Ethan Castro

Stories from Ethan Castro

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 15th, 2017

On Saturday, September 9, Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) Secretary Erin Nelson journeyed to Springfield, Illinois to represent Illinois Tech at the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) for the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 15th, 2017

On Monday, September 11, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R - Tex.) was noted to have been using his official Twitter account (@tedcruz) for a less than patriotic purpose - “liking” explicit pornographic content. Astute followers of his account noted that under its liked Tweets was a two-minute video from the Twitter handle @SexuallPosts, which featured a very graphic display of carnal affections between three mutually consenting parties who may or may not be fictitiously related.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 15th, 2017

During the student lunch hour (12:40 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.) on Wednesday, September 13 inside the MTCC Ballroom, the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) and its Technology Advisory Board (TAB) held the second installment of its Town Hall event series with the Office of Technology Services (OTS). Town Hall forums are meant to serve as open forums in which students, staff, and faculty can have a direct audience with a given university office and ask any questions they may have.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 15th, 2017

The fifteenth installment by Electronic Arts Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment (more commonly referred to as DICE) in its critically acclaimed “Battlefield” series, "Battlefield 1," was released all the way back in October 2016.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

A collaborative effort between the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) and Residence Hall Association (RHA), the Food Advisory Board (FAB) functions as a direct connection between Illinois Tech Dining Services and the student body. FAB holds biweekly meetings with the management team of Illinois Tech Dining Services to discuss possible change that can be made to better satisfy the student body.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

If anything else, the music artist Taylor Swift is undeniably ubiquitous. One of the most commercially successful artists of modern times, Swift has certainly come a long way from teenage country music days. Her last released album, “1989”, was her first official pop album, fully embracing this new style. Now, after a very elusive and cryptic marketing campaign (containing many teases of snake motifs), Swift has officially announced her next album, “reputation,” due for release on November 10.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

Located on the third floor of the IIT Tower, at the southern edge of campus, is the Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC). This department is the primary on campus medical service offered by the university, with a host of health, advocacy, and wellness programs available for the students. In addition to its regular services, the SHWC has also been pursuing a connection to the student body through a partnership with the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) known as the Student Health and Wellness Advisory Board (SHWAB).

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

In addition to translating student concerns into actionable projects, the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) also exists to connect the student body to various campus departments. One such way it accomplishes this directive is through a recurring event, known as the Town Hall. An informal question-and-answer session, Town Hall forums give students a direct opportunity to meet and ask questions of various Illinois Tech administrative offices. The first Town Hall of the semester was held on Wednesday, August 30 during the student lunch hour (12:45 p.m.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

On the night of Wednesday, August 30 in Stuart Building room 113, the Illinois Tech Student Government (SGA) held its first Senate Hearing of the semester. These biweekly meetings function as open forums where the elected leaders of the Illinois Tech student body gather to discuss their projects, events, and the approval of prospective student organizations.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Nestled in the obscure region of Chicago known as “the area surrounding the Willis Tower,” there exists a portion of the Illinois Institute of Technology that many undergraduate students on the Mies (Main) Campus may know nothing about. Officially known as the Downtown Campus, this ten-story building (located at 565 West Adam Street, between Jefferson and Clinton) houses the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Institute of Design, and Stuart School of Business.