Author - Maggie

Best Places to Hang in Urbana

Downtown Champaign tends to get a lot of attention. There’s a lot of cool shops and restaurants located there, and they’re all a quick bus ride away from campus. However, I think Urbana deserves a little...

Why I Chose Illinois

I’m going to be completely honest with you—Illinois wasn’t my first-choice school. I’m from Illinois and grew up hearing about University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign my whole life. Because my mom...

Intermezzo Cafe at Krannert Center

I have a serious problem with eating out. It’s maybe my favorite way to spend money because I’m always hungry (and often hangry). But I’m also a broke college kid, and in light of graduating in a few...

Starting College Without a Major

When I applied to Illinois, I applied to the Division of General Studies (DGS). I was not ready to commit to a major, and major exploration sounded like exactly what I needed. At the same time, all of my friends were...

Career and Internship Fairs

So, I’m going to talk a little bit about career and internship fairs, but I want you to remember that I’m a newbie to them, despite this being my last year of college. I’ve (mistakenly) waited...

College Exams vs. High School Exams

I recently took a midterm for an advanced-level Economics courses, ECON 490: Economics of Terrorism, War, and Conflict. We’ve been economically modeling the behavior of terrorists/terrorist organizations and...

Fall in Champaign-Urbana

So, I admit this post is a little bit ill-timed because yesterday was actually the first day of fall and what I’m about to tell you about actually happened on Labor Day, but I’d argue that fall is a state of...

Studying Abroad

Exactly one year ago, I was getting ready to leave the country for the first time ever and spend the fall semester as an exchange student in England. So, in honor of this study-abroad-iversary, I’d like to give a brief...

Staying on Campus for the Summer

Let’s talk about staying on campus for the summer. Since we’ve probably never met before/maybe you haven’t read my bio, I’m Maggie, an English and Economics double major with a minor in...