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

Tastiest places to chow-down in Champaign-Urbana

Tastiest places to chow-down in Champaign-Urbana

May 28, 2014

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...

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

Avoid these classic freshman mistakes

Avoid these classic freshman mistakes

May 28, 2014

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...

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

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 first time in months, but sometimes the college life isn’t as appropriate as parents would like t...

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

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

By Sarah Soenke

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 from $30,150 to $52,628 for the 2014 to 2015 year. Although working your way through college may not b...

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

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