Massachusetts Daily Collegian

American Do It Yourself mentality cannot always work

By Hannah Sparks

October 30, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Forget about “rugged individualism” or “Manifest Destiny:” the overarching ethos of the United States is “Do It Yourself.” There’s no need to fret about making logical arguments or using pretentious language: our co...

Do-it-yourself: Create your own Halloween costume on a budget

By Ashley Berger

October 22, 2012

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

Everyone knows that when you’re in college, you’re broke. But most of us still want to look great on Halloween. Here are some do-it-yourself ideas on how to successfully cut, rip or tape together the perfectly scary c...

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...

How to road trip like a champ

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

January 26, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle

It may be time to buckle down for a new semester yet again, but Spring Break 2011 is less than two months away. Not everyone can make it to sunny Cancun for the famed and highly-televised MTV Spring Break Experience, but that do...

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...

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...