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  • Graduation-Induced Nostalgia

    At the beginning of this school year, graduation seemed so distant that it was barely tangible. Now, as I sit here facing a graduation date that seems to be accelerating towards me, I am surprised by how nostalgic I already am about this campus, before I have even left.

     

  • Commencement

    This post is rather special because it is my last post as a blogger for LAS and exactly one month away from Commencement.

     

  • Mom's Weekend Fun

    While being away at school, we all get a little homesick. So what’s the perfect solution? Mom’s Weekend!  

     

  • College: The Learning Experience

    When I first came into this university, I was an undecided student. The only thing I really knew was that I wanted to love what I was studying. I expected to be involved, and I wanted to study abroad. But that’s about it.

     

     

  • Seminars on Campus

    It is easy to see that this campus has many professors and students conducting various types of research—from physics to philosophy, and everything in between. There are many opportunities to take advantage of, but there is one in particular that I have come to realize many students are unaware of.

     

     

  • Getting Fit While Having Fun

    At the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC), there are many different programs and activities that you can get involved with.  Some of these include ice-skating, healthy cooking programs, intramurals, and rock-climbing. 

     

     

  • Hidden Gems

    Earlier this semester I had the chance to visit the Urbana Free Library. I am a photographer for the Daily Illini and was covering a story about the library’s 140th anniversary. As I walked through the building and learned about the history of the library, I was amazed at how many resources were available from books, CDs, and DVDs, to just a new place to study.

     

     

  • The Importance of Internships

    For many students, graduation means starting the job hunt. When interviewing for jobs, companies often will ask about school and your past job experiences. The best way to gain this background and experience is through internships.

     

     

     

  • Winter in India

    This past winter, I partook in a course abroad. This is one course that meets on campus for the last eight weeks of the semester, and then travels overseas for 2-4 weeks into winter or summer break. For this trip, there were 13 students in the group, under the guidance of Mithilesh Mishra, senior lecturer in the Department of Linguistics and director of programming in Hindi and Urdu, and we were headed to India for about two and a half weeks.

     

     

  • Conducting Geology Research in Cambodia

    An excellent advantage of attending the University of Illinois is the amount of research opportunities available to students.