• UNITE interview with Sherrie Littlejohn

    Dan Marten
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    UNITE Interview Journalist
    Apr 12, 2021
    Sherrie Littlejohn, who broke race and gender barriers in the 1980s as one of the first black women in computer science leadership, was overworked and dog-tired her entire time as a graduate student at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Littlejohn worked at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Naperville, Illinois during the daytime while taking classes for her master’s degree in computer science at nighttime. She graduated from Illinois Tech in 1982 after finishing her undergraduate at Xavier University in 1979. To this day, she still recalls taking her fair share of naps in Stuart Building during night classes just to wake up at 1 a.m. to see her classmates still working.
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  • Results of 2021 SGA executive board elections

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    Apr 12, 2021
    As provided by the Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Election Committee on April 2, 2021:

    The Student Government Association Executive Elections have officially concluded. 583 unique ballots were cast among the Illinois Tech and Vandercook student bodies. The Executive Election Committee is proud to announce your 2021-2022 SGA Executive Board.
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  • My dreadful interview experience with Microsoft

    Sundaresh Senguttuvan
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    Apr 12, 2021
    With great power comes great responsibility. Like that, with great interviews comes a great amount of preparation. I experienced this in my fatal first interview attempt with Microsoft. I interviewed last week for a product lead position with the hopes and dreams of a naive young boy. But sooner I realized I went to war yielding a spear made of sponge against a fire-spitting dragon. I would rate my interview experience as the most terrible one, including all that is yet to come. 

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  • Inside the mind of an Introvert

    Sundaresh Senguttuvan
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    Apr 12, 2021
    I have always admired people who could straight away head into an unknown group and talk with everyone comfortably. I always wondered: how do they even do that? Do they not care about being judged? Do they not feel like their head is going to explode in anxiety? Do they not sweat profusely and just run away so far from those strange set of judgmental eyes? Well, these are some of the first thoughts in an introvert's brain in an unfamiliar social group. If you are wondering what their brain thinks if they are asked to speak out in public, well you will have to find out once an introvert wakes up from a blackout.
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  • Interview with incoming SGA Executive Board

    Dan Marten
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    Public Relations Chair
    Apr 12, 2021
    Benjamin Barber, incoming executive president of the Illinois Institute of Technology Student Government Association (SGA), was hesitant to say that handling the return to in-person classes and the continuing COVID-19 pandemic would be the defining features of the new SGA executive board — or be its legacy.
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  • The art of viewing Art: How to make the most of your next visit to the art museum

    Akhil Srinath
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    Apr 12, 2021
    Whether we choose to admit it or not, we have all had the feeling of uncertainty while viewing art - the feeling of “I just don’t get it”. Is it because we aren’t looking close enough? Is it maybe because art just isn’t our thing? Or maybe it takes more than just using your eyes to look at a painting? You start to question your imagination. You start doubting your interests and you tend to become apprehensive about investing your time into something that you think is not for you. This may not always be the case. Some people fall in love with art with the first few paintings they look at. It appeals to them in ways that any other passion or interest would to other people. The truth is - looking at art, like any other art form, takes time and effort to enjoy and get good at, and just because you are not an artist or an art expert does not mean you cannot enjoy viewing art like one. It is just a matter of using your imagination and knowing what to look for.
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  • Containers and Security

    Harsha Hemanth Chunduri
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    Apr 12, 2021
    Containers are virtualized components of an Operating System (OS) that use “namespaces” technology in the OS where multiple applications can be run isolated without interfering with each other on a single piece of hardware. Imagine a software developer who wants to run multiple versions of applications in a single system. The system will not allow such processes. Here is how a container technology called Docker fits in! Docker will create a virtualization environment on top of the existing OS. In simple terms, containers are virtual environments except the OS is virtualized instead of hardware typically used in virtual machines. A developer can run multiple applications in separate containers in a single system without applications interfering with each other. This is one of the common use cases in the Information Technology (IT) industry, where developers want to test their applications on multiple versions of a software component. 
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  • Best type of homemade face masks to fight with COVID-19

    Shivani Agrawal
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    Apr 12, 2021
    A group of scientists discovered the perfect fabrics for handmade face masks: a natural or cotton silk, a blend of chiffon and cotton, all of which tend to extract droplets and aerosols efficiently. When it becomes difficult to sustain physical distance, including when shopping, the revised recommendations suggest wearing a fabric covering or a mask shield.

