Illinois Tech inducts four distinguished alumni into Hall of Fame

Ethan Castro
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Feb 25, 2019
On the evening of Tuesday, February 19, Illinois Tech held a formal event where it inducted four new members into the university Hall of Fame. This list of just over 50 trustees, alumni, faculty, and other community members represents some of the most notable achievements and contributions made by individuals throughout the university’s existence since 1893.
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2019 - Spring - Issue 5

Creating a new Chicago narrative one cool fact at a time (2)

Virginia Spicknall
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TechNews Writer
Feb 18, 2019
Chicago has quite the legacy. It is known for the Great Chicago Fire, record breaking brutal winters, a river that flows backwards, important historical strikes, advancements in transportation and city life, and multiple professional athletic teams. But perhaps the most important, yet unknown history of Chicago surrounds the invention of the Twinkie.
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2019 - Spring - Issue 4

Open House Chicago 2018

Tarang Vaidya
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Oct 22, 2018
As a student who likes to keep himself immersed in the laptop studying or either watching videos, experiencing The Open House was an insightful experience. Chicago is considered as one of the most architectural cities of the world and on that Sunday, I just came to know why.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 7

Rapper Kanye West visits Kaplan Building, attends Idea Shop meeting

Ethan Castro
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Oct 15, 2018
On the evening of Monday, October 8, the staff of the Illinois Tech Idea Shop were met with a very special surprise guest: rapper Kanye West (also known as YE). Held in the new building for the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship (hereafter abbreviated as the “Kaplan Institute”), West surprised the students present (some of whom were new members of the Idea Shop team) with his appearance, especially surprising as news outlets at the time focused their attention on his visit with U.S. President Donald Trump later that same week.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 6

Online chess is thriving through the pandemic

Akhil Srinath
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Apr 29, 2021
As the global pandemic continues to define the new normal of staying at home and working in bed with your most comfy pajamas, tens of thousands of people have been turning to online chess as their “sporting escape.” Online chess streams have been one of the most influential in terms of bringing in more people into the game. For example, U.S. Chess Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura has taken over the Twitch chess community, where he hosts streams that feature thrilling fast-paced chess along with his engaging commentary. Similarly, Magnus Carlsen, the current world chess champion uses Youtube to stream his games which have drawn thousands of people into watching his videos and eventually learning to play the game themselves. 
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2021 - Spring - Issue 11

Can artificial intelligence help overcome social anxiety?

Tejas Nanaware
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Apr 26, 2021
Enjoy an informational article that talks about creating an advanced artificial intelligence chatbots that can help overcome social anxiety by guiding humans towards achieving satisfactory conversational skills. With a blend of fantasy explanations from Star Wars or Jujutsu Kaisen, this article will take you on a (JoJo’s Bizarre) adventure while explaining problems on creating such intelligent chatbots.
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2021 - Spring - Issue 11