Arts & Culture

Making friends on your floor isn’t as hard as you’d think

Maybe you’re a transfer student, a freshman still getting your bearings or just extremely shy, but regardless of your status it’s possible that you’ve yet to meet all the people who live...


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Solo living no more: getting used to your roommate

Those who live in a fairy tale world may believe that dorm life is like a Disney movie, where good always prevails over evil and things work out in the end. But...


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Shredding the “Freshman Fifteen”

Last June, I had to buy several pairs of new pants, and I’ll tell you why: during my freshman year, I gained 25 pounds. Ridiculous, I know. I saw the “Freshman 15”...


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Pre-gaming protocol in the dorms

As classes drone on, many students drift to thoughts of the weekend, counting down the hours until they can drink, dance and forget about the dreadfully long syllabi they were just handed....


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Dealing with your roommate’s relationship the right way

Living with another person comes with its set of issues to work through, but what happens when your roommate is in a relationship? It can be hard to set boundaries, but if...


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Breaking it to your friend that you can’t live together next year

Once you’ve made your friends at school, choosing a roommate can be as daunting as embarking on a serious relationship. You need to find someone you like, trust and know you will...


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Animals inspire fashion

Animals have been the centerpiece of the human wardrobe since the start of fashion. Real fur and animal skins were once a necessity for warmth but over time have been replaced by...


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Journalling your way to a happy life

Of all ways to begin a journal, “Dear diary” certainly seems like a salutation cop-out. But if your New Year’s resolution did not turn out as planned and instead you are steadfast...


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Hit refresh on your second semester

Our long winter break gives us plenty of time to reflect on our fall semester. Maybe we didn’t get the grades we wanted, spent too many nights partying or fell head over...


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Library packed? Use these secret spots to get your study on

How many times have you packed your entire life into your backpack and trekked over to the Glenn G. Bartle Library only to find that every single cubicle, cubby and computer is ...