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#1 of 12 Old 10-23-2009, 10:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I get to campus at about 6am and its COLD. The cafeteria is unlocked for early bus riders but you can't buy anything (they don't "open" until 8am when the rest of campus does) except from the vending machines BUT, I realized the other day there's a microwave we can use! So that means I can heat up water to make tea/cocoa but I need suggestions for a dirt cheap durable and light weight coffee cup. It needs to be able to withstand getting tossed around in my back pack, not add weight and be microwave safe I'm thinking something I can look for at a thrift shop maybe?

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Old syle corelle tea cup?

Can you get a locker at school? And keep some stuff in there?
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Old syle corelle tea cup?

Can you get a locker at school? And keep some stuff in there?
I've never heard of lockers at a college, would be nice if they had them though! Would seriously cut down on the amount of stuff I gotta carry! (hoping to find a rolling backpack big enough to carry everything thats not a suitcase)

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i rented a locker when i went to college, it was $50 a semester.
most schools have them, they are usually hidden in the art department.
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I think a lot of colleges/universities have done away with lockers due to security concerns.

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I've seen stainless mugs at the thrift stores and that is what I use for my travel mug. Of course you'd have to have something else available to heat the water in so not sure if that would help you.

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I've seen stainless mugs at the thrift stores and that is what I use for my travel mug. Of course you'd have to have something else available to heat the water in so not sure if that would help you.
Got one of them but you can't put it in the microwave and space is at a premium in my backpack

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Those jars with handles might work. It's glass, but not easily breakable, and maybe you could transport it in a ziploc or something just in case. Those are also handy because you can put a jar lid on it if you need to.

I think the only non breakable option is plastic.

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Seconding old style Corelle mugs - I see them at the thrift store all the time for under a dollar, and I think they also sell them new in a few patterns (although they've switched to stoneware mugs for most patterns).
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What about just getting a thermos? Filling it up at home before you leave and then won't need to microwave it at all, but will still be warm when you get to school?
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What about just getting a thermos? Filling it up at home before you leave and then won't need to microwave it at all, but will still be warm when you get to school?
That was my first thought actually but I tend to drink hot stuff all day long and I have about an hr and a half before I can get into a warmer room in the morning then another 2 hours between classes so I'd need a larger one like my dad used to use and I don't have the room and I don't want to carry the weight. (still trying to find a large rolling back pack for less then $25 with no luck)

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I would go with one of the older plastic go-cups. You can usually find them at thrift stores. A friend of mine has a thermos that holds about 4 cups of coffee and is surprisingly small and lightweight. Something like that would be great, if you had room for it.
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