Collier Nammack Curran
Almost every time a Barnard student asks me where I’m living this year, they are surprised and confused that I do not reside in campus housing. I could provide the whole story: distraught emails to housing, begging for space in a dorm—any dorm—and their stilted “apologies for the inconvenience.” I could bring up frantic Facebook messages to other transfers the last week in August for roommates or advice, and the burden of overpaying just for an apartment that is clean, safe, and close to campus. I could, but I don’t. Instead, I highlight the more appealing freedoms of apartment living, which are mainly unlimited candles, no floor meetings, and not signing in guests....