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College Dorm

Apr 10, 2016

9 Under-$100 Ways To Instantly Upgrade Your Dorm

Because your dorm shouldn't look like a jail.

Jun 3, 2015

Gag Alert: You’re Putting Poop In Your Mouth Twice A Day

You would never put your roommates' sh*t in your mouth. probably already are.

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Apr 4, 2015

5 Ways To Make Your Dorm Room Feel Fancy

There's nothing cute about a dorm room that look so obviously, well...dormy.

10 Things Every College Kid Should Have at Their Place

We're kind of adults, sort of maybe! And while it's always fun to be able to put a beer pong table in your living room without any complaints, there are a few more important things that we forget we need because mom isn't around to remind us.

Jan 27, 2013

Revamp Your Dorm Room Decor [Sundays Are For Procrasting]

My dorm room is an ever-evolving decor project. Throughout the year, I add little things here and there to make it more like home and to express my individual style.

Sep 2, 2012

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Home is Where the Art Is

When it comes to interior decorating, I am all about making the living space feel as comfortable and homey as possible. Despite my love for modern furniture and glam decorating, I still want warm colors, photos of family and friends, and seasonal smelly candles around to remind me of home.

Nov 9, 2010

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Nov 1, 2010

We’ve All Been There: Poopin’ in Public

Your boxes are unpacked, your bed is made, and your parents have left the building. You are officially a college student. Woohoo! No more living under their rules. You are a free adult livin’ the dorm life. It takes a few days of getting used to, but you’re finally feeling settled. You’ve even sorta mastered the cafeteria slop. This whole college thing isn’t so hard after all.

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Oct 24, 2010

The 8 Most Annoying Things on Campus [GALLERY]

Compared with the grind of the working world, college is a pretty cushy experience. Still, not everything on campus is as rosy as the tour guides would have you believe. Despite its many opportunities, student life is fraught with frustrating rules and limitations.

Oct 19, 2010

An Open Letter from an R.A.

Dear Residents, Now that your boxes are unpacked and you've begun sneakily drinking and smoking illegal substances in your rooms, I feel it is time we had a little chat. There are a few things that we need to get clear right now so that we can all happily coexist for the remainder of the year.

Sep 17, 2010

The 7 People Who Will Drive You Crazy Freshman Year

Freshman year is an incredible experience. For many, it’s the first taste of Keystone freedom, the first foray into frat parties out into the world. You'll drink with meet people from all walks of life. You'll quickly wonder how you ever survived without your newfound friends. But be warned: for every awesome new friend that you make, you'll find yourself face to face with an enemy.

Sep 2, 2010

The Starting Line: My First Week of College

So here I sit in my dorm room listening to Shakira's Waka Waka playing on repeat and sweating from shaking it like a She Wolf. Needless to say, the first days of college have been treating me well.

Aug 30, 2010

We’ve All Been There: Move-in Day

After a long drive and an even longer wait to get a prime spot by the curb, you get out of the car (where you were pressed between the door and a chest of plastic drawers for the past three hours) and start unloading your life onto the sidewalk.

Aug 19, 2010

10 Things Everyone Should Steal On Campus

Living in college pretty much means you will be living a notch above a homeless person. You drink cheap booze heavily, pass out in random places, smell like last night on your way to class and (pretty much) live in a box. Luckily, we all know that is what makes college amazing.

Aug 18, 2010

Would You Rather….

Remember how shocked your grandmother was when you told her you were living in coed dorms? Well get ready to give her a heart attack, because at schools like Brandeis, students get to vote on whether they want their hall bathrooms to be single-sex or coed.

Aug 16, 2010

5 Personalities You’re Bound to Meet on Your Floor

College: a time of growing up, trying new things, and, of course, meeting new people. From the bitchy girl in Chem class to the hot guy from a frat party, freshman year brings a slew of different characters. While no two people share quite the same college experience, there are a few archetypal personalities that, without a doubt, can be found on a freshman floor.

Aug 13, 2010

10 Essential Dorm Items (That You Probably Didn’t Think Of)

OK, so you have your bedding, your towels, and your laptop; you think you're ready to move off for your freshman year of college. Before you go, though, there are a couple of things that a freshman might not think to bring that will make dorm life a million times easier.

Jul 31, 2010

The Starting Line: Should You Facebook-Stalk Your New Roommate?

So on behalf of all my soon-to-be college freshmen out there, I can vouch that I have been a Facebook stalking maniac lately. Even more so than when I decide that I like a guy--and it's pretty unhealthy then. So what's the source of all this wall-post-analyzing, photo-clicking frenzy? I just received a letter telling me who my 3 randomly selected suitemates are for the upcoming school year.

Jul 27, 2010

Tuffy Luv: Just Say No To Dormcest

Dear Tuffy, Okay so I have a dilemma and I have been offered a LOT of advice on it but none of it seems to be the right fit for me. Maybe you can offer some third party advice that is more direct. There is a boy I currently like. Problems: 1) He just got out of a long term relationship. - Attempting to make a move now would just be pointless as he probably isn’t looking to jump into another relationship....

