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Waking up in the morning can be a pain, especially knowing there is a long day of class and work ahead. It can be tempting to reach for sweats and a hoodie, but it may be beneficial to stop and think about how what one wears could affect success in the long-run.

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Many college students may relate to the overwhelming amount of unregistered credit cards that come flooding through the mailbox, claiming that their rewards are worth the activation. Yet, the most pressing question: is it really worth it?

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Being a millennial is interesting because any younger and this generation wouldn’t have grown up playing outside, but any older and they wouldn’t understand the wonderful world of memes.

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Getting back into the routine of classes can be difficult after a long winter break. However, with patience and perseverance, one can find the motivation to set a solid foundation for the beginning of classes.

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Eaton Studio & Gallery on Old RT. 66 has re-opened after a year of addressing utilitarian building issues with the 1902 brick building in historic downtown Bloomington.

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Everyone knows the financial struggles of being a college student, so being frugal is important when buying things that are not necessities. When it comes to inexpensive self-made Christmas decorations, a little ingenuity goes a long way.

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Veterans Day is approaching and what better way to thank those who fought for our country than a nice hot meal from some of the most popular restaurants in America.

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Trying to find a cute outfit to go out in? Need new clothes for tailgating? Going out to one of the many restaurants on campus and can’t find the right shoes?

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When driving around Bloomington-Normal, there are endless restaurants. Sometimes, food just doesn’t sound good when students want a nice drink or brew of something tasty, but don’t know where to go. Luckily there are plenty of places you can stop by to sip on some coffee or grab it to go.

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This weekend, area residents can head to  Route 66 Trail to partake in Lexington’s  Trail Market, located on 1103 W Main Street.The market will be held from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. Saturday and Sunday, no matter if weather is raining or shining. Entry is free of charge.  

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Living in Illinois certainly has its pros and cons. When thinking of your ideal place to live, it may or may not be surrounded by cornfields, livestock, and farming in central Illinois. Here is what some students at ISU have to say about their favorite and least favorite aspects of living in…

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In the age of technology, it has become easier for women to find friends and lovers alike.

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As the end of the spring semester approaches, students prepare to move out of their dorms, apartments or whatever living space they occupy during their time at Illinois State University.

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Despite current weather, spring is here and students are taking the time to declutter from the frigid winter.

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Being faithful to a nutritious diet can be difficult when the alluring smells of forbidden foods can be so enticing. Illinois State University nutrition and dietetics majors are no exception.

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Though snow still falls, Bloomington-Normal residents can enjoy springtime produce at the Downtown Bloomington Association's February Farmers’ Market.

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College students' heads are as filled with as many dreams as their campus is with people. Though winning the lottery typically remains a fantasy, Illinois State University students contemplate what they would do if that dream became reality.

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In lieu of Illinois State’s new project, “Redbird Impact,” it is important to remember the value of volunteering and making a difference in others’ lives.

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Senior food, nutrition and dietetics major Kriston Love, 22, feared she missed out on a full college experience as a transfer student. Now, Love, of Kankakee, fills her life with clubs and studies.

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At one time or another, most students have probably contemplated going through college with a furry friend by their side,. The process of taking in a pet as a student, however, can be complicated.

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For a number of students, their time as undergraduates at Illinois State University is winding down as they hit the home stretch of their college career.

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After a long winter break, students must return to a new semester of classes. Although this can be exciting, it can also be difficult to get back in the routine of going to classes after a break.

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With the holidays spent gorging on delicious food and desserts, it becomes hard to find the motivation to hit the gym and get back in shape.

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Senior psychology major Amanda Rhodes, 21, of Batavia, Illinois, wasted no time impacting Illinois State University. A leader in two registered student organizations, she ultimately enjoys helping others.

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After a long-needed winter break of sleepy mornings and every episode of “Taken” on Netflix, the start of second semester can be a drowsy one for students because the readjustment to fast-paced college life is stressful.

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Each new year brings a new energy. With the passing of 2017, students have time to reflect on areas in which they wish to improve in the new year, thus bringing about New Year’s resolutions.

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eigning in the year with new goals is not exclusive to students. Illinois State University professors share their 2018 New Year's resolutions.

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eigning in the year with new goals is not exclusive to students. Illinois State University professors share their 2018 New Year's resolutions.

