Author: spedro

5 Dorm-Friendly Recipes You Can Make In a Jar

words by Hilary Kearns Living in a dorm for the first time and juggling the busyness of being a student can easily lead to unhealthy eating choices — like living on Taco Bell, ramen noodles and pizza.  But this doesn’t have to be the case. You can make delicious meals in your dorm that are healthy, satisfying, and good for you. All you need is a ball jar and some simple, affordable ingredients to make these five delicious, healthy meals. Chili with Cornbread Crust Cornbread and chili scream fall! You can easily make this seasonal favorite in a jar...

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Tell Us…. Your Worst Roommate Story Ever

Three anonymous stories from the trenches of shared living. interviews by Julio Jaquez Dirty Women  I basically lived in an apartment with 3 girls I had some form of relation to with, but had no relation to each other. I never knew how women could be so uncleanly until the day I visited my neighbor’s apartment filled by men and noticed it was hella clean. Overall, it was just a bad living situation because all 3 of them had boyfriends. I never had any alone time or could walk in my house without seeing one of them tagged alongside...

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Parking Problems Persist, But Students Have Some New Options

words by Sierra Dawn McClain While school, work and social life are among students’ most daunting challenges, parking may be the most grueling.  It’s expensive.  It’s hard to find a spot.  Sometimes it’s unsafe. “I racked up $275.00 in parking tickets this year,” said an unnamed UO student.  “Trying to get to class is a nightmare if you make a mistake or park in the wrong place and get towed.” Most parking is on the perimeter of campus, meaning a lengthy walk to class. Even if you score a space, parking at meters costs $2.00 per hour weekdays and...

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Tips For Surviving Student Housing– and Roommates

words by Skyla Patton Life in student housing can be a rollercoaster: a new house, roommates, sharing bathrooms and kitchens. Whether it’s a dorm, an apartment or a condominium close to campus, roommate life serves up it’s share of trials and tribulations. It can feel overwhelming, but fear not—many students thrive in a student housing environment, and there are plenty of life hacks to make your ride all the more smooth, and your roommate bonds all the more strong. Check out these tips to make living easier:   Lifestyle Ground Rules  It’s crucial to set up ground rules about...

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Boss Budgeting: Tips For Ruling Your Pocketbook

words by Skyla Patton The rush of payday—or loan disbursement— feels great: a feeling of security, the illusion  of endless spending potential and the pleasure of a thicker wallet. We look forward to it, and many of us organize our lives around when we get an influx cash or a surplus of funds. But we’ve all felt the sting of guilt after a treat yo self, or the sense of dread watching how quickly life expenses burn a hole in your pocket. It’s hard enough already, and then there’s the gaping black hole that is college expenses — books,...

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