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Hill’s Last Hurrah – or Not

<n two weeks after partiers left Hill House with a damaged window and toilet seat, the house had no problem attracting future residents at this week’s room draw. And, big surprise: Hill House won’t be hosting any Saturday night meditation groups next year.

“I feel like if you choose to live in Hill House, you know what you’re getting into,” said sophomore Ned Rohrbach, who snagged a Hill House triple. “I don’t know if I’m going to party every night, but I’ll definitely do my fair share.”    

There had been some doubt on campus about the future of Hill House parties. Senior Kira Faller, the house RA, said the party-friendly atmosphere of Hill House is made possible by the close friendship between the first floor residents, many of whom have lived there for the past two years. All are set to graduate this year.

Before the room draw, Berit Goodge, next year’s house RA, wrote in an email that she couldn’t predict the house’s atmosphere next year: “It’s completely dependent on the group of people who happen to draw in.”

Of course, partying isn’t the only appeal of living in Hill House. Goodge chose to be the RA at Hill House because of its big common space, she said.
And Faller? “At the end of the year, if you’re an RA, you fill out a preference sheet,” she explained. “I forgot to put Hill down as one that I wouldn’t accept.” In other words, she ended up living in Hill House by mistake.

But living in a house known for its wild parties hasn’t been as bad as Faller expected. “It’s actually been a good time,” she said. For one thing, she approaches it with a good attitude: “If I said something about every single rule violation, it wouldn’t be very fun for me or for them.”

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