Since the housing app is up on Feb. 1, I'm trying to figure out whether I'd be more suited at Birnkrant or Fluor. I'm a female planning on living in a double. I'm not sure if it's worth it to sacrifice suite bathrooms and air conditioning for more sociability. So it would be awesome if a current student could answer some questions:
Because each Fluor suite has its own bathroom, do they tend to get dirtier from less frequent maintenance? or are communal bathrooms worse? (i.e. would you put your bare feet down on the floors?)
Are there any major floors at those buildings (like the Cinematic Arts/Business floors found at Parkside), and do the people in the major floors tend to be exclusive, or do they invite other students who live in other buildings to participate in their projects?
How are the gyms and food near each building?
Does one building have more social events than the other?
Is it easy to drop by New/North (or any other building) to make friends and party?
Are the communities at Fluor really isolated by suite/floor or does the whole building get to know each other?
I know there's a preference for scholarship kids at Birnkrant; is there one at Fluor, and does that mean that there are few non-scholarship kids?
How hot and/or humid does it get normally (and for how long) without air conditioning?
Out of all your friendships, what percent would you say you made by living in the same building?