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THE PINK ISSUE

OCTOBER 2011 • VOL 23 • COLUMBIA • STUDYBREAKS.COM

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Features
20 DE’ANDREIA JOSEPH
Breast Cancer Survivor

The Scene
16 DRINK SPECIALS
Every Bar. Every Special. Every Night.

22 IN THE PINK
Breast Cancer Guide

24 POREOTICS STYLE
MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew Winners Season 5 Champions

18 PARTY PICS
Have You Been Out all Night?

In Every Issue
06 CAMPUS VOICES
What’s The Best Halloween Costume You’ve Ever Had?

27 D-COY DANCE CREW
Poreotics

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Explosive Entertainment

The Lineup
08 MUSIC + EVENTS
A Week by Week Glance at October

07 YOU ASKED...
SB Answered

13 HOT OR NOT
Halloween Edition

09 SPORTS
Get In The Game

28 STYLE
Pretty In Pink

Hot People
10 HOT COUPLE
Megan + Zac

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D-COY Dance Crew

30 FUN STUFF
Horoscopes + Spot the Diff

Your Place
12 HOT ORGANIZATION
Mortar Board

14 DREAM ROOM
Edward Kenimer Freedom and Beer

Continually Improving

15 FOOD
Pink Treats

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Pink Dresses & Yogurt Galore
As October comes, I enjoy the traditions that begin to pop back up: pumpkin carving, seasonal pumpkin ales, Halloween, post-Halloween shack watch…the list goes on. However, my personal favorite part of October is the fact that everyone is wearing pink. It is nally as if my dreams are coming true. e best part about everyone wearing pink is that it ties in with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Football teams wear pink jerseys, some fans wear pink dresses to games (again, I stress some), and everyone seems to rally around the amazing women who have been ghting and beating this disease. Another fabulous part of October is the Yoplait lids are pink! ere are boxes around campus for everyone to turn in their pink lids and all the proceeds go towards breast cancer research—1 lid=$1. Pretty awesome. Not to mention it is the best excuse EVER to eat as much yogurt as you want without people thinking you’re completely crazy. So ladies, throw on your favorite pink dress, men rock the pink shirt with pride, and everyone go eat some yogurt. Support a great cause, wear a great color, and get ready to watch the shackers attempt to sneak in the morning after Halloween…no worries, your grandma won’t see that Twit Pic of you carrying your heels wearing your ladybug costume.

Founder Gal Shweiki Publishers Steve Viner, Daniel Stone Vice President David Reimherr Editor Jasmine Vallejo Online Editor Jennifer Yu Content Editor Laura Wooding Writers Abby Johnston Photo Editor Kaitlyn Clement Fashion Contibutor Hilary Shepherd Art Director Kat Devers Graphic Designer Debbie Licon Williams Production Director Michelle Sumner Senior Account Executive Hollyanne Norrid Senior Account Executive Joey Peña Account Manager Felecia Clark Sales Representative Ellis Media Company Marketing Assistant Louis Montemayor Photographers Katie Coon, Mark Fallis, Kaitlyn Clement, Unreal360.com, Jeff Ramirez, John Pesina Campus Ambassador: Athens Katie Coon San Marcos: Ryan Elliott Houston: Ngoc Nguyen San Antonio: Desiree Johnson Columbia: Catherine Kenimer Auburn: Kathryn Johnson Graphic Design Intern Austin Cashell Social Media Interns Crystal Onyema, Mia Fazio, Tiffany Leung, Alissa Galindo, Allison Asbury, Jessica Farrar, Arlena Cordero, Chelsea Bucklew

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WHAT’S THE BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME YOU’VE EVER HAD?
Sam Baker, 21
Hometown: Anderson Major: Exercise Science

“The best Halloween costume I’ve ever had was getting in touch with my inner child and making a Legends of the Hidden Temple costume. Of course I was part of the Orange Iguanas.”

Liz McIntyre, 20
Hometown: Spartanburg Major: Broadcast Journalism
“Last year when I was ‘cool’ I took an old AC unit and turned it into my costume. Clearly, I won the best dressed contest.”

Jason Hnat, 21
Hometown: Fort Mill Major: Chemistry

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“I was an M&M when I was 3. That was pretty rad, and this past year I was a BP oil spill clean up crew. That was pretty legit, but the M&M was definitely the best.”

Marilynn Joyner, 21
Hometown: Cumming Major: Dance
“The best was when I dressed up as a kindergartener. Definitely took me back to the first day of school back in the day.”

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“My favorite Halloween costume was when I made a sushi roll. It was a great moment when the DJ gave me a shoutout and had everyone replace the words to the ‘tootsie roll’ song with ‘sushi roll’. Epic night.”

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Jasmine, I need help with a halloween costume idea! What ideas do you have? -Vanessa Jones

Catherine, what’s the best part of Halloween in Columbia? - Lizzie Wold

Jennifer, how slutty is TOO slutty for a Halloween costume? -Jessica Berke

Ryan, What’s a good way to meet new people on campus? - Greg Penfield

Halloween costumes can be just as stressful as nals. Skip the cliche looks, (you know what I’m talking about– the Playboy bunny, the cheetah, the Superwoman), and go for something creative. I’ve made my costumes every year, and they have been successful, especially group costumes! Although people say “it’s too soon!” for certain costumes, don’t listen. It’s never too soon to start partying and getting creative.

e best part of Halloween takes place the morning after. You need to get to campus early to see all of the people walking, well sneaking, back to their dorms, attempting to not be seen…something that’s a lot easier said than done, especially when there are tour groups of prospective students and parents roaming around campus. Word to the wise, go home alone on Halloween, or bring a spare change of clothes for the morning after.”

ough Halloween is a time to let loose (please don’t take that term too literally), there is still a way to be sexy and NOT over the top slutty. A little cleavage there and a little leg there is all you need. Remember, guys like to have room for imagination.

