HousingNews

UO Housing’s Capital Construction gives students hands-on experience

The construction of new buildings and the renovations of old ones is happening left and right on campus. The University of Oregon opened its 10th residence hall this past fall, broke ground on the Knight Science Campus and demolished Hayward Field to build a new stadium for the 2021 World …

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Arts & CultureCover Story

Continuing co-op culture: Inside Eugene’s historic student housing co-ops

Sun leaks in to the Janet Smith House’s living room, lighting dust particles and debris from maintenance work happening in the kitchen next door. A small white projector screen sits blank on a metal stand and there are pillows, instruments and other knick knacks scattered around the room. Just outside, …

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HousingNews

A brand new Bean, renovations worth the construction disruption

The University of Oregon Housing, Residence Life and Facilities Departments held a town hall for Bean East residents on Thursday in response to resident concerns with disruptions caused by the Bean West construction. Bean West renovations started the summer of this year and will continue through late fall of 2018. …

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News

Residence hall water samples contained up to 15 times the EPA-approved lead level

The lead content in select faucets and drinking fountains on campus was over twice the Environmental Protections Agency’s “action level” of 15 parts per billion last spring, according to public records obtained by the Emerald. According to the EPA, water that tests higher than 15 ppb is unsafe for human …

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Inside the University of Oregon Central Kitchen

Find out what goes on behind the scenes at the University of Oregon central kitchen, which prepares meals for students who live in University housing.

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CityHousingNews

Eugene Property Manager Terry Shockley to serve 51 months for wire fraud

Terry Shockley, a Eugene real estate manager charged with two counts of wire fraud, was sentenced to 51 months in prison and three years of probation, according to the Register-Guard. The U.S. District Court in Eugene also ordered Shockley to pay $4.5 million to his former clients. Shockley pled guilty to …

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ASUOHousingNews

ASUO set to vote on housing resolution against impending mandatory housing requirement

ASUO Senate will vote on a resolution against the on-campus living requirement this week. “We want to make sure we do it right,” Senator Andrew Dunn said. “The resolution is about a serious policy at the university, so we want to make solid arguments that show we care.” University Housing Director …

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2017’s freshman class will be required to live in dorms. Here’s why students think that’s wrong.

Freshman Jacob Armas was valedictorian of his Medford, Oregon, high school and received a Pathway Oregon scholarship to cover his tuition at the University of Oregon. The only catch: the scholarship wouldn’t cover the cost of housing. So his choice to live on campus in a residence hall meant he …

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Back to the BooksHousing

Back to the Books: Welcome to the best years of your life

I’ve been to a sorority house on three occasions, and each was accompanied by copious amounts of pie and a serenade by On the Rocks. I’ve never lived in the residence halls. And I’ve certainly never experienced what it’s like to share a house with five other guys. Sure, we …

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Arts & CultureHousing

Don’t forget these household items when you move in

There are plenty of things every household needs: toilet paper, plates, utensils, etc. But there are a few items that you don’t think about purchasing until you really need them. It’s easy to forget that you’ll need ketchup the first time you move into a new place and fully stock …

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HousingSpecial Sections

The cost of renter’s insurance is worth the price

@@ written by Sami Edge @@ Renter’s insurance is a no-brainer investment for students living in rental homes or apartments. For an average cost of less than one dollar per day, renter’s insurance protects the personal property of a renter, as well as offering liability coverage in case of injury lawsuit. …

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HousingSpecial Sections

How to stay friends with your roommates

Coexisting as friends and roommates is possible with a few guidelines.

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HousingSpecial Sections

Picking a companion: A student’s multiple pet options

There are several things to consider before bringing a pet home when you’re a college student.

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Picking a companion: A student's multiple pet options

There are several things to consider before bringing a pet home when you’re a college student.

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HousingSpecial Sections

Sex in college: Confessions and tips on being discreet

Your fellow University students confess their steamiest stories and true sex-and-roommate run-ins. Plus: 7 tips on having discreet sex.

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News

Off-campus property summer leases prompt creative storage ideas for students

With different types of leases, students who live off campus are often prompted to seek out methods of storage for the duration of summer.

