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You’re not alone

By Molly Zupan, Special Sections Editor

July 17, 2018

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

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

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

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...

Apps to download before you get to campus

Apps to download before you get to campus

By Brooke Eberle, Brand Manager

July 17, 2018

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

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

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...

An engineer’s take: There is so much more to college than GPA

An engineer’s take: There is so much more to college than GPA

By Bercham Kamber, Managing Editor for Visuals

July 17, 2018

Coming to this University will test you in so many aspects. You will face physical tests in the form of hourly exams and sometimes three-hour finals. You'll face mental tests in finding your social group, keeping yourself healthy and about 30 other emotional hurdles. Maintaining your own health and...

Sporting events to go to before graduating

Sporting events to go to before graduating

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

July 17, 2018

Being a student at the University is *pick a word* — but being an Illini fan is better. With 19 varsity teams, finding something to watch during any season isn’t a challenge. And there are a few iconic teams you shouldn’t pass up a chance to see while you’re a student.   Every August t...

Don’t worry about transferring your friends over

Don’t worry about transferring your friends over

By Gillian Dunlop, Managing Editor For Reporting

July 17, 2018

Let’s be real, there are a ton of articles and advice geared toward incoming college freshmen — even in this paper. They tend to highlight the transitions from high school to college, and they often say something along the lines of, "you’re all in the same boat." But what about when you are...

You don’t have to do it all

You don’t have to do it all

By Jamie Linton, Assistant Opinions Editor

July 17, 2018

Every high school student knows the careful balance of managing rigorous academics, an active social life, sports and clubs. The good news is, most of us are no longer spreading ourselves thin merely to impress university admissions counselors, but rather to enhance our career and hobby interests....

New students can look forward to Illini wins in all sports

New students can look forward to Illini wins in all sports

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

July 17, 2018

It’s safe to say some recent graduates envy the new students walking onto campus this fall. While the envious mood may come from the desire to avoid what college students perceive as the “real world,” it also may come from the fact that incoming students will miss out on the ineptitude of the...

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