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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...

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...

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...

Find the right food delivery service for you

By JJ Kim, Editor-in-Chief

August 2, 2020

Upon arrival onto campus, finding food will have to be at the top of your already long list of concerns. Grocery shopping will be difficult, considering you’ll have to be quarantined for 14 days, and although there are grocery delivery services out there, sometimes ordering a Portillo’s hot dog and putt...

Use these resources when you’re overwhelmed, stressed

Students learn about different RSOs during Quad Day on Aug. 26, 2018.

By Samantha Boyle, Managing Editor for Reporting

August 2, 2020

Studying abroad can be really exciting as you’re gearing up for many new opportunities. At the same time, however, the experience can also be quite stressful and understandably so. While there are many ways to ease the stress and pressure you may feel after coming to a completely new country, like...

Play these video games to pass time in quarantine

A user plays a game of Colonist.io online.

By JJ Kim, Editor-in-Chief

July 31, 2020

Playing video games in the comfort of your own living space is a safe and entertaining way to keep yourself occupied during your first 14 days of quarantine. You’re stuck inside your dormitory or apartment, and you’re looking for something to do. It’s only been a few days into quarantine and yo...

A walk to remember: Follow these tips for exploring campus

A man walks down Wright Street with a McDonald's bag on March 28. Walking around campus is a great way to connect with ourselves during the ongoing pandemic.

By Mark Capapas, Managing Editor for Online

July 31, 2020

The summer of 2020 has served as a precursor to what our school year may involve amidst a cycle of uncertainty. Some of our summer hobbies with the potential to continue include staying inside, looking at screens, music, nostalgia and even emotional confusion. It is easy to get stuck in these repetitive...

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