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HousingSpecial Sections

DIY: a complete wooden nightstand makeover for only $25

Spray-painting is often considered the easiest and simplest option to update a piece of furniture. However, spray-painting is not always so simple and easy. Whenever you’re considering a do-it-yourself project that involves spray-painting furniture, it is important to know all the facts before diving in. Below is a step-by-step guide to spray-painting a wooden nightstand:

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HousingSpecial Sections

How to decorate a ‘white box’ apartment

Although the most obvious response to designing a white box is to add large amounts of color, there is a better way to make the space livable and all your own without looking tacky. By following the rules below, turning your white box apartment into a livable one will be easier than ever.

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HousingSpecial Sections

Personalizing your place never looked so good

Despite their differences in living situations, the four students profiled for this article share one thing in common: they have taken their respective homes and personalized them. Be it in decoration or overall vibe, they have managed to turn their “college houses” into homes. And no matter where you live, it’s possible for you to do the same.

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HousingSpecial Sections

Decorating with booze

As the sun streamed through Ross Arce’s bedroom window, it could not help but take on a different color. The books, clothes and musical instruments scattered across his floor shone a deep sepia, a product of the sunlight traveling through the dark brown 22-ounce Rogue beer bottles lining his windowsill.

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HousingSpecial Sections

Making your manor a man cave

It is a shrine to all that is brave and manful. A place where, yes, that stack of pizza boxes would make an excellent side table. Where a man can speak in exaggeration, without fear of being corrected. It is a day spa with chest hair. Where strange smells aren’t shunned, they’re celebrated.

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HousingSpecial Sections

Moving out: Where to dump your junk

When you were preparing to move into your current dorm, apartment or house, everything fit like a glove into your four-door Honda Accord. A couple of trips back and forth to the car and you were ready to start your next year of college. Now, the time has come to pull out the boxes and move out. Somehow, you have twice as much as you did nine months ago, and it seems impossible that it’s all going make its way back home.

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HousingSpecial Sections

Ocker: Next year’s move all about your neighborhood atmosphere

The trick to finding a place to live in Eugene isn’t so much finding the specific house you want to live in, but finding the neighborhood that fits your lifestyle. It’s pretty well known that West University is where you go to party, but as the Emerald has documented recently, it’s also where you go if you want all of your stuff stolen. Thankfully, in my four years in Eugene, I’ve managed to avoid living in West University, but my housing experience can hopefully help you find the area that’s right for you.

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HousingSpecial Sections

Location, utility bills are important factors when finding a four-bedroom house

Students face many trade-offs when it comes to choosing a house that won’t break the bank but also fits their needs. Fortunately for students, there are many four-bedroom houses in a range of prices, from low to high.

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What you get for a two-bedroom apartment

As the alarm clock strikes 7:45 a.m., University senior Rachelle Cochran is just waking up for her 8 a.m. class. For most students, the realization that class starts in 15 minutes and you’re still in your pajamas would result in panic and, let’s be honest, a lot of cursing. Not …

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HousingSpecial Sections

Roommate roulette: Who you live with can change everything

Whether you’re thinking about moving into a two-bedroom apartment, six-bedroom house, a nice garage, a cavernous studio, or a refurbished meth kitchen, you’ll have a chance to choose who you’ll live with next year. But be warned: beautiful friendships have withered and died because taking out the trash became a matter of principle.

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HousingSpecial Sections

Campus neighborhood profiles: Which neighborhood is right for you?

Spring time is approaching, and it’s surprisingly stressful. Don’t be fooled by the sunshine and the always-looming summer break — for many students, spring is the time to apply for jobs, finish up those scholarship applications you’ve been putting off and to finally start looking for housing for next year.

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You live where? Finding the right bus to get to class

University senior Chelsea Fung stands on an EmX platform in West Eugene, waiting for the bus to take her to the University, something she does every day. “I like the EmX transportation,” Fung said. “If I didn’t have it, I don’t know what I would do. I can get across …

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HousingSpecial Sections

Q&A: Understanding landlord and tenant laws can help you avoid legal pitfalls

The Emerald interviewed attorney Tori Klein, who works for Access the Law, a Eugene nonprofit that provides legal services. Klein gives her opinion on things to keep in mind while renting an apartment or house. This is not legal advice, just tips for renters.

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Opinion

Shallot: Next freshmen to be housed in 150 Columbia

Disclaimer: This is a part of our satirical Shallot series. All content is unbelievably fake.

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