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Shopping in Raleigh

within a confined area. Crabtree Valley Mall has several popular stores for the college crowd from Apple to XX1 Forever to H&M. While diamonds may well be a girl’s best friend, let’s be honest, living on a ramen noodle diet does not allow for an extravagant shopping lifestyle. If students are wise about shopping for what they need and know where to secure these products, area shopping can be inexpensive and enjoyable.

By Tess Santry COM 316 student

College students are some of the only people in our society whose IQ numbers could easily be higher than the amount of money in their bank accounts. With such scarce finances, students are typically on the search for cheap and easy sources of shopping. While Raleigh cannot even begin to compare to Fifth Avenue in New York City, students at State still have countless resources that could cure any shopping craving. For the practical student in quick need of school supplies or a bite to eat, Crossroads Plaza in Cary could be the solution to their problem. This gold mine of stores offers Old Navy, Best Buy and Rack Room Shoes. The stores at Crossroads could be described as practical and affordable. On the other side of N.C. State’s campus, the student looking to window shop and dine at an outdoor café would find Cameron Village to be a point of interest. This quaint area less than a mile’s walk from the Bell Tower is ideal for a day of shopping with friends. Despite the charming setup of this shopping center, the enjoyable atmosphere does come at a cost. While window

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shopping is always free, the adorable items found within these chic boutiques are often designer duds that could easily break the bank for a college student. If you’re in search of unique jewelry, Fedora Boutique is one of the more affordable gems found within Cameron Village’s overwhelmingly expensive walls. A final Raleigh destination that could solve any student’s shopping woes would be to make a pit stop at Crabtree Valley Mall. Just like any other mall in the United States, this traditional shopping center offers hundreds of stores

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Miss out on tickets to the latest Carolina Hurricanes or N.C. State basketball game? Watch the game at one of NCSU’s favorite “dives,” The Player’s Retreat, located behind the traffic circle on Oberlin Road. Because they grind their beef in-house, The Player’s Retreat offers customers the option to order their burgers “rare,” something which is extremely uncommon in today’s food scene. With a wide variety of menu items and beers to choose from, The Player’s Retreat is a great place to start a Saturday night before heading downtown.

By Chris Page

COM 316 student

Are you stuck in a “food rut?” Do you catch yourself blindly going to the same old restaurants without even thinking about it? Despite the many different eateries in Raleigh, many students still find themselves cycling between the same two or three restaurants. The only way to break out of this vicious (and not delicious) cycle, is to give a few interesting restaurants a chance to satisfy your taste buds. Here are some places, most of which are relatively close to campus, to appease your cravings. A hidden gem in the Raleigh food scene is the NC Seafood Restaurant located within the Raleigh’s Farmer’s Market off Lake Wheeler Rd. The NC Seafood Restaurant is one of the area’s best seafood places serving fresh, “calabash-style” seafood, and is relatively unknown to most N.C. State students. The fish is so tasty that you might forget you are still in Raleigh. “I never knew this place even existed” remarked self-proclaimed “seafood lover” Tim Romer, a

Retail locations Near Campus

outiques offer customers the ability to shop in intimate environments and have an overall more personal shopping experience. At bevello’s Cameron Village location, customers can expect to find an organized and colorful shop displaying some of the season’s latest fashions. Like most boutiques, bevello sells unique contemporary designer and local fashions and accessories, mainly geared toward today’s modern and fashionable woman.

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argaret Connolly, a senior in human biology, and Olivia Glans, a sophomore in chemical engineering, converse with friends at Sushi Nine. “I didn’t like sushi until I had sushi at Sushi Nine!,” Connolly said.

junior in civil engineering. “After I found out about it, I probably went three times that week.” The NC Seafood Restaurant generally has affordable prices to go along with great service. Looking for something a little different? Jasmin Mediterranean Bistro serves authentic Greek, Lebanese, and Mediterranean food, along with items for those who are unfamiliar with Mediterranean cuisine. With locations on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh and Walnut Street in Cary, Jasmin’s is a great place to grab lunch with a few friends.

