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Make waves with microwave meals

Make waves with microwave meals

By Christine Sheriff, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2019

Living in rsidence halls and apartments brings out the creativity in all of us. Whether it be optimizing space or having peanut butter on a spoon for dinner, one must make do. Sometimes, you just aren’t feeling the dining halls or the meal times don’t align with your schedule. With no kitchen an...

Simplify your hunt for next year’s roommate

Simplify your hunt for next year’s roommate

By Ava Traverso, Special Sections Editor

October 21, 2019

Though the largest stress on the surface for apartment-hunting is finding the physical apartment, an underlying concern that is just as important is the roommate hunt. Even if you find the perfect place, incompatibility with your housemates can make the year a nightmare. Not having an idea of who you pl...

For less stress, sublet from current lessees

For less stress, sublet from current lessees

By Sonal Singh, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

Whether you are looking for a place to stay over the summer or an apartment to live in while studying abroad at the University, a sublet is the way to go. Essentially, a sublet refers to when you lease an apartment from someone who is already leasing the place from an original lessor. There are two main w...

Avoid giving in to pressure to sign early

Avoid giving in to pressure to sign early

By Ava Traverso, Special Sections Editor

October 21, 2019

With October finally making its appearance, the fall season can truly begin. With football games, Halloween parties and chilly nights, there’s a lot to love about autumn. On a more stressful note, October is generally the time when landlords begin opening up leasing for the next school year. With st...

Turn the tables by utilizing feng-shui

Turn the tables by utilizing feng-shui

By Frankie Blanco, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2019

For many students living in University dorms, this is their first time living independently. With this change comes many firsts, which for some include having to decorate their own space without their parents or guardians.  While this can be exciting and liberating, it can also feel overwhelming. ...

Use checklists to find your perfect place

Use checklists to find your perfect place

By Cassie Reichert, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2019

Finally moving out of the dorms and into an apartment seems like a big step. Every place you’ve ever lived before had everything you needed, and you may have never had to worry about all the choices that come when looking for an apartment.  But now the time has come to find the place you will call hom...

What to expect when going Greek

What to expect when going Greek

By Clare Budin, Assistant Special Sections Editor

October 21, 2019

You’ve finally done it! After countless tours, chants and chats with an endless parade of sorority houses and sisters, you’ve made your final decision after formal recruitment and chosen a house that you hope will nurture strong bonds throughout your college career and house lifelong friends. Fo...

Live cheaply by managing your finances

Live cheaply by managing your finances

By Nicholas Beckham, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2019

College students, according to the general consensus, are notorious for having low incomes. This idea is based on the reality many young adults face. To a certain extent, it is inevitable, especially for those who receive little or no outside support from family. The jobs many students work tend to hav...

Learn to successfully sublet your apartment

Learn to successfully sublet your apartment

By Sonal Singh, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

Are you studying abroad for a semester but have already signed a full-year lease? Does your lease extend into summer, even though you won’t be living there? The best way to save money is to sublet the apartment instead of continuing to pay rent without making use of the space. Subletting your apartm...

Greek life provides community for all backgrounds

Greek life provides community for all backgrounds

By Frankie Blanco and Frankie Blanco

October 21, 2019

At the University, Greek organizations play a huge role in campus life. Students join these organizations for the opportunity to meet new people and to develop a sense of community. The four fraternity and sorority councils are the Interfraternity Council, Black Greek Council, Panhellenic Council and t...

Establish boundaries to survive dorms

Establish boundaries to survive dorms

By Bella Keys, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

So you’re moving out and onto bigger and better things: your first place of your own. Technically, this isn’t your own place, but it’s pretty close. You only have to share a room with one or two other people, and there are no longer curfews or rules to abide by. This may all seem exciting, but...

Embrace wild side of living in a sorority house

Embrace wild side of living in a sorority house

By Meghan Lyons, Contributing writer

October 21, 2019

Virtually every student at the University starts their journey off in a dorm, whether you are a transfer student or an incoming freshman. After the dorm requirement is satisfied, many students choose to lease an apartment. On the other hand, students involved with the Greek community are typically req...

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