Open House Chicago 2018

Tarang Vaidya
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TechNews Writer
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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Editor-in-Chief
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

"Neuromancer": a novel from the man who saw tomorrow

Dilum Meegoda
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TechNews Writer
Feb 18, 2019
When Gibson was writing Neuromancer, he lived in a decade when the people popularized the personal home computer and the Videocassette recorder (VCR). While people were getting addicted to arcade games such as Pac-Man, Gibson wondered how arcade game technology would affect humanity and vice versa.
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2019 - Spring - Issue 4

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

Hidden History: “Star Wars” and space lasers

Ethan Castro
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Editor-in-Chief
Feb 18, 2019
Much of the latter half of the 1900s occurred under the oppressive aura of the Cold War and the constant threat of nuclear annihilation. The continued stockpiling of nuclear weapons on either side of the Iron Curtain (enough to destroy the entire world several times over) meant that both the U.S. and Soviet Union sought out increasingly more bizarre ways of securing their safety and global prominence. It was these circumstances that led U.S. President Ronald Reagan to announce the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) in March of 1983.
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2019 - Spring - Issue 4