Is it ‘Hack’tober already?

Sri Hari Sivashanmugam
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Oct 04, 2021
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2021 has been a difficult year for almost everyone or was it? Think about the tech industry for a second. It has not changed or for that matter, it has been booming, with online classes, virtual events - streaming weddings to funerals online, work from home, virtual interviews, and many more. The tools used for such purposes are usually commercial and the source codes for these tools are proprietary. These proprietary source codes are closed source and are not open to everyone. And I believe this raises several questions while using a company’s tool, many related to morale and some even related to security. How can one be sure if the company doing what they say they do and they don’t what they should not. We can be sure of it if the code is open for review, but that so often is not the case.
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2021 - Fall - Issue 5
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Will I Take a Deep-Dish Pizza to My Home Country?

Sri Hari Sivashanmugam
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Sep 27, 2021
Deep Dish Pizza
Food is something that connects people and brings culture together. Every food brings out some sort of emotion from within us. I personally do not care if it is a fancy place or a street vendor. If the food is good, the place that serves the food is good. If the food is not good, that place is terrible in my opinion, even if it is a Michelin star restaurant. Every country, every state, every city, or for that matter every locality, has its own specialty dish. 
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2021 - Fall - Issue 4
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Are humans just bots?

Sri Hari Sivashanmugam
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Aug 30, 2021
Are we really humans or just programmed bots? In my opinion humans and computer science technologies, have enough resemblance to prove that we are nothing more than bots. Let me try to convince you, but please try to keep an open mind.
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2021 - Fall - Issue 1
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Nationalism vs patriotism A grey contrast

ANIRUDDHA BOHRA
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Feb 09, 2020
In the modern era when everyone is in the search of where they belong, arises the question for their country, are people today just patriotic about their country or do they have a nationalistic feeling behind it. We need to know what these ideals are and how the history has shown us the need for both ideals, be it nationalism or patriotism around the world. Today we ask, how these ideals turns into actions, but first we need to learn what the extent of their results can be.
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2020 - Spring - Issue 3
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SGA’s latest legislative session has broken me

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Mar 04, 2019
The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of its author and do not necessarily reflect those of Illinois Tech or TechNews. Furthermore, far more substantial and far less subjective coverage of the session in question can be found in the article “Amendments Amendment Passes at Fifth Senate Hearing of the Spring Semester” by SGA Senator Grace Arnold in this same issue.
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2019 - Spring - Issue 6
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