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Stay healthy to avoid ‘freshman 15’

By Samantha Roberson, Social Media Director

May 24, 2019

Everyone’s college experience is different. Some students gain 20 pounds while other lose it. So why is the “freshman 15” still a popular myth we’re constantly warned about at graduation parties? It is easy to gain weight in college. Many late nights are spent studying, a lot of times with g...

Study in best places on campus

By Natalie Stanowski, Assistant Special Sections Editor

May 24, 2019

You’ve just moved in to your dorm room and set up your desk just the way you like it. You’ve got brand-new school supplies, a stack of crisp unopened paper and a roommate who has been on the phone for the last half-hour. Studying in you dorm room is one of the least productive places to work. With...

Find places to satisfy your caffeine addiction

May 24, 2019

Like most college students, my day doesn’t start until I have my first sip of morning coffee. Regardless of how my day is going, a cup of coffee never fails to make things better. Giving me productivity and positivity, coffee in any form has become an essential component of my college experience. If...

Don’t be afraid of making big changes

Don't be afraid of making big changes

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Assistant Features Editor

May 24, 2019

When I came to campus as a freshman, I was confident I would major in biochemistry. I would learn to live with my randomly assigned roommate at ISR, and the group of friends I made those first few weeks would be my friends for the next four years. A part of the way through first semester, though, I realized how...

Take some time to escape campus

By Katie Powers, buzz editor

May 24, 2019

The offerings of the University of Illinois campus are endless. There are so many clubs to join, unique classes to explore, new friends to make and special events to attend. But sometimes, campus life can also feel overwhelming. The days move by quickly, and while campus offers so many opportunitie...

Make new friends in college easily

By Ava Traverso, Special sections Editor

May 24, 2019

One of the most stressful parts of coming into college as a freshman is the process of making new friends. This is probably one of the first times in your life you’ve had a completely fresh start, and it’s completely rational to be nervous. Unless you ended up going to the same school as your high...

Staying in touch with home friends

By Kelly Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2019

Even if you’ve literally been best friends since you were in diapers, when you get to college you will really need to work at keeping in touch with your home friends to make those friendships last. Don’t panic. College doesn’t have to signify the end of your home friendships. I won’t lie to...

Remind your student to take care of themselves

By Kelly Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2019

As you leave your student here on campus, there will be millions of things you’ll want to tell them before you leave. You’ll think of a list of things to remind them about so when you leave their clothes still get washed and they get good grades, eat healthy and still make some friends. You don’t...

Places to study that aren’t the library

The Life + Career Design Lab is located in Room 2040 in Lincoln Hall at 702 S. Wright St. in Urbana.

By Rachael Bolek, Managing Editor for Online

May 20, 2018

If you’re like me, you also can’t get anything done when you study at home. No matter how much I try, if I work on something for a class while at my desk or on my bed, I either fall asleep or inevitably put my homework down and turn on Netflix. Luckily, I have recognized my inability to be productive...

Destressing from your hectic campus lifestyle

Destressing from your hectic campus lifestyle

By Abby Paeth, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2018

Let's be honest here: college is a very stressful time. For most students, you have never experienced a time as stressful as college and it can be very overwhelming. Dealing with stress is very important in college because it can get out of hand really fast. To help yourself stay sane, you should be...

Beautiful outdoor spots on campus

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications is hosting a free screening of “Seeing the Beginning of Time” at the Savoy 16 theater Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. Following the film, a group of panelists will be leading a discussion.

By Andrea Flores, Longform Editor

May 20, 2018

It sounds incredibly cheesy, but the beauty on this campus never ceases to amaze me, even after three years here. When the weather is nice, I love to spend my days studying and hanging out with friends, soaking up as much sun as possible. I wasn’t always like that though. During my freshman year, ...

You will find your people

The new 2013 Alpha Chi Omega pledge class meets their sorority sisters after receiving their bid cards on bid day on the Quad.

By Toni Pantone, Assistant Design Editor

May 20, 2018

Coming to a new school is scary, especially one with 40,000+ students. If you’re from a small town or a place with not a lot of diversity, it can be very intense at first — it sure was for me. One way to make it less overwhelming is to find a group of friends to stick with. It may take some time to ...

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