LETTER FROM THE EDITOR An odyssey can be defined as a journey full of adventures. I can say fully that DAMchic has absolutely fulfilled that title during the term we just had. Our journey began with the conclusion of our last issue, Le Dramatique, when our lovely executive team took a bow, and moved on to their own odysseys. For me it was especially hard to say goodbye to a good mentor, and DAMchic’s founder, Keith Nishida who so graciously left me with his beloved project. Also, my teacher in all of this, the amazing Katie Sherpe, who showed me the ropes, and gave me the self-confidence I needed to start my personal journey with DAMchic. This term our magazine introduced a brand new executive team, an almost entirely new staff and our new lovely and accomplished faculty advisor, Allison Ramsing. We all worked really hard together to try new things and build upon our already great foundations. This is why there was no better fitting name for our Winter 2015 issue than NORDIC ODYSSEY. I love this issue because I am partial to the winter weather. The way I feel when I am wrapped up in a big sweater is indescribable. What I love more is seeing how other students dress up their winter fashions. I’ve seen many things on this campus, from dressed up yoga wear, to full on snow gear, but that is what’s so great about style: you choose where to take it. This year, we wanted to focus more on putting color and pattern into our winter content to further our students’ winter style exploration. With this new year, we wanted to take our readers to unexplored territory. I, as new pg. 02
photography SONYA TEMPLETON
Editor in Chief, would like to guide you, a reader, with fresh eyes to some of our destinations. We started our journey with Health and Fitness, where we traveled up to Mount Bachelor to feature skiing and snowboarding as great alternative workouts. We put a Northwest spin on Nordic European street style, and experimented with new patterns and textures. We then made a trek to the Oregon Coast to Thor’s Well, to capture a very modern take on dressing warmly. Are you feeling adventurous? Wander off the beaten path with one of our new trends. Or maybe you’re about to graduate, then read up on living tiny, a bold lifestyle that is a big adventure with little spending. While there is still much more to explore in our magazine, you may be feeling ready to snuggle up, look at our interiors section and warm up with The Hearth for an example on how to warm up your interiors. Delve into our other exciting articles. I would love to go into more detail about how much work went into this issue and how incredibly proud I am of our new staff, but I’ll let our magazine do the talking. I welcome you to our Winter 2015 issue, NORDIC ODYSSEY. ELIOT FRACK EDITOR IN CHIEF
photography ALEX DEUEL
GLOBAL P. 06 INTERIORS P. 08 BEauty P. 12 HEALTH & FITNESS P. 16
Trends P. 24 FASHION P. 34 EDITORIALS P. 46 CONTRIBUTORS P. 70
NORDIC ODYSSEY EDITOR IN CHIEF ELIOT FRACK
CREATIVE DIRECTOR BROOKLYN COCHRAN FASHION DIRECTOR WHITNEY GRETHER FASHION MARKET & ACCESSORIES DIRECTOR HALEY PRICE ART DIRECTOR JOHN CONNER PRODUCTION DIRECTOR CHRISSY WALTER BUSINESS DIRECTOR KENDALL BRITTAN WEB DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR PHOEBE CHIN EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT CHELSEA EISENBERG
FACULTY ADVISOR ALLISON RAMSING
ASSISTANT CREATIVE DIRECTOR KATIE WARREN ASSISTANT FASHION MARKET & ACCESSORIES DIRECTOR KELSEY CARTWRIGHT ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR JESSICA HUMPHREY ASSISTANT PRODUCTION DIRECTOR ALEIGHA MATTISON
WOMEN’S FASHION EDITOR KATIE NOLAN MEN’S FASHION EDITOR MCKINLEIGH CRANDALL BEAUTY EDITOR SOFIYA POPOVA HEALTH AND FITNESS EDITOR ALEX DEUEL INTERIORS EDITOR SERENA TUCKER GLOBAL MARKET CORRESPONDENT JESSICA BARZLER STREET STYLE EDITORS MEAGAN AMOS, JYSSICA YELAS
CONTRIBUTORS CLAIRE BRUNCKE, MEIQI FAN, BROOKE MODRELL FASHION MARKET TECH. & INNOV. CORRESPONDENT RACHElLE EIDE
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NORTHERN LIGHTS by JESSICA BARZLER
Toxic colors. Neon skies. Curtains of colored light visible in the night sky. The northern lights, officially known as the aurora borealis, are one of the most breathtaking views on our planet. Their beauty is so astonishing that it can hardly be put into words. Many artists have captured their beauty through other mediums such as photography, pastels, pencils and even fashion. English fashion designer Matthew Williamson unveiled his Winter 2013 collection at London Fashion Week. In an interview with Reuters, Williamson said he â€œwas inspired by the idea of an English Rose, that kind of quintessentially British girl, and I wanted her to take a journey to the Northern Lights, where I saw these toxic colors and amazing neon skies.â€? pg. 06
Another fashion designer, Fleur Wood, prides herself on intimate and delicate garments. This designer has constructed a strong profile within the Australian Fashion Industry and has been featured regularly in Australian Fashion Week. Wood has a passion for capturing the vibrant colors of the northern lights while remaining whimsical and soft.
