Last year, when I was a freshman student, I would always hear about how the Sophomore Leadership Retreat is so awesome. “You cannot miss it!” people would say to me. However, it always seemed like these people would stop the conversation at that, not telling me why I should not miss the event. Only now that I am a sophomore and have attended the retreat this past weekend have I realized why this event is so important for Illinois Tech students.
After my freshman year at Illinois Tech, I was unsure whether or not an internship was right for me. I didn’t feel that I had learned the necessary skills that would permit me to be of any use to a company other than sweeping the floors and fetching people coffee. I had mentally postponed my internship shopping until next summer. However, an internship fell into my lap without even applying (and with a little good luck.)
It’s that time of year again, a new Barclay’s Premier League season is upon us! All the big names look to have a real shot at the title with Chelsea and Manchester City being the early favorites. The first week of matches showed us a lot, while presenting other big question marks for this new season.
The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is the largest science museum in the western hemisphere, holding over 35 thousand artifacts and nearly 14 acres of interactive exhibits and experiences. The museum’s home is the former Palace of Fine Arts building from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, and it opened in 1933 under philanthropist Julius Rosenwald’s vision to create a hands-on industry museum in the United States.
Video games offer an amazing media for interactive art and experience, but often, people just scoff as they see the next Call of Duty title take the best seller slot year after year. Many modern First-person shooter (FPS) games have fallen into a groove of linear cinematized single player action with the promise of more dynamic multiplayer battles. Wolfenstein: The New Order is a robust example of what video games, and First person shooters in general, can be, if developers focus on creating a great game and not just great profits.