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Students must explore their passions outside the classroom

August 9, 2016

After attending TEDxUIUC’s conference last weekend, I came to one realization: I am doing absolutely nothing worthwhile with my time here at the University. Although the day-long conference had various...

Netflix will not melt your brain

August 9, 2016

One of the many valuable lessons I’ve learned at college is that school and Netflix go hand in hand. Whether we are procrastinating, winding down or choosing to save the eight dollars a month for something...

Netflix will not melt your brain

Netflix will not melt your brain
April 11, 2016

One of the many valuable lessons I’ve learned at college is that school and Netflix go hand in hand. Whether we are procrastinating, winding down or choosing to save the eight dollars a month for something...

A guide to the perfect ‘staycation’

February 3, 2015

I think that one of the last things that comes to the mind of every student when they think about the perfect vacation is staying home. Even though it’s hard to imagine staying put over spring break,...

The voice behind “Orange is the New Black”

Piper Kerman takes a selfie with the audience of the lecture on her book, “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison” at the Illini Union on Wednesday. Kerman’s boook was adapted into the hit Netflix original series.
December 4, 2014

Some may argue going to prison “destroyed their lives,” but for Piper Kerman, it made her famous. Author of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” Kerman visited the University...

Q&A with counterculture enthusiast and alumnus, Steven Hager

Q&A with counterculture enthusiast and alumnus, Steven Hager
October 20, 2014

Steven Hager sat on a small, wooden bench in the Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory. His tall, thin frame leaned against the wall, legs crossed, hands escaping a finger-laced position only to gesture...

Deeper than the stitching: No. 21 more than a number for Hill

Illinois' Malcolm Hill (21) takes a jump shot during the game against No. 12 Michigan, at State Farm Center, on Tuesday, March 4. The Illini lost 84-53.
March 18, 2014

No. 21 on the Illinois basketball team goes deeper than the stitching on the uniform. When freshman Malcolm Hill pulls his jersey over his head before each game, he is fulfilling a lifelong dream to wear...

17 Ways to Productively Procrastinate

December 17, 2013

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...

11 Movies to Watch on Netflix Over Winter Break

December 17, 2013

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...

How to stay healthy over the holidays

Caroline Smrokowski, sophomore in FAA, demonstrates a leg lift at the ARC on Dec. 6. She works for Campus Recreation as a personal trainer and program assistant for the personal training department. 
December 12, 2013

It can be difficult to find the motivation to eat healthy and stay active during winter. The eggnog and pies are calling, and mom’s cooking does not help either. However, it is important to maintain...

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