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Don’t be afraid to get those gains

Don’t be afraid to get those gains

By Melissa Niemiec, Assistant Special Sections Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Athletics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

I remember my first time in the weight room well. I had thought it a terrifying place, with the clank of metal ringing throughout the building and people sweating and gasping in pain as they labored. It was the gym and, in my mind, a place of torture. Everyone staring, waiting for you to mess up and ...

Professors and academic advisers are here to help you succeed

Professors and academic advisers are here to help you succeed

By Katie Powers, Assistant buzz Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Academics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

At a school as large as the University, it’s far too easy for students to avoid making connections with their professors and academic advisers. Oftentimes, approaching these people can be intimidating and many students feel like they are better off going unnoticed. That connection might even seem unne...

How to maintain friendships from home while at college

How to maintain friendships from home while at college

By Andrea Flores, Longform Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Community, New Student Guide, Special Sections

In just a few weeks, you’ll be packing up your bags to start your life in Champaign. Before my freshman year began three years ago, I was so eager to get to school that I started packing about a month before move-in day. But, as excited as I was to start college, something major was missing from...

The best places to study according to your persona

The best places to study according to your persona

By Camille Baer, Features Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Academics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

So you think you can be a college student? Well, we know it can be quite daunting to get adjusted to the frenzy of fun, friends and studying. However, let’s make this clear—get great study habits now. And what better way than to find the perfect place to make your dreams of good grades and happy...

Where to get your art fix filled

Where to get your art fix filled

By Cindy Om, Design Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Community, New Student Guide, Special Sections

The entertainment and music scene in Champaign-Urbana is pretty great. Being surrounded by cornfields, you would not expect many artists or performers to come here. That is not true. I have seen big headliners and small artists. To name a few I have seen Lil Wayne, Post Malone, The 1975 and Louis the ...

Don’t let the party school reputation scare you

Don’t let the party school reputation scare you

By Marissa Plescia, Assistant Features Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, New Student Guide, Special Sections

At a college with bars having an entrance age of 19 years old, and a total of 54 fraternities and 35 sororities, there’s bound to be a party school reputation. However, for those who don’t consider themselves to be huge partiers, or are a little unsure of the culture here, there’s no reason to be...

McKinley Health Center: Your one-stop health spot

McKinley Health Center: Your one-stop health spot

By Elani Kaufman, buzz Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Going off to college and living on your own for the first time can be both exhilarating and intimidating. There's a lot happening all around you, seemingly at all times of the day. After a while, you'll probably get used to navigating campus and get the rhythm of your schedule down. When you get sick...

Now that you’re at UI, take time to branch out

Now that you’re at UI, take time to branch out

By Tyler Panlilio, Opinions Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Coming from a graduating class of around 400 students — and about 60 of us attending the University — it was actually pretty odd how often I’d see a familiar face around campus. For some, it's just a quick wave because they happened to be in Macroeconomics with me senior year. And for others, ...

You’re not alone

By Molly Zupan, Special Sections Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Community, New Student Guide, Special Sections

In my eyes, freshman year was filled with turmoil. Various events of what felt like devastation and heartbreak filled my head and took my focus away from starting my college career off on the right foot. At times, I felt very lost, overwhelmed and frustrated with myself. Since then, I've learned so...

Pragmatic advice for surviving lectures

Pragmatic advice for surviving lectures

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Academics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

College is often the first time students find themselves in a large lecture hall with a hundred or more similarly sleepy students, with some trying to concentrate on the PowerPoint and others watching Stranger Things on Netflix. Without required attendance or the watchful eye of a high school teacher, i...

Don’t let the party school reputation scare you

By Karen Liu, Summer Editor-In-Chief

July 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Two years ago, before I ever stepped foot on campus, I did what many incoming freshman would do: I googled University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, hoping to get a vague idea of the place I would call home for the next four years. Over 30 million results turned up. As I scrolled through the pages,...

Learn to view collaboration as a benefit

Learn to view collaboration as a benefit

By Elizabeth Schindler, Assistant Copy Chief

July 17, 2018


Filed under Academics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

You’re sitting in your small, claustrophobic desk, sweat gathering on your palms. This is the class you’ve been worried about the most all semester, and it’s finals week. Your professor just told you he’s about to assign the project that represents the greatest percent of your final grade. Then...

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