Category: Books

Four Tips for Going Minimal This Year

Words by Kelsey Tidball | Photo by Sierra Pedro We’ve all heard that old adage, “You can’t pour from an empty cup.” But what if emptying our cups a little bit is actually the key to living a more healthful, rewarding life? Now, I’m not saying you should deplete your emotional or mental resources. But what if that cup had less useless stuff in it? Imagine it: fewer pairs of jeans we have never worn. Fewer pieces of furniture that make our apartment feel cramped and congested. Less clutter, chaos, and calamity. If the sound of that made your...

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New Books To Read This Fall

By Kelsey Tidball If you’re anything like me, fall weekends mean only one thing: pleasure reading! Gone are the days of reading mandatory epic volumes just to make the grade. Suddenly, the scholastic world opens up to you in all its glory. But what do you read when the likes of Dickens, Homer and Hugo finally disappear? When faced with all that freedom, it can sometimes be difficult to know what to sink your teeth into next. Luckily, the Eugene area provides us with many resources for literary woes. The Smith Family Bookstore alone could offer you countless hours...

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Top 10 Winter Entertainment Essentials

By Delaney Scopelliti | Photo by Trevor Meyer For most of us, the academic year is a barrage of school pressures, social events and other responsibilities and distractions. When the holiday break finally comes, we all let out a collective sigh of relief, for our college nightmare lets up for a few weeks. At this point, you might realize you’ve been too busy to keep up on current entertainment options. This might overwhelm, or even scare you – but fear not, for I have compiled a list of the best offerings in the world of entertainment coming up during...

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How to Slash Heating Bills Like a Pro

Written by Erin Weaver | Photo by Sierra Pedro Find drafts – and seal ‘em! You could pay a heating company to locate all the drafty points in your house, but there’s also a cheaper, more thrifty option: burn a stick of incense near windows and doors and in rooms that seem particularly cold. If the smoke is drifting to the side, there’s a draft that can be plugged! Common culprits are the spaces around electrical outlets and the strip underneath the front door, which both have low cost solutions (the cheapest of which involves sealing a space with...

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