Tamar Widerâ€™s Spring 2014 collection was also inspired by the northern lights. This designer takes a different approach to her designs by using the exotic colors in her jewelry. Widerâ€™s northern lights collection includes unique pieces such as shooting star wrist cuffs, chunky light tower earrings and a variety of silver pendants.
HEARTH by SERENA TUCKER
photography HALIE SUTTON
Furniture: Austin Hall Lantern / White Faux Fur Rug: IKEA Reindeer / Rug / Candle Holder / Quote Sign / Joy Vase: T.J. Maxx Basket: Crate and Barrel Mug: Target Decorative Tray: HomeGoods
Sweater: The Alley Socks: American Apparel Menâ€™s sweater: The Alley
DINNER PARTY by SERENA TUCKER
photography HALIE SUTTON
Table: Austin Hall Tablecloth: T.J. Maxx Chairs / Faux Fur / Candles: IKEA Silverware: Wallace Napkins: Bed Bath and Beyond Plates: Crate and Barrel Glasses: Mikasa Flowers: Trader Joeâ€™s Pinecones: Jo-Annâ€™s
There are many easy, cheap and creative ways to make name card placements. Pinecones are readily available. You can go grab some outside, or buy them from a local craft store. All you need to do is to add some glitter or paint to the pinecones, and make nice name card place settings. This instantly adds winter charm to a plain table setting.
FRIGID by SOFIYA POPOVA
photography MOATSEM ALISMAILI & CONNOR STOMBAUGH
Such raw and terrifying beauty can only be found in the wilderness. We welcome you to join us on this adventure and see for yourself.
All clothing handmade by family of editor.
ALT W AN
by ALEX DEUEL
A WORKOUT AND YOU DIDN’T EVEN NOTICE
photography ALEX DEUEL
As the winter months come around, we tend to abandon our regular workout routines in fear of freezing on our way to the gym. It rains a little harder, the skies are a bit gloomier and the air is more crisp than usual, but don’t let these winter elements discourage you from staying healthy and active. Instead of running from the cold, embrace it. One way to do that is to head to the mountains. It’s no wonder that with more media attention than ever, snow sports have become so popular in our culture. Not only are these sports fun, but they push our bodies and provide killer workouts without us even realizing it. Whether you prefer skis, boards or even snowshoes, these sports are sure to keep your muscles working all winter long.
Goggles: Arnette Beanie, Mittens, Jacket, Pants: Saga Outerwear Skis: Sir Francis Bacon - Line Skis
Goggles: Arnette Beanie, Flannel: Saga Outerwear Board: GNU
We’ve all experienced it: putting on our favorite outfit and finding a look that makes you look fly and gives you confidence. Whether it’s on a date or at the gym, that outfit might just give you the small bump of confidence you needed. Same goes for on the mountain. Wear gear that is not only designed for those hard riding days, but gear that gives you the extra bit of confidence to push yourself. Even if
pushing yourself results in a major fail… at least you’ve failed in style. Style: you can define it by the way you hold yourself while riding, how you perform a move or simply how you gear up on the hill. Whatever you choose, choose products that meet your style guidelines as well as your performance level. Bluebird day or knee deep powder, this gear is guaranteed to perform and match your needs.
DON’T BE A GAPER
FUEL UP Say no to that ever so temping lodge cafeteria and say hello to healthy, energy giving, perfect for the mountain snacks. Lodge food can drag you down and bring on the pounds. Packing your own lunches and snacks for your day on the hill is the key to riding longer, staying fit, and eating delicious food. Pick crush-proof foods or pack them in Tupperware containers and save at the bank.
