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Natural areas you need to see

May 28, 2014

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...

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

Five things to definitely take part in while living in Champaign-Urbana
May 28, 2014

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...

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

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...

Five smart ways for students to avoid procrastination

Five smart ways for students to avoid procrastination
May 28, 2014

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...

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

May 28, 2014

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...

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

Students sit, bike and play games, filling the Quad on a warm afternoon on April 30.
May 28, 2014

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...

Illini Media provides community, opportunities for University students

Illini Media provides community, opportunities for University students
May 28, 2014

Why work at Illini Media? It might be easier to ask why not. You learn skills that are applicable to the real world. While working for The Daily Illini, Buzz, WPGU, Illio, Technograph or any other Illini...

MTD buses provide rides to students on and off campus

May 28, 2014

When there’s somewhere you need to go, whether you are rushing for class or heading out for the night, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, commonly known as MTD, buses will get you there. Especially...

Think ahead by looking into internships

Think ahead by looking into internships
May 28, 2014

There’s a lot to worry about as a freshman. Inevitably your first few months on campus will be spent managing your course load, adjusting to the dorms and rebuilding your social life. You should be focusing...

Five ways to prepare your college student for apartment life

May 28, 2014

After their freshman or sophomore years, most students opt to live in apartments rather than dorms. As a parent you’re probably thinking of all that could potentially go wrong, but apartments offer students...

Three things every student should know to fulfill their on-campus civic duties

Three things every student should know to fulfill their on-campus civic duties
May 28, 2014

College is a time for many to mature from adolescence to adulthood and a big part of that is learning to fulfill one’s civic duties. This campus of 40,000 operates like a little nation — it has its...

From student to celebrity, know these alumni who made it to the limelight

May 28, 2014

Considering the quality of education offered and the number of students who pass through this humble institution, it should come as no surprise that many of the University’s graduates have been quite...

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