Author - James

Graduation and Beyond

Hi all, It’s odd how college feels like staring at the Earth from space. When you’re in it, it’s your entire life: friend circles, academic structure, go-to things to eat, study, and play. But now that...

Disability Culture at Illinois

Hi everyone, I wanted to take the time to address the topic of disability at Illinois. Despite being one of the largest minority groups, students with disabilities are often overlooked and left out of important...

Are you thinking about Graduate School?

It’s never too early to start thinking about what you want to do after graduation. If grad school is in your list of goals, then this is especially true. You can check out U of I’s offered graduate programs...

Dorm Areas: Illinois Street

Ah, ISR, home to the engineers and close neighbor of both the Main and Engineering quads. Have you heard that ISR is where hard-studying, non-socializing, awkward types are? Well, you might be half right, but then...

Dorm Areas: Allen Hall

I live in apartments now, but I spent my first three years at Florida Avenue Residence Halls, and they were some of the best years of my life. As a new Illini, you might be wondering where to live. The easiest way to...

Filmmaking Resources at Illinois

Hi everyone! Illinois isn’t known as a major filmmaking school, but if you like to make videos, you’re not totally stranded from options—contrary to what being in the middle of cornfields might suggest. For...

Division of General Studies: Part 3

Here’s the last and final part! The Division of General Studies (DGS) can be a great student network, but it’s not always a great professional one. It’s fun to meet other students in DGS. You can make...

Division of General Studies: Part 1

Hi all, This semester will mark the end of  my first year as an advertising student. Before my junior year, I spent two years in DGS (Illinois’ designation for undecided students). While I’m happy with where...

Dorms vs Apartments

Hi everyone, It seems pretty natural to the majority of people to move out to apartments ASAP. But the truth is, dorms have a lot of great benefits too. I’ll be moving out to apartments next year as a senior, but...