CORE FREERIDE SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB WHO:
Core Freeride is Oregon State University’s goto club for all things adventure. With skiing and snowboarding as their main focus, members can benefit from some hefty perks and get to know some riders around campus. Brand discounts, movie premiers and members-only road trips are just a few of the rewards of being a member. Whether you’re just starting out, or are a seasoned rider, Core Freeride might just be the place for you. Interested? Email email@example.com. WHERE:
Just 150 miles east of Corvallis, you’ll find Oregon’s sweet spot for perfect snow and a perfect time. With 3,700 acres to explore at Mt. Bachelor, you guarantee yourself not only a good time, but plenty of space and time to work yourself.
PEAK SPORTS SKI BUS & CORE FREERIDE MOUNTAIN CARPOOL HOW:
Afraid to trek across the often snowy pass to the mountain? Without a car? Peak Sports and Core Freeride have you covered. Peak Sports in downtown Corvallis offers weekend ski bus trips with a ticket included, allowing you to get out of town and get your workout in on the mountain. Already have a pass, want to stay longer than a day and maybe go with some friends? This is where Core Freeride Mountain Carpool comes in. With sign-ups on their site and through Facebook, you’re able to coordinate rides with friends and save a buck or two by carpooling. WHEN:
NOVEMBER 24 - APRIL
Winter to spring term, this outdoor “gym” is all yours.
by WHITNEY GRETHER
photography HALIE SUTTON
Turtlenecks are back this season and chicer than ever before. The loose draping around the neck is a demure touch to any dayâ€™s outfit. pg. 24
If faux fur isnâ€™t your thing, try shearling as an alternative. This trend is everywhere this season. Go subtle with shearling on the trim of the jacket, or go bold with a full shearling coat.
Spice up your evening looks and go bold with a jumpsuit. Freshen up this staple piece with cutouts, mesh inserts or even sequins.
COLOR COMPLEXION BORDEAUX: Bordeaux is a rich deep red, with blue undertones that create a luxurious wine inspired hue. This sensual color has been featured in collections such as Valentino and Atelier Versace. From evening gowns to coats, sweaters, shoes and pantsuits, bordeaux has become a runway staple making it our favorite winter color. STYLING: Bordeaux pairs nicely with cream and grey shades, but for a striking match, pair your bordeaux essentials with blush, sage, stone blue and aegean hued accessories or garments. Because bordeaux has undertones of blue, colors with a similar undertone will match seamlessly. These stunning pairings create an on-trend look for the winter season.
FROM NORDIC EUROPE TO THE
NORTHWEST by MEAGAN AMOS
photography JAKE CHAMSEDDINE
All clothing are the models’ own unless noted.
Jacket, Scarf: The Alley Jeans: Modelâ€™s own
Sweater: Second Glance Scarf: Editorâ€™s closet
From furs to snowflake patterns, Nordic European clothing continues to have traditional, cultural and regional elements in its winter attire. These elements have made their way to the States in the form of knit sweaters, flannels, chunky scarves and even reindeer patterned apparel. Like in Iceland and Norway, layering is essential in the Pacific Northwest. Adding elements of Nordic style to your winter wardrobe can put a spin on an everyday outfit.
STREET STYLE: ITALIA
WHEN IN ITALY street style report: florence
by JYSSICA YELAS
photography JYSSICA YELAS
When one has the chance to forget all things familiar and live on the other side of the world for a few months, you can bet things are going to change - personal style included. A few other DHE students and I have just returned from studying abroad at Academia Italiana, and we all agreed: the street style in Florence does not disappoint. Look for yourself.
THE KEY PIECES A pop of red
Faux fur jacket
COME UN ITALIANO (like an Italian)
WINTER IS COMING by KATIE NOLAN
photography TERESA YOSHIURA
As temperatures drop, layers increase. Instead of mimicking the abominable snowman, layer wisely and keep your curves in mind. This season, a forecast of mixing textures is expected. These could be furs and metallic, or knits and leather, with neutrals and pops of pastels. Make like a Stark and get ready, because winter is coming.
