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Friday, November 10th, 2017

In its fourth semester running, “Let There Be Rock” is a WIIT radio show run by fourth year computer engineering student Javi Sorribes each Thursday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The show was created in February 2016 in an unusual way: Sorribes explained that the reason he got started began when one of his friends, upon noticing that there was no rock-themed show on WIIT, filled out the application form on the website for a rock show, incorrectly assuming that the form requested existing WIIT members to create the show.

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Sunday, November 12th, 2017

On Tuesday, November 7, TechNews published an article titled “Dean Betts discusses goals as position of interim provost,” written by Assistant Editor Alexandra Detweiler, which incorrectly stated that Provost Frances Bronet would be stepping down from her position at the end of the academic year, to be succeeded by Betts.

Date: 
Sunday, November 12th, 2017
By: 
Migel Santos

Full 12-hour days in knee-high mud clawing and sifting for shiny particulates. Gold. All the while being watched over by sentries sporting AK-47s. At the end of the day, the “worker” receives three dollars for a kilogram of raw gold. Blood Gold. Gold that people are killed for, gold that makes slaves of workers. That gold then passes through different hands and is even smuggled across borders until it ends up either in your phone or on your ring finger.

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Monday, November 6th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

As the center of the one world’s most storied empires, the English capital city of London is perhaps one of the world’s most culturally diverse, economically prosperous, and historically significant global centers. Originally founded by the Romans in AD 43 as Londinium, the city would go on to become one of the modern day’s leading centers of finance, fashion, arts, and international travel. And now, the city of London can be proudly displayed in one’s home thanks to the LEGO Group’s 2017 set, London (set #21034).

Date: 
Sunday, November 12th, 2017

As many college students know, after a week’s worth of dining on microwavable ramen, nothing is quite as good as rolling up to Chinatown, plopping down in a greasy booth or a splintering chair, and tunneling through a gargantuan pile of saucy noodles with a side of steamy rice. Or, if the fancy strikes, risking it all for the sweet, inexplicable delicacy that is cheap sushi.

Date: 
Sunday, November 12th, 2017

The news cycle on the New York terror attack hadn’t even ended when the Texas shooting occurred.  I was sitting in the movie theater when I got the news alert about the Texas church shooting.  My first reaction was not one of horror – I didn’t gasp, I didn’t cry, I didn’t stop and think about the horrific deaths of twenty-five other human beings while they sat in church.  No, I put down my phone and continued to watch my movie.  I went about my day, the shooting never even entering my mind.  It wasn’t until the next day, when I was reading the angry tweets and calls for action, that the rea

Date: 
Friday, November 10th, 2017

As the semester finds itself four weeks away from its glorious close – much to the anxiety of students and faculty – undergraduates and graduate students alike are beginning to lay out their holiday plans. Though it may come as a great surprise that Illinois Tech students actually had lives before college, this likely means that underclassmen will be visiting friends at their respective old high schools.

Date: 
Friday, November 10th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

            At the latest Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) senate hearing, held on the night of Wednesday, November 8, it was announced that Executive Vice President Alyssa DeLuca would be resigning from her position. Citing her own personal obligations and a stronger need for balance among them, DeLuca voluntarily vacated the position after three years of service to the organization and to the Illinois Tech student body. This same senate hearing also saw within it a discussion of the process to fill the new vacancy before the spring 2018 semester begins.

Date: 
Saturday, November 11th, 2017

            Last Wednesday, three Illinois Tech alumni from the late 1960s came back to the Mies Campus to tell the story of campus radio nearly half a century ago. Dan Benz, H Wayne Wilson, and Bernadette Ann Kuhn were the WIIT Station Manager, Continuity Director, and Station Manager Secretary respectively, between the 1966 and 1968 school years. During the meeting in the TechNews office in the MTCC, these alumni met their current-day counterparts such as Soren Spicknall, the current Station Manager, and several members of the WIIT Executive Board and DJ community.