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ocal businesses like Global Village and Mitch’s Tavern faced a rather empty Hillsborough Street this summer as most students were away from campus until August.

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Cooking in your apartment By Hannah Gordon

quick, easy and require few ingredients,” Bass said. She shared a quick and delicious pasta recipe. By eating healthier, you can maintain a lower stress level and ultimately be more successful in school, at your internship or at work. So, skip the fast food and cook healthier meals at home.

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The hectic lifestyle of a college student often leaves one too busy to spend hours in the kitchen cooking healthy meals. With a little planning and creativity, though, students can still enjoy a home cooked meal. Here are some tips for quick, cheap and healthy dinners anyone can make: • Purchase foods with other meals in mind. For example, hamburger meat can be used for spaghetti tonight and fajitas tomorrow. This also keeps you from making trips to the grocery store every other day. • Cook in bulk and refrigerate or freeze the leftovers. This saves time and money because you can use dinner leftovers for lunch the next day. Turn grilled chicken into a chicken caesar wrap by simply adding a toasted tortilla, lettuce and a little dressing. • Slow cookers can actually make a quick meal. Toss the ingredients in the cooker before you head to class or work and dinner is ready when you get home. • If you have roommates, cook together. This way, you can divide expenses and cut back time spent cooking. It’s also fun! Lauren Bass, a junior in industrial engineering, follows a lot of these tips to stay healthy and save money. She cooks at her apartment most nights, and cooks in bulk so she can have leftovers to make other quick, easy meals. “I tend to cook meals that are

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ingredients: 1 box of bow-tie pasta 1 lb of ground beef 1 small can of crushed tomatoes 1 carton of beef broth 1 zucchini

Directions Brown hamburger meat and drain grease. Mix all ingredients, and cook until pasta and zucchini are tender. Add Italian seasoning, salt and pepper for flavor. Enjoy!


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Could you benefit from having renters insurance? By Julia Washburn COM 316 student

“What is renters insurance?” “Wait…do we have renters insurance?” Renters insurance is insurance that protects your personal property against damage or loss, and insures you will be protected in the event someone is injured on the property you are renting. Say you’re having a calm Saturday night get-together and then out of nowhere someone falls through your glass coffee table. Who is responsible for this? Technically, it is the person renting the property where the accident occurred. But if the individual has renters insurance with liability coverage, this provides coverage against a claim or lawsuit resulting from bodily injury caused by an accident on the policyholder’s property. To make matters worse, someone took off with your 50” flat-screen TV and Xbox 360. What are you going to do? Start saving your money, so you don’t have to

Organize your room By Megan Owen COM 316 student

If you ask students what they are packing for their new dorm room or apartment in the fall the list will be endless. They’ll tell you every Xbox game, throw pillow, poster and can of soda they plan on having in their mini fridge. What they aren’t anticipating is how much stuff and how little space they’re actually going to have. What most students don’t know is how proper organization and planning can alleviate move-in stress and keep the room looking neat and organized. Below are a few tips on how to pack for an organized room. 1. It is important to visualize the item you’re packing in the spot you’re going to put it. Alarm clock? Nightstand. “Animal House” poster? Wall space above desk. Overstuffed beanbag? Uh… You get the point. If you don’t know where you’re going to put it, don’t bring it. 2. You can easily maximize your storage options by utilizing vertical space. Look into lofting your bed, or even bunking them with a roommate. Not a fan of sleeping up in the clouds? Think about shelving options. You can stack your collections of books, DVDs or pictures of friends and family up instead of across. 3. When organizing your closet, put seldom-used items farthest back and up. Put items like your favorite pair of jeans, shirts and shoes right in front where they’re easily accessible and items like your formal dress or ski jacket in the back. This way, you’ll rarely have to rummage through