My advice for the longest time has been getting involved. e more stu you do around campus the more people you meet, which opens A LOT of doors. Half the people I know at school were complete strangers until I just got the initiative to walk up and introduce myself.

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SPORTS MUSIC EVENTS

Congaree Blue Grass Festival
@ Granby Gardens Park

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TENNESSEE WILLIAMS FESTIVAL
Oct 4-8 Longstreet Theater
An Evening of One-Act Plays filled with laughter, tears and lots of fun. Producing four of Tennessee Williams’ most famous one-act plays

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Kritkal Chocolate Sundays
@ T&T Uptown Lounge

Brent Lundy @ Wild Hare

Carolina Downhome Blues Festival
@ Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County

The Dirty Lowdown @ New Brookland Tavern

Gamecocks vs. Kentucky

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Mofro @ Downtown 5 Points

Molotov Solution @ One Unit Art Space

Christopher the Poet @ The Art Bar

G. Love & Special Sauce
@ South Carolina State Fair

Gamecocks vs. Mississippi State

Pam Tillis @ Newberry Opera House

Rodney Atkins
@ South Carolina State Fair

Styx @ South Carolina State Fair

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In front of the Columbia Museum Every Friday

Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers
@ South Carolina State Fair

The Toasters with TBA Carbon Leaf with Nic Cowan, Alpha Rev @ New Brookland @ Downtown 5 Points Tavern

The Roots @ South Carolina State Fair

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Township Auditorium

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Trace Adkins @ South Carolina State Fair

AWAY

Join DJ Lance Rock, Muno, Plex, Foofa, Toodee, and Brobee in Gabba Land.

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Pujol and The Mercy Shot @ New Brookland Tavern

Analog Machine @ Hemingways

Gamecocks vs. Tenneessee

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THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR
Whether you’re reminiscent for Styx or ready to party with Trace Adkins, there is definitely something for everyone. Conveniently, football games are away both weekends, so finally students won’t have to choose between cheering on their favorite football team or their favorite band. Even better is the timing of the concerts. Since they start at 7pm, you will still have enough time to arrive early at the fair to ride the rides and eat all the delicious fatty foods you want, hear an awesome concert, and party late night with your friends in 5 Points. Triple threat! Admission is $10.

OCTOBER 12-23 @ THE FAIRGROUNDS

HALL OF HORRORS
FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS + OCT 31
Head over to Cayce and check out this haunted attraction. So bring a date and cuddle for safety as you experience this terrifying thriller, just in time for Halloween.

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SPORTS PAGE

words: darin tietgen photos: UT Athletic Department

COLUMBIA Sports Calendar
FOOTBALL
GAMECOCKS VS. KENTUCKY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH (WILLIAMS-BRICE STADIUM)

THE

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
GAMECOCKS VS. ARKANSAS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9TH (VOLLEYBALL COMPETITION FACILITY)

SPOTLIGHT
LET’S NOT GET TOO COCKY
The Gamecock football season got off to a good start on September 3rd, in scoring a whopping 56 points against East Carolina. The offense, in the first half, turned the ball over four times. They used a huge third quarter comeback, rattling off 28 points, to seal the victory. The defense clamped down in the second half, led by senior Antonio Allen, who notched 16 tackles. Jadeveon Clowney had an impressive debut as well. The offense, not surprisingly, was led by Marcus Lattimore (see inset, right), who topped 100 yards and scored three times. Stephen Garcia was freshlyshaven and looked to be starting anew here in the 2011 campaign, but got off to a bit of a rusty start. Garcia and fellow QB Connor Shaw only combined for 10 completions. The passing game will need to be in better sync if they are to take down SEC foes. Hopefully by the time you’re reading this, the Gamecocks will have three SEC wins under their belts. Go Gamecocks!

WOMEN’S SOCCER
GAMECOCKS VS. AUBURN
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9TH (STONE STADIUM)

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
GAMECOCKS VS. MISSISSIPPI STATE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21ST (VOLLEYBALL COMPETITION FACILITY)
HEISMAN WATCH Marcus Lattimore got off to a nice start in his run towards a Heisman Trophy in his first contest in 2011. The sophomore has been vocal in his desire to win the award, much to the chagrin of his coach, Steve Spurrier. But Lattimore knows that it’s not talk that will get him the trophy. His play will start speaking for itself.

FOOTBALL
GAMECOCKS @ TENNESSEE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH (KNOXVILLE, TN)

WHAT TO WATCH FOR
D-Fence! As mentioned above, the East Carolina Pirates dropped 38 points on us in the opener. That can’t be happening against SEC foes. Look for the linebacking corps to step up and make a difference for this Gamecock defense. It will have to be stout against the cream of the crop in the SEC. We all knew the offense would be clicking from the start, but the defense would be key.

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HOT COUPLE

words + photos: catherine kenimer

Megan Boshell, 21 Hometown: Tuscaloosa, AL Major: Psychology

Zac Jones, 23 Hometown: Anderson Major: Accounting, Grad Student

FALL IN LOVE WITH
We separated them and got the dirt on how their relationship works.

