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Take a pass on these living (un)necessities

Take a pass on these living (un)necessities

October 7, 2014


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Animal House Poster? Check. Sixty-inch flat-screen? Check. Plunger? Umm... In the midst of trying to deck out your new college apartment, it’s easy to forget about the essential things you need while getting wrapped up in things you don’t. Retail stores have back-to-school sales late in the summer...

Fall DIY: Spice up more than your lattes

Fall DIY: Spice up more than your lattes

By Fran Welch

October 7, 2014


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When the leaves begin to fall, the outside temperature drops 20 degrees in a night, and stores fill with pumpkins and Halloween costumes, there’s no question that fall has arrived. But aside from all the madness of costume shopping and scavenger hunts, one of the best parts of fall is being able t...

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

By Elizabeth Dye

October 7, 2014


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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...

Candles, pillows create a relaxing space

Candles, pillows create a relaxing space

By Mikayla Ostendorf

October 7, 2014


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College can be a time of stress and inconsistency. But with a few touch ups to an apartment or dorm room, the place that you return to at the end of a long night out or a day full of exams can become a home of your own. 1. Candles If you want to make your dorm or apartment your home, candles are a must. Thoug...

The pros and cons of living in a Greek chapter house

The pros and cons of living in a Greek chapter house

October 7, 2014


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No matter where students decide to live on campus, every living situation comes with benefits and drawbacks. Those pros and cons also follow students who choose to live in their fraternity or sorority chapter house. Many Greek houses on campus, but not all, have live-in requirements, generally claimi...

How to keep the peace when sharing food with roommates

By Christen McGlynn

October 7, 2014


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Sharing a house or apartment with multiple people can be difficult especially without throwing in other factors — particularly food.  Living on campus for the first time can pose a variety of issues for roommates living with small refrigerator space. For all those Illini struggling with meal discre...