Nov 28 2018

November Business of the Month: Original Moxie

by blogemu

Moxie can be defined as “a force of determination, character, or nerve”. And moxie is something that our November business of the month, Original Moxie, demonstrates.

 

Founded by Rachel Blistein, Original Moxie is a salon that is dedicated to making and creating hair products that work for everyone.

 

But what sets them apart from other salons, isn’t just the talented people who make up Original Moxie- it’s their line of environmentally friendly hair products that have been crafted for all types of hair.

 

Rachel started creating her incredible line of products because of her own experiences with finding expensive products, and products that stopped working after a few applications.

 

After finding the right recipe, Rachel shared her products with her friends and family, who shared it with their friends and family. It wasn’t long before she was selling her products to people she didn’t know!

 

Original Moxie has a unique process to find which products work best for your hair. Using their 3-D system, they determine your hair’s density, curl, and dryness. From there, they can recommend the best product to make your mane stand out.

 

Their large variety of products range from shampoos, conditioners, treatments that help moisturize, protect, and de-frizz hair. Additionally, they sell items such as head wraps, spray bottles, and gift sets.

 

If you are interested in learning more about Original Moxie and their awesome line of products, please visit their website at www.originalmoxie.com.

 

Hi! My name is Heather Pruitt and I am a senior studying Public Relations with a minor in LEADership at Eastern Michigan University. I am a member of PRSSA and am the Director of Philanthropy for the collegiate chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau – Alpha Chapter. In my free time, I love to write music, spend time with my friends, and hang out with my cat.

Nov 27 2018

Everyday Backpack Essentials

by blogemu

If you’ve made it this far into the semester, you know there are some things that you just can’t forget about for class.  Time after time I find myself wishing I had my phone charger or a nice cold ice water. Here are just a few essential backpack items that will make or break your studying!

Umbrella!  I survived my first year of college without one by sneaking under friends umbrellas and using my hood…but getting SOAKED!  Do yourself a favor, save the hassle, and go pick up a good umbrella. You’ll thank me when it rains next week.

 

Tissues.  Simply put, you don’t want to be stuck running to the bathroom every 5 minutes to take care of that runny nose of yours.

 

Multicolored pens.  I have a photographic memory, so being able to color code my notes is helpful, especially when studying.

 

Chargers.  Phone charger, laptop charger, watch charger, headphone charger, camera charger…any electronic you use for school, bring the charger.  Especially if you commute and your home isn’t a short walk away!

 

Headphones.  It’s easy to get distracted while doing homework on campus with all the chatter.  Having headphones in your backpack can help reduce that noise as well as keep you focused!

 

A snack!  This one is my favorite.  So many times I have gotten up and left class because my stomach was growling too loudly and I had to run home and eat.  Don’t be me, and bring a snack.

 

Water bottle or beverage.  Whether your favorite drink is water or anything with caffeine (although I prefer the latter), you’ll be thankful you brought it when you’re on campus for 3 hours and the only drink options are out of a vending machine.

 

Chapstick!  There have been so many times where my lips are on fire, especially during these cold winter months.  If you add anything into your backpack off this list…make it the chapstick.

 

Of course, there are a ton more things you should have with you in your backpack, however, these are some things you might not think to include!  Make your semester easier, and add in these backpack essentials.

 

Hey everyone!  I’m Sami, and I’m a junior here at Eastern Michigan University!  My majors are marketing and communication, and in my free time, I work as a photographer and for the Detroit Tigers on their Energy Squad!  

Nov 13 2018

5 Great Places to Eat on Campus

by blogemu

Everyone knows that as a college student, there’s nothing better than eating for free. But, there’s only so many free meals offered on campus, and eventually, you’ll get sick of your typical pizza and Ramen.

 

When that happens, you have a couple options. You can use your student ID to pay for food at one of the many establishments on campus including The Commons, The Student Center, The Eagle Cafes and more.

 

5) The Eagle Cafes

 

These cafes, which are scattered around campus, are a great place to grab food between classes when you don’t have time for a full meal.

 

They offer tons of options for both food and drink. Pick up some chips for a quick snack, or if you’re hungrier try one of their grab and go sandwiches or salads.

 

Quench your thirst with water, pop, juice, or get a much-needed energy boost with coffee.

 

4) The Eastern Eateries

 

Located in the First Year Center, The Eateries offer burger, chicken, pizza, salads, soups, and more! Stop at one of 4 eateries for a meal or grab a quick bite from a great selection of snacks. ‘

 

The Eateries have plenty of seating, making it a great place to meet friends for lunch. They even have a printer!

 

3) CrossRoads MarketPlace

 

The MarketPlace is a hot spot for students with extra Flex at the end of the semester. With the largest selection of grab and go items, the MarketPlace is our on-campus convenience store.

 

While there you can get pizza, sandwiches, and a rotating menu of homestyle meals.

 

2) The Commons

 

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “quality over quantity.” Well, that’s not always true.

 

The Commons is Eastern’s all-you-can-eat dining option. Here you can find hot entrees, a salad bar, deli, grill, pizza, cereal, a dessert counter, and soft-serve ice cream. There’s plenty of seating and one meal swipe grants you access for the whole day so you can camp out and study for exams.

 

1) The Student Center Food Court

 

Ranked as the #1 Student Union in the country, our student center has plenty to offer including Smashburger, Mondo, Sono, Blaze, Starbucks, The Hasty Rabbit, and The Lobby Shop.

 

The Student Center is a great place to meet up with friends for a meal, to work on a project, or grab a coffee.

 

Josh Young is a third year Marketing Major with concentrations in IMC and Sales and a Communication Minor. He is a member of the American Marketing Association, Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, and the Honors College.