August 2014

US Open 2014 Schedule: When, Where To Watch Opening Ceremony Of Tennis Competition

Today is the day. All eyes are in New York as the US Open begins. Names like Stan Wawrinka, Venus Williams, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova and many more will compete to win the fourth and last tennis major comprising the Grand Slam. The other three tournaments are the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. The US Open is held annually in late August and early September over a two-week period. The main tournament consists of five event championships: men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles, with additional tournaments for senior, junior, and wheelchair players.

This year, the opening ceremony to kick off the tournament will take place on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Tennis legends John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova will join US Open Chairman and USTA President Dave Haggerty, while celebrating the 30-year anniversary of their 1984 US Open singles titles. They will kick off the ceremony and will give the court to Fitz and the Tantrums, who are headlining the event with their musical act.

Fitz and the Tantrums reached No. 1 on the Billboard alternative charts and sold more than 500,000 copies of their hit singles “Out of My League” and “The Walker,” and will perform a three-song set while a video and light show, projecting classic US Open moments, will play during the performance. An immersive video and light show, complete with projections of classic US Open moments, will surround the band during the performance.

After their set, BeBe, Marvin and Carvin Winans will take the stage for a memorable rendition of the national anthem.

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August 2014

A Preview of the U.S. Open

All eyes will be on Serena Williams and Roger Federer at this year’s United States Open. Carrie Halperin and Lynn Zinser give an overview of what’s anticipated for this year’s tournament. We are so excited!

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Fitz & The Tantrums to Perform at US Open

Fitz & The Tantrums is excited to perform at this year’s US Open Opening Ceremony.

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June 2014

OMEGA celebrates the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon

OMEGA, in partnership with the Artists Council, Director’s Council, and Future Leadership Council of the Whitney Museum of American Art, celebrates the launch of the landmark timepiece, the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon.

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June 2014

Sweet, sweet Lupita Nyong’o

The 31-year-old Lupita Nyong’o attended the 7th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Jersey City, New Jersey on Saturday and wowed us with her style for the millionth time.

She was the picture of summer in a black and white Alexander McQueen Bonded grid pleat dress, wide brim black straw hat, black wedge sandals and Mini Heroine Bag also by McQueen. The sweetheart neckline and knee-length cut of her patterned frock helped to break up the bold pattern, showing off just the right amount of skin.

Nyong’o added a pop of color to her sophisticated ensemble with navy blue eyeshadow and raisin-colored lip gloss. However, the actress’ best accessory was her megawatt smile.

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April 2014

SELF Magazine’s Workout on the Quad draws 900 students

Rain didn’t stop 900 students from heading to SELF Magazine’s Workout on the Quad on Saturday for exercise and giveaways. Although it was dreary outside, spirits were high in the tents.

The Workout in the Park event is celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, and the University of Massachusetts, after having the highest participation in the SELF Workout in the Park Social Game on Facebook, was able to host the second ever Workout on the Quad event.

“This event is the same as the Workout in the Park, just shrunk down and for free for UMass students,” said Brittany Forgione, senior publicist for SELF. “HerCampus UMass really got everyone involved and rose to the top. They rallied up the students and racked up the points.”

Forgione added, “This event is getting bigger and bigger. It’s the first of its kind and it is our staple event. It’s about the healthy lifestyle experience, and this is the magazine brought to life. This is our baby.”

“I’m really proud of our organization for winning this amazing event. We won it out of over 500 schools in the country,” said Brittany Lynch, the business development manager for HerCampus UMass and president of the publication next year. “It is just unfortunate it was scheduled on a rainy day.”

Due to the weather and muddy conditions, the yoga, pilates and Reebok Crossfit portions of the event could not happen, but the Crunch instructors kept the workout going at the main stage with classes like Rear Attitude, House Grooves and Beach Body.

“The instructors were really enthusiastic even though it wasn’t the greatest weather,” said Danielle Arcese, a junior at UMass.

“I’m really into the workouts,” said Phil Rosario, a junior at UMass who was working security at the event. “Many people have told me I look like I’m having a good time, and I am, because they are a good time.”

HerCampus hoped to have 1,000 attendees at the event, and 900 people ended up coming.

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April 2014

Why the Women in the World Summit Matters

Where else can you eat lunch with Pussy Riot, sit next to Senator Gillibrand as she discusses her upcoming book with her publisher as Huma Abedin rushes by to grab more coffee? Tina Brown’s Women in the World Summit is an annual event bringing together exceptional women from around the world to honor the countless women battling oppression every day.

Every hyped-up celebrity formed from the marble of a crisis represents innocent people whose voices have been silenced. Take summit speakers Pussy Riot, for instance. We in the West seem to worship them. They’re considered punk rock starlets who represent all the glory, all the guts of rebellion. They’re almost too good to be true, a Hollywood concoction. Given that they’ve dined with Madonna, were honored at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center with their own concert (to raise money for Amnesty International, and have made Stephen Colbert blush as witty guests on his show, one could even say they won the protest jackpot by getting arrested.

Behind all the glamour, all the media appearances of Pussy Riot, there are regular Russians whose names the world will never know who are rotting in prisons for practicing democracy. Why doesn’t Madonna dine with them?

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December 2013

Glamour Magazine’s 22nd Annual Women Of The Year Awards

Glamour Magazine’s 22nd Annual Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 12, 2012 in New York. 

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