Celebrating Valentine’s Day in College Station

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Did you know that most historians agree that Valentine’s Day’s original origins can be traced back to a pre-Roman pastoral festival? Called the Lupercalia, this ancient festival included animal sacrifices in order to turn away evil spirits and release health and fertility among the citizens. While today no one’s sacrificing any goats (that we know of), during Valentine’s Day couples … Read More

Prepping for the Armadillo Dash Half Marathon

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Have you been hitting the treadmill at the Cottages’s onsite fitness center? Or maybe your new year’s resolution for 2019 was to do more athletic events? In either case, one thing to look forward to for those looking to stretch those legs is the annual Armadillo Dash Half Marathon. The Armadillo Dash Half Marathon will take place on March 1st … Read More

Sickness Survival Guide for College Students

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Sickness Survival Guide for College Students

There are a lot of great things about living away from the ‘rents for the first time. But one thing that’s rather the worst is being sick away from the comfort of home. At home, your parents likely have all the sickness essentials, maybe your mom is quick with the homemade soup recipes or your dad makes sure you’re stocked … Read More

Winter Must-do Workouts

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While College Station might not get as cold as those cities north of the Mason-Dixon line, things can get downright chilly come November thru March. With now being the time when residents start breaking out the sweatpants, hoodies, and space heaters. And it’s when staying inside huddled up on the couch seems a lot more inviting than going outside for … Read More

Craft-Making Shops in College Station

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Christmas is fast approaching and with it comes gift-giving opportunities. If you’re looking for something unique, or maybe you just want to get crafty but with help, then you might consider rolling up your sleeves and getting crafty at one of College Station’s unique DIY craft-making shops. These shops are just a short distance from your home at the Junction … Read More

How to Stop Procrastinating

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The early weeks of November may seem like a great time to procrastinate. After all, you’ve got midterms behind you and finals still a couple weeks away. However, being successful during your college years and into your career means nixing procrastination altogether. Waiting until the last minute to do something like start a term paper or read your textbook will … Read More

Tips for a Top Friendsgiving Party

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There’s plenty of reasons to throw a Friendsgiving party. Maybe you’re staying in town for Thanksgiving or maybe you just love a reason to double-up on the stuffing. Whatever the case, throwing a thankful bash for your friends and roommates is bound to be appreciated by all who come. Friendsgiving is a celebration of that second family, the new people in … Read More

Best Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

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Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

So you’re broke and don’t have time to custom craft a convention-worthy costume? Never fear! Your guides to all things quick, easy, and fun are here! Check out the following sweet and simple last-minute Halloween costume ideas that will make you the star of the party: The Best of the Best Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas for Your TAMU Parties … Read More

Say No to White Walls

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Say No to White Walls

While your apartment here at the Junction Cottages & Townhomes is leagues above the old prison-inspired dorm rooms, the rooms can still feel impersonal here. Especially when it comes to the bare white walls of your bedroom. So if you’re tired of waking up and staring at blank walls, don’t worry, we understand. The bad news is a no-go at … Read More