Blog Posts

Whatever you want to read about—from campus life to application tips—you’ll find it here, starting with our newest content.

When to Begin Studying for Final Exams?

After Thanksgiving break, final exams feel so near. For many students, especially freshmen taking their first round of final exams, it is hard to determine when to begin studying. The first thing to consider is how much studying you will actually h… Keep Reading

by Rachel

November 26, 2017

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Thanksgiving Break is Important

After 12 weeks of homework, meetings, classes, and everything else that arises, Thanksgiving break awaits students. This is not just any break, its one that is essential to the arc of each semester. Its a time to focus on things that require attention tha… Keep Reading

by Jacob

November 25, 2017

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It’s Testing Time

Hello juniors, Not sure if you noticed it or not, but the seniors will be gone soon.  That means that your high school...belongs to you now. That also means you should be preparing yourself for the college application process.  I know it can b… Keep Reading

by Brian

November 20, 2017

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Prof(ILL)es Series: Sarah Warren

This is post 3 of 3 in my Prof(ILL)es Series. If you are interested in learning more about why I’m doing this, check out my introduction piece. Click here if you missed last week’s Prof(ILL)e with Paul Ceneac. You can learn a lot from athletics. Th… Keep Reading

by Steven

November 18, 2017

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Five Things You Should Do During Break

It's FRIDAY! And what does that mean? The start of Thanksgiving break! I don't know about you, but I've been looking forward to this break since the first month of classes this semester. Good thing it's finally here! Since I've been thinking about b… Keep Reading

by Lydia

November 17, 2017

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Guess Who’s Coming to Campus?

Recently, I was walking around the Illini Union when I noticed a sign. Visually, it wasn't a special sign, but as it turned out, it was one that would lead me to something pretty neat. When I looked more closely at the sign I noticed it said in very plain… Keep Reading

by Jacob

November 16, 2017

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150+ majors … where do you start?!

Not sure what you want to study at Illinois or can't decide between a few options? I HEAR YA! In college I changed my major (gulp) five times. As a bright-eyed college freshman, I wanted to teach middle-school math. And, well, long story short ... here I … Keep Reading

by Kaci

November 14, 2017

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Orange Krush is back!

On Friday night, myself, my sister and my friend Kirby went to the first basketball game included in our Orange Krush student passes. We were ecstatic as the Illini played Southern University's Jaguars and won 102-55. I don't think there is a better seat … Keep Reading

by Jacob

November 13, 2017

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Coffee Shops in Champaign-Urbana

Confession: I am a huge foodie, and nothing gets me more excited than a new coffee shop on campus. And as the weather cools down, what better way to warm up than with a cup of coffee?I remember my first campus tour at the University of Illinois nearly thr… Keep Reading

by Rachel

November 13, 2017

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Dads Weekend at Illinois Is The Best

I just had my last Dads Weekend at Illinois. It was so bittersweet after four years of my dad coming downstate to hang out with me for the weekend. It was so special for us to spend time together because he is an '81 Media grad. He studied advertising jus… Keep Reading

by Daniel

November 12, 2017

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Amber’s Amazing Photo Tour 2017

To start today I need to thank Levi, Alex and Krissy for their amazing suggestions! This year's photo tour is very different from last year's blog in the best possible way, and it is all because I had some amazing guidance. Be warned....I took a lot of… Keep Reading

by Amber

November 10, 2017

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Kicking it at Krannert

Two weeks ago, I found out that the Chicago Symphony Orchestra was coming to the University of Illinois on Oct 28. I never heard this orchestra before and thought to myself that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity. When I looked online to find tick… Keep Reading

by Immanuel

November 10, 2017

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Spread a Little Thanks

The fall season is coming to a close as Thanksgiving draws near, and I can’t help but feel a sense of thankfulness for all of the amazing opportunities the University of Illinois has provided for me in my two years here. Today I would like to thank all … Keep Reading

by Rachel

November 9, 2017

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Free T-Shirts

One thing to expect when attending the University of Illinois is a new wardrobe. Besides all of the heavy jackets and sweatshirts you'll be buying for winters in Champaign-Urbana, you will also be obtaining a new lineup of free t-shirts distributed at dif… Keep Reading

by Jacob

November 5, 2017

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Prof(ILL)es Series: Paul Ceneac

This is post 2 of 3 in my Prof(ILL)es Series. If you are interested in learning more about why I’m doing this, check out my introduction piece. Click here if you missed last week’s Prof(ILL)e with Thomas Dowling. A line or two on perspective The… Keep Reading

by Steven

November 4, 2017

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I Wore Orange and Blue to Class for a Week

At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, it is well known that our school colors are orange and blue. You really can't walk anywhere on campus without the two vibrant colors popping up. When I first moved onto campus, I didn't own much orange a… Keep Reading

by Lydia

November 3, 2017

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All-Star Guest Speakers

Every day, my classes are inspiring and very helpful in my path toward a career in advertising. Sometimes though, I am especially inspired. Earlier this week, one of the core advertising classes that I am taking this semester happened to have a very aweso… Keep Reading

by Jacob

October 28, 2017

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Marlon Wayans: A Great Start To Homecoming Week

The Illini Union is an amazing resource because it holds daily and weekly events to entertain and educate students. From stand-up comedy to guest speakers, the Union's mission is to serve Illinois students. Every college has a student union, but I can con… Keep Reading

by Daniel

October 28, 2017

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Handshake: The Illinois Internal Job Board for Students

So, being a senior here at Illinois is bittersweet. I am sad to leave the University of Illinois and will miss all of the people and experiences I have had here. However, I am ready to move on and get my career started. Just like you, starting here at Ill… Keep Reading

by Daniel

October 28, 2017

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Volunteer Opportunities in the Champaign-Urbana Community

Volunteering is one of the most selfless ways to get involved with your community, and Champaign-Urbana is a great area to find a multitude of volunteer opportunities. Today, I will give you a few incredible suggestions, some of which I have participated … Keep Reading

by Rachel

October 27, 2017

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