Cyber Sales Jackpot!


Hey guys and gals, finally come out of that Thanksgiving food coma, and hyped for some Cyber Weekend deals??? Well, I’ve got your back! Here is a list of probably about HALF of the Black Friday deals that have been blowing up my inbox, the BETTER HALF don’t worry. So what are you waiting for, get to checking them out! You’re welcome!



use code BLESSED for up to 30% off everything 27/11-30/11
use code CYBER for 20% off everything ends 01/12

50% off selected lines and free delivery ends 30/11

use code TKITOFF for up to 50% off until 29/11

use code RSTYLE21 for 21% off your next purchase and free shipping until 30/11

entire site markdown until 11/30

use code GETOUTHERE for 25% off clearance until 1/12

use code CYBERBAE for 20% off everything until 1/12

use code SELFCCE for up to 20% off ends 29/11

up to 50% off everything

buy 1 bra get 1 50% off until 2/12
use code CYBER65 for free tote with $65 purchase excludes clearance 11/30

30% off sale and extra 30% off selected Black Friday styles 27/11-29/11
up to 50% off 30/11-2/12


20% off site wide, including sale items. Use code Blackout

*Have fun and shop responsibly! ;)

Tips for Staying Stylish and Warm This Winter


During the winter, we all want to look our best, but it’s just so hard to be warm and still look great. Here are some easy tips from my experience for you staying stylish and warm this winter. 



Scarves are perfect accessories with a pure style and warmth. They’re always easy to match, so they won’t take you too much time thinking about how to dress.



A boat-neck sweater is simple and great for winter. Sweaters are warm and this kind of sweaters are simply stylish.



Put on a vest. Fur vests are stylish and they keep you warm over a thin top. I love them!



Leather dresses and jackets are perfect clothing for you to stay warm in!



Peacoats keep you warm all the time. Put on a long peacoat and stay warm in it!



Especially for girls, tall boots are fantastic in winter to keep warm and stylish. Knee-high boots are my favorite.



Stockings and leggings should be also girls’ favorite in winter because they let you still wear skirts, shorts, and dresses in a cold day. They’re also good for both school and office.Remember to keep your legs warm, ladies!

Hope this is helpful for you! Have a nice Thanksgiving!

A Non-traditional Student and a Veteran



This blog post was written by Steven Bussard

            I am a “non- traditional” student (someone going to college that is over the age of 23 according to the GCC website) and a Veteran of the U.S. Army.  I tried college before in the 80’s, but never finished due to personal reasons.  I bounced around from job to job and state to state not really having a direction in my life. I never really appreciated the clout a college education holds until after transitioning out of the military. I had a very well-paying job in Florida, which I loved, at a simulations company, but when it came time for layoffs it was the people that had certificates or degrees that kept their jobs.  So now I am doing what I should have done so many years ago.

I am a son of a U.S. Navy Veteran.  I was born on a Navy base in Bermuda, and then my family was transferred to Norfolk, Virginia where I grew up.  For those of you who do not know the Norfolk or Virginia Beach area is one of the top ten cities with the most military installations in the U.S. My life was going in the wrong direction for quite a long time and I needed a stable environment so I joined the U.S. Army Military Police Corp at 27 years old.  It was during the Gulf War in 1991, but I never got a chance to go to Iraq because 4 days prior to my first day of basic training the Iraqis gave up.   I suppose they heard I was joining (just kidding).  After basic training I was stationed in Camp Darby, Italy which is just outside of Pisa.  I spent 3 years there and whenever I could I traveled Europe because I may never get this chance to do it later in life.  I honeymooned in Paris, France (and the people are not as rude as other Americans would like you to think), spent time in Germany, Hungary, Austria.

Through this time in the Army I learned more about respect and a sense of duty. You start to understand what role the veterans that came before you had to go through, I am sure some of those experiences were worse than mine.  There is a strong sense of brother/sisterhood in the Army and in the other services that is hard to explain to someone that has never been in the military.  I knew when I was in trouble my military brothers/sisters had my back.  I would imagine that is why once we transition out of the military we tend to gravitate toward other veterans because we know that that trust is still there, a feeling we sometimes cannot get from our own families.  That is also why we are so patriotic and respectful to all veterans from WWII, Vietnam, to now.  Even though you did not serve with that veteran the sense of gratitude and brotherhood is still there.  You see we just picked up the torch where they left off.  I like this little ode written by an unknown author “A Veteran Is Someone who, at one point, wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America’ for an amount of ‘up to and including their life.’” That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it. I don’t know what happened to this country since the end of WWII but the respect we should give to all veterans has declined.  To many, Veterans Day is just another holiday or a day off.  It is a day to honor those who have served their country the living and the dead. I for one will never forget that our veterans fight for our freedom every day.  Not just the ones on the front line, but all who have served.  For me, every day is a day for honoring our vets.

