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1230 N. LBJ Dr. (353-4422)

1350 N. LBJ DR. (393-3222)

1647 post road (392-7678)

512 Craddock Avenue (757-8980)

1805 aquarena springs dr. (754-0001)

sanctuary lofts (P20) 350 north st. (392-9066)

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ou’re not being honored because you’re totally freakin’ awesome at defecating in the closet or because you always throw up in the corner like a trained poodle. No, not at all! You’ve been worse! You’re being honored because you shave your back hair into the kitchen sink, eat cheerios with beer three times a day, wear your duct tape underwear and beer-box helmet when a “girlfriend” is over, wash your roommate’s dishes in the toilet and yodel your fight song at 2 a.m. That makes you, even though you don’t pay rent, the worst roommate ever! Take pride, few can achieve, fewer can be successful, but you are even worse! PRESENTED BY

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Totally useless fact: There are six hoops on an Association croquet court. 1) STRIPEY BLANKET IS REPLACED WITH CLUTTER. 2) PHONE IS MISSING BOTTOM LEFT. 3) LIGHT IN THE CORNER IS MISSING. 4) THE MIRROR HAS BEEN DUPLICATED OVER THE ONE NEXT TO IT. 5) THE VIDEOS ON THE TOP SHELF OF THE CASE HAVE BEEN DUPLICATED. 6) THE ORANGE PILLOW IS MISSING. 7) A PRINGLES TUB HAS BEEN ADDED ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE. 8) A GREY BAG IS MISSING UNDER THE MIRRORS. 9) A SPRAY BOTTLE HAS BEEN ADDED BOTTOM LEFT. 10) A COKE CAN HAS BEEN ADDED IN THE MIDDLE HEAP OF CLUTTER. 11) THE FEDEX LOGO HAS BEEN DUPLICATED

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Sorting Laundry Keeping Your Whites White

and Your Brights Bright Laundry knowledge is to college students as, well, general knowledge is to college students… nonexistent. One wrong move and your entire wardrobe

Defining Colors! Define light: baby blue, sky blue, baby pink, light denim, yellow, sport grey, white and pear green. Define bright: neon anything, orange, red, blue, green and teal. Define dark: navy, maroon, black, brown, forest green, dark denim, brick red and dark grey. What if I have a shirt that has black and white (for example) in it? Err on the side of caution: if it’s the only thing in your load that hasn’t been washed before, wash it with the darks. If it bleeds, it won’t harm the darks, but it could discolor the lights.

could turn into the PINK section at Victoria’s Secret. Here are some helpful hints on how to do your wash without ruining your favorite clothes.

Fabrics! Cotton and linen fabrics, towels, rugs, flannel and chenille items generate lint; try not to wash these with fabrics that attract lint, such as synthetics, permanent press and corduroy. Delicate and “loose” knits shouldn’t be washed with big, bulky or tough fabrics; delicates will usually have a tag that specifies that they are delicate. Types! Wash sheets, towels, and pants as their own loads (keeping in mind the color rule). These items tend to make a regular load really big; if you separate them into their own loads, your other loads are more manageable.

Totally useless fact: A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

Bleach! Whites are the only color that should get regular bleach – and only whites that have no other colors. Regular bleach will ruin any color. Too much bleach too many times will also turn your whites yellow. Color-safe Bleach can be used on colored items. Always read the bleach instructions and your clothing item’s care label. Do bleach loads last! You don’t want any chance of remaining bleach water messing with your later loads. 15


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aUtUmn cHase 1606 NORtH IH-35 754-6144 (D–9)

14a) ParK Hill 1001 lEAH AVENUE 396-7000 (H-4)

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14c) riVer oaKs 1900 AQUARENA SPRINgS DR. 392-6955 (D-10)

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ceDars oF s.m. 1101 lEAH AVE. 396-8886 (i–2)

