Give Your College Apartment a More Grown-Up Look

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How To Decorate Your Dorm Like An Adult

While *technically* most incoming TAMU freshman are still teenagers, the reality is that moving into your first student apartment means you’re well on your way to adulting. No longer will somebody be there to assist with laundry, cleaning, cooking, or making sure you get to class on time. Now is the move into adulthood, even if it doesn’t always feel that … Read More

3 Tips For Hosting the Best Summer Cookout

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The Junction Cottages & Townhomes boasts many attractive amenities like a pool house loaded with games and state-of-the-art fitness center complete with multi-function weight training machines. But one of the most simple yet most desirable amenities is arguably this luxury student housing location’s many onsite outdoor gathering areas. These outdoor spaces feature wooden chair swings, Adirondack chairs, fire pits, and … Read More

Tips for Choosing Freshman Courses

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Welcome to your first year at TAMU! Whether you are just about to start the second summer semester or are gearing up for fall classes, now is a good time to look over the available courses. One of the first things you should have received upon college acceptance was the grand TAMU handbook overflowing with course choices. But it’s likewise easy … Read More

What to Bring Freshman Year

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July is an interesting in-between time. It’s the height of Summer II classes and preparedness of incoming fall freshman. Whether you just moved into the student apartments at The Junction or are just getting started on packing, it is daunting to determine what to leave and what to bring. Sure, there are the standard packing lists but sometimes they focus too … Read More

3 Summer Hacks for Better Pool Times

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It’s all about the amenities at The Junction Cottages & Townhomes! Here, we have a 24-hour clubhouse, state-of-the-art fitness center,  and fully stocked business center. But really, the best of everything lies at the very heart of the Junction Cottages & Townhomes. And that best-of is the stunning onsite resort-styled pool. This killer amenity teems with life during the hot … Read More

May Music Events in College Station

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With finals over and a few weeks left before summer classes begin, this is time to let loose and really enjoy life in College Station. Not that you couldn’t do so during classes… it’s just that without the stress of ever-encroaching deadlines, exam prep, and coordinating group projects, these blissful in-between weeks are extra carefree. There are so many exciting College Station … Read More

Tips to Prep Your Perfect Graduation Outfit(s)

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Sure, the typical unflattering polyester graduation gown and flat square hat aren’t the epitome of high fashion by any standard. But you will have an opportunity to show off your personal style and/or comfort during this special event. In fact, you may need more than one if you choose to celebrate with your friends at their graduations (TAMU has separate … Read More

Tips to Best Celebrate Easter

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Whether or not you’re religious, Easter has some pretty magical facets that we love. As a kid, there’s the beauty of a secret bunny leaving us colorful eggs and baskets filled with candy to find. As a teenager, Easter is generally synonymous with either Spring Break or an extended weekend, warm weather, and a hearty feast. Now that you’re in … Read More

Get Fit in 2017

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College courses and academic life are undoubtedly set up to help you succeed in your career and life goals. Unfortunately, college life itself can set you up for a bit of failure when it comes to your overall health. From the stress of final exams, apartment parties and all-nighters, not to mention the notoriously easy access you have to the cafeteria’s unlimited … Read More

4 Fun DIY Planner Ideas

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It’s important to challenge yourself with ambitious new year’s resolutions and goals as they will help propel you forward in life. However, as author Antoine de Saint-Exupery once mused, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Planners are key for mapping out milestones, staying organized, and keeping users on track to meet their goals. While there are plenty … Read More