Author - Daniel

What the Alma Mater Means to Me

The Alma Mater statue is arguably the most recognizable part of the Illinois campus. You can find the statue on the corner of Green and Wright Street in Champaign. It was designed by a University of Illinois graduate...

T-Pain is Coming!

Every April for the last three years, Illinois has held a free outdoor concert on the Main Quad for all students. The concert is called Spring Jam, and it’s starting to become a tradition. The event is always FREE...

Going to Office Hours

A piece of advice that you’ll hear hundreds of times as a student at Illinois is this: Go to office hours. What are office hours, you ask? Every professor has open availability on at least one day every week for...

Do I Need a Printer?

One of the most common questions I get from incoming students at the University of Illinois is whether or not they need to purchase and bring a printer to their residence hall room. It is a certainly a question worth...

Build Your Brand at Illinois

If there’s one thing I have learned from the excellent advertising program at Illinois, it is that we are all our own individual brands. Just like Nike, Starbucks, and McDonald’s, each person is a brand...

Dads Weekend at Illinois Is The Best

I just had my last Dads Weekend at Illinois. It was so bittersweet after four years of my dad coming downstate to hang out with me for the weekend. It was so special for us to spend time together because he is an...