MEGAN + ZAC
Megan’s Answers:

Zac’s Answers:
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VOTING NOW

HOT ORGANIZATION
words: catherine kenimer photos: mortar board

MORTAR BOARD
CONTINUALLY IMPROVING
ortar Board is a leadership society for students that have received senior level status at USC. is elite group of students comes from the cream of the crop of USC’s senior class. In the past year, USC’s Alpha Order of Mortar Board was founded in 1967 and strives to uphold the three principles on which Mortar Board was founded: scholarship, leadership and service. Despite struggling with membership over the past few years, the Alpha Order came back stronger than ever during the 2010-2011 school year. Going through unprecedented fall recruitment, the Alpha Order succeeded in doubling its membership. Continually striving for excellence, the chapter once again held its annual Excellence in Teaching Banquet. At the banquet, over 30 faculty members are honored for their

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dedication to at least one of the founding ideals of Mortar Board. is banquet showcases the top teaching talent at USC and allows the students and teachers to mingle outside the scope of the classroom. Each year, the chapter’s President attends the Mortar Board National Convention during the summer. is summer, the Alpha Order received a Project Excellence Award for the Excellence in Teaching Banquet and a Golden Torch Award, which signals the top chapters out of all 226 Mortar Board Chapters around the country. Finally, the chapter received one of the highest honors, the Most Improved Chapter Award. is award took hard work and perseverance to achieve, and USC is proud to have been represented by the Alpha Order on the national level. We look forward to seeing great things this year from this organization.

Helen Knight Position: President

“Mortar Board is a great organization for any rising senior to consider getting involved with. We truly look for exceptional students who excel in all facets of collegiate life, both in and outside of the classroom. I am so proud to have led the Alpha Order through a difficult time in our chapter’s history, and I know that this new group of officers will only continue to make our chapter even better.”

JOIN OUR NEXT EVENT WHO: The Alpha Order of Mortar Board WHAT: Holiday Book Drive WHEN: November and December WHERE: Greene Street, Russell House, Online WHY: Help local students gain access to books and continue to grow
Mortar Board’s national philanthropy, Reading is Leading.

HOW TO JOIN
Rising seniors apply in the spring semester, look for University

of South Carolina Mortar Board on Facebook or go to: http://scmortarboard.tumblr.com/
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HALLOWEEN #TRENDS

Follow us @StudyBreaks for more trends! #wearecollegelife
Halloween celebrates all things spooky, but that doesn’t mean you should be! Here is Study Breaks’ guide to having a fun Halloween that will keep you from blending into the crowd.

HOT
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Katy Perry Love her or hate her (but why would you hate her?), Katy Perry is unavoidable. Plus, your options are endless - from cupcakes over your boobs to 80s geek chic.

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A Dick If you insist on using your costume to reference genitals, at least make it clever. Make people think about it a little by dressing up as Dick Cheney or Dick Van Dyke

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Lady GaGa Trust us, you’ll get tired of defending to everyone that you’re not dressed as a drag queen.

A literal dick Remember: your Halloween is a projection of your subconscious. Fine, I made that up.

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Vampire The only thing scary about this is how typical it is. No one thinks it’s cute if you and your boyfriend go as Bella and Edward. Let it go, please.

HOT

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Michele Bachmann If frightening or blood sucking is what you’re going for with your Halloween ensemble, try this one on for size. The Sarah Palin thing is a bit dated. Making it sexy
Let’s be honest - Halloween is anything but conservative. Don’t pull a Lindsay Lohan and show up in an ankle length garb, but pay close attention to the line between being hot and, well, a big slut.

Letting it all hang out Black lingerie and cat ears do not make you a cat. No, not a Playboy bunny either. Just because you’re dressed up doesn’t mean you can live down the shame the next day.

NOT

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Toga Put down the sheet! There are toga parties all year long. Take this chance to be creative with your costume.

6 Group Costumes Sometimes two is better

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than one, or three, or four. Think of something clever and unexpected.

HOT
Same-O, Lam-O Sexy school girls is so 1990s, put your three heads together and think of a creative theme this year!

A Walking Pun Take a cue from Jim of ‘The Office’ and think about the hilarious word play that can make clever but effortless costumes.

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YOURPLACE
EDWARD KENIMER
words + photos: catherine kenimer

DREAM ROOM
Q: What was your inspiration for decorating your room?

WITH

FREEDOM AND BEER
Inspiration comes easily when you go shopping with your mom and she decorates for you. But if I had to choose one thing. I would de nitely say accessibility is key, especially when it comes to tting musical instruments into my room.
Edward Kenimer, 22 Hometown: Atlanta Major: Marketing Q: What’s one thing you wouldn’t live without in your house? Q: How do you like living with roommates?

ere are worse things than having a bad roommate, but thankfully I’ve been lucky. We always get along, both on and o the golf course.
Q: What is the best place you have found to go shopping for unique items in your room?

at’s easy– music.

Q: What is the one item in your room that best describes you?

Music stores. I keep it classy. Besides there is nothing better than having beautiful ladies walk in and admire the various instruments I have.
Q: What store would you recommend for students who are on a budget when it comes to decorating?

My closet. It carries an array of colors and styles. It ts any mood or occasion, just like me.
Q: What do you like best about living away from your parents?

Responsibility and accountability are two words my parents like to use– I prefer freedom and beer.
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If you are on a budget nding apartment complexes that are already furnished can be a big help. However, if you are looking to decorate yourself, it always helps to look online for ideas. Most of the stu in my room comes from IKEA or Target. Another great resource can be your room from home. You never know what old furniture your parents are willing to get rid of until you ask.

