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

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

Nicte Hernandez

February 25, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

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 and the excitement they feel when their significant other comes over. Cheap apartments with...

How to be a good roommate

How to be a good roommate

Kendall George

October 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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 entail qualities like messy, mean, loud, bad at cooking and bad music taste. Qualities like being...

Dear college mom

Dear college mom

Julie Ramos

April 30, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 memories from my hometown, we all start to feel emotional about the thought of not seeing each ot...

Best roommates forever

Best roommates forever

Brittany Mcclintock

April 5, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 live with friends or post an ad on Craigslist and chance it with a stranger. I would say that your be...

Bathroom buddies need to clean up their acts

Bathroom buddies need to clean up their acts

Miles Inserra

March 23, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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 to supplement his growing body with protein powder. After gulping down two shakes he indulged in ...

Communication is key to communal living

Communication is key to communal living

Miles Inserra

February 10, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 didn’t bunk together in the dorms. I spent my first two semesters on the second floor of Shas...

How to be a good roommate

How to be a good roommate

Joseph Rogers

February 8, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 to wear sandals in the kitchen so my feet don’t stick to the floor. Don’t pick up after yo...

Living with significant others: Just say no

Living with significant others: Just say no

Taylor Sinclair

November 29, 2014


Filed under Features

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 get to see each other constantly, date night would be every night and of course the unlimited sex ...

Reaping rewards of rallying roommates

Reaping rewards of rallying roommates

Zachary Phillips

March 23, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 multiple roommates is not a huge burden. I'm a college guy, not "Octomom." For those who...

How to tell a good roommate from a bad one

Veronica De La Cruz

January 31, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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 get along with. Despite any negative experiences I may have encountered, at least now I know what to loo...

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