Sweater: Second Glance Shoes: Maurices Facing, Bottom Right: Left: Sweater, Fur Jacket, Gloves: Second Glance Right: Top: Maurices Fur Jacket, Gloves: Second Glance
Leather Jacket: Maurices Gloves: Second Glance
Left: Coat, Gloves, Shoes: Second Glance Hat: Maurices Right: Coat, Gloves: Second Glance Shoes, Scarf, Hat: Maurices
Left: Top: Maurices Jacket, Gloves: Second Glance Right: Sweater, Gloves: Second Glance Shoes: Maurices
Left: Scarf: H&M Jacket: Target Pants: ASOS Right: Jacket: Nordstrom Dress: Free People
WRAPPED UP FOR
WINTER by MCKINLEIGH CRANDALL
photography RACHAEL MEADER
The best thing about winter fashion is being able to wrap yourself in the seasonâ€™s chicest trends while still staying warm and cozy. A classic chunky scarf will always be trendy in winter, but this season, the classic scarf is becoming more dramatic. The easiest and hottest way to update your winter wardrobe this season is with a blanket scarf. This scarf has graced the runways of top designers everywhere from Burberry Prorsum to Louis Vuitton. The blanket scarf is very large, similar in size to a blanket or poncho. It can be easily be draped across your shoulders or wrapped snugly around your neck for an effortlessly chic look that will keep you shielded from the winter bite. For a more dramatic take on this super-sized trend, artfully hang the blanket scarf off one side of your body and belt it at the waist.
Left: Sweater: H&M Skirt: Free People Necklace: Nordstrom Right: Scarf, Sweater: H&M Button up: Topshop Pants: ASOS
Scarf: Forever21 Sweater: H&M Pants: ASOS Boots: modelâ€™s own
If you aren’t comfortable wearing the blanket trend yet, but want a winter wardrobe update, a traditional scarf is a good way to test the waters before trying such a bold trend. Both trends are great because they pull together any outfit while staying effortless and adding whimsy. Try buying a scarf in a trendy color or pattern (or combination of the two) to liven up the dreary backdrop of the Northwest’s winter weather. Editor’s tip: Don’t limit yourself to just shopping in the men’s section, the women’s department is full of gender-neutral scarves. The blanket scarf featured was found in the women’s section at H&M.
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by KENDALL BRITTAN, HALEY PRICE & CHRISSY WALTER
photography RACHAEL MEADER
All clothing from the editors’ closet.
by BROOKYLN COCHRAN, ELIOT FRACK & WHITNEY GRETHER photography RACHAEL MEADER All clothing from Lulus.com, crowns crafted by editors, veil by Eliot Frack
by PHOEBE CHIN, JOHN CONNER & CHELSEA EISENBERG pg. 62
photography EVERETT BOUWER
Sweater, scarf: The Alley
Coat, sweater, scarf: The Alley
Coat: Second Glance Top, leggings: Modelâ€™s own
All clothes modelâ€™s own
for young people, living small is the next big thing
THE TINY TREND OF
MINIMALISTIC LIVING by CLAIRE BRUNCKE
Coming home from a blustery day to a warm wood stove heating your whole house, and all the things you need for dinner in your kitchen, is the dream. Four steps within the door you’ve turned the teakettle on, hung your coat and opened the blinds, all without effort. Simply because your home, your tiny home, is only 148 square feet, and because easy living is at the top of your priority list. After four years of college, 70% of young Americans will graduate with nearly $30,000 in college debt, and won’t be able to afford a mortgage. According to the Bureau of Fiscal Services and the US Department of the Treasury, a mortgage is the only type of personal debt that is currently more than student loans. So instead of increasing your debt postcollege, you took the simple route. You downsized and you followed the trend of many other 18-30 year-olds; you went tiny. According to Tumbleweed, a Tiny House Company based out of Sonoma California, 18-30 year-olds make up the largest percentage of its customers, and for different reasons than their
other two high demand age groups, 30-60 and 60+. Ross Beck, Customer Service Manager for Tumbleweed, said that “the college age group is coming at tiny houses with a different perspective.” A perspective that is rooted in the fact that the current college generation will graduate with the highest college debt of any generation, only to be faced with the highest unemployment rates. With limited affordable housing options, they’ve stared to downsize, and create a more sustainable life: both financially and environmentally. As you flip up your table to sit down for dinner you remember building that table, just like the rest of your tiny house, which cost $23,000, and took six months to complete. Throughout the process, you had a network of other tiny house builders who offered guidance and support. Like many other young tiny house owners these days, you focued on quality over quantity. You remember the moment you realized there was no reason to have three of anything. You could have one of something that was durable and beautiful for the same price. continued on page 72
At your Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop, you met other young people, quickly formed a Facebook group with them, and your post-college network of friends grew instantly. Beck notes that many young people do exactly what you did, and that young builders are creating a “share and swap” mentality quickly within these workshops. As the tiny house movement has grown, so has the need for education on how to build and live tiny. In the last year Tumbleweed hosted 30 workshops with over 80 people in attendance at each, which is a dramatic increase from years prior. The largest age group attending these workshops is 18-30 year-olds. When you first graduated, and knew you needed to downsize, you were sure you could minimalize, but it took some time before “tiny” was the movement you were comfortable with. Tiny houses, between 100-400 square feet, challenge you to think of every item in relation to purpose and intentionality. The energy efficiency of living so small saves you money each month, and the mobility of
