Celebrating Mardi Gras at the Junction

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Many of TAMU’s students hail from Louisiana and Texas’s Gulf Coast where Mardi Gras is a celebration as big as Christmas. Mardi Gras is a festival day traditional that harkens back to the Middle Ages. Also known as ‘Fat Tuesday’, this is the day for everyone to indulge in rich foods and drinks before the long Catholic fast of Lent … Read More

Staying Fit Around Campus

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Staying Fit Around Campus

January is a great time for creating new goals and revisiting old ones. One of the best resolutions a person can have at any age is to get more active and work towards better overall fitness. As a student of TAMU and resident of College Station’s The Junction Cottages & Townhomes, you have a rich variety of exercise equipment, group … Read More

Best Bicycles for College Students

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Best Bicycles for College Students

Bicycles are an amazing tool that will never go out of style. They offer a fast way to get from your college apartment to classes without having to waste time navigating parking lots. You don’t need to buy bike insurance or pay for gas as they operate solely on your calories. Which is another benefit! Riding bikes is a great way … Read More

Books to Read Over Winter Break

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As you shut the cover to your textbooks and hand in your final exam paper, you are likely to exhale a sigh of relief. Your first (or second!) term has come to an end and you finally have some time to explore things non-academic. Including all that reading you’ve put off until studying was done! Feel free to hide away … Read More

Best Cookie Recipes for Giving

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Oh sweet December! Literally! One of the best things about the holiday season is that it officially harkens the start of the baking season, including the cookie baking season. Homemade holiday cookies are the perfect sweet tooth addition to any Christmas apartment party or ugly sweater shindig. They also make for one the easiest, quickest, and tastiest gifts you can … Read More

Firestarting 101: Tips on Firepit Use

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Fire Pit 101

There’s simply something magical about campfires and fire pit blazes. At the Junction apartments, you, your roommates, and your friends can enjoy that backyard fire just about anytime you want at several of the outdoor fire pit and gathering areas. Fire pits are ideal for both cooking burgers and brats and serving as a nice setting for an evening hangout. But … Read More

College Fall Fashion Essentials

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Fall Fashion Essentials for College Students

The cool evenings of autumn and winds of early winter are fast approaching College Station. This means Pumpkin Spice Lattes, bonfires out back, and late nights cramming for mid-terms and finals. But for all of that, you’re going to need the right outfits for comfort and fashion’s sake. Not sure if you grabbed the right things from home? Check out … Read More

Top Ten Horror Movies

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Top Ten Horror Movies

With Halloween around the corner, what better way to get into the spirit than with some thrill-inducing horror films? Scary movies are the ideal genre for when you want to get lost in a film, have your imagination sparked, and your adrenaline pumping. From gory showdowns to psychological dread, make sure you had these top horror films to your must-see … Read More

Halloween Events in Bryan-College Station

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Halloween is drawing near and we couldn’t be more excited about it. So start thinking about Halloween costumes and check out these exciting upcoming Halloween events in College Stations: Halloween Events in Bryan-College Station Howl-O-Ween Festival & Paw Parade. Did you bring your pup to your College Station apartment? Or maybe you’re hungry for some puppy love? Whatever the case, if … Read More

College Station’s Top Study Spots

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Top Study Spots

Welcome to Texas A&M’s fall semester! If this is your first year at the university, then you have plenty of exciting times ahead of you. Now is the start of football season and tailgate parties, core classes, dorm room decorations, and new friend hangouts. It’s going to be a busy, perhaps one of the busiest, times of your life. Amidst … Read More