Author - Rachel

I Almost Went to Butler University

Quick story to preface today’s post… I almost went to Butler University. They had a great education program, it was close to home, and they offered me a decent amount of scholarship money. I loved the...

Becoming a Big Fish in a Big Pond

I remember that my biggest hesitation whether to attend the University of Illinois was this: The student body is made up of about 33,500 undergraduates. Today, I’m discussing how I have made myself an impactful...

The Elements of a Solid Work Ethic

Today, I’m focusing on work ethic. It seems obvious, but it is essential to remember that a good work ethic can give you the upper hand in any college course. My freshman year, I quickly learned that the key to...

I Went to the ARC for the First Time

I’ve been a student at the University of Illinois for two years now, and in all my time here, I had never taken a trip to the ARC (activities and recreational center). My freshman year, I had a fitness center in...

Brunch in Champaign-Urbana

Whether you are visiting campus with your family or you are a freshman who is new to campus, there is plenty of exploring to do. Lucky for us, the Champaign-Urbana community is always whipping up some delicious...

New Semester, New Habits

You know that burst of motivation that you have on the first day of class? That feeling that this will be the semester you get straight As and never skip a day of class? Let’s be real, that usually lasts for a few...

Congratulations, New Illini!

First of all, congratulations to the class of 2022! You are the future of the University of Illinois, and we couldn’t be more proud and honored to have you! Now you have a tough decision to make: Which college...

Cramming For Finals?

With a large coffee in hand, she headed to the library where she would stay for hours. Sound familiar? High schoolers and college students have one big thing in common: final exams. Finals are basically a...

How to Master Your Next Interview

These days, interviews are happening constantly, whether it be a job or college admission. Here are a few tricks to master your next interview. Research the company (or school) you are interviewing with. There...

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...

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...

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...