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Avoiding the freshman 15

Avoiding the freshman 15

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

May 20, 2018


Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

Adjusting to college life can be difficult. With new classes, RSOs and social life taking up your time, it’s easy to skip the gym and indulge in greasy dining hall food and late-night pizza a few too many times. Finding a form of exercise you enjoy (and a place you enjoy doing it) can make a huge...

UI’s best kept secrets

UI’s best kept secrets

By Camille Baer, Features Editor

May 20, 2018


Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

The University’s campus has plenty to offer, from state-of-the-art research facilities to concerts at The Canopy Club and everything in between. When classes and social life become overwhelming, there are several alternatives to provide a change of pace while at school. Krannert Art Museum For any art enthusiast, the K...

Your instructors are people, too

Your instructors are people, too

By Kelly Johnson, Social Media Director

May 20, 2018


Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

Every year when people are sitting in classrooms, I feel as if some students think that their TAs or professors are some mutant aliens brought to Earth to do nothing but cause harm to their students. The way some students talk about their professors, they’re intentionally trying to ruin their lives. ...

Ways to explore majors for undecided students

Ways to explore majors for undecided students

By Pari Apostolakos, Assistant Features Editor

May 20, 2018


Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

If you’re reading this, it’s not too late. Entering into the University atmosphere can be overwhelming, especially if you are one of the (many) people who answer the question, “What are you majoring in?” with a deep breath followed by the — oftentimes dreaded — sentence, “I don’t know...

Kindness is key

Kindness is key

By Molly Zupan, Special Sections Editor

May 20, 2018


Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

A few weeks ago, I was at a restaurant with my parents, sister and her boyfriend. While we were eating, a woman walked by and dropped something on the floor. She kept walking, unaware of what she had left behind. I got up, picked up her belonging, and brought it over to her table. I tapped her on...

How to freshen up your style without leaving campus

How to freshen up your style without leaving campus

By Melissa Niemiec, Assistant Special Sections Editor

May 20, 2018


Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

Freshman year is a time when you come in to your own personal style. You get complete control over what you want to wear and where you want to wear it. But, finding clothes to celebrate your new fashion choices can be a challenge. It’s no secret that when you’re a freshman on campus with no car and an u...

Keep an open mind about living with someone new

Keep an open mind about living with someone new

By Karen Liu, News Editor

May 20, 2018


Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

We’ve all heard the stories. The horror stories of showing up to college with the dreams and hopes of starting the best time of your life, only to find out you are randomly paired with a roommate who makes your life a living hell. It was stories like these that cast a shadow over the otherwise ...

It’s OK to take time discovering your balance

It’s OK to take time discovering your balance

By Bercham Kamber, Managing Editor for Visuals

May 20, 2018


Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

I’m probably the last person who should be allowed to write about obtaining and maintaining a healthy work/life/school balance. Anybody who knows me in the newsroom can attest to this. I spend about 80 percent of my time either working at The Daily Illini’s office or socializing with its editors...

Best ways to meet people within your first two weeks

Best ways to meet people within your first two weeks

By Marissa Plescia, Assistant Features Editor

May 20, 2018


Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

Coming to a big school like the University poses its challenges. Being surrounded by so many strangers can be threatening. But those first two weeks of school are the easiest time to meet people. The best way to think about this is: everyone is in the exact same position that you are in. Everyone is su...

Best off-campus study spots

Best off-campus study spots

By Adam Zhang, Photo Editor

May 20, 2018


Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

Before you know it, your first midterm is going to come around and you will find yourself walking up and down aisles at the library trying to find an open table. If you are like me and can’t focus on studying in overcrowded environments, try some off-campus spots that are geared to boost your produc...

Safe and effective campus travel options

Safe and effective campus travel options

By Katie Powers, Assistant buzz Editor

May 20, 2018


Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

The University's campus is large and learning to navigate it can be intimidating. Many new students wonder how they’ll find their way around to class, run errands or go to work without having a car available to them. Fortunately, there are many safe and efficient ways to get around even for students...

How to get involved in Champaign’s music scene

How to get involved in Champaign’s music scene

By 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....

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