When Your Bully Is Also Your Friend

When we think of bullying, we often think of someone mistreating another person who is outside of their group. However, bullying often occurs within groups of friends. Sometimes, friends align themselves against one friend in their group. Bullying can be especially dangerous and painful if the bully is part of your friendship group. For one […]


When Your Friend Makes the Team…and You Don’t

The squad, the team, the play, the choir… whatever it was: You both tried out. She made it. You… didn’t. ~ It’s normal to feel a little jealous, but we should be happy for our friends when they experience success. This can be a tough situation, especially if you’ve worked really hard before tryouts and […]

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Tee Time with Maggie Sloan

No bogeys for Maggie Sloan! The only girl on her high school golf team, Maggie is shaking things up on the green. Maggie has been playing golf ever since she could walk and started playing competitive tournaments when she was just six years old. “I grew up in a family that is a golf family… […]



Cute Sweaters for Sweater Weather

Have no fear, summer sweater weather is here! Bring it on fall! Fall is right around the corner, and sweater weather is slowly making its way back, whether we like it or not. Colder temps don’t mean your fashion should die down; they mean bring out the cute sweaters!  Keep your wardrobe trendy with these […]


Get the Hollywood Look for Less!

We get it. We absolutely adore the outfits that are spotted down Hollywood Boulevard, and scramble on the internet to find something similar. Been there, done that. But, what if we can actually had the same outfits as our idols? I know you like the sound of that idea! Here are a couple of outfits […]


End of Summer Sales!

Tis the season for end of summer sales! If you wanted that cute bikini that was way out of your budget, or those really cute shorts, well now is the time to go back and get them! If you’re just like me, and love a good bargain, than you’ll love these sales! There are some online […]



5 Musicals/Plays that We Can’t Wait to See this Fall

If you’re tired of the same old movies and TV shows you’ve been watching all summer, seeing a play or musical can really open your eyes to a different form of entertainment. While I understand that TRU readers live all over the place, I sincerely tried to pick major cities around the US that host […]


The Five Artists (That Don’t Sing) That Should Be On Your Playlist

By Devyn Smith While accompanied by music, the voice that comes through your speaker is not melodic, but intense. Staccato… with a message to get across that has no time for four bars of vocal runs. It instantly grabs your attention, speaking straight to your soul. It is spoken word poetry, and it’s escaped from […]


Summer’s Biggest Movie: A Marvel-Ous New Space Opera

It’s the end of the summer, which means that the box office is chalk-full of incredibly loud, action packed movies. After the success of the Avengers in the summer of 2012, it’s no surprise that other spandex-clad Marvel superheroes have hit the big screen in these warm summer months (Iron Man, Captain America, Thor etc.). […]