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Knitting DIY: Winter Hat

Sarah Lalond

December 14, 2018

Brace your friends against the cold DeKalb winter by crafting a cute, homemade Christmas present with a knit hat. Grab Your ToolsKnit hats are typically made with bigger, chunky stitches. Choose a skein that needs at least a nine mm needle.Walmart has a variety of inexpensive yarn. I chose the off-white, pep...

3 Steps to Become a Blogger

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Sarah Lalond

December 14, 2018

As the snow starts to fall, curl up with your favorite blanket and warm mug, and start blogging.A crossover between journaling and social media, blogging is a legitimate, recognized form of media. Bloggers had the power to transform Wall Street, according to a Business Insider article.“Blogging an...

Hair stick tutorial: an easy, trendy alternative to styling long hair

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Sarah Fischer

December 13, 2018

The art of using hair sticks to fashion women’s hair has existed for centuries and it still remains one of the easiest and most fashionable ways to style hair. Hair stick tools come in many shapes, styles and materials, including wood and metal, and can vary in lengths.There are not many physical st...

Finals Alert: Keep tabs on your mental health

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Maddie Barrett

December 13, 2018

It’s grind time and assignments are piling up alongside the dreaded final tests of fall semester. As the courses end, your mental health might dwindle; however, don’t feel discouraged by stress.  In an article from the American Psychological Association (APA), mental health and its importance are spotlig...

Heads up: The “hanger” is real

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Maddie Barrett

December 12, 2018

Being hangry is more than just an internet joke. In a research article published by the American Psychological Association (APA), many cues interplay into the emotion of being hangry.More than just a simple drop in blood sugar, this combination of hunger and anger may be a complicated emotional response invol...

Festive on a Budget: Christmas Holiday Table

Sarah Lalond

December 12, 2018

There is a light at the end of the long tunnel of the semester. Exams are wrapping up, final papers are being drafted and break is almost here! Celebrate the end of the year by throwing a chic holiday bash on a budget.Sarah LaLond/Northern StarFor inexpensive holiday dinnerware, look no further than th...

Extend the trend: Battle of the blender

Abby Wisecarver

December 12, 2018

We all have different ways of applying makeup, and makeup applicators come in all different forms and at different costs; however, the foundation is a key step in the makeup process and can either make or break a look.Most people today use a beauty sponge, but silicone makeup applicators are proving to b...

7 College Cleaning Hacks

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Sarah Lalond

December 11, 2018

When deciding how to clean your space, figure out whether the area is messy, or if it is dirty. Messy is the pile of papers shoved across your desk. Dirty is the increasing dust bunny population and the weird smell coming from the plate you keep forgetting to wash.When your space crosses the line fro...

An Open Letter to the Discouraged and Undecided

Sarah Lalond

December 10, 2018

At this point in the semester, time feels like it’s running out. Life isn’t measured in days, but instead in the hours until the next essay, next test or next project is due.In the middle of this, you’re asked to choose your schedule for next semester. You have to commit to what your life is goin...

DIY paper snowflakes: a cheap, easy craft

Sarah Fischer

December 10, 2018

via GIPHYThis holiday season everyone will be flocking to the craft stores to pick up a plethora of festive decorations, but for those who can’t afford to go above and beyond with decorating this year, you can still transform your own dorm, apartment or home into a winter wonderland with merely tw...

4 Brilliant Games for the Next Game Night

Sarah Lalond

December 9, 2018

I spend an embarrassing amount of time on my phone. Through Apple’s newest system update, iPhone users can see exactly how much time with the screen time feature under settings. On average, I spend five and a half hours of my day looking at a screen. Yikes.If you’re also concerned about the moment...

Easy recipes with five ingredients or less: Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole

Easy recipes with five ingredients or less: Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole

Sarah Fischer

December 8, 2018

Welcome back, college chefs! As the holidays draw near and the weather outside becomes frightful, nothing satisfies our hunger like the heartiness of comfort food.Everyone knows no family gathering is complete without a potato side dish, and this week’s recipe is a cheesy tater tot casserole that...