Social Media

Nick Rush

  • Friday Night Primetime: The Battle of Garver vs. Schwalm

    by Nick Rush | May 02, 2017
    <div> <p>After living in Schwalm my freshman year, I thought I would be in here either until I graduate or I decided to live off campus. All my friends are in Schwalm so it&rsquo;s easy to hang out with everyone. When it comes to doing homework or just hanging out during down time, we&rsquo;re all here. We&rsquo;re still right by everything because campus is small, yet it still feels far from everything. However, my roommate and I have been considering moving to Garver because all our friends won&rsquo;t be in Schwalm next year. If I counted right, roughly 12 of our 15 friends in Schwalm won&rsquo;t be living here next year; most will be in Garver with a couple going to East. We have about less than a week to decide what we want to do, so we made a list comparing the two res halls that I wanted to share with you guys in case anyone else is struggling with this decision! </p> <p><strong>Garver<br /> </strong>Pro- closer to all the buildings, except one<br /> Pro- air conditioning<br /> Pro- where many of our friends are/will be<br /> Pro- more private shower areas<br /> Pro- more and comfier furniture in lobby<br /> Pro- allowed to have your personal microwave and mini-fridge<br /> Pro- normally a bit cleaner than Schwalm (Schwalm is clean, but I guess Garver is cleaner?)<br /> Pro- has won many of the Homecoming competitions in the past couple of years<br /> Pro- has a ping pong table and an air hockey table<br /> Pro- donuts for finals<br /> Pro- a bit higher population<br /> Con- cannot move the furniture<br /> Con- more fire alarms have gone off</p> </div> <p><strong>Schwalm<br /> </strong>Pro- cheaper<br /> Pro- able to rearrange room and stack furniture, including being able to bunk and loft your bed with what is already provided in your room<br /> Pro- no doors separating the girls/guys side so it&rsquo;s easier to make friends of both genders<br /> Pro- very social<br /> Pro- allowed to have a mini-fridge<br /> Pro- Snow Bowl (when there is snow, there is a two-hand-touch football tournament in Rhiney Bowl)<br /> Pro- has a lobby, basement, rec room, and spare room to hang out in compared to Garver&rsquo;s lobby<br /> Pro- the parking lot is closer/the U has more driving space<br /> Pro- hardly no complaints about playing music with the door open (being smart about loudness and time is implied)<br /> Con- No air conditioning<br /> Con- farther from everything</p> <p>Here&rsquo;s a quick sum-up: Schwalm is cheaper, is typically considered more social, but it&rsquo;s farther away and doesn&rsquo;t have air conditioning. Garver has air conditioning and is closer to everything, but is more expensive and there isn&rsquo;t as much freedom with arranging the room. These are the deciding factors, but the list just goes a bit more in depth!</p> <img src="/images/default-source/social-media-and-official-blogs/nickrush7177d1922d02625b9ff6ff0000763cab.jpg?sfvrsn=a375b362_0" data-displaymode="Original" alt="NickRush" title="NickRush" /><br /> <em>Nick Rush &rsquo;20 is studying Sports Management and plans on minoring in another business area. He plays baseball for MU, and he plans on working in the sports industry after graduation.</em>