your home, which is built on wheels due to building codes in most states, helps you feel less tied down. Adventure and exploration, two things you value the most, were missing in the college classroom the last four years, but are ever present in your life now. The money saved through living small has helped you save for your next grand voyage. You spend less time cleaning, simply from having less space to clean, and this new found free time has helped you find passions in life. With an estimated one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions coming from buildings, you feel you’re doing your part by cutting back on your home’s energy output. The teakettle whistles as you’re finishing reading today’s paper, and you get up to turn it off. You grab a mug from the rack above, and a teabag from the windowsill in front of you. You look outside as the leaves fall off the trees, and you can feel the warmth of your wood stove, warming you from around the corner of your tiny home. Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. tumbleweedhouses.com
IT’S NOT JUST YOU AGAINST THE WORLD by KATIE WARREN
photography THERESA YOSHIURA
I think anyone who is a parent, or spends a large amount of time with children, knows that it’s a lot of work. I’ve heard the phrase “it takes a village to raise a child,” and I couldn’t agree more. Last fall term, I came to an emotional and physical halt as a parent and student. I was taking 16 credits, commuting from Eugene to Corvallis every day and coming home to be a mom. My nights consisted of cartoons, dinner and cleaning up the house, followed by a full three to four hours of homework after my daughter’s bed time. I remember thinking, “if I can just get through this week I will be able to do this.” There have been so many times of weakness for me, battling my ability to be both a focused and persistent student, and a comforting and patient mom. Sometimes I feel I fail at both, getting impatient and angry with my daughter, missing a school deadline or not being able to study for exams efficiently. My plate is always overflowing; the absolute best I can do is manage my time well, and appreciate all the little moments I have with my daughter. My experience as an Oregon State University student and parent has been positive, yet challenging. I have a three-year-old daughter, named Maci, who has been by my side on the journey to gain my bachelor’s degree in apparel design. I am currently a senior at OSU, but it wasn’t until about six months into my studies that I realized there are so many resources for students with children on campus. continued on page 74
I had quite a shocked response when I realized there was free childcare available in both Dixon and the Valley Library. The centers are called Our Little Village Child Care centers and they provide three hours of free childcare for students who need time for homework or exercise. Since I’ve heard of Our Little Village, my daughter has attended so that I could study, take finals, meet with teachers and exercise. In addition, just last year I found out that OSU offers childcare subsidies to help students tackle the costs associated with childcare. They offer these subsidies every term to students who are currently enrolled and can report a source of income. I’ve received benefits from them, and they have taken a huge load off my shoulders. To apply, you can sign up for their web mail and receive alerts, or you can go directly into their office in Snell Hall, room 156, to find information about due dates and when future applications will be posted. Living on a student budget and managing the stresses of being a mom is hard enough, and I really feel like Childcare and Family Resources understands that. They also offer fun events for parents and their kids during the year on campus, such as the Children’s Holiday Party and weekday craft events. In the midst of all of this, I also have to remind myself how much all my efforts will pay off in the long run, especially when I walk across the stage at the commencement ceremony this year. Overall, being a student at OSU makes those really hard days just a tiny bit easier. I think the key to successful parenting is being able to provide undivided attention, and have patience with your child, but when I can’t do that because of coursework, I’m glad I have my campus to support me. When I graduate this spring, I’ll not only be proud of myself, but also so thankful for all the support I’ve received from family, friends and Oregon State University.
LACROSSE CLUB by ELIOT FRACK
photography SONYA TEMPLETON & CONNOR STOMBAUGH
Many students may not know that other than football, soccer or gymnastics, there are many other sports at OSU that students can participate in at the club level. For this term’s club spotlight, I sat down with the Lacrosse Club’s Coach Melissa Aukerman, President Katie Klein and Vice President Brianna Goodwin. They gave me insight on everything, from how to get started as a member, to what it means to be a member of the team and how students can go out and support their team and fellow classmates!
to basketball in terms of blocks, charges and picks, and the flow of offense and defense.
