Residential living can help you, but it needs your support

Illustration of people looking out dorm windows
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If you’re a member of a club or organization on campus who wants to increase your group’s visibility, if you’re a student who lives in the residence halls and wants to get involved in making the place you live in a better place or if you’re just interested in knowing more about the inner workings of residential life, this is an op-ed for you. Let’s talk residence halls.  
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Talk therapy

Bear in Mind

I came to understand that mental illness was to be dealt with in isolation, that it was too private, even shameful, to speak about. I just needed to get rid of it as fast as possible.
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Shower stalls are steamy

Sex on Tuesday

The residence halls, as you will soon discover, are simmering cesspools of teens living on top of one another, complete with clogged bathrooms, unwashed sheets and the lingering smell of weed. Such an environment makes for prime seduction — no joke, I found my first two serious boyfriends in campus housing. When you are crammed in with a bunch of people your age, there will always be that smoking hot person you eventually pursue.
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