In the early twentieth century, rhino populations in Africa and Asia had an approximate worldwide population of 500,000. By 2011, the Western black rhino had been declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and only 29,000 rhinos exist in the wild in total.
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Christmas decorations are being set up on the Walgreens in Astor Place. Ice skating rinks are starting to open. It could start snowing in a few weeks. It was in the 50’s in New York City this past week. I still refuse to wear a jacket until November.
It’s the second week of September and already I find myself rummaging through my sweaters trying to find something warm to wear in the mornings. I was tired of wearing shorts after the third day of class, but now after one week of wearing warmer clothing, I’m asking myself where Summer disappeared to. Horrible foreshadowing newspaper articles are already being released, scaring us New York City dwellers, stating that it’s going to be an especially bad Winter with record breaking snowfall. I had been hoping that everyone who told me last Winter was an anomaly would be correct. I guess not.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Fall. It happens to be my favorite season. However, I would Summer a little longer before hibernating for the seemingly 8-month-long Winter. Fall is great. There are beautiful leaves falling (off of the few NYC trees that exist), the temperature is crisp and fresh, it’s acceptable to drink apple cider and hot chocolate, you can go apple picking and buy apple cider donuts, and most importantly for many Americans, Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes.
Everyone in college knows what it’s like to have barely any money, but college students still want to look good. It can be hard to find really cute things on a small budget, especially when you live in an expensive city (a.k.a. New York City). In October of 2013, I wrote a post about how New York City is always tempting me to shop (Combatting a Shopping Temptation). However, since that time I have realized some great ways to combat the shopping temptation with great, inexpensive finds. I will be dedicating a few blog posts to the subject matter of Fashion on a College Budget, so look forward to succeeding posts!