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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, ...

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,...

Apps to download before you get to campus

Apps to download before you get to campus

By Brooke Eberle, Brand Manager

July 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Navigating life on campus can be a challenge for new students. Luckily, there are many different apps you can download on your phone to make life a little bit easier. Illini Bus for CUMTD This app is essential for figuring out the bus system at the University. Illini Bus will use location ser...

Navigating the CU bus system

Navigating the CU bus system

By Rachael Bolek, Managing Editor for Online

July 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Champaign-Urbana is surprisingly big. This isn’t something I realized until I started walking everywhere. Each trip took me about 20 minutes, which doesn’t seem like much until you’re running late for class. Luckily, there are numerous buses on campus that run at all hours of the day. As a first-year...

University resources students can take advantage of

University resources students can take advantage of

By Brian Loh, Video Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, New Student Guide, Special Sections

The University provides students with many resources that help them thrive academically, financially and socially. As a freshman, I didn’t notice most resources offered and didn’t take advantage of many of them. Here are a few of the resources that I find most useful: Academically, there a...

Don’t stress, stay fresh

Don’t stress, stay fresh

By Alex Greulich, Copy Chief

July 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, New Student Guide, Special Sections

It's exciting to go to college, with all of the new people, places, classes and clubs. However, there are so many new opportunities being thrown at you that it can be difficult to slow down, breathe and remember to take care of yourself. Taking on so much in the first few months of freshman year can...

Fight and fend off illness with McKinley Health Center

Fight and fend off illness with McKinley Health Center

By Isabella Winkler, Assistant Opinions editor

August 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Whether it’s navigating campus, joining clubs or balancing your new workload, what seems intimidating now for incoming students quickly becomes second nature as you become acquainted with the University. Dorm life takes some adjustments, but once you’re comfortable, you will start appreciating ...

How to relieve the stress of your college transition

How to relieve the stress of your college transition

By Courtney Boyer, Opinions editor

August 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, New Student Guide, Special Sections

There’s no doubt about it: college is more stressful than high school. There are more responsibilities, and classes are a bit more complicated. It is easy to feel overwhelmed from time to time, however stressing yourself out is usually not productive behavior. It is important to de-stress now and then so y...

Staying healthy is more than a number on the scale

Staying healthy is more than a number on the scale

By Andrea Flores, Longform editor

August 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, New Student Guide, Special Sections

In about a month, thousands of University freshmen will leave behind their comfort zones. Your friends are going to different schools all across the nation, you might be living with a complete stranger and you’ll be in giant lecture halls for the first time. And, for maybe the first time, you’re comp...

Finding a home on this big campus

Finding a home on this big campus

By Jessica Peterson, Buzz editor

August 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, New Student Guide

If you toured the University of Illinois before deciding to commit to the gem of Champaign-Urbana, you've undoubtedly heard a student guide utter the phrase, “You can’t make a small school feel big, but you can always make a big school feel small.” If any of the prospective students or attentive...

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