Posts Tagged ‘Housing’

Student Housing at Internship #1

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

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Exploring New Parts of Duluth – Central Hillside

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Today I stayed with my boyfriend in Duluth. He just switched houses with the usually June 1st lease signings that happen here. He used to live closer to East Duluth, but now he is closer to Central Hillside. We went walking around his neighborhood and honestly, I was kind of nervous. There were a lot of cop cars circling the blocks. I know Duluth is a bigger city (80,000+) but I think we forget the different areas that coexist and make up Duluth. There’s many neighborhoods in Duluth and some are better than others. When you are picking off-campus housing, you really need to research the locations and outweigh the pros and cons of the house.

Only the Essentials

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Here is a list of things you absolutely need for your dorm!

  1. Bedding
    1. mattress cover
    2. sheets and pillow cases (twin or xl twin)
    3. at least 2 covers (so you have one clean one at all times)
    4. a good pillow!

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Parents’ House versus “My House”

Monday, March 13th, 2017

This year I have found myself referring to my childhood home as my “parents’ house.” Not as my own. The first few times I caught myself. What’s up with that? I still have a bedroom there, I’m welcome anytime I want not to mention I live there in the summer, and my parents have even offered to let me live with them post-college. So how did this place I call home subconsciously come my “parents’ house”???? Maybe it’s because of my ex-boyfriend. He was from Duluth and so we’d often go to his parents’ house for dinner. He no longer had a room there that was his own. Or maybe it’s my friends who no longer have beds at their houses, they sleep on the couch when they visit. When does this happen and how are you supposed to feel? It’s making me swirl into an existential crisis of feelings. When the place you’re living in is only yours for 8-12 months and then it’s “Goodbye! Leave and find somewhere new to repeat this process!), how can you establish a physical entity that is “home”. I know that home is where the heart is, but a physical home still has a significant connection and is so sentimental.

Housing at CSS

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Now that my first year of college is coming to an end I have to think about where I will live in the fall. The College of Saint Scholastica has a two year living requirement. Your freshman year you are required to live on campus in Somers Hall (unless your parents live a certain distance from campus you’re required to live on campus). Somers Hall has dorms and suites available for freshman; dorms house 2 people and you share the bathroom (showers, sinks, etc) with the people in the same hallway as you, the suites house 4 people and the 4 of you share one bathroom and shower, but there are two sinks. For your sophomore year of college you are required to live on campus in the apartments. There are 7 apartment buildings on campus and they are broken up into two groups: the Bricks and the Back Apartment. Each apartment houses 4 people and you share a bathroom, living room, and kitchen. The apartments are very similar to the suites except in the apartments you have a kitchen. The Brick Apartments are the buildings closest to Tower Hall. There are 4 Brick Apartment Buildings: Willow, Maple, Birch, and Pine. The Back Apartments are the further away from Tower Hall; however 2 of the 3 buildings have 4 bedroom apartments instead of 2 bedroom (meaning you won’t have to share a bedroom with someone). There are 3 Back Apartments: Cedar Hall, Scanlon Hall, and Kerst Hall. There aren’t many differences between the 2 groups of apartments but I have decided that Cedar Hall is the building that suits me the best; however all of the buildings are taken care of and nice to live in, it is your personal preference.