One of Illinois Tech’s most-beloved traditions is the annual Pumpkin Launch event hosted each October by IIT’s Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). In order to compete in Pumpkin Launch, teams of students across a variety of disciplines build machines that throw pumpkins across our university’s baseball field. This event attracts hundreds of spectators, including IIT students, family members, staff, faculty, and alumni, as well as members of the local community and media, to Ed Glancy Field each year.
Three school buses took off from the McCormick Tribune Campus Center with 350 excited students and staff aboard late on the evening of Friday, October 10. All of these people were heading toward the Odyssey, a multi-level boat docked at Navy Pier, which was decorated in a Tropical Hawaiian Luau theme for the Residence Hall Association’s annual Boat Cruise. Once everyone was equipped with their flower leis, they walked back out into the chilly air to board the boat at about 1 a.m. As each person boarded the boat, everyone who desired was professionally photographed in front
The Illinois Tech women’s soccer team improved to a score of 7-5 on the season after an impressive 1-0 victory over Carroll University on a rainy night. The Scarlet Hawks did not have to wait long for the winning goal coming in the 22nd minute. Veronica Torres drove in a low, hard corner that slid through a crowded box to the back post where Adrianna Maron had pulled free of her mark to slide the ball past the keeper for her fifth goal of the year and second game winner.
To celebrate the 143rd anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, the Redmoon Theatre, contracted by the City of Chicago, scheduled the inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival. The purpose of the event was to bring together all the neighborhoods and celebrate the grit and resilience of Chicago. This event was hyped quite a bit, but even after tons of money and planning, the event fell flat.