Students relaunch a female-focused campus organization

first_img Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Derek Chauvin trial begins, COVID-19 cases on the riseNext articleChancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Ryann Booth RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Ryann Boothhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryann-booth/ ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks printOn a campus that is historically and predominantly made up of women, it can be challenging to find organizations beyond sororities that specifically address their concerns toward their interests.Kendall McCarthy, a first-year strategic communications and French dual major, hopes the return of Her Campus helps fill the void. The national organization, which has more than 400 university chapters in 44 states and seven countries, was founded by three Harvard undergraduate students in 2009. The goal is to create an online magazine dedicated to, written by and focused on empowering college women.A screenshot of Her Campus Media’s colorful homepage. (Photo Courtesy: www.hercampusmedia.com)It is now the number one media portfolio for college women and Gen Z, according to its website.“Her Campus has amassed the largest female college audience of any publication,” said Forbes in their article about how the organization began.McCarthy joined the Her Campus Media community in high school. “Having a Her Campus chapter at the college I would be attending was really important to me as I was deciding where to go,” said McCarthy. “I was so excited when I saw that TCU was listed as one of the schools with a chapter, but I didn’t realize until I got on campus that it was decommissioned in 2017.”She teamed up with Anastasia Helms, a sophomore nursing major, to reinstate TCU’s chapter.Kendall McCarthy (left) and Anastasia Helms (right) help SGA host an event in the TCU Commons. (Kendall McCarthy/Photo)The pair met through the Student Government Association. The blog launched in March with posts from Helms and McCarthy. Helms also serves as the editor-in-chief of the blog.A goal of empowerment Her Campus is seen as a safe space for people to share their ideas and experiences, said Helms.Anyone from any major can join, said McCarthy. Although the organization is geared towards a female audience, all gender identities are welcome to join. “It’s very different from any other organization on campus because you’re able to write about a variety of things whereas other organizations are limited to a very specific goal,” said Helms. “Our goal of empowering people is so broad and you can achieve that in so many ways.”TCU’s chapter is run by an executive board and writing committee of almost all women, with the exception of one man.Martin Vershel, a sophomore theatre major, serves as the Operations Direction of the chapter. “Supporting women isn’t just for women,” said Vershel. “Equity starts with men putting the women in their lives first and working to level the playing field.”Vershel started the column Girl, For Real, where he interviews women and discusses their successes. He started the column to highlight the experiences of triumphant women with hopes that the next generation of women can learn from their stories.“There are other writing organizations on campus, but Her Campus is really the only one that focuses on the topics we cover like sex, relationships, health and career,” said McCarthy. “Our topics are so diverse, and I think that’s what makes us so special.”Chloe Cloud, a sophomore English, journalism and fashion merchandising triple major, writes for the blog.“I love that we have a platform to speak on behalf of women at TCU and to discuss real issues and events happening in women’s lives,” said Cloud.Helms and McCarthy said they are eager to see what TCU’s chapter of Her Campus will accomplish. “There are a lot of moving parts of the organization, so we are excited to see how the members of our chapter use the freedom that Her Campus gives them to create something different,” said Helms. Class of 1971 celebrates 50 year graduation anniversary and reflects on time at TCU TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Ryann Boothhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryann-booth/ ReddIt Academics at TCU Linkedin Posting with a passion: TCU student builds loyal following with Instagram blogcenter_img + posts Kendall McCarthy showing off the re-launch of Her Campus media (Kendall McCarthy) Ryann Booth World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Linkedin Ryann Boothhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryann-booth/ Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Ryann Boothhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryann-booth/last_img read more

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Can Tiny Homes Help Combat Affordability Issues?

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Affordability Home Prices inventory shortages Redfin tiny homes 2018-04-27 David Wharton Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Can Tiny Homes Help Combat Affordability Issues? Tagged with: Affordability Home Prices inventory shortages Redfin tiny homes Previous: This Factor Is Keeping Many Homeowners From Moving Next: Sam Khater Joins Freddie Mac as Chief Economist in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily center_img David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Related Articles About Author: David Wharton The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago With home prices and demand continuing to soar and housing inventory running short in many markets, homebuyers might have to start reconsidering what they’re looking for from a home. One trend that’s been the subject of much coverage is the so-called “tiny homes” phenomenon—bite-sized domiciles that cater to those looking for cheaper options and a simpler approach to daily living. But can these tiny homes really serve as a viable option for homebuyers looking to find more affordable alternatives? Redfin’s new report breaking down the top 10 most popular tiny homes on the market might provide some clues.To find the top 10 tiny homes on the market, Redfin looked at “actively listed single-family homes under 600 square feet in more than 80 markets” and used the number of “favorites” from Redfin users to gauge each home’s popularity among home shoppers. The most popular tiny home currently on the market, according to Redfin, is a quaint, 580 square-foot home in Seattle, Washington. Listed for $309,950, the home certainly isn’t cheap, but it is less than half of the Seattle median home price of $772,729 (according to Zillow data).The top three tiny homes are all in Washington, actually. Number two on the list is a 400 square-foot residence in Monroe, Washington (median home price $424,885), and it’s listed for just shy of $300k. The third-most-popular entry is 440 square feet, listed for $229,000, and located in Gold Bar, Washington (median home price $291,744).With the exception of number six (also in Washington state), the rest of Redfin’s top 10 list is located in California. It’s not surprising that some Californian home shoppers might consider going the tiny homes route—home prices in many California markets have traditionally been high, and the state as a whole is facing severe housing shortages. But how do these pint-sized California homes compare to their Washington counterparts in terms of affordability?The top California tiny home on the list is in the midst of one of the hottest markets in the country, Los Angeles. At 470 square feet and $465,000, this L.A. home is almost $200k cheaper than the $674,140 median home price for L.A.For those willing to sacrifice space to save money, tiny homes do look to be a viable option for homebuyers who can find one to their liking. Riverside, California, is apparently something of a tiny home mecca, with 153 of them currently listed, well ahead of Phoenix’s 99, New York’s 86, L.A.’s 70, and Tampa’s 55.Of course, smallness doesn’t guarantee affordability. Redfin reports that the most expensive tiny home on the market is a 600-square-foot home in Santa Cruz, California, that’s going for $1.25 million—or more than two grand per square foot. (The median home value in Santa Cruz is $913,912.) The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Can Tiny Homes Help Combat Affordability Issues? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago April 27, 2018 2,613 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

