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Where ideas come from

To get a good idea... you need to get through a couple (actually a lot) of bad (actually very bad) ideas first. As a television producer I always get asked where I come up with my ideas. Do people bring you ideas? No. Do you read a lot? Enough. Are you super creative? My real answer is that I just keep my eyes wide open and am always looking. In on...

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Chapman Catwalk: Leather

Welcome back, fashionistas. About our Fashionista: Shedding a badass vibe onto campus this fall is leather, in every thinkable form. From pants to jackets to shoes to bags, leather is here. Taken straight out of Glamour Magazine’s mouth, leather jackets are a fall necessity and a “fall fashion staple” due to their ”subtle abil...

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One Hour Excursions: Venice Beach

If you are in the mood to get away from Chapman and enjoy a day at the beach where there is music, food, festivities and art, Venice Beach is the place to go. Venice is about an hour away from Chapman up the 405 north and 90-west freeway. There are plenty of things to do here to keep you occupied. The Venice Beach Boardwalk is filled with dif...

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Knowing your audience

In anything you do you need to know your audience. It is the single most important factor in getting a sale, having a happy customer, signing an investor and even keeping your girlfriend happy. I feel like this strategy has been employed from some of our first memories. I remember back to when I would get in trouble with my parents and blame every...

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Monica Lewinsky shows why a good reputation is key

I have been on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for the past 2 years and for the first time in the magazine’s history they invited all of these 30 Under 30 list members to an event in Philadelphia. They called the event the 30 Under 30 Summit, which might sound like some pretentious conference... but in reality it was far from it. They invited some of...

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5 more ways 20-somethings make “it” happen

Two posts ago I gave my advice on how budding entrepreneurs make "it" happen. Once again, by “It” I am referring to… getting the company off the ground, getting people to listen, getting clients/investors and building what you want. I realized that there are o many more ways to make "it" happen so here we go with five more ways. 1. Life is...

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Sunshine Daydream: Blue Eyed Lucy

Blue Eyed Lucy is a rock 'n' roll band at heart.  They play local shows and occasionally make the trip up north to Santa Cruz.  What genre do you consider Blue Eyed Lucy? Rock ’n’ roll for champions.  Tweek rock, if you’re wondering what tweek is it’s like a mix of a little punk, like haunted surfer punk wrapped up in a bouquet...

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Sunshine Daydream: Niki Black

Niki Black is a classical piano major who enjoys making contemporary music.  She works on a variety of projects at once keeping her music world quite busy.  She's an artist, songwriter and a part of Chapman's Simply Vocale.   What genre of music do you make? I’ve been playing piano since I was four so my songs are really piano driven...

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Chapman Catwalk: Plaids

Welcome back, fashionistas. About our Fashionista: A fabulous fall trend to add to the collection is plaid. A strong asset to Glamour magazine’s Fall 2014 collection, plaid is described as the perfect way to pop color into the season. Harper’s Bazaar editors agree, self-titling themselves “mad for plaid” in this season's trend...

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One Hour Excursions: Escape All Hallows’ Eve

This week our excursion took us down the 91-east Freeway all the way into San Bernardino where Escape: All Hallows’ Eve was occurring at the North Orange Show (NOS) Events Center. Some of the world’s greatest DJs converged in Southern California and delivered an epic two-day event. The venue was filled with lights hanging from the trees, th...

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