Academics at Illinois: My Take

March 12, 2018

I got to write another blog post for Illinois Admissions! Keep reading for my take on majors, classes, and professors. Diving into academics at a world-class institution like Illinois can be pretty intimidating. Don’t be scared; it’s part of the fun! The best way to get the most out of your time as a student

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Why I Love “Rent the Runway”

February 5, 2018

If I’m wearing a really nice dress at a fancy event, I probably don’t own it. In fact, I probably can’t afford it. I love to look like a million bucks while spending as little as possible. That’s why I am a regular user of Rent the Runway, a clothing rental company that specializes in

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Live Your Best (Campus) Life at Illinois

February 2, 2018

I originally wrote this post for the Illinois Admissions Blog, and I enjoyed writing it so much that I decided to share it on my personal blog! Enjoy! Champaign-Urbana has a reputation as one of the most vibrant, exciting college towns in the country. After spending a day on campus, it is easy to see

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The Busiest Two Weeks of My Life

January 28, 2018

I’m happy to be back on campus for my second semester at the University of Illinois! My life is more packed than it’s ever been before, and staying balanced is a challenge. I’m lucky to thoroughly enjoy every part of my weekly schedule, so running around from early in the morning until late at night

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College Packing: The Right Way

January 6, 2018

I made a college packing list that was way too thorough. Although writing everything down helped me stay organized, I simply brought too much stuff. I started this list in late May and used through August 19, the day before I moved in. Hindsight is 20-20, and I know now which “essentials” I needed and which

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