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Check out the million dollar view from this massive Brisbane home — the perfect Easter entertainer

first_imgThis eight-bedroom home at 10 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne, is for sale.Owner Matthew O’Connor has hosted many parties at the home at 10 Hawthorne Road over the past 23 years.The Brisbane property developer is reluctantly selling for a sea change after raising his three children there. “It’s just a party house — everyone loves it,” he said. This eight-bedroom home at 10 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne, is for sale.Arena Property Agents director Marvin Wong, who is offering the property to the market, said the home was one-of-a-kind with unprecedented views.Mr Wong said it would be ideal for a large family to move in or to convert into a luxury guesthouse.One family had even flown all the way from Hong Kong to inspect it, he said.Just 3km from the CBD, Hawthorne is one of Brisbane’s most prestigious suburbs with a median house price of $1.2 million, according to researcher Corelogic. This eight-bedroom home at 10 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne, is for sale.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoMr O’Connor first noticed the block of land in 1993 as he was going for a run.“I saw the view and that was it,” he said. “It’s spectacular. It just keeps getting better and better every year.”The original 1923 house has been raised and almost completely rebuilt, but it’s kept its character and charm — think high ceilings, VJ walls and polished hardwood floors. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE This eight-bedroom home at 10 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne, is for sale.And while it might be 94 years old, the home is kitted out with all the mod cons, including touchpad controlled ducted airconditioning, integrated Bose sound system and keyless entry.Perched high on 1200sq m on two separate lots, the home boasts a two-lane lap pool, media room (or ninth bedroom!), gym and billiard room.The owner is even throwing in a three-quarter sized, original slate pool table as part of the sale.The house also includes a rooftop observatory, accessed via the attic which offers a 360 degree view of the city. This eight-bedroom home at 10 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne, is for sale.WOULDN’T this place have come in handy over the Easter break?With a whopping eight bedrooms, there’s room for the whole family — and their friends — in this massive, three-level Hawthorne home.Imagine entertaining on the deck of this grand, hilltop estate while soaking up panoramic views of Brisbane’s CBD and surrounds.last_img read more

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More misery for Mourinho as Chelsea slip to another Premier League defeat

first_imgJose Mourinho was left facing more hard questions after champions Chelsea lost their fourth Barclays Premier League game of the season 3-1 at home to Southampton. Sergio Aguero made it a better day for Manchester City with five goals in 20 minutes helping his side come from behind to thrash Newcastle 6-1 and return to the summit. Aleksandar Mitrovic had given the winless Magpies a shock lead at the Etihad Stadium but Aguero burst to life either side of half-time with a nine-minute hat-trick. He bagged another pair before being substituted in the 66th minute, while the in-form Kevin De Bruyne was also on target as Newcastle went bottom. Sunderland edged above their rivals with a 2-2 draw at home to West Ham – but a first win of the season was let slip. Steven Fletcher and Jeremain Lens put the Black Cats two up in 22 minutes, the latter with a lovely chipped finish. But Carl Jenkinson pulled one back in first-half injury-time, Lens was sent off for a second yellow card and Dimitri Payet levelled on the hour. Crystal Palace moved third in the table after a 2-0 home win in the early kick-off against West Brom. It was 0-0 until the 68th minute, when Yannick Bolasie netted, and Yohan Cabaye’s late penalty sealed it. After eight matches the Blues lie in lowly 16th place, with goals from Steven Davis, Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle rendering Willian’s 10th-minute opener moot. Captain John Terry was restored to the Chelsea starting XI but the defensive problems which have dogged Mourinho’s men this term were present once again as Mane, Pelle and Dusan Tadic enjoyed themselves at Stamford Bridge. By then the Baggies had already lost Jonny Evans and James Morrison to injury. Leicester, beaten by Arsenal last time out, returned to winning ways with a 2-1 success at Norwich. Jamie Vardy won and converted a debatable penalty in the 28th minute, taking his tally to seven in eight appearances this season, before Jeffrey Schlupp doubled the lead. Dieumerci Mbokani’s first goal for the Canaries reduced the arrears but there was no equaliser. A solitary strike from Marko Arnautovic saw Stoke take the points at Aston Villa, who remain in the bottom three after failing to find a way past Jack Butland. Arnautovic, who had earlier been denied by a marginal offside decision, beat Brad Guzan 10 minutes into the second half to hand the Potters a first away win since the same fixture in February. Glenn Murray opened his Bournemouth account in the 1-1 draw against Watford at Dean Court, but missed a penalty to win it late on. The Hornets were gifted their equaliser when goalkeeper Artur Boruc misplaced his kick and striker Odion Ighalo took advantage. Press Associationlast_img read more

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