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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...

How to pick and settle in with your random roommate

May 28, 2014

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...

Six of the best study spaces

Noor Qaddour, freshman in LAS, Lina Al-Chaar, sophomore in LAS, Ahmad Hamdan, senior in Engineering, and Arsheen Aziz, senior in LAS, use the Media Commons in the Undergraduate Library for group research. The Media Commons was new to the UGL for spring 2013 and helps students utilize technology with their school work.
 
May 28, 2014

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...

Champaign-Urbana and the University: An abbreviated history

University Hall was constructed in 1870 where the Illini Union is now. To the left is Harker Hall, the only remaining building from that time. 
May 28, 2014

You’re stepping foot on unfamiliar land — land that you know close to nothing about.  That never happened to me, I grew up in Central Illinois. I’m comfortable here. The corn, the history, the people...

Five must-have items for every University student

Five must-have items for every University student
May 28, 2014

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...

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...

Reach out, let professors be an invaluable resource to you

May 28, 2014

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...

Five different music venues for University students to check out

Five different music venues for University students to check out
May 28, 2014

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...

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...

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...

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...

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