Best Plants for Your Apartment

Words by Michaela Barnes | Photo by Michael Davies Some plants may be beauty to behold, but their aesthetic pleasures aren’t the only benefits to keeping them around the house. Different plants even have different utilities and work wonders in certain areas of the home. Be aware — if you have furry friends, be sure to consult with an animal professional before attempting home plant remedies to make sure your pets stay safe. Spider Plants Not everyone has a green thumb or the time to adequately take care of their plants, myself included. The spider plant is a great...

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DIY Springtime Decor

Words and Photo by Kara Fagan Spring has finally arrived in Eugene! It’s time to spruce up your bedroom decor with small projects that you can do yourself at a reasonable price. Here are two different mini-projects that would be perfect for any room in your college apartment or house. You can buy the material to create these products at craft stores like Michael’s, Target or Hobby Lobby. Sand Candles Sand candles are the perfect decor for any room that needs a little more sprucing up. In order to create this, you will need three glass candle holders ($5.99...

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Q&A: Agrarian Ales’ Jenna Simonson

Words by Skyla Patton | Photo by Michael Davies Are you a beer enthusiast? Tired of having to pick only from the selection in stores? It’s time to roll up your sleeves and become more than just the drinker of beers — homebrewing is calling your name. Homebrewing is an ancient art form that has regained popularity in recent years. We sat down with experienced homebrewer, Jenna Simonson, tasting room manager at Agrarian Ales to get an inside scoop on what goes into the art of homebrewing. Question: When did you first start home brewing? Answer: I started home...

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Q&A: Falling Sky’s Jason Carriere

Words by Skyla Patton | Photo by Michael Davies Are you a beer enthusiast? Tired of having to pick only from the selection in stores? It’s time to roll up your sleeves and become more than just the drinker of beers — homebrewing is calling your name. Homebrewing is an ancient art form that has regained popularity in recent years. We sat down with experienced homebrewer, Jason Carriere, co-owner of Falling Sky Brewing to get an inside scoop on what goes into the art of homebrewing. Question: When did you first start home brewing? Answer: I first started in...

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How To Be a Beer Geek and Create Your Own Pairings

Words and Photo by Anna Glavash Whether you want to chef up your own multi-course gourmet meal complete with drink pairings or just enjoy some quality snacks alongside a couple bottles, you might assume wine is the way to go. Think again. According to Brian Coombs of Alesong Brewing and Blending, beer is actually a better option for food pairing, and he’ll tell you why. “We have an incredible versatility of flavors we can work with because we’re not limited to just the grapes as ingredients. Beer also has carbonation, which acts as such a good pairing tool because...

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