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22 Things I Learned at 22

22 Things I Learned at 22

Ihsani Jackson, Staff Writer

April 5, 2016

It's normal to feel a little immature well into your 20's. Trust me, I still do. But in the last year I feel like I've grown a lot as a person and as a woman. Here's the 22 things I have learned since turning 22. Love yourself. Fall in love with yourself. Take yourself out on dates. Go ahead g...

Not the Average College Experience

Not the Average College Experience

Ihsani Jackson, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016

I've always been different. I was always the odd one growing up. I was the black girl who listened to rock and hated r&b. I was the girl who spoke well in an urban neighborhood. My college experience has been no different. I remember when I first set foot on the Mercy campus and I had dreams of...

Meal Time With the Editors.

Meal Time With the Editors.

Ihsani Jackson, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016

The time slot from 12-2:30, one can collectively hear interns in offices across the city hold their breath. Mealtime with the editors is some of the scariest times I've ever experienced while interning. I knew pursuing a career in print would include me paying my dues. Dues that often include picking...

Does the Devil Wear Prada?

Does the Devil Wear Prada?

Ihsani Jackson, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016

Whenever someone finds out that I intern for Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine, I almost always get asked whether or not my life is like “The Devil Wears Prada.” I laugh because it is and then isn’t. Yes. and no. Let me start out by that Anne Hathaway’s character was an assistant to the...

Korean 10 Step Skincare

Korean 10 Step Skincare

Ihsani Jackson, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am interested in Eastern Asian cultures. I find them interesting and very dense with history. Compared to other countries, the US is a baby when it comes to these things. Now, if you really know me you'd know that I am interested in culture about Korea and Japan more...

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

Ihsani Jackson, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016

This year has started off just peachy. I was let go from my job during the second week of February, because they needed me to work more. Currently I am in school full-time two days a week and an Intern at Cosmopolitan & Seventeen magazine three days a week. And until two weeks ago, I was a sales...

Fossils.

Fossils.

Ihsani Jackson, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016

I walk the streets of New York trying to start my life anew and I stumble into fossils of what we use to be. Constantly being reminded of what was, stuck between my desire for wanderlust and the city I love. Hammerstein. A fossil. I sometimes catch myself smiling at the memories. Laughing. Talking....

If I Were To Be Stuck on a Deserted Island…

If I Were To Be Stuck on a Deserted Island...

Ihsani Jackson, Staff Writer

January 21, 2016

I was speaking to someone one recently. (I was looking to date this person but our plans fell through and we never reconnected but I digress). Through our brief courtship, he had asked me “If you’re were to be stuck on a deserted island with anyone, dead or alive - who would it be?” I immediately...

A Misunderstanding

A Misunderstanding

Ihsani Jackson, Staff Writer

December 8, 2015

The gun sits in the middle of the table. All of us sit watching it. Loaded. One bullet in the chamber. Click. Misfire. November - They're here, finally. The $10 I borrowed so that I could buy a hoodie. The deliverance of a birthday cake. The start of a fan club. Something that I could be a...

Anticipation: The 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Anticipation: The 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Ihsani Jackson, Staff Writer

November 8, 2015

In preparation for the 20th Annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, I have been watching VS catwalks of the past. For ten years now, I have watched the show annually. ‘Ooh-ing’ and ‘aah-ing’ at the splendor and extravagant outfits, anticipating what the VS crew will do next. Every year, they...

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