When building their reputation, a college athlete must be educated in the effects of social media. It can be a helpful tool or a deadly weapon for these young students. No matter how one looks at it, these online sites, like facebook at twitter, are seen by all, even future employers.
Some schools, like Purdue, see twitter as to big of a threat and require their athletes not to use it during the season. Even if an athlete is not using twitter themselves, they need to realize they can still show up on it. David Ablauf, Michigan’s associate athletic director, said it best “We live, almost, in a transparent world today. Every person that you walk by has the potential to be a reporter.” Yogi Ferrell and Stanford Robinson, IU basketball players, learned this the hard way when a random person snapped and posted pictures of them being ticketed at a nightclub while underage. A schools reputation, as well as an athletes, rides on these young adults’ conduct. This is why education and awareness is key for these developing athletes.
Other schools see it as a way for an athlete to build their personal brand. They see the benefit of it when used to promote departments, events, and positive news. Being in the spotlight is something these athletes must learn to use as a way of building a strong reputation. Luckily, the new era brings athletes that have adapted and understand the online world well. They understand thier college years are one long interview and their social media is their resume.
SWball May 31, 2016
Posted In: college athletics, Social Media
One trend you might notice more often nowadays is the large amounts of women who wear atheleisure wear as their casual clothing. The rise of athleisure like in Fabletics, according to one article, is one that keeps on increasing and staying on trend. With sleek looks, bold colors and comfortable material, the concept of athleisure is quite easy to understand. Whether you’re a very active person who visits the gym or frequently works out, or you enjoy the comfort of athleisure clothing , this fashion trend in Fabletics is one that seems to have made quite a statement.
The article featured at http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dressing-down-the-rise-of-athleisure/ discusses how athleisure has become so desirable to women of all shapes. It’s comfortable materials and versatile pieces can be paired with your normal casual wear for even more of a fashionable look. Did you know that in 2015, two hundred million dollars of athleisure was sold to consumers in America? One brand called Fabletics is one that has made quite a fan base with their fun and “fab” athleisure wear. Their spokeswoman and co-creator Kate Hudson helps to promote the brand and what it has to offer to fans of athleisure.
You can subscribe to Fabletics at a reasonable monthly cost which is a favorable benefit to customers. Instead of paying high costs like you might with a brand like Nike, you can receive your athleisure at a modest price. Not to mention, athleisure is delivered to your door monthly so you can continuously add to your athleisure wardrobe. Simply join and set your preferences and sizes and watch you closet grow!
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SWball May 28, 2016
Posted In: Fashion Company
Growing up in one of the most repressive countries across the globe was a nightmare to Yeomni Park. In her Amazon released book of In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom, Park notes that she was not aware of what freedom entailed and didn’t even understand the concept. Freedom being an impossible dream, all she cared about was having food.
Park’s journey to freedom starts with her first steps away from North Korea back on March 31, 2007. Yeonmi Park recounts how she and her mother crossed Yalu River deep in the night and arrived in China with no idea on the next course of action. Merely thirteen years old, Park had to endure a lot in her escape journey. They had to cross the harsh Gobi desert, to the insecure Mongolian border, and eventually land in South Korea by Plane.
Park’s perseverance and determination to survive propelled her to endure the pains and struggle throughout the journey. Her journey was characterized by constant abuse, risk of suicide, and starvation. According to Park, her father died without tasting freedom or knowing whether democracy exists anywhere in the world.
Although her story has captured interests of thousands of readers across the globe, some of them have attempted to discredit the major parts of her story. Others claim that there are discrepancies in her survival story. Amid all the criticism, Park holds strongly that her story is true. She says that some details were changed a bit for the security of her family members still residing in North Korea.
About Yeomni Park
Yeonmi Park is a popular human rights activist, a public speaker, and a writer. She was born in 1993 and raised in Hyesan, a North Korean City, under the oppressive and dictatorial leadership of Kim Jong-II. Since defecting from North Korean, Park has told her story in popular television programs and journals. Apart from being interviewed by The Guardian, Park’s story has appeared in the Washington Post. Yeonmi is an active volunteer of popular activist programs like the Freedom Factory Corporation as well as Liberty in North Korea. Park believes North Korea will regain its freedom if activists like her and other defectors continue condemning the oppressive Kim Dynasty. This article was originally posted on Reason.com; https://reason.com/blog/2015/11/15/yeonmi-parks-north-korean-defector-story
SWball May 16, 2016
Posted In: Authors
The fashionable and comfortable athleisure gym attire style is growing in insane popularity. Athleta and Lululemon have been popular athleisure brands, but the new line, Fabletics, is taking the athleisure fad industry by storm. Fabletics.com company has seen a daily rise in visitors with 1.3 million unique visitors as of this month. Fabletics has managed to set itself at the decided forefront of the pack by superb marketing decisions and offering the lowest prices around with each outfit going for $50 which is marked down to $25 if the customer has a membership. For more about Fabletics marketing and a comparison with its competitors see here.
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The company emphasizes being a member because a membership will usually result in the customer buying more merchandise. It is also a great way to ensure customer loyalty. Fabletics was founded by Adam, Goldenberg, and Kate Hudson in 2013. They have been committed to providing the public with comfortable, affordable athleisure wear that is conducive to any strenuous activity. While Fabletics garments are very affordable, they are also the highest quality. Fabletics operates by its company motto: “Live Your Passion. They are driven to spread this same message throughout the world.
SWball May 15, 2016
Posted In: Fashion Company
President Nicolas Maduro has announced that the time in Venezuela will spring forward 30 minutes allowing more daylight after residents get home in the evening when energy use is at its highest, according to an article published via the Independent. The country gets about 66 percent of its electricity from the Guri Dam which is at historical lows. People in the country are very upset about their energy crisis blaming the government for inefficiency in solving the problem which has been ongoing since 2008.
President Maduro has also asked people thru his Linked In account to reduce their use of air conditioning encouraging them to enjoy the tropical weather. Furthermore, he has ordered that women stop blow drying their hair except for special occasions. Additionally, he has ordered that residents stop drying clothes. He says that they should hang clothes outside to dry instead of using the electricity to operate dryers.
Residents are not the only ones hurt by the electricity shortage. He has ordered government officials to work only two days a week and many private industries have restricted working hours because of lack of electricity. Maduro had already ordered that all businesses cease operation for a week during the Easter holiday.
Jose Manuel Gonzalez has come up with an idea in order to encourage residents to do their part. Meanwhile, the president has often taken to the late night airwaves giving rambling speeches that only seem to upset residents even more. One of his recent speeches was recently interrupted by a power outage.
SWball May 3, 2016
Posted In: Energy Problem