Eliot Frack: How would you explain lacrosse to someone who isn’t familiar with the sport? Melissa Aukerman: Women’s lacrosse is a cross between ice hockey, basketball and soccer. It’s on a field about the same size as soccer, and the flow of the game is pretty similar. The movement of the ball is really similar to ice hockey, the way you move the puck up the ice, and the rules are very similar
EF: What does being the president of the lacrosse team entail? KK: A lot of different things. I mainly do a lot of work with the league, so coordinating the games with the other teams in our league, and we had a lot of league conflicts this year, so working that out, and working really closely with our other officers. Thank goodness I have five other ones to help me keep on track.
EF: How long have you been a coach for lacrosse? MA: More than fifteen years. Katie Klein: And before that she was playing. EF: How long have you been playing for? MA: I’ve been playing for 34 years. EF: And have you only coached at the club level? MA: I have coached at the club level, the high school, the youth level, and the middle school level and collegiate.
EF: Where are most of the opponent’s from/ what league is the team in?
KK: We are in the NWWLL. Brianna Goodwin: So, the Northwest Women’s Lacrosse League. KK: And just this year we had two D2 leagues come up to D1, so now we have six teams in the league, last year we had four. So this year it’s U of O, Western Washington, Gonzaga, University of Portland and University of Washington. So they’re all within the Washington-Oregon range. Part of our league has fifteen other D2 schools, and can reach out into Montana. That would be the farthest from U of O. EF: How long and how hard does the team train for the season? KK: We start practices the second week of fall term, even though it’s our off-season. We cut ours a little bit shorter this term, but we practice all [the way] through, or half of fall term. It just depends on when our “play day” falls, which is just a tournament we have fall term. But we practice three times a week in our off-season, and then four times a week in our on-season which would be winter and spring term, and then we usually have winter workouts and summer workouts. EF: What do you feel is most rewarding about being on/coach of the lacrosse team? MA: For me, the most rewarding thing is giving back to the sport. Most of the really exciting things that have happened in my life have come out of being an athlete, and I always wanted, when I got out and was an adult, [to have] a job [so I] could give back, and give my time freely. I wanted to be able to do that. KK: Definitely just the team aspect, all the friends I’ve made on the team. We’re like a huge family. This is my 3rd year playing, so I’ve known them, and we’ve become really close, and [the fact that] I am able to play with them outside of a school atmosphere, and still be a team, is huge. The camaraderie, the friendships and the challenges and pushing ourselves is something I wouldn’t get in school otherwise.
BG: I want to second that. Like Katie said, we have a really good team chemistry. It’s fun to come out here. We both have roommates on the team, and some of the girls on the team are our best friends from college, and we hope to stay in touch with them after college, so it’s really cool to have that in a sport. EF: How can students get involved in the team? MA: Students can get involved in the club as players; the club is open to all students that would like to be part of the team. Students can get involved in other ways, we have a lot of opportunities to serve as managers, score keepers, statisticians, videographers [and] action photographers. Anyone who is looking for opportunities for resume building, we have a lot of chances for students who want to be involved. EF: So they don’t have to be playing? MA: They don’t. KK: We’d love people who could help out on the field though! EF: Where can students go to watch games and show their support? MA: We play on Student Legacy Park field closest to the Tennis Center, and we host a couple home tournaments a year, and we would love to have students come out and watch. And I believe they can find our schedule on the Dixon Recreation Center website. BG: And on our Facebook page! KK: And this is the first year we will be hosting regionals, or play-offs, for our league. EF: Any other statements about the lacrosse club? MA: I think it would be exciting for the campus to know what a great group of young women they are and how hard they work to represent the school on a national level. Last year we were in the sweet sixteen for US lacrosse, and everyone worked really hard and we had a season that lasted from October to May. We played all year to represent the school and help grow lacrosse on the West Coast. Follow the Lacrosse Club on their season journey on Facebook.
by KRISTY MCINNIS This past term, Weatherford residents enrolled in the Oregon State University class BA-160 explored what it truly means to be beautiful. They did research through a variety of assignments that examined their perception of beauty and how they felt about themselves. After only eight weeks, they planned a fashion show to inform students, faculty and parents about their findings. The first fifty attendants received goodie bags, which were filled with donated items from Tan Republic, Down to Earth Massage and the College of Business at OSU. Starting the show, there were two speakers: Kristy McInnis and Kendall Coushay.
photography CONNOR STOMBAUGH They incorporated a Gossip Girl and Upper East-Side style of clothing, using fall colors with black and gold accents throughout the show. This made it feel more like a collection. As each pair split and confidently walked down opposite sides of the audience, a slideshow projected a word that best fit the models’ personalities (e.g. confident, compassionate, etc.). The show ended with a big round of applause to the models, students of the class and the faculty and staff that helped make the show possible.
