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How to maintain friendships from home while at college

How to maintain friendships from home while at college

By Andrea Flores, Longform Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Community, New Student Guide, Special Sections

In just a few weeks, you’ll be packing up your bags to start your life in Champaign. Before my freshman year began three years ago, I was so eager to get to school that I started packing about a month before move-in day. But, as excited as I was to start college, something major was missing from...

Where to get your art fix filled

Where to get your art fix filled

By Cindy Om, Design Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Community, New Student Guide, Special Sections

The entertainment and music scene in Champaign-Urbana is pretty great. Being surrounded by cornfields, you would not expect many artists or performers to come here. That is not true. I have seen big headliners and small artists. To name a few I have seen Lil Wayne, Post Malone, The 1975 and Louis the ...

You’re not alone

By Molly Zupan, Special Sections Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Community, New Student Guide, Special Sections

In my eyes, freshman year was filled with turmoil. Various events of what felt like devastation and heartbreak filled my head and took my focus away from starting my college career off on the right foot. At times, I felt very lost, overwhelmed and frustrated with myself. Since then, I've learned so...

Don’t worry about transferring your friends over

Don’t worry about transferring your friends over

By Gillian Dunlop, Managing Editor For Reporting

July 17, 2018


Filed under Community, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Let’s be real, there are a ton of articles and advice geared toward incoming college freshmen — even in this paper. They tend to highlight the transitions from high school to college, and they often say something along the lines of, "you’re all in the same boat." But what about when you are...

You don’t have to do it all

You don’t have to do it all

By Jamie Linton, Assistant Opinions Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Community, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Every high school student knows the careful balance of managing rigorous academics, an active social life, sports and clubs. The good news is, most of us are no longer spreading ourselves thin merely to impress university admissions counselors, but rather to enhance our career and hobby interests....

Places to eat when cramming for an exam

Places to eat when cramming for an exam

By Aaron Navarro, On-Air Editor

August 1, 2017


Filed under Community, New Student Guide, Special Sections

One of the biggest changes you may experience from jumping from high school to college is just how much time you will spend studying and doing homework. There is no more procrastinating until the last second for that exam you have the next morning. Your professor will probably let you know weeks in advance ...

Best spots to hang out around campus

Best spots to hang out around campus

By Emma Palatnik, Assistant features editor

August 1, 2017


Filed under Community, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Throughout freshman year, my roommate and I discovered some of the best places to hang out. We found ourselves spending way too much time in our room and needed a reason to leave other than classes. My roommate found the first spot on one of her daily walks: the garden at the Japan House. We went the...

Break into CU’s vibrant music scene

Break into CU’s vibrant music scene

By Jessica Bursztynsky, News editor

August 1, 2017


Filed under Community, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Living in a Big Ten college town has plenty of perks, and one of the nicest things about Chambana is the music scene. Since the University hosts over 40,000 students, it’s no wonder that many big name acts will travel to Campustown for performances. And since said 40,000 students will like a variety of...

Log miles on campus running routes

Log miles on campus running routes

By Samantha Jones Toal, Brand manager external

August 1, 2017


Filed under Community, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Upon initial visitation to the University, campus might not present itself as a runner’s paradise. But, good news, it really can be the perfect place to run. Plentiful sidewalks and crosswalks make it easy to jog around without having to worry too much about cars, and a centralized campus means i...

No car needed to run errands in Champaign-Urbana

No car needed to run errands in Champaign-Urbana

By Hannah Auten, Creative Director

August 1, 2017


Filed under Community, New Student Guide, Special Sections

One of the biggest realizations I had when I came to college was that my stomach wouldn't be full and my ailments would not go away unless I did something about it myself. My mini fridge had to be stocked and restocked by me. My upset stomach had to be remedied (and re-remedied) by me. When there are no par...

A message to new students from President Timothy Killeen

A message to new students from President Timothy Killeen

August 1, 2017


Filed under Academics, Athletics, Campus, Community, New Student Guide

I am pleased to welcome you to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign! You have chosen an exceptional institution to take you on your educational journey, and I am delighted to join so many others in wishing you all the best as you pursue your goals and dreams. You are on your way to becom...

Explore the underrated treasures of downtown Champaign

Explore the underrated treasures of downtown Champaign

By Jessica Berbey, Assistant daytime editor

July 7, 2017


Filed under Community, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Living on campus can sometimes be overwhelming, especially when midterms are around the corner and it feels like you don’t have any room left to breathe. These places in downtown Champaign can serve as good stress relievers if you’re having one of those days, or they can just be fun places t...