DIY #3

Homemade laundry detergent: Ingredients: 1 bar of shaved bar soap 1 cup of borax 1 cup of washing soda Instructions: Stir all ingredients together for 5 minutes. Time to use your homemade laundry detergent! Use 1 tablespoon per load, unless it’s a large/heavy load, then use 2 tablespoons! To store: Store in a sealed container [more…]

DIY #2

DIY- Lip balm Coconut oil is progressively getting more popular. The recipe for coconut and Tea Tree oil lip balm includes the use of coconut oil. This is an easy fun recipe to make your own natural lip balm. Coconut and Tea Tree Oil Lip Balm: 1 cup shaved beeswax (using either a knife or [more…]

DIY Lifestyle

A self sustaining lifestyle can take a little more work than normal but the outcomes can be so helpful and cheap! Some small ideas to achieve a cheaper lifestyle are, making your own lip balm, detergent, growing your own veggies or other food, and much more! Making these items out of your own resources may [more…]

Presidential Candidates for Western Oregon University

WOU is seeking a new president after Mark Weiss retires on June 30, 2015. Only the best four candidates as finalists were brought to the WOU campus to speak in front of many from the Western Oregon and Monmouth community, including faculty, students and alumni. Finalists spoke in Rice Auditorium and the Warner University Center. [more…]

Benefits of exercising

Do you ever feel too lazy to work out? You might want to think twice next time you don’t want to work out because there are multiple benefits of exercising! Not only will you feel better but your body will thank you for it. Physical activity: Lowers your risks for developing diseases Can help you [more…]

What is SAD? Do you have it?

SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder. Have you ever heard of it? Many suffer from this disorder, and it is very common here in the Pacific Northwest. Living further away from the equator makes us have less winter daylight hours. SAD is depression related to the changing of seasons, and is very evident during the winter months [more…]