Kierah Highsmith-Picture Story

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Before training her clients, Sadia Yansaneh, 23, of Atlanta, Ga reviews her schedule and future plans for her SimplyTone sessions at Monach apartment complex in Statesboro, Ga. Yansaneh is a personal trainer and started SimplyTone two years ago. (Photo By: Kierah Highsmith)

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Sadia Yansaneh, 23, of Atlanta, Ga stays in shape as motivation for her clients. Yansaneh helps endorse brands like “Sweet Sweat” which helps keep stomach muscles toned and sweaty. She feels that when training her clients in Statebsoro, Ga that she introduces them to products that can help them reach their goals. (Photo By: Kierah Highsmith)

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Monday through Thursday, Sadia Yansaneh, 23, of Atlanta, Ga hosts hourly workout sessions for her clients. The sessions usually involve endurance, strength, and a lot of abdominal work. Yansaneh tries to incorporate various workouts to meet each client’s goal. (Photo By: Kierah Highsmith)

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Meal preparation plays a big part with looking healthy, being healthy, and staying healthy. Sadia Yansaneh, 23, of Atlanta, Ga visits one of her clients at Monarch Apartments, located in Statesboro, Ga.  Danyelle Gains, 22, of Atlanta, Ga is a long term client of Yansaneh and often asks Yansaneh to collaborate with food  to stay healthy. Both meal prep together each week after a SimplyTone session. (Photo By: Kierah Highsmith)

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Georgia Southern University students and community members celebrate Holi also known as “The Festival of Colors” on March 25, 2017 in front of Georgia Southern’s bookstore located in Statesboro, Ga. Participants received a white t-shirt and color-powdered packets to throw at each other. Holi is a celebration of love, the arrival of Spring, and the good that triumphs over evil. (Photo By: Kierah Highsmith)

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Jessie Hammer, 21, of Newna, Ga gets crafty with her Blood & Gore project. for her Stage Make-Up class at Georgia Southern University, located in Statesboro, Ga. “I just wanted to do something freaky with a lot of blood.”(Photo By: Kierah Highsmith)

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Meg Elwood, 22, of Savannah, Ga spends her spare time in the Convergence Room at Georgia Southern University, located in Statesboro, Ga. “Whenever I’m on doing work I come here because it’s convenient and I get to watch Multimedia Apps newscast in here.” (Photo By: Kierah Highsmith)

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Wesley Guy, 23, of Riverdale, Ga charms students with his personality and smile at the housing fair at Georgia Southern’s University Russell’s Union located in Statesboro, Ga. “I work at The Renaissance and they always send me anywhere students are to persuade people to sign a lease.” (Photo By: Kierah Highsmith)

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Shannon Madden, 22, from Jacksonville, FL enjoyed walking her dog, Annie around Sweetheart Circle on Georgia Southern Universtiy’s campus, located in Statesboro, GA on Tuesday March 7, 2017. “Annie loves are daily walks, it’s our bonding time.” (Kierah Highsmith/Photojournalism)

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King M. Dot of North Carolina performs his music at Georgia Southern’s True Blue concert. “I’m a lover of the arts. I love being part of it because it’s wonderful. Getting up there is the best feeling in the world, letting loose and jamming on stage.” King M Dot was the opening act of the True Blue concert in Statesboro, Ga at Georgia Southern University’s Hanner Field House. (Photo By: Kierah Highsmith)

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Emma Greenway, 3, of Statesboro, GA watches the performances at Georgia Southern’s True Blue event at Hanner Field House in Statesboro, Ga. Greenway likes to dance to the music and wander around in the stands. Her mom, Dannie Greenway brought her to the event, so Emma could have a good time. (Photo By: Kierah Highsmith)

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The University Programming Board of Georgia Southern brought new ideas to the festival. Hand prints on a banner was an idea that UPB got from International Studies. The goal of the banner and the festival is to give students an opportunity to learn about other cultures in an exciting way. (Photo By: Kierah Highsmith)

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International students Hiya Guha, 23 and Sharmita Saha Porshia, 20 participated in Holi by performing international dances. The performances occured at the beginning of the event, before the colors. The dancers later joined the audience by dancing in the color with their friends. (Photo By: Kierah Highsmith)

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Georgia Southern University students and community members celebrate Holi also known as “The Festival of Colors” on March 25, 2017. Participants received a white t-shirt and color-powdered packets to throw at each other. Holi is a celebration of love, the arrival of Spring, and the good that triumphs over evil. (Photo By: Kierah Highsmith)

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Emma Greenway, 3, of Statesboro, GA watches the performances at Georgia Southern’s True Blue event at Hanner Field House. Greenway likes to dance to the music and wander around in the stands. Her mom, Dannie Greenway brought her to the event, so Emma could have a good time. (Photo By: Kierah Highsmith)

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King M. Dot of North Carolina performs his music at Georgia Southern’s True Blue concert. “I’m a lover of the arts. I love being part of it because it’s wonderful. Getting up there is the best feeling in the world, letting loose and jamming on stage.” King M Dot was the opening act of the True Blue concert.   (Photo By: Kierah Highsmith)

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Shannon Madden, 22, from Jacksonville, FL enjoyed walking her dog, Annie around Sweetheart Circle in Statesboro, GA on Tuesday March 7, 2017. “Annie loves are daily walks, it’s our bonding time.” (Kierah Highsmith/Photojournalism)

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Summer Sexton, 19, from Douglasville, Ga gets creative in her Stage Makeup class at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga. “All I have to say about what happened is don’t run with scissors.” (Kierah Highsmith/ Photojournalism)

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Jasmyn Hugan, 24, of Louisiana, likes to spend her raining evenings with a burrito bowl from Barberitos after getting off of work. Barberitos is close to Hugan’s work and off campus apartment. (Photo by: Kierah Highsmith)

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Jasmyn Hugan, 24, of Louisiana, eats a left over meal from Barberito’s as her dinner. Hugan’s burrito bowl consists of work rice, pinto and black beans, lettuce, cheese, Pico de Gallo, corn salsa, and queso on the top. Hugan is a consistent customer and prefers to eat her food while watching Netflix. (Photo by: Kierah Highsmith)

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Jasmyn Hugan, 24, of Louisiana, enjoys her burrito bowl from Barberito’s as she binge watches an HBO series called Shameless. Shameless is Hugan’s is currently her favorite thing to watch on Netflix. (Photo by: Kierah Highsmith)

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