• Albums music nerds think are classics: "Loveless" by My Bloody Valentine

    Dan Marten
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    Sep 09, 2019
    "Loveless" by My Bloody Valentine kinda just sounds like somebody threw a bunch of different audio effects together over some sad dude on a guitar, but it works incredibly well and comes together for one of the best rock albums of the 90s.
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  • The Road to Internship Part 2 - Multiple Offers

    Tarang Vaidya
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    Sep 09, 2019
    I believe this was a hard-fought semester for everyone. Managing the courses, applying for internships, getting interview calls, rejections and above all, the offer letters. For those who did not get the internship, I would say it is not the end of the world. Keep on applying and don’t lose hope since it is at that point where you tend to give up and maybe, just maybe if you had pushed a little bit harder, the opportunity could have been yours.
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  • Coffeehouse reviews

    Jelena Mihajlovic-Klaric
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    Sep 09, 2019
    Whether it’s 6AM and you roll out of bed with a groan or it’s 6PM and you’re exhaust after the onslaught of your classes, coffee is what gets you through the day. And while we should all form our own opinions about Global Grounds and Metropolis on campus and the Starbucks on 35th Street, we deserve the best of the best. Coffee that tastes like a liquid dream and rejuvenates your will to go on. That is what this review is for.

    Bridgeport Coffeehouse
    Located on the corner of Morgan St and 31st, Bridgeport coffee provides the basics: brewed coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, etc. The coffee is bold and flavor but goes down smoothly. It provides an instant jolt that would wake up any student-slash-zombie. But, if you’re looking for variety and interesting flavors, this might not be the place to go for coffee.
    On the flip side, for tea drinkers, Bridgeport Coffeehouse offers an extensive list of iced and hot teas, that are quite good. My personal favorite is the blood orange.

    Redline Café
    Located past the redline on 33rd and attached to a pizzeria, the Redline offers basic drinks and three flavors to add to your coffee to choose from: vanilla, mocha, and hazelnut. The iced coffee they offer is a bit bitter, but with a touch of cream the bitters mellows out. As a hazelnut latte lover, I must say that the Redline makes one of the better hazelnut lattes I’ve had. Yet, the Redline offers what I call a ‘midafternoon’ coffee—one that’ll provide you with a mild boost after your classes are done but won’t wake up your will to do homework.

    Jackalope Coffee and Teahouse
    Saving the best for last, Jackalope is my all time favorite. The espresso used in their drinks is flavorful, mellow, and warm. It’s perfect for any time of day—giving me the necessary jolt of caffeine I need to keep the day going. Jackalope has a seasonal menu that rotates twice a year. In the summer, my favorite drink would be a concoction whimsically named ‘magically delicious,’ a latte made with cereal milk, whip crème, and little marshmallows. The child inside me can’t resist it. In the winter, Jackalope offers ‘the pumpkin king’ which I would take over Starbucks’ PSL any day. It’s a coffeehouse every coffee-lover at Illinois Tech must visit.


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  • 10 steps to writing a mathematical proof

    Jelena Mihajlovic-Klaric
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    Sep 09, 2019
    10 Steps to completing a mathematical proof

    1) Read the proposition and immediately give up, leaving your desk.
    2) Fifteen minutes later return to your desk ashamed of yourself. This theorem will not defeat you. You are stronger than it.
    3) Quickly realize that the theorem is much stronger than you are.
    4) Key smash followed by the QED symbol. Beautiful.
    5) Frantically press backspace.
    6) Begin writing the proof and stop after you’ve restated the givens. A good start. That deserves a thirty minute break.
    7) Question your major briefly before realizing that you’re a third year and it’s too late to switch now.
    8) Give up and go to bed.
    9) Wake up at 4:30AM, a full proof in your head.
    10) Forget the whole proof by the time you reach your keyboard, unsure if you're smart only in your dreams, and repeat steps (1)-(7) the following morning.
    11) (Optional) Write something, anything—a quick “I’m sorry” is better than nothing—3 minutes before your class starts, just so you’re not the disappointment who turned nothing in.
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