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(How else was I supposed to answer that, question-asker?!)
But, the folks currently in the office live in these houses and can tell you they’re the best because:
Alana ‘15: “I live in Woolley, and I like that there’s a community but the people in the house have enough transparency to be a part of the larger campus community. Our theme this term is ‘Where the Wild Woolley Things are” and who wouldn’t love that? I used to live in Booth, and miss the coffee hour challenges and tight-knit community.”
Jason ‘13: “I reside in Franklin, and it’s clean, quiet, and low pressure.”
David ‘13: “I live in Sawtell, and there just is a lot of love. It’s really comfortable and supportive”.
Jessieh ‘13: “I loved living in the townhouse because of its intentional community and lengthy weekly house meetings.”
As a Bingham-ite, I’ll just say that we have a porch and that is why we are the best.
- Julia ‘15
Well like Leigh, Bingham is a colonial on second street right near the end of the world. Bingham is a courtesy house with set quiet hours. Every term the whole house will come together and decide when those will be. Overall, it’s a pretty beautiful house because it has a big porch in the back.
But….. I wouldn’t recommend it considering Evan is the house chair.
p.s. most of the colonials including Bingham don’t have overhead lighting. So if you are placed in Bingham or another colonial I would suggest purchasing a lamp or two.
o hei thar
Bingham-specific, something you should definitely bring is a floor lamp and a desk lamp. Talk to your roommate; see if they already have one, because you probably don’t need two. Bingham doesn’t have overhead lighting and most other colonial houses don’t either. Floor lamps are always handy to have around anyway.
Being the best there ever was is also an important trait to have, so, yeah, be conscientious that you’re always doing that. Otherwise, you’ll get a better idea once you get here!
Looking forward to meeting you in a few weeks! Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Last night, many houses had Christmas-themed coffee hours to celebrate the season and our last coffee hour of the term. Bingham’s was particularly magical: after hearing the coffee hour minutes and eating banana bread, berry cobbler, and cheese and crackers provided by our housemates Rebecca and Atticus, we exchanged and opened presents from our secret Santas. It was so touching to see what everyone had gotten for each other and how well we’ve all come to know each other this term. With a holiday record playing and all my friends around me, I felt that I truly have two homes: one with my family in Massachusetts, and one here with my family at Bennington. As nauseating as that sounds, it’s true. Thanks again to my secret Santa Kaytie for the incredibly appropriate gift!
You’re the best. After my mom.
My housemate Ousseynou after I fixed the fire in our Bingham common room fireplace.