Dear Bwog, Move In Edition

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Behold your dorm room. It’s—It’s—It’s—nice?? Don’t be too disappointed. You’ll stain it too and make it your own. (Fun fact: JJ11 has a tainted legacy. One past resident drunkenly shat on the floor.) Anywho, college may be your first time living on your own, so you probably have some questions. We’re here to help. In times of trouble, Bwog will be your proverbial Jewish Granny, feeding you sage wisdom and literally telling you where to find free food.

Dear Bwog,

How should I configure my John Jay room to maximize space and look pretty?

Befuddled in the Bedroom

Dear Befuddled,

Your new JJ pad presents two options. First, you could position your bed against the window. This will open up your room, making it seem less like a narrow cell. However, you will lose about a foot of space. John Jay rooms have these awkward protruding corners that prevent your bed from lying flush against the back wall. But, this newly created gap between the window and your bed is not completely useless: it accommodates a narrow nightstand.

Another option is to arrange your bed against the right or left wall. Don’t put your bed under wall with shelves. “But I won’t hit my head,” you say. “And it’s partially hidden behind the closet diminishing the visual weight of the bed itself”…or maybe you don’t say that. The point is if you’re lucky enough to have someone else in your bed, he/ she will hit his/her head. So for the good of your one-night stand, don’t put your bed against the wall with shelves.

Go configure your crib!


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  1. Anonymous

    I am a fan of the bed on the long wall option. When you put the bed flush against the window a lot of dead space is created behind the door. The room is narrow, embrace it.

    Also, there is a always a room in JJ along the 42? line that is a double with wood floors. That is your new impromptu party space. Go at it guys.

  2. Ex-JJ6er

    Watch out for the male bathrooms on John Jay 6, last year we had to mysterious masked shitter who left the worst messes ever, and some times, he would lock the bathroom door from the outside. I doubt they ever got the brown stains off those toilets

  3. Anonymous

    Someone shit on a room floor one very drunken night last year on JJ10.

  4. Jj11

    JJ11 pride--crap on the floor, piss down the stairwell and all. (don't worry freshman, it's not that bad... Most weekends.)

  5. Dear Bwog,

    I'm pretty sure those shelves can be removed with ease. Just a thought.

  6. Anonymous  

    JJ11 has some serious shoes to fill.

    Word on the street is that the floor is STACKED this year. watch out.

  7. JJ12

    Probably still reeks of weed and MMD.

  8. Freshie  

    Yes you probably all hate us, but I think my room is awesome, so far best room/dorm i could have asked for. Carman, sixth floor.

  9. EX-JJ6  

    the phantom shitter was pretty lol.
    and JJ11 was a great floor indeed last year. one night we knocked over a hookah and burned holes through the carpet...

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