15) riVersiDe rancH, P28 1805 AQUARENA SPRINgS DR. 754-0001 (D–9)

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clarewooD 1400 ClAREwOOD DR. 392-1400 (F–8)

16) sagewooD trail 1503 AQUARENA SPRINgS DR. 878-2233 (D–9)

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17) sanctUarY loFts, P20 350 NORtH St. 392-9066 (D–5)

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DaKota rancH 1818 RANCH ROAD 12 878-2345 (B–2)

18) staDiUm View, P10 100 wARDEN lANE 353-4132 (D–8)

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eDge, tHe, P2 1740 RANCH ROAD 12 393-6072 (B–2)

19) stonegate, P9 1204 N. lBJ DR. 353-4422 (a–4)

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20) treeHoUse aPts, P4 800 N. lBJ DR. 353-7620 (c–5)

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groVe at san marcos 1200 E. RIVER RIDgE PKwy. 888-gROVE4U (c–10)

20a) UniVersitY HeigHts 1610 N. I-35 392-7731 (c–10)

10) HeigHts ii, tHe, P22 1101 E. RIVER RIDgE PKwy. 212-4553 (c–10)

21) UniVersitY sPrings, P26 109 wESt AVE. 353-2234 (D–9)

11) Hill coUntrY, P8 1230 N. lBJ DR. 353-4422 (a–4)

22) UniVersitY clUB 1441 lEAH AVE. 392-8276 (H–4)

12) HillsiDe rancH, P30 1350 N. lBJ DR. 393-3222 (B–5)

23) Villagio 1850 AQUARENA SPRINgS DR. 878-8700 (D–10)

13) iconic 222 RAMSAy St. 392-0121 (c–6)

25) Vistas san marcos 401 N. fREDRICKSBURg St. 512-667-7726 (D–5)

13a) loDge @ sw, tHe 1975 AQUARENA SPRINgS DR. 855-252-0274 (D–10)

26) Village on tellUriDe, P27 201 tEllURIDE St. 667-6064 (c-5)

14) oUtPost, tHe, P18 1647 POSt ROAD 392-7678 (B–9)

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Finding an Apartment BEFORE YOU SET OUT: maKe a sHoPPing list. Are you looking for hardwood floors, dishwasher, washer and dryer? Do you have enough parking space for you and your roommates? Does the whole apartment need to be painted in orange and blue? you may not find everything, but it doesn’t hurt to set priorities. coVer tHe Bases. Many landlords will want to verify your references. Phone ahead to alert possible references, including your former landlord, that they may receive a call.

DURING THE SEARCH: trY to see tHe Units in tHe DaYtime. you’ll want to know how much natural light an apartment gets. It’s helpful to see what shape the place is in and whether more work is needed to make it habitable. Do a careFUl walKtHroUgH oF anY Unit YoU’re serioUs aBoUt. the best time to ask about repairs and improvements is before you commit. Attach a list of any damages to the lease, and have it initialed by your landlord so you’re not held responsible later. this is especially important in a college town. who knows who may have lived in the apartment before you! taKe measUrements. take measurements of your larger furnishings (and take along a tape measure) to see how your things will fit… or what things you’ll need to buy. Be realistic about the move. If you have a king-size waterbed, maybe the fourth floor isn’t the best spot for you.

AFTER YOU’VE FOUND IT: reaD YoUr lease tHoroUgHlY… and make sure you understand it. Don’t Be aFraiD to asK!

