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Do’s and don’ts of the first week at the University

Isabella Jackson, Supplements editor
August 12
Filed under Move-In Guide, Special Sections

The first week of school can be an exciting but nerve-wracking time for freshmen. By being open to new experiences, students can find a community of friends on campus and be ready to take on the rest of the year. Do's Keep your door open This is one of the most basic tips that every freshman is tol...

Keeping to tradition: Five restaurants to have your first date

Abby Paeth, Assistant features editor
August 12
Filed under Move-In Guide, Special Sections

A burrito bowl with steak, black beans and added guacamole for an extra fee hardly says romance, even if you’re a college student on a budget. It seems today that many millennials are more focused on the importance of their Instagram following rather than simple traditions such where to go on a firs...

Overcoming the first challenges of studying at the University

Overcoming the first challenges of studying at the University

Thomas Polcyn, Assistant sports editor
August 12
Filed under Move-In Guide, Special Sections

New students will all face some difficult challenges during their first few weeks on campus, but some are much more common than others. Last year during my freshman year, I observed many issues from figuring out directions to finding out where to get food. Here are some of the more common issues I saw,...

How to succeed in online classes

Jason Chun, Assistant news editor
August 12
Filed under Move-In Guide, Special Sections

The typical classroom in college is vastly different from what most people experienced in high school. In your first year on campus, you will most likely have at least one class in a giant lecture hall with 500 classmates or more. Although not every class you take will be this big, the larger class siz...

Champaign-Urbana attractions expand past campus borders

Courtney Boyer, Assistant opinons editor
August 12
Filed under Move-In Guide, Special Sections, Uncategorized

Life at University of Illinois is never boring. With endless possibilities for fun, food and adventure, it’s no wonder why students fall in love with campus and miss it when they’re home for break. However, exploring off campus spots is another way to gain new experiences. Champaign-Urbana and t...

Social media accounts to stay updated on campus

Molly Leahy, Web manager
August 12
Filed under Move-In Guide, Special Sections, Uncategorized

Let’s be honest: we spend more time on our phones in class, walking to class and laying in our beds than doing anything productive. Social media is everything, so whether you’re an incoming freshman or lazy senior, here are the best accounts to follow to stay up to date on the happenings here at...

Finding a home in all the campus community offers

Finding a home in all the campus community offers

Joseph Longo, Assistant news editor
August 12
Filed under Move-In Guide, Special Sections, Uncategorized

As a dual-city University with nearly 50,000 students, finding the right community is essential to on-campus success. However, this natural coming together of various social groups leads to a cross-town rivalry of sorts. The University of Champaign vs. The University of Urbana. With the Krannert Cen...

Compare laptops before making a major purchase

Masaki Sugimoto, Editor-in-Chief
August 12
Filed under Move-In Guide, Special Sections

Laptops are nearly essential to college students. While there are computers available to all University students to use, a laptop is far more convenient. Buying a laptop can be complicated because of the high price and varying specifications. Students should not take purchasing a computer lightly and sho...

Feeding yourself in college: grocery stores and cheap eats

Feeding yourself in college: grocery stores and cheap eats

Tiffany Zhang, Photo editor
August 12
Filed under Move-In Guide, Special Sections

Moving out of the dorms and into an apartment is just one of the many steps you’ll take on your way into the real world. That being said, there’s no more dorm meal plan and now you have to fend for yourself food-wise. If you’re struggling to find ways to feed yourself, don't worry. Here are pl...

Must-have apps for University students

Aaron Navaro
August 12
Filed under Move-In Guide, Special Sections

Our phones can do some pretty amazing things. You can take stunning photos, hunt for Pokemon, send ugly selfies to friends; the possibilities are endless. You can also use your phone to make your life a whole lot easier, and that only becomes more apparent on a college campus. Download these apps to re...

A freshman’s guide to Welcome Weekend

A freshman’s guide to Welcome Weekend

Annabeth Carlson, Managing editor for online
August 12
Filed under Move-In Guide, Special Sections

This is embarrassing to admit, but when I first moved to college freshman year and said goodbye to my parents, I was afraid to leave my dorm. Because I’m from a small town in southern Illinois and only knew two other people from my high school attending the University, I was nervous about making ne...

Keeping your dorm room organized

Keeping your dorm room organized

Mariah Schaefer, Assistant features editor
August 12
Filed under Move-In Guide, Special Sections

When my twin sister and I moved into our dorm room during our freshman year, we felt the need to immediately organize it. We wasted absolutely no time, and our room looked great by the time classes started, so we did not have to worry about that aspect of dorm life anymore. Our dorm stayed pretty much ...

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