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    Roommates 101

    Roommates 101
    I heard all the roommate stories before I started college. The majority of them were about how awful roommates were and how it was impossible to get along. I had a major case of roommate phobia before I started college and I was convinced that I would get a psychopath for a roommate. To my surprise, my roommate and I became ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +105
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    Residential Life: A Place to Live and Work

    Residential Life: A Place to Live and Work
    There’s at least one in every college dorm. From mediating arguments between clashing roommates to diffusing finals week stress, they look out for their residents. They're Resident Assistants, more commonly known as RAs, and they're an integral part of dorm life. An Uncommon Job An RA is usually in charge of a floor or a wing of residents. Their responsibilities ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Pack It Up: What to Bring to College

    Pack It Up: What to Bring to College
    Soon you’ll be packing your bags for college. But packing them with what? Countless freshmen arrive at the dorms lugging massive boxes and suitcases only to discover that they brought too much or forgot something. By bringing the right items with you, you’ll get a good start on the school year without worrying about buying or returning things. What to Wear ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +231
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    Survive Dorm Life: Rules to Live By

    Survive Dorm Life: Rules to Live By
    Where else can you make lasting friendships, have too many all-nighters and eat lots of ramen all under one roof? Dorms add a lot to the college experience, giving you the opportunity to live with students who are going through the same things you are. Know what to expect once you move in and get the most out of your dorm ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +31
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    Freshman Blog - The first week of college

    The first week of college College isn't so bad. Actually, it's pretty awesome. I've been here for about a week. I honestly thought I would miss home like crazy and cry my eyes out every day. But I don't. Guess I'm too busy having fun and experiencing new things. I'm taking about 15 hours this semester (5 classes) and the course ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Deal with Roommate Conflicts

    Deal with Roommate Conflicts
    The beginning of Laura Maxwell's experience at William Woods University was a little more stressful than she expected - thanks to a messy roommate. Her roommate's closet was a landfill spilling into the middle of the floor constantly threatening to take over the room. An ever-growing mound of crunchy laundry remained unwashed for weeks at a time and her shoes smelled ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Apartment Hunting Questions

    Apartment Hunting Questions
    Great! You've finally found a few available apartments and you've made an appointment to take a look. But what should you look for? When you're looking for the perfect apartment for school, keep these questions in mind. They'll not only make the process more organized but also find a place that meets your academic, social, and personal needs. Payments How much ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +36
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    Pack Up and Hit the Highway

    Pack Up and Hit the Highway
    The highways and byways are congested with overloaded hatchbacks and rental trucks making their way to State U this time of year. Whether your ride back to college is a Buick you inherited from gramps or one of those orange-and-white moving trucks from the corner gas station, you've got the same challenge: maximizing the space and arriving without damaging the vehicle ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Shop for Dorm Essentials on FastWeb!

    Shop for Dorm Essentials on FastWeb!
    Heading back to school? Looking for gear to trick out your dorm room or off-campus apartment? Look no further. At the FastWeb Shop you'll find electronics, text books, bed and bath essentials, as well as the school supplies you'll use to, you know, go to class. Everything you need to start the year off right. Not sure what to bring to ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Room(mate) With a View: Tips on Handling Roommates

    Room(mate) With a View: Tips on Handling Roommates
    I clearly remember when I received my housing information packet in the mail. I opened up the thick envelope and out spilled about 10 sheets of tri-folded paper. I sorted through the blue, gold and pink sheets until I found the stark white letterhead: my designated room and roommates. The power of that one sheet of paper must not be downplayed. ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Home Away From Home

    Home Away From Home
    I’m sitting on a red leather couch. There are two yellow Labradors, Sophie and Lucy, snoring at my feet, a warm wood stove and the Redskins game sounding in the background. Home. There are a lot of things wrong with this place, sure. The couch is garish in color and sticky in nature, especially in summer when the slightest drop ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Cope with Roommate Frustration: A Student Story

    Ali is finishing her freshman year at a large state university in the Midwest. The envelope with my roommate assignment arrived before my high school graduation and suddenly, college was a real thing. When Haley (Ed. note: names have been changed) first called me, she seemed like a nice girl. She was excited for us to be great friends and for ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Drama Queen Dorm Room

    This dramatic dorm room idea was created on Polyvore.
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Future College Roommates and Facebook

    Future College Roommates and Facebook
    Incoming college freshman, understandably nervous about their future living arrangements, learn their roommate assignments and promptly log on their Facebook accounts to investigate their future roommates. Upon finding information they find favorable or, perhaps even, unfavorable, they began to immediately build friendships or put in for roommate changes, often without even meeting the assigned roommate. Weeding Out via Social Media: Useful ...
    Published 14 days ago | Rated: +22
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    School Support

    School Support
    Being on your own and away from your family can be nerve-wrecking, especially if you’re not feeling well or you’ve got an issue that needs resolving. Luckily, colleges have you covered with various school services so that, no matter what the situation, you are not alone! Whether your issue is personal, health-related, a financial struggle or social, there’s likely somewhere on ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    Roommate Options for College Freshman

    Roommate Options for College Freshman
    Roommates: You either love ‘em or you hate ‘em. Most of the time you really just want them to leave and stop snoring while you are trying to write an article. (Seriously, happening right now!) The way I see it, you have four options when it comes to your roommate situation freshman year of college: 1. Go potluck Going potluck means ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +19
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    Pros & Cons of Friends as Roommates

    Pros & Cons of Friends as Roommates
    Let's debate: should friends room together in college? This is an issue which can be especially relevant to incoming freshman when they are forced to decide upon a roommate. There are solid arguments to both sides. So, let's analyze the pros and cons of rooming with a buddy. It's up to you to determine which side you agree with most and ...
    Published 14 days ago | Rated: +27
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    Whose Your Landlord?

    Whose Your Landlord?
    It’s time to take back power from the landlords, once and for all! A rental or lease agreement should be just that – an agreement between two parties, each being held accountable for their actions. Students are often taken advantage of, especially near campuses. There’s a new site, Whose Your Landlord, looking to change that dynamic. Similar to “Rate My Professors,” ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +13
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    What to Ask Your Future Roommate

    What to Ask Your Future Roommate
    There’s so much to cover yet it can be so overwhelming that you have no idea where to begin! May we suggest starting with the essentials and building a roommate relationship from there? Here are ten questions to ask your future roommate to help prepare for the year ahead: 1. What time are you planning on moving in? Is anyone helping ...
    Published 15 days ago | Rated: +29
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    Roommate Rehab

    Roommate Rehab
    First semester seemed to go well but, once second semester rolls around, things can go awry in an instant. Don't get too discouraged, it's difficult to live with anyone and a stranger can be even more of a challenge. There are ways to work out your issues easily and effectively. Use the following tips as guidelines to alleviate common roommate issues ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16