e have made it almost halfway through our spring semester, but with snow still covering the ground, it is hard to believe it is ofﬁcially March. It could be worse. In a few short weeks we will be enjoying spring break and celebrating March Madness. Before that though, we must prepare ourselves for midterms and our apartments or homes for the week that we will be spending on a beach somewhere. Use our home safety checklist to make sure that your apartment is safe while you’re away and our midterm Spotify playlist to stay focused while memorizing your deﬁnitions and ﬁnishing your papers.With spring break on the horizon, you may ﬁnd yourself cutting back on expenses in order to save for your trip but this is no reason to neglect your apartment. To keep your apartment looking spectacular during this time, check out the few stores that we picked out that offer cheap décor deals. We have also found a few DIY projects that can turn your shabby college apartment into a creative and stylish space.After a little apartment revamping, read our tips on how to throw the perfect basketball watch party. Tickets for Allen Fieldhouse can be pricey, but having people over for food and drinks while you watch the game is a fun and cheap alternative. Check out our easy-to-make recipes to impress your guests, as well.Finding the ideal roommates can make any apartment atmosphere more enticing. Read advice from fellow University students who spoke out about their experiences living with friends of the opposite gender. If living with other students doesn't sound appealing to you, we have also located six pet-friendly apartments in Lawrence.I hope you ﬁnd some helpful tips in this Apartment Guide, whether you are buckling down for midterms, celebrating March Madness or thinking ahead about future roommates.
4 — Basketball watch party tips6 — March Madness recipes7 — Home décor shopping9 — Maps around town11 — Co-ed roommate pros and cons12 — Tips to study at home15 — Decorating style quiz
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By Dani Brady
MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014PAGE 3THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN