For every gun murder on Chicago’s South Side, there are approximately ten million daps, high fives, handshakes, hugs, and kisses. Of course, these expressions of love, family, friendship and respect are rarely newsworthy, so we hear about the violence and the drugs and the tragedy instead. For plenty of places in America, that’s all we hear about. That’s West Baltimore, it’s Northview Heights in Pittsburgh, and it’s Englewood in Chicago.
The Indian Student Association (ISA) held their annual cultural night on Sunday, April 3 in the Hermann Hall auditorium. The event began with an introduction by the hosts, who described the central theme of the event: five boys are traveling from India to the United States for higher education and the skit is the story of their journey and assimilation into life in the U.S. The structure of the skit was similar to previous cultural nights held by ISA, with musical performances inserted into the skit at the appropriate times.
On Tuesday, April 12, representatives of the majority of Illinois Tech’s various academic departments met in a Wishnick Hall classroom to discuss, propose, and approve new policies impacting undergraduate students at the university.
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The Filharmonic is a popular Los Angeles based a cappella group whose claims to fame, in addition to the group’s impressive and distinctive musical style, was as a semi-finalist of NBC’s a cappella competition “The Sing-Off” and their subsequent portrayal of the ficious a cappella group “Manilla Envy” in the film “Pitch Perfect 2.” Speaking to their style, their website describes them as exemplifying “an urbanesque hip hop sound with 90's nostalgia.” This, on top of their commitment to “honor their Filipino heritage” and their variety of entertaining personalities akin to that of
The Champions League finale in 2005 is probably the proudest moment of any living Liverpool fan today. It was against AC Milan on a beautiful night in Istanbul. The Merseyside club were three goals down by halftime and no-one gave them a chance.
Until he started high school, Vignesh Rajagopal was sure that he wanted to be a soccer player. He had been playing since he was ten years old and loved it. While in high school, his friend convinced him to try playing basketball one day and his journey with basketball began then, and continues today as he plays for the Illinois Tech men’s basketball team.