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(CNN)   With the start of fall semester around the corner, CNN lists what not to bring to a dorm room. Curiously absent from the list: firearms   (schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 56
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2012-08-14 03:11:34 PM  
1: Common Sense
 
2012-08-14 03:12:41 PM  
After all this crap going on I would be arming my kids.
 
2012-08-14 03:12:41 PM  
To bring: Mini fridge with lock, white toothpaste to plug holes in the wall, and ear plugs / sleep mask.
 
2012-08-14 03:13:56 PM  
If the firearm can be properly stored, the university allows it, and the student is allowed to own one legally, why not?
 
2012-08-14 03:15:46 PM  

gadian: To bring: Mini fridge with lock, white toothpaste to plug holes in the wall, and ear plugs / sleep mask.


THIS plus earplugs, coffee maker, locked box to store liquor or other valuables and last, but certainly not least (at least IMHO) a feather bed. Everything else is useless if you can't get a decent nights sleep and my dorm room freshman year didn't have beds, only cots, so I was darned thankful for the feathered I was gifted as a graduation present.
 
2012-08-14 03:16:18 PM  
...and a much-needed-but-still-mini ironing board underneath.

Lol. Also, don't forget your 3 piece suit for the Spring Formal, and how would you ever survive without a croquet set for those fun, spirited Friday evenings on the quad.
 
2012-08-14 03:17:06 PM  
What kind of trollmitter garbage was that?
 
2012-08-14 03:17:42 PM  
2. high school girlfriend
 
2012-08-14 03:17:44 PM  
You'll need your gun because deer season is right around the corner.
 
2012-08-14 03:20:42 PM  

ronaprhys: If the firearm can be properly stored, the university allows it, and the student is allowed to own one legally, why not?


This.
 
2012-08-14 03:21:24 PM  
3. Crabs
4. Teh Herp
5. Chlamydia
6. Clap
 
2012-08-14 03:22:11 PM  

Mr_Crink: You'll need your gun because deer season is right around the corner.


Mont Alto Campus of Penn State. Represent!
 
2012-08-14 03:24:42 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: ronaprhys: If the firearm can be properly stored, the university allows it, and the student is allowed to own one legally, why not?

This.


Only most university's don't allow guns on campus. Mine didn't. Which meant I had to rent one every time I went to the shooting range, and that sucked.
 
2012-08-14 03:24:45 PM  
Dammit, I hate these back to school / college articles. I'm old and miss these days.
 
2012-08-14 03:26:52 PM  

Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: ronaprhys: If the firearm can be properly stored, the university allows it, and the student is allowed to own one legally, why not?

This.

Only most university's don't allow guns on campus. Mine didn't. Which meant I had to rent one every time I went to the shooting range, and that sucked.


You can always rent a storage unit off campus to store your firearms or just live off campus.
 
2012-08-14 03:27:31 PM  

ronaprhys: If the firearm can be properly stored, the university allows it, and the student is allowed to own one legally, why not?


Oh wait, you're serious. Let me laugh harder.
 
2012-08-14 03:27:42 PM  

gadian: To bring: Mini fridge with lock booby-trap, white toothpaste to plug holes in the wall, and ear plugs / sleep mask.

 
2012-08-14 03:30:02 PM  
I've seen "lots of quarters" ($10-$20) on lists of stuff that comes in handy.
You know, for doing laundry, or the CokeTM machines, or doing laundry...

I know, I said doing laundry twice...but if you leave dirty laundry alone for any length of time it tends to come to life, breed, multiply and then proceed to colonize one's living space.

Don't ask me how I know this.
 
2012-08-14 03:31:11 PM  
That's actually a legitimate issue. If guns are banned on campus, schools should provide some sort of locker system, where you can check them in and out when you go hunting. As a freshman with a short 12-hour drive home, I needed somewhere to keep my shotguns for dove season.
 
2012-08-14 03:31:21 PM  
What not to bring: Your mother. She'll want to come, but she'll embarass you with all the hovering around and then when the other dorm mates invite you to run a train on some skank whore and it's your turn and you find out that the skank whore was your mother. Then you find that she wanted to come because she wanted to have more college boys run a train on her because she wanted to cum.
 
2012-08-14 03:31:32 PM  
Third comment there wins the internet.

/pretty sure I broke regulations every time I lived in any communal housing.
 