To begin the night, they introduced three inspirational videos about how each person is beautiful. Not typical beauty that the media shows, but what is on the inside. An attendee and Oregon State student, Alyssa Becker, commented, “I really enjoyed seeing a diverse group of models that represented many different kinds of beauty. They were all having so much fun with their poses, and I couldn’t help but smile while watching the show.”
TWILIGHT ABYSS by TAYLOR COLLINS, ELLIE MARTIN, KRISTY MCINNIS & ALEXIS RIETZE photography ALYSSA BECKER During the winter it can be difficult to stay both warm and stylish. One might think that the only way to keep the heat in is to wear five layers of clothing, but no need to fear. There is a simple solution: the tailored coat. This type of coat can bring together any outfit and provide warmth at the same time. It is effortless and chic. There are many styles to choose from, but this winter, try to fit the mood of Twilight Abyss. pg. 80
The deep purples, blues and maroons that appear in the vivid sky at evening twilight inspired this look and mood. The colors effortlessly blend together to create a lively kaleidoscopic view. When executed correctly, this outfit can recreate the beautiful palette in a way that is both winter appropriate and strikingly venomous.
The mood of the twilight hour can be incorporated into a look that is simple, yet dark and edgy. A structured navy coat is a head-turner. A loose turtleneck underneath brings more warmth, and complements the darkness of the coat. A pair of dark-washed maroon jeans brings a slight pop of color. When brought together, these three pieces harmonize with each other to create a look that is fierce and flowing. Another important element of this look is the makeup. Keep the overall vampy vibe, and be bold. Wear a dark shade of lipstick that has a slight hue of violet resembling the deep purples in the sky during the twilight hour. Balance out the daring lip by applying a light neutral eye shadow. Then, create some drama by smoking out the shadow ever so slightly. Intricate but bold accessories, like this ear cuff, unite the outfit and create a statement without being too overpowering. Lastly, add a pair of riding boots to formulate a look that reflects the mood of Twilight Abyss.
THE DANGERS OF GLOBAL WARMING
Temperatures are increasing, sea levels are rising, sea ice is melting, patterns are changing, oceans are acidifying and polar bears are dying. These are all important issues because of global warming. What is the cause of global warming and how exactly does it affect our beloved polar bears?
The greenhouse effect is the culprit for the global warming fiasco. It traps the sun’s warmth in Earth’s lower atmosphere, which keeps the Earth’s atmosphere at an average of 59 degrees. However, humans have abused the thin layer of gases that cloak the planet, causing Earth’s atmosphere to get warmer and warmer, changing the climate drastically.
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SAVE A POLAR BEAR
The strength of the greenhouse effect causes Earth to exceed maximal heat production each year. So how is this affecting the scarce polar bear community? The excess heat is warming arctic glaciers, and invading the polar bears’ homes.
Contribute to your ecosystem to save a precious species. Save a polar bear, save a seal, save your ecosystem and save your planet by decreasing your contribution to global warming.
Climate change is a polar bear’s biggest threat in terms of surviving. The decline of sea ice is the most crucial and visible effect produced by global warming. Sea ice melts as the atmosphere overheats, and this is detrimental to many arctic creatures, especially polar bears. Polar bears have evolved to a life on sea ice. The ice serves as a platform to catch seals, and its deterioration compromises their diet. Diminishing sea ice not only leaves polar bears to starve, but leads seals and otters to starve as well.
7 Things You Can Do to Reduce Global Warming: Save a Bear!
Polar bears spend 50% of their life hunting for food, but less than 2% of their hunts are successful. Polar bears need a large amount of fat to survive and depend on ringed and bearded seals to meet their dietary needs. Melted sea ice diminishes the number of seals because they no longer have the necessary platforms to hunt for fish. This results in an inadequate amount of food for polar bears. Polar bears will swim for weeks until coming upon a platform of sea ice, causing them to suffer from malnourishment. Their fat decreases by almost 30% in their quest for food. They become frail and weak, leading to their death. Fortunately, there are ways to replenish the declining polar bear population. By following these easy steps, you can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the air, preventing the Earth’s atmosphere from overheating.
