A UO Student’s Guide to Winter Living

Written by Anya Caro | Photo by Sierra Pedro Oregon has proven just how crazy weather can be. This time of year, we are reminded of the necessities we need to recover from the snow. With warmth and cozy living on our minds, we’ve compiled a guide to choosing the student apartment with the best amenities for those snowy days. Parking Garages Nothing is worse than waking up, going to your car and finding it coated in an impenetrable layer of ice. Having access to a covered parking garage means less ice scraping each morning. Occasionally, melting ice and snow...

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Hub On Campus Eugene

Written by Sam Styles | Photo by Trevor Meyer Not all student apartments are created equal. What separates Hub On Campus from other apartments around the UO is its ready-made luxury lifestyle. Rather than moving into an apartment crammed full of secondhand furniture and recycled sidewalk couches, you are living in a fully-furnished spa. Complete with a rooftop pool, hot tubs and a sand volleyball court, the Hub has the most unbeatable amenities around. When you explore the rest of the building, you’ll find it decked out in high-tech exercise centers and state-of-the-art entertainment rooms. All of these facilities...

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Hosting a Friendsgiving Dinner

Written by Anya Caro | Photo by Trevor Meyer Let’s face it, some of us can’t go home for the holidays to be with our families. Instead of eating a sad bowl of chicken ramen and calling it a holiday dinner, invite your friends over and host a college style “Friendsgiving.” Not only will it bring high holiday cuisine to your living space, but it will bring together everyone for a cozy homestyle get-together. Here are a few tips on how to host a successful dinner: CouponingGet your coupons ready! Use them to buy everything you need at a...

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How to Slash Heating Bills Like a Pro

Written by Erin Weaver | Photo by Sierra Pedro Find drafts – and seal ‘em! You could pay a heating company to locate all the drafty points in your house, but there’s also a cheaper, more thrifty option: burn a stick of incense near windows and doors and in rooms that seem particularly cold. If the smoke is drifting to the side, there’s a draft that can be plugged! Common culprits are the spaces around electrical outlets and the strip underneath the front door, which both have low cost solutions (the cheapest of which involves sealing a space with...

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Aromatic Wonderland

Camille Lieurance   Nothing ruins a good moment faster than a bad smell. Unfortunately, college life attracts some truly disturbing olfactory offenses. I’ve been in bedrooms that reeked of bong water and bad bellybutton, kitchens that smelled like stale beer, and bathrooms that reeked of urine with undertones of axe body spray. The sense of smell inherently affects hunger, sexual desire and one’s attraction to others. Research shows that mood and productivity are improved in the presence of certain smells. Because we are social animals, we want to attract others and keep them from fleeing our dwellings. One of...

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