Date: 
Friday, October 6th, 2017

This week’s WIIT radio show spotlight is on “Swear to Shake It Up (If You Swear to Listen),” a show that runs weekly on Fridays from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. The show has been run by second year applied physics student Quinn Castaneda since February 2, 2017. The purpose of the show, according to Castaneda, is to play music from as many genres as possible. “Most of the other shows on the station,” Castaneda said, “are tailored to one specific genre.

Date: 
Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Weronkia Halicka and Morgan Colbert of the women's tennis team qualified for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Midwest Regionals that took place in Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio from September 22 to 25. This featured the top NCAA Division III competition in the region.

Date: 
Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Second-year students at Illinois Tech have the opportunity to attend one of three different retreats hosted by the M.A.

Date: 
Saturday, September 30th, 2017

On Thursday, September 21, UNICEF, IIT chapter, invited students to a movie night in Wishnick Hall, around 8 p.m. to 10 p.m to sensitize us on the situation of Syria. UNICEF IIT presented an Oscar winning documentary - “The White Helmets.” Here is an overview of the movie.

Date: 
Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Each year, as the air starts to cool and the current semester’s classes get under way, Illinois Tech’s Leadership Academy takes sophomores and second-year students up to Kalamazoo, Michigan for one of the most fun, educational, and relaxing weekends of the entire school year.  Known as the “Sophomore Leadership Retreats,” these events occur three times each year throughout the fall semester.

Date: 
Saturday, September 30th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

With the 2017-2018 Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) senate elections now concluded, the organization is now set on a path to begin a new academic year of sourcing and addressing student feedback, initiating new senator-led projects, and a continued general effort to serve as a conduit between the student body and campus administration. The new batch of senators has already had its first senate hearing, which is covered elsewhere in this week’s issue, and from it, a refreshing amount of initiative and discourse was generated.

Date: 
Saturday, September 30th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

Although this institution has an intrinsic nature and extrinsic reputation as a center for the sciences and technological innovations, it is the opinion of this TechNews writer that a base level of appreciation (or at least understanding) for the social sciences will serve one well in any career and walk of life. Chief among these social sciences is the study of human history. However, developing an understanding of human history needs not be boring; there exist many an anecdote of humanity’s hidden blunders, silenced successes, and hushed tragedies.

Date: 
Saturday, September 30th, 2017

The third Student Government Association (SGA) senate hearing of the semester was held on the evening of Wednesday, September 27. The first order of business, like always, were the presentations of potential student organizations that petitioned the senate to become official in the eyes of the university. If deemed official by a majority vote by the senate, student organizations are granted resources like potential Student Activity Fund (SAF) allocations, a HawkLink page, the ability to reserve classrooms, etc.

Date: 
Friday, September 29th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

In addition to serving as the primary hub for Illinois Tech students’ medical services, immunizations, and health insurance, the Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC), located on the third floor of the IIT Tower, also offers an array of free mental health services, including intake assessments, individualized therapy, psychiatry, and referral services, all with a full-time staff of licensed professional therapists. These services are available to all Illinois Tech students and are covered by the annual service fees that are part of  university tuition.