Author - Sarah

My Trip to Curtis Orchard

Recently, I went to Curtis Orchard here in Champaign-Urbana. I believe I went two years ago, and I was sad that I didn’t get to go last year, but I was delighted to go again! Firstly, the weather on the day that...

The Time Between Midterms

Hello, everyone! I hope this busy time of the semester, otherwise known as midterm season, is treating you well. Right now, I’m between midterms, and it is kind of nice to have a break from taking exams. This has...

Sustainable Student Farm on the Quad

After hearing that the Student Sustainable Farm would be selling fresh produce on the Quad today, I knew I had to go! To say the least, I’m super glad that I went! For a grand total of two dollars, I purchased...

Exercise for Fun!

Good morning, everyone! I hope you all are doing well and are excited for the next week of classes after a long weekend. I don’t know about everyone else, but my semester has already been pretty busy. To help...

Happy First Day of Class!

Hello, everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic first day of classes. I am so glad to be back here at Illinois. It feels so nice to return to such a beautiful, interesting, and exciting place. I really enjoyed my...

Taking Breaks During Finals

It is well known that this time of year can be associated with stress and having a lot of things to do. Generally, if I think about those things as being stressful, I get more freaked out. So, I instead try to think...

Evening Class

This semester has been the first time I’ve had an evening class, and to my surprise, I’ve really enjoyed this change in schedule! Last spring, one of my classes had a weekly film screening from 7:00 to 9:30...

Tips for When You Have a Lot to Do

I hope everybody is doing super well and enjoying the lovely spring weather. I know I am! This week has been pretty busy so far since I had tests on Monday and Tuesday. With a lot of stuff happening mid-semester, I...

Stay warm, everyone!

Hope everyone is staying warm! After the super warm weather that we had on Saturday, it’s hard to believe how snowy it is today. I’ll admit that I love watching the snow, it is cold but beautiful. This...

Tea Ceremony at the Japan House

Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending a tea ceremony as part of one of my classes. To say the least, I was quite impressed. The Japan House is so welcoming, and I really enjoyed watching the ceremony. The whole...

Congratulations, new Illini!

I know that I’m a few days late, but I just wanted to say congratulations to the newly admitted Illini! I remember being super happy when I found out that I would not only be attending the University of Illinois...

Happy first day of classes!

I hope everyone had a wonderful first day of classes today! I can’t speak for everyone else, but I always get super excited to begin a new, fresh routine. The beginning of the semester (and frankly, every day) is...

What I’ve enjoyed doing over break

I’ve had a wonderful break so far, and I hope everyone else is enjoying it as well. I’ll admit, sometimes it’s strange to have so much free time and not live on such a structured schedule. Winter break...

A favorite studying technique

With finals approaching, studying techniques are definitely being discussed. I know that studying is a very personal thing, and what works for one person may not work for another. Many people have some favorite studying...

Being productive over break

This post is delayed a few days due to publishing, but still relevant. Welcome back, everyone! I have to say, it’s great to be back, even though life is a bit busy! Part of what is helping me stay calm is the fact...

Things to enjoy over break

This was supposed to be published over Thanksgiving break, but due to publishing issues, it’s here today! These will be on my list of things to do over Winter break, too! Thanksgiving break really is a nice time...

Meeting with my advisor

Today, I met with my advisor, and like all of my meetings with my advisor, I was reminded of how incredibly useful advisors are. I also am super excited for next semester. I’ve been really enjoying all my of...

My favorite spot to take a break

Currently, the weather here in Champaign is amazing. This gorgeous weather comes after a week of darkness and rain, so I’ve enjoyed it very much. When the weather is nice, or even when it’s not so nice, one...