Date: 
Saturday, November 11th, 2017

             Friday, November 10, saw the release of the latest remake of the famed Agatha Christie novel Murder on the Orient Express. The story is regarded as one of the most famed and well-known murder mystery stories ever made, utilizing a unique setting and cast of characters to ensure a most tense of atmospheres.

Date: 
Saturday, November 11th, 2017

            Last Wednesday, three Illinois Tech alumni from the late 1960s came back to the Mies Campus to tell the story of campus radio nearly half a century ago. Dan Benz, H Wayne Wilson, and Bernadette Ann Kuhn were the WIIT Station Manager, Continuity Director, and Station Manager Secretary respectively, between the 1966 and 1968 school years. During the meeting in the TechNews office in the MTCC, these alumni met their current-day counterparts such as Soren Spicknall, the current Station Manager, and several members of the WIIT Executive Board and DJ community.

Date: 
Friday, November 10th, 2017

As the semester finds itself four weeks away from its glorious close – much to the anxiety of students and faculty – undergraduates and graduate students alike are beginning to lay out their holiday plans. Though it may come as a great surprise that Illinois Tech students actually had lives before college, this likely means that underclassmen will be visiting friends at their respective old high schools.

Date: 
Friday, November 10th, 2017

In its fourth semester running, “Let There Be Rock” is a WIIT radio show run by fourth year computer engineering student Javi Sorribes each Thursday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The show was created in February 2016 in an unusual way: Sorribes explained that the reason he got started began when one of his friends, upon noticing that there was no rock-themed show on WIIT, filled out the application form on the website for a rock show, incorrectly assuming that the form requested existing WIIT members to create the show.

Date: 
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

Before the undead infest our mortal world, we as humans would do well to arm ourselves with the knowledge, resources, and training we will need in order to survive the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Luckily, in 2003, American author Max Brooks published “The Zombie Survival Guide” to provide the general population with everything that they will need to know to avoid adding themselves to the ranks of the undead.

Date: 
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

            World War I (WWI) was a truly global war, drawing combatants from across the world together in a dire struggle for power that would upset the balance of the world for years to come, with effects still being felt in modern geopolitics. Unfortunately, many treatments of WWI (from movies to classroom education) focus primarily on the Western European front, mainly emphasizing the static and many-times pyrrhic nature of trench warfare.

Date: 
Monday, November 6th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

As the center of the one world’s most storied empires, the English capital city of London is perhaps one of the world’s most culturally diverse, economically prosperous, and historically significant global centers. Originally founded by the Romans in AD 43 as Londinium, the city would go on to become one of the modern day’s leading centers of finance, fashion, arts, and international travel. And now, the city of London can be proudly displayed in one’s home thanks to the LEGO Group’s 2017 set, London (set #21034).

Date: 
Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Just when I’d thought that Nintendo couldn’t do anything new with 3D Mario games (what a wrong assumption to make with them), I found myself pleasantly hyped up for a new one, and boy oh boy was it worth it. Having finally come out for the Nintendo Switch on October 27, 2017, Super Mario Odyssey takes the best parts of Mario Sunshine, Galaxy, 64, and the more recent Mario 3D Land and World games and creates a refreshing experience that is sure to please all fans of the series. Let’s get to the details.

Date: 
Saturday, November 4th, 2017

This Friday saw the release of the newest series of iPhones just in time for the holiday season. The iPhone 8 and X are reportedly two of the most advanced and highest quality smartphones now on the market. The hype around the new devices was clear as lines began to form shortly after midnight the night before the release at the new Apple store located right on the riverfront at the start of the Magnificent Mile.

Date: 
Saturday, November 4th, 2017

If you’ve been in MTCC on Mondays between the hours of 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., you very likely have noticed the change in tunes due to the new WIIT radio show at this hour. The show “an hour.” is hosted by fourth-year computer science/data science coterminal student Soren Spicknall, who describes the songs played as, “intuitively carefully composed,” and songs played are often not of traditional structure, which can be hard to get used to for some.