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Busey Evans dorm  stands tall on Aug. 30, 2019. The residence hall provides great study spaces in a convenient location.

Busey-Evans Residence Hall provides convenient location, quiet study areas

By Olivia Vamos, Staff Writer August 16, 2021

Deciding to live in Busey-Evans Residence Hall was a great choice for my freshman year. I have chosen to describe what I believe the highlights of living in Busey-Evans are. The experiences I had in Busey-Evans...

Three students walk outside of Ikenberry Commons on Aug. 20. There are multiple spots on campus that are easily enjoyed by new students.

Where to find action: Check out these spots upon arriving to campus

By Chieh Hsu, Managing Editor for Online August 15, 2021

Welcome new student! When you first arrive on campus, you might feel a little lost, as everyone once was. Worry not! Here’s a short guide to help point out some spots that you might find “actions”...

Two twin beds sit opposite each other in a dorm room with sunlight coming in through the window. Stick to habits while living in the dorms.

Pick up these habits while living in dorms

By Vivian La, Assistant Daytime News Editor August 14, 2021

You did it. All the boxes have been unloaded from the now-empty car, parents have been waved goodbye to and you and your roommate have decided who gets which side.  What’s next? Something that...

Prepare for semester with this post move-in day checklist

By Sydney Wood, buzz Assistant Editor August 12, 2021

Whether you’re a new or returning student, this fall semester will be vastly different for many in terms of in-person classes, football games and lifted COVID-19 restrictions. With the excitement of...

How to combat homesickness when moving in  

How to combat homesickness when moving in  

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, Interim Editor-in-Chief August 10, 2021

After the final boxes are unpacked, the parents have left and the excitement of moving in begins to fade, a new, vexing feeling might settle in: feeling homesick. With some students transitioning back...

Lundgren Hall stands on the corner of Gregory Drive and Fourth Street on Sept. 21. Lundgren Hall has many benefits that new students should take advantage of.

Opinion | Lundgren Hall is not the worst

By Nathaniel Langley, Opinions Editor August 8, 2021

If there ever were a theoretical survey of least appetizing university dorms, Lundgren Hall may top the list. Yet for those more appreciative of campus’s less-craven housing, Lundgren is the premier...

Music Education Major graduates Emmett O'Brien, Katie Mitchell, Ollie (dog), Marcus Moone, and Brendon Culloton, enjoy a picnic on the Main Quad. Spend the day exploring the campus to take a breather from your dorm room.

It is time to quit the anti-social club

By Gwyn Skiles, Features Editor August 6, 2021

Freshmen and transfers — I’m talking to you. There is a lot of anxiety that comes with moving in. All of a sudden you have hundreds of new neighbors. Showering in a communal bathroom can feel foreign....

Packaged salads lie in the Ikenberry Dining Hall on Oct. 20. There are many options for new students to grab a bite to eat once on campus.

Explore these snack options after moving in

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer August 4, 2021

We love to envision a grand, energetic college lifestyle ahead of us when moving to campus. All the wonderful amenities and activities from gyms to clubs, the beautiful campus sprawl and the neighboring...

Follow these tips if you experience move-in anxiety

Follow these tips if you experience move-in anxiety

By Carolina Garibay, buzz Editor August 2, 2021

Moving into a new space can be terrifying, especially if that space is a college dorm for the first time. College and moving in can be stressful on its own, so it makes sense why someone might develop...

Live your life in BOLD, go out of your comfort zone to make friends

Live your life in BOLD, go out of your comfort zone to make friends

By Gwyn Skiles, Features Editor July 15, 2021

My first week of college was tough with a capital ‘T’.  I met nobody. I didn’t have a roommate to talk to throughout the day, half of my neighbors decided not to come to campus and all social...

A College of Liberal Arts & Sciences decal is pasted onto the door of their main office Nov. 14, 2018. University students shouldn't rule out liberal arts if they are interested in pursuing it in the future.

Embrace a liberal arts mindset

By Matt Troher, Investigative News & Longform Editor July 15, 2021

Like many middling high school students hailing from the Chicago suburbs, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign wasn’t so much a place you went as much of a place you ended up. That is, unless...

Activities on campus to experience, enjoy alone

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer July 15, 2021

Being alone in college has always had a nasty stigma to it. Being alone period has been subjected to societal assumptions of being depressed, upset or introverted. It is a shame such persists as the reality...

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