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Five ways to be a good neighbor

Five ways to be a good neighbor

By Typer Panlilio, Assistant Opinions Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

Neighbors might not be one of the biggest parts about college — until it’s 1 a.m. on a Friday morning and your neighbor is blasting music. Rude neighbors are a handful to deal with, but it all could be avoided if there’s some communication. Here are five ways to be a good neighbor. Don’t st...

The best (secret) study spots on campus

The best (secret) study spots on campus

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

With the constant realization that your dorm room is a shared space, you’re probably dying to find your go-to place to study for a couple of hours. But how can you find a place to study when all of the popular spots are taken? The answer is to look for the spots on campus that people are least likely t...

Luxurious apartment options sorted by personality

Luxurious apartment options sorted by personality

By Yifan Gu, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

By Yifan Gu Staff Writer Apartments are the places you typically stay in for most of your time on campus. Many students now face the tough decision of where to live for the next school year. The comparison of several apartments in the heart of Campustown may help students select their accommodation w...

A roommate turned best friend

A roommate turned best friend

By Ashley Rayan, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

I met my roommate the way I imagine many people in the 21st century meet their significant others: the internet. I spruced up my social media, aware that this would be everyone’s first impression of me. I crafted a message for the University’s Class of 2021 Facebook group that contained the s...

Spring cleaning: Making your room livable

Spring cleaning: Making your room livable

By Zack Fishman, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

The pains of a small room are well-known: cramped closets, cluttered desks and junk scattered across the floor. The demands of last winter’s finals may have left your room neglected, but it’s not too late to clean up. With spring on its way, here are a few tips to create a clean and enjoyable living s...

Seize the (rainy) day

Seize the (rainy) day

By Julie Kang, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

With the spring season come rainy days. You may not be able to go outdoors much, so you have to find other ways to entertain yourself — and maybe your friends — indoors. Here are several fun activities you can do inside when it is raining.\ Go to your favorite cafe Use the dry days to explor...

The battle between person and suitcase

The battle between person and suitcase

By Yoav Margalit, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

Packing quickly and efficiently for travels is not an easy task for most. You don’t have room, but you do have stuff — a lot of stuff — so you are forced to roll up your sleeves and pack your suitcase with organized direction instead of haphazard action. When faced with this unfortunate situation, he...

My experience with an international roommate

My experience with an international roommate

By Andrea Flores, Assistant Daytime Editor/Longform Editor

February 18, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

Coming to college, I had no idea what to expect from my random roommate assignment. All summer, I wondered what this girl would be like. Maybe she’d be from Naperville, Illinois, with long blond hair, looking to join the perfect sorority and an a capella group. Or maybe she’d be from Southern Illin...

How to bring good feng shui to your room

How to bring good feng shui to your room

February 18, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

For thousands of years, people all over the world have been using feng shui to harmonize their living environments and to improve their lives. Feng shui is more a lifestyle change and less a set of rules which must be strictly followed. This makes the practice perfect for college students because i...

How to beat the dining hall blues

How to beat the dining hall blues

By Melissa Niemiec, Staff Writer

February 18, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

I remember the days as a blissful freshman, boasting to my siblings about how my dining hall food was actually pretty good and getting excited about eating the interesting cultural dishes that my mother would never cook at home. Then, I discovered dining hall meals are on a rotation. At first you...

Smiling in the face of emergency: how to be prepared

Smiling in the face of emergency: how to be prepared

By Yoav Margalit, Staff Writer

February 18, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

You’ve got a schedule. There’s a routine. There are things you have to get done so you can live your life, but at some point, a problem will come up. It’s when that problem arrives that being prepared pays off, so instead of being stuck with irritation, you feel vindicated. Here are a few categories where pre...

Dorm vs. apartment: what’s best for you?

Dorm vs. apartment: what’s best for you?

By Molly Zupan, Staff Writer

February 18, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

by Molly Zupan staff writer Finding a new living space, on or off campus, in a dorm or in an apartment, can be a hassle. If you find yourself stuck, here are some pros and cons of dorm and apartment life, from the perspective of someone who has lived in both. Dorm life Utilities included Unli...

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