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Cristina’s Corner

Cristina’s Corner
Senior Editor’s Note
By Cristina Jaramillo

       The month of May always has the same effect on me. It detonates my adventurous mojo and thrusts me into full-wanderlust-mode. Can you feel it too? Summer is almost here! And to get you into that summer groove, we’ve got a blazin’ issue filled with everything you’ve come to expect from OUTLOUD—entertaining and thought-provoking articles with a kick of attitude.

Make Waves: While we take water for granted millions in South Africa don’t have that luxury. Our Merry-Go-Round of Hope article exposes this looming current condition and describes how through an innovative idea playgrounds are being used to generate drinking water in the region. Find out how you can add a little grain of sand by supporting the PlayPumps project or by participating in the “100 Pumps in 100 Days” campaign going on through June 29th.

Get your music fix: Download the latest tunes onto your iPod as you prepare for a sun-soakin’ summer. Read on for great coverage on the hottest concerts and rising artist including My Chemical Romance, Cute Is What We Aim For, Envy on the Coast, As Tall as Lions and Circa Survive plus many more.

Be Fierce: Fashion aficionados, have we got an article for you. Be sure to read Student Designers Dazzle with Spring Showcase for all the glitz and glamour of this year’s Miami Fashion Week, featuring student designers from A.I. Miami. Get an inside look at Miami fashion trends for all your favorite facets: haute couture, avant-garde, the everyday and quintessential evening wear garments.

Period-less Summer? Ladies, deciding how often to have your period ladies may sound like a dream come true, but as our That time of the month…or that time of the year? article showcases these new little pills are packed with controversy. Read on to find the pros and cons of such pills and whether they are right for you.

We hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we did putting it together. We’d love to hear from you. Shoot us an email at to give us your feedback or to suggest topics we should cover in future issues. Without YOUR feedback, we can’t make it happen, so c’mon shoot us a line.

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