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Students must explore their passions outside the classroom

By Cassandra Masters, Columnist

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 lessons and overarching ideas, this was the message that rang clear to me. Although each speaker d...

Netflix will not melt your brain

By Isabella Winkler, Columnist

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 decidedly more valuable, every college student has a relationship with Netflix. Lately, my online streami...

Netflix will not melt your brain

Netflix will not melt your brain

By Isabella Winkler

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 decidedly more valuable, every college student has a relationship with Netflix.Lately, my on...

A guide to the perfect ‘staycation’

By Hanadi Abunaim

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, a “staycation” can be just as rewarding as traveling, as it gives you a comfort like no other. ...

The voice behind “Orange is the New Black”

The voice behind “Orange is the New Black”

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 to speak about her book, which was selected as the University of Illinois’ One Book, One Campu...

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

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

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 No. 21 for the Orange and Blue. But it’s not his dream he’s fulfilling; it’s Jeremiah Radfo...

17 Ways to Productively Procrastinate

By Bridget Hynes

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 blankly out the window at the library, and eavesdrop on other people’s conversations. Silently begi...

11 Movies to Watch on Netflix Over Winter Break

By Raymond Sobcazk

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 ones) and have come up with a list of 13 must-see movies. Grab the popcorn and enjoy. 1 | The Hunger G...

How to stay healthy over the holidays

How to stay healthy over the holidays

By Mara Shapiro

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 a healthy body even when all we want to do is pig out on holiday treats and watch Netflix.  Erica Ne...