Night at the Roxbury Collector’s Edition $5 target.com

Remote Controlled Airplane $350 hobbytown.com Zildjian Drum Set $1,500 zildjian.com

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YOUR PLACE

PINK TREATS

FOOD FOR A CAUSE
compiled by: jennifer yu

Strawberry Lemonade Bars
Ingredients: Crust:
2¼ sticks unsalted butter room temperature ½ cup sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ tsp salt

Whenever October rolls around, splashes of pink can be found everywhere you go. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, malls, grocery stores, infomercials and an especially grandiose presence at your local Hallmark store will have all their breast cancer paraphernalia. Whether you just like sweets or baking to raise money for a cure, enjoy these pink delights during the month of October.
Want another way to eat for a good cause? Check out these food establishements who are donating proceeds to breast cancer awareness: Krispy Kreme • Otis Spunkmeyer • Panera Bread

Ingredients: Filling:
3 cups sugar 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour 3 tbsp. lemon zest ¼ tsp. salt 3 cups strawberries 6 large egg whites 2 large eggs 1 1/3 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice Confectioner’s sugar

Raspberry Lemon Bars
Ingredients: 8 tbs unsalted butter (1 stick) ½ cup sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour Pinch of salt Filling: 1½ cups sugar 3 egg whites 1 whole egg 2/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tbs lemon zest 2/3 cup all-purpose flour Pinch of salt 1-2 cups frozen raspberries, defrosted 1 tbs confectioner’s sugar Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 8x8 square baking pan with parchment paper, covering the bottom and overlapping the sides. Cream butter, sugar and salt with a mixer. Mix in flour. Flour hands and press dough into pan, about ½ inch thick. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Cool and then prepare filling. For filling: Whisk sugar, egg whites, egg, lemon juice and zest, flour and salt in a large bowl. Pour raspberries into a sieve and press to extract all pulp and juices. Discard remaining seeds. Whisk into lemon mixture and pour into crust. Bake for 30-35 minutes until filling is completely set. Let cool completely then place in fridge to chill. After chilled, dust with confectioner’s sugar.

Directions:
Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Line 9x13 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Combine the butter and sugar in a mixer. Beat on medium-high speed until smooth, 1-2 minutes. With a mixer on low speed, mix in the flour and salt until incorporated. Add dough to baking pan making an even bottom layer. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool. While crust is baking, make top layer. Combine sugar, flour, lemon zest and salt in large bowl and whisk to blend. Puree strawberries and press through a sieve to extract juice and pulp. Add egg whites and eggs to bowl and whisk with dry ingredients. Whisk in puree and lemon juice until smooth. Pour mixture over crust and bake about 35-40 minutes. Transfer to wire rack and cool to room temperature. Cover and chill well, at least two hours. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.

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Red Velvet C ookies with White C hocolate C hunk s
Ingredients: 1 box of red velvet cake mix 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 sticks of softened butter 1 egg 2 cups white chocolate chunks Directions: Preheat oven at 350 degrees . In a mixing bowl, add butter and mix unti l soft and fluffy. Slowly add cake mix and flour. Once combined, add egg and mix completely. Add white chocolate chunks , mix until well combined. For m dough into once-inch balls and place into oven for 8-10 min utes. Makes about 24 small cookies .

Ingredients: 2 medium beets 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil Directions: Preheat oven at 350 degrees with racks in upper and lower thirds. Peel beets and slice 1/16 inch thick. In a large bowl, toss beets with extra-virgin olive oil. On two rimmed baking sheets, arrange beets in a single layer. Stack another rimmed baking sheet on top of each. Bake until edges of beets begin to dry out, about 20 minutes. Uncover and rotate sheets. Bake another 10 to 20 minutes, removing chips as they come lighter in color. Transfer to wire rack, chips will crisp as they cool.

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WEDNESDAY
Rib Night “$10 bottomless wine night, $2 Michelob Ultras Post Power Hour: $1 Vodka” Ladies Night/Pint Night

$2 import night

4-7 $1 Wells, Domestics & Bottles

Pint Night, almost everything on draft is $3 HH 4-8 diff Premium Liquor for $3, $3 PBR pitches, $4 But Lt & Yingling Pitchers, $2 Vodka & Bourbon. www.studybreaks.com

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Karaoke, $1.50 Bud Light Cans

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Everclear slushies

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HOW I SURVIVED
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De’Andreia Joseph Shares Her Personal Story Of Life With Breast Cancer
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s teenagers, girls worry about their hair, friends, the right clothes or the attention of a crush. It’s the time when girls are beginning to form their identity, a time that should be free of the stresses of adult life. De’Andreia Joseph’s teenage experience, was a far cry from typical. When she discovered a lump in her breast at the age of 15, De’Andreia was thrown head rst into a rapidly shifting future. “When I was growing up, my mother always recommended that I do self-breast exams because it was something I needed to practice at a young age,” De’Andreia said. She didn’t anticipate that one of the rst times she would do this, she would detect a problem. When she discovered leakage during her examination, she knew instantly she had to see a doctor. A series of ultrasounds and mammograms revealed she had a “lump ectemy” that, after further testing, came back benign, or a tumor that doesn’t recur or spread to other parts of the body. For now De’Andreia was free of any serious health risks, although she was advised to keep doing her private exams. The Diagnosis Following doctor’s orders, De’Andreia continued her self exams diligently and at the age of 16 ran into yet another problem.“I felt two lumps the size of peas in my breasts, and I knew I had to go back to the doctor.” Just like the rst time, one of the lumps returned as benign, but the second lump

came back as malignant, or a tumor that could potentially spread to other parts of the body. At 17, she was diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS), which is a noninvasive form of breast cancer. “When I was diagnosed I was told I could live up to ve years without it becoming invasive, but I wanted it treated regardless.” Her next visit included a more complex series of tests. Mammograms, MRIs and ultrasounds helped doctors better understand the nature of De’Andreia’s case. As a high school student she didn’t want to undergo chemotherapy - a process that could potentially rid her of cancer but would have drastic e ects on her body and taken time away from school. “ e doctors wanted me to wait it out and think it over before I made my decision, but I knew instantly I wanted to have surgery; there was no other option in my eyes. When I initially found out about the fact it was serious enough I had to have some kind of critical treatment I was shocked but I didn’t want sympathy from anybody. I knew I was going to be okay, and God was going to take care of me.” De’Andreia put on a brave face for concerned family and friends, keeping a positive attitude and trying to focus on the present. “I felt that dwelling on the issue wasn’t going to correct it or make it disappear, so instead I wanted to face it head on and get to the next course of action. I knew I didn’t want to live with this disease.”

