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Cultivate a healthy roommate relationship

A dorm room located in Taft-Van Doren is shown. While having a roommate may sound fun at first, there will be challenges to overcome.

By Jamie Linton, Brand Manager

August 23, 2019

Every incoming freshman’s biggest fear is having a not-so-agreeable roommate, but have you ever considered  you may be the roommate no one wants to have?  Hopefully you’re not. But, to be sure, follow these tips to maintain a healthy relationship with your roommate. Establish some basic (and not...

Become one with your schedule : Navigating campus

Students walking along the Main Quad on Sept. 25, 2017.

By Tyler Panlilio, Managing Editor for Online

August 23, 2019

Let’s face it: The University is a pretty big campus. With 651 total buildings covering 9.9 square miles of land, getting lost as a new student comes off as nothing out of the ordinary.  Remember what G.I. Joe once said? Knowing is half the battle. Well, there are few worse feelings than the feeling ...

Keeping track of your keys is harder than you’d think

Keeping track of your keys is harder than you’d think

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

August 23, 2019

If you are prone to losing things, forgetting where you put things or even just walking into a room and forgetting why you did in the first place, this column is for you.  First and foremost, I want to disclose I myself have lost my keys to my dorm more times than I can count, and I have continued to ...

Download apps to make your campus transition easy

Download apps to make your campus transition easy

By Kayla Brown, Assistant buzz editor

August 23, 2019

Navigating college can seem difficult, but thankfully there are so many resources right at our fingertips. Whether you need to eat, study or get somewhere quick, there’s probably an app for that. Here are a couple apps you should probably download on move-in day to make adjusting to campus a bit easi...

Keep your health in mind with dining choices

Students enter the Ikenberry Dining Center on May 1.

By Ava Traverso, Special Sections editor

August 23, 2019

The experience of starting a new life at college can conjure a million emotions: excitement, fear, sadness, joy and multitudes of emotion I have not listed. One of the largest things of moving away from home can be the newfound responsibility of living on your own (in a sense). One of the biggest t...

Learn roommate etiquette: Treat your roommate well

A dorm room located in Carr Hall of Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls.

By Lucas Oswald, Opinions Editor

August 23, 2019

One of the greatest causes of anxiety for the incoming freshman is the dreaded roommate. Either the biggest blessing or the biggest curse of a student’s college premier, the person with whom you’ll share your ten-foot-by-ten-foot box certainly merits some consideration. Will they borrow your favorite shoes before ...

Get to know what your residence hall has to offer

Students sit in the lounge on the main floor of the Weston Residence Hall. While each residence hall is unique, all of them contain amenities that offer places to work and to relax, from free-to-use pool tables to quiet libraries to well-equipped workout centers.

By Jose Zepeda, Assistant Daytime Editor

August 23, 2019

Many of you may want to get an apartment as soon as you can, but there is no need to rush. Living in the dorm is an experience in-and-of itself, so enjoy residence hall life while it lasts. As a freshman, it is a given you’ll live in a residence hall for the duration of your first school year. To m...

Welcome week habits determine your semester

A RSO performs on a stage in front of the Illini Union during Quad Day on Aug. 26. Welcome week is full of events and the excitement of a new semester with lots to bring, but it is important to remember to consider setting productive habits early on in the semester.

By Shana Olivero, Video Editor

August 23, 2019

Moving onto a college campus for the first time is an incredible experience filled with many emotions. Incoming students are excited, nervous, scared or anxious. Luckily, the University fills the first few weeks of school with numerous events to make students feel right at home and make plenty of fri...

College is an opportunity to embrace change

Students work in the main lounge at Allen Hall. While many new students may be looking forward to the many changes going away to college promises, it is important to remember this is time to embrace all the change you can to prepare yourself for the life ahead of you.

By Sidney Madden, Assistant features  Editor

August 23, 2019

Twenty days before moving in freshman year, I had a meltdown. It was a proper meltdown that resulted in puffy eyes and a runny nose. (It was also coincidentally my dad’s birthday, and I sobbed writing him a sentimental note that now commemorates said meltdown with its smudged ink and dried tears.) ...

Expect these things on your first move-in day

An I-Guide helps a student moving into a dorm in the Ikenberry Commons move their things from a car to a cart on Aug. 22, 2013. I-Guides are there to help you move your possessions into your room to make the process as smooth as possible.

By Julie Kang, Assistant News Editor

August 23, 2019

Not everyone’s move-in experience will be the same. Some students choose to minimize the amount of belongings they bring while other students want to fit as many things as they can in their dorm room. Some students walk into their room and like it, whereas others walk in and groan. Some already kno...

Embrace your tiny space you’ll call home this year

Students walk past Bousfield Residence Hall. Bousfield is located in the northeastern section of Ikenberry Commons.

By Pari Apostolakos, Managing Editor for Reporting

August 23, 2019

One of the most common complaints college students have about university life is downsizing. Going from living in a larger space (presumably with one’s family) to unpacking your entire life into a residence hall double is certainly challenging. However – believe it or not – there are certain b...

Experience CU in a meal with your parents

Students eat at Merry Ann’s Diner located at 701 S. Gregory St. on Sept. 30. Merry Ann’s is a popular late-night destination.

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

August 23, 2019

After move-in, it comes without question all the shuffling and unpacking can work up an appetite. While there’s nothing wrong with heading out to one of the many chain restaurants for one last meal with mom and dad before the start of the school year, it’s worth considering a few local Champaign-Urbana f...

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