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Let Us L.I.V.E. (Learn, Inform, Vote & Empower)

As young people we can find a million reasons to avoid getting into politics. However we fail to realize how everything we do involves some form of politics. Therefore we need to get involved on some level, major or minor, to have a say in what we want in our country, state, and town. Hence us putting together Let Us L.I.V.E. We held our event at two phenomonial universities, Rowan University and Seton Hall University. 

 

Learn

 

In order for us to put on the program, AfroMadu had to do their homework. We reached out to every candidate (democrat, republican and independent) who was running for governor, senator, and within the legislative district of the university’s location. We had to learn their platforms to be able to display the information at the event. This way students were able to learn about every candidate even if the candidate was not able to attend. 

 

Once we learned who was running it was time to inform. 

 

 

Inform 

 

Local candidates and gubernatorial candidates came out to speak to students on their platforms, what they have done in the community and what they plan to do in the future. Not only did the candidates let us know about what they have/plan to do but they informed us about different aspects of American History and what is currently going in New Jersey politics. Students came into the program for one reason (to support a friend or the organization hosting the event) and left with knowledge and a appreciation for the program. 

 

 

Vote 

 

Our goal for the event was to create educated voters. We succeeded. Everyone who attended, for five minutes or the entire duration, learned about every politician running for office. We hope every individual will use the information they received and make the best choice to suite them on Nov. 5th. 

 

 

Empower

 

Knowledge is power. Power always needs to be handed down. Therefore, we hope everyone who attended the event will share the knowledge bestowed upon them to a friend, family member, and colleague. We want students to know they have a voice because they are the future of tomorrow. 

 

 

 

Special Thanks: 

Senate President – Senator Sweeney 

Assemblywoman Riley 

Assemblywoman Jasey

Niki Trunk

Freeholder Wallace 

Diane Sare 

William Araujo 

Steven Welzer

Rowan’s Black Cultural League 

Rowan’s NAACP

Rowan’s Student Government Association

Seton Hall’s Black Student Union 

Seton Hall’s African Student Association 

Delta Zeta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

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Seton Hall University: AfroMadu is Coming to You!

North Jersey! Come out and get informed about your future politicians on October 25th at Seton Hall University!

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There will be great people, live performances, and a raffle giveaway! You don’t want to miss this!

A Student’s Survival Guide…

School is here to stay for another nine months, and although everyone has the “focused, get good grades” trend in the beginning of the school year, what can you really do to stay consistent throughout the semester?

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Even us as college students struggle with balancing all of the things that we need to do (friends, family, work, extracurricular activities, AfroMadu, etc.) along with keeping of schoolwork up to par. Being consistent, in itself, is a super hard concept to tackle. But no worries, AfroMadu has some tips to keep you track this school year. 

1. WRITE EVERYTHING DOWN! the notion of literally looking at  the things you need to get done and understanding the importance of why it needs to get done, serves a great purpose in staying consistent with academic work. Investing in a thorough planner and writing down assignments, activities day and even long term and short term goals gives you a better understanding of what you need to do, along with mapping your days, weeks and months out effectively. 

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2. TIME MANAGEMENT. Keeping track of all the things you do each day and making sure that the day is productive is EXTREMELY hard. But understanding that time is SUPER precious and procrastination will win the battle if time is not used correctly, can potentially kill your consistency goal and harm your school semester. Think of your typical school day: what activities and leisure hobbies are more time consuming than others? Are there any activities that can be shortened or monitored to get some extra study time or reading in? Reevaluating your time and closing the lazy gaps will strengthen your consistency! 

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3. ASK FOR HELP! Although us students may feel that we can handle everything that life throws us, asking for help is not gonna cause us to melt. Finding strategies to partner up in studying and asking professors for better explanations on subject matters can lighten up our stress and even understand curriculum better. This only gives us a better foot in the door and keeps material significant in our mind. Asking for help from professors and professionals can also land you a great space  to share your future dreams and career goals with. NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK! 

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4.  HAVE FUN! There’s no reason why you can’t have a good time and keep track of your studies! Making sure that you aren’t so sucked into academics and actually find time to hang out with friends, relax your brain, and spend time on those leisure activities that you love. That only makes school and work more enjoyable to complete. Have fun! 

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5. STAY FIT AND HEALTHY! Maintaining a fit diet and healthy workout schedule is also vital to what you produce in the classroom. Little things like drinking water everyday, along with getting a good workout will benefit your academics. Studies have shown that students who are have a regular workout routine and healthy diet produce better grades in the classroom. Take advantage of working out now! 

 

Just a few tips to survive this school semester. Finding whats essentially right for your lifestyle can be conducive to obtaining a successful semester.  Good luck students!