2012-08-14 03:31:35 PM  

PsyLord: Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: ronaprhys: If the firearm can be properly stored, the university allows it, and the student is allowed to own one legally, why not?

This.

Only most university's don't allow guns on campus. Mine didn't. Which meant I had to rent one every time I went to the shooting range, and that sucked.

You can always rent a storage unit off campus to store your firearms or just live off campus.


Living off campus wasn't a viable option for me. There's no such thing as cheap college apartments on Long Island. And I don't think I'd trust a storage unit with my guns..or any guns for that matter.
 
2012-08-14 03:34:08 PM  
Probably because you're entirely allowed to keep a legal firearm in a dorm room if it's properly stored (since it's an area that contains minors, the piece must be kept in a safe or a locked hard case), subby.

In most areas, it's actually illegal for the landlord (the university) to forbid you to do so, general federal and state laws typically forbid it in order to keep it from becoming a second-amendment issue (which could easily end in the state's restrictions being struck down). Which leads to the odd situation where you can keep your gun in your on-campus housing (your actual dorm room) but are not allowed to walk off with it (universities being 'gun-free' zones, you're allowed to carry a cased weapon to a waiting car and no further).
 
2012-08-14 03:36:02 PM  

syzygy whizz: I've seen "lots of quarters" ($10-$20) on lists of stuff that comes in handy.
You know, for doing laundry, or the CokeTM machines, or doing laundry...

I know, I said doing laundry twice...but if you leave dirty laundry alone for any length of time it tends to come to life, breed, multiply and then proceed to colonize one's living space.

Don't ask me how I know this.


Aren't most campuses pretty well set up for cashless transactions now. Back when I was in school, we had student cash cards that would work on most all of the vending and washing machines on campus, not to mention the restaurants and convenience stores.
 
2012-08-14 03:36:15 PM  

Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii: Only most university's don't allow guns on campus. Mine didn't. Which meant I had to rent one every time I went to the shooting range, and that sucked.


The Ohio State University had a few shooting courses. I believe that anyone on the shooting team could store their competition arms there in the shooting range. I did take Rifle 101. Kind of cool, easy course to pass (been shooting since I was 10), and a fun diversion during the week.

Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii: Living off campus wasn't a viable option for me. There's no such thing as cheap college apartments on Long Island. And I don't think I'd trust a storage unit with my guns..or any guns for that matter.


Bummer, that. I was able to move off campus after two quarters and then had my firearms with me.
 
2012-08-14 03:37:28 PM  
FTA: Here's what not to bring to a dorm room

1- Everything. Don't bring a house worth of stuff. Good tip.
2- Nothing. Bring what you need. Okay tip.
3- Not lighting. Kinda backwards way of saying you need to bring lighting. A bit off track of the "what not to bring" theme, and debatable tip.
4- Bad decorations. Bring good decorations instead! Back on topic and decent tip.
5- Garbage Jenga. Nobody brings this to their dorm, CNN. Can we remember the title of the article?
6- Piles of stuff. CNN isn't saying you should only bring 5-10 pairs of shoes, they're saying you shouldn't pile your 40 pairs of shoes up. With the rate of AD/HD, nobody will notice we went completely off-topic for half these tips.
 
2012-08-14 03:37:40 PM  

ParallelUniverseParking: gadian: To bring: Mini fridge with lock booby-trap booty-twap, white toothpaste to plug holes in the wall, and ear plugs / sleep mask.


FTFY
 
2012-08-14 03:40:51 PM  
If you are a freshman and are planning to pass all of your courses, don't bring an xbox 360 or ps3. Either you will be playing on it too much, or your friends will be over all the time playing on it.
 
2012-08-14 03:43:04 PM  
Also, right around mid-terms is the wrong time to take up online gaming if you've never played before.
 
2012-08-14 03:46:07 PM  

syzygy whizz: I've seen "lots of quarters" ($10-$20) on lists of stuff that comes in handy.
You know, for doing laundry, or the CokeTM machines, or doing laundry...

I know, I said doing laundry twice...but if you leave dirty laundry alone for any length of time it tends to come to life, breed, multiply and then proceed to colonize one's living space.

Don't ask me how I know this.


Because you went to school before they invented Febreeze?
 
2012-08-14 03:47:52 PM  

gadian: Also, right around mid-terms is the wrong time to take up online gaming if you've never played before.


