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Matter of Opinion

Dorm Living: Share your stories

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Our editorial this morning talked about WSU's plan to build better dorms over the next 10 years, part of a national trend to upscale campus living. See Shawn Vestal's story.

When I mention this dorm topic to people who lived in dorms long ago, they always share a memory about the spartan/trashy/no-privacy rooms they endured (with the bathroom down the hall.)
Some say they didn't mind. Others can't believe they could live like that.

So, it's your turn. Describe your dorm living situation and in the scheme of things in college life, did it matter? If you have a photo of your old dorm room, jpg it to me at

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