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VALLEYCOVER_spring14_FORWEBInterested in joining Valley? Now is your chance!

The search has begun for new staff members to join us next semester. We currently have open positions within our editorial, business and photography divisions (as well as Photography Director and Photography Web Editor positions) available for Fall 2014.

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Photography Director and Editor Positions Available for 2014-2015 Academic Year

Weighing In: The Benefits of Fast-Walking

Mannino-3.WeighingInWe all know the saying, “You have to walk before you can run.” But what if we told you running didn’t have to be part of a great workout? The latest fitness craze is often associated with old people in the mall, but now you can learn how to own it too.

That’s right – we’re talking about fast walking.

Powerful Perks

Cardiovascular exercise is brimming with heart-healthy benefits and fast walking is no exception. In addition to protecting against colds, stimulating weight loss and enhancing your mood, fast walking is also low-intensity enough to prevent against joint damage.

According to Penn State fitness walking instructor Dr. Andrew Hardyk, you need to keep your heart rate around 130 beats per minute to reap the benefits of a cardio workout. Depending on your fitness level, that’s somewhere between a 12 and 15 minute mile.

Fast walking is a great way to get your heart pumping and good-mood juices flowing. However, Hardyk says, “The more in-shape you are, the harder you’re going to have to push to get that same benefit.” Read more.


Overalls: Love ‘em or Leave ‘em?


Cue the flashbacks to adorable baby pictures, when wearing overalls was the norm. But are they ok to wear as college students?

Carrie Bradshaw has undoubtedly pulled off the interesting look throughout her “Sex and the City” career, so it must be ok, right? Ultimately, it’s your decision on whether or not you want to take the risk. If you’re willing, there are several easy ways to pull them off.

Overalls are supposed to be cute, bringing back the emotions associated with youth and innocence. Therefore, your outfit must be light. It is imperative that you stay away from heavy and bulky fabrics that cover your entire body.

“Overalls are a flashback to recesses on the jungle gym when we were in second grade,” says senior Alex Heyl.

Find a pair of overalls in flirty fabrics. They don’t have to be denim or corduroy, like we wore in the early ‘90s. Choose fabrics like twill, cotton or linen. All of these lighter-weight fabrics are soft and will make you want to lounge around all day wearing the get-up. Read more.