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Stay healthy to avoid ‘freshman 15’

By Samantha Roberson, Social Media Director

May 24, 2019


Filed under Campus Navigator

Everyone’s college experience is different. Some students gain 20 pounds while other lose it. So why is the “freshman 15” still a popular myth we’re constantly warned about at graduation parties? It is easy to gain weight in college. Many late nights are spent studying, a lot of times with g...

Study in best places on campus

By Natalie Stanowski, Assistant Special Sections Editor

May 24, 2019


Filed under Campus Navigator

You’ve just moved in to your dorm room and set up your desk just the way you like it. You’ve got brand-new school supplies, a stack of crisp unopened paper and a roommate who has been on the phone for the last half-hour. Studying in you dorm room is one of the least productive places to work. With...

Find places to satisfy your caffeine addiction

May 24, 2019


Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

Like most college students, my day doesn’t start until I have my first sip of morning coffee. Regardless of how my day is going, a cup of coffee never fails to make things better. Giving me productivity and positivity, coffee in any form has become an essential component of my college experience. If...

Don’t be afraid of making big changes

Don’t be afraid of making big changes

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Assistant Features Editor

May 24, 2019


Filed under Campus Navigator

When I came to campus as a freshman, I was confident I would major in biochemistry. I would learn to live with my randomly assigned roommate at ISR, and the group of friends I made those first few weeks would be my friends for the next four years. A part of the way through first semester, though, I realized how...

Take some time to escape campus

By Katie Powers, buzz editor

May 24, 2019


Filed under Campus Navigator

The offerings of the University of Illinois campus are endless. There are so many clubs to join, unique classes to explore, new friends to make and special events to attend. But sometimes, campus life can also feel overwhelming. The days move by quickly, and while campus offers so many opportunitie...

Make new friends in college easily

By Ava Traverso, Special sections Editor

May 24, 2019


Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

One of the most stressful parts of coming into college as a freshman is the process of making new friends. This is probably one of the first times in your life you’ve had a completely fresh start, and it’s completely rational to be nervous. Unless you ended up going to the same school as your high...

Staying in touch with home friends

By Kelly Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2019


Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

Even if you’ve literally been best friends since you were in diapers, when you get to college you will really need to work at keeping in touch with your home friends to make those friendships last. Don’t panic. College doesn’t have to signify the end of your home friendships. I won’t lie to...

Remind your student to take care of themselves

By Kelly Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2019


Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

As you leave your student here on campus, there will be millions of things you’ll want to tell them before you leave. You’ll think of a list of things to remind them about so when you leave their clothes still get washed and they get good grades, eat healthy and still make some friends. You don’t...

Manage your transition from college to workforce

Manage your transition from college to workforce

By Natalie Stanowski, Assistant Special Sections Editor

April 29, 2019


Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections

After four or five years, the time has finally come to move out on your own and start your life as an adult. But the transition from college to real adult life is not that easy. In an effort to help you better navigate the transition, here are a few words of advice for those of you entering the work...

DI’s De-classified Graduation Survival Guide

DI’s De-classified Graduation Survival Guide

By Natalie Stanowski, Assistant Special Sections Editor

April 29, 2019


Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections

Finally after what seems like forever, you’re about to walk across the finish line — stage. You’ve got the gown you’re renting out for an arm and a leg and the relatives you’ve never heard of all have their tickets ready; all that’s left is Commencement Day. Here’s some advice to make the b...

Seniors should cherish last days on campus

Seniors should cherish last days on campus

By Bella Keys, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019


Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections

The sun has started to shine on the Main Quad, there is now a warm breeze that brushes through your hair and the days of heavy winter coats are no more. Finally, we are entering the time of year when motivation wanes as the spring sunlight sinks into our skin. For seniors, the incentive to do homework is...

Insurance for getting year-ended

Insurance for getting year-ended

By Yoav Margalit, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019


Filed under Graduation Guide, Special Sections

For those of us shackled by the academic life (whether by choice or not), the end of the spring semester heralds a time of quiet contemplation, solitary introspection and gibbering panic. With regards to that last element of the incoming summer season, here’s some advice for all the poor undergraduate...

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