GIRL POWER & PURPOSE

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When Texting Turns Into Sexting

Yeah, you know the buzzword. Sexting—when texting becomes inappropriate both verbally and with pictures—has become a socially acceptable thing. Sometimes people knowingly engage in this behavior, and other times even the most innocent of conversations can take the plunge. The golden rule is this: don’t do it. Please don’t, don’t do it. Don’t post (or […]

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TRU Cover Model Winner Amber Holup: Superstar Volunteer!

TRU is pleased to introduce you to Amber Holup, one of the winners of our cover model search earlier this year. See her on the cover of our Fall 2014 Issue! {Get it here} 430 hours. That’s how much time Amber Holup has spent volunteering. You’re probably wondering, “How in the world has she managed […]

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When You and Your Friend Like the Same Guy

If Cupid’s arrow has misfired and hit both you and your friend, fear not! We’ve got some tips to help you know what to do. First, try to take a step back. You already know that this situation is not ideal. Try to look at it calmly and objectively. If your friend has been crushing on […]

BEAUTY & FASHION

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Fall Clutches Under $50 That Work

Clutch attack! Maybe you should try rockin’ a clutch purse this fall! Maybe you’ve always carried a cross-body or a regular purse — this fall, try something different. But, wait. There is a time and a place for carrying a clutch purse. If you’re going to school, you obviously can’t bring a clutch! But if you’re going to […]

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5 Easy Beauty Tips for a Clear Face

Either you’ve gone through it or it hasn’t hit you yet, but having acne isn’t the best feeling in the world. For me, it lowers my self esteem, and I’m sure it does for you, too! If you’ve tried everything in the book to get rid of your pimples, these 5 tips should hopefully help […]

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Homecoming Hairstyles

Its that season again! Homecoming season! Homecoming football games, spirit week, and late night sleepovers. Its probably the most exciting week in high school. But, it can be super stressful too! Finding the perfect dress, making sure the limo arrives on time, and maybe even waiting around for your crush to ask you. Been there done […]

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

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Best New Single: No Man Is an Island

Tenth Avenue North is back with a great new single. “No Man Is An Island” comes from their summer EP “Islands.” So what’s so great about the song’s meaning? In it, the Florida band encourages the importance of relationships. Although it may seem difficult to open up and create friendships, it has a great pay-off. One […]

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Lecrae’s ‘Anomaly’ Topping the Charts

Lecrae is back with his seventh album, “Anomaly,” and with that title it’s no surprise that his album is a moving-and-shaking, hip-hop classic that stands out from the rest. The Reach Records rapper, known for his crazy beats and rhymes, is back with a host of surprises and features on his new album. From the looks of […]

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The TRU Ranking of Disney Princesses: From Damsels in Distress to Girls with Guts

With the mega success of Disney’s latest princess duo, Frozen’s Elsa and Anna, it’s no doubt that its leading ladies are now being molded into more feisty, forward, and independent characters. While we all have our own favorite Disney princess, you have to admit that some are just a little less passive than the others. Even […]