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Discover your passions by yourself

Discover your passions by yourself

By Therese Pokorney, Features Editor

August 25, 2019

College isn’t about staying in your comfort zone. To fully enjoy your first breaths of freedom, college is going to be awkward and full of new experiences. One way to explore your likes and dislikes, find your passions and start your self-discovery journey is by going to Quad Day. When I was a fre...

Don’t get discouraged while searching for a right fit

Don’t get discouraged while searching for a right fit

By Katie Powers, buzz editor

August 25, 2019

Anyone who knows me kThe University of Illinois offers over 1,000 student organizations and activities. Quad Day is an important opportunity for students to interact with all of them and get a sense of where they might belong on a large campus. It’s a vital afternoon in a student’s Illinois exper...

You can always unsubscribe from email lists

You can always unsubscribe from email lists

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

August 25, 2019

Anyone who knows me knows one of the hardest things for me to do is say “no” to literally anything. I endure so many things I (secretly) do not want to do because I just could not say “no” to them. This slight personality flaw did wonders for me on Quad Day. I won’t lie to you. I only spen...

Say ‘yes’ to Quad Day

Say ‘yes’ to Quad Day

By Rachel King, Assistant Copy Chief

August 25, 2019

If you’ve ever been to Quad Day, you know it can be a little daunting with the balmy weather, an overwhelming array of booths and the hordes of students. But if you prepare yourself for these factors, you’re in for a worthwhile campus experience during which hundreds of RSOs will gather in one loc...

Navigate Quad Day like you’ve been there before

Navigate Quad Day like you’ve been there before

By Shana Olivero, Video Editor

August 25, 2019

Quad Day is a lot. There are hundreds ≠of clubs and RSOs on campus, and there are only four hours on Quad Day to see as many as you can. The Main Quad will be packed with thousands of students seeing which clubs might interest them. Here are some tips to survive quad day and how to make the most o...

Cultivate a healthy roommate relationship

Cultivate a healthy roommate relationship

By Jamie Linton, Brand Manager

August 23, 2019

Every incoming freshman’s biggest fear is having a not-so-agreeable roommate, but have you ever considered  you may be the roommate no one wants to have?  Hopefully you’re not. But, to be sure, follow these tips to maintain a healthy relationship with your roommate. Establish some basic (and not...

Become one with your schedule : Navigating campus

Become one with your schedule : Navigating campus

By Tyler Panlilio, Managing Editor for Online

August 23, 2019

Let’s face it: The University is a pretty big campus. With 651 total buildings covering 9.9 square miles of land, getting lost as a new student comes off as nothing out of the ordinary.  Remember what G.I. Joe once said? Knowing is half the battle. Well, there are few worse feelings than the feeling ...

Keeping track of your keys is harder than you’d think

Keeping track of your keys is harder than you’d think

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

August 23, 2019

If you are prone to losing things, forgetting where you put things or even just walking into a room and forgetting why you did in the first place, this column is for you.  First and foremost, I want to disclose I myself have lost my keys to my dorm more times than I can count, and I have continued to ...

Download apps to make your campus transition easy

Download apps to make your campus transition easy

By Kayla Brown, Assistant buzz editor

August 23, 2019

Navigating college can seem difficult, but thankfully there are so many resources right at our fingertips. Whether you need to eat, study or get somewhere quick, there’s probably an app for that. Here are a couple apps you should probably download on move-in day to make adjusting to campus a bit easi...

Keep your health in mind with dining choices

Keep your health in mind with dining choices

By Ava Traverso, Special Sections editor

August 23, 2019

The experience of starting a new life at college can conjure a million emotions: excitement, fear, sadness, joy and multitudes of emotion I have not listed. One of the largest things of moving away from home can be the newfound responsibility of living on your own (in a sense). One of the biggest t...

Learn roommate etiquette: Treat your roommate well

Learn roommate etiquette: Treat your roommate well

By Lucas Oswald, Opinions Editor

August 23, 2019

One of the greatest causes of anxiety for the incoming freshman is the dreaded roommate. Either the biggest blessing or the biggest curse of a student’s college premier, the person with whom you’ll share your ten-foot-by-ten-foot box certainly merits some consideration. Will they borrow your favorite shoes before ...

Get to know what your residence hall has to offer

Get to know what your residence hall has to offer

By Jose Zepeda, Assistant Daytime Editor

August 23, 2019

Many of you may want to get an apartment as soon as you can, but there is no need to rush. Living in the dorm is an experience in-and-of itself, so enjoy residence hall life while it lasts. As a freshman, it is a given you’ll live in a residence hall for the duration of your first school year. To m...

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