“Come one, come all to the Talon(t) Show of the Year!” proclaimed the poster.
And they did come. By the time the event was about to commence, The Bog was packed with eager spectators ready to shout their hearts out for some of the most driven and talented students IIT has to offer.
It is no surprise to IIT students that the undergraduate student body is composed of 3,099 students. However, when students are told that the graduate student body is composed of 4,799 students, all of a sudden jaws begin dropping! Typically, the undergraduate population is larger than the graduate population in universities. This scenario is unique to IIT. Actually, the gap between graduate and undergraduate enrollment is a lot smaller than it used to be.
The Illinois Tech men’s soccer team recently traveled to Charleston, West Virginia for the USCAA National Tournament. At the opening banquet, several Scarlet Hawks came away as All-Americans. Senior goalkeeper, Euijin Yang, was awarded an Academic All-American award for his cumulative GPA greater than 3.5. Rex Meier was awarded 2nd Team All-American due to his role as the anchor of the defense that ranked 4th in the nation allowing just 1.11 goals per game.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) at IIT hosted the barbecue event for all students and staff. This event is held every semester, typically during the last half of each. It was held on Wednesday, November 5, in the Siegel field. The turnout for this event was fantastic as it was attended by students from various departments and it went on until they ran out of food.
Pakistan Student Association (PSA) held their first event, ‘PSA Dance and Henna Night’ at The Bog on the evening of Thursday, November 13. This was their first event this semester and they seemed to be very excited. The Bog was decorated beautifully with party streamers, cutouts, and wall decorations. There were tables set up for henna and a table for sign-up. A long line of people was waiting in front of the sign-up table, ready to get their henna tattoo.