Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Co-op reputations revisited

Earlier this week, I re-posted descriptions of the Ann Arbor Co-ops from Reddit. It has come to my attention that, while funny, some of these descriptions are 1) dated and 2) potentially offensive. In order to balance out my previous reporting I am sharing a comment from the original Reddit thread made by the user EpiceEmilie:
I live in Black Elk right now. It had kind of a reputation (huge, loud parties, inconsiderate residents, drugs, alcohol, sexual harassment) in recent years, but it's been awesome so far this year. There have been one or two big parties, but it's pretty quiet except on the weekend. There are a few grad students here, and they seem to like it just fine. I've never been to Baker house, but the people I've talked to who live there currently say that it's pretty great. It also had a bad reputation, but it's turned around. Some people say that it's too quiet, but if you want to go to a few parties you can always go at the other co-ops. I can't speak highly enough of the ICC in general and Black Elk specifically. I don't know exactly what you're looking for, but it sounds like Baker house might be a good fit. Keep in mind that, as long as you leave enough time, you can always visit the houses and make up your mind for yourself.
Anyway, I hope this paints a more honest picture of the Co-ops. Also, I hope our invite to Michigan House's semester party still stands.