10 o’clock list: 5 Ways to Beat the Housing Lottery

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If your lottery number is as bad as mine is, you’re likely trying to convince yourself that your cardboard box on Middle Path will at least leave you with a super short walk to class. Or maybe you’ve decided that being a stow-away in Ascension looks pretty viable. For those of you that are also terrified of Saturday’s housing lottery, here are some coping mechanisms:

1. Make it a Drinking Game. Take a shot for every one of your housing options that gets taken. Or, if you feel that doom is imminent, get crafty and plan ahead with some Mather Mojitos. But maybe you’ve come to terms with the situation–if so, perhaps a Martini-tiny Dorm Room is in order.

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Housing Lottery Numbers Come Out Today — Don’t Panic!

This is the last "Hunger Games"/Housing Lottery reference we will ever make. Until the next one.

This is the last “Hunger Games”/Housing Lottery reference we will ever make. Until the next one.

Housing and ResLife recently sent out an email saying that lottery numbers for the rising sophomore, junior and senior classes wouldn’t be released until April 6th, but after meeting with Assistant Dean of Students Alicia Dugas, the Thrill has confirmed that numbers will actually be coming out today. As in, today, April 3rd.  Continue reading

The Monday Catchup


Amazon warehouses: the waiting room of your material needs. (via niemanlabs.com)

Good morning! Here’s what you missed while you were getting your hair cut over break:

The Lead Story: Today is Cyber Monday, the busiest online shopping day of the year. After dropping over $1 billion on Black Friday, shoppers are expected by many to spend around $1.5 billion on the web today. Here’s a guide to the ins and outs of the digital holiday.

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