Jasmine Maki is a features reporter for Accent. Her main beats are arts and entertainment and life and style. She also occasionally covers health, family and TV.
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From the elegant gowns and sharp tuxedos to the matching boutonnieres and corsages, to the Grand March and the dance, prom is full of age-old tradition.
With the abundance of information we post to social media sites, our online reputations are becoming just as important as our real world reputations. How one chooses to use various social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn could benefit or harm his chances of receiving a job offer, getting accepted into a university or winning a civil suit, among other things. And, while users can delete Facebook posts and tweets, one never knows who has already shared those images or captured those posts with a screen shot.
The hip-hop scene in Grand Forks may be small, but two young artists are trying to stir some excitement for the genre.
Wearing a floral dress, a gold flower necklace and peach flower earrings, I was ready for a flower-themed In the Studio shoot at East Grand Floral. At the shop, owner Shelly Duchsherer introduced me to Michelle Capenos, who has worked for her for eight to 10 years. Michelle is fairly new to designing floral arrangements. She started about a year ago, but I never would have known.
Four out of five stars The free app Jelly is a social networking app with purpose. Users pose questions to others with photos or map locations, and other users provide their expert advice. Whether it’s recommendations for where to eat in a new city, what kind of plant is growing in the garden or who painted the mural outside the coffee shop, Jelly is bound to have a user that can provide an answer.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Job interviews can stir a lot of nerves and anticipation of new possibilities, which can put clothing at the back of one’s mind. But employers around the Grand Forks area agree that the first impression is everything, and one’s clothing choices have a lot to do with it. “Everything is about that first impression,” said Mickie Nakonechny, owner of True Colors. “You don’t want to overdo and you don’t want to under-do it.”
As the career coordinator in the career services office at UND, Kathryn Vigness has to set a professional example for her students in both her actions and appearance.
Four out of five stars. Remember those little word magnets you wrote silly poems with on your fridge when you were a kid? Well, the new app FridgePoems brings back that childhood fun in digital form.
With two gunshots, four frantic couples and a pile of lies, the audience will feel the growing tension when UND presents Neil Simon’s “Rumors,” April 8 through 12 at the Burtness Theatre.
Whether it’s for a date night with her husband or for a night out with friends, Anubha Bansal, of Grand Forks, loves getting dressed up. And, she said she can never be overdressed. Her go-to look is a dress and high heels paired with a clutch and cocktail ring.