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Prof(ILL)es Series: Sarah Warren

by Steven

November 18, 2017

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Career Plans, Everyday Life, Recreation, Student Organizations

This is post 3 of 4 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…

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5 Things You Should Do During Break

by Lydia

November 17, 2017

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Everyday Life

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…

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Guess Who’s Coming to Campus?

by Jacob

November 16, 2017

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life

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…

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150+ majors…where do you start?!

by Kaci

November 14, 2017

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Application

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 …

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Orange Krush is back!

by Jacob

November 13, 2017

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Recreation, Student Organizations

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 …

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Coffee Shops in Champaign-Urbana

by Rachel

November 13, 2017

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Campustown, Everyday Life

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…

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Dads Weekend at Illinois Is The Best

by Daniel

November 12, 2017

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Everyday Life

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…

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Amber’s Amazing Photo Tour 2017

by Amber

November 10, 2017

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Campus Visits, Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Recreation, Resources

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…

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Kicking it at Krannert

by Immanuel

November 10, 2017

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Application

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…

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Spread a Little Thanks

by Rachel

November 9, 2017

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Application, Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life

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 …

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Free T-Shirts

by Jacob

November 5, 2017

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Everyday Life

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…

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Prof(ILL)es Series: Paul Ceneac

by Steven

November 4, 2017

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Career Plans, Everyday Life, Student Organizations

This is post 2 of 4 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…

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I Wore Orange and Blue to Class for a Week

by Lydia

November 3, 2017

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Everyday Life

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…

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All-Star Guest Speakers

by Jacob

October 28, 2017

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Career Plans, Curricula, Resources, Work

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…

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Marlon Wayans: A Great Start To Homecoming Week

by Daniel

October 28, 2017

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Everyday Life

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…

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Handshake: The Illinois Internal Job Board for Students

by Daniel

October 28, 2017

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Career Plans

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…

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Volunteer Opportunities in the Champaign-Urbana Community

by Rachel

October 27, 2017

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Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Recreation

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 …

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The best of English, the worst of English

by Alexandra

October 26, 2017

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Curricula, Everyday Life

Hello, everyone! It's been awhile. How are you? This semester I've been running around campus, and it looks a little bit like this. You may know the feeling: head down, tiny legs running faster than you thought they could to get out of the rain/…

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How Illini Succeed

by Kaci

October 25, 2017

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Application, Career Plans, Resources

Thinking about going to college can be nerve-wracking, but also wonderful. And you know what is even more nerve-wracking and wonderful? Thinking about graduating from college! Graduation season is one of my favorite times of the year. We plant flowers (o…

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Prof(ILL)es Series: Thomas Dowling

by Steven

October 25, 2017

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Career Plans, Everyday Life, Resources, Student Organizations, Work

This is post 1 of 4 in my Prof(ILL)es Series. If you are interested in learning more about why I’m doing this or what this is, check out my introduction piece. Imagine you’re 15 years old. Imagine that since as long as you can remember, you have al…

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