I just opted to have my double mastectomy.

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BREAST CANCER
I Will Survive Now 19, De’Andreia is a breast cancer survivor. She is currently a kinesiology and nursing student and is enjoying college life. Due to her diagnosis at such a young age, she is required to go back for check-ups every six months. Her case still ba es doctors because her family had no genetic history of the illness prior to her sickness, which at a young age is abnormal. De’Andreia doesn’t regret having the surgery that helped save her life, and instead she focuses on transitioning into college cancer free. e most inspirational moment she has had since her diagnosis was being surrounded by survivors, family, friends and supporters at her rst Susan G. Komen walk for breast cancer. Seeing people of all ages and backgrounds that shared her experience allowed her to relate and connect. It’s brought her comfort. As an aspiring nurse, De’Andreia seeks to promote breast exams for early detection of breast cancer. “ e best possible advice I can give to anyone who may ever encounter this, whether it be at my age or older, is to be optimistic. A pessimistic attitude won’t help. Know that you have a bright future ahead.”

IN HER WORDS
My Support System Throughout my whole experience with cancer my biggest support system was my mom and dad. They were there before I was diagnosed and when I was diagnosed they supported me with all of my decisions I made regardless if they approved of them or not. Of course the rest of my family was a big support too; both of my grandmothers came down from Louisiana to take care of me when my parents had to go back to work. My friends who knew about my sickness would constantly call to check on me, some even came to see me and bring me gifts. Family friends also called to check up on me and made short visits. Some of my high school teachers who knew called and texted. When I arrived back at school, they had even organized a basket of all things pink for breast cancer and gave it to me as a welcome back gift. To this day, the teachers I kept in contact with always check up on me, so I guess you could say I had a broad support system, not only from my family but also everyone who was around me or knew me. I really appreciate it because even though I kept a positive outlook on the whole situation having so many people who cared and were concerned was like a breath of fresh air and it also kept my spirits up. Advice For Students The advice I would give to young women my age is to always do self breast examinations and if you don’t know what it is to find out and start doing them. If it wasn’t for my mom telling me to do them I wouldn’t have found out I had cancer and who knows where I would be today. To the ones who know people who are going through cancer or have had cancer, the biggest thing you can do is keep a positive attitude about the situation because the last thing we want are the people around us to be overly sympathetic with us.

With the type of breast cancer I had, I didn’t have to undergo any type of chemotherapy or radiation because it wasn’t invasive. I just opted to have my double mastectomy.

N DO OU CA ING Y TITUDE. T TH IGGES VE AT T H E B P A P OS I T I IS KEE

De’Andreia Joseph, 19 Hometown: Reserve, Louisiana Major: Health/Nursing

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In The Pink
ach October there are ambiguous and provocative Facebook statuses. ere are “Save the Boobies” shirts and bracelets. ere is pink – everywhere. October is breast cancer awareness month, but in the midst of these bright and sometimes shocking reminders, we still manage to forget what this means. One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. is illness claims the lives of almost 40,000 women annually. Although accounting for only 1 percent of all newly diagnosed cases, nearly 2,000 men were diagnosed in 2010. ese numbers only scratch the surface of those a ected by the disease, discounting the families, friends and loved ones of each victim that su er alongside these women and men, nor do they include the thousands that have already fought to beat this disease – and the ones that did not. But ask a breast cancer patient or survivor about their experiences and you will rarely hear a response of a person looking for sympathy. e resilience shown through these struggles, the unsung heroes that have the grace and strength to simply carry on a daily routine while battling this disease exemplify strength and power. ey are our mothers, our teachers, our coworkers, our friends, and they are ghters. It was 12 years ago that I lost my mother to breast cancer. When

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Study Breaks gives advice on protecting yourself from breast cancer, giving to the cause and staying “in the pink”.
diagnosed, she was given six months to live, but, always up to the challenge, she fought through seven years of treatments, including four rounds chemotherapy. Maybe the most remarkable thing was her refusal to let it affect her daily life. Growing up I was surrounded by her fellow patients and survivors that she met with on a weekly basis and never once did it occur to me that these men and women quietly dealt with unimaginable and almost constant pain – whether emotional or physical. And my mother’s story is not unique. I have never met a patient that showed anything but perfect poise and grace, or heard a story from someone in remission that detailed their pain. Breast cancer awareness month is not designed to draw attention to your own sexuality or the fact that your Facebook status indicates you could be pregnant. So while the inevitable shock campaigns designed to call attention to the issue at hand are going on this October, be sure to remember the roots of what this disease is and why we are taking the time to re ect on it. Use this month to celebrate the lives of those who are currently battling breast cancer and of those who have already defeated it. Use this month to remember those that have lost their lives. Most importantly, use this month to help in the ght against breast cancer.

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Did you know?
It is a common misconception that breast cancer only occurs in older women. It affects young women and men, too. Although breast cancer in young people occurs less frequently, it is usually diagnosed much later and the strain is generally much more aggressive. Here are the facts:

Evidence shows that breast cancer before the age of 40 differs biologically from the cases faced by older women. African-American women under the age of 35 have two times as many occurrences of breast cancer than Caucasian women under 35.

Women ages 15 to 54 die more frequently from breast cancer than any other type of cancer.
Survival rates of women younger than 45 are up to five percent less than any other age group.

Every 14 minutes someone loses their life due to breast cancer.

