The truth on the great housing debate


By Hayden Gotsch

As a freshman, I have only lived on campus for a little less than a year, but so far, it seems to be far more enjoyable than any other option. While living at home has its advantages, it does not compare to living with your friends and the sense of freedom that comes with being away from home for the first time. Personally, I plan to live on campus for all four years of college.

Spivey Hall might not be a luxury resort or anything like that, but having your friends as neighbors is unbeatable. I have had people unexpectedly drop into my room to hang out all the time. Living with friends is an unbeatable college experience.

Another benefit of living on campus is the convenience of having class only a ten-minute walk away. Sophomore criminology and political science major Scott Trecartin has lived in Spivey and Hollis halls and plans to live in the Greek Suites next year.

“Living on campus is nice because you can wake up ten minutes before class and walk over without having to worry about parking,” Trecartin said.

For most people, college is the first time being on their own without constant parental supervision. This newfound freedom is what the college experience is all about, and it would be a shame to miss out on such an incredible experience.


By Sammi Paul

One of the biggest perks of living in the Lake Morton Apartments for me is the kitchen. I love cooking. Now that I have a kitchen, I don’t think I could ever go back to not having one. I cook at least one meal a week, most of the time more. Plus, since I have a kitchen, I can lower my meal plan.

Let’s be honest, I wasn’t using my swipes for the not-so-great cafeteria food anyway. So, I can save money on my college bill and spend more money on good food that I actually want to eat.

Another perk of living off-campus is the independence. I know I gained a certain level of independence by moving 1000 miles  away from home for college, but having my own apartment just gives me even more independence.

I am basically living in an apartment similar to what a lot of people live in after college. If I didn’t have to go to class every day, people would think that I’m actually an adult with a real job. I have to clean up after myself, cook for myself and do all those adult things. Some people wouldn’t think this is a positive thing, but for me, I love it. I wouldn’t want it any other way.

I get to do my own thing, cook what I want, clean my apartment as a stress reliever and still get all the perks that living on-campus has. Plus, I don’t have to pay for utilities, so I can leave as many lights on as long as I want.


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