Alexandra Detweiler

Stories from Alexandra Detweiler

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Friday, September 8th, 2017

A fairly new organization, Writers at Illinois Tech (WaIT) was created by physics student Alexandra Detweiler in the spring of 2017, who found the campus lacking in organizations focused on the arts. This was apparently not an uncommon viewpoint among other students, as Detweiler found no difficulties rounding up the required amount of members, and the group passed the Student Government Association (SGA) Senate’s officializing vote unanimously.

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Friday, September 8th, 2017

A recently-confirmed part of the Homecoming Week festivities and one of Prism’s biggest events of the year is a much-anticipated upcoming Shamir concert. Prism is an on-campus organization dedicated to supporting Illinois Tech’s LGBTQIA+ population, so it stands to reason why the group would bring Shamir, a non-binary artist, to campus. According to Emma Kaufman, Prism’s vice president, Shamir performs electronic and disco music.

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Friday, August 25th, 2017

The goal of this section of TechNews is to spread awareness about the aims and activities of the wide variety of student organizations on campus at Illinois Tech. Each week will spotlight a different organization, explain its overarching goals, and give details on upcoming events. This first week, the limelight is on Prism.

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Friday, August 25th, 2017

On the first day of classes, Monday, August 21, the Illinois Tech campus was privileged to be able to view a partial solar eclipse, where approximately 87% of the sun’s disk was obscured by the moon. To prepare for and celebrate this extraordinary event, the Illinois Tech chapters of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) as well as the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) collaborated with astrophysics professor Dr.

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

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.

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

On Wednesday, April 19, the Student Government Association (SGA) held their last senate hearing of the semester.

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

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.

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

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.

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Friday, March 31st, 2017

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.

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Sunday, March 26th, 2017

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.