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Tickle Me Pink:
Designer Breast Cancer Products
OPI Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts Nail Laqueur Since 2007 OPI has used the months of September and October to release a limited edition designer shade. This year they are combining the new shatter-laqueur craze in their fight against breast cancer. opi.com, $7.50

How To Get Involved
Sometimes it’s hard to know exactly how to get involved with breast cancer awareness. College students especially can get tied down with other obligations and feel helpless against the cause. However there are many different ways to get involved with various ranges of time and monetary commitments. Race for the Cure The annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure holds races in most major cities across the country. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or would rather walk with your friends, this is a fun, interactive way to support the fight against breast cancer. The donations are as little as 35 dollars and if you have more time to commit you can join teams or raise sponsor money. Can’t make the Susan G. Komen race? Watch out for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in your area.

Bare Necessities In the spirit of “saving the boobies”, Bare Necessities is giving $0.25 of each bra purchase of their website in benefit of breast cancer research for the month of October. BareNecessities.com

Coach Breast Cancer Awareness watch This bangle-style watch is a simple awe, understated way to make a difference, and Coach is donating 20 percent of the retail price with each purchase. coach.com, $298

Cuisinart Compact Portable Blender Drink pink! This miniblender makes drinks on the go, perfect for the busy student, and it helps a great cause! The proceeds go to breast cancer research year round. amazon.com, $70 Conair Pink Ceramic Breast Cancer Straightener Look great when you go out, and support a good cause at the same time. amazon.com $20

Real Men Wear Pink Breast cancer affects men both by association and directly. Sponsored by St. John’s Hospital and the American Cancer Society, Real Men Wear Pink encourages men to wear pink on Fridays in October. Not only will this remind women in their lives to get their annual mammogram but increase awareness about breast cancer in men.

Take it to the web Twitter, Facebook, email, whatever your poison (we know you aren’t actually taking notes in class), are easy ways to promote awareness of breast cancer during the month of October. Many corporations will offer to donate for “likes” on their Facebook page, or pledge a certain amount of money based on retweets on Twitter. Be on the lookout for these kind of promotions.

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POREOTICS

Study Breaks’ own Jennifer Yu, sat down with the Poreotics for an exclusive interview and dance lesson.

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STYLE
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Justin “Jet Li” Valles, 24 • Biggest Dancing Influence: Jekyl, a popper from the Crew Tang Clan. “He taught me the rawness of popping.” • Guilty Pleasure: Has a big sweet tooth. Black Ops. • Current Song He’s Jamming To: Audio Push –Throw It Back • What Would You Be Doing On Tour at 3pm? Depends! Sometimes we’re on a plane, behind stage getting ready for a show, or performing. • Where Would You Be If You Weren’t Dancing? Studying physical therapy. Can Nguyen, 20 • Biggest Dancing Influence: Everybody around him and everybody who’s original, especially his crew members. • Guilty Pleasure: Video games and his computer. • Current Song He’s Jamming To: The Daft Punk Tron: Legacy Soundtrack • What Would You Be Doing On Tour At 9pm? At a meet and greet, eating or performing. • Where Would You Be If You Weren’t Dancing? Making music or going to school for art. Lawrence “Law” Devera, 22 • Biggest Dancing Influence: Culture Shock in L.A. and his crew for popping. • Guilty Pleasure: Drinking and grooving at the same time. • Current Song He’s Jamming To: Charlie Wilson and T-Pain – Super Sexy • What Would You Be Doing On Tour At 2am? Might be awake, probably online. • Where Would You Be If You Weren’t Dancing? Studying radiology.

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MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew Winners Season 5 Champions, Poreotics, Break It Down On Living Life As America’s Best Dance Crew
looked promising. Enter America’s Best Dance Crew. On The Way To The Top Poreotics was awarded a standing ovation was awarded after their initial audition for America’s Best Dance Crew and, sure enough, they landed a spot in the fth season series. It’s clear as to why they quickly became fans’ favorites. With the shades, popping with precision, and comical yet intricate choreography, Poreotics was everything viewers wanted in a dance crew and went hard from episode to episode. Experts in popping and tutting, Poreotics were known as dancing robots with a mischievous side in every routine. They Like Chicken, Not Beef To become America’s Best Dance Crew was no easy feat. Because this was their rst time performing together with these six members, they had to quickly adapt to everybody’s habits–annoying or not. Being on the show was when they got the closest and learned the most from each other. For the three months of taping, Poreotics shacked up in a hotel with eight other crews and were constantly around one another despite the competition between crews. One would think there would be beef between crews as they all have their eyes on the prize, but it turned out that season ve was one of the friendliest seasons, competition-wise. “See, we don’t like beef. We like chicken,” Charles joked.

o say that Poreotics is on re is an understatement. It has been a year since they were crowned the champions of America’s Best Dance Crew and ever since taking the coveted title, life has turned upside down for these six dancing masterminds. From globetrotting around every major international city to dancing in Justin Bieber’s “Somebody To Love” music video, Poreotics has taken a passion of theirs into the dream career. Before ABDC ough Matt “Dumbo” Nguyen, Can Nguyen, and Charles Nguyen originally formed Poreotics back in December 2007, the six members featured on America’s Best Dance Crew never actually performed all together until auditions for the show. Shortly after the original three members collaborated, Justin “Jet Li” Valles and Lawrence “Law” Devera joined the crew. In 2009, Chad Mataye substituted Jet Li in the 2009 Hip-Hop Dance Championships. After taking rst place, Chad was asked to permanently join Poreotics. Dance has always been a part of every member’s life before the creation of Poreotics. ey have done everything from explosive performances on America’s Got Talent to humble beginnings with crews like PAC Modern Dance Troupe in California where much of their talent came from. It wasn’t until after they took home the winning title at the Hip Hop Dance Championships that they decided a future in dancing

