By MACKENZIE HARD
Before move-in, campus is filled with a bunch of the same dorm style residence halls. The same couches and chairs, the same beds and desks and the same kitchens. It is all very uniform but it is a blank canvas for us to make our own. I turned my own apartment into a comfortable and cozy place for me to stretch my feet out on the coffee table. Along the way, I learned the importance of having a budget and an idea for how the space will look. It is much easier to decompress after a long day of classes when I’m coming back into a room that makes me feel comfortable and welcome.
By COLLEEN SULLIVAN
While at college, it may seem difficult to connect with old friends from home, especially when maintaining a busy schedule. Texts and phone calls, though efficient, can be impersonal and rushed. To show a friend that distance doesn’t change a thing, sending a care package is a simple gesture that will brighten someone’s day. The highpoint of creating this gift is that it doesn’t necessarily have to be filled with store-bought baubles; there are many easy crafts one can do to create a personalized and unique care package.
By PAIGE WALTON
Need to get ready for Halloween weekend and have some free time? Here are some fun and easy crafts to make your room spookier than the rest!
By ALYSSA DANDREA
With the holiday season just around the corner and gift ideas on the brain, a UMW student-run initiative called Esfuerzo de Amor is offering a unique and eco-friendly selection of clutches, earrings and headbands at affordable costs.
By EMILIE BEGIN and JORDAN KROLL
Frightening life-like marionette dolls, a suitcase with Flava Flav’s face painted on it, and witty, yet borderline offensive homemade greeting cards were among several items available for purchase at the sixth annual Crafty Bastards …