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  • Illini Basketball

    Brian Smith
    Brian Smith

    It’s finally that time of year again for Illini basketball! Illinois has recruited some new players for this season such as Ahmad Starks, Aaron Cosby, and Leron Black. The team looks promising this year and is off to a great start.

     

  • The Diversity of LAS

    Mackenzie Marti
    Mackenzie Marti

    One of the things I, and many other students, love most about the University of Illinois is the diversity. There are people from all over the world that attend the U of I, which creates an open and engaging environment.

  • The Importance of Speaking Up

    Mariah Matthews
    Mariah Matthews

    I spend time almost every day reflecting on my experiences at Illinois. As I'm walking back to my apartment, or after giving a tour to prospective freshmen, I remember what it was like on my first day on campus. I was so timid, as most freshmen are, and it's hard to believe how far I’ve come.

  • Halloween Resources at Illinois

    Melisa Puthenmadom
    Melisa Puthenmadom

    Halloween celebrations may seem like a distant childhood memory to many, but for fellow Illini, it’s often the best time of the year. You might feel like nothing could shake the mental exhaustion from midterms, but late October definitely has fun things in store. In addition, Halloween costumes are encouraged, enthused about, and definitely affordable. But first, a note about one event that can get you into the Halloween spirit:

  • October at Illinois

    Katherine Boncher
    Katherine Boncher

     

    As the leaves change color here at Illinois, so do our schedules.  October brings with it new activities, new challenges, and new reasons to love this school. Here are some of October’s defining moments at Illinois:

     

  • Studying Abroad: Let it Shatter Your World

    Lindsey Zawila
    Lindsey Zawila

    I absolutely love traveling; I used to live abroad, and I have studied abroad twice, so I’m not passing up the opportunity to discuss traveling abroad.

  • Part of a Legacy

    Mackenzie Marti
    Mackenzie Marti

    Deciding where to go to college is usually a difficult decision. Yes, on the surface, you’re just trying to figure out where to continue the next four years of your education, but it’s actually much more than that.

  • Wanted: Internship

    Brian Smith
    Brian Smith

    Two weeks ago was busy due to the Fall 2014 Business Career Fair. For many juniors and seniors this is one of the most important events of the year. I originally attended the career fair as a freshman and was advised by the companies to come back during my junior year.

  • Reliving Freshman Year as an LAS 101 Intern

    Melisa Puthenmadom
    Melisa Puthenmadom

    “To teach is to learn twice over.” –Joseph Joubert

    My friend and former coworker, Masrura Faruque, first introduced me to the idea of teaching a college class when she shared her experiences as an LAS 101 intern. As a past LAS blogger, she wrote about those experiences last year.

  • Embracing the Future

    Mariah Matthews
    Mariah Matthews

    I’m actually not quite sure where the time has gone. As I drove down to campus for my final move-in day I was trying to remember the order of events during my time at Illinois. When did I join that club? Was that on my 19th birthday or 20th  birthday?

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