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Fall Goals: What I Wish to Accomplish


It’s that time of year again! The fall season is fast-approaching and I couldn’t be more excited for some change. Aside from the crisp weather, layered fashion and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING, I am looking forward to setting high standards for myself and attainable goals this fall season. What better time to better yourself then the beginning of the school year?

  1. Consistent Planning + Organization: Anyone who knows me is certain that I would absolutely lose my mind without my planner! I cannot function without writing a personal agenda, making lists, etc. Although I take the necessary steps to stay organized and on task with my responsibilities, I think I could improve with a daily re-cap at the end of the day to make sure I don’t fall short when it comes to school, work, events, etc.
  2. Meal Prep: As a junior without a meal plan and living in FIT’s upperclassman dorm, Kaufman Hall, cooking is a constant struggle — especially when you are a full-time student with classes until 9:00 pm. Cooking on the weekends and arranging a meal prep routine will allow me to spend less time in the kitchen and more time hitting the books and getting homework done efficiently.
  3. Morning Workouts: With classes day-in and day-out throughout the week, it can be sometimes difficult to find time for myself and my physical health. By starting the day as the sun comes up and getting a good night’s sleep the night before, I will be able to fit time into my busy schedule to exercise and get my body and mind right. Cardio is therapy!

There is never a bad time to make a change and set goals for yourself. I encourage every single one of you to set 3 major goals to accomplish this fall! I’d love to hear all of them in the comments below.

Melinda Batista

Hottest Cuts and Chops – Trendy Hairstyles for B-2-School

As a Puerto Rican guy with super curly hair, keeping my hair on trend can be quite difficult. As I am debating to dye my hair before starting school, I decided to help any of you debating to switch it up for back to school. Here are some trendy chops for for the fall!

  1. “The Cut” Bob – a centre-parted angled cut that remains layer-less and shapes the cheekbones with its flattering frame.

2. Textured Layers – a summer/fall classic, the best look for flaunting your long locks and spicing it up with textured layers. Layers will help frame the face and offer your hair that lively boost. They’ll also give off the illusion of more fullness.


3. Bangs – Thick, yet wispy, brow-grazing look gives way for a bold statement for everyone to gag on.

4. Natural Geometric – For a natural look, it’s all about getting a cut to create shape within your hair. The key is allowing your hair to be heavy on top and structured, yet bouncy on the bottom.

5. Bleach Boy – A look for the guys, bleaching has been in the last couple of months, start of the year with a eye-catching look – great with any hair type.


6. Slicked – Keep things simple with a shiny slicked-back look or add dimension with fifties partings that will register edgy and voluminous.

Looking for the right look can be difficult, but always remember to be true to yourself!


P.S. Feel free to comment any ideas for a blog post! Would love to hear from you guys xxo


Hiking Towards a New School Year

As summer comes to an end, and my time back in California is up – I decided to really appreciate the great outdoors by taking a nice hike not far from my house in the mountains of Southern California.

Know for it’s beautiful creek and waterfall, I hiked up the North Etiwanda Preserve located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The about an hour hike brought me closer to nature and realization beginning a new school year.

Sometimes you may feel discouraged starting a new school year, but what you do for yourself today will improve all of your tomorrows. If you want something more than anything in the world, YOU CAN do it.

As I reached the top of the mountain, where the water fall rushed down I thought about letting go of all doubts. Strength doesn’t come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you once couldn’t.

I’m challenging YOU (and myself) to stop wishing and start doing! This school year I want to learn everyday and allow the space between where I am and where I want to go to motivate and not terrify me. Let’s climb to the top of the mountain… (well in New York) let’s run up the stairs to the rooftop of the skyscraper!

Can’t wait for this semester! If you are a new reader, my name is Mariano, feel free to read my short about me by clicking THIS link!

get ready, get set,


– M

FIT Leadership Weekend Fall 2015

“Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership…” Dee Hock

This past weekend I had the privilege to attend the exhilarating Leadership Weekend, put on by FIT Student Life and Student Association! I would like to say… anyone can be a leader – get involved, take action for the greater good, and most importantly make connections.


I learned so much this weekend – about myself, and how to work with others! If you are a perspective student, FIT encourages student involvement. This is another reason to apply to the Fashion Institute of Technology !

I challenge current FIT students to apply for the Spring Leadership Weekend! An information session will be held January 25th from 1:00-2:00 PM in Room A721. Find out more information about the Leadership Weekend here, or contact Christina Ferrari at christina_ferrari@fitnyc.edu and visit the Student Life office in A713!

Fall Festivities

Hey everyone!

So recently I came across some really fun fall festivities all over the internet, and I don’t know about you but fall is my absolute favorite season. So I thought id let you guys in on some really awesome day/weekend trips which are coming up.


HARRY POTTER FEST!! Chestnut hill, PA October 17-18

Its a little bit of a hike to get there but for two days straight you eat, sleep, breathe harry potter. Oh and did I mention dressing up is highly encouraged? How awesome is that. I will definitely be at this event. The 17th is a bar crawl to all harry potter inspired bars and restaurants while the 18th is events, even a quidditch match. (how


Oktoberfest Hoboken, NJ September 25-26

The Catholic Community of Saints Peter & Paul in Hoboken celebrates Oktoberfest with a beer garden from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday; party from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday; and kids village from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Hudson Street between 4th and 5th streets


Fall Arts and Music Festival Hoboken, NJ September 27

This has music on three stages, more than 300 artists, crafters and food vendors, and a children’s section at 3rd Street. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine, on Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th Street. Admission free

Pumpkin Show October 9-11 Woodstown, NJ

The 12th South Jersey Pumpkin Show is an explosion of gourd-related activity, with a pumpkin weigh-off, giant pumpkin pyramid and Little Miss & Mister Pumpkin Show, which is a pumpkin-themed children’s pageant. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Salem County Fairgrounds in Woodstown. Free admission; parking $5 per car.

Indian Festival of lights, Jersey City NJ October 24

a Diwali celebration, returns to Jersey City with food, performances and vendors. Noon to 6 p.m., Grundy Pier and Exchange


And last but not least….

THE ZOMBIE WALK! Smithsville, NJ October 31

The Zombie Walk in Asbury Park may be dead, but Smithville’s annual procession of the undead is still in full effect. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m


There are so many more fun and exciting things coming up even around NYC. Go on facebook or even just google and see what’s going on near you. Do you have any suggestions for places to go? Let me know, I love going on new adventures!

Happy fall y’all