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Matt “Dumbo” Nguyen, 22 • Biggest Dancing Influence: Popping Todd. “If I didn’t meet Popping Todd, I would not be here right now.” • Guilty Pleasure: I always have a different guilty pleasure – cars, hair, Starcraft, animals. Currently, it’s my parrot, Benny. • Current Song He’s Jamming To: Katy Perry – Fireworks. • What Would You Be Doing On Tour At 7am? Sleeping or on the plane. • Where Would You Be If You Weren’t Dancing? Cosmetology – doing hair. Charles Nguyen, 21 • Biggest Dancing Influence: His crew members. “I learned the most from them.” • Guilty Pleasure: Black Ops, reading manga – especially Naruto. • Current Song He’s Jamming To: Hurricane Chris – Halle Berry • What Would You Be Doing On Tour At 12pm? Sleeping or drinking… water. • Where Would You Be If You Weren’t Dancing? Studying to be a teacher. Chad Mayate, 21 • Biggest Dancing Influence: PAC Modern Dance Troupe. • Guilty Pleasure: Diablo II, eating. • Current Song He’s Jamming To: Audio Push – Up N Down. • What Would You Be Doing On Tour At 4am? Playing Diablo II, or Skyping with his “bestie”, Tumblr . • Where Would You Be If You Weren’t Dancing? Studying clinical lab sciences.

Rocketing to Stardom with Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars Fame and recognition came shortly after taking home the grand prize of $10,000 and title of America’s Best Dance Crew. ey took the dance world by storm and continued to relentlessly make it known that they are clear winners – and not just by ABDC’s standards. In January, after winning ABDC, Poreotics took home rst place at the 2010 Hip Hop Internationals, placing rst in the U.S division and second in the World division. It didn’t stop there. Poreotics, in their uniform stunna shades, made an appearance in Justin Bieber’s “Somebody to Love” music video with Usher. “It was a really great opportunity for us, especially because we got to reunite with other ABDC alumni. We aren’t like Justin Bieber fanatics, but it was cool being able to work with him,” said Dumbo. ey’ll continue to work with the Biebs as his opening act in Manila, Philippines. Most recently, they’ve appeared as the hanky panky masked monkeys in Bruno Mars’s “ e Lazy Song” music video. There’s No Place Like Home Not only did Poreotics rub elbows with today’s most adored artists, but the fame that followed ABDC took them everywhere around the world from California to Canada, Russia, Singapore and even South Africa. Whether they were visiting these international destinations to perform or teach a dance workshop, the guys made time to experience each culture. Where was their favorite country? “Australia, de nitely. e accents, people, and parties – it was a lot of fun,” the crew said. ough they’ve been touring the world, they still make time for home back in the Golden State, even if it’s just for ten hours, to take a break from the life as a celebrity. “We’ve been really blessed to have this experience and are extremely grateful. It’s all the fans, too. Without the fans, we wouldn’t be doing what we love to do,” said Dumbo.

Poreotics Stopped In To Teach A Few Lucky Students Some Sweet Moves!

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D-COY
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DANCE CREW

D-COY Members: Andi Ho • 23 Angelo Kalevela • 23 Doug Yoon • 23 Haley Jenkins • 21 LaDarius Thomas • 23 Lauren Rouse • 23 Soyun Park • 22 Samantha Lie Tjauw • 22

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here are many dance crews all across the nation but few will prove that they are worthy of the dance enthusiast’s attention. D-Coy Dance Crew has the explosive entertainment value that everyone has been looking for in Athens. Dancing is technically just another form of artistic expression, but for the eight individuals that make up D-Coy Dance Crew it is their passion, their drive and the excitement that keeps them going each and every day. Eight Talented Dancers Each dancer come from various forms of dancing which makes up their own form of hip-hop. eir dance skills range anywhere from four years in the studio to seventeen years of practice and dedication. “Being in a dance crew is more than just moving to the same beat, it is about feeling a connection with your crew members and ‘vibe-ing’ o of each other which creates the

family that we have here today,” said Samantha Tjauw. Although D-Coy has not been together very long, since September 2010, they have created a true bond together. Dance Crew, Oh Yes! Creating a dance crew may not always come easy, D-Coy was formed out of Pamoja Dance Company in Athens. Most of the members performed with Pamoja but soon they were all graduating. Lauren Rouse sent out an email to her fellow dancing peers asking if they wanted to form their own dance crew to be able to still see each other and dance together. Everyone agreed on the idea, and D-Coy Dance Crew was born. When asked about the formation of the dance crew name Rouses said, “ e title of the email that was sent out about forming the dance crew had a subject line of ‘Dance Crew, Oh Yes!’, so when we put the rst letters together it formed D-Coy!”

Do it for love D-Coy doesn’t let the fame get to their heads, in fact, Tjauw said, “Part of the enjoyment of performing is the lack of pressure. We didn’t think that I was going to go this far, we are really excited to have this opportunity.” ere will always be someone new trying to make it in the world of stardom but here is some advice from D-Coy, “Just do it, make sure that for whatever reason you start the crew that you remember why you started it. Do it for the love of it. We celebrate each other’s strengths; we don’t compete against each other.”

To join in on the fun or for their dance workshops, keep connected with them on Facebook and Twitter @DCOYdance.

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style HOW TO BE
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PRETTY
PUMPS: Wear these sexy stiletto pumps in the club. Feelin’ a little sassy, these perfect rhinestones add a little extra something to your outfit.

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MATCH THIS LOOK
ROMPER: $39.99
Wearing a pink romper is perfect for the upcoming fall weather. Pair it with a belt for a little extra touch, and you’ve got a simple, yet, chic outfit. www.modcloth.com

FEATHER EARRINGS: Feather hair extensions are out. And by out, we mean you need them out of your hair. Boost your outfit with a little pizazz and add pink feather earrings. (Trust us, wearing only one will turn heads. In a good way.) SCARF: Stay trendy this fall with a layered pink scarf.

