I don’t know anything about her, sorry.
I don’t know anything about her, sorry.
Reslife is soooo hit or miss with fining. If the room already has walls covered in holes with pealing paint or whatever, no one will care if you put new holes into it. But if the wall is freshly painted (every so often they are), you probably will be fined. It also depends on when the RA is checking your room—if your room is the last room she checks in a very long Reid/Sulz hall, then she will probably be a bit more sloppy in finding things to fine you for. Also, with wall decals, yes, you might think that this particular brand will not leave residue, but if for whatever reason something goes wrong, you’d be screwed if you happened to have the wrong RA; if you do use blue painter’s paint, and something goes wrong with that, you will always have the defense of “but I used blue painter’s paint and that’s allowed.”
Also, do keep in mind that following reslife policies re: room decorations isn’t just about incurring fines, it’s also about keeping the rooms nice for other future residents. Barnard rarely touches up the paint or renovates rooms, so a lot of the rooms are very shabby from years of residents putting holes in the walls, leaving command hook residue, or just being careless in general. This makes the rooms feel grosser, shabbier, uglier, and smaller. If you pride yourself for not getting fined for putting pushpins into the walls, then you are probably an asshole; many more people are going to have to live in that room, which will not feel as nice or homey if there is paint peeling or tons of holes in the walls. Think about it, would you really want to move into a room with peeling paint, sticky command hook residue, and tons of holes in the wall?
Extra chairs (beanbag chairs, butterfly chairs, etc.), rugs, bedside tables, etc.
lol I mean I guess if this is the direction this blog is heading
In a perfect world, people would not be financially responsible for their parents until they were helping pay for their parents to go to a retirement home. But obviously, that doesn’t always happens, as there are a lot of different circumstances that might put way more responsibility (financial or otherwise) on a kid than they should have at their age.
First of all, do not touch your scholarship money unless you are paying tuition with it, end of story. That money is not meant to help out your family, it is meant to help you and to help you be able to attend college when you otherwise wouldn’t be able to.
I guess it depends on the nature and the size of the bill. Like, if this bill isn’t paid and your family will lose heat/electricity/water/lodgings/other important thing if it isn’t paid, then I’d offer to help out, but if it’s a credit card bill that’s been piling up over time because your parents have been purchasing luxuries beyond their means, then I think that should be on them. I’m not sure how big this bill is, obviously, but if you’d have to blow all of your savings to pay off this bill, then leave it, it probably wouldn’t be worth it for you.
If you do decide to help your parents out with this bill, then you should make sure that they repay you at some point. Sit down with them and explain your reasoning for paying the bill (you don’t want the family to lose the house, this bill has been making everyone stressed, you want to help out, whatever) and also explain that this really isn’t and shouldn’t be your responsibility and that you’re being pretty generous and that you would like some kind of assurance that you will be paid back at some point. Set up a payment plan for them or a deadline or whatever needs to happen for you to get your money back because, honestly, a family bill should not be your responsibility.
Things not to bring:
about hangers - THEY ARE SO IMPORTANT AND I SO FORGOT THEM AND THEY ARE SO EXPENSIVE IN NEW YORK. Try to buy thin hangers to save space (this may be Sulz-specific, but it’s way more important than you think) OR the type that have little hooks on them for dresses/rompers/camis. I’d also strongly suggest a steamer. If not, hang wrinkled clothes up in the showers while you’re in there (as close to the shower as possible BUT DON’T DROP THEM) and it works just as well. Wish I knew that a lot sooner!
Yeah seriously! Bed Bath And Beyond have hangers that can hold like three or five garments each, too… they’re pricey, but they’re great for utilizing space. As for bringing a steamer: I would recommend bringing as few articles as possible that require steaming or ironing. Yeah, business professional or whatever, but (a) you’re not going to dress business professional all that much unless you get an internship that requires it and (b) you can get nylon button down shirts instead of linen button down shirts and you will not have to iron them.
Yes, but please please please make sure it’s okay with your roommate(s) first.
All dorm rooms have blinds, but you can bring your own rod and curtains to add a personal touch to your room if you want.
Barnard Babysitting Agency!
It’s a student run organization on campus that connects students to parents who need babysitters. You attend an orientation and are given access to the online database, from where you will find jobs. It’s great, I have three regular families that I met through the Agency and it’s really good money.
Keith Devlin- The Language of Mathematics: Making the Invisible Visible
Enjoying my lovely birthday gift from exponentiate <3
I’m not familiar with the Chinese program, sorry.