Massachusetts Daily Collegian

DIY: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes

By Katie Landeck

October 4, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Do-it-yourself, Food & Drink

Pancakes are a breakfast classic and a dinner favorite – who doesn’t love that good ol’ brinner? A fresh batch of pancakes made from scratch is always better than the mix that comes in a box, and since it only takes about 10 minutes to make the batter, it is definitely worth i...

Caving away a Sunday afternoon

By Katie Landeck

October 2, 2012

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

Army crawling backwards over rocks and mud 100 feet underground, I couldn’t help but wonder how I had gotten myself into my latest predicament. Really, how did I end up in a pitch black cave, underground, squeezing m...

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...

Great Ways to Heal Your Summer Burns

By Vincenza Parella

September 5, 2012

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

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn't mean there isn't any more sunshine to soak up. Unless, of course, your skin can’t handle more rays after a long three months of sunbathing. Sunburns will certainly ruin a per...

5 ways to have fun without breaking the bank

By Steffi Porter

April 10, 2012

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

The best things in life may be free, but the majority of fun pastimes for college students rarely are. While shopping, going to the movies, eating dinner out or going to a bar or a coffee shop may be a blast, doing so e...

10 Things that will Make You Smile

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

March 29, 2012

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

Coming back to New England’s ever-changing weather conditions has probably kept you down after spending a week out in the gorgeous sunshine that came with Spring Break. Still, the weather, or even those unsettling midterm...

Spring(ish) cleaning: Ways to tidy and decorate your living space

By Alexa Wilansky

February 28, 2012

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

Spring semester brings new classes and a clean academic slate. But if your room looks like you never left for break, it’s time to do some cleaning. There are a few ways to go about getting organized. When vacuuming and Swiffe...

Crafting the care package

By Jeff Mitchell

February 9, 2012

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

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. It’s a line that we’ve all heard to comfort those who are separated from their loved ones for an extended period of time. This Valentine’s Day, one might grow bitter and cold see...

Ratatouille not just a movie

By Acacia DiCiaccio

December 2, 2010

Filed under Do-it-yourself, Food & Drink

Ratatouille – you know you’ve heard this word before. Maybe you know that this is a French word. Maybe it brings to mind the image of a Pixar rat. These are correct assumptions, but you may not know that it is also an absolu...

Halloween Costume Do’s and Don’ts

By Kim Giordano

October 27, 2010

Filed under Blogs, Do-it-yourself

Walking through the Halloween store, searching for a costume this weekend, I grew increasingly depressed and exhausted. Why were my main choices a sexy nurse, cop, or schoolteacher? Now, I’m not the biggest feminist but I s...

Five best topical costumes of 2010

By Malea Ritz

October 25, 2010

Filed under Culture, Do-it-yourself, Fashion

It’s that time of year again. The candy corn is back on store shelves, pumpkins sit on doorsteps, and overpriced Halloween costumes have returned to iParty. For most of us poor college students, these pricey outfits are out...