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Take this important advice: Join, join, join

Take this important advice: Join, join, join

By Kelly Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

August 20, 2019

When you first get to campus you will probably be feeling overwhelmed, alone and excited. Let me first address those fears and let you know these feelings aren’t isolated to international students. Even as an Illinois resident coming with a lot of kids from my high school, I was still experiencing...

You should travel while studying abroad

You should travel while studying abroad

By Sidney Madden, Longform Editor and Assistant Features Editor

August 20, 2019

Once upon a time, I had a brief stint as an RA in a dorm with predominantly international students. From my residents, I learned about other countries and cultures. I learned about different customs and cuisines. But above all else, I learned the value of traveling. After breaks and long weekends, residents wo...

Make the most out of living on campus

Make the most out of living on campus

By Shana Olivero, Video Editor

August 20, 2019

Living away from home may take some time to adjust, but it is an experience you should make the most of while you can! College campuses are catered to students in so many ways, and there are tons of opportunities for you to make the most of your experience on campus while you are a student. Venture ou...

Travel if you can’t study abroad

Travel if you can’t study abroad

By Therese Pokorney, Features editor

August 20, 2019

It seems every spring semester, and sometimes fall, I say goodbye to more and more friends as they embark on a journey to a new country to study abroad and embrace the culture, food and life as an exchange student. Each year I live vicariously through their Instagram posts and Snapchat stories in foreign...

You won’t expect these things, but they’ll happen

You won’t expect these things, but they’ll happen

By Kelly Johnson

August 20, 2019

Before you come to college, I’m sure you’re writing lists on lists of things you’ll need to know. I’m sure coming from another country means this happens even more so. Here’s a list of things you might not be thinking about but will definitely impact you once you get here.  How cold it is in Illinois Everyone will tell ...

Feel at home on your university campus

Feel at home on your university campus

By Julie Kang, Assistant News Editor

August 20, 2019

Being an international student at a public university can be daunting. The new culture, surroundings and people can make it difficult for you to adjust (initially). I lived in Illinois for about the first 12 years of my life and then moved to Seoul, South Korea, and graduated from a small international...

Adjust to U.S. life as an international student

Adjust to U.S. life as an international student

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

August 20, 2019

As a former international student, I understand the myriad of obstacles one may face on their way to making a smooth transition into a foreign country. Adjusting to a new way of life requires equal parts self-motivation and teamwork. When it comes to what you can do yourself, there are only a few...

Get a better look at Illinois’ international population

Get a better look at Illinois’ international population

By Tyler Panlilio, Managing Editor for Online

August 20, 2019

I am not an international student. But I know many students have doubts about if they made the right choice with the school they picked. In this case, if you’re reading this, you probably chose the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Here are some fun facts: We are surrounded by corn. We...

These four college cliches are totally true

These four college cliches are totally true

By Pari Apostolakos, Managing Editor for Reporting

August 20, 2019

When undergoing a big life change (such as moving out of the country for college), it is very possible that well-intentioned friends, family and even distant acquaintances will offer  unsoliscited, repetitive advice wracked with cliches. This can certainly become irritating, especially after the third or f...

There’s more to Greek life than you think

There’s more to Greek life than you think

By Kayla Brown, Assistant buzz editor

August 20, 2019

Even as a domestic student who has grown up watching and hearing stories about Greek life, it was still one of the most overwhelming parts of coming to the University of Illinois. With nearly 90 organizations to choose from and over 7,000 students already involved, I had no idea how to differentiate...

Get your spirit on as a new Illinois fan

Get your spirit on as a new Illinois fan

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

August 20, 2019

During the fall semester, it can be a bit daunting trying to keep track of everything  going on in Champaign-Urbana. From tailgates to senior nights, there are plenty of things to do to show school spirit and support Illini Athletics; here are a few can’t-miss events that will make anyone feel at home....

Make your dorm room feel like a home

Make your dorm room feel like a home

By YooJin Son, Assistant News Editor

August 20, 2019

Moving away from home is never easy. Far from friends and family, facing a new environment in a new country can be overwhelming. But home should still feel like home, no matter the location. Here’s how to make your new living space in the U.S. feel a little more like home. Bring something special fr...

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