Jul 14, 2010

Contest: Best Roomie Wins a New Room from T.J. Maxx

Has anyone ever stared up at you from their bed, mascara smeared across their eyes from crying over that boy, and insisted that you're the best roommate ever? Whether you cook a mean tray of celebratory A+ brownies or generously hand over the remote to indulge the roomie's Project Runway addiction, we know you've got some stellar credentials.

Jun 21, 2010

College Q&A: Can I Date His Suite-Mate?

Question: Last year I wasn't really looking for a boyfriend, so I was hooking up with this REALLY hot guy, John from the Co-Ed sports team I play on. It was only ever good times for both of us, and it happened maybe four times over, like, eight months, and we never even had sex. Since then, John's gotten a girlfriend and we're still really good friends who communicate really well. No problems there. The real problem? John lives in a suite with seven other guys, pretty much all of whom are equally hot.

Jun 8, 2010

5 Things That Should Be Outlawed from Dorms

Can you imagine hearing the incessant whimpering of a dog while trying to study in your dorm room? Well, it might not be too unrealistic of a nightmare/dream (depending on your take). An increasing amount of colleges are now permitting dogs in dorm rooms. Although they’re incredibly cute, how gross?!

May 24, 2010

College Q&A: Should I Dorm With My Sister?

My half-sister and I (by dad) are going to the same college. My dad wants us to share a room so he can buy one TV and one fridge. Cheap. Anyways I was just wondering if I am wrong for speaking up for myself about not wanting to live in a dorm my first year of college with my sister?! I mean, come on now; first of all she annoys me, second she’s messy, and third she annoys me.

Mar 16, 2010

Coed Dorm Rooms – Yay or Nay?

My group of friends is pretty mixed between guys and girls, and now that we're upperclassmen and live off-campus, it seems totally normal for them to share houses. In fact, it seems quite splendid. But would it be quite the same to co-habitate with a manly man in that closet I used to affectionately consider my room?

Dec 13, 2009

The Morning After: Breaking Out

It was finals week and besides a few short trips outside to grab some food or hit up a review session, my hallmates and I hadn’t gotten out of the dorm much. After a long week of frigid temperatures paired with long nights in the study lounge, we had cabin fever. It was a Saturday night and we were sick of the textbooks, the note cards, the highlighters.

Dec 7, 2009

Don’t Let Finals Suck All The Cheer Out of The Holidays

Every year I find myself entering December with the same longing in the pit of my stomach. All the stores are decked out in twinkling lights and ornaments. Every car that passes has a Christmas tree strapped to the top. And while we all want to be home with friends and family, we are stuck in our 4 by 4 cell studying crap we could really care less about.

Nov 25, 2009

College, I Thank Thee

This awesome occurrence—and the general mood of November—got me thinking about how many things about college I have to be thankful for. I don’t want to sound too clichéd or sappy, but the past three and a half years have definitely been the best of my life; I can’t believe it’s all going to be over in May. College, that is, not my life.

Oct 13, 2009

Little Kid Toys In a Big Kid World

Just when I had thought society had told it’s last ‘women in the kitchen’ joke, the children’s toy “My Cleaning Trolley” labeled “Girls Only” was released. At first I was offended at the sight of the pink cart filled with cleaning supplies that seemed to advocate an outdated ideal of a woman’s place in the household, but then I began to look on the bright side.

Sep 21, 2009

8 Things I’ve Learned About College (So Far)

Whew! It’s been three weeks since I first set foot on campus, and what a crazy three weeks it’s been! It might still be too early to tell (psh, yeah right), but I’ve come to the conclusion that college is totally awesome, and for a number of reasons.

Sep 11, 2009

The CC Weekly Weigh In: The Downsides of College

After drowning my sorrows in 3 shots of tequila last night, my friends yelled at me to snap out of it. "You're out of college, woman. GET OVER IT." But how? How am I supposed to move on from the best 4.5 years of my life (of which, I an only really remember 2.25)? By focusing on all the downsides, of course!

Aug 24, 2009

Back To School: Drink Yourself Some New Friends

Drinking games have long been a superb way of breaking the ice with new people (seriously, nothing sets a casual, friendly atmosphere like chugging shots at 3pm), but how do you move beyond the old favorites?

Jul 22, 2009

Countdown to College: A Place To Call Home

July 22. I had it circled on my calendar. It was written in red Sharpie on a Post-It note strategically placed on my desk. The Facebook class of 2013 group was all a-flutter with activity as we counted down the days, hours, and minutes together

Jun 3, 2009

Countdown to College: Dorm Buys to Lust After

The time is not yet ripe for incoming college freshmen to begin shopping for their dorm rooms, as many of us don’t even have our room assignments yet. But since I’m suffering from acute Senioritis and have nothing else better to do, I’ve taken to scouring the Internet for the best dorm buys.