Massachusetts Daily Collegian

How to dress ‘Jersey’

By Kate Evans

October 25, 2010

Filed under Culture, Do-it-yourself, Fashion

Your friends have been pestering you for weeks now, inquiring about your Halloween costume. Unfortunately, you’ve been too busy watching Jersey Shore reruns to study for your midterms, let alone construct an original outfit....

Still need a costume? Really?

By Ian Winship

October 25, 2010

Filed under Do-it-yourself, Lifestyle

Halloween is right around the corner and you still don’t have a costume. You’ve checked your pockets and you aren’t exactly stacking bills. You have to have a costume, so you hit the road with what you’ve got, and get...

Dress in group costumes this Halloween

By Ashley Berger

October 25, 2010

Filed under Culture, Do-it-yourself, Fashion

Are you that person who has a ton of friends? Do Halloween give you a headache because you and all your friends want to dress up as a group, but simply can’t find an idea that allows for enough costumes for everyone? With these...

How to haunt your room for $20

By Leslie Rosenfield

October 25, 2010

Filed under Do-it-yourself

Fall is now upon us. October brings the crisp, fresh and breezy air that moves the orange leaves through the sky. The season comes alive with aromas of apple cider and pumpkin pie. As the month of October creeps along, more and...

How to slap together a perfect pancake holiday

By Leslie Rosenfield

September 23, 2010

Filed under Do-it-yourself, Food & Drink

Sunday, Sept. 26 may seem like any other day, but, in fact, it marks one of the greatest – and least known – holidays, National Pancake Day. The special occasion is an ode to all those who love breakfast. So put your bacon, eggs and cheese away, and go get some pancake ingredi...

Ten delicious, easy shots even a college student can afford

By Kate Evans

September 16, 2010

Filed under Do-it-yourself, Food & Drink

Every Friday – or Tuesday, for some – we put away our books, laptops and morals, and then ask ourselves a simple question: What should I drink tonight? Fortunately, the burden has been lifted. As college students, our funds are low due to escalating textbook prices...

How to name your smoking pipe

By Tappan Parker

April 19, 2010

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

So, you bought a tobacco pipe over the weekend at Extravaganja. But like any good bowl or pipe, it will need a name that signifies its importance in your life. So how do you go about figuring out that name? Naming a pipe is...

Mallory knows how to do it themselves

By Leigh Greaney

April 7, 2010

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

Mallory and its Do-It-Yourself subculture rips the screws out of the capitalist machine. Since the 1970s, DIY culture has pitted itself against the materialist dogma. In a world where music is all about advertising and big labels,...

How to impress a girl for $8.07: A man-made meal on a college budget

By Justin Gagnon

March 9, 2010

Filed under Do-it-yourself

Between books, food, beer and, for some of us, tuition and housing, the costs of living as a college student can add up quickly. Add a girlfriend into the mix and you may find yourself really behind on cash flow. As if it wasn’t...

DIY: make a gaping shirt fit at any size

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

March 2, 2010

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

I love going to the University of Massachusetts hockey games. I get pumped up beyond belief when the main lights dim, the spotlights go on, the Minutemen skate out and the announcer yells, “PAAAUULL DAINTOONN!” And, like...

Do-it-yourself steampunk style

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

February 12, 2010

Filed under Do-it-yourself

Remember the scene at the end of “Back To The Future Part III,” where Doc returns to the 1980s on a really cool train? Do you remember how cool he and Carla’s clothes looked, a perfect combination of Victorian, old western,...

Photo Booth lets partiers save face

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

January 28, 2010

Filed under Do-it-yourself

If you’re an avid partygoer, you’ve probably been tagged in your fair share of embarrassing photos. You may have woken up on Saturday afternoon, logged onto your Facebook and gone through photo upon photo removing said tags...