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Dorm life can bring friendships and infestations

Dorm life can bring friendships and infestations

By Harrison Lindholm, Staff writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Spring Housing Guide

Living in a college dorm is an experience unlike any other. There is much to learn about the world around you, as well as about yourself. As someone who has spent almost two years living in the dorms, not only have I heard the many horror stories of nasty roommates and unclean bathrooms, but I have e...

Weigh the pros and cons of random roommates

Weigh the pros and cons of random roommates

By Nora Halleran, Supplements writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Spring Housing Guide

Choosing a roommate is a daunting task. Living with another person can be challenging and awkward, so picking the person you live with is an important decision. You can choose to live with a friend from high school, mutual friend or someone you meet on Facebook. The most interesting, but risky, choice i...

Finding housing if you’re planning on going abroad

Finding housing if you’re planning on going abroad

By Isabella Jackson, Staff writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Spring Housing Guide

The University has an amazing study abroad program. With hundreds of programs spanning all across the globe, there are many options for students of every major. However, for those studying abroad, figuring out housing for the semester of the year that will be spent on campus can be difficult. Because stud...

What to do when touring an apartment

By Charlotte Carroll, Sports editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Spring Housing Guide

So you’ve decided to live in an apartment. While that sounds simple enough, it can be tricky. It can be tough when thinking about leases and roommates, but often the hardest part is the tour itself and deciding what you want in a place. It’s really important to have a few conversations with your fut...

Make these 5 microwave meals in a mug

Make these 5 microwave meals in a mug

By Madeline Galassi, Supplements editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Spring Housing Guide

Dining halls and Greek housing chefs are great, until you’re starving and a meal you hate is being served. Mug recipes have rapidly grown in popularity in recent years, and there are tons of healthy, quick and simple recipes that you can make in under five minutes. These recipes are perfect for anyone...

Challenges, considerations of bringing a pet to school

Challenges, considerations of bringing a pet to school

By Masaki Sugimoto, Editor-in-chief

February 27, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Spring Housing Guide

For those who grew up with pets, being away from them can be rough. Playing with a pet after coming home from school is one of the many joys that can make you homesick in college. Some people end up bringing their pets to school to try to make Champaign-Urbana feel more and more like home. Here are a fe...

Simple touches to make your dorm room feel like home

Simple touches to make your dorm room feel like home

By Madeline Galassi, Supplements editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Spring Housing Guide

The transition from home to a dorm room can undoubtedly be challenging, and the monotonous, dull dorm rooms don’t help. From plain brick walls to old furniture, a little effort is needed to make a dorm feel like home. With a little determination, your new home can feel just as comfortable as your...

Construction projects bring more housing for fall 2017

Construction projects bring more housing for fall 2017

By Jillian Kaehler, Supplements writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Spring Housing Guide

All over campus, there seems to be a new apartment being built on every block. Here is a rundown of some of these new projects to give an in-depth look at how these apartments stack up against each other. 212 E. Green St. Just a block down from The Suites at Third is 212 East Green, located on the corner of Third and Green ...

Four tips to becoming the ideal roommate

Four tips to becoming the ideal roommate

By Matt Silich, Opinions Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Spring Housing Guide

Once all the logistical concerns about housing —  where to live, who to room with, when to sign the lease — have subsided, students are faced with an unenviable dilemma: We now have to actually survive these random people we found wandering the streets of Urbana for at least a year. In the spirit of solving t...

Don’t discount living far off campus

By Brian Bauer, Assistant Photo Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Spring Housing Guide

Living far off campus can seem like an unattractive option to most undergraduate students. Those that do go through a number of challenges that other college students may not face, but they can reap many enviable benefits. There are many valid reasons for preferring to to live off-campus. A big one f...

How to transition from dorms to Greek housing

How to transition from dorms to Greek housing

By Jessica Potempa, Supplements writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Spring Housing Guide

As a rite of passage, all college students must spend their first year living the dorm lifestyle. After freshman year, those who join Greek life will transition from having one roommate to dozens. It can be a huge transition to go from living in a dorm to a sorority or fraternity house. To put it si...

Battle of the on-campus apartments: Green Street edition

Battle of the on-campus apartments: Green Street edition

By Kyra Kirsh, Supplements writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Spring Housing Guide

When it comes time to choose between the many on-campus apartment options that lie on Green Street, we all become desperate for some truth amongst all of the rumors. The two Green Street apartments that most people find themselves stuck between are Green Street Towers and 309 Green. The differences and...

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