Massachusetts Daily Collegian

In-Store or Online: A Shopping Guide

By Ashley Beam

November 27, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle

As the winter season begins, so does the infamous holiday shopping frenzy. While in the past customers had to wait hours in line and fight amongst crowds in their favorite stores, the rise of technology has lead to the increase in online shopping. Which mode of shopping you choose depends on your pre...

Top five most overplayed halloween costumes

By Ashley Beam

October 26, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Fashion

Every year, there are a fair amount of Halloween costumes that are consistently repeated. Not only is this tacky, but it also suggests that students are unenthusiastic and unoriginal when choosing costumes. Halloween is the...

Video slideshow: Fall apparel

By Ashley Beam

October 23, 2012

Filed under Arts Multimedia, Arts Videos, Web-Exclusive

Ashley Beam displays the latest fall fashion trends.   Fall Fashion on Campus from Daily Collegian on Vimeo....

Essentials for fall fashion

By Ashley Beam

October 22, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Fashion

Ten essentials to achieving my general style and wardrobe on a day-to-day basis consist of staple accessories and layers from any season of the year.  Whether the weather is warm or freezing cold, I find a way to incorporate any ve...

How to Stand Out on Campus

By Ashley Beam

October 17, 2012

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Fashion

Standing out on a campus as large as the University of Massachusetts can seem impossible. With tens of thousands of students tightly packed into a campus that can’t even house them all, it’s easy for a student’s style to...

Do-It-Yourself columnist reconstructs cowboy boots

By Ashley Beam

September 27, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Do-it-yourself, Lifestyle

Materials Genuine leather cowboy boots Scissors (anything tough enough to cut through leather) Fabric of your choice (the fabric I used was from a recycled floral shower curtain) 2-4 belts (depending on if you wa...

DIY: reuse old clothing

By Ashley Beam

September 19, 2012

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Do-it-yourself

The concept of “Do It Yourself” (or DIY) styling, sewing and reconstruction of clothing is quite reputable. It is a great money saver as well as a means of self-expression.  Destroying, shredding and adding splashes of color...