“I lived off of fried potatoes and onions for the semester. I actually lived better as a grad student than I do now.”
“I’ve had to turn off the heat a lot.”
Magic, multiple universes, items with special abilities, all a few common aspects of many fantasy stories we have come to know, utilized in one way or the other, with variations in every story they appear in. "A Darker Shade of Magic" by V. E. Schwab presents a story that employs typical fantasy fare with some interesting variations, alongside a compelling cast of characters with strong personalities. In an unexpected turn of events, I will be reviewing a book in this issue.
Are you interested in creepy origami rabbits? Man, have I got the game for you. “To The Moon” is a cute, plot-driven game about Johnny, an elderly man on his deathbed, whose biggest regret in life is never making it to the moon. And there are so, so many creepy origami rabbits.
International Women’s Day is thought to be a time when women of diverse backgrounds can come together to celebrate the great advances that women have made over the course of human history. For many like Illinois Tech senior Saja Hamayel, a digital humanities student, it can often be a time of great confusion and suspense.
“The Death and Life of American Journalism” is a 2010 book written in response to a decline in credible journalism and the implications this has for American politics. The work, written by renowned journalist John Nichols and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) communications professor Robert McChesney, is a good introduction to the evolution of journalism over the past several decades. It is also an excellent analysis of the risks that corporate interests pose to public intellectual life.
It was recently reported that President Trump seeks to expand the military budget by 54 billion dollars. It can be presumed that this is to make the country stronger against foreign threats. This is not a rare idea among politicians, as even former president Obama was open to the idea. He had once stated “given the depletion of our forces after the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, we will probably need a somewhat higher budget in the immediate future” (Audacity of Hope, P. 307).
Malcolm X is a name that will go down in history. Famous for making a name for himself in the Civil Rights movement, most Americans know about his difficult childhood and brief stint in prison. Many also know that prison is where the young man spent his time reading the works of various writers, particularly Elijah Muhammad. What many may not know, however, is his deeper ideological ties with resistance movements all around the world. Few, for example, know the impact on him by the Algerian independence activist Frantz Fanon (Figure 1).
Having had the opportunity to read the information from Dean Stetz in Soren’s piece last week, I’d like to once again offer my comments. The addition in question: II.A.9.d in the handbook section outlining the student code of conduct was added as part of a larger effort to update the language of the handbook motivated by the need to maintain compliance with Title IX regulations for gender and sex discrimination.
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