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Hometown roommates make campus comfortable

Hometown roommates make campus comfortable
February 24, 2015

Coming out of high school, my biggest fear was that I would be unable to make new friends in college. I knew that a roommate would be a key way to make a new friend – or a disastrous way to help ruin...

Away from home but close to family

Away from home but close to family
February 24, 2015

Technically, I’m not a townie. I didn’t live here or go to school here, but weeks of my summers and winter vacations were spent walking around campus and eating Papa Del’s. My dad was born...

Energy-saving tips for apartment tenants

February 24, 2015

Cursed with a relentless combination of bitter, arctic winters and sweltering summers, University students who live in apartments have had their fair share of paying for hefty utility bills. Add to that...

Extra space can be nice, but not the most important thing

Extra space can be nice, but not the most important thing
February 24, 2015

Last year, I lived at Presby Hall, a private dorm on campus, and to say I had a lot of space would be an understatement. Presby is a suite-style dorm with the best amenities on campus. I shared a suite...

The girls with ‘The Yellow House’

“The Yellow House” lies in senior land, and currently houses seven Delta Zeta sorority sisters. The residence was formerly occupied by Illini football players.
February 24, 2015

Greeting passersby with its bright, unusual color, “The Yellow House” sits on the corner of First and Chalmers streets on the outskirts of “senior land” — a place where many students choose to...

Climbing the housing ladder: Why I’ll never be alone with good friends

Abby Glickman with Brittney Nadler, Illini Media employee and sophomore in LAS, and Jenni Jozwiak, sophomore in Education, in front of the sorority house on move-in day in August.
February 24, 2015

Two years ago, when I moved into Illini Tower as a freshman, I had enough nervous butterflies for the entire student population. I had only been away from home a few times — a weeklong journalism camp...

Make the apartment hunt easy: Red flags and must-haves to watch for while on a tour

Jackie Koller, leasing coordinator at Bankier Apartments, shows juniors Thomas Lawless, College of Media, John Hadley, LAS, and Ryan Schaffer, major: animal sciences, a property located on Green Street.
February 24, 2015

Whether a freshman, sophomore or junior, apartment hunting comes with its fair share of challenges, like finding a leasing company, budgeting for rent, finding roommates and paying utilities (all of which...

Q&A with PAR BSW employee, Carrie Darsham

Q&A with PAR BSW employee, Carrie Darsham
February 24, 2015

Residents at Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Hall may recognize this friendly face walking in the halls of Blaisdell and Saunders. But, make no mistake, she is not a resident. The Daily Illini got a chance...

When dining hall days are done: Quick, easy recipes to cook on your own

February 24, 2015

Without mom and dad’s cooking or the comfort of the dining halls, getting fed every day can be a stressful thing to tackle. To relieve some anxiety, here are some quick and easy recipes from a few of...

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