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Studying abroad? Start browsing subleasing options

Studying abroad? Start browsing subleasing options

By David Rothmund February 11, 2014

When Alla Krashevsky, junior in LAS, was notified she would be studying abroad in Granada, Spain, in August, she was teeming with excitement. But with plans to travel abroad, every study abroad student...

Six ways to make your dorm room or apartment feel more like home

Six ways to make your dorm room or apartment feel more like home

By Mara Shapiro February 11, 2014

Leaving home can be tough for a lot of college students. However, it is still possible to make a college dorm or apartment a “home away from home” through various decorative and comforting tactics...

Five ways to divide up roommate chores

Five ways to divide up roommate chores

February 11, 2014

Avoid the mess of unclean dishes, scattered laundry and dirty floors with creative ways of dividing house responsibilities. With these ideas, there won’t be a need for passive aggressive notes or unnecessary...

Owning pets on campus is costly, but oh so rewarding

Owning pets on campus is costly, but oh so rewarding

By Saher Khan February 11, 2014

A house is not a home without the ones you love, and that includes pets. Whether it is a cat or dog, having pets creates a different dynamic in one’s home, and that dynamic is especially felt on a college...

Dorms to apartment, teenager to adult

Dorms to apartment, teenager to adult

February 11, 2014

Once freshman year is done and in the books, University students may find themselves with the option of being able to transition from dorm life to apartment living.   The prospect of moving from one’s...

Frank Warren, author of the New York Times’ best seller, “PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God”, presented a multimedia presentation at the Foellinger Auditorium on Nov. 5.

Dream house made of campus buildings

February 11, 2014

Haven’t you ever wanted to go to Foellinger Auditorium, pull the screen down, and play video games on the projector? Wouldn’t it be great to have a kitchen as big as Ikenberry Dining Hall? The buildings...

When (and how) to settle landlord disputes

By Alice Smelyansky February 11, 2014

We get it all the time – whether it’s the old woman who skimps you on tips because you look too fresh-faced, or your employer who makes jokes at your expense, people like to take advantage of you because...

Avoid packing unnecessary baggage for school

Avoid packing unnecessary baggage for school

By Declan Harty February 11, 2014

At the beginning of each semester, thousands of students arrive on campus, bringing with them heaps of clothes, treasured pictures of loved ones, and, although perhaps unknowingly, items that they will...

Roommate Compatibility Quiz

Roommate Compatibility Quiz

By Raymond Sobczak February 11, 2014

Whether you are an incoming freshman or a seasoned upperclassman, picking a roommate is tough. With more than 40,000 students on campus, finding the perfect roommate can feel searching for a needle in...

House vs. apartment: the pros and cons

House vs. apartment: the pros and cons

By Bridget Hynes February 11, 2014

For upperclassmen, the decision to live in an apartment or a house can be a difficult one. There are numerous factors students have to consider, such as how much you are willing to spend on rent, if you...

Top-5 college dorm room necessities

Top-5 college dorm room necessities

February 11, 2014

Before moving off to college, those college necessity lists can seem pretty redundant. Dorm rooms are often tight on space, and not all students need the same knickknacks and room organizers to cram in....

The Art Theater in Champaign is an independent theater housed in a 100-year-old building.

A tale of two cities: Champaign vs. Urbana

February 11, 2014

Separated by an ever-powerful hyphen, Champaign and Urbana have completely different personalities. With two sides of a campus that are two different kinds of diverse, deciding where to live is an age-old...

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