tell your parents about the huge mess you’ve gotten yourself into? Well that’s one option, or you could file a claim under your renters insurance, if you have any. Personal property coverage pays to repair or replace personal belongings if they are damaged, destroyed or stolen. When shopping for renters insurance, keep in mind there are two types of personal property insurance: actual cash value and replacement cost coverage. Actual cash value coverage reimburses the renter for the cost of the personal property at the time of the claim, minus the deductible. This means that if you bought your TV in 2007, but it was stolen in 2012, the insurance company will reimburse you for the current value of the TV. On the other hand, replacement cost coverage will reimburse you for full value of your TV at the time of purchase. However, you must submit a receipt for each item you would like to be covered. On paper, replacement cost coverage may seem like the better coverage option, but it typically costs more per month. So the next time your Saturday night ends with your house in shambles, look online for personalized quotes from top insurance agencies. It might just offer you some peace of mind the next time you have some friends over and they decide your kitchen would look better with a homemade skylight.

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your closet and can find your favorite items quickly. 4. Be wary of clutter. You know that cool jacket you’ve had for five years but have never worn? Or that extra stereo that’s broken that you’re going to fix? If you have not used it in the past year, throw it out. 5. When storing your belongings, put similar items near one another. Does it really make sense to keep your stapler in your underwear drawer? Make an effort to keep your school supplies in one location, clothes in another, and CDs, DVDs and video games in their own place. 6. Collaborate with your roommates about who is bringing what. Having two ironing boards or microwaves will only exacerbate a clutter issue. Think about just taking one of everything and sharing. 7. Measure everything. Be sure to know how wide your dresser is before you bring your 76” TV or how long your window is before you buy curtains. Making proper measurements and notes will keep you from wasting time and money. The proper planning, packing and organizing can help to create a chic and productive dorm room or apartment. By being mindful of what you’re bringing, and where you’re going to put it, your new home will be a well-organized, stress-free haven suitable for fun and success.

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irst Year College freshman Molly Diehl unpacks after moving in to her Tucker hall dorm Aug. 12. “I’m excited for having more freedon with my time and the new experiences in college,” Diehl said.

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Should you get a pet? By Nickolas Mobley COM 316 student

For some students, the stress that comes with college can be difficult to manage. To relieve this stress, some consider getting a pet. Students must be careful, however, to ensure a furry friend doesn’t add to the stress level if they are unable to care for a pet. Casey Halejak, a senior in meteorology, says there is a lot to consider before getting a pet. “Only those who are familiar with the responsibilities and who can handle the general time and monetary commitments should get a pet,” Halejak said. “If a person has never had a pet before and they have not done the research, they should not get a pet until they put forth the time and money.” For students living in dorms on campus, most pets, except fish, are not an option. For those students living in apartments there is usually a required fee the complex charges.

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Supporting a pet socially and emotionally is also important. It is no secret that pets offer a person a sense of companionship and love but it is not a good idea to own a pet if you cannot provide a healthy environment. Ashley Crouse, a junior in criminology, believes that if you’re going to get a pet, you need to be there for it just as much as you would want it to be there for you. “My roommate leaves her dog in her room all of the time and doesn’t walk it properly so it whines and is obviously sad at the seclusion,” Crouse said. If you’re looking to get a pet, you must consider the time commitments. Imagine being locked in a room all day with no food or water. How would you like it? A great and fun alternative to owning a pet in Raleigh is to visit the animals at the Wake County Animal Center. If you’d like to do more than visit, why not volunteer? Visit www.wakegov.com/pets for more information. Visiting or volunteering could give you that chance to hug man’s best friend or play with an adorable kitten. Whichever option you choose, it will benefit both yourself and the animal.


