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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...

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,...

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...

Time to choose: Public, or private?

Time to choose: Public, or private?
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...

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...

Groceries: From corporate to co-op

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.
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...

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...

West Quad and HERE Champaign townhomes to take root in campustown

West Quad and HERE Champaign townhomes to take root in campustown
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...

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,...

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...

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...

Maximize apartment space with these DIY hacks

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

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