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Apps to download before you get to campus

Apps to download before you get to campus

By Brooke Eberle, Brand Manager

July 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Navigating life on campus can be a challenge for new students. Luckily, there are many different apps you can download on your phone to make life a little bit easier. Illini Bus for CUMTD This app is essential for figuring out the bus system at the University. Illini Bus will use location ser...

Navigating the CU bus system

Navigating the CU bus system

By Rachael Bolek, Managing Editor for Online

July 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Champaign-Urbana is surprisingly big. This isn’t something I realized until I started walking everywhere. Each trip took me about 20 minutes, which doesn’t seem like much until you’re running late for class. Luckily, there are numerous buses on campus that run at all hours of the day. As a first-year...

University resources students can take advantage of

University resources students can take advantage of

By Brian Loh, Video Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, New Student Guide, Special Sections

The University provides students with many resources that help them thrive academically, financially and socially. As a freshman, I didn’t notice most resources offered and didn’t take advantage of many of them. Here are a few of the resources that I find most useful: Academically, there a...

An engineer’s take: There is so much more to college than GPA

An engineer’s take: There is so much more to college than GPA

By Bercham Kamber, Managing Editor for Visuals

July 17, 2018


Filed under Academics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Coming to this University will test you in so many aspects. You will face physical tests in the form of hourly exams and sometimes three-hour finals. You'll face mental tests in finding your social group, keeping yourself healthy and about 30 other emotional hurdles. Maintaining your own health and...

Sporting events to go to before graduating

Sporting events to go to before graduating

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Athletics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Being a student at the University is *pick a word* — but being an Illini fan is better. With 19 varsity teams, finding something to watch during any season isn’t a challenge. And there are a few iconic teams you shouldn’t pass up a chance to see while you’re a student.   Every August t...

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....

New students can look forward to Illini wins in all sports

New students can look forward to Illini wins in all sports

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Athletics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

It’s safe to say some recent graduates envy the new students walking onto campus this fall. While the envious mood may come from the desire to avoid what college students perceive as the “real world,” it also may come from the fact that incoming students will miss out on the ineptitude of the...

Using RSOs to help your future and your present

By Pari Apostolakos, Assistant Features Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Academics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Trying to find your place in the University can be, in a word, overwhelming. One of the most helpful ways to adjust to campus life and to find your crowd is through registered student organizations. What many people don’t realize is that, although RSOs can be fun to be a part of University life, the...

Don’t stress, stay fresh

Don’t stress, stay fresh

By Alex Greulich, Copy Chief

July 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, New Student Guide, Special Sections

It's exciting to go to college, with all of the new people, places, classes and clubs. However, there are so many new opportunities being thrown at you that it can be difficult to slow down, breathe and remember to take care of yourself. Taking on so much in the first few months of freshman year can...

Top tips to deal with academic stress (because, midterms)

Top tips to deal with academic stress (because, midterms)

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Academics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Being completely stress free would be a dream come true. But let’s face it, everyday we face all kinds of stress in our lives, whether that is from school, work, family or friends. Leaving your home that was familiar to you for most likely the majority of your life and coming to college is def...

How to get involved in a Big Ten school when you dislike sports

How to get involved in a Big Ten school when you dislike sports

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor in Chief

August 1, 2017


Filed under Athletics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Sports and I go together like an exam and Unofficial: not very well. Going into one of the largest sports schools in the nation, I spent a solid amount of time with a puzzled look on my face as people talked about what famous alumnus lived in my dorm (Scott Hall) or who just got recruited to play what. E...

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