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1. Plan with your roommate. Don’t be the pair that ends up with two mini fridges and two TVs. Talk about what you need to bring, whether you want to coordinate your decor and what the expectations are for how your room will be used. If you both want your room to be a place where others hang out, you’ll want pillows for sitting on the floor. If your roommate goes to bed early, you’ll want a desk lamp that you can use to keep working when the lights are off. “The best roommate relationships are grounded in communication,” said Stephanie Lynch, assistant dean for residential living at Georgetown University. “Start the conversation before you arrive on campus.”
Our Belgian endive row looked lush and healthy, promising a good fall crop for winter eating — except for one plant, whose broad, strap-like leaves had withered. I pulled, and it came up easily, with no resistance. No wonder. Where once a deep taproot had been there was now a deep, narrow cone-shaped hole in the earth. Every trace of root had been consumed.