An Illinois Tech student's love letter to VanderCook

Alexandra Detweiler
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Copy Editor
Oct 13, 2018
I’m a mediocre flute player; I’ve been playing for quite a while, but I’ve never prioritized practicing and due to this have never had the kind of skill that dedicated musicians earn. Making music was something I enjoyed but didn’t move my life around. I stopped taking band after my freshman year of high school in order to make room for the STEM classes I wanted to take, something I now regret.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 6
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Person-first and identity-first language: is there a right answer?

Bri McKenna
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TechNews Writer
Apr 15, 2019
There's plenty of information out there telling you to use “person with a disability” instead of “disabled person,” “person with autism” instead of “autistic person,” and so on. As it's becoming more pervasive, though, there's more and more pushback from the disability community. What’s behind this divide? And what’s “right”?
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2019 - Spring - Issue 11
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