How to deal with your first roommate fight

We’ve all been there. Your roommates or housemates did something to piss you off, whether they’ve “forgotten” to do their dishes four consecutive weeks in a row or left their dirty socks on the couch. Now you feel the need to take revenge — perhaps by putting their dirty plates in
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Back-to-school shopping guide

With the first week of classes quickly approaching, UC Berkeley students start to trickle back to campus in the hopes of adjusting to a new year at UC Berkeley. Moving in can be stressful: After all, forgetting your favorite crop top at home could tank your social status for an
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The struggles of subletting

If your summer plans take you away from Berkeley for an internship, going home or studying abroad, you might be trying to sublet your room. Unfortunately, the summer subletter is basically an endangered species.  If you’re lucky, someone will post on a group mentioning they might need housing for a
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Spent with my rent

Ask Me Anyway

Your rent’s like a personal plate of late-night nacho drunchies: You know you have to contribute and share with the gang, but you also need to protect your precious assets — this starts and ends with communication.
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Quiz: Are you a good roommate?

As you transition back onto campus, adjusting to new and old roommates is always a challenge. Some of you have realized that you made the perfect roommate choice, while others have discovered that a best friend does not always equal a good roommate. Between overnight “guests” and cleaning duties, it can be
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5 questions to ask when roommate hunting

It’s that time of year again, when your dorm RAs start reminding you that they’re kicking you out the day after finals finish and landlords rent out the apartment you haven’t even found a replacement for yet. Even if you haven’t figured out where you’re living next year, chances are
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A Guide to NOT Picking Roommates

How To: not pick the wrong roommates

As the home stretch for spring break approaches, most students have managed to zone out of at least a couple of classes every day and sleep through another few. Thoughts drift toward the freedom of spring break and even beyond that — all the way to summer. In fact, it’s
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