Date: 
Friday, November 10th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

            Two students from the Stuart School of Business were granted the opportunity to attend the 2017 Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Global Leadership Summit held in Orlando, Florida, from Thursday, November 2 to Sunday, November 5.

Date: 
Saturday, November 11th, 2017

             Friday, November 10, saw the release of the latest remake of the famed Agatha Christie novel Murder on the Orient Express. The story is regarded as one of the most famed and well-known murder mystery stories ever made, utilizing a unique setting and cast of characters to ensure a most tense of atmospheres.

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Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

Those who are privy to modern tech and business circles have almost certainly heard the phrase “Internet of Things” (IoT) mentioned as one element of the world’s evolving economy. Put simply, IoT refers to the concept of connecting any and all everyday objects to the internet, including everything from smartphones, kitchen appliances, and household utilities, all the way to citywide infrastructure systems and military vehicles.

Date: 
Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is a worldwide celebration of innovators, entrepreneurs and job creators. It’s just one week in November and thousands of events/activities/competitions are held in 160 countries to inspire and reward the millions of people engaged in entrepreneurial activities. It is celebrated throughout the world as a part of university programs, accelerators, incubators, startups, corporations, and community leaders. This year GEW is the week of November 13-19.

Date: 
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

Before the undead infest our mortal world, we as humans would do well to arm ourselves with the knowledge, resources, and training we will need in order to survive the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Luckily, in 2003, American author Max Brooks published “The Zombie Survival Guide” to provide the general population with everything that they will need to know to avoid adding themselves to the ranks of the undead.

Date: 
Friday, November 10th, 2017

The Student Government Association (SGA) senate hearing held on the evening of Wednesday, November 8, began with an announcement by Executive Vice President Alyssa DeLuca that she will be resigning from her role due to her busy schedule. “I don’t have enough time to put into this,” she explained. Because one of the foremost responsibilities of the executive vice president is to oversee senate meetings, Events Chair Adeena Ahmed temporarily took up this responsibility in DeLuca’s new absence until a replacement can be voted in.

Date: 
Friday, November 10th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

            On Thursday, November 9, the WIIT radio show "no its becky" collaborated with the Illinois Tech Office of Campus Life (OCL) to host a November Leadership Luncheon. These monthly lunch events, coordinated and hosted by Assistant Director of Campus Life Patrick Fina, are meant to serve as casual and informative sessions where leadership is discussed, usually in the context of a relatable theme, such as possible lessons that can be gained from ubiquitous celebrities. For example, in October, Fina held a Leadership Luncheon centered around the Snapchat stories of DJ Khaled.

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Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Marissa is a fourth year applied math major who will be graduating in spring of 2018. She has been a Leadership Academy Scholar for the past two years and is currently in charge of public relations for the Academy.

Q: We all have our own opinions of what characteristics make a good leader, but how would you personally define a leader?

Date: 
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

            World War I (WWI) was a truly global war, drawing combatants from across the world together in a dire struggle for power that would upset the balance of the world for years to come, with effects still being felt in modern geopolitics. Unfortunately, many treatments of WWI (from movies to classroom education) focus primarily on the Western European front, mainly emphasizing the static and many-times pyrrhic nature of trench warfare.

Date: 
Sunday, November 12th, 2017

The Engineers for Sustainable World (ESW) chapter at Illinois Tech held their general body meeting in the John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center auditorium on November 6, 2017. Illinois Tech Research Fellow Henry Moss shared with us his passion for outreaching to congressmen about the burning issues of climate change.

Subtitle: 
How Education is delivered throughout the Amazon
Date: 
Sunday, November 12th, 2017
By: 
Migel Santos

You’re in class sitting at your desk, you’re listening to your teacher explain the subject, but this is not your usual classroom setup you see in most schools. For one, you are watching your teacher teach through a 42” LCD screen. The teacher is streaming to you, your classmates, and thousands of other children across the Amazon’s remote villages on live stream simultaneously. You look outside, and your classroom is in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, one of hundreds of villages that are availing of free public education.