Joshua Ferm

Stories from Joshua Ferm

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Friday, October 20th, 2017
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Joshua Ferm

Saturday, October 22, 1938

Christopher Lloyd was born in Stamford, Connecticut. Lloyd is best known for his portrayal of Doctor “Doc” Brown in the “Back to the Future” trilogy, Uncle Fester from “The Addams Family” and “Addams Family Values,” and Professor Plum in “Clue.”


Tuesday, October 23, 1973

Date: 
Friday, October 20th, 2017
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Joshua Ferm

Opening on March 1, 1979, Hal Prince realized his vision when “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” had its opening night at the Uris Theater on Broadway. The cast starred Len Cariou as Sweeney Todd and Angela Lansbury as Nellie Lovett. The show was advertised as, “Broadway’s latest musical thriller.”

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Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Joshua Ferm

This week showed an informative contribution to Pride Week by Illinois Tech’s Prism on the bridge of the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC). Flags of different romantics and sexualities lined the windows with descriptions of each and every one. A select section of these flags falls under what is commonly referred to as “The Gray Spectrum.” This phrase is used to describe terms that are sexualities, but more of the sides of people refraining from sexual activity. Asexuality, being the most-known sexuality on the Spectrum, is the lack of sexual attraction.

Date: 
Friday, October 13th, 2017
By: 
Joshua Ferm

Monday, October 15, 1990

After efforts to stop the Cold War had finally succeeded, the reign of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) on the edge of Eastern Europe had finally ended under the leadership of Mikhail Gorbachev. In return for his open-mindedness, Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.


Monday, October 16, 1950

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Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Joshua Ferm

Released on Broadway in 1959, The Sound of Music is arguably one of the most popular musicals of all time. With its enchanting songs, fantastic generations of casting and numerous adaptations, this musical never seems to get old.

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
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Joshua Ferm

Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of my bookshelf, there lies a wholly remarkable book. Originally written as a radio show in 1978, "The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy," written by Douglas Adams, was published as a book in 1979 and follows earthling Arthur Dent as he is taken from the planet, mere seconds before its destruction, by his friend Ford Prefect. While on this journey, Dent meets President of the Galaxy Zaphod Beeblebrox, Tricia “Trillian” McMillan, and Marvin the Paranoid Android.

Date: 
Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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Joshua Ferm
While delving into my case of games for the Nintendo 3DS, I came across a game that I hadn’t quite remembered very well. If you’ve gotten this far without reading the article title, the game was in fact “Kid Icarus: Uprising.” This is the third installment in the Kid Icarus series, which began on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), with the appropriately named “Kid Icarus” in 1987. The initial game created a large fanbase contradicting the game's noted difficulty and frustration.
Date: 
Thursday, September 28th, 2017
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Joshua Ferm

Friday, October 1, 1971

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Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
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Joshua Ferm
A brutal story that ends in misery and despair, the Oregon Trail consumed many innocent travelers and has been turned into a popular meme. Known well for its 1971 computer game, The Oregon Trail captured all of the fun acts from the real Trail in the 1800s. Dying of dysentery, snake bites, breaking a wagon axle, and many more circumstances are presented in this game.
Date: 
Thursday, September 21st, 2017
By: 
Joshua Ferm

Tuesday, September 24, 622

The Islamic prophet Muhammad completed his pilgrimage from Mecca to Yathrib, currently known as Medina. His journey, more commonly known as the Hegira or Hejrath, began after assassination threats were made to him in June of the same year.


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