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Learning the Lease

Learning the Lease

By Stephanie Kim

October 7, 2014


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Like any textbook, reading a lease requires a set of skills to understand its technical language. But all hope is not lost for the lease-illiterate — the University’s Tenant Union provides free services to students who need help understanding their lease. “It is very difficult for someone who has no training ...

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...

New apartment buildings welcome tenants

New apartment buildings welcome tenants

By Abrar Al-Heeti

October 7, 2014


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New apartment buildings frequently rise up across the University’s campus. This year was no exception, and new constructions from high rises to luxury apartments began welcoming their first tenants in August. Now, they are leasing for next year. Each student looks for something different in their apart...

Fluffy pals add comfort to hectic student lives

Fluffy pals add comfort to hectic student lives

By Annabeth Carlson

October 7, 2014


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When looking at the typical college student’s shopping list, one will probably find school supplies and dorm or apartment furniture. Pet food and toys are usually not on the list. Three student pet owners shared their experience of living with a pet at school, explaining the challenges and benefits o...

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...

Who makes the perfect roommate?

By Saher Khan

October 7, 2014


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Searching for the right roommate can be a stressful and nerve-wracking task that requires a lot of time in order to find a perfect match. And while a roommate does not have to be a best friend, they do have to be someone who is tolerable to live with. To provide these types of mates, many housing options on campu...

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...

Students en route

Students en route

October 7, 2014


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For many students, making the decision to live in a house or apartment can be challenging. Even more intimidating is the prospect of having to commute to campus every day. But just as on-campus living does, living off-campus has both its pros and cons. Jared Roberts, senior in LAS, has lived off-campus all fou...

Ryan Kenji Kuramitsu explains his duties, responsibilities as an RA

Ryan Kenji Kuramitsu explains his duties, responsibilities as an RA

October 7, 2014


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Whether working for University Housing or Private Certified Housing, resident advisers are meant to serve as an authority figure on a floor. But more so than that, they become a community organizer, event planner or simply a person to talk to. Ryan Kenji Kuramitsu, senior in Social Work, knows these ...

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...