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Roommate Compatibility Quiz

Roommate Compatibility Quiz
February 11, 2014

Whether you are an incoming freshman or a seasoned upperclassman, picking a roommate is tough. With more than 40,000 students on campus, finding the perfect roommate can feel searching for a needle in...

House vs. apartment: the pros and cons

House vs. apartment: the pros and cons
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...

Top-5 college dorm room necessities

Top-5 college dorm room necessities
February 11, 2014

Before moving off to college, those college necessity lists can seem pretty redundant. Dorm rooms are often tight on space, and not all students need the same knickknacks and room organizers to cram in....

A tale of two cities: Champaign vs. Urbana

The Art Theater in Champaign is an independent theater housed in a 100-year-old building.
February 11, 2014

Separated by an ever-powerful hyphen, Champaign and Urbana have completely different personalities. With two sides of a campus that are two different kinds of diverse, deciding where to live is an age-old...

Six ways to deal with a difficult roommate

February 11, 2014

Most likely every college student will have to live with one or more roommates during their college experience, whether they live in University housing, an apartment or Greek house. It is also likely that...

Staying in same apartment has benefits over moving

Staying in same apartment has benefits over moving
February 11, 2014

Most people are surprised when I tell them I’ve lived in the same apartment with the same roommate for three years. I’ll admit, it has its ups and downs, but I wouldn’t change a thing. For one, I’ve...

Maximizing space, comfort in bedrooms

Maximizing space, comfort in bedrooms
February 11, 2014

The transition from living at home over the summer to moving into a dorm or apartment can be a big one. At home, one is allotted multiple rooms with space to move around and store everything. Plus, students...

Studying abroad? Start browsing subleasing options

Studying abroad? Start browsing subleasing options
February 11, 2014

When Alla Krashevsky, junior in LAS, was notified she would be studying abroad in Granada, Spain, in August, she was teeming with excitement. But with plans to travel abroad, every study abroad student...

Six ways to make your dorm room or apartment feel more like home

Six ways to make your dorm room or apartment feel more like home
February 11, 2014

Leaving home can be tough for a lot of college students. However, it is still possible to make a college dorm or apartment a “home away from home” through various decorative and comforting tactics...

Five ways to divide up roommate chores

Five ways to divide up roommate chores
February 11, 2014

Avoid the mess of unclean dishes, scattered laundry and dirty floors with creative ways of dividing house responsibilities. With these ideas, there won’t be a need for passive aggressive notes or unnecessary...

Owning pets on campus is costly, but oh so rewarding

Owning pets on campus is costly, but oh so rewarding
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...

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...

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