Category: Housing

Cozy Dorm Decor Tips

by Kelsey Tidball | photo by Sierra Pedro It’s November, which means another freezing Eugene winter is just around the bend. When my toes are eternally cold and the days seem to only get shorter, the only thing I want after a day of biking and walking in the rain is a cup of hot tea and a cozy bed to curl up in. Still, how can you make your room feel like a place to come home to on cold winter days? It’s easier than you think. Here are some tips for staying cozy and warm at home...

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Top 10 College Life Hacks

By Lauren Bruce and Michael Davies Put your phone in a glass or ceramic cup to amplify sound – Some of us are heavy sleepers. Unfortunately, it doesn’t help when you’re running on little sleep and don’t want to get up anyway. One quick idea is to put your phone in a cup or mug, with the speaker facing the bottom of the cup. This will amplify the sound and (hopefully) wake you up. Want to take it a step further? Place your phone in the cup across the room, so you’ll be forced to get up to turn it...

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Housing Fair Raffle Winners!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF TODAY’S HOUSING FAIR RAFFLE! Prizes are available for pick up in the Emerald office in room 302 of the EMU between 9-5, M-F! Bring your student ID! Xbox One: Madeleine Monkewicz Beats: Anthony Rushton Bluetooth Speaker: Daniel Thorpe Apple Watch: David Choe Amazon Echo: Markayla Conn 48″ TV: Charlie Barrett Kate Spade Laptop case: Samantha Toda Amazon Fire Stick: Rheo Rocco, Laurel Bruggeman, Danny Rojas Amazon Dot: Bob Canfield, Mira Cohen iPad Mini: Diego Fernandez KitchenAid Mixer: Matilda Thomas Knife Set: Rachel Ramierez, Kirk Temple, Payton Bruni...

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Finding and Choosing Your Next Roommate

Written by Nicole Scopelliti | Photo by Sierra Pedro Finding, choosing and keeping a roommate can be as stressful as moving itself. However, roommate experiences don’t have to be unpleasant, despite the various horror stories that have convinced you otherwise. Connecting with your perfect roommate does, however, require hard work and dedication. With the right tools and strategies, the potential frustration of the process can be avoided and you can move on to happy housemate bliss. The Search Begin your search by looking in the right places. For example, I recommend reaching out to friends to see if they...

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Roommate Advice with Delaney Rea

Written by Delaney Rea | Photo by Michael Davis How often do you fight with your roommates? If you’re lucky, your plan to live with people you knew well paid off – they’re roommate picks that you get along with famously. However, you might find yourself unexpectedly at odds with the people you share close quarters with. Are passive aggressive comments thrown around like hand grenades? Do icy glares chill you to the bone, far more than the storm outside ever could? If roommate hostility is a problem in your house, it will be no picnic for anyone. If...

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