Author - Kripa

A College Summer “Break”

Summer break can be a few months of relaxation and full of traveling, but college can bring other opportunities into your life! This summer I will be spending my summer in Champaign, doing a lot of different things. I...

Mental Health in College

While college is some of the best four years of people’s lives, it can also be one of the most stressful periods as well. Before you enter college, I want to share a few tips on how you can maintain and improve your...

Graduation Lookbook

As our seniors start counting down the days until graduation, the first question people bring up is: What are your plans after college? Below are some of the responses you might hear! 1. Job A large percent of our...

Illinois’ Winter Session

It’s finally winter break for us here at Illinois! While these few weeks are a time of rest and recovery for a lot of students, a handful like to take advantage of this time off to take an extra class, study abroad, or...

Gobble, gobble!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family! This is one of my favorite holidays because of all the good food that everyone gets to eat. And speaking of food, I thought it would be appropriate...

Surviving Midterms

I’ve been MIA these past few weeks due to a second round of midterm exams—I apologize for that! But I am back, better than ever! My midterms these past few weeks were definitely stressful, to say the least, but I want...

Homecoming!

Homecoming has concluded here at Illinois. This week of celebrating our school, alumni, and our pride is one of my favorite times of the year! Here are few things that students look forward to seeing or being a part of...

When Cooking Gets Hard

As a junior, cooking for myself in my apartment has been a struggle I face every day. My meals consist of spicy Ramen, ham sandwiches, and smoothies when I’m feeling healthy now and then. Since moving out of my...

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Football season has begun here at Illinois and students are more than excited for the upcoming season! As of yesterday, our team is 2-1, under the leadership of Coach Lovie Smith! Aside from the game itself, our...

A Fresh Start

First week of junior year: check! As I begin my third year here at Illinois, it is still a weird feeling to transition from a free, relaxing summer to a strict schedule and a structured daily routine. You would think I...