Author - Jacob

Morning Classes vs. Afternoon Classes

After almost six semesters at Illinois, I have finally settled on my opinion in the debate of morning classes versus afternoon classes. Although it’s always nice to use mornings for extra sleep or to catch up on...

Microeconomics & Macroeconomics

Everybody has classes they are good at. Everybody has classes they are bad at. Microeconomics & Macroeconomics were two classes that I was not so good at. My inability to ever do well in those classes was probably...

What happened to syllabus week?

Each semester, college students all over the country cherish the time known as “syllabus week.” Unlike the rest of the weeks of a college semester, syllabus week is very low maintenance because it is the...

The Magic of Getting Involved

In the first few weeks or months of your time at the University of Illinois, you may find it beneficial to seek out opportunities to become more involved with your major outside of the classroom and regular homework...

Why I Love Advertising

When I transferred from the Division of General Studies into the College of Media at the end of my freshman year, I was ready to learn all I could about advertising, my new major. Since then, my love for advertising has...

The Best of All the Seasons

Many universities can claim weather-specific environments that appeal to people who enjoy constant cold or warmth. Some universities are lucky enough to be located in locations that are central to the experience of all...

Senioritis!

I remember the spring of my senior year in high school as a time of great anticipation with raw excitement that I can still feel just thinking about it. After finding out that I had been accepted to Illinois and...

Keep an Open Mind About Your Major

On the road to freshman year at Illinois, you may think that your major is completely decided and that your future is totally decided. While that may be true sometimes, there are many instances where people explore...

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...

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...

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...

150 years of Illinois

My junior year of college is especially awe-inspiring because it marks the 150th anniversary of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This year, I have realized the rich and storied history of the university...

3 Tips for Studying In College

Each semester is a new time for trial and error. Personally, I can say from experience that there are many aspects of college that be challenging at first but over time can become better with new discoveries. One major...

Week 5 Check In

Well, it’s week five of the semester. I just finished my first exam in my marketing class and I feel great about what the results will be. I started this semester thinking that my fifth semester would be my most...

Fall Food Adventures

Throughout my first two years of college, I was very used to eating at certain places and choosing to stay with the tastes that I considered safe. This fall, all of that has changed. I have begun to try many different...

I Love the Illini Union

This year, I have discovered a really great place on campus: the Illini Union. Now, I am not saying that I have never been there in my first four semesters. I am saying that only now am I finding out how much I love it...

My Top 5 Favorite Classes (So Far)

My sister is currently a freshman in Advertising this fall and I am having a lot of fun watching her take on the classes that I took a couple years ago. Every time that we discuss her classes, I have instant flashbacks...