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Things every college kitchen should have

Things every college kitchen should have

By Samantha Boyle, Managing Editor for Reporting February 15, 2021

Before college, I was never big into cooking or really knew how to cook, for that matter. While I may not be Gordon Ramsay —  yet — I have learned to enjoy my time in the kitchen and have put out...

Various succulents and other plants line the walls of the Plant Mode store in Champaign on Oct. 30. Succulents are a great way to liven your space.

Add character to your living space with succulents

By Bella Keys, Staff Writer February 15, 2021

There are many cute ways to spice up your living situation and one of those would be buying some plants! Plants are cute little creatures that can make any dull living situation cute. But, there is some...

Be a courteous roommate

Be a courteous roommate

By JJ Kim, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2021

Whether you’re planning on moving into your first residence hall as a freshman or kicking back in senior land, chances are you will be rooming with someone other than yourself. When you’re living with...

Two roommates relax in their dorm room on Feb. 15, 2020. Having solid roommates is a great boon during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Roommates have been the best part of the pandemic

By Samantha Boyle, Managing editor for reporting February 15, 2021

A lot of people can relate when I say I don’t like to be alone and  thrive off interactions with other people — a very extroverted mindset. When the pandemic first hit and we all had to go on lockdown,...

Pedestrians walk across Wabash Avenue in Chicago on May 30. Many Illinois students hail from Chicago, but living at home with your parents has positives and negatives.

Trials, tribulations of moving back home with your parents post-graduation

By Matthew Beyer, Staff Writer February 15, 2021

Like most people, I love my parents. That being said, would I trade out my roommates with my parents right now and live exactly the life I live here in Champaign? Probably not. First of all, my mother...

How to make your home greener

How to make your home greener

By Samantha Boyle, Managing Editor For Reporting February 15, 2021

College living often revolves around saving money as much as possible. And while that is important, it may also be good to keep in mind some things you can do to help the planet. Not only will some of...

Consider life without roommates

Consider life without roommates

By Shivali Shukla, Assistant Special Sections Editor February 15, 2021

Living with roommates obviously has its perks; it can be one of the most exciting things about moving to college. So when asynchronous classes have become the new normal and your roommates decide not to...

Add routine to your lifestyle

Add routine to your lifestyle

By Shivali Shukla, Assistant Special Sections Editor February 15, 2021

I’ve never been one to live on a schedule. I have always resisted the idea of living on a routine because I thought it would take away my spontaneity and freedom of choice. What I’ve found, however,...

Sophomore Natalie Bizon decorates her apartment on Oct. 2. It’s important to wisely decorate your living space.

Dos, don’ts of decorating on a budget

By Matt Troher, Staff Writer February 15, 2021

Whether you’re in a dorm, an apartment or sharing a co-op house, one thing is certain — you have to decorate. With vaccinations trickling throughout the community, it’s certain we’ll be cooped...

A common area in the Weston Exploration LLC sits quietly. There are several things to get used to when living in a dorm freshman year.

First-year dorm experiences have their struggles

By Abby Greetis, Staff Writer February 15, 2021

The beginning of your college experience is an adjustment, to say the least. For the first time, you are living out from beneath your parents’ roof, released from their rules and free to make decisions...

Prioritize the best time and place for roommate fights

Prioritize the best time and place for roommate fights

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Features Editor February 15, 2021

Almost everyone who has had a roommate can tell a dramatic story about a huge argument they had while living together. One roommate stole laundry detergent, the other never properly cleaned their dishes...

Cars roll down Green Street in Champaign on Feb. 24. Deciding between living in Champaign and Urbana requires important consideration.

Which is better suited for you: Urbana or Champaign?

By Meghan Lyons, Special Sections Editor February 15, 2021

You’ve probably heard different conceptions about both Urbana and Champaign, like how Champaign is the place to live, with the nice high-rise apartments and the fraternity parties and Bromley studs,...

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