Category: Dorm Life

Falling for Autumn Decor

By Skyla Patton Autumn is here! Fall fans are rejoicing in the crisp air, big fluffy scarves and plethora of pumpkin spice products. Even if you’re more on the “bah-humbug” side of the aisle, there’s one thing that most of us love about the turn of the season: the leaves changing color! It’s always a joy to watch the trees morph into totally different palettes and shed their leaves into huge, beautiful piles of color. Check out these fun DIY projects for bringing this special moment and the season of fall into your home. Leaf Banners This project is...

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Pumpkin Decorating 101

By Skyla Patton The month of Halloween is upon us. Apparently some people call it October? The smell of nutmeg is in the air, Halloween costumes are trending on Pinterest and it’s the time to shine for everyone’s favorite scary-faced squash – the Jack O’Lantern. According to History.com, pumpkin carving originated in Ireland, and they used the plethora of turnips that grew there to ward off angry spirits. Pick up the biggest (or smallest  —  size is not everything!) pumpkin you can find at one of Eugene’s local farms and take it home to slice and dice. Check out...

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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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Top 10 Rom-Coms to Watch This Valentine’s Day

By Lauren Bruce My Big Fat Greek Wedding My Big Fat Greek Wedding is comedic and sweet way to spend your Valentine’s Day. Main character, Toula, is unmarried and working in her parent’s greek restaurant at 30 years old – a worrisome position from the perspective of her family who wanted her to have been married with kids to a nice Greek boy by her age. Toula falls in love with a travel agent who’s definitely not Greek, sparking an uproar from her traditional Greek family. Available with Amazon Instant Video. Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns Struggling single mom,...

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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions You Should Actually Have

Written by Lauren Bruce Take 10,000 steps a day. Especially as students, we spend a large part of our days on our butts. Think about it – you’re in class, in the car, on the bus, studying at the Knight, watching Netflix, eating, in bed, in class again, and finally back to bed and all you really did was walk one place to the next. Unless you’re eating on-the-go or doing your binge-watching at the REC, you might be spending more time sitting around than you realize. You don’t have to dust off your ratty old tennis shoes and...

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