Date: 
Sunday, October 15th, 2017
By: 
Migel Santos

Bodies lying on the street, crackles of gunfire in the distance and piles of rubble that used to be someone’s home. A scene that we have already witnessed: a war-torn street in Syria or Iraq, but transplanted with jeepneys and jungle. 

Date: 
Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Writing and Wingeing and Rice Krispy Treats

Wm. Stefan Herzing

Subtitle: 
Boy Scouts to Allow Girls to Join
Date: 
Sunday, October 15th, 2017

On October 11, the Boy Scouts of America released a statement officially announcing the decision to allow girls to enroll in the Cub Scouts program, with the opportunity to eventually earn the coveted Eagle Scout rank.  After years of pushing a hardcore conservative agenda, dwindling recruitment numbers has spurred the Boy Scouts to open recruitment to individuals previously barred from joining the organization.  In 2013, openly gay young men were finally allowed to join the Boy Scouts, something the Girl Scouts of America has allowed since their founding in 1912.  In 2015, the Boy Scouts a

Date: 
Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Despite having spent over three years at Illinois Tech, whether due to commuting or whatever else, seldom have I ever actually taken the time to explore the various restaurants and other dining locations available in the immediate or near-immediate area around campus. Keeping in mind that it is a 21 and older location, my October 13, 2017 visit to Baderbrau, a brewery, bar, and kitchen located at 2515 S Wabash Ave, proved a fun way to spend a Friday night, and was a somewhat unexpectedly positive experience.

Date: 
Sunday, October 8th, 2017
By: 
Migel Santos

"Kurdistan," a long-standing dream for the Kurdish people since before World War One, is up for a referendum in Northern Iraq. The Kurdish people are an ethnic group of about 30 million strong whose ethnic boundary stretches from Southeast Turkey through the Northern parts of Syria and Iraq into Northwest Iran; but they are considered an ethnic minority in the countries they reside in. They have the means (militarily and politically) for independence as well as the motive, now they just need the opportunity.

Date: 
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
By: 
Joshua Ferm

Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of my bookshelf, there lies a wholly remarkable book. Originally written as a radio show in 1978, "The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy," written by Douglas Adams, was published as a book in 1979 and follows earthling Arthur Dent as he is taken from the planet, mere seconds before its destruction, by his friend Ford Prefect. While on this journey, Dent meets President of the Galaxy Zaphod Beeblebrox, Tricia “Trillian” McMillan, and Marvin the Paranoid Android.

Date: 
Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Recently, I went into 7/11 to buy a Slurpee and, though I did buy a small, was surprised when I went to pay that it came out at just over a dollar. This got me thinking about why all of the things near the counter were all written up to be so much more at near three to five dollars. At normal grocery stores they’ll overcharge you for things near the counter because most likely you are buying them out of the convenience that they’re nearby, but at 7/11, everything is already marked up for convenience anyway so that couldn’t be it.

Date: 
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Rarely in life I will actually give advice, as I feel it’s not really my place to do so yet. I haven’t lived very long nor faced many trials or tribulations, and as The Sunscreen Song says, “Advice is a form of nostalgia; dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts, and recycling it for more than it’s worth.” The only nostalgia I understand is from when I was a kid; life was simple, school was fun, goals were transparent, and heroes were honest and true.

Date: 
Friday, September 22nd, 2017

On page two of last week’s TechNews, writer Wm. Stefan Herzing presented the fifth installment in his “Hawkward Thoughts” column, a weekly editorial which has covered topics ranging from grammar to gluten in only the first few newspapers of the Fall 2017 semester. Claiming that the time for “pulling [his] punches” was over, Herzing’s most recent piece of writing presented a biting criticism of the academic year’s first meeting of Food Advisory Board (FAB), the official body tasked with communicating student input on campus dining to relevant administrators.

Date: 
Sunday, September 17th, 2017

After a couple of nice, relaxing weeks of pulling my punches for the sake of not “offending” our more sensitive readers, I’ve decided to flex a little bit this week and give my actual opinion for once; no sprinkles and powdered sugar.