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an open letter to my parents…

Dear parents, thanks for putting up with me for so long… No seriously, I can’t believe you managed to run a household and lead the life of a well-adjusted adult without losing your mind – especially when I complained about eating fresh veggies. I ask that you accept my apology for everything I took for granted during the years of having my food cooked and school books bought for me. Here are the top 6 things I appreciate the most…

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top 10 weirdest questions we get asked at the Village

you want to bring what!? Working in student housing means you get asked some pretty strange questions from time to time! Our guest blogger and customer contact agent, Kiara, gives us an insight into the most… err.. unusual questions we get asked by parents and students!   Can I bring my pet snake? A snake? Really? I’m not so sure your roommates would appreciate Medusa’s tendrils living in the room next door. That would be a no. Unfortunately there is a…

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6 things I wish my parents knew when I left home

When I started University it was really hard to get my parents to understand the pressure of it all. All of the sudden you are bombarded with responsibility and obligations that you were never warned about. Financial issues that you face as a young adult in the modern tertiary education system may not have been the same financial issues your parents faced when they were the same age. Textbook prices can be astronomically high, depending on your field, and University…

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