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To the class of 2020: We’re all in this together

To the class of 2020: We're all in this together
May 7, 2020

About fifteen years ago, I heard my grandfather tell my parents, "Yesterday is history, and tomorrow is a mystery." It stuck in my mind; not because I thought it was wise or even because I knew what it...

Future alumni must continue to bleed orange, blue

Graduating students wait to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas during commencement in 2018 at Memorial Stadium.
May 7, 2020

With graduation fast approaching, the next class of graduates will soon be alumni. Once college ends, friends are often separated by job offers or graduate schools in different locations. Despite this,...

Cherish your last semester as an Illini

Two college students make the most of quarantine by tossing a basketball back and forth through open windows on April 18, 2020 in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.
May 7, 2020

Within the past month, so many things have happened. We’ve all been forced to evolve and come up with new ways to continue our education while trying our best to stay safe. Although online instruction...

Graduates leave campus behind: Oh, the places you’ll miss!

Aerial of The University of Illinois' Main Quadrangle.
May 7, 2020

With midterms over and exams quickly approaching, many seniors are being hit with the realization that the school year is almost over. A wide and unique establishment, The University of Illinois is...

Been there, done that: Complete your Illini bucket list

Jarod Fox, a senior in LAS, plays on the clavier in celebration of Spooky Chimes for Halloween in Altgeld Hall, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019.
May 7, 2020

By the time senior year rolls around, you might find yourself bored of frequenting the same restaurants, the same bars, seeing the same scenery on your walk to class and seeing a familiar face no matter...

Struggling seniors: do not be afraid to ask for help

A graphic of the Local Crisis Line with phone number attached. Counselors are available at all times if you need help.
May 7, 2020

The last semester of your college experience is a special time to cherish your final moments left on campus and to spend time with those friends whom you may not see after college. When your final semester...

Remain festive despite quarantine blues

A college senior poses for a photo outside of her home on May 2, 2020.
May 7, 2020

It’s senior year, and graduation is canceled. Diplomas are being mailed out, and your final goodbyes are left up to your imagination. This is a waking nightmare for many, especially since many of their...

Ceremony or no ceremony: Class of 2020 did that

A college graduate throws a hand in the air to celebrate their most recent accomplishment.
May 7, 2020

Somewhere, in a different realm, there is a buzzing campus in central Illinois. It’s graduation day for the class of 2020 at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. The weather is beautiful:...

Backpack through Europe from the comfort of your home

Graduate student Xuehui (Alice) Chao works the virtual reality system for ANTH 399, currently in development, in Davenport Hall on Sep. 19, 2018.
May 7, 2020

A lot of you are probably finalizing plans for backpacking trips through Europe or other exotic countries after graduation. In anticipation of these exciting experiences, I thought as someone with extensive...

Manage your transition from college to workforce

Manage your transition from college to workforce
April 29, 2019

After four or five years, the time has finally come to move out on your own and start your life as an adult. But the transition from college to real adult life is not that easy. In an effort to help you...

DI’s De-classified Graduation Survival Guide

DI’s De-classified Graduation Survival Guide
April 29, 2019

Finally after what seems like forever, you’re about to walk across the finish line — stage. You’ve got the gown you’re renting out for an arm and a leg and the relatives you’ve never heard of...

Seniors should cherish last days on campus

As graduation approaches, make sure to enjoy your last weeks as an Illini.
April 29, 2019

The sun has started to shine on the Main Quad, there is now a warm breeze that brushes through your hair and the days of heavy winter coats are no more. Finally, we are entering the time of year when motivation...

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