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 KELLIN GIBSON
DIY aka “Do It Yourself” projects are not just for Pinterest users, but they are also for UMW dorm room decorators. When students are a long way from home, DIY crafts and creations are a way to subside the symptom of homesickness.
By KELLY EMMRICH
As soon as Oct. 1 rolls around, pumpkin and ghost are at the top of my ‘frequently used’ list of emojis and orange fairy lights, painted pumpkins and fake cobwebs become staple decorations in my apartment.From the creative costumes to the endless supply of candy, Halloween is easily my favorite holiday.
By MIRANDA YOUNG
…on this week’s Pinterest Files, I am going to stop you from wasting your money on a new one, or spending your mornings trying to stop yourself from spilling the loose pieces all over the place.
You’re walking down a relatively busy, commercialized street. You make that automatic glance down the oncoming alley-way only to see several individuals rummaging nonchalantly through a dumpster, most likely for food. You turn away disgusted and continue tromping …