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4 Must-Have Amenities For Your New Apartment


“New appliances!”

“Great location!”

Apartment leasing companies offer many perks of living with them. Many of them are indeed true.

However, what must you have when searching for your new apartment?

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How to Find the Right Student Apartment for You at ISU

You’ve made the decision to move into an apartment for your next school year at ISU, but how do you pick which one is right for you?

Follow these suggestions for finding the perfect place!

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Where’s the Party At? 6 Iconic ISU Nightlife Spots

No college experience would be complete without a killer nightlife.

Luckily, there are a ton of places open late near ISU for tasty food, live music, and of course, your favorite drinks!

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The Best Four Years of Your Life: How to Make the Most of Your Time at ISU

The four years you spend at Illinois State University will be the best four years of your life.

That is… if you make it so.

Get the most of out your time at ISU by following these tips!

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10 ISU Restaurants That Should Be on Every Student’s Bucket List

If you’re new to Illinois State University, or you haven’t explored much of the eating options around campus yet, you’re in luck.

We’ve picked 10 of our favorites and want to share them with you!

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7 Campus Activities You’ve Overlooked


One of the easiest ways to build new skills and make new connections at school is to join a student club or organization.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the most commonly found but often overlooked campus activities to help you find something that enhances your college experience.

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Get Your Full Security Deposit Back with These 6 Cleaning Hacks

When it comes time to move out of your apartment, there’s going to be a lot of things on your mind...

Packing everything, having boxes, deciding what to take and what to trash, and where you’re going next.

On top of all of this, you’ll also probably need to clean—a lot.

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Do These 4 Things Weekly to Maintain Your Student Apartment

Apartments get dirty over time, and sometimes it’s not entirely noticeable.

Dirt, scum, and dust build up over time, so if you don’t see it right away, you may not think about it.

In order to keep it from building up and causing a bigger mess later, take time each week to clean up a few things...

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Live By These 5 Unwritten Rules to Live Your Best Student Apartment Life

As a student—living on your own, taking care of responsibilities you didn’t have in the dorms or at home—it can be difficult to figure out how you want to go about it.

Truthfully, you’re on your own now.

YOU get to make the decisions.

It can be hard when you’re first starting out, or when you’re...

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Don’t Forget to Bring These 10 Items to Your New Apartment


You’re starting to gather supplies for your new apartment, and those years of living in the dorms have prepared you well.

You know the value of bringing air freshener and slippers to be part of your home, but what about those other odds and ends you haven’t had to think about?


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