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  • The 5 Best Things About Your College Roommate

    Oct 1, 2013 • Rachel Braedyn • College LifeRead More »
    The 5 Best Things About Your College Roommate

    Living with a roommate is one of the best experiences you can have in college. Sure, you’re not guaranteed to be lifelong best friends with your college roommate, but it’s really helpful and rewarding to live with someone with whom you get along. My roommates were all great people who prove that there are many ...

  • Luxury Student Housing May Be Affordable on Your College Campus

    Sep 12, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • College LifeRead More »
    Luxury Student Housing May Be Affordable on Your College Campus

    Off-campus student housing has come a long way in recent years. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, “Since 2010, private equity firms, real estate investment trusts and private developers have been cranking up delivery of off-campus accommodations, often rich with amenities such as pools and movie theaters.” In many college towns, these options ...

  • Easy Dorm Room Recipes: Chocolate Fondue

    Sep 6, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College LifeRead More »
    Easy Dorm Room Recipes: Chocolate Fondue

    It’s a fact: everyone loves chocolate fondue. Melt some chocolate, gather your favorite dippable snacks, and you have an instant dorm or common room party. But in the dorms, heating elements are usually not allowed, so a fondue pot or chocolate fountain may be off limits. But fear not! If you’re allowed a microwave, there ...

  • Dorm Room Pets: Why Bettas Are The Best

    Sep 3, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College LifeRead More »
    Dorm Room Pets: Why Bettas Are The Best

    Living in a dorm doesn’t always mean giving up the companionship of a pet. While most schools don’t allow dorm room pets of the furry kind, some will allow fish. If you’re thinking of getting a fish, consider a betta fish. Bettas are easy to take care of and don’t need a lot of space. ...

  • 4 Tips for Maximizing Your Personal Space in College Dorms

    Aug 23, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College LifeRead More »
    4 Tips for Maximizing Your Personal Space in College Dorms

    College dorms are notorious for being small. When you consider you’re sharing that space with another person, whether you know them or not, the lack of space can cause problems. Now, there’s no need to draw a line down the middle of your room to make it an even split (a lot of rooms aren’t ...

  • College Dorm Room Craft: DIY Lanterns

    Aug 2, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College LifeRead More »
    College Dorm Room Craft: DIY Lanterns

    Crafts are a fun way to bond with your new friends at college. They’re an excuse to sit and talk and have a fun activity to do while you get to know each other. As a great bonus, you end up with really cool, unique decorations for your dorm! One of my favorite crafts I’ve ...

  • Dorm Food, Indian Style!

    Jul 29, 2013 • Hareem Shafi • College LifeRead More »
    Dorm Food, Indian Style!

    Transitioning to dorm food can be difficult when you’re used to home cooking. A few months into my freshman year at college, with homesickness still nipping at my heels, I began to crave the delectable dishes I used to eat at home: biryani, daal, tandoori chicken. Up until then, I had been happily surviving on ...

  • Roommate Etiquette: 4 Tips for Having Friends Over

    Jul 29, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College LifeRead More »
    Roommate Etiquette: 4 Tips for Having Friends Over

    If you’ve never had to share a room with someone, proper college roommate etiquette may not come naturally. And when you constantly have friends over, it could make your roommate feel uncomfortable, or as if they have a third or fourth roommate. My roommate from freshman year and I didn’t hang out much outside of ...

  • Dorm Room Design Tip: Use Scrapbook Paper to Decorate Your Walls

    Jul 27, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College LifeRead More »
    Dorm Room Design Tip: Use Scrapbook Paper to Decorate Your Walls

    One of the main difficulties of dorm decorating is the blankness of the walls. At my college, we’re not allowed to paint them or cover them with wall paper, and there are often strict guidelines about what we can attach to the walls. Luckily, I’ve found that scrapbook paper can make a room a lot ...

  • 5 Microwavable Meals to Make in Your Dorm Room

    Jul 27, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • College LifeRead More »
    5 Microwavable Meals to Make in Your Dorm Room

    While many students have dining halls to keep them fed, others have to make do with nothing more than a mini-fridge and a microwave. This might seem meager, but after a summer in a 10′ x 10′ dorm room with just these two appliances, I mastered the art of microwavable meals. Here are some tips ...