ROSE EARRINGS: These earrings are totally sweet, just make sure you wear them with the right outfit.

PINK JEANS: What is better than a pair of white-washed pink jeans? Try anything.

SHOES: $49
If your outfit is clearly in any shade of pink, make sure your shoes are not entirely matching. Adding an accent of pink on the very bottom Romper: of your outfit will definitely pull NEED your outfit together. www.simplysoles.com

PINK BOWS: Wearing any type of tiny bow (especially pink) in your hair is childish. You’re in college now, time for big girl accessories.

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How hot is your pink?
Wearing pink can be a bit girly, and if it’s not worn correctly, it can be difficult to pull off. Check out Study Breaks’ pink-o-meter to double check the Dos and Don’ts of wearing pink in your daily outfits. We don’t want anyone laughing at you in public!

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IN PINK
VINTAGE ROSE DRESS: You can’t go wrong with a classic vintage cut dress. This timeless dress is perfect for all occasions. TANK TOP: These tops are perfect for everyday. Match them with jeans, or a comfy pair of pants for class. GLITTER TOMS: Glitter can make any outfit fabulous, just be careful not to overdo it.

WHAT TO WEAR WITH PINK
From the Experts at KEMBREL.com
words: manya scheps • kembrel.com photos: press

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GOLD Gold clutch by Stephanie Johnson, $30
When your June “glow” transforms to July “sunkissed” and then August “leather”, you’ll want to highlight that sparkle with some bright colors. Gold pairs perfectly with hot pink anything, and will catch the light in a dark bar or in a sunlit classroom.

2

DARK GREEN Emerald earrings on Fantasy Jewelry Box, $65
Even when it’s the March-traditional tint of cheap beer, emerald is the color of elegance. And fake emerald is the color of a broke sensible girl who wants to feel like Angelina as she prances around in soft pink hues.

3

GREY Double Sash Belt by Halston Heritage, $107
Grey and carnation is a classic combo, but it gets real soft-lump-of-blah real fast. Keep it youthful with edgy accessories. And, obviously, an anti-soft-lump-of-blah exercise regimen.

3

CERULEAN Ruched Sleeve Knit Blazer by Ellison, $52
Just like momma taught you when it comes to getting your way, the trick to colorblocking is to balance demanding yells with sensitive whispers. A deep blue will take sheer pink to a whole new level without taking you to dangerous Lisa Frank palette territory.

RAINBOOTS: Pink rain boots are okay... when it’s raining.

4

CREAM New World Order Tote by Something Else, $43
Pick a pink, any pink. What works with fuschia? Cream. Neon? Cream. Coral? Cream. “Light thulian”? Thanks Wikipedia, I don’t know what that is. But the answer is cream.

PINK HAIR: Unless you’re Nicki Minaj, stay away from pink dye.

5

SAGE Fluxus Nomad Scarf by Pink Mascara, $48
Sage and dusty rose conjures up images of a 1970s wedding cake-themed retirement home but, I promise you, it can work. The key is to keep them both as accents, and let the main dish of the outfit stay neutral. Leave the bold saturated colors for grammie’s closet.

COLD

HELLO KITTY SHIRT: Don’t know why you would ever put this on your body over the age of 10.

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BLACK Sheer Tights by Urban Outfitters, $12
Black and pink gets a bad rap, but that’s only because it’s usually done in a weird low-rent fantasy playmate way that’s like, just, no. Too much. Go home and change. Into a much more subtle combination of the two with lots of sheer. That’s grown-up sexy.

7

LIGHT YELLOW Butter Nail Polish by American Apparel, $6
Brights might be summer-only, but pastels are forever. Light pink + light yellow nails. It looks so sweet, don’t be surprised if you get confused for a cupcake.

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FUN

HOROSCOPES•SPOT THE DIFF• PURPLE STUFF SPOT THE DIFFERENCE! Can you spot the 5 differences between the two photos?

STUFF

OCTOBER HOROSCOPES
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE FOR HALLOWEEN
Aries
Need a group idea? Try Angry Birds. You can have pigs, wood planks and birds!

Taurus
Osama. (Okay, so it was news to dress up years ago, but who said rising from the dead wasn’t possible?)

Gemini
A box of Swisher sweets.

Cancer
Looking for something cheap? Tie a string to your leg. Instant Balloon.

Leo
Men in uniform are sexy.

Virgo
Look sexy and chic and dress up as Black Swan. Best friend, included.

Libra
Be anything but the overdone Playboy Bunny. They’re all sluts. And you are too, but let’s keep that on the DL, please?

Scorpio
Lady Gaga was so last year. Try her alter-ego Jo Calderone.

TOP 5 REASONS YOU SHOULD DRINK:

PURPLE STUFF RELAXATION DRINK

1. It’s Halloween and you need to relax before going out in your I’m-not-trying-to-look-like-a-slut outfit. 2. It relaxes your body, and focuses your mind... in bed. 3. Midterms are around the corner and anxiety is kicking in. 4. The taste of Purple Stuff is superliminal. 5. Low in calories (so it won’t mess up your curves!). Remember, stay Purple. www.mypurplestuff.com
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1. Magic Drunk Cat 2. Eye Glasses 3. Horse Hoof Hand 4.Dolphin Shirt 5. Pearl Necklace

Sagittarius
It’s not too-soon anymore to be Michael Jackson.

Capricorn
Need a boyfriend/girlfriend costume? Try the Wii controllers.

Aquarius
Gained the freshman 15? (er... 25?) Your best bet is a sumo wrestler.

Pisces
That annoying voice haunts to every other commercial. “Hi, I’m Flo. We’ve got you covered.” Insured or not, Progressive is a better choice than the gecko from Gieco.