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Follow these tips to deal with scheming landlords

Follow these tips to deal with scheming landlords

By Michael Bodenhagen, Staff Writer

October 5, 2020

Nothing screams “adult life” more than apartment hunting. Living on your own is a big part of the college experience, and it can be difficult to find the perfect place to call home. While apartment hunting can be exciting, it is important to remember that many landlords are out to trick you and...

Don’t forget to bring these items to your apartment

Brendyn Jones fills his water bottle from the filtered sink in his kitchen. Water filters are one of several necessary items new students shouldn’t forget.

By JJ Kim, Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2020

It’s easy to forget to bring items to your new apartment when you’re focused on what decorations, clothes and food you’re going to bring. When you’re getting ready to pack up and move into a new apartment, don’t forget to bring these often forgotten items.  First and foremost, don’t forget to bring ...

Get out of your pre-pandemic signed lease

Get out of your pre-pandemic signed lease

By Noah Davis, Staff Writer

October 5, 2020

It’s understandable why many are likely to assume the most helpful information that one could include in this guide would be revolving around the best way to retrofit your house or apartment to make the increased time indoors easier. Unfortunately, with many disappointed in how the year is going, ther...

Create a home away from home, do it yourself

Sophomore Natalie Bizon adjusts the flowers in her apartment on Friday. Settling into your new housing is an important part of a new school year.

By Haley Bickelhaupt, Staff Writer

October 5, 2020

Moving to college can be a stressful experience. Students begin this stressful time in their lives packing up all their belongings and moving away from the place they are most familiar with. This overwhelming adjustment then continues as each individual tries their best to become familiar with a new a...

Boost your mood with houseplants

Plants lie on a shelf in buzz Editor Jillian Little’s bedroom. Houseplants provide their owner with a sense of routine and responsibility, increased productivity and fresh air, nice smells and even food.

By Samantha Boyle, Managing Editor for Reporting

October 5, 2020

After signing a lease, packing all your things and moving into your new apartment or house, the next thing on your to do list might be decorating your new place. One of the most fun things I’ve done to decorate my living spaces is adding plants. Adding plants to living spaces can have many benefits to your...

Avoid the horror of lost keys

A set of forgotten keys sit on a desk. Some tips to remembering your keys include putting them on a lanyard, a necklace or even a hair tie.

By Meghan Lyons, Special Sections Editor

October 5, 2020

Oh no, you’ve done it again. Yesterday was Friday. You went to go visit your friend last night. You went over there, had a few drinks — hopefully while socially distancing. You don’t remember a whole lot. You check your bank account, and you find out you made a few trips. It looks like you took a...

Learn to love an ancient house

Special Sections Editor Meghan Lyons’ house sits on First Street on Saturday afternoon. Lyons enjoys living in an older home.

By Meghan Lyons, Special Sections Editor

October 5, 2020

I live in a house that is over 100 years old. Surely, this is an atypical living situation for most college students. With the abundance of apartments on campus, most students choose to live out their sophomore, junior and senior years in one. On the other hand, I have chosen to live in an old house o...

Get along with your dorm roommate(s)

A pair of roommates eat lunch at the Bevier Cafe on Thursday afternoon. Setting boundaries can help negate conflict with your roommate.

By Allison Connelly, Staff Writer

October 5, 2020

As most of us know, roommates can be both a blessing and a curse. Living in a shoebox-sized, white cinderblock-walled room with the same person for nine months can be less than ideal — and you get extra points if you found each other through a roommate Facebook group. At times, you two may find you...

What in the world is going on with Bromley Hall?

A student sits outside of Bromley Hall on Saturday morning. Bromley Hall has remained on lockdown for the past few weeks, including its lounges and dining halls; recently, the number of students in Bromley infected has decreased, and some of its amenities have been reopened.

By Bella Keys, Staff Writer

October 5, 2020

COVID-19 has changed what life is like on campus. The bars are closed, the dorms are on lockdown and masks are everywhere. We are now living in a pandemic, a piece of history and campus life has suffered because of it. One dorm in particular, Bromley Hall, has recently seen several outbreaks. Bromle...

Use this Japanese organization method to keep your apartment clutter free

Wassaja resident Gonzalo Higuero’s room is photographed on Friday afternoon. The 5S organization method can help keep your living space clean.

By Shalini Atluri, Staff Writer

October 5, 2020

As the semester progresses, it seems like the mess of dorms or apartments builds. The 5S method uses five basic principles to help eliminate mess and promote a more efficient method to take care of a dorm or an apartment. The 5S method is a Japanese organization method used in manufacturing and the ...

Follow elevator etiquette in times of COVID-19

Students wait for the elevator at Oglesby Hall on Nov. 11. It is important to practice proper elevator etiquette at your dorm or apartment.

By Matthew Beyer, Staff Writer

October 5, 2020

So you’ve made it. Six months of being in quarantine with your nagging parents are finally over, and freedom comes in the form of a fancy campus-town apartment. But this newfound freedom comes with a steep price beyond the rent: You live on the highest floor, so now you need to choose between the abs...

Save money with these expense-tracking tools

Save money with these expense-tracking tools

By Shivali Shukla, Assistant Special Sections Editor

October 5, 2020

They don’t teach you how to budget in Advanced Placement Calculus in high school, and knowing how to solve integrals likely isn’t going to save you money now that you’re living on your own. Luckily, there are a few expense-tracking tools that can help any college student keep track of their ex...

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