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Avoid stress on Move-In Day

Avoid stress on Move-In Day

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

August 22, 2018


Filed under Move-In Guide, Special Sections

Move-In Day can be a stressful time for freshmen, as well as the parents helping them move in. Though many students have probably been waiting for Move-In Day all summer, when the time comes, moving half of your belongings from your parents’ home to a small cinder block dorm room can be a stressful...

Don’t go into the semester trying to change yourself

By Brooke Eberle, Brand Manager

August 22, 2018


Filed under Move-In Guide, Special Sections

The first week after winter break, everyone returns with New Year's resolutions of how to improve themselves coming into the next semester. People tell themselves they'll go to the gym more, eat healthier, save money, learn a new skill, etc. Unfortunately, a lot of people have this mentally coming...

How to make your room feel cozy on a budget

By Cindy Om, Design Editor

August 22, 2018


Filed under Move-In Guide, Special Sections

Your room is going to be your home away from home for the next year, so it is time to start making it comfortable. I have lived in residence halls for three years and would like to say I’m an expert. Here are my tips on making your dorm feel cozy on a budget: Move furniture around When I moved into my dor...

How to lose your roommate in 10 days

By Marissa Plescia, Assistant Features Editor

August 22, 2018


Filed under Move-In Guide, Special Sections

Living with a roommate is brand new territory for a lot of people. It’s not like sharing a room with a sibling back home. You’re living with someone who may be a complete stranger and for some, it works out great. But for others, not so much. Here is a day-by-day list of what not to do as a roommate...

Don’t forget to thank your parents

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor

August 22, 2018


Filed under Move-In Guide, Special Sections

In a small dorm room with a lot of other students moving in at the same time as you, the whole process of getting settled in can become overwhelming. During this time, it is important to remember to stay grounded and to remember who got you here in the first place. If this is your first time moving out and aw...

Make an on-the-go food journal

By Molly Zupan, Special Sections Editor

August 22, 2018


Filed under Move-In Guide, Special Sections

Over the past two years as a college student, I have consumed a disgusting amount of junk food. This year, I have decided to make a change. McDonalds, chocolate-covered pretzels and noodles were the bulk of my diet during freshman and sophomore years, but I think I've finally found a way to actually...

Making friends as a transfer student

Making friends as a transfer student

By Bercham Kamber, Design editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Move-In Guide

Every fall, incoming freshmen are bombarded with activities geared toward easing the transition to college, but another group of new students can sometimes feel a little out of the loop. Transfer students come from both junior colleges and other four-year universities to begin their studies at the University...

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

By Isabella Jackson, Supplements editor

August 12, 2016


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...

Overcoming the first challenges of studying at the University

Overcoming the first challenges of studying at the University

By Thomas Polcyn, Assistant sports editor

August 12, 2016


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,...

Keeping to tradition: Five restaurants to have your first date

By Abby Paeth, Assistant features editor

August 12, 2016


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...

How to succeed in online classes

By Jason Chun, Assistant news editor

August 12, 2016


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

By Courtney Boyer, Assistant opinons editor

August 12, 2016


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...

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