The Orion

Conversational: On Roommates

Reed McCoy, Opinion Columnist // April 28, 2019

Columnist Reed McCoy talks roommates; the good, the bad and the ugly. Reed McCoy can be reached [email protected] or @ReedMcCoy6 on Twitter.

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Don’t let living with roommates lead to boring, quiet sex

Nicte Hernandez // February 25, 2018

The music has been turned up in your roommate's room, the moans get louder and louder and then the bed starts to pound against the wall. No matter how loud the music is, nothing can drown out your roommate...

Roommates hang out with each other.

How to be a good roommate

Kendall George // October 3, 2017

Are you a bad roommate? Sometimes it's hard to tell. There are plenty of characteristics that can label someone as a "good" or "bad" housemate, but there are gray areas as well. A "bad" roommate usually...

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Dear college mom

Julie Ramos // April 30, 2016

Rewind to the start of my first year in college. My parents have driven me 510 miles from Southern California to Chico, my new home for the next four years. As they help me unpack all my clothes and framed...

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Best roommates forever

Brittany Mcclintock // April 5, 2016

Picking a roommate is always a tough decision. You want to live with someone who meets the same ideas as you: how messy you are, privacy, smoking, pets, etc. You also have to decide whether you want to...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Bathroom buddies need to clean up their acts

Miles Inserra // March 23, 2015

The last place I care to bathe in Chico is in the bathroom of any student’s home but my own. And stepping foot in my own can be risky. Sophomore year my roommate returned from the WREC one night...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Communication is key to communal living

Miles Inserra // February 10, 2015

I came to Chico State nearly three years ago with Trevor Fong, one of my closest friends from high school. We have now lived together for almost two years and our relationship has thrived. Trev and I...

Illustration by Darian Maroney

How to be a good roommate

Joseph Rogers // February 8, 2015

Being a great roommate is so easy. Don’t clean. Someone else will sweep and do the dishes. I’ll clean off the bathroom counters and snake the drains that have filled up with hair. I love having...

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Living with significant others: Just say no

Taylor Sinclair // November 29, 2014

Those of us who have been in a committed relationship for a certain amount of time are eventually faced with the question: Should we live together? At first, you would think it is a great idea. You would...

Zachary Phillips

Reaping rewards of rallying roommates

Zachary Phillips // March 23, 2014

When I tell people that I have four roommates, they look at me like I'm an alien. "How do you do it?" "Is your house a war zone?" "You can crash on my couch whenever you need. Whenever." Having...

How to tell a good roommate from a bad one

Veronica De La Cruz // January 31, 2014

It's about that time again — time to look for a place to live and new roommates to live with. I've had my fair share of bad roommates so I know how difficult it is to live with someone you can't...

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