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Campus transportation By London Dietz COM 316 student

When you go to the biggest university in the state, trying to get from point A to point B can feel a bit overwhelming and frustrating at times. Luckily, there are several options available to ensure that students get where they are trying to go in a cheap and efficient manner. The Wolfline is one of the most popular forms of transportation. The N.C. State bus system has 14 daytime routes and three nighttime routes to choose from that cover all of N.C. State’s campus and most of the nearby area. The bus comes every 15 to 30 minutes depending on the route and decreases frequency after 6 p.m. The nighttime route begins running at 10 p.m. There is no cost to ride the Wolfline. If you have a car, you can purchase a parking pass online. Parking passes range from $99 to $306 a year depending on how close into campus you want to park. Different areas are reserved for students with different numbers of credit hours, so it may take until your

Color the campus green By Emily Harper COM 316 student

Green is the new black. With the increasing opportunities to practice recycling and sustainability, “going green” has become a trend that is here to stay among students and faculty at N.C. State. Over the past few years, the Wolfpack has been made more aware of our school’s impact on the environment. What better way to be eco-friendly than to engage in a little friendly competition? Since 2008, NCSU has participated in “Recyclemania,” a recycling contest among schools all over the nation. However, we all know who we’re most anxious to earn bragging rights over. Last year, after another crushing defeat in football, UNC-Chapel Hill placed their efforts into beating us in five of eight “Recyclemania” categories. To prevent this from happening again in the future, we can make a few simple modifications to our daily habits. Targeted materials for this competition include: paper, cardboard, cans, bottles, electronics and food-service organics. Students can dispose of the more common recyclables by using the designated bins scattered around campus and can recycle electronic equipment in the blue bins located in residence hall lobbies. Foodservice organic waste can be minimized in the dining halls by taking smaller portions of food and making return trips to the line if needed.

junior or senior year for you to be able to park in one of the parking decks. Another option for drivers is two-hour meter parking on Hillsborough Street. There is a charge of $1 per hour if you choose to use the meter parking. However, on some of the streets surrounding Hillsborough, there is free two-hour parking that fills up on a first come,

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Bikes can be rented for $3/day, $6/weekend, $18/week or $99/semester from the WolfWheels program hosted by Campus Recreation. Two or more students can apply for a carpool permit, saving money on gas and parking permits. Source: ncsu.edu/transportation

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ana Khan, a senior in human biology, and Kimberly Rucker, a sophomore in human biology, board a Wolfline bus at the Carmichael Gym bus stop on Tuesday, August 17, 2010.

first served basis. If you live close to campus, walking or riding your bike is also an option. There are bike racks in front of most of the buildings on campus, to secure your bike while in class. Remember, if you ever have any questions about the transportation system at N.C. State, visit the transportation website at ncsu.edu/transportation. We are now in the third official week of the “Recyclemania” contest and it appears that students are doing their part to keep our campus green. “I separate my paper, cans, and plastic bottles from the rest of the trash and take them to the recycling bins on the first floor,” Jordan Kennedy, a senior in animal science and Lee Hall resident, said. Small efforts like this have great potential to decrease our school’s impact on the environment and put another “W” on the board against the Tar Heels.

“I separate my paper, cans, and plastic bottles from the rest of the trash and take them to the recycling bins on the first floor.” Jordan Kennedy, senior in animal science

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ummaging through recycling bins, Morgan Wolf, sophomore in textiles, picks out items she can use during Earth Day activities. “I love trash, and frequently go dumpster diving,” Wolf said, “This is like heaven for me.” Wolf plans to paint on some of the items she retrieved.

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Healthy Living By Jessica Green COM 316 student

College students can agree that finding time to stay fit is hard. The reasons are endless: work, homework, class, clubs, internships, and a social life. With so much on our plate, working out and eating healthy — on a college budget — isn’t at the top of our to do list. But it is possible. Katie Evans, senior in sport management and personal trainer at Carmichael Gym, explains that there are some things everybody needs, such as milk, eggs and bread. There are other items we use, such as spices, to maintain variety in our meals. Seasonings and spices can be an investment, costing more than an easy meal like a box of macaroni and cheese, but they are worth it in the long run. With different spices and seasoning, chicken can turn into more than just a baked chicken breast. It can be parmesan chicken over marinara noodles, fried chicken, or sesame chicken with rice. Small things can go a long way. Cooking with friends is also great. Everybody can bring different ingredients and split the cost, making mealtime a cheaper and more enjoyable experience.

