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Psychology paper causes personal problems

A woman holds her head in her hands as she stares at her laptop.

By Bella Keys, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

This semester I am taking a psychology course and seemingly can never write exactly what the professor wants for every paper. This is super annoying, especially because I really enjoy the professor and the class. For the final, we have been told to design our own prevention program for some at-ris...

Ceremony or no ceremony: Class of 2020 did that

A college graduate throws a hand in the air to celebrate their most recent accomplishment.

By Meghan Lyons, Special Sections Editor

May 7, 2020

Somewhere, in a different realm, there is a buzzing campus in central Illinois. It’s graduation day for the class of 2020 at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. The weather is beautiful: spring is really here, there is nothing in the sky but a cyan-blue hue. As you make your way to...

Healthy snacks help students during finals week

An assortment of fruit surround and fills a white ceramic bowl.

By Haley Bickelhaupt, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

For college students, finals week is regarded as one of the most stressful times of the semester. Studying, writing papers and turning in projects — it is no wonder this time can be full of tension and anxiety. This extra stress can cause students to reach out for food in an attempt to comfort themselves,...

Backpack through Europe from the comfort of your home

Graduate student Xuehui (Alice) Chao works the virtual reality system for ANTH 399, currently in development, in Davenport Hall on Sep. 19, 2018.

May 7, 2020

A lot of you are probably finalizing plans for backpacking trips through Europe or other exotic countries after graduation. In anticipation of these exciting experiences, I thought as someone with extensive knowledge in this area I would share a few affordable items that will make a world of a differen...

Follow these tips to ace your final exams in quarantine

A student's head is obscured behind a tall stack of books.

By Cassie Reichert, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

With finals exams quickly approaching, it’s time to start the strenuous process of studying. If preparing for finals wasn’t already stressful enough, now we have to do it in quarantine. Among all the craziness of the pandemic and the lack of structure with remote learning, it wouldn’t be surprising if ...

COVID-19 highlights nationwide health disparities

Chicago Mayor, Lori Lightfoot, launches the We Are Not Playing initiative at Soldier Field on April 6, 2020. In recent days, Lightfoot has addressed that Covid-19 deaths are disproportionately African American.

By Shivali Shukla, Assistant Special Sections Editor

April 9, 2020

In the midst of crisis, the line between privileged and underserved seems to become increasingly bolder. Health disparities have been a longstanding cause for concern — a concern on the forefront of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19.  The media has been pragmatic in informing the public of how COVI...

How to be your best: Productivity is still important

Alma stands proudly with her arms spread wide on a summer day

By Haley Bickelhaupt, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2020

Amidst of what would be one of the busiest times of the school year, Alma Mater looks out over the University of Illinois campus with arms wide-open but no students in sight.  Throughout the chaos of the current COVID-19 pandemic, students across the country are quickly adjusting to a different lifes...

Make the most out of quarantine now

An Illinois student reads a book while leaning against a tree on the main quad on April 3.

By Meghan Lyons, Special Sections Editor

April 9, 2020

“There is nothing to do.” The above phrase has been undoubtedly uttered in many households throughout the past few weeks. As humanity hides away indoors from the pandemic, there is yet another threat to mankind. That threat? Excessive time. The world is structured in such a way where people...

COVID-19 impacts lives on individual, personal level

Medical assistant Leticia Feliz administers a test for COVID-19 outside of Innovative Express Care on Chicago's North Side on March 24, 2020.

By Bella Keys, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

This global pandemic is something I never imagined would happen in my lifetime, and it feels like my life has been turned upside down. Classes are now online, stores are closed and we are currently self-quarantined. I remember when the news of COVID-19 first came out, and I thought it was just a ...

Stay sane while under house arrest with your parents

Stay sane while under house arrest with your parents

By Noah Davis, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

Lately, we have all been dealing with unprecedented circumstances; it is completely normal to be confused about figuring out how to navigate them. It is stressful to not only adapt to the new restrictions we live under, but it can be even more stressful to stay in the same house for long periods of time...

Follow these tips to survive online classes in different time zones

A New Delhi street is filled with early afternoon traffic on Dec. 3, 2019. Some international students forced to move back home to places like India are struggling with the time zone difference.

By Sonal Singh, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

So many things have changed in the past week — in all of our lives. For many of us, one major change has been moving back home to a different time zone, ranging anywhere from one hour behind Central Standard Time or 16.5 hours ahead. Below are some tips that might help lessen any confusion caused by ...

Students adapt to global pandemic

Shanghai's skyline glows brightly in the night on Nov. 20, 2017.  Some international students like Henry Pang have been unable to return to their home countries during the coronavirus pandemic.

By Shivali Shukla, Assistant Special Sections Editor

April 9, 2020

On March 11, the University informed the campus community that it would be suspending face-to-face instruction indefinitely. By the end of that week, many of us had left campus without any idea of when we would be returning, some of us even packing up our living spaces for good.  Shyam Hari, soph...

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