23 Dorm Room Essentials As Seen At Walmart

23 Dorm Room Essentials As Seen At Walmart

The items to get for your dorm if you shop at Walmart.


Freshmen year of college can be difficult for just about everyone and living in a dorm does not make it any easier. You don't know what you will need to survive and thrive in dorm life. If you shop at Walmart, they offer some of the greatest essentials to survive in your dorm.

Bedroom Items

Twin XL Ultra-Soft Sheet Set $24.80

Authentic Comfort 2-Inch Orthopedic 5-Zone Foam Mattress Topper

Twin XL Dorm Mattress Waterproof Protector Pad and Cover

Mainstays Solid Reversible Bedding Comforter

RCA RCD20 Alarm Clock

Mainstays Micro Mink Plush Bed Rest

Bathroom Items

Unique Compartmentalized Shower Caddy

Vertico Slide-On Shower Shoes

Mainstays Performance 6 Piece Towel Set

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Sensitive Skin Makeup Removing Wipes

School Items

Mainstays LED Desk Lamp

Universal Mesh Desk Organizer

Quartet Magnetic Combination Board

Dry Erase Monthly Calendar

Mesh Metal Trash Can

Other Essentials

Mainstays 2 Bushel Flex Hamper in Black

Whitmor Hanging 5 Section Accessory Shelves

Sterilite 3 Drawer Wide Cart

Sterilite 64 QT Tub

Glad Food Storage Containers

Galanz 1.7 C.U. FT. One Door Refrigerator

Mainstays 700W Microwave

Mainstays 18 Pack Plastic Hangers

While it may take a lot more than just these items to make your dorm room cozy and cool I can assure you that these items made my experience in a dorm so much better. Plus, every city has a Walmart and if you forget something it's just a quick trip away. These items and more will make your college experience comfortable and allow you to succeed while living the dorm life.

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Midterms As Told By The Disney Princesses

"Sometimes the right path, is not the easiest one." - Pocahontas


We have finally reached the point in the semester where all of our motivation has run out. We have officially started skipping class on the reg, and started wearing sweats every single day. Yes, I'm talking about mid semester, and with mid semester that means midterms are here. Let me walk you guys through what midterms are like, with a little help from the Disney princesses, because let's face it we all wish we were a princess right now.

1. The first time your professor mentions the midterm exam, since syllabus day.


Huh, I'm sorry but did you say exam?

2. When your professor hands you the study guide, (if you get one).


3. Looking through the study guide and realizing how much you actually have to know.


4. Attempt #1 of many to study.


aka a huge fail

5. Actually studying.

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aka a cram session the night before

6. When you start to lose all focus.


7. Snack break.


8. When you start doing random things.


9. Trying to get your focus back to studying.


10. Actually studying part 2.


11. The point in studying when you just can't anymore.


12. Breaking down because you realize you know nothing and that you're going to fail.


13. Deciding to just to go bed because you're over it.


14. Waking up hating life the next morning.

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15. Taking and completely bs-ing your entire exam.


16. Walking out of your exam.


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ASU Students Push For A Healthier Dining Hall To Counter 'Freshman 15' Fears

The freshman 15 is an avoidable curse, but many students will continue to follow into its trap.


Arizona State University students are pushing for change within the downtown Phoenix dining hall as they strive to avoid the infamous freshman 15.

The downtown Phoenix campus offers fewer dining options than the Tempe campus and has a less appetizing dining hall. The freshman 15 is a common scare among students living in the dorms, who are often freshman.

The freshman 15 is defined as a student who gains 15 pounds or more in their first year of college. Studies prove the average freshman does not exercise the right amount, is sleep deprived, has a poor diet, increases their stress level, alcohol consumption, and fatty food intake, which is most likely causing their weight gain.

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Daniella Rudoy, a journalism major and fitness instructor at the SDFC, relived her freshman year as she provided tips for incoming freshman.

"There are a lot of workouts you can do in your dorm room as long as you have access to YouTube or a floor. You can go on a run, a walk, or do exercises that do not require equipment," Rudoy said in support of college fitness.

Rudoy said that mental health, fitness, and nutrition all correlate with one another.

"I follow the saying abs are made in the kitchen. So if you are working out day and night, but eating a giant pizza and chicken wings with a pack of beer when you come home you aren't doing yourself much good," Rudoy said.

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The main cause for weight gain is increased alcohol consumption. 80 percent of college students drink and this includes binge drinking, which is unhealthy for many reasons.

Students who do not drink are most likely gaining weight because of their exposure to an all-you-can-eat dining hall. The downtown Phoenix campus offers a salad bar as their only consistent healthy option for students, therefore students are left eating hamburgers, fries, and pizza.

"I haven't been to the dining hall this semester. Last semester, I went because I had no other options. I am a vegetarian and the dining hall is not accommodating to those with allergies or food restrictions. I find it very difficult to find vegetarian options," Lexi Varrato, a journalism major said.

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Varrato explained that she believes the freshman 15 is "100 percent real" and that incoming freshman should research their meal plans and ask their school how their dietary restrictions will be accommodated before purchasing a non-refundable meal plan.

Megan Tretter, a nursing major at Seattle University emphasized that not every dining hall is like ASU's and that the freshman 15 is "definitely not a problem" at her school.

"I always eat healthy at my dining hall. There are a lot of good and healthy options at Seattle University. I usually go to the smoothie line in the morning, have a salad for lunch, and make myself an acai bowl after work with avocado toast in our floor's kitchen," Tretter said in support of her school's strive for healthy options.

College students across the United States have healthier dining options than ASU, but many colleges still face the same problems that students here are facing.

Tara Shultz, a journalism major at ASU believes she has avoided the "very real" freshman 15 by living at home.

"I believe the freshman 15 targets dorm residence and first-year students who do not live at home as they do not have their parents as a guide and are forced to eat at a dining hall that only serves fatty foods," Shultz emphasized.

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The downtown Phoenix campus offers students access to the SDFC, YMCA, and Taylor Place gym, where students can take group fitness classes, run on a track, play basketball, or swim. Alternative options for students are purchasing a membership at Orangetheory or EOS Fitness.

Most students agreed with journalism major Vanessa Gonzalez that they have little time to work out due to their workload, but many students like Varrato, Tretter, and Rudoy explained that they try to work out every day as it is a stress reliever and it enriches their mental health.

Steve Fiorentino, the owner of Powered Up Nutrition encourages college students to learn what they are putting in their bodies.

"I think it starts with nutrition. Students believe they can outwork a bad diet and I believe that is their number one mistake. My advice is to stop eating fast foods and start eating whole and healthy foods along with supplements," Fiorentino stated.

The freshman 15 is an avoidable curse, but many students will continue to follow into its trap. The campus dining hall is not always the reason to blame as students have the option to decrease their meal plans, become active, and make healthy choices!

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