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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


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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 HERE Champaign is being built at 308 E. Green St. in Champaign. CA Student Living, formerly Campus Ac...

Maximize apartment space with these DIY hacks

Maximize apartment space with these DIY hacks

By Bridget Hynes

February 24, 2015


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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 meals on our own and keeping a four-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment clean and orderly. As simple as thi...

Apartments not the only option for University’s upperclassman

Apartments not the only option for University’s upperclassman

By Victoria Snell

February 24, 2015


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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 an entirely different experience for upperclassmen. Although some students make the transition to an apart...

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


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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 came in undeclared), tuition and, of course, housing. As if making a transition wasn’t scary enough, I was ...

A FAR-out time

A FAR-out time

February 24, 2015


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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, and my second choice was Allen Hall, because it seemed artsy and cool. At the time, I felt pretty co...

Leave judgment at the doormat

Leave judgment at the doormat

February 24, 2015


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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, but many students would also agree that your time would have been better spent getting to know ...

Time to choose: Public, or private?

Time to choose: Public, or private?

By Claire Hettinger

February 24, 2015


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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 are faced with the choice before they’re familiar with campus — they have to decide before ...

Groceries: From corporate to co-op

Groceries: From corporate to co-op

By Christina Oehler

February 24, 2015


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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 reminding students that “clean eating” and “buying local” are crucial to a well-rounded diet, ...

A final year worth spending with friends

A final year worth spending with friends

February 24, 2015


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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, at the same time, I knew that senior year would be special — it would be one of the last tim...

Going random

Going random

February 24, 2015


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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 roommate from the North Shore suburbs of Chicago, and hopefully she would feel comfortable enough t...