But LAN games are a blast in the dorm.

/Still fondly remember floor-wide games of Counterstrike with everybody shouting at each other from one end of he hall to the other.
 
2012-08-14 03:48:53 PM  

Bruxellensis: 2. high school girlfriend


Absolutely. I've been trying to tell my brother who's starting college in about 2 weeks to dump his damn girlfriend and make the most out of living in the dorms the first year. Unfortunately he thinks he's in love. Although I think he looks at me and is afraid to be a 27 year old bachelor.
 
2012-08-14 03:53:19 PM  

NeoCortex42: gadian: Also, right around mid-terms is the wrong time to take up online gaming if you've never played before.

But LAN games are a blast in the dorm.

/Still fondly remember floor-wide games of Counterstrike with everybody shouting at each other from one end of he hall to the other.


We did that, only no shouting. Instead, it was us calling each other on our dorm phones laughing. This was before we called people Newbes and pwnage.
 
2012-08-14 03:55:54 PM  

SlagginOff: Bruxellensis: 2. high school girlfriend

Absolutely. I've been trying to tell my brother who's starting college in about 2 weeks to dump his damn girlfriend and make the most out of living in the dorms the first year. Unfortunately he thinks he's in love. Although I think he looks at me and is afraid to be a 27 year old bachelor.


4.bp.blogspot.com

/obscure?
 
2012-08-14 03:56:37 PM  

SlagginOff: Bruxellensis: 2. high school girlfriend

Absolutely. I've been trying to tell my brother who's starting college in about 2 weeks to dump his damn girlfriend and make the most out of living in the dorms the first year. Unfortunately he thinks he's in love. Although I think he looks at me and is afraid to be a 27 year old bachelor.


I went back to college at 28, and it was pretty f*cking awesome being a 28-year-old bachelor.
 
2012-08-14 03:57:42 PM  

Great Janitor: NeoCortex42: gadian: Also, right around mid-terms is the wrong time to take up online gaming if you've never played before.

But LAN games are a blast in the dorm.

/Still fondly remember floor-wide games of Counterstrike with everybody shouting at each other from one end of he hall to the other.

We did that, only no shouting. Instead, it was us calling each other on our dorm phones laughing. This was before we called people Newbes and pwnage.


I felt bad for the non-gamers on my floor. When there was a Counterstrike match going on, all the doors were open and the computer volumes up. It was kind of nuts.

I had to laugh at the over-usage of instant messaging, though. People would use it to chat with someone only one or two doors down. When the campus network went out once or twice, people were damn near going through withdrawal. I had to tell my roommate to STFU and just walk next door a couple times.

/AIM notification sounds (door closing, etc.) still make me rage-twitch
 
2012-08-14 04:03:03 PM  
Lube...
 
2012-08-14 04:04:48 PM  

NeoCortex42: Great Janitor: NeoCortex42: gadian: Also, right around mid-terms is the wrong time to take up online gaming if you've never played before.

But LAN games are a blast in the dorm.

/Still fondly remember floor-wide games of Counterstrike with everybody shouting at each other from one end of he hall to the other.

We did that, only no shouting. Instead, it was us calling each other on our dorm phones laughing. This was before we called people Newbes and pwnage.

I felt bad for the non-gamers on my floor. When there was a Counterstrike match going on, all the doors were open and the computer volumes up. It was kind of nuts.

I had to laugh at the over-usage of instant messaging, though. People would use it to chat with someone only one or two doors down. When the campus network went out once or twice, people were damn near going through withdrawal. I had to tell my roommate to STFU and just walk next door a couple times.

/AIM notification sounds (door closing, etc.) still make me rage-twitch


When I was in college, our LAN games were copying what ever multiplayer games we had for everyone on the floor and playing en mass. Our LAN nights would start by a trip to the store for beers while two other burned copies of the game we'd be playing that night.

Sometimes I miss college.
 
2012-08-14 04:08:24 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: ronaprhys: If the firearm can be properly stored, the university allows it, and the student is allowed to own one legally, why not?

This.


No. The prevalence of alcohol and the risk of theft should be more than enough to convince you guns on campus are a bad idea.
 
2012-08-14 04:12:34 PM  

pion: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: ronaprhys: If the firearm can be properly stored, the university allows it, and the student is allowed to own one legally, why not?

This.

No. The prevalence of alcohol and the risk of theft should be more than enough to convince you guns on campus are a bad idea.


