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Bitter meets sweet: grapefruit crafts

Bitter meets sweet: grapefruit crafts

Emily Xia

January 31, 2018


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Food, From the magazine

inter has arrived in full blast, but the chilly air and cascading rain are not the only things accompanying the season. It is now the perfect time to harvest grapefruit, a sour yet  sweet and somewhat bitter citrus fruit. With these do-it-yourself crafts and recipes, you may be inclined to drop a few of t...

Making rose apples with senior Sabrina Hung

Making rose apples with senior Sabrina Hung

Himani Yalamaddi

December 13, 2017


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Food, From the magazine, Student life

Senior Sabrina Hung has been baking for years, so when she received the opportunity to participate in a program at the Culinary institute of America in New York City over this summer, she was thrilled. Though she didn't particularly enjoy making pastries before attending the program, she gained a newfound...

Do-It-Yourself

Do-It-Yourself

Dylan Tsai

January 16, 2017


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured, Lifestyle

Do-it-yourself projects have become a major trend across the country because of their relative ease, low cost and opportunity to customize. Whether it be re-creating expensive styles, making personalized objects or just adding an individual touch to an everyday task, the option to D.I.Y has allowed people...

Homemade Hipster: Shrinky Dinks

Homemade Hipster: Shrinky Dinks

Stephanie Lam

January 11, 2017


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Homemade Hipster, Lifestyle

When looking for accessories to wear, it can sometimes be a challenge to find things that are both cheap and cute. Save yourself the hassle by making your own Shrinky Dink accessories. Shrinky Dinks were a popular toy in the 1980s that could shrink any design drawn on its flexible plastic sheet into...

Holiday Treats: How to make Mexican hot chocolate

Holiday Treats: How to make Mexican hot chocolate

Trisha Kholiya

December 31, 2016


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Homemade Hipster, Lifestyle

Escape the cold winter with a steaming cup of hot chocolate. Simple and quick to create, this hot chocolate will keep you warm and wanting more.

Learn how to make three simple origami crafts

Sharjeel Rahman

December 7, 2016


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle

Origami, originating in Japan, is the intricate art of paper folding. The primary goal of origami is to fold a square sheet of paper and transform it into a finished model. These origami models make wonderful gifts because of their thoughtfulness and ease to make. This holiday season, gift one of...

Crochet for dummies: How to do the single crochet stitch

Crochet for dummies: How to do the single crochet stitch

Himani Yalamaddi

December 7, 2016


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle

Despite crochet’s unfortunate reputation as a skill reserved for grandmas and the like, learning it comes with benefits for all of us. Knowing crochet lets you make personalized items for cheap; especially with the holiday season approaching, the skill can help you whip up a few presents such as...

How to do calligraphy

How to do calligraphy

Devika Watave

December 7, 2016


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle

Calligraphy was used all around the world before the invention of the printing press, and has maintained popularity afterwards as an art form. It looks beautiful, polished and carefully created – and that kind of perfection makes calligraphy seem difficult to master. Now that computers have taken over...

Ghoulish Goodies: Three Quick Halloween treats

Ghoulish Goodies: Three Quick Halloween treats

Trisha Kholiya

October 31, 2016


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Lifestyle

Wandering around looking for brains or fresh blood can be tiring — instead, sit down at home and make these super easy treats. Whether they are for a party, for friends or just for yourself to enjoy while watching your favorite horror flick, these treats are the perfect way to get into the Halloween...

Homemade Hipster: Recycled flannel pencil case

Homemade Hipster: Recycled flannel pencil case

Hannan Waliullah

August 22, 2016


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Homemade Hipster, Lifestyle

t’s back to school season, and usually, that means a shopping trip for new binders, notebooks and pencil boxes. But instead of waiting in line for four hours just to get a generic pencil box, why not make your own one? Use recycled t-shirts, jeans, or any other old clothes to make this cust...