• Is Facebook Dead?

    Amogh Sondur
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    TechNews Writer
    Nov 30, 2020
    I had a strange moment last week that helped me realize that Facebook — the social media platform I’ve used for more than a decade — is about to go extinct. The platform is losing market share, fast, among young users.
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  • Is there really a middle ground?

    Akash Tanwani
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    TechNews Writer
    Nov 30, 2020
    What possibly be the better option, being an introvert or an extrovert? I always say that I am an ambivert but is there such a thing? I do not intend to question the meaning of the word ambivert here. This thought has struck me several times because one cannot be inclined on both sides in this case. It gives me feelings of indecisiveness. One can be either an introvert or an extrovert. Yes, they might switch between the extremes but in my belief, one cannot hang in between.
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    2020 - Fall - Issue 11
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  • The unusual bond with my first pet

    Sundaresh Senguttuvan
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    Distribution Manager
    Nov 30, 2020
    Content warning: animal death

    We all love pets, well at least we love playing with them, caressing them affectionately. There are diverse pet lovers such as dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, horses, chickens, etc. Two years ago back home, I got an unusual pet from a friend. It was a parrot. It was just four months old and it was brought up at home so it rarely flies, just like the macaw from the movie "Rio." The bird I had was a pale yellow parrot with red spots on her neck. She was a cute little girl who was very shy. I named her Rosy since she was very tender and beautiful like a rose. Since she was not a bird in a cage, it was a wonderful chance for me to actually become friends with her. Unlike dogs, there's no specific way to become friends with them. So I made additional efforts to take care of her to gain her trust. She always stayed at a corner of my desk and gazes through the window. Whenever I try to reach her she nibbles me with her cute harmless beak and stares at me. I kept a variety of bird food in front of her and made a small pool for her to chill. She hardly ate anything for the first two days. But she gradually got accustomed to the place and started eating. I learned online that the first step in becoming close is making her climb your hands. So I usually placed a handful of bird food in one hand and placed my other hand for her to hop on. After many failed attempts she finally climbed my hand after three days. It was a magical moment, I was actually holding a bird for the first time. I called my whole family to show I made a new friend. Gradually she became comfortable around me. She used to hop on to my hand with more ease and always stared at me with love. It was a new special bond we both shared. Love is even better when you don't communicate it through words. I had pet dogs and cats before but this was entirely a different experience. Rosy was a fragile girl, she was not born to be a pet. Yet she became my pet. I have done so many crazy things to play with her. I slowly started caressing her and she didn't bite me this time. She loved being caressed and she gently leaned to the side of my hand asking for more. Next was to make her climb my shoulder. After five to six attempts she finally climbed at my shoulder. I still remember the first time she stroked her chin against mine and kept nibbling my cheeks. I consider them as kisses. 
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  • Acupuncture - An underrated Science

    Akash Tanwani
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    TechNews Writer
    Nov 30, 2020
    Acupuncture, a Chinese medical philosophy and mode of therapy, is recognized around the globe. It is a rational method of therapy, a kind of natural science based on an inherent mechanism present in the human body by nature. Treatment is given by acupressure, acupuncture, or moxibation at defined locations in the human body called acupoints or shu-xue-xue points.
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  • Hawk Entrepreneurs: Resources for Illinois Tech students

    Dilum Meegoda
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    TechNews Writer
    Nov 30, 2020
    Creating an environment with education about entrepreneurship is beneficial for students from all backgrounds because it teaches them to think outside the box and enhance their unconventional talents and skills. As a young Hawk, I would like to talk more about how Illinois Tech is providing unconditional love towards students’ entrepreneurial journey.
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  • Rakshabandhan - Festival of Brothers and Sisters

    Akash Tanwani
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    TechNews Writer
    Nov 30, 2020
    Celebrations are the occasion of fellowship in India. They assume a significant part to construct a superior society, where positive qualities thrive and the soul of co-activity wins. There are numerous promising days in India, which are celebrating by Indians with a ton of zing and soul. Rakhi Purnima or Rakha Bandhan is one of them. It is known by different names; Vish Trak - the destroyer of toxin, Punya Pradayak-the bestower of help and Pap Nashak-the destroyer of sins. 
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  • Microsoft's latest update could bring millions of Android apps to Windows 10

    Chirag Khandhar
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    Nov 30, 2020
    Microsoft is currently working on a new strategy to introduce Android apps to the Windows 10 ecosystem, eventually expanding the operating system to accommodate millions of apps available on the Play Store. As first disclosed by Windows Central, the so-called Project Latte will reportedly make it easy to port Android apps to Windows 10, requiring little or no coding effort on behalf of the app developer. According to the sources from Microsoft, told Windows Central that it could be rolled out as early as next year.
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  • Deploy machine learning models to the Azure Cloud as a webApp

    Akash Tanwani
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    Nov 30, 2020
    Today, due to technological development and advancement there exists so many ways to deploy machine learning models to the Clouds like AWS, GCP, and Azure. Let's discuss how to deploy machine learning models to the Microsoft Azure Cloud as a WebApp.
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  • Bullet found in Gunsaulus Hall window, campus concerns, and our place in Bronzeville

    Sameer Sheikh
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    SGA Liason, Public Relations Chair
    Nov 30, 2020
    In the evening of Friday, November 20, 2020, Illinois Tech Public Safety received a report of gunshots heard around 9:00 p.m. near 31st Street and Michigan. No activity was found at the scene, and no alerts were sent out at the time.
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