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Saturday, October 14th, 2017

On October 12, Unicef at IIT held their second general body meeting to raise awareness about the current economic crisis of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Asma Suaibi, education chair, explained how children are undernourished, and parents cease sending them to school just simply because their funds are channeled towards food and medical supplies. The situation is degrading day-by-day. Here is what Marianne Neustadlt, a Venezuelan and an ex-student at IIT, has to tell us of her country:

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Saturday, October 14th, 2017
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Ethan Castro

The Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) Academic Affairs Committee undertakes projects related to the educational curriculum and environment of the university. From interactions with professors to extracurricular resources (such as the Academic Resource Center), the Academic Affairs Committee upholds a duty to create and maintain a positive educational atmosphere on the Illinois Tech campus.

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Saturday, October 14th, 2017

On the evening Wednesday, October 11, the student government association (SGA) senate met for its biweekly hearing. These meetings are attended not only by SGA executive board members and senators, but Illinois Tech students and faculty as well, and consist of officer and senator reports, potential student organization presentations, and open floor discussion.

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Saturday, October 14th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

On Thursday, October 5, the student body of Illinois Tech was presented with the news that Associate Vice Provost for Student Engagement Ryan Miller was no longer employed by the university. For many students, this news came as a shock, with seemingly no prior warning or notice beforehand about such a dramatic administrative change.

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Friday, October 13th, 2017

Looking for a new sci-fi book that’s action-packed enough to keep you distracted from your impending midterms? Columbus Day: Expeditionary Force, written by Craig Alanson and published in 2016, is not a book I would normally pick up-- in fact, it’s a book that my father forced me to read-- but it’s one that I would wholeheartedly recommend. If you’re prepared to be a little patient, that is.

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The Best Uses of Twitter's New Character Limit So Far
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Thursday, October 12th, 2017

As many already know, at the end of last month Twitter announced an interesting move in planning to double the character limit on tweets from 140 to 280. Only a handful of accounts were given the privilege, and a larger rollout is expected to happen soon, granting more this power. There’s a lot that can be done with all of this extra tweet space, and there’s a lot of speculation over whether this is a good or a bad thing.

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Saturday, October 14th, 2017

This week, this section of TechNews will highlight the WIIT show “no its becky,” which focuses on works performed by the acclaimed pop star Taylor Swift. The show is run by third-year co-terminal business student Ethan Castro since September 2017, and plays from noon to 1 p.m. each week.

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Sunday, October 15th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

On Thursday, October 12, President Alan Cramb issued the following message to the faculty, staff, and students of Illinois Tech:

“As I mentioned at yesterday’s university fall update meeting, Frances Bronet, Illinois Institute of Technology provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, has accepted the position of president of Pratt Institute, a private undergraduate and graduate school in Brooklyn, New York. Frances will remain at Illinois Tech through the conclusion of this academic semester and will begin her new role at Pratt in January 2018.

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Friday, October 13th, 2017
By: 
Joshua Ferm

Monday, October 15, 1990

After efforts to stop the Cold War had finally succeeded, the reign of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) on the edge of Eastern Europe had finally ended under the leadership of Mikhail Gorbachev. In return for his open-mindedness, Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.


Monday, October 16, 1950

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Sunday, October 15th, 2017
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Migel Santos

Bodies lying on the street, crackles of gunfire in the distance and piles of rubble that used to be someone’s home. A scene that we have already witnessed: a war-torn street in Syria or Iraq, but transplanted with jeepneys and jungle. 

Date: 
Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Walt Disney Pictures’ all time favorite Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus, was screened on Friday the 13 of October in Wishnick Hall from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. by Union Board. For those who could not make it and for those who want to relive this movie experience, here is the an overview of the movie for you all.

Date: 
Saturday, October 14th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

While we may think that this current age is one of rampant political instability and widely publicized personal drama, nothing can compare to the time of the Cadaver Synod in January of 897 in Italy. This is the official name given to the recorded historical incident in which the rotting corpse of Pope Formosus, which ironically translates into “beautiful,” was dug out of his grave, clothed in his papal vestments, sat on a throne to be put on trial, and declared guilty.

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Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Writing and Wingeing and Rice Krispy Treats

Wm. Stefan Herzing

Date: 
Friday, October 13th, 2017
By: 
Joshua Ferm

This week showed an informative contribution to Pride Week by Illinois Tech’s Prism on the bridge of the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC). Flags of different romantics and sexualities lined the windows with descriptions of each and every one. A select section of these flags falls under what is commonly referred to as “The Gray Spectrum.” This phrase is used to describe terms that are sexualities, but more of the sides of people refraining from sexual activity. Asexuality, being the most-known sexuality on the Spectrum, is the lack of sexual attraction.

Date: 
Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Don’t miss this easy, simple, high-tech way to find your next job!


By:  Teesta Jain and Donna Rockin

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Boy Scouts to Allow Girls to Join
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Sunday, October 15th, 2017

On October 11, the Boy Scouts of America released a statement officially announcing the decision to allow girls to enroll in the Cub Scouts program, with the opportunity to eventually earn the coveted Eagle Scout rank.  After years of pushing a hardcore conservative agenda, dwindling recruitment numbers has spurred the Boy Scouts to open recruitment to individuals previously barred from joining the organization.  In 2013, openly gay young men were finally allowed to join the Boy Scouts, something the Girl Scouts of America has allowed since their founding in 1912.  In 2015, the Boy Scouts a

Date: 
Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Despite having spent over three years at Illinois Tech, whether due to commuting or whatever else, seldom have I ever actually taken the time to explore the various restaurants and other dining locations available in the immediate or near-immediate area around campus. Keeping in mind that it is a 21 and older location, my October 13, 2017 visit to Baderbrau, a brewery, bar, and kitchen located at 2515 S Wabash Ave, proved a fun way to spend a Friday night, and was a somewhat unexpectedly positive experience.

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Thursday, October 12th, 2017
By: 
Joshua Ferm

Released on Broadway in 1959, The Sound of Music is arguably one of the most popular musicals of all time. With its enchanting songs, fantastic generations of casting and numerous adaptations, this musical never seems to get old.

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Sunday, October 15th, 2017
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Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Time


Some do drugs.

Others run with their nike on.

But, she can be the one

The odd one who breathe

Free from forms, she breaks rules


She is no Dua Lips

Forget new rules

Break them

All of them