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The first year of school brings many tough adjustments along with the many rewards of independence. For the first time in his or her life, a student has the opportunity to create his or her own lifestyle.

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Upon running the everlasting cycle of classroom preparations and performances, professors are just as relieved as students when winter break approaches. Illinois State University faculty and staff share their plans.

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There are many things Illinois State University students should do before they walk across the stage to receive their diploma. After spending several years at this university many have called home, it is only acceptable to leave their time as a student on the right foot.

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Art is everywhere. Art is beaut, it is real and sometimes, it is completely odd. Classical and modern art opens doors and inspires, not just for the artists but for the art consumers, too.

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The holiday season brings a bundle of cheerful celebration and fun, but with all of that comes a cost. Although this time of the year can cause a dent in the bank account, there are ways to save some cash during this giving month.

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Seeing faces illuminate while opening gifts is a heartwarming experience. However, once people resume checking their bank accounts instead of Christmas lists, the holiday cheer dissipates into sneers.

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Most college students live their lives on a tight budget, with tuition and living expenses taking up most of their funds. It is even worse when the holidays roll around.

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As Thanksgiving approaches and students prepare to spend time with family and dine on delicious food, vegetarians search for meat-free alternatives. Thanksgiving is also known as Turkey Day, and for those who have committed to a meat-free diet, it can be a challenge to find dishes at family …

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Professors spend hours lecturing and countless more preparing future lessons. Illinois State University professors share their interests when class ends and the books close.

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With leaves changing to a robin red and temperatures dropping to a chilled 50 degrees, it can only means one thing: fall is here. It is time for students to swap sunscreen and short sleeves with some necessary items that are essential for this fall season.

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It is not easy to be relaxed all the time, especially when a paper is due on Tuesday and there is a test on Friday. College students are prone to stress; but that does not mean there are not ways to get rid of it.

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With Halloween quickly approaching, Casey’s Garden Shop provides an abundance of affordable fall-themed classes for customers to participate in while indulging in their creative side.

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Halloween is one of the best times of the year to show off one’s amazing skills and scary looks. Here are some tips that students can use to not only save money, but win the best look of the night.

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With classes, organizations, work and the hectic schedule college brings, it is hard to find the time to volunteer in the community. Clear a Sunday in the schedule to get in the spirit of giving, because there is no feeling quite like it.

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Expand beyond normal thinking and attend the third annual TEDxNORMAL. Those who attend will walk out inspired and ready to take on life with a new mindset.

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Breakfast carries the moniker "most important meal of the day." However, the International Journal of Behavior and Nutrition discovered breakfast is the most skipped meal of the day. For unsure students chomping at the bit to start with a meal, here are five options.

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College is a time for personal growth, building relationships and making lifelong memories. Illinois State University has a handful of opportunities in making these years unforgettable, and one of those ways is going Greek.

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Coming back to Normal means one thing — classes are in session. With a new year underway, some beneficial health tips will provide comfort in the impending weeks to come.

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It is not everyday someone has the opportunity to know an admirable individual. Luckily for the world, there are still driven people with a passion to better society.

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More than just a place to jog or bike, Constitution Trail has plenty to offer. Many Blo-No residents are familiar with the name of the historic site but not with what all it entails.

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Motherhood brought more than children for sisters and Illinois State University graduates Kait Lawson, Whitney Strong and Tara Bauman. The gifts of Strong and Bauman's first children (Rivers Royal Blood and Brecken Reese respectively) birthed an online clothing boutique for women and childre…

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Starting out having no plans of attending college to now graduating with aims of receiving a master's degree, Jason Wynn owns a determined, disciplined personality that was made to be used in front of a classroom. His understanding, warm persona may have been developed through caring for a y…

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Although cornfields and flat land surround Illinois State University, students find pleasure running, walking and biking on the town of Bloomington-Normal’s hidden treasure: Constitution Trail.

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Student Government Association recently elected its new executive branch for next school year. Each student plans to bring new initiatives to impact the lives of students on Illinois State’s campus.

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Jack Blahnik, a freshman secondary math education major, has lofty aspirations for Redbird Gaming, ISU’s game-based RSO. Blahnik and fellow executive board member Eleno Soto recently obtained the control of Redbird eSports and decided to change the name of the group to Redbird Gaming. The na…