Ethan Castro

Stories from Ethan Castro

Date: 
Friday, November 10th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

            Two students from the Stuart School of Business were granted the opportunity to attend the 2017 Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Global Leadership Summit held in Orlando, Florida, from Thursday, November 2 to Sunday, November 5.

Date: 
Friday, November 10th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

            At the latest Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) senate hearing, held on the night of Wednesday, November 8, it was announced that Executive Vice President Alyssa DeLuca would be resigning from her position. Citing her own personal obligations and a stronger need for balance among them, DeLuca voluntarily vacated the position after three years of service to the organization and to the Illinois Tech student body. This same senate hearing also saw within it a discussion of the process to fill the new vacancy before the spring 2018 semester begins.

Date: 
Friday, November 10th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

            On Thursday, November 9, the WIIT radio show "no its becky" collaborated with the Illinois Tech Office of Campus Life (OCL) to host a November Leadership Luncheon. These monthly lunch events, coordinated and hosted by Assistant Director of Campus Life Patrick Fina, are meant to serve as casual and informative sessions where leadership is discussed, usually in the context of a relatable theme, such as possible lessons that can be gained from ubiquitous celebrities. For example, in October, Fina held a Leadership Luncheon centered around the Snapchat stories of DJ Khaled.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

Those who are privy to modern tech and business circles have almost certainly heard the phrase “Internet of Things” (IoT) mentioned as one element of the world’s evolving economy. Put simply, IoT refers to the concept of connecting any and all everyday objects to the internet, including everything from smartphones, kitchen appliances, and household utilities, all the way to citywide infrastructure systems and military vehicles.

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: 
Friday, November 3rd, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

Made popular by media such as the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie series and the video game “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag,” the Golden Age of Piracy roughly spans the period from 1650 to 1730, where maritime buccaneering and piracy rose to greater prominence in the Caribbean, eastern Pacific, and Indian Ocean.

Date: 
Saturday, October 28th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

The Roman Empire was, by many accounts, a progenitor to modern society, from its global social influence to its indomitable military prowess. Elements of the Roman Empire’s influence remain in the modern day, such as a bureaucratic government, unified currencies and measurements, or a professional army. Although the Romans may not have independently invented such concepts, they certainly applied them well. However, much as modern society and politics are rife with outright weirdness, the Romans were no exception.

Date: 
Saturday, October 28th, 2017
By: 
Ethan Castro

During the student lunch hour from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) held a unique twist on its regular Town Hall series. Ordinarily, these forums serve as open platforms for a panel of representatives from a given campus office to answer questions and take feedback from students, staff, and faculty. Earlier Town Hall forums held this semester include ones with the Office of Technology Services (OTS) and Public Safety.