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Natural areas you need to see

May 28, 2014


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Here’s a staggering statistic for you courtesy of the Illinois Natural History Survey: Before the settlers arrived in Illinois, more than 60 percent of the state was covered in prairie — that’s about 22 million acres. Today, just over 2,000 acres of that remain. That’s crazy, right? The good...

Five must-have items for every University student

Five must-have items for every University student

May 28, 2014


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This campus will provide you with most of what you need to survive the school year, but I wouldn’t forget this other stuff if I were you: Warm coat/warm clothes Oh, does it get cold here! And it stays cold for what seems to be a good 75 percent of spring and fall semesters. If you don’t have warm w...

C-U: A waypoint for musicians, crossroads of jazz

C-U: A waypoint for musicians, crossroads of jazz

May 28, 2014


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You’ll have no shortage of things to do when you get to campus this fall — night life on this campus is lively, to put it mildly. You’ll have barn dances, frat parties, bar crawls, Illini Union Board events, club activities, concerts and any number of other opportunities to get you out of your d...

Reach out, let professors be an invaluable resource to you

May 28, 2014


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Being a student on a Big Ten campus can seem intimidating, especially on a campus as big as the University of Illinois where class sizes can range from five to more than 600 students.  Every once in a while, someone will ask me if I feel like just a number among the more than 32,000 other undergraduat...

Tastiest places to chow-down in Champaign-Urbana

Tastiest places to chow-down in Champaign-Urbana

May 28, 2014


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Authentic Mexican: Maize $ Maize Mexican Grill, 60 E. Green St., offers a variety of authentic Mexican dishes ranging from tacos to tostadas. Maize has been open for a few years now and has quickly become a favorite among University students. Although the restaurant is small, it counters its size with amazin...

Five different music venues for University students to check out

Five different music venues for University students to check out

May 28, 2014


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While Champaign-Urbana is most famously known for the Pygmalion Music Festival and Ellnora, there are plenty of opportunities to explore venues and see local artistson a daily basis.  The Canopy Club  From Flux Pavilion to Aaron Carter, The Canopy Club is famous for hosting several top-name artists. The 18+ venu...

Avoid these classic freshman mistakes

Avoid these classic freshman mistakes

May 28, 2014


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Y ou’ve been tossed from the throne of high school seniority. From a place where you knew everyone, the best cafeteria foods and you could write an essay in a night. Now you are back to the dreaded freshman status in the fifth largest school in the Big Ten, and can only hope to avoid the embarrassm...

Five things to definitely take part in while living in Champaign-Urbana

Five things to definitely take part in while living in Champaign-Urbana

By Abrar Al-Heeti

May 28, 2014


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Champaign-Urbana is constantly brimming with activities and events. There’s hardly a dull moment on this campus. Here are just five events you won’t want to miss: The Farmer’s Market Market at the Square is held every Saturday morning — rain or shine — from 7 a.m. to noon at the corner of ...

Dos and Don’ts of a successful visit from your parents

Dos and Don’ts of a successful visit from your parents

May 28, 2014


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Hide your bottles, hide your grades and hide your new tattoo, because you parents are coming to Champaign for the weekend. Parent visits at school are bittersweet — it is exciting to see them for the first time in months, but sometimes the college life isn’t as appropriate as parents would like t...

Five smart ways for students to avoid procrastination

Five smart ways for students to avoid procrastination

May 28, 2014


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Upon realizing that the deadline for your 10-page paper is fast approaching, you open a Word document to get started on it. After about a minute of staring at the blank screen, you remember that last night may or may not have been cause for never leaving your dorm again, so you absolutely have to look thr...

Know where to look for student employment opportunities around C-U

By Sarah Soenke

May 28, 2014


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From housing to courses and textbooks, attending college can be expensive — and the University of Illinois is no exception. Estimated costs for in-state, out of state and international students range from $30,150 to $52,628 for the 2014 to 2015 year. Although working your way through college may not b...

Six hotspots on campus to make new friends and have a good time

Six hotspots on campus to make new friends and have a good time

May 28, 2014


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Campus life can seem overwhelming when coming to the University as an incoming freshman, and making close friendships like those you once had in high school may feel impossible with so many strangers passing you on a daily basis. Thankfully, the University offers a variety of places on campus for new student...

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