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Seniors return to University for round two

Seniors return to University for round two

By Zack Fishman, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections

The University will say goodbye to its seniors this May, but some are coming back next fall. Each year, about 10 percent of the graduating class returns to the Champaign-Urbana area to attend graduate school, comprising one-third of all grad-bound seniors. These long-term Illini make up 1 in 6 graduat...

Major improvements, mistakes and changes

Major improvements, mistakes and changes

By Yoav Margalit, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections

Choosing your major is a statement of identity. It means standing tall and telling the world, “This is who I am, this is what I’m good at and this is what I’m going to do.” Going to college and being asked to make that choice is daunting. It is left to the students to make the best choice they c...

Small steps lead to big decisions

Small steps lead to big decisions

By Arden Youn, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections

We don’t often realize that the little decisions we make are actually big ones until we look back and reflect on the time passed. Graduating seniors at the University reflect on how a decision, whether it seemed large or small at the time, affected their college careers. The most obvious decision would be declaring...

Advice from early graduates

Advice from early graduates

By Julie Kang, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections

With the semester coming to an end, the class of 2018 is mentally preparing for the big day: graduation. However, not all students graduating this spring are students who have been here for four years. There are students among them who have finished their required credits in less than the usual eight s...

Q & A with LAS adviser Barbara Hall

Q & A with LAS adviser Barbara Hall

By Yifan Gu, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections, Uncategorized

The Daily Illini: What should students consider earlier in their college careers?  Barbara Hall: It’s different student to student. You need to think about why you choose what you choose, (in) terms of a major, a minor, activities. Consider the expectations for the experience as a whole instead of...

Senioritis: a survival guide

Senioritis: a survival guide

By Yoav Margalit, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections

Senioritis. A malady that strikes without regard for the health of the individual. Symptoms include laziness, intensified procrastination and forgetfulness. It has been known to cause epidemics across campus every winter and spring, and we are experiencing its most virulent season: the weeks before final...

The price tag of graduation

The price tag of graduation

By Melissa Niemiec, Assistant Editor Special Sections

April 30, 2018


Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections

After spending thousands of dollars on tuition, rent, textbooks and various fees, come graduation time a student can breathe a sigh of relief knowing they don’t have to pay the University another cent, right? Not quite yet. Along with graduation comes a variety of expenses. Proper clothes must be boug...

Use it before you lose it: senior advice to younger students

Use it before you lose it: senior advice to younger students

By Bisher Martini, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections

With the school year coming to an end, seniors are reflecting on the years passed. They have provided insightful, relatable advice for younger students. Some find that their daily routine was uneventful, consisting of going to class, studying, eating and sleeping. Looking back, they lament on the...

A bittersweet farewell

A bittersweet farewell

By Julie Kang, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections

A little less than a year ago, I graduated from high school. It hasn’t been that long since I was stressing over standardized tests and college applications as a senior, excited to be a freshman again, this time in college. I vividly remember walking across the stage to receive my diploma and feeli...

How to make a college scrapbook

How to make a college scrapbook

By Melissa Wagner, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections

Hoarders rejoice — scrapbooks are fun to make and serve as a great way to remember college years long past graduation. Whether it’s five pages long or the size of a dictionary, scrapbooks are superb at preserving memories for their makers, their future children and even their future grandchildren. A ...

How to dress for graduation

How to dress for graduation

By Harrison Lindholm, Special Sections Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Graduation Guide

Style trends come and go with the wind. Remember Heelys? How about bleached highlights? These dark times in fashion were not recognized for what they were during their time. Only in retrospect can we see the folly of some of the most bizarre trends. Imagine seeing a student walk up on stage this year ...

Being a supportive younger sibling to a graduating senior

Being a supportive younger sibling to a graduating senior

By Charlotte Collins, Video Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections

When I decided to attend the University, I knew my college adjustment would be a little bit easier than most because my older brother had just completed his first semester in Champaign-Urbana. Now I’m a junior and as my brother is graduating and about to move out west for a Ph.D. program, I reali...

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