What To Take
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PHOTO TAKEN AT F&M I N FARMI NGTON HI LLS
Left: It's a common sight in any dorm with a community bath-
room: the bucket bathroom-bound students schlep to the show-
er. The contents include the basic necessities of shampoo,
conditioner, soap, a toothbrush, toothpaste, razors and shaving
cream. It's the easiest way to get everything to the bathroom,
and you're guaranteed not to forget the soap or shampoo.
❑ A futon.
Wood for a loft
❑ Carpet for do/in room
O Shower bucket
❑ Bike and lock
❑ Study lamp and book light
❑ Calendar and bulletin board
❑ Tape recorder for lectures
❑ Closet organizers
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PHOTO COURTESY OF TREK
Above: A bicycle is a necessity for any car-less collegiate. Even
those who have cars on campus often opt to bike to class. It's eas-
ier than trying to find a parking spot. Besides, it's faster to cut
across campus on a bike. The Trek brand is among the most pop-
ular among students. Although Trek manufactures bikes that
cost thousands of dollars for the serious off-road enthusiast, low-
er-end bikes like the 820 (pictured above) are more reasonable
and can be found at most local bike shops.
Left: Futons are great in any living situation. The couch that
turns into a bed is especially popular on campus. The wood-
framed piece of furniture comes in a variety of colors and pat-
terns to match any decor. Once you figure out how to open and
close the futon, you may just think it's the greatest invention
since sliced bread.
Right: Fleece Patagonia jackets are
as common on campus as sweat-
shirts with a college logo. Although
the jackets were once worn mostly
by outdoor enthusiasts, it didn't take
long for their comfort to be appreci-
ated by others, particularly students.
Patagonias are great transitional
jackets for when it's too cold not to
wear a jacket but not warm enough
to go without one.
❑ Roll of .crOpt,ers for laundry
❑ A hot pot
❑ Extra pair of contact lenses or glasses
❑ Air freshener
❑ Pepper spray
❑ Plastic cups and silverware
❑ Hiking boots or shoes for walking
*MANY DORMS OFFER SHEETS AND TOWS S ALONG.
WITH LAUNDRY SERVICE.
PHOTO TAKEN AT THE YACHTSMAN IN ROYAL OAK.