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Every year, we go through cycles: it starts cold, turns warm, gets hot, and returns to cold just in time to start again. By this time of year, most of us are feeling some stress from school or anxiety in our personal lives, and, with the cold weather returning, we often start to feel worse. […]

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Best Study Spots on Campus

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It’s officially midterms week. In preparation, you need to scout out and secure a great study space in order to conquer your tests! Willard Marriott Library Obviously, we couldn’t talk about study spaces without mentioning the campus staple, the Marriott Library. Everyone has their preferences, but the booths on the bottom floor take the gold. […]

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Breakfast on a Budget

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet almost a quarter of the United States skips this meal. Consider each of these important reasons to eat breakfast before you skip it:   Contributes to 16% of your daily caloric intake  Kick-starts your metabolism  Fuels your brain  Assists with weight control Your parents say so   I, too, used to question the importance […]

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Top Five Things to Do in Utah This Fall

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1. Hike in Little and Big Cottonwood Canyon.   Little Cottonwood Canyon and Big Cottonwood Canyon are by far some of my favorite canyons in Utah; they’re so beautiful! I may be biased, but I’m fully convinced Utah has the best fall colors. Go check out the colors for yourself and see the stunning mix of […]

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Best Questions to Ask a Stranger

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Congratulations on making it through your first two weeks of school! Being surrounded by new people you have never seen before, I’m sure you have met your life-long college friend by now, right? More likely than not, it isn’t obvious quite yet. Meeting new people is both exciting and nerve-racking. In order to meet new […]

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Let’s Learn About Resources

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As our largest class of residents settle into campus, we want to empower you all to explore and learn about the resources at your disposal. Afterwards, explore campus for yourself, take selfies at the resources, and submit them to our #UAreHome2021 contest. Submissions must tag @uofuhousing and use the hashtag #UAreHome2021 to enter; all submissions […]

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My First Week Living on Campus as a First-year

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I was positively terrified yet excited in the days leading up to my first-year move-in day. I considered calling in sick for college and joining the circus. To me, college just seemed like a big pile of unknowns. I often wondered things like “How am I going to make friends?” and “Am I going to […]

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A Letter to a Future Resident: Revisited

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Dear Future Resident, More than a year ago, I sat down and wrote the first letter to a future resident. I wrote that letter with hope and excitement for a year that never came. I wrote that for an experience those residents didn’t get; as we eagerly await those experiences to come again, I thought […]

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