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Exercise in comfort of your own space

Exercise in comfort of your own space

By Ava Traverso, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

One of the best ways to deal with stress during the busy midterm season is with a good workout. The problem with exercising during this time of the school year is it may seem almost impossible to make time to get to the gym. But the days of having to lug your stuff to the ARC or CRCE in our current w...

Follow these tips to best optimize your dorm space

Follow these tips to best optimize your dorm space

By Sonal Singh, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

If you’re a freshman living in the dorms because you have to or a junior living in them because it’s just easier, one major problem I think comes up rather often is space. Somehow, regardless of how little or how much stuff you have, there is just never enough space. Below are some suggestions you can implement...

Hunt for your perfect home

Hunt for your perfect home

By Molly Zupan, Special Sections Editor

February 18, 2019

Next semester will have many changes. I will be transitioning from undergraduate to graduate classes, apartment living to home living and from Champaign to Urbana. I have had my fair share of expensive rent prices, listening to people’s footsteps above me and not being able to have a pet. And I’m ...

Make your house feel like a real home with these pointers

Make your house feel like a real home with these pointers

By Natalie Stanowski, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

Moving into a new place is a simultaneously stressful yet exciting time. With a new location and new neighbors, it can take a while before you feel used to your new place. That being said, here are a few ways to make sure your place feels a little less alien and a little more like home. Rearrange you...

Live how you want on a college student’s budget

Live how you want on a college student’s budget

By Natalie Stanowski, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

Whether you’ve just moved out of the dorms and are getting a taste of apartment life, or if you’ve been renting one for semesters now, it’s not easy to keep track of your budget when you’re living independently. Here are a few ways you can better manage your expenses now that you’ve got a place ...

Find out what houseplant fits your needs best

Find out what houseplant fits your needs best

By Serina Taluja, Assistant Special Sections Editor

February 18, 2019

What’s leafy, green and cute all over? If you guessed houseplants, you are right. With winter in full swing and the sky a constant gloomy gray, it’s important to remind ourselves that even on the coldest days, there are ways to maintain a bright, happy living space and high spirits. Indoor plants and ho...

Fraternity puts Marie Kondo methods to test

Fraternity puts Marie Kondo methods to test

By Zack Fishman, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

A new Netflix series, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” has been sweeping the nation (and my social media feed), with the host helping others magically clean their living spaces. I was initially confused by the oversized celebration over decluttering, but I soon remembered the mess that is my tiny bedro...

Laundry does not have to be a quandary

Laundry does not have to be a quandary

By Yoav Margalit, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

Laundry is as complex as you make it. People are more than willing to champion the subtlety of the written word, to exult in the mastery of a violin concerto and to revel in the perfection of Olympian technique. But these same people will scoff in disdain for the humble art of laundry. Laundry, ever the ...

Housing: an invaluable, underappreciated resource

Housing: an invaluable, underappreciated resource

By Molly Zupan, Special Sections Editor

February 18, 2019

In my high school psychology class, my teacher showed us Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. The levels of need and their components all made sense to me. First, people need physiological satisfaction with food, water, warmth and rest. Second, people need safety and security. Third, people need to feel a se...

Receive existential self-help from the comfort of your home

Receive existential self-help from the comfort of your home

By Yoav Margalit, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

In the pursuit of a college life, we often find ourselves confronted with deep questions: Who am I? Why am I doing what I’m doing? Questions like these haunt us, and it’s easy to understand why. They are, after all, difficult to answer. Most of the time, there’s a simple solution; we can just ig...

Recycling has rules worth effort, consideration

Recycling has rules worth effort, consideration

By Aristides Theodoropoulos, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019

Welcome to Recycling 101, where most of your recycling inquiries will be answered. We will begin by discussing some incentives of recycling. Of course, most people these days are well aware recycling’s main purpose is to reuse. This simple claim does not provide much insight into the many benefits c...

Co-ed habitation creates a cohesive community

Co-ed habitation creates a cohesive community

By Serina Taluja, Assistant Special Sections Editor

February 18, 2019

BY Serina Taluja Assistant Special Sections Editor I’ve done a lot of experimenting with living situations during my time as a student. From dorm living with a stranger to all-girls living to living with my best friend, there have been a lot of ups and downs with each new circumstance. This year, I...

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