Finding a recipe that is new to everybody or taking turns teaching each other how to make a family meal is a great way to try new dishes. Being with friends makes people more daring, allowing them to step outside of their comfort zone and try recipes that they never would have before. Finding time to work out during the day can also be hard. The best time to go is in the morning, as miserable as that sounds. Gyms, especially Carmichael, are the least crowded at this time, so getting to all of the machines and finishing a quick and effective workout is easy. Evans explains that it is possible to complete a good workout in 20 minutes; you just have to employ the right techniques and make sure that you aren’t cutting any corners. Just as cooking with friends is a good idea, so is working out with them. Some people are able to keep themselves on a strict workout schedule, needing nothing more than a quick pep talk and a pair of running shoes to get going, but a lot of students don’t have that kind of attitude. Working out with a buddy, however, makes you more dependable. Nobody wants to let a friend down. Exercise doesn’t always have to be at the gym. Walking the long way to class is another method, or taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Going out and dancing at a club is a perfect way to burn calories, as long as

a trip for fast food doesn’t follow. Being health conscious, working out four days a week, and trying new things both in the kitchen and in the gym are some ways to keep fit. A habit takes 21 days to make and hopefully, if you stick to it, these are lifestyle habits you can continue after you graduate.

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racticing his Pinan Kata, freshman in media communication Alex Heisey gets examined in his karate class in Carmichael gym on April 19, 2011. Heisey said that preparing for his physical examination was similar to preparing for any regular exam. “We had to practice [the movements] ousted of class, and we had to be mentally prepared,” Heisey said. “I feel like I could have done better, but I felt like I did all right.”

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uman biology sophomore Karsey Long practices ballet in the Carmichael Gymnasium dance studio Sept. 30, 2011. The class, led by dancer, choreographer and Raleigh Dance Theatre associate director Megan Marvel, is just one offered by the N.C. State Dance Program.

umping iron at Carmichael Recreation Center, Blake Valentine, a sophomore in nutrition science, works his biceps. Valentine said spring break has “made sure I come every day. Friends of mine have asked me to train them.” Valentine plans to showcase his physique at Myrtle Beach over spring break.

Benefit from volunteering By Tiffany Foggie COM 316 student

People often excuse themselves from community service by claiming they are “too busy.” The truth is that the time that we spend napping in the middle of the day, the hours we spend rotting our brains with “Jersey Shore,” or even the time we use cleaning our apartments in order to procrastinate on homework can be spent doing something productive for the community, and ultimately, for ourselves. Giving back to your community doesn’t have to be time consuming. Community centers and organizations that commonly accept volunteers, more often than not do not expect those volunteers to spend a tremendous amount of time there. They understand that their volunteers are

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busy with work, children and life in general. You may ask how you are expected to find an organization, figure out when they need help and schedule a time to volunteer. Lucky for us, N.C. State has an abundant number of established service groups on campus who are always looking for new members. There are CSLEPS, Bricks Breaking Boundaries and CARE, just to name a few. Volunteering is the simplest way to give back. It can teach you things about your community that you didn’t know and can lead you to discover other ways to help. It will add character to your resume, too. There’s always time to help someone better their life.

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lise Hauser, a junior in economics, right, pours in protein while Jackie Astoll, a junior in nuclear engineering, middle, holds the meal bag and Christian Tilley, a senior in biological sciences, left, readies a spoonful of dehydrated vegetables at Service N.C. State on Saturday, August 20, 2011. More than 700 volunteers came out to package 100,000 meals to send to Swaziland.


