• PSA’s virtual alumni panel

    Areej Siddiqui
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    Nov 23, 2020
    On October 27, the Pakistan Student Association (PSA) at Illinois Tech hosted an informative, virtual alumni panel for students to attend and learn about life after graduation and tips students should follow to get the job they want. The panelists included:

    - Ahmer Rizwan (Applications Engineer at Fusion OEM, BS Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering Class of 2020)

    - Hamza Khan (Software Engineer at GrubHub, BS Computer Engineering Class of 2019)

    - Saad Maqsood (Project Engineer at RTM Engineering, MS Electrical Engineering Class of 2018)

    - Shanza Riaz (Project Services Analyst at BP, BS Chemical Engineering Class of 2019)

    - Syed Bilal Ahmed (Information Security Analyst at Northwestern Medicine, MS Computer Science Class of 2018)

    - Zahra Khawaja (Peer Career Coach, BS Architectural Engineering and ME Urban Systems Engineering)
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  • Ruminations on the Console Wars

    Jack Hamilton
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    TechNews Writer
    Nov 23, 2020
    2020 was a year ravaged by a global pandemic, a divisive election, wildfires, riots and looting, and all out war. But not the lame kind of war with guns, ideological conflicts, and crimes against humanity. No, the real kind of war. The console wars. A name that brings to my mind the fierce battle between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, back when it was actually a competition. The generation before the PlayStation 2 was just the obvious choice, and this past gen was clearly ruled by the PlayStation 4 (PS4). Microsoft really isn’t helping themselves with the naming scheme either. Xbox, a bit on the nose but whatever. Xbox 360, ok fine. Xbox One, why? And now Xbox Series X? At least Sony keeps it straightforward, if boring. It seems only fitting that 2020, the year that has taken so much from us, has the game industry seeking to take yet more, because neither of the next gen consoles are worth your time.
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  • Diwali – More than just Festival of Lights

    Akash Tanwani
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    Nov 23, 2020
    Triumph of good over evil is what humankind has always celebrated, and that’s what Diwali is all about. The word derives its root from the Sanskrit word Deepawali where deepa means “light” and avail means “series.” Before we get into the historical significance of this festival, we should know that the lamp lighting during Diwali is also a metaphor for knowledge and consciousness. The reference is to drive awake the endurance within you.
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  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Retro Review ; All My Homies Hate Leandros

    Jack Hamilton
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    Nov 23, 2020
    I’m feeling in a Warhammer mood this week. That’s all. I’ve been playing through Obsidian’s “The Outer Worlds” recently, which I have been loving but are far from completion. I needed a game to review this week, and my initial plan was to purchase and get as far through “Hades” as possible, until my friend asked if I wanted to go to Dice Dojo with him this weekend. Dice Dojo is a great local games store for all things tabletop, be it Dungeons and Dragons (DnD) or tabletop roleplaying games (RPGs), Magic: The Gathering, or Warhammer 40k. And I haven’t bought new minis in a while, so I decided this would be a good time to reward myself for getting this far in the semester. And while I was deciding that, I said to myself “Hey, you know what’s a surprisingly good game that not a lot people know about? Space Marine” So this week I’m going to be reviewing a game not a whole lot of people outside of entrenched Warhammer fans have heard of, because it’s surprisingly good.
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  • We're almost done!

    Kevin Barrera
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    TechNews Writer
    Nov 23, 2020
    Well TechNews readers, the end of the semester fast approaches. As the pandemic continues to grow, the future seems uncertain. For now, distract yourself with another playlist. We’ll get through this together.
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  • iPhone 12- Apple is Back With a Bang

    Sundaresh Senguttuvan
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    Nov 23, 2020
    Every year, Apple's new phone release is one of the most anticipated things all around the world. No matter if you are going to buy it or not, you will still want to look up what Apple has done new.  This curiosity was developed by one of the greatest minds of the last century, Steve Jobs. A few weeks ago, Apple announced its new phone series, the iPhone-12, which is their primary product. This year, Apple has taken a tremendous hit in its manufacturing due to COVID-19, but Apple has arrived with the plan to conquer most of the market segments. They have four variants this year with the price ranging from $600 to $1099 drawing a wide range of customers.
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