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By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

On the night of Wednesday, August 30 in Stuart Building room 113, the Illinois Tech Student Government (SGA) held its first Senate Hearing of the semester. These biweekly meetings function as open forums where the elected leaders of the Illinois Tech student body gather to discuss their projects, events, and the approval of prospective student organizations.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

A collaborative effort between the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) and Residence Hall Association (RHA), the Food Advisory Board (FAB) functions as a direct connection between Illinois Tech Dining Services and the student body. FAB holds biweekly meetings with the management team of Illinois Tech Dining Services to discuss possible change that can be made to better satisfy the student body.

Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

A fairly new organization, Writers at Illinois Tech (WaIT) was created by physics student Alexandra Detweiler in the spring of 2017, who found the campus lacking in organizations focused on the arts. This was apparently not an uncommon viewpoint among other students, as Detweiler found no difficulties rounding up the required amount of members, and the group passed the Student Government Association (SGA) Senate’s officializing vote unanimously.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Nestled in the obscure region of Chicago known as “the area surrounding the Willis Tower,” there exists a portion of the Illinois Institute of Technology that many undergraduate students on the Mies (Main) Campus may know nothing about. Officially known as the Downtown Campus, this ten-story building (located at 565 West Adam Street, between Jefferson and Clinton) houses the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Institute of Design, and Stuart School of Business.

By: 
Joshua Ferm
Date: 
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
Recently I purchased The Red Dragon Inn made by SlugFest Games. This game is made for two to four people, though expansion packs that can be added to increase the player number. The game comes with four characters: Gerki the Sneak, Deirdre the Priestess, Fiona the Volatile, and Zot the Wizard (and his rabbit Pooky).
Date: 
Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Over the past week, an insane collection of new releases by well-known artists have dropped, and I would be remiss not to share my incredibly subjective opinions on them. The writings and ramblings below are in no way coming from some source of authority, but rather just a college freshman who enjoys listening to music. I hope what’s below brings you some sense of entertainment, a recommendation, or even an intense disagreement.

XXXTentatcion - "17" (6/10) -

Date: 
Sunday, September 10th, 2017

In the autumn of 1990, the first "IT" movie premiered as a two-part TV miniseries on ABC which both captivated and horrified TV audiences with its unique storytelling and unsettling scenes of a child-killing clown that lurks in the depth of a small town’s complex and its aging sewer system.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

In addition to translating student concerns into actionable projects, the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) also exists to connect the student body to various campus departments. One such way it accomplishes this directive is through a recurring event, known as the Town Hall. An informal question-and-answer session, Town Hall forums give students a direct opportunity to meet and ask questions of various Illinois Tech administrative offices. The first Town Hall of the semester was held on Wednesday, August 30 during the student lunch hour (12:45 p.m.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

Located on the third floor of the IIT Tower, at the southern edge of campus, is the Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC). This department is the primary on campus medical service offered by the university, with a host of health, advocacy, and wellness programs available for the students. In addition to its regular services, the SHWC has also been pursuing a connection to the student body through a partnership with the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) known as the Student Health and Wellness Advisory Board (SHWAB).

Date: 
Sunday, September 10th, 2017

On Thursday, September 7, Daniel Moser exhibited on ‘Presentation Skills’ in the MTCC Auditorium, under the curriculum of Career Services. BJ Engelhardt -Director of Operations, Digital Analytics, and Strategic Intelligence, keenly welcomed Dr. Daniel Moser and prompted our attendance for the upcoming events: Career Fair (September 21, September 22) and Prep Night (Tuesday evening, September 20 from 4:00 to and 7:30 p.m.).

Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

Some strangely timed or poorly placed mobile hardware releases have found themselves brought to market recently, and I’ve found myself questioning what was going on in the “board room” to create such a situation to begin with. Two releases in specific, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (releases September 15, 2017 in the US) and the New Nintendo 2DS XL (released July 28, 2017 in the US), have left me confused as to who the market is and what the point of their release was.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

If anything else, the music artist Taylor Swift is undeniably ubiquitous. One of the most commercially successful artists of modern times, Swift has certainly come a long way from teenage country music days. Her last released album, “1989”, was her first official pop album, fully embracing this new style. Now, after a very elusive and cryptic marketing campaign (containing many teases of snake motifs), Swift has officially announced her next album, “reputation,” due for release on November 10.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

A collaborative effort between the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) and Residence Hall Association (RHA), the Food Advisory Board (FAB) functions as a direct connection between Illinois Tech Dining Services and the student body. FAB holds biweekly meetings with the management team of Illinois Tech Dining Services to discuss possible change that can be made to better satisfy the student body.

Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

A recently-confirmed part of the Homecoming Week festivities and one of Prism’s biggest events of the year is a much-anticipated upcoming Shamir concert. Prism is an on-campus organization dedicated to supporting Illinois Tech’s LGBTQIA+ population, so it stands to reason why the group would bring Shamir, a non-binary artist, to campus. According to Emma Kaufman, Prism’s vice president, Shamir performs electronic and disco music.

Date: 
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Welcome to the 2017-2018 academic year!  Illinois Tech’s Office of Technology Services (OTS) is pleased to share with the university community some highlights of the improvements that were made over the summer to make students’ campus experience even better.

Date: 
Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Global Grounds

 

To anybody who knows me or has ever talked to me in the vicinity of MTCC while the subject is on my mind, it wouldn’t be too surprising to hear me say once again that I am not the biggest fan of the food around here. However, today I will avoid delving too deeply into my standard rant of hyperboles - though it will be difficult for me - in order to offer up some bitter-sweet praise.

By: 
Joshua Ferm
Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

Monday, September 10, 1973

Early in the morning, two bombs exploded at the King’s Cross and Euston tube stations. Fifty minutes apart, the explosions injured around thirteen people, but no one was killed. Scotland Yard immediately began searching for the teenage suspect.


Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017
After a somewhat agonizing wait, Sonic Mania, the latest entry in the 2D Sonic the Hedgehog game series, arrived on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on August 15, 2017, with the PC version released August 29 through Steam. Due to being very hit or miss over the course of the last ten plus years as a series, Sonic has been somewhat of a controversial franchise, regarded with strong opinions in defense of and in criticism of.
Date: 
Sunday, September 10th, 2017

For the people of Chicago, Labor Day weekend marks the final hurrah of the summer before the city starts its slow and steady march towards the severe, icy cold conditions of winter that the city is known for. Because of this, numerous summer long events in Chicago have their final occurrence during this weekend, including Navy Pier’s weekly summer fireworks display. Despite rainy conditions on September 2, countless people came to the pier to see the finale of the summer fireworks.