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Friends vs. strangers for roommates

Time is very stressful for the senior class. Students are filling out applications and awaiting their approval to get into college. But, one of the most stressful tasks is finding a roommate.

The first task is figuring out what school they want to attend.

Senior Brayden Holman said, “I am going to Indiana University Bloomington. I decided that I wanted to go there very early in my high school career because it has a beautiful campus, excellent athletics, and great academics.”

A lot of students love to skip all the parts about applying and think and daydream about their futures there.

Senior Jackson Haessig said, “I am wanting to go to the University of Indianapolis because it is really close to home, and I really want to room with a friend. I feel like if I room with a random person, I have a slightly higher chance of dying, so I’ll take my chances with one of my friends.”

Most students have a reason they chose their colleges, whether it be learning with friends, partying, or just following in their families’ footsteps.

Senior Dalton Hockersmith said, “I am wanting to study business at Ball State University, I don’t really have any reason for going to Ball State. It just really called to me when I was on campus. I want to have a roommate that is super clean. I am risking not getting a clean roommate by going with a stranger, but I really want to meet some new life-long friends.”

Some students have major dreams of leaving the state and going to big colleges to live out the college experience and have successful careers in their majors.

Senior Maggie Boyce said, “I’m going to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville because it gives great opportunities for my major and potentially law. I love the southern atmosphere and Greek life there. I also already have my roommate, but my main focus was similar interests and living styles. It also helps that she is rushing in the fall as well.”

When it comes to finding a roommate, students should think about what they want their roommate to be like.

Holman said, “I look for someone that can have a good time, but also be serious when time calls for it. I also expect my roommate to be clean and pick up after themself. I expect to have a mix of fun but challenging times in my college career.”


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