• Agribusiness to Reap Benefits from Blockchain Technology: Use-cases and Facets explained

    Akash Tanwani
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    Oct 19, 2020
    With the ascent of major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, the financial and banking sector has evolved tremendously by its benefits. Despite the fact that Blockchain has proved its ground successfully in the finance area, different sectors like healthcare, energy, retail, administration, and agriculture may also be some other contenders.
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  • When Dev meets Opher

    Dheemant Palan
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    TechNews Writer
    Oct 19, 2020
    This is a story of Dev and Opher. Dev is a software developer who works for an ABC consultancy. He works on new products, new features, security updates, and bug fixes. He wants to provide customers with exciting products as soon as possible. So, Dev starts working on the requirements and is looking forward to the deployment of his initial requirements. After a few weeks, his first batch of code is deployed which leads to problems at the production, tools have crashed. Production teams have gone idle, everything is in chaos. Stakeholders are emailing to Dev about why did the deployment fail. After some analysis, Dev realized the environment for production and development is a lot different and so he had messed up.
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  • SGA Senate Recap (10/7/20)

    Sameer Sheikh
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    Oct 19, 2020
    On Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 9:15 p.m. the Student Government Association (SGA) held their weekly senate meeting. The meeting was led by SGA Executive Vice President Derek Rhea. To view the recorded Facebook livestream, visit https://bit.ly/31da6E3.
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  • "Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice" - Review

    Kevin Barrera
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    Oct 19, 2020
    After skipping over the localization of “Dai Gyakuten Saiban” or “The Great Ace Attorney” in 2015, fans of Ace Attorney outside of Japan eagerly awaited for the next installment of the Ace Attorney series, and Capcom delivered by announcing “Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice” in late 2015, with a release date in the 4th quarter of 2016. In the trailers leading up to the games release, it was revealed that the game would be taking place in two locations - in Ace Attorney’s usual setting, and in the fictional kingdom of Khura'in.
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  • Seven habits by Steven Covey - Part 2

    Vaidehi Rathkanthiwar
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    Oct 12, 2020
    I was reading a book by Stephen Covey, and I am totally impressed by the seven habits he mentioned for happiness and success in life.
    This is the second part which explains the last three rules to follow in life for happiness, positivity and success no matter what circumstance you are going through.
    "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey:
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    5. Seek first to understand and then to be understood

    It is very important to be a good listener and understand others. If you try to understand a person more and more, you would start trusting that person more.
    This would make the bond amongst true people even stronger. While communicating with others its very important to understand their view, understand their perspective and let them talk about their issues.

    6. Synergize

    This is about principle centered leadership. One should be able to combine and coordinate the activity in order to produce a greater joint effort. It tells us that “the more the merrier”. It is very important to value the opinions, ideas, differences people may have in a group while doing any group activity, or in any teamwork. One should have a very crystal-clear communication with his/her teammates in order to achieve synergy, in order to gain trust and balance out everything.

    7. Sharpen the saw

    It’s about renewing the four dimensions of nature; physical, mental, spiritual and emotional. The physical dimension deals with taking enough care of your body, like eating right, working out, getting enough rest and relaxation. The mental dimension is about shaping up our knowledge by reading, getting in touch with people, discussing on different topics. My personal ongoing plan to stay relevant as technology changes as the decades pass by is to stay updated about the upcoming news, technologies, discoveries, inventions etc. I feel that I can stay updated all the time about new things by reading newspaper everyday in the morning. I even like to explore new software and tools in my field for my mental dimension.
    In terms of physical dimension, I try to take care of physical health by eating healthy food and working out everyday no matter what.


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  • Illinois Tech is Hogwarts to me

    Sundaresh Senguttuvan
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    Oct 05, 2020
    On Saturday at 5 a.m, when I was struggling to sleep after an exhausting economics assignment, I had a revealing epiphany. I am living the dream I have always fantasized about since childhood. Not just me, but every kid who was born in the 1990s would have expected an offer letter from the most prestigious school ever: "Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry." I am a big fan of the book series. It influenced me to even practice spells with my frail tree branch wand with the hope I could enter the school someday. Hogwarts was not just my dream school, but my dream career. I also aspired to become a professor like Remus Lupin after my wonderful seven years at Hogwarts.
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