Boarding gets better: Apps, appliances give college hostels a makeover

Hostel years can be bittersweet — it’s when your best campus memories are made, but it can also be fraught with hassles. Not every hostel is equipped to mimic the convenience of home. The first few days are marked with running around to buy essentials like a bucket, pillows and blankets. Mid-semester, you’re often scrambling to get an important document printed. If it’s the day before the presentation, you’re probably spending it hustling to get your suit ironed. But students and administrations are now collaborating to manage resources and offer…

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