Author - Kenny

Thank You

Hey guys, This will be my last post as an Admissions Blogger, and I would just like to thank you all for tuning in. I hope that over the last year some of my blogs have in some way, shape, or form influenced you guys in...

Post-Grad Life

Hey guys, So now that I’m done being all sentimental about graduation, I want to hit you guys with a last few helpful posts detailing how you can navigate post-grad life. Now, I know most of you are years away...

GRADUATION!!! Part 3

Hey guys, So the ceremonies have been attended, the tears have been shed, and the diplomas awarded. It has been four long, hard fought years, filled with amazing new experiences, stress-filled nights studying, and...

GRADUATION!!! Part 2

Hey guys, The rant is far from over! There are just so many things I want to tell you all, so I guess I’ll start at the social level. Before I came to the University of Illinois, I was always told...

GRADUATION!!!

Hey guys, Well, it’s finally here! I’ve been a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for four years, and they have been the best four years of my life. Here I found my true passion in...

Closing Out the Year

Hey guys, It’s April, and we’ve all been in school since late August. We’re tired. We’re burnt out. We need summer break to come soon. These are all things I start hearing from my fellow students...

Mom’s Weekend

Hey guys, So as some of my current student readers already know, last weekend was Mom’s Weekend, and boy, what a weekend it was. Between running around, trying to show my mom all the attractions and sights she...

Emails, Emails, Emails!

Hey guys, So one thing that I don’t think anyone expresses to incoming freshmen enough is the flood of emails you will receive within your academic career. From the time you join the University of Illinois, you...

Campus Life on Break

Hey guys, If you decide to attend the University of Illinois, many of you at some time or another will probably have to spend at least a short amount of time on campus during non-school hours. I myself have spent a...

Repping the Illini

Hey guys, One of the most fun things I do when I’m on campus is to go to Illini sporting events. There is so much that I love about college sports. For starters, you get to see the athletes on campus all the time:...

A Sense of Community

Hey guys, So yesterday a friend of mine’s dad passed away. Apparently, he’d been battling cancer for the last few years, and my friend had hid this from me and our other friends up until his father was about...

Why I Love Creative Writing

Hey guys, In my four years here I have taken a lot of classes throughout many different majors and concentrations, and of all of them I would have to say that my favorite have been those in the Creative Writing...

Joining Organizations

Hey guys, With a lot of you now knowing that you’ve been accepted into Illinois, you’re undoubtedly looking to carve out your own niche in an environment you haven’t been fully immersed in yet. And of...

Alternative Travel

Hey guys, So for many students living in the suburbs or the city like myself, the typical routes home consist of either a car ride or a bus ride back. However, I have found that in the last three years, taking the...

Creating a Schedule

Hey guys, So by now many of you have found out that you’ve been accepted into Illinois, so congratulations, you did it, great job! But now comes the work. Getting into a major university is an accomplishment in of...

Your Home Away From Home

Hey guys, Due to a lot of race related events that have been going on here at the University of Illinois campus, as well as several other college campuses across the nation in the last few months, I thought it’d...

Just Everyday Life

Hey guys, Very soon, a lot of you high schoolers will find out whether or not you’ve been accepted into Illinois, and that is a very exciting prospect! This will be the culmination of all of your hard work...

Keeping Loose

Hey guys, So two nights ago, I just did something completely out of the blue, and it was wonderful and much needed. After studying for finals and writing papers for about eight hours straight, I was just about ready to...

Chambana Eateries

Hey guys, So after finishing all your finals, and papers, and projects, it’d be fair to say that anyone would be pretty keen on just going home and turning their brains off for the next few weeks. Well before you...