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Little details that make a huge difference when looking for an apartment

By Elizabeth Dye

October 7, 2014

For many students, apartment hunting is an unbelievably daunting task, especially when added to the host of obligations they may already be struggling to complete, such as homework assignments, daily quizzes and devoting the near impossible free time to study for important exams. All of this alone can be...

House vs. apartment: the pros and cons

House vs. apartment: the pros and cons

By Bridget Hynes

February 11, 2014

For upperclassmen, the decision to live in an apartment or a house can be a difficult one. There are numerous factors students have to consider, such as how much you are willing to spend on rent, if you plan on holding big social gatherings, and more. Below is a list of some of the benefits and downf...

Owning pets on campus is costly, but oh so rewarding

Owning pets on campus is costly, but oh so rewarding

By Saher Khan

February 11, 2014

A house is not a home without the ones you love, and that includes pets. Whether it is a cat or dog, having pets creates a different dynamic in one’s home, and that dynamic is especially felt on a college campus. Sidra Ismail, junior in Media, has a Persian cat name George living with her at school ...

Dorms to apartment, teenager to adult

Dorms to apartment, teenager to adult

February 11, 2014

Once freshman year is done and in the books, University students may find themselves with the option of being able to transition from dorm life to apartment living.   The prospect of moving from one’s dormitory into an apartment can be quite an intimidating feat. This was the case for April Wash...