Category: DIY

Top 10 College Life Hacks

By Lauren Bruce and Michael Davies Put your phone in a glass or ceramic cup to amplify sound – Some of us are heavy sleepers. Unfortunately, it doesn’t help when you’re running on little sleep and don’t want to get up anyway. One quick idea is to put your phone in a cup or mug, with the speaker facing the bottom of the cup. This will amplify the sound and (hopefully) wake you up. Want to take it a step further? Place your phone in the cup across the room, so you’ll be forced to get up to turn it...

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Student Shopping Tips and Tricks

Written by Nicole Scopelliti | Photo by Lauren Bruce When you think “college,” what comes to mind? Tuition, textbooks and ramen noodles? What about the pizza you’re going to order on Friday night as a well-deserved reward for surviving midterms, or that oil change your car has been needing for a bit too long? Or how about that betta fish with an all-too-short lifespan that you need because you’ve caught a case of the college blues? Random expenses tend to come up when you least expect them to. Although we can’t predict the unexpected, we can better prepare ourselves...

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Finding Comfort in Clean Eating

Words and Photo by Sierra Pedro As winter continues, bundling up with a hot mocha, eating macaroni and cheese for every meal, and parking yourself in front of the TV for the entirety of February might sound tempting, especially during stressful midterms. But with most of us searching for healthy alternatives at the start of the new year, indulging in all the comfort foods may leave us at an inner battle with ourselves. Luckily for us, most Eugene restaurants offer a multitude of healthy, comfort food options. For vegan, non-GMO options, I recommend trying Laughing Planet Cafe, Cornbread Cafe,...

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Stay Healthy, Stay Sane, Stay Woke

Written by Delaney Rea | Photo by Lauren Bruce When the ice-cold hand of winter hits, there’s one thing you can count on: flu season will do everything in its power to make life a major drag. If you’re like me, the thought of dealing with a cold while trying to keep up with all of life’s responsibilities is a grim idea. Though the onslaught of seasonal sniffles and winter moody blues seems inevitable, they are still problems you can prevent if you know what you’re doing. With that in mind, follow these tips for staying healthy during the...

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Roommate Advice with Delaney Rea

Written by Delaney Rea | Photo by Michael Davis How often do you fight with your roommates? If you’re lucky, your plan to live with people you knew well paid off – they’re roommate picks that you get along with famously. However, you might find yourself unexpectedly at odds with the people you share close quarters with. Are passive aggressive comments thrown around like hand grenades? Do icy glares chill you to the bone, far more than the storm outside ever could? If roommate hostility is a problem in your house, it will be no picnic for anyone. If...

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