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Residents hide messy lifestyles from families


By Jennifer Amsler
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Friday, October 22, 2004
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Students who live on campus are scrambling to clean their rooms and some residence halls have scheduled events to welcome families to campus this weekend.

Taryn Polich, a communications freshman, said she is not taking any chances and is going to clean her dorm room until it is spotless.

"I'm a big neat freak but I know my mom is worse, so I have to be extremely careful," Polich said. "I'm also cleaning all my linens because I know my mom will check."

Kelly McDermid, a media arts freshman, said he expects his neighbors will clean up their act when parents are around on Family Weekend.

"We'll try to keep it clean and tone down the language," McDermid said.

McDermid said he said he and friends in the hall have what they call a "trophy case" in one of their rooms, which consists of many large bottles of alcohol.

McDermid said guys on his floor chip in money to always keep the "trophy case" fully stocked.

"It's nothing but booze," he said.

McDermid said his parents are easygoing and he won't have to hide the "trophy case" when they visit.

"I'll show my dad, he'll laugh," he said.

Kelsey Wood, an undeclared freshman, said she is cleaning her room before her parents arrive from California but said they won't care if her room is clean because they're pretty relaxed.

"I won't have to get rid of anything sketchy," she said.

Wood said her parents will take her out to dinner and they will go shopping for groceries and clothes.

"I can't wait to get outside of this square block. Eating good food is what I am looking forward to the most," Wood said.

Some residence halls are welcoming parents by scheduling events of their own, in addition to planned campus-wide activities like the football game Saturday.

Coronado Residence Hall, the largest hall on campus, is having a coffee and doughnut breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Babcock Inn is having a tailgate party prior to the UA football game.

Cochise Residence Hall, which just recently opened its doors to female residents after years of being an all-male hall, will hold an information session for parents Saturday morning at 10 with coffee and snacks.

"This will be a chance for parents to ask questions since their student has moved in," said Doug Copeland, Cochise hall director.



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