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Air on the side of Caution

With the temperature nearing 90 degrees, I have flashbacks to the infamous installation of the air conditioner in my college apartment. It all began with a loud scream and a giant crash. All of us sprinted to the room where the sound had originated to find our 100 pound, petite …

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The Incident of the Bad Karma Brownies

Initially, I noticed a few pretzels missing. Turned out, my college roommate was eating my food. Then, the problem grew exponentially. Anything I would bring home, she was devour without asking. She would also never replace the food or apologize. I wondered why she kept eating my food – if …

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In Sickness and In Health

As roommates, we not only lived together, we also worked out together, huffing and puffing at the gym. One evening as we wrapped up a work out, one of our roommate’s stood up, and froze in place. He had not been lifting, running, or jumping, he just stood up and …

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Wayne from Maine

Twenty (gasp!) years ago this past weekend, The Real World, premiered on MTV. While my first episode was a few years after that, I will never forget the first time I watched each roommate arrive, converging from different locations, wheeling suitcases into the mansion that became their temporary home. Off …

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Toga Party

In college, I went to my first and last toga party. It was freshmen year when I went to every party with half of my floor. The kinds of parties where you traveled in packs, and everyone knew you were freshmen. My friends and I were invited a half an …

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Two Beds Become One

When I think about the size of the bed in my college dorm room, I can not believe I slept in that cozy twin XL. I also laugh at how my boyfriend and I actually cuddled in it the nights he slept over my place. One evening when my roommate …

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Urgent Text: Bring Raid

When I emerged from the underground theater abyss I had been immersed in the entire afternoon, a cryptic text message registered on my phone. It read: “Bring Raid!”  It had been sent by my roomate several hours ago, but due to the lack of reception where I had been preparing …

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A Bottle of Dom Perignon

In college, most of us took the popular course Wines. While the beverage of choice outside of the classroom remained beer. As fraternity brothers, we preferred to party with the biggest bang for our buck – a keg or a six pack of beer did just the trick for the weekly …