The Daily Illini

The phone works both ways

By Pari Apostolakos, Managing Editor for Reporting

May 24, 2019

After the boxes are put away, the clothes are hung in the closet, and the bed is made, your student is officially moved in and ready to begin their first year of collegiate life at the University. It is an exciting time: adjusting to new classes, learning which bus routes to take to class and meeting ne...

Perfect your study habits

By Jamie Linton, Brand Manager

May 24, 2019

The one thing most college students can agree about regarding high school is college is different in that professors are more lenient.  The one thing to note, however, is studying for exams is way more time-consuming, intensive and confusing than the tests we were given in high school.  On the bright...

A bike is a necessity

By Mark Capapas, Photo Editor

May 24, 2019

The University of Illinois campus is a massive one to navigate. Most people prefer to walk it because it is the easiest form of transportation; however, the University also provides other options like the intuitive Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District system, Veorides and soon-to-be-introduced Veo...

Find on campus bites on a college student budget

By Tyler Panlilio, Managing Editor for Online

May 24, 2019

Finding the best local restaurants here on campus is a skill I’ve mastered in the last three years. We’re not talking about big chains here, so no Potbelly or Chipotle. We’re talking hole-in-the-wall restaurants and somewhat-hidden gems, generally places that pack a lot of flavor and offer good ...

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

May 24, 2019

Whether it’s for getting help on an assignment, asking where a classroom is or seeking help to get through a difficult time from the Counseling Center, it’s important to know what resources you have and to know it is normal to need some assistance while going through major life changes. Personal...

Save money in college with these tricks

By Rachel King, Assistant Copy Chief

May 24, 2019

You’re a college student, so there’s a high chance you’re either broke or close to it. Your parents aren’t funding all your endeavors anymore, and especially not your nights out. All hope is not lost, though; you’ve made it this far off of your barely subsisting budget, so you’re obviously...

Get your money’s worth in college

By Hannah Preston, Copy chief

May 24, 2019

It’s no secret college is a big investment. Going to class at 9 a.m. on a Friday may seem like an easy feat when the semester first begins, but eventually it becomes all too easy to hit snooze a few too many times after a long night. New students need to keep in mind the main motivator behind coming...

Be humble to avoid being a ‘know-it-all’

By Jilllian Little, Assistant Buzz Editor

May 24, 2019

If you’ve ever been alive on planet Earth, chances are you’ve encountered those people who think they know everything. They raise their hands in class every second available to make themselves sound like intellectuals, like they only want the best for themselves and like they don’t care about the e...

What my mom wishes she knew before I came to college

By Pari Apostolakos, Managing Editor for Reporting

May 24, 2019

Going to college is nerve-wracking for tons of reasons and not only for students. My parents were just as nervous – if not more – than I was when first coming to the University in the fall of 2017. But, lucky for you, they’ve learned a thing or two since then, and I’m going to share a few of t...

Send your student gifts to let them know you’re there

Send your student gifts to let them know you're there

By Lucas Oswald, Opinions Editor

May 24, 2019

Everyone knows college can be draining, mentally and physically. There’s no better pick-me-up, however, than a package from home. It’s always nice to know people at home are thinking about us and rooting for our success. Receiving anything at all is wonderful, but the following seven items will reall...

Make late-night cravings a healthier choice

By Therese Pokorney, Features Editor

May 24, 2019

Being in college allows students to have their first taste of freedom away from parents and (almost) living like an adult. Living on your own also means making decisions about what you should and shouldn’t eat, and sometimes late-night cravings can get the best of you. However, when you really want s...

RSOs provide valuable experiential learning

By Sidney Madden, Longform Editor and Assistant Features Editor

May 24, 2019

I am a self-proclaimed compulsive over-joiner. I say I’m “interested” in more Facebook events than I could ever go to. If I see a bulletin board, I have to stop to take pictures of flyers that will inevitably get lost in the cloud. You can imagine my overstimulation at Quad Day, where I join dozen...

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