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407 S. Main St. Normal, IL 61761 309.452.4436
Noodles & Company 609 S. Main St. Normal, IL 61761 309.454.3900
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Campustown 121 North St. Normal, IL 61761 309.452.1360
Carl’s Ice Cream 1700 W. College Ave. Normal, IL, 61761 309.454.7732
Ching’s 1101 N. Main St. Normal, IL 61761 309.451.1999
College Station Apartments 9 Traders Circle Normal, IL 61761 309.454.5549
The Edge 800 W. Hovey Ave., Suite 100 Normal, IL 61761 309.454.5599
First Site Apartments 138 E.Beaufort St., Suite A Normal, IL 61761 309.888.4444
Papa John’s Pizza 602 Kingsley St. Normal, IL 61761 309.454.7272
SAMI 608 Kingsley St. Normal, IL 61761 309.888.4600
Schnuck’s Normal Marketplace 1750 Bradford Ln. Normal, IL 61761 309.451.7100
Schooner’s 810 E. Grove St. Bloomington, IL 61701 309.829.6841
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PINK (D) ROUTE LEAVES:
Uptown Normal at :55
College Hills at :25
PURPLE (C) ROUTE LEAVES:
Downtown Bloomington at :45 Eastland Mall at :55
Eastland Mall at :15
GREEN (A) ROUTE LEAVES:
Uptown Normal at :25, :55
Downtown Bloomington at :10, :40
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Did You Know? • Normal houses the only North American branch of Mitsubishi Motors Manufacturing Division, becoming the focus of a 2011 ad campaign. • The Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall complex, which opened in 2011, covers 170,000 sq. ft.
• Milner Library holds more than 1.6 million volumes.
• ISU began using Single Stream Recycling in the fall of 2011, meaning all recyclable materials can be put in one container. • Evergreen Cemetery in Bloomington contains the body of Dorothy Gage, the inspiration of Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz.”
• One third of the barns in McLean County that existed in 1955 exist today.
• McLean County was officially established on Dec. 25, 1830.
• The Pub II has a specialty drink called “The Red Bird,” but it must be specifically asked for. Courtesy of the College Prowler, familysearch.org, University of Illinois Extension, the Mitsubishi website, the ISU Admissions website and the Pantagraph.
You’re hoping to meet people with similar interests.
When you think of the “college experience,” you think of what you have seen in movies and on TV.
Being active is an important part of your lifestyle.
You like to be a team player.
You want to hone your professional skills.
You already know what you want to do and don’t want to waste time “experimenting.”
YES Giving back to society has always been a focus in your life, whether on your own or in a group. You should consider joining a sport of some kind. More extended results are available online.
Join the club! Whether youâ€™re a freshman looking to get involved on campus or a senior wanting to have a fun last year, organizations are a huge part of the college experience. This quiz can help you determine where you belong at ISU, offering you four different possible results. More details about these results can be found online at videtteonline.com/clubresults.
YES Being a part of Greek life may be the answer for you. Check out more details online.
YES The point of college, besides the education, is to discover a sense of fellowship amongst peers.
You might have an interest in joining an academic group. Be sure to go online to learn more.
Service organizations could be the place for you! Go online to look at more detailed results.
Hungry? Grab grab some dining center favorites chris chipman Columnist
verybody loves good food. Good food makes eating pleasurable instead of being just a way to obtain the necessary nutrients needed to continue on with the day. Thankfully, the two dining centers at ISU offer a variety of delicious options that can help new students feel like they are eating at home. The Watterson Dining Commons is recognized as one of the better dining centers in Illinois, and students seem to think the same. The dish that seems to be the most popular among the student body is the chicken tenders, which are served very frequently. Students are willing to wait in line for extended periods of time to get their hands on them. Other home cooked options that students tend to like are the macaroni and cheese, sausage bar and the orange chicken at the Asian station. Orange chicken is served almost every day, which makes it an excellent option to fall back on when you are not in the mood to eat any of the other options offered. Linkins Dining Center, located at Tri Towers, also offers home cooked meals and even a Mongolian grill. Some of the home cooked dishes are great, but students also seem to flock to the stations where customization is encouraged. Watterson Dining Commons tries to combat the monotony of typical college dining by giving the students a chance to create their own meal. The sandwich bar is vast, possessing many different meats, vegetables and condiments that fit whatever criteria students might have. The salad bar offers the same amount of customization and it happens to be my personal favorite part of the dining center. The pasta is much of the same mentioned above, and seems to be a student favorite as well. Eating the same food can get boring, and the Illinois State Dining Center has broken the stereotype that students in college have limited options when it comes to food. Vast customization and hot, home cooked meals keep students happy and satisfied, which is what most other dining centers fail to achieve.
Did You Know?
• Campus Dining Services offers students the option of meeting with a registered dietitian to learn more about their nutrition.
• If students have food allergies, celiac disease, or special diets (including vegetarianism), accommodations can be made if Campus Dining Services is notified.
• Students have the ability to view weekly menus online for both Watterson Dining Commons and Marketplace at Linkins to learn the meal options as well as the appropriate serving sizes.
• Watterson Dining Commons finished renovations in 2010, and Marketplace at Linkins completed its renovations in 2007.
