Illinois Tech inducts four distinguished alumni into Hall of Fame

Ethan Castro
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Feb 25, 2019
On the evening of Tuesday, February 19, Illinois Tech held a formal event where it inducted four new members into the university Hall of Fame. This list of just over 50 trustees, alumni, faculty, and other community members represents some of the most notable achievements and contributions made by individuals throughout the university’s existence since 1893.
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2019 - Spring - Issue 5

Creating a new Chicago narrative one cool fact at a time (2)

Virginia Spicknall
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TechNews Writer
Feb 18, 2019
Chicago has quite the legacy. It is known for the Great Chicago Fire, record breaking brutal winters, a river that flows backwards, important historical strikes, advancements in transportation and city life, and multiple professional athletic teams. But perhaps the most important, yet unknown history of Chicago surrounds the invention of the Twinkie.
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2019 - Spring - Issue 4

Open House Chicago 2018

Tarang Vaidya
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TechNews Writer
Oct 22, 2018
As a student who likes to keep himself immersed in the laptop studying or either watching videos, experiencing The Open House was an insightful experience. Chicago is considered as one of the most architectural cities of the world and on that Sunday, I just came to know why.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 7

Rapper Kanye West visits Kaplan Building, attends Idea Shop meeting

Ethan Castro
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Oct 15, 2018
On the evening of Monday, October 8, the staff of the Illinois Tech Idea Shop were met with a very special surprise guest: rapper Kanye West (also known as YE). Held in the new building for the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship (hereafter abbreviated as the “Kaplan Institute”), West surprised the students present (some of whom were new members of the Idea Shop team) with his appearance, especially surprising as news outlets at the time focused their attention on his visit with U.S. President Donald Trump later that same week.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 6

How YouTube’s trending tab works

Chirag Khandhar
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TechNews Writer
Oct 26, 2020
Ever wondered how your favorite free video streaming website operates? From this week and onwards in this new series, every week we will be discussing the in and outs of some the most popular YouTube features in a quick three minute read. It will be more like decoding the YouTube algorithm.
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2020 - Fall - Issue 7

Bops, bangers, and when to know if a song slaps

Dan Marten
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PUBLISH AS "Man Darten - Slander Generator"
Oct 26, 2020
Since cavemen first banged on mammoth-hide drums at the dawn of time, music and songs have been split into the three distinct categories of “bangers,” “bops,” and songs that “slap.” However, over the millenia, discussions and debates have raged over the exact definitions of categories. When can you call a song a “banger?” What makes a song a “bop?” When are you allowed to say “wow this song slaps?” Our intrepid interviewer Man Darten here at TechNews is here to settle this debate once and for all.
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2020 - Fall - Issue 7

Endless Space 2 DLC Reveiw; Home System Hacked, Pacifists in Power

Jack Hamilton
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TechNews Writer
Oct 26, 2020
So last week I decided to review Sega’s “Endless Space 2” in as short of terms as possible. It was six pages long. And within those six pages one of the many, many things I had missed about the game in that review was the downloadable content (DLC). The DLC recently went on sale for only about $13, at least for all the relevant DLC. As a note, this review will not contain any content for the “Awakening” DLC; as it literally makes the game worse. I’ll elaborate more on that a bit later. But my friends and I have really been enjoying the game, as buggy as the multiplayer can be. So I decided to pick up the DLCs, and record my thoughts on them in this review.
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2020 - Fall - Issue 7