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How to make a college scrapbook

How to make a college scrapbook

Melissa Wagner, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections

Hoarders rejoice — scrapbooks are fun to make and serve as a great way to remember college years long past graduation. Whether it’s five pages long or the size of a dictionary, scrapbooks are superb at preserving memories for their makers, their future children and even their future grandchildren. A ...

How to dress for graduation

How to dress for graduation

Harrison Lindholm, Special Sections Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Graduation Guide

Style trends come and go with the wind. Remember Heelys? How about bleached highlights? These dark times in fashion were not recognized for what they were during their time. Only in retrospect can we see the folly of some of the most bizarre trends. Imagine seeing a student walk up on stage this year ...

Being a supportive younger sibling to a graduating senior

Being a supportive younger sibling to a graduating senior

Charlotte Collins, Video Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections

When I decided to attend the University, I knew my college adjustment would be a little bit easier than most because my older brother had just completed his first semester in Champaign-Urbana. Now I’m a junior and as my brother is graduating and about to move out west for a Ph.D. program, I reali...

Students should stay connected after graduation

Students should stay connected after graduation

Brooks Berish, Assistant supplements editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections

Graduation is upon us, and those who are leaving this great school of ours will be taking something of incalculable value with them. The connections we make in college, some would argue, are more valuable than the diploma we get when we graduate. That is why sustaining those networks and keeping frie...

Graduation is a time to stop and reflect on self-growth

Graduation is a time to stop and reflect on self-growth

Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections

As the end of the school year approaches, I can’t help but wonder how it flew by so quickly. Where did all the time go? It seems like only yesterday I was unpacking everything in my dorm room and saying goodbye to my parents. With the year drawing to a close, I stop and reflect back on my experience here. As a...

Top seven places to take graduation pictures

Nora Halleran, Special Sections Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections

For graduation you’ll want to have to best photos of yourself in your cap and gown. You are finally celebrating four long years of earning your degree, and your parents will surely want to take plenty of photos to commemorate the occasion. You’ll want a variety of different backgrounds in prime locations...

How to spend your summer after graduation

How to spend your summer after graduation

Harrison Lindholm, Special Sections Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Graduation Guide

Graduating college is quite an achievement as many people do not have the ability or the opportunity to attend a university. Graduating college, especially the University, is something to be proud of, and it should be properly celebrated. If you have not picked up a job, or if you get to have a smal...

How to transition from college to the workplace

How to transition from college to the workplace

Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections

The transition from college to a full-time job can be difficult. After sleeping in for late classes and even skipping a few with little to no consequences, beginning a full-time job requires some adjustments. Wake up earlier For your new job, you’re probably going to start work around 8 a.m. or 9 a...

Senior farewell from a future public affairs officer

Senior farewell from a future public affairs officer

Natasha Mosquera, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections

After four years, I still remember the excitement that filled my heart when I received my letter of acceptance to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I, among many other applicants, felt blessed with the opportunity to attend such a prestigious and renowned University. Still skeptical ab...

Ten graduation cap design ideas

Ten graduation cap design ideas

Emma Palatnik, Assistant Features Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections

A quick search of “graduation caps” on Pinterest brings thousands of different design ideas. Decorating graduation caps is a tradition that many graduating seniors partake in every year. Picking the best design can be difficult, so here are a few ideas to make your cap stand out. The Illinois c...