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Green donut from local bakery

Best Restaurants in Urbana-Champaign

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 02:15   I absolutely love to eat and cook, and tour restaurants wherever I go! In the 3.5 years I’ve been a student at the University of Illinois, I’ve tried to visit every restaurant that I can. In no particular order, here are my favorite restaurants in the Champaign-Urbana area.
winter day

How to Survive Winter in Illinois

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 08:00   If you’re coming to UIUC from out of state, and have never experienced a winter colder than 25 degrees, you might be a little concerned about what you are getting yourself into.
coffee and laptop

Student blog: How to help cope with the stress of finals

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:00   It’s that time of year again where students are tucked away in Grainger, hiding underneath piles of study guides, and constantly refreshing the Compass 2G homescreen.
arizona desert

Student Blog: Sandia National Lab Internship with Devon Goszkowicz

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 08:00   Hi! My name is Devon and I am a senior in Materials Science & Engineering, with a concentration in Metals and a minor in Linguistics. Welcome to the MatSE Blog! First, a little about me: I grew up in Japan and Belgium as the daughter of a Navy fighter pilot and an ER Nurse, but my family currently lives in Oxford, Mississippi.
John Shimarek

Student Blog: What I Wish I Knew as a Freshman at MatSE

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 08:00   Being a freshman is an interesting year of transition. Like anything in life, just starting is the hardest part. We talked to some MatSE upperclassmen on what they wished they would have known or experienced when they were freshmen — and here’s what they had to say. John Shimanek: