Stories from Reno Waswil
It is quickly approaching one year since the previous Illinois Tech provost, Alan W. Cramb, was inaugurated as the ninth president of the university, picking up the baton from John L. Anderson, who had held the position since 2007. Having been a student enrolled at the school for two years before the inauguration, I had, naturally, noticed a few changes that could be linked to the changing holder of the position, as one might expect from a new president trying to make a defining mark.
Illinois Tech’s signature recreation area, bowling alley, and bar, The Bog, located in the basement of Hermann Hall, has been a casual meeting and lounging spot, venue for musical and performance acts, and space for group parties and get-togethers for years. During weekdays when classes are in session, The Bog is host to the Commuter Lounge: a period when The Bog's recreation area, stocked with video and board games, pool and ping pong tables, and amenities like a refrigerator, microwave, etc.
The Filharmonic is a popular Los Angeles based a cappella group whose claims to fame, in addition to the group’s impressive and distinctive musical style, was as a semi-finalist of NBC’s a cappella competition “The Sing-Off” and their subsequent portrayal of the ficious a cappella group “Manilla Envy” in the film “Pitch Perfect 2.” Speaking to their style, their website describes them as exemplifying “an urbanesque hip hop sound with 90's nostalgia.” This, on top of their commitment to “honor their Filipino heritage” and their variety of entertaining personalities akin to that of
Elections for the Student Government Association (SGA) executive board, which includes the president, executive vice president (executive VP), finance board chair, vice president (VP) of academic affairs, VP of communications, and VP of student life began this week. The debates for each of these positions were held on Friday, April 1, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Center Court, moderated by TechNews Editor-in-Chief Anoopa Sundararajan.
Speak like a Girl is a spoken word act made up of poets and writers Megan Falley and Olivia Gatwood that attempts to, “through humorous and passionate performances...shed light on issues such as street harassment, body image, rape culture and the perils of the patriarchy.”
Justin Young is a popular contemporary Hawaiian songwriter, guitarist, ukulelist, and keyboardist with four number one hits on the Hawaiian music charts from his 1997 album “Soothe You” alone.
Improvisational Comedy, or colloquially “Improv,” is a method of comedic and unscripted performance often used by comedy troupes, and can be classified as both short-form and long-form: the short-form usually following the patterns of an established game, and the long form arising out of external groundings to build what emerge as plots with characters who have more depth.