OS Cribs: West Fairmount Edition
Posters, Christmas lights, tapestries, American flags, and Penn State memorabilia are practically the uniform of a Penn State dorm room, apartment, or house. However, some students choose to go beyond basic and bedeck their dwelling in things that match their quirky sense of humor and mean something to them.
Adair, Paige, Lauren, Shannon, Kamryn, Abbie, and Skylar have captured just that in their West Fairmount house. Though their residence includes classic lighting and numerous posters, the seven roommates have created a home filled with jokes and antics that could make anyone chuckle. Adair’s witty sense of humor was apparent when she forewarned me that her roommates “had someone staying with [them] the other day so she’s in some of the pictures!”
Adair’s kitchen screams “so-college” with a little bit of “Hillary for America.” The presidential hopeful is pictured below an abundance of empty liquor bottles, adjacent to a beer wall that includes more than just Natty Ice, and in front of a truly inspiring poster depicting the words “Shit Happens.” Nothing quite says U-S-A more than an American flag, a batch of empties, proof of empty brews, and a Presidential candidate rocking a cheetah print dress.
From Biggie to Steelers memorabilia and Channing Tatum back to Hillary Clinton and some more empty beer boxes, the girls’ walls are nothing short of entertaining. The green hand chair provides an inviting place for their guests to sit (though Clinton was content at their small dining table with a party size bag of Tostitos). Bare walls are practically non-existent in this house.
“To us, these posters represent self-empowerment. From the prohibition march to the ‘haha trippy’ constructed from an old ‘Happy Birthday’ banner, from the draped American flag to the stolen fraternity composite, we chose our decorations based on what matters to us,” Adair said.
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Rednor is current a junior and the president of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.
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