Dining Center Hours:
• If students run out of meal swipes on their Redbird IDs, they have the option of using flex dollars or real money at the dining centers.
Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
• Students are limited to only three carry out meals per day when they have the unlimited meal plan.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Top 5 Best Places To Eat On Campus Kelley Bowles Reporter
1. McAlister’s Deli: McAlister’s has a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, soups and more. Its famous iced tea has students lined up out the door on Free Tea Day, and the best part is that McAlister’s accepts your flex dollars. 2. Jimmy John’s: Craving a sub and looking for a freaky fast delivery? With a location on Main Street as well as North Street, students can’t get enough. “We work really hard to stay clean and especially with all of these other restaurants in Uptown, it feels good,” Assistant Manager Stephanie Hospelhorn said.
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3. The Rock Restaurant: From gyros and Mediterranean choices, to American classics and more, the Rock Restaurant in Uptown has tasty options for everyone. “The gyro is always number one, or the garlic chicken, as well as the
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Falafel with the sauce we get from overseas,” Manager Said Saliba said. 4. Pub II: Open since 1974 and being the first place in Normal with a liquor license, students can’t stay away from Pub II. “We are famous for the cheese balls. They are breaded, deep fried and filled with cheddar or pepper jack cheese,” Manager Terry Stralow said. 5. Firehouse Pizza: For many ISU students, the pizza of choice is Firehouse Pizza in Uptown. “Firehouse Pizza has the best pizza and wings in walking distance on campus,” sophomore Danielle Farrow said. Firehouse has been voted Best Pizza three years in a row by ISU students. “The BLT Pizza is pretty mindblowing,” Mananger Terry Bilbert said.
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Balance is key as a freshman, students say holly petrovich News Editor
Coming into college as a freshman can be very intimidating; the transition from not living at home and being away from what is comfortable can make anyone uneasy. Luckily, ISU students have contributed their tips and advice to freshmen, hoping to make their first year run smoothly. Across the board, students stressed the same thing for incoming freshmen to keep in mind, which is to maintain an equal balance in life and be well-rounded. “My advice would be to learn balance and prioritize,” Chris Deligiannis, sophomore renewable energy major, said. Alexa Mundzic, sophomore nursing major, agreed. “Try to find your balance between schoolwork and having fun with all of the friends you meet,” Mundzic said. While meeting new people is a very exciting and important part of the college
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major. She suggested doing homework during the day to keep priorities straight. “You’ll find you have so much ‘me’ time at the end of the day that way,” she added. Aside from the academics, college is a great way to meet people and learn from experiences. ISU offers so many different clubs and organizations, that any student can easily find one to fit into. “Get active, involved and find good ways to spend your new spare time,” Eric Walsh, sophomore exercise science major, said. Finding a place of belonging in an unfamiliar school can seem overwhelming, especially during the first semester, Jennifer Wilson, special education major graduate, said. “Just don’t be afraid to put yourself out there, try new things, and meet a lot of people,” she advised.
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AUGUST 8/23 First Weekend: Foam Dance Party 8/24 First Weekend: Hypnotist Matt Grisham 8/27 Recruitment/Informational Night 8/29 Festival ISU
SEPTEMBER Recruitment Open House Double Feature Friday Fair Trade Coffee Tasting Reggie Nites: Free Bowling, Billiards, & More 9/28 Water Awareness Ball 9/30 Homecoming Kick Off BBQ 9/5 9/6 9/13 9/13
Reggie Nites : Free Bowling, Billiards, & More 10/15 Musician & Poet Mohammed Bilal 10/18 Double Feature Friday 10/25 Family Weekend: Performer (TBA) 10/26 Family Weekend: Free Bowling, Billiards, & More 10/2 Homecoming Carnival 10/4 Homecoming Bonfire 10/11
NOVEMBER Reggie Nites : Free Bowling, Billiards, & More 11/6 A Place at the Table 11/12 Marvel Comics Editor, Bill Rosemann 11/19 Art Gala 11/1
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The ISU Bucket List 1.
Play in the fountain outside
Read The Vidette
Stevenson on a summer night
garage by Southside and the Rec right before dawn to watch
experience here wonderful
Tell everyone who has made my
what they mean to me
TakeapicturewithBowman Eat late night D.P. Dough
Climb all of the stairs of Watterson
Get into grad school
ILSTU snow trip gorilla suit on
Go to the Pub II
Ride the bull at Six Strings
Fall in love
Go to Merry Ann ’ s every night of GotothePlanetariumandlookat
BecomeamemberofBrewe-ha ’ s import club
Get a picture with Reggie
Attend the Homecoming Parade Do Zumba at the Rec
Playhide-and-seekinMilner Join an RSO
See March Madness
Go to a Pub Wednesday
Participate in ISU Relay for Life Play an intramural sport
Eat cheese balls at the Pub II
Drinkalongislandicedteaat Mulligan ’ s
Ride a party bus to Downtown Bloomington
Watchallofmybestfriendsgradu- ate and be proud that I ’ ve met some of the most
Discover my true passion
amazing people in the world
Beinamainstageshowpartofthe School of Theater and Dance ChillontheQuadwithno
Eat dinner at the president ’ s house Attend the Gamma Phi circus
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