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Roommate Compatibility Quiz

Roommate Compatibility Quiz

By Raymond Sobczak

February 11, 2014


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Whether you are an incoming freshman or a seasoned upperclassman, picking a roommate is tough. With more than 40,000 students on campus, finding the perfect roommate can feel searching for a needle in a haystack. And once you find potential roommates, there are numerous factors to consider, such as lifesty...

7 Ways to Relieve Stress

By Ariana Conner

December 18, 2013


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As finals approach, students find themselves having to write papers and study for multiple tests in a short amount of time. Tight deadlines and other time commitments can cause students to feel stressed. According to the University's Counseling Center, “stress is the 'wear and tear' our bodies experien...

9 Best Places to Nap on Campus

9 Best Places to Nap on Campus

By David Rothmund and Sehar Siddiqui

December 17, 2013


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You're studying, and you've gotta sleep. We present here the best places to nap on campus.  1 | The Illini Union's President's Lounge {{tncms-asset app="editorial" id="2138aef0-66cf-11e3-8ff2-001a4bcf6878"}} The name says it all. 2 | Undergraduate Library {{tncms-asset app="editorial" id="c04f6a9c-6...

11 Movies to Watch on Netflix Over Winter Break

By Raymond Sobcazk

December 17, 2013


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Netflix can make any night a movie night. But with countless options available, how do you decide which movies to watch? Luckily for you guys, I have watched hundreds of movies on Netflix (even the bad ones) and have come up with a list of 13 must-see movies. Grab the popcorn and enjoy. 1 | The Hunger G...

17 Ways to Productively Procrastinate

By Bridget Hynes

December 17, 2013


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1 | Write your paper’s title page and bibliography first, then feel accomplished that at least one page is done. Reward yourself with a false sense of hope and at least 30 minutes of Netflix.  2 | Stare blankly out the window at the library, and eavesdrop on other people’s conversations. Silently begi...

9 Illini Athletes We Wish We Still Had

By Johnathan Hettinger

December 17, 2013


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1. Deron Williams, point guard of the Brooklyn Nets, men’s basketball  2. Ashley Spencer, sprinter at Texas, women’s track 3. Steve Stricker, PGA golfer (No. 8 in the world), men’s golf 4. Corey Liuget, defensive end of the San Diego Chargers, football 5. Justin Spring, men’s gymnastics...

26 Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before Going to College

December 17, 2013


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1 | The cafeteria food isn’t always the best. University dining charges about twice as much Chipotle and tastes about twice as worse. 2 | Some new friendships will grow, while others will fade. Chances are the friends you met on the first week of school are not the friends you’ll carry throughout c...

6 Places to Eat at Midnight

December 17, 2013


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1 | Chopstix 202 E. Green St., Champaign Craving Chinese food in the middle of the night? Hit up Chopstix for some fantastic fried rice or sesame chicken. Hours: Monday-Thursday: 4 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday and Saturday: 4 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Sunday: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. 2 | D.P. Dough 33 E. Green St., Champaign If you...

10 Sports Accomplishments

10 Sports Accomplishments

December 17, 2013


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Everyone knows the ins and outs of football and men’s basketball, but Illinois is home to scores of talented athletes that deserve a little more credit. 1 | For the record Women’s basketball positively crushed Alcorn State 112-28 on Nov. 16, breaking the school record for largest margin of victory....

14 Top News Stories of the Fall Semester

14 Top News Stories of the Fall Semester

By Miranda Holloway and Claire Hettinger

December 17, 2013


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1 | Love legalized The state legislature passed the same-sex marriage bill on Nov. 5. Gov. Pat Quin then signed the bill, making Illinois the 16th state to allow a man to marry a man and a woman to marry a woman. 2 | Pension reform passes On Dec. 3, the state passed legislation to reform the pension...

10 Campus Situations That Make Me a Grumpy Cat

December 17, 2013


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1 | Waking up for class. 2 | Waiting in line at Chipotle. 3 | The Alma Mater is still gone. 4 | Missing the bus by mere seconds. 5 | Smelling KAM’S when walking down Daniel Street. 6 | Winter weather in Champaign-Urbana. 7 | When the campus squirrels aren’t friendly. 8 | Sitting through lecture. 9 | ...

6 Uninspiring Football Moments

6 Uninspiring Football Moments

December 17, 2013


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1 | Punter Justin DuVernois’ pass attempt on a fake punt against Indiana on Nov. 9 Illinois trailed Indiana by seven and had been trading punches with the Hoosiers all day long when head coach Tim Beckman called a fake punt with 11 minutes to play. DuVernois threw the ball, for all intents and pur...

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