Roommates: Good vs. Bad

Roommates: Good vs. Bad

The room is divided: one person on the left side and one person on the right side. No one talks except for casual conversation. There is a tension in the air that anyone could see a mile away. Now, skip to the next year: music is blasting and sounds of laughter fill...

Homesickness: It Means New Beginnings

It’s that time of the year again.  The start of school heralds new classes, fresh chances, and, for many college freshman, bouts of homesickness.  As exciting as college can be, the transition from home to dorm life is not always simple.  Though the actual moving...

The Roommate Rundown, Part 2: Finding a Roommate on the Internet

Check out The Roommate Rundown, Part 1. NSCS Intern, Alissa Sheehan, provides advice about living with your best friend. Okay, so you can’t live with your best friend. If you cannot find someone else to live with, you can try the Internet. My university has a housing...

The Roommate Rundown, Part 1: Living With Your Best Friend

Over the last four years at George Mason, I have learned that roommate living is hard. No matter where you live or who you live with, disagreements will come up. I have had 9 roommates in the last 4 years at college. When I was a freshman, I went pot-luck to a double....