Monthly Archives: September 2016

10 Reasons You Know You Went To Illinois State University
The famous Pub II college bar in downtown Normal, IL

The famous Pub II college bar in downtown Normal, IL (Flickr)

1. Wednesday’s are for Pub II

Drinking in college is something a lot of students like to partake in. Some even go as far as to avoid having classes on Friday so they can participate in “Thirsty Thursday.” If you go to Illinois State, you know that the real fun starts on Pub Wednesday. A bar in Downtown Normal named Pub II, or The Pub for short, has a DJ and some wicked good drink specials on Wednesdays that attract a substantial college crowd. Pub II is, without a doubt, the place to be on Wednesday nights. Continue reading

Landlord Profile: Walk 2 Class at Illinois State University

blackIt’s important to feel both safe and comfortable. Comfort isn’t just a matter of choosing the right futon or getting rid of that chair passed down from two generations before when the bottom falls out. Comfort is about your surroundings and being able to rely on some backup whenever problems arise at home. Being stuck with a leaking toilet or oven that won’t even boil a pot of water causes the sort of unnecessary emotional stress that college students need to avoid while focusing on school and socializing.

Over the past month, we’ve been assembling lists of the top landlords at campuses around the country based on online reviews from former tenants. The same common themes came up time and time again at campuses all over. It turns out whether a student attends a large state school in New York or a small college in the Midwest, he or she typically is looking for the same thing in a landlord. Students want respect and responsiveness.

One company that stood out to us based on an extreme number of positive reviews was Walk 2 Class, located about as close to the Illinois State University campus as possible. We had the chance to speak with owner Chuck Kiven and Courtney Lahr, a property manager at Walk 2 Class about their service and what they’re doing to keep students so happy. Continue reading

10 Reasons You Know You Went To Syracuse University

A hefty plate of food from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse, NY (Flickr)

1. There’s only one Grocery store that has your heart: Wegman’s

Native to the upper east coast, Wegman’s offers a wide selection of food, household items, floral supplies, and anything else you could ever want or need. Whether you’re grabbing some ready-to-eat pizza or hunting for the best deals on organic food, Wegman’s is your grocery chain of choice if you’re a student attending Syracuse University. The crowds might drive off some, but the amazing sushi rolls will have you clamoring for this store when you’re back home for the holidays. Continue reading

The 5 Instagram Accounts You Have To Follow If You Go To UVA
The Rotunda at the University of Virginia (Flickr)

The Rotunda at the University of Virginia (Flickr)

1. @wahoofood

Looking to break up a newsfeed of girls in pearls and guys in ties with some wahoo-approved food pics? Look no further—wahoofood is sure to satisfy your deepest cravings. This student-run account devotes itself to posting pictures of the best treats that UVA and Charlottesville have to offer. From glamorous shots of Bodo’s bagels to scrumptious snaps of gooey Christian’s pizza, @wahoofood knows how to make your mouth water. You’ll find pictures of tried-and-true favorites right alongside some brand new creations and locations you’ll be dying to try. And when you do, be sure to submit your best shots to the account—hoo knows, your food might be featured next!

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Seven Top Rated Cedar Falls Landlords: University of Northern Iowa Off-Campus Housing
university of northern iowa

The Union at the University of Northern Iowa. (Flickr)

Summer has reached its end [insert sad face here] and the school year is here. That means it’s time to put down that ice-cold beer and pick up your laptop, because the search for apartments near Cedar Falls begins again!

Finding a home that isn’t the stereotypical college house (damaged, dirty, and in an area infested by party-crazed college animals) is harder than it may seem. Worry not, because we have the tools necessary for you to get through these stressful times with ease. We have done our research, so you don’t have to. We searched long and hard for the best landlords in the Cedar Falls area near the University of Northern Iowa.

Thankfully for us, quite a few residents left some very helpful feedback. So we’ve sifted through luxurious apartments to residences unfit for well…anyone and have come up with the best of the best! Continue reading