Ok, so the end of a semester is coming up rather fast for me, and I'm kind of putting off writing up a paper by doing this, but hey a stressed mind produces crappy stuff... unless its last second when for some reason you produce solid gold... but I digress.
My point is that with the coming of another semester I need to make a decision on where I'm going to live. Currently at my college there are a few dorm building's to choose from. There is the housing that resides on the upper quad, basically it was temporary housing constructed in the 30's... and is still being used today. This is where I currently reside and feel like I'm paying far too much to live in considering the state of it, and the small.. very cramped quarters. Basically a small common room with tiny bedrooms on either side with a one toilet two sink one shower bathroom in the back.
The other places of residence are the Fraternity houses, which are ok I suppose, but you have to deal with the noise and such. Decent size room, free reign of a complete house.
Then there is a semi normal dorm called traer, but its only for Freshmen, I may have transferred in here this year, but they still would not give me a room over there. I'm not too broken up over that being a jr/sr and all, but the rooms are decent, one large room, bathroom is shared between rooms.
Finally there is the "new" residence hall, this is the nicest one on campus, its not exactly new any more, but the name is going to stick till they build up the nicer dorms they are promising us and are currently taking forever to construct. Large common room, two large bed rooms. and the thing is not falling apart, however, the down side is that it costs an arm and a leg.
then of course there's the live off campus option, but that presents its own cost problems.
I'm quite torn... trying to decide how to best spend my finite funds to somehow find a pleasurable living experience on this campus.
So here's the essential question, do y'all think it is better to suffer through the hell of a crappy living space and save some cash, or to spend a little extra to at least have a nice place to go to once you are done with classes, or finished partying, whatever the case may be.
Any and all perspectives from your college lives would also be appreciated and interesting.