Wrong. Note the phrase "properly stored".
 
2012-08-14 04:16:29 PM  
My college, had a gun lock up. I ended up buying my first month up at school and just needed a place to store it until I made it home. I just needed the RA to come down and check it in, turning in a Glock .40 always raised some eyebrows. There was actually several guns in the lock up from rifles to shotguns. (School size was about 16K, so not some small tech or farm college).

Obviously pre-kids going on shooting sprees at schools: I came back from the range one day (started raining) and I needed a place to clean it. The girl at the desk said my car, which I said no. My RA came down and said, well how about the lobby on the table and thats where I did it. Lots of looks and people stopping to find out what the heck was going on. Funny thing, was everyone seemed to know who I was after that one.
 
2012-08-14 04:26:00 PM  
Don't forget your big trunk. Handy for sneaking lots of beer in on weekends.

/make sure 2 of you take it out
//and it looks heavy
 
2012-08-14 04:32:55 PM  
Amateurs, We installed an inflatable hot tub in ours.
 
2012-08-14 04:55:33 PM  

Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: ronaprhys: If the firearm can be properly stored, the university allows it, and the student is allowed to own one legally, why not?

This.

Only most university's don't allow guns on campus. Mine didn't. Which meant I had to rent one every time I went to the shooting range, and that sucked.


You have to keep them at the campus police station at my university when not in use.
 
2012-08-14 05:04:23 PM  

Molavian: SlagginOff: Bruxellensis: 2. high school girlfriend

Absolutely. I've been trying to tell my brother who's starting college in about 2 weeks to dump his damn girlfriend and make the most out of living in the dorms the first year. Unfortunately he thinks he's in love. Although I think he looks at me and is afraid to be a 27 year old bachelor.

I went back to college at 28, and it was pretty f*cking awesome being a 28-year-old bachelor.


I'm perfectly content being single at 27. Maybe he just needs to get dumped and have revenge sex and learn how much better meaningless boning is.
 
2012-08-14 05:18:45 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Probably because you're entirely allowed to keep a legal firearm in a dorm room if it's properly stored (since it's an area that contains minors, the piece must be kept in a safe or a locked hard case), subby.

In most areas, it's actually illegal for the landlord (the university) to forbid you to do so, general federal and state laws typically forbid it in order to keep it from becoming a second-amendment issue (which could easily end in the state's restrictions being struck down). Which leads to the odd situation where you can keep your gun in your on-campus housing (your actual dorm room) but are not allowed to walk off with it (universities being 'gun-free' zones, you're allowed to carry a cased weapon to a waiting car and no further).


Pulling something out of your ass != law

/In Kansas you cannot keep a gun in the dorms
 
2012-08-14 06:40:41 PM  

pion: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: ronaprhys: If the firearm can be properly stored, the university allows it, and the student is allowed to own one legally, why not?

This.

No. The prevalence of alcohol and the risk of theft should be more than enough to convince you guns on campus are a bad idea.


Oh, well then, if your little criminal can't handle the world of grown-ups, then he shouldn't have a gun to begin with. For that matter, he shouldn't be out on his own. I absolutely agree that the risk of someone stealing a gun is the perfect reason to punish the law-abiding. It's a great reason to just ignore the Constitution and pretend it doesn't exist.
 
2012-08-14 08:32:54 PM  
me and my roommate had a gun safe in the closet. We worked on refinishing stocks on the weekends.
nothing like drinking beer on the rail, while refinishing a stock.
1995, UAM in LA (Lower Arkansas).
/knew of a guy who shot a doe from his dorm room with a muzzleloader.
//goodtimes
 
2012-08-14 09:26:58 PM  
7)Speakers.

Dorm restrictions on noise are pretty common. If you want something you can use at 3 AM AND bring on campus, invest in good headphones instead.

/With that said, sticking the subwoofer under my bed made for a fairly decent alarm clock.
 
2012-08-14 09:31:31 PM  

meyerkev: 7)Speakers.

Dorm restrictions on noise are pretty common. If you want something you can use at 3 AM AND bring on campus, invest in good headphones instead.

/With that said, sticking the subwoofer under my bed made for a fairly decent alarm clock.


I wish my first roommate got that memo. He actually managed to blow out his computer speakers listening to Phish. I was so happy when his computer became suddenly silent.
 
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