Author - Kripa

Summertime in Champaign

Summer break on campus means a lot of free time to explore and try out different things. The following are a few things to check out around the Champaign-Urbana area. Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch Shop for...

Cha-Ching!: How to Budget in College

Ever since I began writing blogs, I’ve learned about various topics like how to manage classes, how to stay involved while still being a full-time student, etc. Something that came to my mind that could be useful for...

A College Summer “Break”

Summer break can be a few months of relaxation and full of traveling, but college can bring other opportunities into your life! This summer I will be spending my summer in Champaign, doing a lot of different things. I...

Mental Health in College

While college is some of the best four years of people’s lives, it can also be one of the most stressful periods as well. Before you enter college, I want to share a few tips on how you can maintain and improve your...

Backpack Essentials for College

Remember when you used to get a list of school supplies to buy during elementary school years? Well, I’m about to bring that back and do “School Supplies: College Edition!” Below are a few things that I found helpful in...

Graduation Lookbook

As our seniors start counting down the days until graduation, the first question people bring up is: What are your plans after college? Below are some of the responses you might hear! 1. Job A large percent of our...

How to Choose Your Residence Hall 101

For those who have decided to accept your admittance to Illinois, first off, congratulations, you made the right choice! The next step is looking into your future living situation. There is a wide variety of residence...

It’s That Time of Year Again…

It’s that time of year again… Exams are right around the corner here at Illinois. Students are hitting the books, libraries, and coffee shops all around campus. This time of year is a stressful time, so below are some...

Congratulations, Class of 2023!

Congratulations to those who have been admitted to the University of Illinois, so far! You have worked hard for this moment and the future is only beginning from here. As you celebrate your achievements, there are still...

Illinois’ Winter Session

It’s finally winter break for us here at Illinois! While these few weeks are a time of rest and recovery for a lot of students, a handful like to take advantage of this time off to take an extra class, study abroad, or...

Gobble, gobble!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family! This is one of my favorite holidays because of all the good food that everyone gets to eat. And speaking of food, I thought it would be appropriate...

Surviving Midterms

I’ve been MIA these past few weeks due to a second round of midterm exams—I apologize for that! But I am back, better than ever! My midterms these past few weeks were definitely stressful, to say the least, but I want...

Homecoming!

Homecoming has concluded here at Illinois. This week of celebrating our school, alumni, and our pride is one of my favorite times of the year! Here are few things that students look forward to seeing or being a part of...

When Cooking Gets Hard

As a junior, cooking for myself in my apartment has been a struggle I face every day. My meals consist of spicy Ramen, ham sandwiches, and smoothies when I’m feeling healthy now and then. Since moving out of my...

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Football season has begun here at Illinois and students are more than excited for the upcoming season! As of yesterday, our team is 2-1, under the leadership of Coach Lovie Smith! Aside from the game itself, our...

A Fresh Start

First week of junior year: check! As I begin my third year here at Illinois, it is still a weird feeling to transition from a free, relaxing summer to a strict schedule and a structured daily routine. You would think I...