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Fall sports to have different game day look, same opportunities to support

Sophomore guard Ayo Dosumnu jumps to catch a rebound during the match against Iowa on March 8.

By Gabby Hajduk, Sports Editor

August 5, 2020

If you’re a football fan, or just someone looking to expand their interests, experiencing the atmosphere of a Big Ten football game for the first time is unforgettable. Freshman year might not be the first time you’ve ever attended a college football game, but to do it as a student brings a differ...

Amidst a changing world, keep an open mind

Amidst a changing world, keep an open mind

By Samantha Boyle, Managing Editor for Reporting

August 5, 2020

Going to college is an excellent time for every student at any time to try new things and branch out in ways they may have never done before. However, in a time where our normal day-to-day routines are challenged by social distancing and face masks, it’s more important than ever to keep an open mind...

Don’t dismiss importance of staying organized

Don't dismiss importance of staying organized

By Diana Anghel, Assistant News Editor

August 5, 2020

We all know at this point that organization is a useful skill to have; we’ve heard it a million times. But how often have we heard this notion and chosen to not change our habits?  Before moving into college, I was never a perfectionist when it came to keeping my room clean, organizing my schedule, writing...

What I wish I knew: Make most of your college experience

A light bulb hangs from a wire in a dimly lit environment.

By Shana Olivero, Video Editor

August 5, 2020

Entering college is a new experience in your life with a myriad of questions and expectations. Before you know it, the four years you have been anticipating for your entire life will be over and you’ll ask yourself, where has the time gone? Take this advice from a senior who is in disbelief that her fo...

Give Greek life a chance

A student signs her name and email on a signup sheet for Alpha Omega Epsilon, a professional sorority, during Quad Day on Aug. 26, 2019.

By Salem Isaf, Interim Editor in Chief

August 5, 2020

Most of you reading this have probably already formed some kind of opinion about Greek life, be it positive (Parties! Fun! Woo!) or negative (Paying for friends? Pass). While I can understand a lot of the negative aspects ⁠— having joined a fraternity myself ⁠— I really can’t do anything bu...

Root for Illini: Show support for your University sports teams

University students in the Orange Krush fan section cheer for the Illini basketball team during their match against Iowa on March 8. In the fall, there will still be opportunities for sports fans to support Illinois' teams while keeping up social distancing.

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

August 5, 2020

Welcome to the University of Illinois! Sports at a Big Ten university are a pretty big deal. Even if you aren’t the biggest sports fan, attending or watching any game or match can still be a very fun and memorable experience. In your time here, you probably will have the opportunity to attend an Il...

Follow these five steps if you are a night owl in college

Cars travel up and down the road at the intersection of 4th and Armory late on the night of March 26.

By Carolina Garibay, Assistant Buzz Editor

August 5, 2020

Not everyone is a morning person, which is a fact that many people, especially college students, have to learn and accept. Being a night owl has its benefits, such as giving you a boost in creativity and intelligence, which makes pulling all-nighters a little easier and, of course, gives you the stamin...

RSOs, other resources give students creative outlets on campus

University Art and Design Professor Shazo Sato explains how to paint  bamboo with black ink. Here he teaches his Black Ink Painting class at the Japan House on Nov. 17, 2019.

By Cassidy Brandt, Managing Editor for Visuals

August 5, 2020

Fuel your creativity in a time of isolation Are you an artist? Do you like to draw, paint or create art in any way? With so many different ways to be an artist, it can be difficult to find inspiration when you have limited access to experience, supplies or spaces. Look for art-based RSOs on campus E...

Don’t be ashamed of being in DGS

Adrian Martinez, a freshman in DGS, waits to meet with his advisor on March 5, 2019 in the Campus Center for Advising & Academic Services on Wright St.

By Shivali Shukla, Assistant Special Sections Editor

August 5, 2020

High school has always embodied that cliquey, socially awkward, still-finding-yourself stereotype. It’s common to anxiously await your college days, the days when you’re supposed to have it all figured out. You excitedly join class Facebook groups and follow every stranger on Instagram who has ...

To freshmen: make the most out of college years

Crowds gather on the main quad to enjoy the weather during Mom's Weekend on April 6, 2019.

By Noah Nelson, Senior Columnist

August 5, 2020

Has anyone ever told you to make the most of any experience? Did you listen and follow directions? Nowadays, life feels like it’s flying by as fast as a NASCAR driver. Before you know it, August will arrive and students return to school. For most college students across the country, especially at Illi...

Take your grades seriously

By Kelly Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

July 17, 2019

You’ve heard this since probably middle school: College is hard. While there are a few exceptions that come along with this, like most college professors won’t actually call you out for being on your phone and you actually don’t get a lot of homework, for the most part it’s true. College is a ...

Finding your place can take time

By Katie Powers, buzz editor

July 17, 2019

This August, new undergraduates will have the option to pursue over 150 different programs of study at the University of Illinois. They’ll also have the chance to choose from over 1,800 registered student organizations and become part of a group of over 30,000 students. Those numbers are big and...

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