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Apps, books and gadgets: A traveler’s packing list

By Christina Oehler February 3, 2015

Despite the winter weather, students will soon have a light at the end of the tunnel: spring break. With a week-long vacation just around the corner, students have just enough time to put together the...

Leaving for Leuven: a spring break abroad

Leaving for Leuven: a spring break abroad

By Lillian Barkley February 3, 2015

I heard about the College of Media’s trip to Belgium during Mediapalooza, the college’s spring recruiting event for admitted students. Last year, I was a high school senior, trying to make a final...

Anwen Parrott, the public relations chair of ASB and junior in LAS, on an ASB trip to Catalina Island.

Alternative Seasonal Breaks send volunteers nationwide

February 3, 2015

Many students picture their breaks from school on a beach, where they can relax and feel the sun on their faces. Anwen Parrott, an employee of Illini Media Company, public relations chair of the RSO Alternative...

Spring break playlist

By Compiled Hanadi Abunaim February 3, 2015

1. Everytime We Touch - Cascada “It is peppy and upbeat to keep you awake for a long road trip.” - Anna Fowlkes senior, LAS 2. Rip Tide - Vance Joy “It’s an upbeat and fun song. It reminds me of...

Zhaoru Chen, sophomore in Business, on her trip to Costa Rica on last year's spring break.

International students use school breaks for travel

By Jaini Shah February 3, 2015

Some students travel over spring break, while others volunteer or work. Some stay at home, relaxing and watching TV or hanging out and catching up with family and friends. But for the nearly 10,000 international...

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,...

Claire Hettinger and family near the Mendenhall Glacier and Waterfall near Juneau, Alaska, during their vacation in 2012.

Spring break allows for time with family

By Claire Hettinger February 3, 2015

College is seen as the time to escape families and be independent for the first time. But what does this mean for the people who care the most about students’ well-being, but are oftentimes excluded...

Students should use caution while traveling

By Victoria Snell February 3, 2015

Spring break is a time for fun and relaxation. However, sometimes the fun overshadows important precautions that, if ignored, can put a damper on a vacation. The U.S. Department of the State advises travelers...

Vinegar, salt and toothpaste are a few examples of common household items that can be used for spring cleaning purposes.

Go green and spring clean on a budget

By Bridget Hynes February 3, 2015

As spring break approaches, there is no better time to plan a spring cleaning session than before leaving for break. Natural, homemade cleaning supplies can be an environmentally friendly option for students...

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