1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Reduce waste by buying products with minimal packaging. This saves about 2,400 lbs of carbon dioxide annually. 2. Use Less Heat and Air Conditioning: Setting your thermostat just 2 degrees lower in winter and higher in the summer can save about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide. 3. Change a Light Bulb: If each family replaced one regular light bulb with a CFL bulb, 90 billion lbs of greenhouse gases would be eliminated. 4. Drive Less & Drive Smart: Save gasoline by walking and cycling when convenient. Every gallon of gasoline you save will keep 20 lbs of carbon dioxide out if the atmosphere. 5. Use Less Hot Water: Buy low-flow showerheads to save hot water and about 350 lbs of carbon dioxide yearly. 6. Use the “Off” Switch: Save electricity and reduce global warming by turning off lights when you leave a room; only use as much light as you need. 7. Encourage Others to Conserve!
2014 is over, but if you missed one of your favorite band’s or artist’s concert last year there is no need to worry. Here is a list of different shows you may want to check out in 2015.
ALTERNATIVE If you like Two Door Cinema Club, go see: Walk the Moon: March 19, 2015 at the Roseland Theatre (Portland, OR). Popular because of their song “Anna Sun,” Walk the Moon is an indie pop band that plays music made for good times. This is the type of concert you would want to go with a bunch of friends if you’re looking to have a dance party. The majority of their songs are a blend of a bouncy fun vibe and elements of rock music. Some songs to check out are: “Jenny” “Shiver Shiver” “Quesadilla” If you like Sam Smith, go see: Hoizer: February 13, 2015 at McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom (Portland, OR). Hoizer just recently got on the scene this past year when he released his EP, Take Me to Church. He takes influences from choral singing to create beautiful harmonies. His songs range from “coffee shop vibes” to “rustic soul feels” that all have blends of blues and R&B. Some songs to check out are: “Someone New” “Like Real People Do” “Work Song”
ALTERNATIVE REGGAE If you like 311, go see: Iration: February 19, 2015 at the Roseland Theatre (Portland, OR). Iration was first formed by a group of musicians from Hawaii. Their music is wonderful for days that you plan on cruising down to the beach with friends. Just like 311, they take the roots of reggae music and mix it with light rock. Their music has island qualities, and is perfect if you’re looking for a “sunshine pick me up.” Some songs to check out are: “Falling” “Time Bomb” “Turn Around”
If you like Slightly Stoopid, go see: Rebelution: March 5, 2015 at McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom (Portland, OR). Rebelution consists of a group of college music students from Santa Barbara. They fuse the roots of reggae with dub, a punk subgenre. Some songs to check out are: “Feeling Alright” “Safe and Sound” “Courage to Grow”
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Hip Hop If you like Pusha T, go see: Wale: January 24, 2015 at the McDonald Theatre (Eugene, OR). If you like rap music, but don’t want something that is very harsh, Wale could be a great pick for you. His most recent album, Gifted, includes an assortment of songs that incorporates the techniques of rap with roots of soul. Wale uses clever wordplay within his music to keep you listening to what he’s saying. Some songs to check out are: “Gullible” “Golden Salvation” “Sunshine”
If you like Flume, go see: Caribou: March 3, 2015 at the Wonder Ballroom (Portland, OR). Caribou is an electronic artist who also goes by the names of Manitoba and Daphni. He uses electronic sounds in a way that makes them different from EDM. Like Flume, he uses electric kits to create a sound that is more laid back. His concert would be great for those who like electronic sounds, but want a chilled-out vibe. Some songs to check out are: “Odessa” “Silver” “Found Out”
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If you like the Black Keys, go see: Cold War Kids: February 19, 2015 at McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom (Portland, OR). Known for their song “Hang Me Up to Dry,” the Cold War Kids come straight from Long Beach, California. They take their own spin on rock by blending in fragments of indie music. Their newest album, Hold My Home, just came out last October. Some songs to check out are: “Lost that Easy” “Tuxedos” “Vanity” If you like The White Stripes, go see: Foo Fighters: September 14, 2015 at the Moda Center (Portland, OR). The Foo Fighters are from Seattle, and are one of the few bands from the 90’s rock era who have stayed in the scene. Their new album, Sonic Highways, was just released last November. The songs on it correlate to their classic, rustic vibe. Some songs to check out are: “Something from Nothing” “The Feast and the Feminine” “Everlong”
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INTRODUCING OUR 2015 EXECUTIVE STAFF
Haley Price Fashion Market and Accessories Director, Whitney Grether Fashion Director, Brooklyn Cochran Creative Director, Eliot Frack Editor in Chief, Chrissy Walter Production Director, John Conner Art Director, Chelsea Eisenberg Executive Assistant.
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Winter 2015 issue of DAMchic Magazine