Tag Archives: U of I

What’s It’s Like to Attend U of I – Kayla Mingus

What to do Around the Campus.


Photo by Kayla Mingus.

Searching for a fun college to attend? Worried about what to do during your free time between classes? Wondering what the classes will be like and if you’ll have any free time (you will!)? During my stay on the U of I campus I have found the answers to these questions.


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Environment H.A.P.N.S. at the U of I by MyKeisha Wells

The University of Illinois (U of I) establishes several environmental aspects that attain a beautified campus, in which everyone can benefit.


As one walks on the U of I campus – predominantly during the summer time, it is noticable how the smiles, laughter, and vibe naturally bounce from person to person. There are students jogging, riding bikes, reading books, laying in the grass and professors engaging in light conversation with one another. This ultimately enables visitors to see and feel the humanity and compassion throughout the campus, which is appreciated.

Two gentlemen enjoying the weather on campus. Photo by MyKeisha wells


Photo by MyKeisha Wells

(Kelly Stauskin speaks of her experience on the environment of the campus- “every staff member and every professor that we’ve talked to have been super gracious and nice..”)



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U-of-I Sesquicentennial Celebration: From Then to Now

Alma Mater Statue

The University of Illinois has grown and evolved over the past 150 years to become one of the most renowned universities in the world.

The University of Illinois started way back, 150 years ago. It started as Illinois Industrial University and with a class of about only 50 students. Over the years the university has made many additions eventually leading to their success and accomplishments of being one of the top universities in the world. Today the school has over 40,000 thousand students and is continuing to grow. It has taken a lot of work to get to this point and it didn’t just happen overnight. Through the archives and histories told by people who have been around, the evolution of the university from the past to the present could be better understood.

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Medieval Irish Exhibit


Image of Spurlock Museum

I did my assignment on the new art exhibit held in the U of I’s Spurlock Museum. I must admit, this assignment was very stressful, but I am proud of the end result. If I have not been to the exhibit to do this assignment, I would have never been there to see the art exhibit . I’ve definitely learned so much about the Irish culture during my time there.  Continue reading

Assignment 2 Reynolds

Assignment 2 was pretty fun to create. I’m getting more comfortable with using the camera both on and off the tripod.  Breakfast is also one of my favorite meals of the day, so it was fun finding the perfect shot that gave viewers that “good morning” feel. It’s easy to go through the daily motions of the morning without thinking about what you’re doing. I wanted to capture moments that aren’t always noticed, but are vital parts of the morning. I like the idea of a photo essay because the perfect moment can be captured to tell a story. My photo essay with sound can be viewed here. My photo essay without sound can be viewed here. Enjoy!

One Saturday Morning

One Saturday Morning

A Journey Through Multimedia Journalism


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A photo of myself.

Just signing up for this class stressed me out. I knew it would be full of projects and equipment I didn’t know how to use. I was right but it was nothing I couldn’t handle. I learned SO much, by messing up and trying again and asking for help. Asking for help is key in this class, and starting the project early. Everything that can go wrong will go wrong. Starting early will save you from missing an assignment or pulling an all-nighter.

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Wheelchair Basketball

No Limits To Basketball

By, Senait Gebregiorgis

For Assignment 4 I decided to choose a unique feature story like wheelchair basketball. I actually had the chance to try wheelchair basketball and play beforehand and man was it fun and tough all at the same time. Trust me, it’s not as easy as it looks. It has a lot of skills and techniques to it such as picking up the ball with the wheel, or using your upper body strength to shoot for the basket.


Martinez Johnson, junior at U of I in Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team

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Stressing About Your Post-Grad Life? — There’s Still Hope!

Students–Past and Present–Dish on All Things Graduation

Right now, U of I seniors might be excited, shocked, sad or baffled by the fact that graduation is on its way. Regardless of how seniors are feeling, May 18th 2014 is right around the corner…..

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UIUC Engineering Online Student Portal

This year, about 8,000 students (myself, Natalie and Gino included!) will be saying goodbye to their undergrad careers. While this might seem like an overwhelming thought to many, there are a lot of things seniors can do to secure themselves a great job after graduating.

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