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An Inside Look With Alana Folsom, Oregon State University ’16

Image: Greg Keene What is it like living in Corvallis? How far does your stipend go there living wise? Living in Corvallis isn’t bad, but my frame of reference for college towns is pretty piss poor because I went to undergrad in rural Maine. That said, it’s pretty affordable to live in town (cheap housing can be found, farmer’s markets can be shopped at, $2 beers can be acquired, etc.) and I like the community feel of knowing that if you go to one of the four or so popular coffee places, you’re bound to run into someone from the program who you can chat with for an inordinate amount of time instead of actually working (the point of coffee shops?). I will say, though, that if you want to leave Corvallis—we’re 90 min from Portland and 3-4 hours from Seattle, traffic depending—then the stipend quickly becomes Just Not Enough. I’m lucky in that I squirreled money away from my job and I’ve been eating through that savings so I can be a happy human and …