Posts tagged "dorms"

5 Ways To Decorate Your Dorm Room So It Doesn’t Look Like A Dorm Room

Living in a dorm is an important milestone of college life, but it's not the most aesthetically pleasing experience. Case in point: one of my friend's freshman year dorm room had a giant drain in the middle of the floor, like an easy-to-hose-out dog kennel for humans. Charming, right? Last year, my coworkers compiled this great

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 6, 2013

The Roommate Questionnaire Colleges Should Actually Use

Your college roommate can be your best friend or your most terrible, smelly nightmare. Colleges are supposed to hook you up with roommates you'll at least be able to marginally get along with, but often it doesn't exactly work out that way. I'm not sure exactly what I filled out on my freshman roommate form,…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 6, 2013

Are Coed Dorm Rooms A Good Idea?

Starting next fall, Columbia University in New York City will institute a "gender neutral" housing policy for everyone but freshman. This means guys and gals can share a room. Gasp! Which means that hetero couples might decide to live together and ... wait for it ... have sex! Yes, this is a big concern for…

By: Nikki Dowling / December 10, 2009

Duh! Study Proves That Coed Dorms Encourage Sex And Drinking

A groundbreaking study conducted on five college campuses has concluded that coed dormitories lead to more sex, more binge-drinking, and more pornography than the same-sex alternative. Oh, and by "groundbreaking," I mean inconclusive, biased, and obvious. Ninety percent of the country's college campuses are coed, and students are generally placed in housing automatically unless they…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 24, 2009