Author - Rachel

Living Off Campus

As a senior, I feel as though it is my personal duty, mission, and responsibility to debunk common UIUC stereotypes. I could tell you that dorm food is actually pretty tasty, that class sizes aren’t always 400 students...

Welcome to My Book Club

I can’t remember the last time I read simply because I wanted to get lost in a book. With hours of academic reading assignments adding up, I could feel my passion for reading slipping through my fingers. But this...

De-stressing During Finals

This time of year, students and professor alike are feeling the stress of final exams. Believe me, this semester has been hectic to say the least. It is easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of academia, but it is just...

The First Snow of 2018!

Today marks the first snowfall in Champaign-Urbana for the 2018 year! While some will choose to bundle up and stay inside with their hot chocolate (a perfectly fine choice), there are so many activities in Champaign...

Welcome, Dads!

There’s nothing quite like Dads Weekend at the University of Illinois. Family from near and far gather on campus in celebration for Illini football, great food, and a lifetime of memories. Here are a few of my...

College Made Me A Nerd—And I Love It

So here’s the deal: I worked my butt off in school to get where I am today. I spent hours on end studying and took AP classes when I could. I put in a lot of effort to excel academically. Truth be told, school was...

Preparing for Final Exams

As May rolls around, college students and high schoolers alike are feeling the stress of exams. Preparing for final exams is half the battle to success, so today I wanted to provide a few tools that have really helped...

James Scholar Credit: EPSY 200

In the College of Education, James Scholars are required to complete a research project each semester. Two semesters of traditional research are required in which students choose from courses and ongoing research...

Taking Classes at the ARC

In my two years in Champaign, not once had I signed up for a class at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC). That is, until my roommate convinced me to take a class with her. For $5 each, we signed up for an herb...