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Whose House? Your House

Birds chirping entwine with the sound of water raining on the rainforest. I grumble incoherently and turn to my side. My phone, blasting nature’s song, says its 6:20 a.m. The smart alarm feature on my phone just stole 10 minutes from me, again. I lay in my bed and contemplate life for the 10 minutes my alarm stole...

Who are the Resident Advisers, and what the hell do they actually do? Are they just random people that volunteer to defend the college dorm quiet hours? Are they secret heroes who save lives without anyone knowing? I would argue that RAs fall somewhere in the middle, but everyone is entitled to their own...

Signing leases is a part of life, whether it’s for your car, house or a mysterious multi-billionaire seeking a sexy contract. No matter the lease, it’s important to understand how they work. The two main types of leases are short-term and long-term. Long-term leases are the most popular when it comes to apartment...

Home is where the heart is. Whether this cliché phrase is cross-stitched into your grandmother’s scratchy sofa cushions or you’ve seen it shared on Facebook alongside a stock photo of a thriving family, the world seems to think that your home is where your heart is — but what does that really mean? As college...

Any student who lives in a campus residence hall is familiar with the “MAP-Works” survey — at the least, they have been reminded of it any number of times by their Resident Advisor. Many students ultimately participate, but without any readily apparent ramifications, many also wonder: to what end? Lin Crowson, the...

Finally found a new place? All you have to do is pack your stuff, grab the secret stash of cash you hid and move out. People move in and out all the time, so it has to be simple, right? Moving out can be more stressful than studying for finals. You have to organize your stuff, pack your hundreds of clothes (including...

Look around you. UH has one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, filled with a diverse array of students working to better themselves and the world they live in. Why not make this place your home away from home? Whether you’re in it for the naps or for the friends, there are a variety of wonderfully unique...

Commuting can be a real bitch, but the benefits to living off campus can make up for the hours of traffic you have to endure every semester. Whether you have your own place or you are living with your parents, there are plenty of perks to living off campus. Foooooooood If you live with your parents, you never have to...

Pets: we all love them, and studies show that having one can reduce stress in our daily lives. Dorm residents will dismally inform you, however, that — excluding goldfish — pets are a quick way to get yourself smacked with a housing violation. Regardless, students may choose to get a furry best friend. If you consider...

It’s not easy to live with someone you may or may not have anything in common with. There are difficulties involved with communication, personal space and anything else you may not be used to sharing. But roommates are good for you. They help you find out what you like and what you don’t like, and they can also help...