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The residents hold group prayer two times a week, invite another house over for dinner every Friday and host community-wide events twice a month.

My Old House: 57 Woodland Ave.

12:00 AM  Jun 3rd, 2013
by Meredith Hirt '13, photos by Mickey Shuey '14

Six girls live in this Marianist community house, with three porches, two refrigerators and one strong sense of community.

Read about the residents who lived there in 2002-03 by clicking here.

“This is where we hang out,” said one housemate. “It’s full when we host desserts.”The housemates have dinner here every Friday and often eat breakfast at the table together, too. “It’s always taken over with my homework,” one resident admitted.The roommates have designated places for their food in the refrigerator and full-size freezer. There’s also space for community food. At the end of the year, they shared everything that was left. “We’re cooking five boxes of pasta.”The small downstairs bedroom is the prayer room and is also available for visitors, with a half bath attached.“There are so many mirrors,” said one housemate about the upstairs bathroom. “You can see the back of your head, which is pretty convenient.”One resident does homework in this double bedroom. “She’s the most studious of us all,” her roommate said.The residents met a lot of their neighbors by allowing them to use their washer and dryer. They have a sticky note system to keep track of whose clothes are tumbling around.“The walk-in closet is what I’m the most jealous about,” one housemate said about this double bedroom.The upstairs porch is what the residents call the “pride and joy of the house.” When it was hot in the beginning of the school year they used to sleep outside.One resident of this double bedroom does homework here, the other never sits at her desk.“When we moved in it was mass panic mode,” said one housemate. “Our first goal was to make it cute. The walls were decorated before clothes were in drawers.”The residents spend the most time on their front porch; the back porch is reserved for crafts, like carving pumpkins and creating glitter vases.

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