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Students share apartment preferences

Students share apartment preferences

Michael Semeca, Staff writer
October 10, 2016
Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

Name: Aidan Miller, junior in LAS Q: What’s the max price you are willing to pay for monthly rent in Champaign-Urbana? A: “It would depend on the location, but the maximum I think I would pay would be around my current rent, which is $650 (per month).” Q: What’s your advice to peop...

Off of the meal plan, students have to learn to cook for themselves

Off of the meal plan, students have to learn to cook for themselves

Brooks Berish, Assistant supplements editor
October 10, 2016
Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

When students finally make the decision to move out of the dorms and into their first apartment, they have to make some new adjustments. One of the biggest changes that students have to quickly get used to is cooking for themselves. When living in the residence halls, students often take for gran...

Quick and effective ways to keep an apartment or dorm clean

Quick and effective ways to keep an apartment or dorm clean

Emma Palatnik, Staff writer
October 10, 2016
Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

Keeping a clean apartment seems daunting at times, but I am here to offer you some quick and easy ways to stay on top of it. Make your bed every day. This is a task that my mom nagged me to do every single day when I was younger. I really thought she was being annoying, but she was right. A made bed...

Q&A with an RA: Life as a resident advisor

Jessica Peterson, Staff writer
October 10, 2016
Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

Niharika Roychoudhury, or Nika, is a junior in LAS.  This year, she is a resident advisor (RA) in Presby Hall, one of the Private Certified Housing buildings on campus this year. She sat down with one of the Daily Illini writers to discuss life as an RA, what made her decide to work in the residence...

Feels like home: sharing a house with college friends

Masaki Sugimoto, Editor-in-Chief
October 10, 2016
Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

If you have a large friend group that maybe doesn’t want to stay in dorms next year and thinks there are no apartments just right for them, consider getting a house together. It can be hard to get everyone to agree on a location and stick with the idea until signing a lease, but it can provide g...

Handle problems with apartments calmly

Isabella Jackson, Supplements editor
October 10, 2016
Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

College apartments put up with a lot. Property managers often deal with posters hung with push pins, students who only clean when their moms visit and at least a few spilled drinks. Unfortunately, this means that when students move in, the apartment might not be in the best shape. First, take adva...

Beginner meals for the vegetarian

Hannah Auten, Creative director
October 10, 2016
Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

I became a vegetarian at the start of my freshman year of college. Thanks to the awesome array of vegetarian options in the University Dining Halls, my dietary transition freshman year wasn’t much of a struggle. Unfortunately, learning to cook homemade meatless homemade meals in my apartment was, espe...

Adjusting to sharing a space is possible with some ground rules

Emma Palatnik, Staff writer
October 10, 2016
Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

I have two younger siblings, but growing up, we’ve never had to share a room for longer than a vacation. My longest sharing experience was at overnight camp for a maximum time of six weeks, so going to college and sharing an apartment with three other girls was a big jump. However, I found that it...

Living the apartment life on a college budget

Isabella Jackson, Supplements editor
October 10, 2016
Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

After the rent, utilities and grocery bills have been paid, students living in their first apartment may feel like they are drowning in payments without receiving a full-time paycheck. Luckily, creating a budget and limiting some costs is simple to do, it just takes some willpower and smart spending. ...

Moving to school without leaving the city

Will Gerard, Staff writer
October 10, 2016
Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

Being from Champaign, I’ve always been a bit apprehensive to disclose my status as a “townie” — which trust me, is quite hard to avoid given that when you first meet someone, where you’re from is generally one of the first questions asked. This is a real shame because, quite frankly, I’m p...

Housing options vary in price, location

Rachel Melancon, Contributing Writer
October 10, 2016
Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

With 32,579 undergraduate students and a campus of over 4,500 acres, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign has endless living possibilities, but a common question students ponder is whether it is worth it to make the move off campus. Khader Doleh, a junior in AHS, decided to make the move and is l...

Simple kindness makes a good roommate into a great one

Jacqueline Betthauser, Staff writer
October 10, 2016
Filed under Housing Guide

Whether your roommate is your best friend, someone that you met on Facebook or an entirely random roommate paired with you by University Housing, the first night of college can be a little awkward. Questions like, “Can I turn the light off now?” and disclaimers such as, “Wake me up if my sno...

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