Take Advantage of a Long Break

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With winter break fast approaching, you likely fall in one of two camps — you either know exactly what you’re going to do or you have no idea. One of the unique aspects of college life that separates it from full-on adulting is that, as a student, you have several long breaks from classwork to take advantage of. Winter break, … Read More

Texas Weekend of Remembrance

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Memorial Day is more than just a Monday to sleep in on. This American Holiday was originally known as Decoration Day to commemorate those military members who died in the Civil War. Then, in 1971, it became an official federal holiday to commemorate men and women who died while serving the U.S. military during any event. Of course, things change … Read More

Why Cats are Great College Companions

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One of the great qualities about the Junction Cottages & Townhomes is that it’s especially pet-friendly. Just around the corner of the Clubhouse, you’ll find a nifty Dog Spa pet washing station that makes it easy to clean off dogs before you bring them indoors. But dogs aren’t the only pet companion you can bring into your apartment at the … Read More

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

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

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

Local Adventures to Try

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National Get Outdoors Day may have been back in June, but we believe that one of the most beautiful months in this part of Texas is September. With average day temperatures in the high 70 degrees Fahrenheit, this is a perfect time to take a break and go outdoors. Plus, remember our post earlier this month about bonding with your … Read More