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The urban legend surrounding shaky dorm room furniture and its future at Northwestern

Graphic by Olivia Abeyta

Content warning: This article contains discussions of suicide that may be difficult for some readers. If you are in crisis, please contact National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255.

In Fall quarter of 2021, when School of Communication second-year Abby Mac Kenzie arrived at her dorm before her roommate, she encountered a moral dilemma.

There were two kinds of chairs in her East Fairchild (CRC) room. On her side: a two-position chair with bent legs that rocks the chair backward at the slightest touch. It had scratchy, black fabric and a metal frame which curved into armrests. On

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