PHOTO GALLERY: Students show off dorm essentials
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | 9:36 p.m. CDT;
updated 2:35 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, August 18, 2010
A framed photo of "Kissing on VJ Day" will make Victoria Goodwin, a freshman from O'Fallon, Ill., feel more comfortable on campus. "Bringing it to my dorm will make it feel like my room again," she said as she held it up outside her dorm.
COLUMBIA — Missourian staffers searched MU residence halls Tuesday to find which dorm room staples students couldn't live without.
Want to view the chaos of moving in more closely? We also have not one but two time-lapse videos of students moving into their rooms.
Journalism major Katherine Blek from Orono, Minn, can't leave her tiger for a single day since she was 5 years old. So this tiger is lucky enough to travel with her to Mexico and Canada and to 49 states in the U.S. "She is 14 years old. I am sure she will live long and keep company with me for my whole life."
Even the acid from a single apple can upset Chris Flores' stomach, so the MU freshman from Plano, Texas, made sure he came to college equipped with Rolaids. "I down like a bottle a week," he said.
Jared Lyons holds his "puke bucket" while preparing to move into his dorm room. "It wasn't my idea," said the MU freshman from Peoria, Ill. Lyons' mom suggested the bucket because it is sometimes hard to get to the bathroom in time. "It's a mother thing, I guess," Robin Lyons said.
Ray Rutz, a freshman from Chicago, shows off his longboard on Tuesday. Of the select items freshmen choose to fit in their limited dorm space, Rutz decided his board made the cut.
Kylie Turner, a freshman accounting major from Jefferson City, kisses her papier-mâché fish at Laws Hall. She was one of the first to move into the residence hall on Tuesday. Her fish does more than add personality to her dorm room, she said. "It matches all my stuff."
MU freshman Allison Roebuck of Merriam, Kan., displays an owl statue she got from her friend as a gift. "She wanted to creep me out at night," she said, while moving into Jones Hall.
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