Students show their style
School banners on the wall, posters of
hunks or bathing beauties, organized
desks with all the supplies needed. Is this
what you would expect from the room of a
resident of the campus? If so, you should
Students living in the residence halls
had a variety of room decors, that ranged
from tossed pillows to delicate porcelain
Some students built elaborate lofts for
the extra space they provided. Some students bunked their beds, or had them
arranged on separate sides of the room.
Posters of everything ranging from rock
stars to movie posters, and classic
artworks monopolized the walls, like Picasso and Monet. Other walls remained
generic and bare, as if school had just
Room decorations was sometimes difficult when one's roommate couldn't be
found. "It would be great if you could get
together with your roomates, but so often
you can't, " said Guy Burns, a sophomore
graphic communications major.
Posters seemed to be the most popular
mode of communicating one's tastes, and
claiming the space as one's own, at least
for the year.
They ranged from tasteful to definitely
outrageous. One poster had two teddy
bears, one on top of the other, with the
caption "How Teddy Bears are Made."
"We had a wide variety of decor in my
room. We had everthing from the Grateful
Dead to Georgia O'Keefe," said April
Flowers, a sophomore drama major.
The rooms would be better, said one
resident, if the walls were more colorful.
The walls were a cream color and possibly
would have looked better if the carpet had
been a brighter color.
"Well, my room is very homey," said
Rachel Del Rosario, "I just put some
photos of my family on the shelves, a few
posters on the wall and throw all of my
clothes on the floor, making it much like
my room at home."
Whatever the mode of decor, one thing
was for sure. Each year, when residents
moved in, they made their claims to the
room, as their own. Their true natures
came through, depending on their tastes.
"I like movie posters. We had them all
over the room. I'd like more flesh posters
also," said Burns.
Musical Taste. Melissa Pumarega shows off her musical preference by
displaying a Depeche Mode poster by her window.Photo by Rachel Del
Right At Home. Kandi Harris studies comfortably in her room, fully
equipped with some of the barest necessities, a radio and TV.Photo by Rachel
Hanging It Up. Tamer Haidar tacks up a new
poster featuring Michael Jordan in order to
"dress" up his room.Photo by Rachel Del Rosario.
Fixing Things Up. Kenn Munn, hall director in
Settegast Hall, tidies up the area by his drafting
table.Photo by Rachel Del Rosario.
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World Treasures. Robert Bluestein displays the many souvenirs he has collected
during his travels .Photo by Rachel Del Rosario.