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For eXamPle; • what utilities are you responsible for? • How is the television reception? • will you need cable? • Is there reference to existing wear or damage or a penalty for breaking the lease? • How does the management feel about subleases?

asK QUestions. the College Rentals Apartment tips & Checklist provides a thorough list of questions to ask. meet tHe neigHBors! will you live above or below someone; do you share walls? Knock on doors and introduce yourself. find out if neighbors are friendly, how they feel about noise, what they like about the neighborhood. this is a good person to ask about the safety of a neighborhood. landlords aren’t allowed to discuss such things, but your new neighbor will know if the place has bad lighting or a wild Rottweiler problem. Visit as manY Places as YoU can… so you’ll have a good idea of what your money buys. Use our Apartment Checklist as a guide to inspecting and comparing choices. then be prepared to ACt QUICKly when you find something you like! lots of complexes are on the internet. while you shouldn’t rely too heavily on the web, it is a good place to get started narrowing to a list of possibilities. Check out www.collegerentals.com.

enJoY. No apartment is going to be perfect; how much you enjoy where you live is largely up to you. Meet the people at the complex, and you’ll enjoy your living experience much more than if you stay indoors, drinking alone. Hang out at the pool. Play some basketball. throw a party. No matter how you feel about the physical space you occupy, new friends can make you feel right at home.

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ASS-IgNMENT!

hoW To WriTe a College paper 1) siT in a sTraighT, CoMforTable Chair in a Clean, Well-liT plaCe in fronT of your CoMpuTer.

2) Log onto AIM and ICQ (be sure to go on away!). Check Facebook.

5) Check Facebook.

6. Call up a friend and ask if he/she wants to go grab a coffee… just to get settled down and ready to work.

11) Look at your teeth in the bathroom mirror.

3. Read over the assignment carefully to make certain you understand it.

4) WalK DoWn To The VenDing MaChines anD buy soMe ChoColaTe To help you ConCenTraTe.

7) When you get back to your room, sit in a straight, comfortable chair in a clean, well-lit place.

10) you KnoW, you haVen’T WriTTen ThaT KiD you MeT aT CaMp sinCe The fourTh graDe. you’D beTTer WriTe ThaT leTTer noW anD geT iT ouT of The Way so you Can ConCenTraTe.

8) Read over the assignment again to make absolutely certain 9) Check Facebook. you understand it.

13) Check Facebook. ANY OF THIS SOUND FAMILIAR YET?!

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20) Check Facebook.

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14) AIM chat with one of your friends about the future (i.e.– summer plans).

12) grab some mp3s off of bit torrent.

19) While you’re getting the gum, you may as well buy a magazine and read it. Better get some Red Bull, too.

18) Walk to the store and buy a pack of gum. You’ve probably run out.

15) Check Facebook.

16) Listen to your new mp3s and download some more.

17) phone your frienD on The oTher floor anD asK if she’s sTarTeD WriTing yeT. eXChange DerogaTory reMarKs abouT your professor, The Course, The College anD The WorlD aT large.

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21) CheCK The TV guiDe To MaKe sure you aren’T Missing soMeThing Truly WorThWhile on The Tube.

22) Play some solitaire (or Wii). 26) Look through your roommate’s photo album from back home. Ask who everyone is.

31) Read over the assignment one more time, just for the hell of it.

25) Call up soMe frienDs To see hoW MuCh WorK They’Ve Done (probably haVen’T sTarTeD eiTher).

23) Check out www.bored.com.

24) Wash your hands.

27) Sit down and do some serious thinking about your plans for the future.

28) Check to see if www.bored.com has been updated yet.

30) you shoulD be rebooTing by noW, assuMing ThaT WinDoWs is Crashing on sCheDule. 32) Scoot your chair across the room to the window and watch the sunrise.

39) go to class, hand in paper, leave right away so you can take a nap.

33) Lie face down on the floor and moan. 38) CoMplain To eVeryone ThaT you DiDn’T geT any sleep beCause you haD To WriTe ThaT sTupiD paper.

29) Check Facebook and listen to your new mp3s… again.

34. Punch the wall and break something.

37) 5 a.m. – start hacking out the paper without stopping. 6 a.m. – paper is finished.

35) Check Facebook. 36) Mumble obscenities.

40) Go to bar instead. Totally useless fact: Until 1994, world maps and globes sold in Albania only had Albania on them.

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