"If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again."

I was halfway through my second semester of sophomore year when my college sent an email telling students to pack up and go home because of COVID-19. Those 72 hours were spent crying, packing, drinking, saying goodbye, and resenting the airline for forcing me to spend $600 on a last-minute flight home. In three days, my world - and the world of college students across the country - changed forever. I left California, moved back in with my parents, and fell into a slight state of depression. I was missing out on what should have been some of the best moments of my life. Everyone told me when I left for college that it would never get better than this, but now, some of those precious months of glorious youth were taken from me, traded in for online classes and banana bread.

Can I afford to get sick this fall, miss classes, and put my family at risk? I don't think I can, and I sincerely doubt many college students can.

I'm not going to pretend like I'm the biggest victim of this whole pandemic - that would be ridiculous and cruel and demonstrate a complete lack of reality. There are people dealing with much more than I am, and I know how lucky I am to have my health and my...


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The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

DIY amongst the fashion community has become very popular. With the use of social media such as YouTube, a great number of people watch videos on a daily basis. YouTube has an array of DIY fashion videos from distressing jeans, bleaching jeans, redesigning an old shirt, and studding denim, just to name a few. This new trend is increasingly becoming more and more popular. There over 1,000 videos that individuals have posted demonstrating how to do those things. There are also other DIY videos that individuals could look up such as DIY jewelry, DIY room decor, and DIY hairstyles.