• Playlist: 15 songs not in English

    Kris Shiflet
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    Oct 19, 2020
    "KAZINO" – BIBI

    "Butter Chicken" – OOHYO

    "Black Pearl" – SUNMI

    "Super Hypnotize" – QUEEN BEE

    "Yuve Yuve Yu" – The Hu

    "ZENIT" – ONUKA

    "Rún" – SKÁLD

    "Dual-Ego" – Sa Dingding, HOYO-MiX

    "Umi NO Yuurei" – Shayne Orok

    "Black&White" – -MASA Works DESIGEN-

    "Carmen" – Stromae

    "La Nuit" – Yaffle, Fabienne Debarre

    "Don’t Say No" – SEOHYUN

    "Vidlik" – Onuka

    "Voice" – Taeyeon
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  • Civic education, an international perspective

    Jerry Sha
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    Oct 19, 2020
    This was inspired by a short rant to a friend on basic macroeconomic theory and monetary policy, as well as a National Public Radio (NPR) “young voter” interview. I would like to make some mildly interesting observations on the state of civics education in the US and China, as well as their current and future impacts.
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  • Google Search: You hum, I’ll sing for you.

    Karthik Anil Kini
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Google unveiled a new "hum to search" feature on this Thursday that allows users to pinpoint songs simply by humming part of a track. Google notes that in a press release, individuals do not need to worry about their musical skills, "you do not need perfect pitch to use this feature." The new search capability is available on the Google app and mobile devices as well as the Google Search widget. When using the widget, people will first need to tap the small microphone icon and prompt the feature by either clicking the button labeled "search a song" or saying "what's this song?" Next, the person will need to proceed to hum part of the song.
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  • Ever heard of “The fastest game of musical chairs?"

    Sundaresh Senguttuvan
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Ever heard of “The fastest game of musical chair?"

    This is how one would describe the 2020 season of MotoGP, the premier class motorcycle racing championship. If you are not yet introduced to this incredibly competitive sport, I’d suggest getting familiar with this.
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  • The LEGO Architecture series: a fun and easy to build collection

    Kris Shiflet
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    Oct 19, 2020
    I have been building and playing with LEGO since I was a tiny little toddler and watching them grow and put out new collections has been so much fun! One of my absolute favorite series from LEGO is the Architecture series. The sets in the series range from skylines, to famous structures, to blank kits to design and build your own LEGO structures.
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  • We could use a little bit more time, please

    Akash Tanwani
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Have you ever wondered how we are spending our weeks in this new age of rat race? The concept of weekends seems to have vanished or may I say banished from many of our lives. There is nothing wrong with working hard but working too much sounds a little concerning to me. Our brains have no time to relax as we are constantly worrying about our careers. But is it that big of a deal that our generation is giving away every ounce of our time on this earth to think and work towards this one thing, a “career?”
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  • Orlando Cardenas-Juan: paintball incident victim and Illinois Tech alumnus

    Dan Marten
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Orlando Cardenas-Juan would rather get hit by a paintball than a baseball pitch, and he would know; the former Illinois Institute of Technology baseball player and alumnus was the victim of a paintball shooting from a silver sedan on September 27, 2020. Cardenas-Juan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering in the spring of 2020 and was shot by paintballs on campus while travelling from his Bridgeport apartment to visit a friend on Michigan Avenue. 
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  • Beautiful brown county with fabulous fall colors

    Venkata Sai Naveena Bathula
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    Oct 19, 2020
    It was an amazing trip exploring the state park of the brown county with my roommates. We all booked a rental car, packed our bags with winter essentials and food items. With a bright smile in the morning, we have started our drive to see the fall colors at 10 a.m. We came across a place where it was filled with a huge number of windmills. Such an awestruck view without blinking the eyes. It was a four-hour journey to the destination, so we made sure that the entire journey should be filled with fun and entertaining. We played games, sang songs together, had food, and finally reached the destination. The moment we entered the barky brown county state park, we all got lost seeing the beauty of the bright colored leaves everywhere. It is located in the center of the southern half of the state of Indiana which is by far the largest of 24 state parks in Indiana. Sightseeing, birdwatching, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, and horse riding are all popular activities at Brown County State Park. The park has over 35 miles of mountain bike trails, including trails endorsed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association and Bike Magazine. There are two lakes located in the State Park Ogle Lake and Strahl Lake. The Brown County area has a humid subtropical climate, classified as “Cfa” in the Koppen climate classification system. There are few other top sights near to this state park which is Yellowwood State Forest where we can stare at the sky with a galaxy view in the night and Brown County Winery which has the best wine. This park is closer to the small town of Nashville in Brown County which has a vintage downtown, best known for the Art colony and also a tourist destination. Art, antique, and specialty shops, as well as galleries, restaurants, and entertainment venues, make up downtown Nashville I had tasted the latte with tiramisu flavor for the first time at Brown County Coffee Shop. We all roamed around the vintage downtown seeing the cute decorations with pumpkins and fall leaves. We returned back home safely by midnight and slept with a bright smile recollecting the whole day.
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