Luka Req

The Campus Series was on hiatus, but the wait is finally over — we’re back to let you what’s good in Champaign-Urbana.

To kick off our first Campus Requisites installment of the school year, we caught up with UPC’s own Luka Lto learn about his must-haves for life on campus. Whether kickin’ it with friends at Bonnaroo or chatting with Dreamville’s Bas, Luka’s clearly a man with many interests. There is no question – it is Chicago sports above everything with the homie. Depending on the weather, you will likely spot Luka around C-U flashing either his Chicago Cubs fitted, Leaders1354 beanie, or Chicago Blackhawk-adorned iPhone 6+.

Luka prioritizes loyalty. From his 2010 MacBook Pro and Beats by Dre headphones to his versatile Air Jordan Cement IIIs, he counts on his realiable go-to’s when going to class and perusing his favorite Chicago shops (if you’re curious, St. Alfred’s, Leaders1354, RSVP Gallery to be exact). Wondering what’s in his tape deck? More than likely he’s bumping cuts from Kanye West, Nas, John Legend, The Beatles, or Stevie Wonder. Majoring in Political Science & Communications, Luka hopes to pursue a possible career in law. Take a look below and see what he had to say.


Air Jordan Cement IIIs: “Got these back in 2011 on Black Friday. I can’t stand lines and waiting out at stores for hours, but I had to get my favorite pair of J’s. Favorite thing about these it’s that they go with pretty much anything I rock. These bad boys went through hell and back as I wore them through the countless muddy trenches at Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo.”

Cubs Fitted Cap: “Going through many years of disappointment with the Cubs, I will always rock this hat with pride. With Maddon sitting in the captain’s seat, things are going to start looking good in Wrigley! (Hopefully)”

iPhone 6+: “With the new iOS 8 and the upgrade in the hardware, this is by far the best phone Apple has put out. Let’s just pray this thing doesn’t bend in my pocket!”

Leaders1354 Cap: “We all know how gruesome this weather can get down here.”

Bonnaroo Lunchbox: “This past summer was my very first Bonnaroo and when they mailed the passes out, they came in these really cool lunch boxes. I use this thing everyday when it comes to putting my keys, wallet, and whatever kind of junk I have.”

Beats by Dre Headphones: “I’m always listening to music and having these headphones makes listening to music a whole lot better. The sound quality on these is unreal. Also it comes very handy when I’m listening to our UPC Tapedeck.

MacBook Pro: “My love for my Macbook Pro will never die. I’ve had this for about 5 years and it’s still kicking just fine. With the new Yosemite update, I couldn’t ask for a better laptop.”

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