How to get involved on campus in five days By Elissa Clark

COM 316 student

College is a time to make new friends, figure out your career, learn new hobbies, experience diverse cultures and make your fair share of bad decisions. To make the most of your four (or five, or six) years at N.C. State, it’s essential to know what’s going on around campus. NCSU offers an incredible amount of clubs, events and activities that are sure to get you involved. Here’s a quick “how to” guide to get you active on campus in just five days. DAY ONE: Do your research When trying to find an activity that’s best for you, check ncsu.edu. Chances are there will be a club, team or organization that has the same interests as you. From cooking club to Disney movie club, NCSU students have a wide variety of interests and talents that you might also share. NCSU.OrgSync.com has a complete list of nearly 640 student organizations NCSU has to offer. DAY TWO: Check out the activity fairs The university offers a wide variety of organizational fairs to promote various clubs and student groups on campus. Events like Campus Crawl, Welcome Back Pack and Convocation are good ways to get a taste of the many

different groups on campus. Events like this allow you to “speed date” various organizations, talk to members and take home information to help you make a decision about what activities look interesting to you. DAY THREE: Read the Technician Technician offers a wealth of information on campus activities. Staying up to date on campus news not only makes you an informed student, but also gives you the inside scoop on the fun things campus has to offer.

from someone involved (or used to be involved) is essential. The best recommendation is from someone who has experience with the group. Taylor Bennett, sophomore in nutrition science, explains the decision process she went through when thinking of joining an organization. “I thought this one group sounded amazing, until I talked to someone who was previously involved in it. That turned me off completely. I’m glad I figured that out beforehand!”

DAY FOUR: Pay attention to graffiti No, not vandalism, but the many artistic ways students advertise and promote clubs and events to the public. NCSU is known for supporting the arts and encouraging student creativity. That’s why the Free Expression Tunnel is a popular choice utilized by students to send messages to other students. In addition to that, watch where you step. Many clubs also chalk sidewalks with information regarding their club or event. So keep your eyes open when walking on campus for this informative art. DAY FIVE: Talk to upperclassmen The best way to learn about an organization or to get the real story is to ask an insider. While things may sound great on a website, article, or flier, hearing the nitty gritty

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unior in animal science, Lauren Collier colors in her chalk drawing outside Wolf Plaza, April 7, 2011. “I’m a member of Campus Art Council, so I decided to [chalk.]” Collier said. Her work featured words in bold letters, accented by bright colors.

How to deal with a bad roommate By Roxanne Chappell COM 316 student

Developing and maintaining positive relationships with roommates is no easy task. Just like studying for a difficult test, you need to prepare yourself for the challenge of sharing your personal space. If you are looking to change or avoid a “room-hate” situation, then make it a priority to communicate with your roommate. Most importantly, if you believe you have a bad roommate then it would be wise to consider how your roommate may feel about you. Every relationship is a two-way street, and failure to evaluate your actions can place you on a one-way street to disaster. The easiest way to find out how your roommate feels is to simply ask, “Are we OK with our living situation?” This way you can both offer suggestions for improvement and avoid attacking one another. In an ideal situation, your roommate will reciprocate the concern and openness. Another good idea is to set some ground rules. It might seem elementary, but having ground rules will enhance your feeling of security in any living situa-

tion. Like any basic rule system, roommates should treat them with integrity and endure the consequences when they are broken. Jim Gray, a senior in chemical engineering, explains how he and his roommates set boundaries, “We’re not allowed to eat each other’s food, but sometimes we accidently do, so we apologize and immediately replace it.” Create ground rules that are related to sleeping, eating, and studying, because these three habits are most important to your college success. Furthermore, you should take time to improve your habitat. Most roommate conflict revolves around cleanliness, so the obvious solution is to keep your place clean. This nonverbally conveys to your roommate that you appreciate the temporary home you share. “We bought some cool posters for our room together,” Lauren Bass, a junior in industrial engineering, said. What if you have a messy roommate and it makes you unhappy? You should let them know in a polite way that you are annoyed. Ask roommates to help you clean common areas. If your roommate is not receptive, you can seek the help of a third party. Landlords

and resident advisers are there to help you, and an extreme mess can be hazardous to both your health and safety. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, people are not willing to compromise. Do you still dread coming home? Feel bitter towards your roommate? Know your living situation is still negatively affecting your life? If you answered, “yes” to all of the above questions, then you are experiencing symptoms of “room-hate.” If you have tried everything to cure the illness yourself, then there is probably only one thing that will make you better: moving out. If you live on campus, ask your RA about a room change, or consider subletting your room if you live off campus.

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