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Ten essential questions to ask a lessor

Ten essential questions to ask a lessor

By Molly Zupan, Special Sections Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

The 2018 school year is fresh and your current living situation may be too, but now is the ideal time to consider housing for next year if you will still be in the C-U area. Over 44,000 students attend the same University as you, so don’t hesitate to begin the search for your future housing. For ...

How to defuse a stink bomb: trash cans and cannots

How to defuse a stink bomb: trash cans and cannots

By Yoav Margalit, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

It’s in your kitchen, it’s in your bathroom, but you never want it to be a topic of conversation. It’s full of your scraps and unwanted leftovers. It’s a container for holding your garbage, and whether you like it or not, it can get a little stinky. It seems like a good idea: Save the strain o...

Finding food diversity in dorms

Finding food diversity in dorms

By Zack Fishman, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

In the dorms, dining halls provide a variety of well-made food for students. But after attending the same one or two halls for a few weeks, meals inevitably begin feeling repetitive. Thankfully, University Dining also hosts Specialty Restaurants, weekly meals that provide a way to spend classic meal cr...

Apartment hunting 101

Apartment hunting 101

By Bisher Martini, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

You just moved into your new place. It’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of and more. But a few things went unnoticed, until now. As the days pass, you slowly begin to realize that maybe your apartment’s actual value was far beneath the price you’d paid for; you hadn’t noticed that the refrig...

Freshman 15 vs. meal plan

Freshman 15 vs. meal plan

By Serina Taluja, Assistant Special Sections Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

The freshman 15 is one of the scariest phrases you'll hear over and over again during your college years. But it doesn't have to be that way. We’ve got a big campus with a lot of options, so it's important to know which fits you and your schedule best. While learning how to properly feed yourself...

A sweeping success: cleaning your kitchen

A sweeping success: cleaning your kitchen

By Yoav Margalit, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

One day, you arrive and the kitchen is spotless. It sparkles and invites you in for another ill-advised yet cheerful attempt at cooking. The next day, the fruits of your labor are there to be seen: a dish here, an extra bowl there. Then, things get worse. Time passes, and one day you walk into the k...

Home decor do’s and don’ts

Home decor do’s and don’ts

By Serina Taluja, Assistant Special Sections Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

Whether you’re a DIY-queen, Pinterest-frequenter or someone who's completely clueless in the decor realm, the conditions of your personal space can seriously affect your state of mind. As a college student, it's especially important to make the best home away from home. Living in a place you feel is clean and orga...

Apartment living: Tips to get the best deals

Apartment living: Tips to get the best deals

September 24, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

A new semester is here, and it’s the best time for students to sign leases for apartments. Away from the cramped dorm, apartments offer a more private space that allows you to exhibit your identity. To make the best decision for your wallet and your well-being, consider these helpful tips. Pick th...

Pets in college: Will it work for you?

Pets in college: Will it work for you?

By Molly Zupan, Special Sections Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

I have had pets my whole life. Until college, I hadn’t lived without at least one. Life without them is a big bummer, but I’m managing. I often think about whether I’d be able to take care of a pet at school, along with myself, classes and work. Obviously, I want a pet. I want a dozen pets. But the reality...

Overlooked benefits of living in a house

Overlooked benefits of living in a house

By Rachael Bolek, Managing Editor for Online

September 24, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

It may feel like you just moved into wherever you’re living this school year (probably because you did), but it’s already time to start looking for somewhere to live next year. People usually start signing leases for the next school year in September and October, which may seem crazy (because it is)...

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...

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