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West Quad and HERE Champaign townhomes to take root in campustown

West Quad and HERE Champaign townhomes to take root in campustown

By Bridget Hynes February 24, 2015

Starting in Fall 2015, two new apartment complexes will open for student living on campus: West Quad and HERE Champaign. West Quad is currently under construction at 30 E. John St. in Champaign, while...

Eliminating shoe clutter is easy with a simple laundry basket to hold the shoes. 

Maximize apartment space with these DIY hacks

By Bridget Hynes February 24, 2015

My three roommates and I moved into our first apartment at 101 E. Green St. in August, which was a big milestone for all four of us. Collectively, it was our first time paying rent, cooking all of our...

Apartments not the only option for University’s upperclassman

Apartments not the only option for University’s upperclassman

By Victoria Snell February 24, 2015

Spring semester is beginning, and it’s nearing the time to decide where to live next year. While the possibility of independence in an apartment may seem attractive, on-campus residence halls provide...

Why I’m glad I never had the “dorm experience”

Why I’m glad I never had the “dorm experience”

By Victoria Snell February 24, 2015

I transferred from community college to the University as a sophomore. After I learned of my acceptance (much later than most) in the spring of my freshman year, I had to deal with declaring a major (I...

A FAR-out time

A FAR-out time

February 24, 2015

One of the most anticipated moments of my summer before college was receiving my housing assignment from the University. I was hoping to get somewhere in Ikenberry Commons because of its social aspect,...

Leave judgment at the doormat

Leave judgment at the doormat

February 24, 2015

Let’s be honest. There seems to be a certain kind of taboo surrounding college couples that decide to live together. Not only could your relationship spontaneously combust the moment you sign the lease,...

Time to choose: Public, or private?

Time to choose: Public, or private?

By Claire Hettinger February 24, 2015

So you’re trying to decide whether to live in public versus private housing. Here’s what you need to know. The differences between private and public housing are contested around campus. Incoming freshmen...

Common Ground Food Co-Op at Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana will have celebrating Urbana's First Fridays festival with food, beer and wine tastings. The event, which spans across downtown Urbana, is Friday, Aug. 4 from 4 to 11 p.m.

Groceries: From corporate to co-op

By Christina Oehler February 24, 2015

Whether it is academics, finances or gossip, students have a variety of factors that are constantly influencing their daily decisions. Healthy living choices are no exception, and with the media constantly...

A final year worth spending with friends

A final year worth spending with friends

February 24, 2015

A year ago, the prospect of beginning my senior year sent cold chills up my spine. The daunting questions about my future and where I would end up after college haunted my spirit and clouded my vision. Yet,...

Going random

Going random

February 24, 2015

When I committed to the University of Illinois, I was absolutely clueless coming from Louisville, Kentucky. The one pillar of comfort I was able to revel in was the fact that I was being set up with a...

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