Stories from Alexandra Detweiler
On Friday, April 21, Illinois Tech held the annual Alumni Awards ceremony, honoring the 13 Illinois Tech Alumni who won awards this year for their philanthropy, leadership, intelligence, and overall success. Eight unique awards were given, including one award, the Galvin Award, which honors those that are not alumni of Illinois Tech. The Galvin Award is named after Robert W. Galvin, a non-alumnus of Illinois Tech who still affected the university in many positive ways.
On Wednesday, April 19, the Student Government Association (SGA) held their last senate hearing of the semester.
Are you interested in creepy origami rabbits? Man, have I got the game for you. “To The Moon” is a cute, plot-driven game about Johnny, an elderly man on his deathbed, whose biggest regret in life is never making it to the moon. And there are so, so many creepy origami rabbits.
The Student Government Association’s (SGA’s) latest senate hearing occurred on the evening of Wednesday, April 5, and it played host to a much larger audience than usual due to the announcement of the newly elected executive board members that would occur at the conclusion of the hearing. As the meeting opened, Executive Vice President Sonia Kamdar stressed that, as usual, anyone is allowed to contribute to discussion at any time, provided that they raise their hands.
The first day of the Student Government Association (SGA) debates included candidates for the vice president (VP) of communications, VP of academic affairs, and VP of student life.
Have you noticed your peers acting distant? Have they been disappearing at odd hours of the night with no explanation of where they’ve been and a crazed look in their eyes? The source of these problems may be Illinois Tech’s frequent use of acronyms; many students believe that these acronyms, previously believed to be mere literary conveniences, are becoming not only sentient, but malevolent.
The Student Government Association (SGA) Senate meets biweekly on Wednesdays, with the latest senate hearing held on Wednesday, March 22. Ordinarily, SGA senate hearings are led by Vice President Sonia Kamdar; however, both Kamdar and SGA President Hamze “Leo” Sukkar were unable to make this particular hearing, and therefore SGA Secretary William Gordon led the meeting in their stead.
The Student Government Association (SGA) Senate meets biweekly on Wednesdays to vote on prospective student organizations, give updates on the projects of executive board members and senators, and hear out any questions or concerns during an “open floor” section, where anyone, SGA member or not, is welcomed to speak. The senate held their most recent meeting on Wednesday, February 22.
Hadeel Arwak is a second-year transfer student studying biology that came to the United States from Iran in 2013. When asked about differences in culture between the two countries, Arwak thought that, in general, people here were more open, especially when speaking to elders.
Lin Amara is a first year computer engineering major from Amman, Jordan. Although obviously an immense change geographically, Amara thought that all things considered, the transition was very smooth. “It wasn’t easy,” she said, “but it wasn’t horrible.” Amara had heard stories of the struggles that some other international students had gone through, and in comparison, she thought the change was relatively peaceful.
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