21-year-old Kardashian fan from Vancouver, Wash. “She’s just smart by using her daughters to make money. She saw an opportunity and took [it].” KUWTK garners viewership in the millions, according to Entertainment Weekly. Whether many of its viewers will admit it or not, the ups and downs of this family serve as a sort of simple entertainment. “I believe we would much rather watch [or] read about something we find amusing than

face [what is going on] with the world such as wars, poverty, etc.,” says Meza. The media’s seeming obsession with the Kardashians isn’t without consequence, though. “I think it has been destructive in certain respects to healthy dialogue in this country,” says Hoover, “because there’s too much focus on sensationalism, and not enough focus on things that really make a difference in people’s lives.” Hoover adds that the increased interest in the lives of this family further breaks down the barrier between public and personal life. “Historically speaking, there is a lot more focus on the private lives of well-known people than there used to be,” she says. “It used to be that certain things just were not discussed in the media, and that barrier has fallen. So, everything’s fair game now.”

“The modern-day ideas of celebrity, of brands, of marketing, the way that we think about influence—this was all invented by Paris Hilton.” -Josh Ostrovsky

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The One Who Started It All

In the modern age, this phenomenon can be attributed to one person—Paris Hilton. Hilton grew from a young heiress-turned-socialite to a reality TV personality and media sensation after being cast in the Fox reality series “The Simple Life” and, at the same time, the star of her own leaked sex tape with her ex-boyfriend, according to the Netflix documentary “The American Meme,” which follows the careers of internet and social media celebrities. “[Hilton] set the precedent for everyone who exists in this internet likes-driven world,” said Josh Ostrovsky, also known as The Fat Jew, in the documentary. “The modern-day ideas of celebrity, of brands, of marketing, the way that we think about influence—this was all invented by Paris Hilton.” Hilton’s fame preceded social media and the multitude of platforms on which people can upload their own content. Her career was built on keeping herself in the public eye through TV and film appearances as well as ad campaigns—most notably,

“A lot of these kids are starting so young that they don’t even know so many things that are going to haunt them later in life,” she said. “They don’t realize that something they do right now is going to be out forever.” -Paris Hilton her risqué Carl’s Jr. commercial in 2005, which was deemed “too hot for TV,” according to “The American Meme.” “I … knew I could parlay that into a huge business and a brand,” said Hilton in the Netflix documentary. Looking back at her career, though, Hilton said she worries for the younger generation whose words and actions are seen by the world today. “A lot of these kids are starting so young that they don’t even know so many things that are going to haunt them later in life,” she said. “They don’t realize that something they do right now is going to be out forever.” That doesn’t change the fact that in today’s ‘influencer’ cul-

ture, a social media following can turn your average Joe into a celebrity overnight. “Now, everybody can be in the public eye; it just depends for how long,” says Wilson. “You could be an internet sensation for a couple months and then nobody remembers you, or you could be something everybody remembers for the next decade.” Matthew Felker, who gained notoriety for his appearance in Britney Spears’ “Toxic” music video, summed it up in “The American Meme”—fame is no longer a distant dream. “You go to school and you ask a bunch of kids, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’” he said. “They’re all going to say, ‘Famous,’ like it’s a job.”

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