Opinion

Date: 
Sunday, April 10th, 2016

At some point during my freshman orientation in 2014, I sat in a classroom in Wishnick Hall along with the rest of my peer mentor group for a brief conversation about Illinois Tech’s campus and the community around it. Up at the whiteboard, my peer mentor drew a rough sketch of the modern iteration of Mies’s master plan, with boundaries at 31st Street, 35th Street, Michigan Avenue, and the Metra tracks. Slowly and deliberately, she began marking the letter “X” in one spot along each edge, starting with the southern boundary of campus. “Don’t go here.

Date: 
Sunday, April 10th, 2016

The Media. The organizations we love to hate. The almost intangible set of people and entities that we just love to point at regardless of our social preferences and orientations. Let us start with the discussion often at the top of debates or accusations involving the media: coverage. The media does not cover enough. The media covers with a bias. The media has been corrupted by politics and special interests. Woe to the mainstream media for the things they will not show you.