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Cleaning for Dummies: Doing the bare minimum

Once you fall behind on weekly cleaning routines, it can seem like a daunting task.
JACKSON FERDERER, Evergreen opinion editor January 25, 2018

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...

Feng shui simpler than it may seem

It’s important to surround ourselves with items that contribute to positive energy. Feng shui is an individual practice.
ALAINA BEAULAURIER, Evergreen columnist January 25, 2018

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...

Keep your place warm on a budget

Heated blankets, standing heaters and layering clothing keep you warm without running up the electricity bill.
DEENA MIGLIAZZO, Evergreen columnist January 25, 2018

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”...

Luxury lofts downtown not for students

expensive housing cartoon
ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen columnist January 25, 2018

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,...

Make informed decisions on leases by knowing rights

A lease is a legal contract between tenant and landlord. Read through it and ask for clarification if necessary. Keep a copy of your lease for later reference.
SAGE ABDI, Evergreen reporter January 25, 2018

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...

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

GABRIELLA RAMOS, Evergreen mint editor January 25, 2018

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...

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

Cleaning up messes as they happen is key to preventing nauseating smells.
BLAINE ROSS, Evergreen columnist January 25, 2018

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...

Freshmen face training through WSU Housing

Be weary of how you decide to tack up your dorm art. It could prevent you from enrolling next year.
ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen columnist January 25, 2018

While WSU Housing offers all the benefits students should expect, the organization has other advantages Cougs may not know about. Exercise, anger management therapy and forensic investigation are all part...

Indoor plants can have health benefits

Chris Chandler of Neill's Flower Shop talks about terrariums and how to care for them.
REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen reporter January 25, 2018

Bringing nature indoors through house plants and natural light can have an assortment of benefits, from increasing productivity to creating a calmer environment. Graduate interior design student Sharla...

Designing through emotion

Ashtyn Perlatti, an interior design student, explains that her degree is about more than just arranging throw pillows and finding matching furniture.
BAILEY CAMPBELL, Evergreen reporter January 25, 2018

Color schemes based on desired emotions can make decorating much easier. Concepts students use to create building designs can also be used to decorate an apartment or house. Ashtyn Perlatti, a junior...

How to thrive in dorms

Students participate in a pumpkin pie eating competition at Stimson Hall's annual Rocktoberfest party.
LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist January 25, 2018

Living in a residence hall can provide many opportunities for students who know how to take advantage of them. Many halls on campus have themes or focuses that are tailored to certain interests and supplement...

On-campus housing essentials

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter January 25, 2018

Moving in and out of student housing can be stressful, but residential education directors say there are ways to make the transition to new living spaces easier. Nhi Tran, RED of Orton and McEachern...

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