We asked these first-year students what they have in their dorm rooms

First-year students everywhere are moving into their dorm rooms, meeting their new roommates, and pretending they have a cool relationship with their parents by ordering them to set down the mini-fridge in that specific corner. We take a brief moment from a few of these newcomers’ days to ask them how they have prepared for their first exciting year at university. NATHANIEL: Well, I can’t live without my copies of Heart of Darkness, Crime and Punishment, and Cat’s Cradle. I don’t expect everyone to really, like, get it. But they’re just so classic, you know? Really exploring the darkness within all men. I mean, also women. I’m all about including females in my analyses of novels. They do some interesting stuff if you dig deep enough. If you haven’t guessed, I also really like to write. ANGELIKA: I brought a lot of posters from my favourite Broadway and off-Broadway productions. You might have heard of Hamilton? Well, I actually saw it in its original venue, so I got hooked before everyone else. I also have all the Hamilton songs memorized, and I gotta say; my rapping isn’t bad! I sing everywhere I go. Singing in the shower, at the cafeteria, in my room. It’s just a quirky thing I do (laughs). I brought a keyboard, too, so there are going to be some great jams in here. Everyone’ll have a good time....

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