Many articles about aspects of life at the Trailwood Estates can be found in the Black and Magenta newspaper. One article titled “’Trailer Wives’ Make Happy Homes Despite Hardships” talks about the struggles the trailer wives faced. The article was published in the Black and Magenta on Tuesday, November 5th, 1946. The wives had to transform the “small ‘blocky’ trailers into roomy, comfortable living quarters.” Along with trying to make the trailers homely, the trailer wives and their husbands faced financial trouble. The checks that they received from the government failed to arrive promptly. This created a stress on the families to meet ends with the high cost of goods. The article also talks about the living conditions. The Trailer camp number 2 lacked “telephone facilities and adequate amounts of hot water for washing clothes.” Articles like this one showed the differences between those living in the Trailwood Estates and those living in the dormitories. Other students that lived on-campus would not have to worry about these issues with living in dormitories. This illustrates the sense of responsibility that they had compared to a typical college student, especially since many veterans had their spouses and children living with them.