The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

McKinley Health Center, the solution to your campus health issues

McKinley Health Center, the solution to your campus health issues

Hannah Auten, Creative Director
July 20, 2016
Filed under New Student Guide, Special Sections

The first time getting sick without your parents by your side is terrifying and miserable. There’s no one to bring you more tissues, or hand you a warm wash rag when you need it. Falling ill away from home is a sort of rite of passage. Every new student has to endure it, and when you do, odds are yo...

Late-night dining options around campus

Late-night dining options around campus

Isabella Jackson, Supplements Editor
July 20, 2016
Filed under New Student Guide, Special Sections

On a college campus, students benefit from the fact that the dinner hour does not end in the evening; rather, many campus restuarants stay open until midnight or later. When hunger pains strike, there are a variety of foods available.  Antonio’s Pizza Antonio’s Pizza serves thin-crust pizza by the sl...

Athletes to watch outside of football and men’s basketball

Athletes to watch outside of football and men’s basketball

Masaki Sugimoto, Editor-in-Chief
July 20, 2016
Filed under New Student Guide, Special Sections

There is a lot of hype this year for both football and men’s basketball. Football has former Bears coach Lovie Smith at the helm, and basketball has forward Malcolm Hill,who is shaping up to be one of the better seniors in the Big Ten. Here are some superstar athletes that you may not know of when coming ...

How to make big lectures more impactful

How to make big lectures more impactful

Jason Chun, Assistant News Editor
July 20, 2016
Filed under New Student Guide, Special Sections

Many aspects of college take some time to get used to. For many, it’s the first time away from home with a roommate. New students, especially freshmen, have to learn to budget their time now that their schedule is left entirely up to them. One of the biggest adjustments that most students need to mak...

Creating the best class schedule

Tiffany Zhang, Photo Editor
July 20, 2016
Filed under New Student Guide, Special Sections

Building your schedule for the first time as a freshman can be intimidating. No one is there to hold your hand and advice from counselors rarely help, but getting your perfect schedule together isn’t as tough as it seems. Here are some handy tricks to help you out: Explore the Course Explorer if you...

Study resources on campus

Study resources on campus

Courtney Boyer, Assistant Opinions editor
July 20, 2016
Filed under New Student Guide, Special Sections

Arriving on a large campus like Illinois as a new student can be scary and overwhelming. Some people will try and make a large school sound like a bad thing, and say that there is no way that each student will get individual help with school work, studying, mental health and support. They will say tha...

The key to college success is advising appointments

Vivienne Henning, Assistant news editor
July 20, 2016
Filed under New Student Guide, Special Sections

Freshman year can be a daunting experience. While you’re busy bustling around from classes to extracurriculars to going out and meeting new people, it’s comforting to know your academic advisors will always have your back. Their job is to make sure you do well in your academics, get the most out of y...

To rush or not to rush

To rush or not to rush

Molly Leahy, Web Manager
July 20, 2016
Filed under New Student Guide, Special Sections

It’s not advertised on your acceptance letter, but freshman year of college can be a scary time. Behind all of the fun opportunities and friends, you’ll also find yourself making some major decisions. Besides deciding on classes and activities to join, you also might face a common but important de...

Getting the most out of your run with the scenic route

Getting the most out of your run with the scenic route

Lily Katz, Assistant Photo Editor
July 20, 2016
Filed under New Student Guide, Special Sections

Early morning in late August – the sun lethargically stretched from the silhouetted horizon and passive-aggressively nudged me to break out those running shoes and explore campus. Speaking candidly, sweat tends to run faster than I do, but I took advantage of a leisurely pace by expending more time an...

Hidden gems on campus

Hidden gems on campus

Annabeth Carlson, Managing Editor for Online
July 20, 2016
Filed under New Student Guide, Special Sections

During the school year, it can be so easy to get into the routine of going from your dorm to class and back. However, there are so many hidden gems on campus that some students will never know existed after four years at the University. Trust me, as an incoming senior, I am already in a panic, worried t...

Tailgating tricks to ensure a great day

Isabella Jackson, Supplements editor
July 20, 2016
Filed under New Student Guide, Special Sections

With the creation of Grange Grove in 2015, tailgating before Illini football games has reached a new level. Previously known as Lot 36, Grange Grove is the area directly to the West of Memorial Stadium before crossing First Street and is sought after because of the prime location, atmosphere and beaut...

The many ways to experience Illini football game days

Tommy Polcyn, Assistant sports editor
July 20, 2016
Filed under New Student Guide, Special Sections, Uncategorized

Thanks to its long history of strong athletics, the University of Illinois has garnered a sizable following by fans from all over the country. You can catch most of the games on TV or at least follow the scores online, but these are some of the more fun ways to watch them on campus. Go to the game Be...

Next Page »