8 Reasons Traditional Dorming Is Better

8 Reasons Traditional Dorming Doesn't Live Up To The Stereotype

First semester had a lot of screw-ups, but traditional dorming wasn't one.

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Everyone has heard the horror stories of traditional dorming. Small rooms, communal bathrooms, crazy hall mates, and the list goes on and on. Some of these things are true, but I would rather live in traditional over affiliated any day.

1. My closet grew, and grew, and grew!

All of the girls in my hall are so friendly to each other, and we would do anything for each other. If we need to borrow shoes, pants, a shirt, or any kind of accessory I have countless options I can use.

2. Brushing your teeth is never lonely.

Whenever you go into the bathroom it can either be a 5-minute thing or a 20-minute thing. Catching up on how they're doing, complaining about classes, or just swapping the latest gossip are all things expected when you go to the bathroom.

3. You constantly have a hype squad. 

I know if I ever need a second opinion on an outfit I know I can just walk down the hall, and get numerous opinions. The support of all these girls, and few guys, can make anyone feel like a queen.

4. The price difference made it even more appealing.

The most obvious reason for why one would choose traditional is the price difference. There is over a 5,000 dollar difference in affiliated and traditional. Many people have told me they wished they did traditional, because even if their own bathroom is nice, they don't talk to anyone on their floor.

5. The Open Door Policy is highly encouraged!

Everyone in my hall constantly has their door open, and if not they still don't mind the visitors. Traditional is far more social, and overall made my first semester more enjoyable. The unsaid pact of having everyone's back is acknowledged throughout the hall.

6. The smaller rooms create a more homey feel.

My roommate and I overall have a great ambiance in our room. We have dubbed ourselves the "moms" of our hall, since whenever anyone has a problem they come to our room. We have warm lighting from string lights, and when we have a group of people over we all get very cozy.

7. Getting to shower with your roomie is the perfect way to unwind. 

While we don't shower in the same stall obviously, getting to shower in the same room just calls for badly singing old Disney songs. Getting to spill gossip, talk about our days, and what the plans for tomorrow, make showering in communal showers far better.

8. I have made brand new friends, I otherwise wouldn't have. 

The majority of my friends on my floor aren't in my major, so if I didn't live with them I would not have met them. They are some of the funniest, caring, and wholesome people I've met in college, and I cannot wait to take on second semester with them.

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21 Things You Say To Your Roommate If You Two Are Practically A Married Couple

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Let's be real: you and your roommate have said these things at least one to each other.

1. "Can you turn the light off?"

2. "We probably shouldn't go out for dinner again...right?"

*Complains about not having money* *Spends $8 on Chipotle three times a week*

3. "I always pick where we go"

This is a fight you have with your roommate almost every day when you're roommate is as indecisive as mine.

4. "Do you have my keys?"

5. "Can you pick me up?"

6. "Is it hot in here?"

7. "Does this outfit look stupid?"

The answer is usually yes. No offense.

8. "Can you throw this out for me?"

9. "Can we get ice cream?"

10. "I need coffee."

This text is usually sent when you know your roomie is out running errands... errands you know are near a Starbucks.

11. "Can you tell me what happened?"

12. "Are you asleep?"

There have been times where I couldn't tell if you were asleep or dead... and I had to say this out loud to check if you were alive.

13. "Check your DM's."

*Cracks up in the middle of nowhere* *Catches a weird stare from your roomie across the room*

14. "Can you plug this in for me?"

15. "Can you pick a movie?"

Another instance where "I always pick" happens.

16. "Look at this girl's Instagram."

*Chucks phone across the room at roommate*

17. "Can you call me?"

18. "Can we meet up?"

19. "Can you help me find my phone?"

*Tries to leave the house to do something* *Loses phone* Every. Time.

20. "What should we do tonight?"

*Tries to get ready to do something fun* *Ends up staying in for another girls' night*

21. "Why isn't everyone as great as us?"

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To My Long-Distance Best Friend, We Might Be 7,811 Miles Apart, But Our Friendship Only Gets Stronger

It breaks my heart that I cannot be around for your birthdays or to celebrate your achievements. But I'm so proud of every milestone you achieve. I am so proud of all your accomplishments and the person you are becoming.

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To my best friend,

It has been 270 days since I last met you and 206 more days until I meet you again. People say that time flies by quickly, but these have been the most difficult days that seemed to drag on forever. Five years ago when you were sitting next to me on the first day of our sociology class, I had no idea we would end up being best friends. From sharing my mother's parathas during lunch breaks to the countless sleepovers, I will never forget all the memories we created throughout high school.

I vividly remember the day I told you I would be studying abroad. You were so happy and proud of me for pursuing my dreams but also upset that we wouldn't be seeing each other every now and then. I was worried if our friendship would even last. But we have spent almost two years away from each other and our friendship only seems to get stronger.

I'm so grateful to technology for allowing us to be in touch all the time. My day doesn't feel complete if I do not receive a text from you. I know we do not video call often because of how busy our schedules are (another reason being time zones suck and I cannot do the math), but always know that I am there for you. It breaks my heart that I cannot be around for your birthdays or to celebrate your achievements. But I'm so proud of every milestone you achieve. I am so proud of all your accomplishments and the person you are becoming.

We have both had some terrible friendship experiences in our past before we met each other that have completely broken our faith in friendships. But know that you can always count on me and that I will never leave your side. Know that I will always set an alarm early in the morning just to video call you. Know that I will always be there for you (even if I'm not physically present around you). Know that you will always be the first person I share everything with.

I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for me. Thank you for encouraging me to make new friends at college. Thank you for always being there during my failures and reminding me that it's not the end of the world and that more opportunities will come my way. Thank you for being there during my successes and being my number one cheerleader. Thank you for always reminding me to love myself. You not only have a special place in my heart but also have a special place in my family. My mother and sister are not only glad that I have a best friend like you but also adore you so much. It is impossible to imagine a life without you.

I cannot wait for more butter chicken sleepover dates in December!

Lots of love,

Your best friend.

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