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  • Recipe of red sauce pasta

    Shivani Agrawal
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    Apr 12, 2021
    A dab of cream can often be the only option that can save a long, stressful weekday. In such situations, switching to this hearty red sauce pasta. Pasta is mixed in a simple tomato mushroom cream sauce and topped with plenty of fresh chopped vegetables and parmesan Cheese for a meal which the whole family can enjoy. This will bring a smile on everybody's face, regardless of how their day went.
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  • Leadership Academy Senior Spotlight: Emma Stohlman

    Anthea Gonzalez
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    Leadership Academy Scholar
    Apr 12, 2021
    Emma Stohlman was born and raised in Dumfries, Virginia and will be graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Astrophysics in May 2021. Emma has completed internships with Senator Bernard Sanders and at the Center for Strategic International Studies (within their Aerospace Security Project.). Through these experiences, Emma has developed a passion for space, energy, and science policy and hopes to work in either government or consulting. She is currently interning at BryceTech, an aerospace consulting firm.  Emma is also a proud older sister of her 4 younger siblings and has enjoyed watching them grow up. 
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  • Proof of COVID-19's emergence from bats

    Shivani Agrawal
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    Apr 12, 2021
    The suggestion that the virus which causes COVID-19 was developed in an experiment is among the many unsubstantiated claims that have threatened efforts to keep people updated during pandemic. Misinformation is dangerous. The overwhelming majority of scientists who have researched the virus, however, believe that it originated spontaneously and spread to humans from such an animal species, most likely a bat.
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  • OnePlus 9: is the new Hasselblad collaboration worth it?

    Satvik Reddy Kamidi
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    Apr 12, 2021
    OnePlus, an emerging tech company known for its fast performance and near-stock Android software (while not burning a hole in your pocket), has announced the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro its latest flagship for this year. People have been wondering if the departure of the co-founder Carl Pei from the company will have an effect on future products, but this new flagship is quite impressive. Let's start with the big three: hardware, software, and camera.
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  • Effective time management in A-minor

    Angela Petrone
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    Apr 12, 2021
    The Pomodoro technique is a time management method, developed by Francesco Cirillo in the 1980s. It consists of setting a timer to break down your studying into intervals of 25 minutes each, separated by five minutes breaks. The idea is that the timer instills a sense of urgency. Rather than procrastinating that assignment all day long, you can set yourself to do as much of it as possible in the 25 minute time-span.
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  • SGA Senate Meeting Recap (4/7/2021)

    Joel Kelsey
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    Apr 12, 2021
    On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, the Illinois Tech Student Government Association held their weekly Senate meeting. The session was led by Executive Vice President Derek Rhea. This was the last Senate meeting before the swearing-in of the new SGA executive board for 2021-22. To view the Facebook livestream, go to https://bit.ly/3uGn8q1.
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  • Series review: "Teen Wolf"

    Vidhi Mittal
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    Apr 12, 2021
    Here’s another series for all those teen life and high school drama lovers. That phase of life when we are transitioning from a school kid to becoming a responsible adult with all those small tiffs with our parents and teachers when they are trying to explain us something or clearing out their point, but we feel that they can’t understand what we are going through, all can be felt in this series.
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  • Dal Makhani recipe

    Vidhi Mittal
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    Apr 12, 2021
    One of those most traditional Indian foods and all time favorite, Dal Makhani is loved by almost everyone. It can be served with assorted Indian breads like Tandoori Butter Roti, Tandoori Butter Naan or Jeera (Cumin) Rice/ Biryani.
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  • Indian herbs and spices when feeling under weather

    Vidhi Mittal
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    Apr 12, 2021
    There are times when all of us need that extra care and warmth, and nothing gives more comfort than a cozy bed. But with all that rest, our body needs some extra nutrients as well to bring our routine back to normal. Although medicines help us cure illnesses faster, that visit to the doctor is takes time. However, for common and mild maladies, there is our Indian herbal shelf which can’t be ignored for all the precious herbs and spices it stores. So, lets dig a bit deeper and see which herb or spice can be used for specific conditions.
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