Author - Fiza

First Semester of College Reflection

As I walked through the glossy hotel lobby, I hastened to the front desk to print next year’s housing forms before the upcoming deadline. My sense of urgency contrasted with the twinkling Christmas trees, the grand...

LEAKED: Official Placement Exam Study Guide!

Sitting in a lecture hall full of overenthusiastic pre-medical students, I was firing away at the biology advisors when it came time for questions. It was admitted student day and I felt confident in my knowledge about...

Learning How to Learn in College

Fall at Illinois: a time when campus doesn’t look any better than when blanketed with ombre orange leaves. Colder weather means sweater weather. The smell of pumpkin flavored coffee diffuses through the air, and...

Just Start!

In addition to core classes, every student enrolled in the college of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) must take an eight-week seminar during their freshman year called LAS 101 (James Scholars take LAS 122). Within the...

How To Hack Your Move-In (Without Packing)

You’ve been thinking about move-in day all summer. Binge watching every dorm tour on YouTube, ensuring that all items match your dorm’s aesthetic, and keeping your local Target in business has consumed your energy. Not...