It's my "time of the month'' ladies. And this one is hell.

(10/20) The Hell That Is Having Your Period In College

A follow up to "PMS Is An Experience"

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If you read my article last week about PMS, and you really should, it's a great article, and I need the views, you probably aren't surprised about my topic for this article.

Last week, it was the opening act.

This week, it's the main event.

Are you ready?

Brace yourselves. Because I'm on my period. And I'm a college student. And I am living a nightmare.

I hate that I'm one of those girls that can't function on her period. I really should be used to it by now. But I'm not.

I guess I have an excuse this time. I just started taking birth control on Sunday, which coincided with the start of my menstruation. I love using that word by the way. While birth control is a way of regulating your menstruation, it doesn't happen right away. Unfortunately.

I feel even more lethargic and hungry than I did last month.

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If You Have A Project You Want To Grow, Crowdfunding May Be The Answer

The benefits of the crowdfunding phenomenon.

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The idea of crowdfunding is exciting, isn't it? A small town poet can use a platform like GoFundMe or Patreon to sell their work directly to those who are looking for it. A community organizer can not only raise funds for an upcoming event, but they can also keep the funds coming in to raise money for the monthly expenses of running their group. A magazine editor can keep their readership engaged through multimedia as well as tangible perks in exchange for tiers of subscription costs.

Crowdfunding makes it so people can combine multiple engagement styles directly with target audiences for a common cause.

What really makes crowdfunding satisfying is getting monetary confirmation that what one is passionate about is supported. Money rules a lot of the world, and receiving money for creating or providing something for others is extremely fulfilling. Different than just going to work and earning a paycheck. Jobs employ workers to create or provide something that has already had a template of origination.

Crowdfunding is running one's own business of creation or providing goods without a bunch of the red tape. In fact, one could say that crowdfunding has allowed sites like Etsy to flourish. One can now make a pretty decent profit just making pins, Mickey ears, necklaces — whatever one can imagine — and get it directly in eyes of those interested. There's nothing to lose in crowdfunding, just the hour or so it may or may not take to set up the site.

Crowdfunding can also be used for temporary things like school funds, funeral funds, and recovery efforts. Need $10,000 to get through a semester at college? Have a sudden death in the family and need $5,000 to pay closing costs and unexpected expenses? Major world disaster like a hurricane or tsunami destroy an entire majorly populated area? GoFundMe is your answer. You'll most likely get twice as much funds then the goal you set.

There's now many crowdfunding sites out there. Outside of GoFundMe, the three biggies are Patreon, Indiegogo, and Kickstarter. So take your pick, make your page, and get some money!

And just in case you're wondering, yes I do have crowdfunding efforts out there for my projects! One for my personal writings, and one for my magazine.

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From Both Political Parties, College Student Opinions On Turning Point USA

What Is All The Fuss?

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TurningPoint USA is a non-profit organization founded on June 5, 2012 by Charlie Kirk. The organization's mission is to identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government. This organization has spread to many college campuses across the country and continues to grow. Although, some people are not fond of the organization and how they present themselves. Some people who disagree with Turning Points views have said things along the lines of the group publishing right wing bias news, only favorites conservatives and can be questionable all together. But no matter what side you may be on, it is up to you to formulate an opinion and make an educated decision. Here a are some quotes from people who both support it and don't.

1. Joshua Aminov- President At The Rider University TPUSA Chapter.

Joshua has been a member of TPUSA for a few years and even became the cofounder of his colleges chapter. He is extremely intelligent and knowledgeable about political topics.

"I believe in Turning Point USA and its mission to promote individual Liberty on college campuses and high schools throughout the country. I believe it is beneficial because of my first hand experience watching students becoming exposed to principles of freedom that they never heard from the teachers in their classrooms."

2. June White- Student At The Rider University TPUSA Chapter.

June will be the 2019-2020 vice president for her TPUSA chapter. She is a dedicated member of helping the club grow and to reach other students.

"I believe Turning Point USA is beneficial to college and university campuses as well as high schools because it provides a place for students from anywhere on the political spectrum to promote fiscal responsibility and free speech while also leaving a platform open for thought-provoking discussion on any issues without labels, such as republican or democrat, getting in the way."

3. Anonymous Student From New Jersey.

This person wished to stay anonymous when answering questions about Turning Point and how this person felt about the organization's image. Like the other two people, this person is also a college student.

'' TPUSA is interesting. I like how they promote discussions and debates on important topics of society. Most people involved at my campus chapter are really cool and for the most part inclusive. What I do not like is the negative image TPUSA has at my university and as a whole. Through my own research, I've found that many people think they are very far or extreme far right. Not that is necessarily a bad thing, but the way some members in the organization portray themselves and TPUSA as a whole is extremely bad. Also, if you do not believe in the same ideas or are very far on the political spectrum in the opposite direction, it can be hard to interact with these people much unless it's for a civil debate."

TPUSA has been around for almost a decade. It has received backlash and hate for their view points, but that does not stop the club members from enjoying a group who all believe in the same ideas. In this type of situation, the best way to formulate your own opinions about TPUSA is to check into it and learn. It definitely is not for everyone, but it can hurt to learn.

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