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Moving in to a chapter house? Here’s what to expect:

Moving in to a chapter house? Here’s what to expect:

BLAINE ROSS, Evergreen columnist

January 25, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Mint

Many prospective Cougs are naturally drawn to Greek Row, either because of the stories they’ve heard from their parents about their time in a fraternity or sorority, or because their parents told them not to go there. Either way, many students are intrigued by Greek life, so it’s important people...

Living with a lover may get messy

Living with a lover may get messy

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Mint

Moving in together is a big step for couples. Sometimes it can be rewarding, but there’s always the gamble that comes with it. Students on campus, couples and singles alike, recognize this gamble and have clear reasons why they might or might not choose to live with a significant other. Sophomore...

How to do your laundry like the adult it’s time to be

How to do your laundry like the adult it’s time to be

MORGAN LESTER, Evergreen columnist

January 25, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Mint, Showcase

So, you finally ran out of clean underwear, you slovenly mess, and your parents never taught you how to do your own laundry. Gather your basket and your detergent and get to a washer — here are the steps to cleaning your laundry. Separate out your loads. Like many other guides, I fully recommen...

High rent vs. low rent: risks and rewards

DEENA MIGLIAZZO, Evergreen reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide

After they finish their first year of required on-campus living, students face the challenge of finding affordable housing. Some housing units are fully furnished with utilities included, but that likely comes with higher monthly rates. Unfurnished housing units without utilities included often have...

Using cheap decor to furnish your first place

Using cheap decor to furnish your first place

Catherine Taylor, Evergreen reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide

With the upcoming craze that apartment and house-hunting season brings, it’s a perfect time to start collecting ideas for how you want to decorate your new home in the next school year. Current roommates Paige McQuaid and Emma Smith met through a mutual friend during their freshman year and instantly...

Cleaning for Dummies: Doing the bare minimum

Cleaning for Dummies: Doing the bare minimum

JACKSON FERDERER, Evergreen opinion editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Mint

Let’s get this out of the way: you’re gross. Not just you, but probably your roommates, too. The trash is overflowing, there’s a solid half inch of hair clogged in the sink, and you’re using Solo cups to eat cereal because all of your bowls have been sitting in the sink for a week. You refuse...

Feng shui simpler than it may seem

Feng shui simpler than it may seem

ALAINA BEAULAURIER, Evergreen columnist

January 25, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Opinion

If you Google feng shui, the top hits are images of bamboo fountains, yin and yang symbols, and women in meditative poses. But what if feng shui was simpler than that? Interior design educator Kyoto Miyamura has spent the last fifteen years of her life learning about the art of feng shui. She claims...

Keep your place warm on a budget

Keep your place warm on a budget

DEENA MIGLIAZZO, Evergreen columnist

January 25, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Showcase

Students at WSU are on a tight budget with winter returning, and staying warm could lead to huge electricity bills. I grew up in the Central Valley of California and never experienced a “true winter” until I moved to Pullman. When the temperature dropped and the snow started to fall, I quickly...

Luxury lofts downtown not for students

Luxury lofts downtown not for students

ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen columnist

January 25, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Mint

I’ll admit I’m extremely skeptical when it comes to housing prices in Washington. Maybe it’s because I’m from Montana, where everything is cheap, and if I want to buy a $1 Snickers bar at a Conoco, it will actually be $1. Washington prices baffle me more than a sliding glass door baffles a running...

Make informed decisions on leases by knowing rights

Make informed decisions on leases by knowing rights

SAGE ABDI, Evergreen reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide

Know your rights When entering a rental agreement, it’s important to understand your rights and responsibilities. Education is the best preparation for unforeseen circumstances. Federal, state and local laws govern and protect the landlord-tenant relationship. In addition to laws, tenants may have...

Letter from the Mint editor: Dad says I can’t be real estate agent

GABRIELLA RAMOS, Evergreen mint editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Mint

Every single day, I doubt my major. I am constantly questioning if my strategic communication career path will lead me to my true passion: real estate. I know a lot of us say we love interior decorating and believe we can flip houses after binge-watching HGTV over winter break. But I have been doing...

Advice from the masters: Fraternity tips for cleaning up after a party

Advice from the masters: Fraternity tips for cleaning up after a party

BLAINE ROSS, Evergreen columnist

January 25, 2018


Filed under Housing Guide, Mint

The house party is a rite of passage for the college student. However, parties can turn the nicest apartment or chapter house into a farmyard pigpen. To learn the most effective ways to clean up after a party is to learn from the best: fraternity men and their friends. Obviously, house parties can...

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