Everywhere you look around Harvard, signs of construction greet you. It's time to say "out with the old, and in with the new," as Quincy House renovates Old Quincy and moves some of its students to Dewolfe and apartment buildings. FM decided to check out swing housing in Hampden Hall and see how the apartments compare to normal dorms.
It's a jungle in the dorm room of juniors Laura E. D'Asaro, Juhi R. Kuchroo, Madeline M. Magnuson, Miriam E. Psychas, and Danni Xie. Inspired by their purchase of a frog tent at a senior sale last year, the room's jungle theme reveals the artistic creativity of its inhabitants.
Location, location, location. In possibly one of the best spots on campus, the dorm room of freshmen Andres Gonzalez, Joey J. Kim, Samuel T. Kim, and Erik C. Schluntz is only a minute away from Annenberg and the Science Center. In their Holworthy suite, the four roommates have an expansive black-and-white themed common room with brick walls and two spacious double bedrooms that overlook the Science Center.
"Our tastes all complemented each other. We all agreed that a classy room would be best," Samuel Kim said.
Pink flamingos are not just yard decorations anymore.
That's first thing that you notice, perched on top of a lamp, when you walk into the dorm room of Felipe A. S. Da Cruz '15, Ryan P. Furey '15, Raja F. Ghawi '15, James P. Hogan '15, and Kevin S. Hu '15. This adornment is not the only unique item to be found in this fifth floor Weld quint.
Many of us may feel cramped in the tiny twin beds that reside within our dorm rooms, but not Alexander J. P. Kunkel '12. Kunkel has overcome this problem by combining two twin beds together to form a huge king-sized bed in the corner of his Pforzheimer House bedroom.
"It's kind of a temple to laziness. I can control the lights and the fans without every leaving the bed," Kunkel said. His room is a testament to the beauty of senior singles. In response to the awe expressed over his dorm room, Kunkel simply said, "Quad life."
If you think that living outside of the Yard as a freshman isn't worth the hassle, then you should take a look at the dorm room of Colton T. Gyulay '15 and Sudheer R. Poluru '15. Gyulay and Poluru's abode is a spacious Pennypacker double that includes a common room, bathroom, and bedroom which makes the walk from the Yard well worth the time.