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Where to shop now that you're on your own

Well, you’re finally out of the dorms and on your own. You have to cook for yourself now. But where on Earth do you buy the ingredients?

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Where to shop now that you’re on your own

Well, you’re finally out of the dorms and on your own. You have to cook for yourself now. But where on Earth do you buy the ingredients?

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Restaurants that deliver

Don’t feel like cooking? Need food fast? Don’t sweat it. These restaurants around Eugene will deliver food to your door.

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The best and worst of living Greek

While each house is unique in its charms and harms, here’s a breakdown of some pros and cons of living in a house under letters.

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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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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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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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How to throw a house party that doesn't suck

University junior and local party sensei Jeff Fadness met with the Emerald to discuss some key points to throwing a house party that is safe, enjoyable and — most importantly — free of police interruption.

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How to throw a house party that doesn’t suck

University junior and local party sensei Jeff Fadness met with the Emerald to discuss some key points to throwing a house party that is safe, enjoyable and — most importantly — free of police interruption.

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Big City Gamin’ offers cheaper gaming options for students

For the college student who is looking to game on the cheap, there is Big City Gamin’ near campus in downtown Eugene.

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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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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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Five items to help you get the most use out of your space

When living in an apartment that is undoubtedly too small, the task of using your limited space efficiently is daunting to say the least. Each square foot of space must be maximized to accommodate all of your various books, furniture and more.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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