The Daily Illini

National Influenza Vaccination Week: Time to dispell myths

By Raymond Sobczak

December 9, 2013


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Alicia Walsh, an exchange student from Swansea University in Wales, refuses to get the flu vaccine. “I got the flu shot once when I was younger, and it made me sick,” Walsh said. “I remember not feeling right a few hours after I had gotten the shot ... My mom had to call me out of school.” When...

How to stay ‘chill-free’ until winter break

December 4, 2013


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Given that the first snowfall of the season has already passed, it’s the time of year for University students to bundle up, prepare for hazardous weather and stay healthy.  Upon coming to the University as a freshman from Athens, Greece, Michael Halkias said he has had to adjust to the chilly temper...