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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...

Illini Media provides community, opportunities for University students

Illini Media provides community, opportunities for University students

May 28, 2014


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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 Media production, students are able to gain hands-on experiences that are usable in future careers. A...

MTD buses provide rides to students on and off campus

May 28, 2014


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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 during the winter months, MTD saves students from the harsh winters by providing transporta...

Think ahead by looking into internships

Think ahead by looking into internships

May 28, 2014


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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 on the “now” and making the transition from high school to college as easy — and as fun ...

Five ways to prepare your college student for apartment life

May 28, 2014


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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 a great opportunity to learn the ropes of adulthood (cleaning, cooking, washing, paying bills...

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


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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 own culture, government and elections.  And now you’re a citizen. Shared governance The basis of sha...

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

May 28, 2014


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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 successful. Here are just a few: Nancy Goodman Brinker Former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary and founder of ...

How to pick and settle in with your random roommate

May 28, 2014


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It was, for me, one of the most anxiety-inducing parts of the transition into college: finding a roommate. I started out wanting to live with a friend from high school, but everyone I asked said they wanted to find a roommate on Facebook or just go random. They were afraid that living with someone t...

Six of the best study spaces

Six of the best study spaces

By Alyssa Voltolina

May 28, 2014


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On a campus this big, it’s not hard to find a cozy corner to study in. Check out these locations, but you will probably find your own favorites as the year goes on: Caffe Paradiso The place to be for hipsters everywhere, this Urbana coffee shop is perfect for those of us who live east of the Quad. This ...

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