Tips for Driving in Winter


Winter is coming! You will always want to be extra careful on the road. There’re these winter driving safety tips to avoid trouble on the road:


  • Watch the weather. One way that drivers can limit their liability in the winter is to plan trips in relatively good weather. Be alert and stay up to date on changing weather and traffic reports in order to anticipate and avoid stormy roadways. New smartphones and tablets make this even easier with real-time wireless weather updates.
  • Slow down. A little more caution makes a lot of difference when roads are slick. Slowing down and driving on low-speed roads will help limit you potential for damage in a collision. Keeping more car lengths between vehicles gives you more time for any sudden stop too.
  • Know Your Extras. This is a big one for those driving newer, more tech-equipped vehicles: it’s critically important to understand how your safety features work. The biggest example? Anti-lock brakes. Where tapping brakes works for controlling skid in traditional braking, pumping ABS can be dangerous. Road safety experts and law enforcement professionals know that anti-lock brakes and other features are no substitute for safe stopping distances and reasonable speeds – and that goes for other high-tech features like traction control as well. Even some more traditional features of a vehicle can be confusing – for example, experts warn against using cruise control on slick roads.
  • Stock A Winter Emergency Kit. In the event that you do have to pull over during a major storm or find yourself with a broken-down vehicle, be prepared with a winter emergency kit. Recommended items include: a flashlight and batteries, hand-warmers, blankets, drinking water, shovel and ice scraper, jumper cables, and standalone emergency lights or flares.


All of these helpful driving tips can assist drivers in keeping themselves and others safe this winter. Hope you have a safe winter and nice holidays!


What is Fashion?


What is fashion?

Fashion is a ruffle, fashion is a crease. Fashion is for the head, fashion is for the feet. Fashion is denim, fashion is diamonds.

Fashion is safe.

Fashion is risk.

Fashion is reflection.

Fashion is vision.

From leather to lace, from sandals to stilettos, from art to music, fashion is…..everything.

Fashion is subjective and open to discussion.

I am happy to announce the theme for the 35th Annual GCC Fashion Show is Fashion is…

Fashion is… seems like a broad theme for the 35th Annual GCC Fashion Show, but fashion is broad and all encompassing.

Each scene will be called Fashion is… ________.

Each individual in charge of a scene has the ability to name the scene and showcase what fashion really means to that individual and how they interpret the theme.

We want the people of Western New York to think and have an understanding about the role of fashion in our culture. We want them to develop their own definitions of what fashion means to them, but we also want to show and educate them on what we think fashion is.

The GCC Fashion Program is excited to educate you on what fashion is on April 30th, 2016!


College Village’s 11th Annual Thanksgiving Feast

Happy Thanksgiving classic table setting.

Hey readers!

Next Tuesday (Nov. 24th) at 6:00 PM, College Village staff will be serving all of their 400+ residents Thanksgiving dinner! If you live at College Village, don’t miss out!


College Village staff and all of the resident assistant will be cooking dishes to bring to the event. There will be turkey, potatoes, macaroni and cheese, vegetables, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and pie! Yum. Each R.A. will season and cook a turkey (some for the first time) so there’s guaranteed to be at least 9 different turkeys, each with it’s own unique flavor. Last year was my first time cooking a turkey and it came out pretty yummy! I seasoned it with some flavors that my mother suggested, and made it my own by adding some of my favorite ingredients, like fresh rosemary and garlic. I plan on cooking the turkey the same way this year. I just hope my teachers allow me to run back and forth from class to C.V. every so often, like most of them did last year.

College Village has been serving Thanksgiving dinner to their residents for 10 years, and this year marks the 11th. It’s a good deed C.V. staff, including Assistant Director of Residential Life, Ellen Brokaw and the R.A.s really look forward to doing.

I am thankful to have the chance to pursue my goals, and to be in college. I know our country’s history isn’t squeaky clean but I’m thankful for the changes that have taken place over the years, and especially for the people that have paved the way me to be right where I am today.


Wild Eastern Turkey

By the way, I didn’t take any of the photos in this post! :)

Until next time friends!



The Innovation Zone


A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go with the CEO Club to the Innovation Zone that is part of the GCEDC (Genesee County Economic Development Center), located across the street in the MedTech Building. In one of their state-of-the-art conference rooms, we meet with the Vice President of Business Development for the GCEDC, Christopher Suozzi. He gave us insight on what they do over at the Innovation Center, part of which is helping businesses get started. People who are looking to start up their company can come in with their business plans and learn how to take it from an idea to a reality. There is space in the Innovation Zone that new companies can use for meetings, video conferences, and workspace while they are looking for their own office space to start up. GCEDC also has land that they have already developed, complete with water lines, so that companies can come in and start to build their buildings and get to work quicker. Allowing multiple businesses to start in the same location creates an industrial park which, in turn, creates more job opportunities for people from Rochester to Buffalo. In summary, GCEDC entices companies to come and start their companies here by having land ready, being located in a convenient area ( between to major cities, Rochester and Buffalo) and by giving companies incentives and tax breaks for 10 years.

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Brian Bell was a guest speaker who also talked with us about being an entrepreneur and shared his own experiences as one. He is the Chief Executive Officer for First Wave Products Group, LLC. His company works on medical accounts; he said he listens to ideas that people or students have, discerns which are good, and helps get funding to make their idea possible. One of the things his company is responsible for is the “First Crush” which automatically turns pills into powder- He described it to us as a Keurig for pills. This idea came from an individual from the University at Buffalo.

When Brian talked to us about being an entrepreneur, he told us how everyone has ideas but it takes someone who is truly passionate about something to be able to execute that idea and turn it into something real. Then he and Chris turned it over to all of us in the club and asked if any of us had ideas or passions that we could turn into a business. Some of us shared our ideas of how we would take something that already exists and make it better for the environment. Some of us were working on creating something entirely new. Personally, I would like to open my own event planning company someday. Both Chris and Brian gave me advice on how to achieve my goal- they said that I should absorb as much experience as I could before opening my own business. That way, if I made a mistake, I would be able to learn from it for the future.

-Lilia Kesterke