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How to get involved in Champaign’s music scene

How to get involved in Champaign’s music scene

Christine Pallon, Buzz editor
May 25, 2016
Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

Champaign-Urbana has long been known for its vibrant music scene. Since REO Speedwagon’s formation here in 1967 (fun fact: there’s a street called REO Speedwagon Way in downtown Champaign), the town has churned out other nationally known acts like Hum, American Football, Braid and Poster Children....

Finding a home in the dorms

Finding a home in the dorms

Charlotte Carroll, Sports editor
May 25, 2016
Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

Most people give FAR/PAR, the dorms Florida Avenue Residence Hall and Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Hall, a bad rep; however, I can’t say enough good things about my freshman experience living in the dorms at Illinois. So much so, that my friends and I decided to live in the dorms a second year. To me,...

UIUC Campus Recreation offers endless opportunities for fun

UIUC Campus Recreation offers endless opportunities for fun

Michal Dwojak, Managing editor for reporting
May 25, 2016
Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

The University offers its students many different avenues to succeed academically, but with all the stress of projects and essays, Illini need a way to unwind. From swimming in the outdoor pool to enjoying a fun skate at the Illinois Ice Arena, the University’s campus recreation offers numerous wa...

Best Asian restaurants on campus

Best Asian restaurants on campus

Tiffany Zhang, Photo editor
May 25, 2016
Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

The University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign may be in the middle of cornfields, hours away from any major city, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t unique food to be found. As an Asian-American student, I tend to gravitate towards the Asian restaurants on campus. Here are some good places...

The kick scooter: A fun, convenient way to get to class

The kick scooter: A fun, convenient way to get to class

Mariah Schaefer, Assistant features editor
May 25, 2016
Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

There are many ways to get around campus and a scooter is one of the more fun ways.

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‘Getting well soon’ is possible at college

‘Getting well soon’ is possible at college

Annabeth Carlson, Managing editor for online
May 25, 2016
Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

Getting sick away from home the first time can be scary, here are a few resources students can go to for help.

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Dorm items: What to bring, what to leave at home

Jacob Singleton, Assistant design editor
May 25, 2016
Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

For most freshmen, the first year of college will be their first time living away from home. This newfound freedom will be exciting, and if properly prepared, a dorm will feel less like a dorm and more like a new home. This is not a complete list, but it’s a list of items that University Hous...

Prepare your student for the drinking culture on campus

Masaki Sugimoto, Editor-in-Chief
May 25, 2016
Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

As a parent, you are excited for your child to be taking a new step in life and going off to college. Illinois is a school that ranks near the top in countless categories like engineering, disability services and more. One of those top rankings is the number one party school, according to the Princeto...

Making friends in unlikely places

Making friends in unlikely places

Isabella Jackson, Supplements Editor
May 25, 2016
Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

On campus sometimes you make friends when you least expect it.

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Highlights of University dining

Hannah Auten, Creative director
May 25, 2016
Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

Eating at the University dining halls is definitely what you make of it. If you take advantage of these outstanding parts of University Dining, you can be certain that your taste buds will be satisfied all year long. Hashbrowns at 57 North The single best food item offered by University Dining are the hash bro...