Ethan Castro

Stories from Ethan Castro

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, August 25th, 2017

Despite the unshakeable reputation that college students forgo fulfilling physiological needs (including eating) for the sake of passing academically, universities across the planet take all necessary precautions to ensure students have an easily available source of their basic sustenance, and the Illinois Institute of Technology is no different.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, August 25th, 2017

Although the office of Residence and Greek Life exists as the formal staffed institution directing all on-campus housing, there exists a student-led organization dedicated to advocating for students and addressing their concerns with housing and dining. This organization is known as the Residence Hall Association (RHA).

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, August 25th, 2017

As the ashes settle from another finished first week of classes, the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) would like to welcome all new and returning students back to campus for the 2017-2018 academic year. For those unaware (or otherwise out of the information loop), SGA is the primary governing body of all Illinois Tech students. This body serves the student body as the primary liaison between them and the university’s administration.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Friday, April 21, in addition to being the university’s most esteemed holiday of IPRO Day, also saw the final meeting of the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) and Residence Hall Association (RHA) Food Advisory Board (FAB). FAB exists as an advocacy organization between the student body and Illinois Tech Dining Services in regards to the on-campus dining and catering options provided by the university’s Sodexo contractors.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Saturday, April 15th, 2017

As the semester draws to a close, the newly elected Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) executive board is taking their formative steps to map out the direction they wish to take the organization in the coming year. Although the summer break creates an upset at the beginning of the new board’s tenure, it is imperative that the new heads of SGA form a solid understanding of the ideals and actions they wish to accomplish in the coming year.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

As situations demand it, the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) reserves the right to create special committees for single, specific projects. Unlike the established SGA committees, such as academic affairs, communications, or student life, these special committees are created solely to facilitate a single project or action. In this instance, every spring semester, SGA creates an elections committee to ensure a smooth nomination, orientation, and voting process for the organization’s annual executive board elections.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, March 31st, 2017

On behalf of the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA), Senator Ethan Castro from the Stuart School of Business has taken efforts to create a student advisory board with the Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC). His vision is that this advisory board will serve as an intermediary between the questions and concerns of the student body and the overall strategies and programs of the SHWC.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Saturday, March 25th, 2017
After a short hiatus due to Spring Break, the Illinois Tech Food Advisory Board (FAB), an organization that exists as a joint venture under Student Government Association (SGA) and the Residence Hall Association (RHA), has recommenced its biweekly meetings with the management of Illinois Tech Dining Services for the purpose of shaping overall dining strategy and initiatives to best reflect the demands of the student body under current Dining Services capabilities.
By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

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By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

During the weekend of February 18 to 19, the Illinois Tech Residence Hall Association (RHA) led a delegation of executive board members, resident advisors (RAs), and other residents to the Illinois Residence Hall Association (IRHA) conference hosted at Eastern Illinois University (EIU) in Charleston, Illinois. The Illinois Tech delegation of ten students certainly made their best efforts to bring their school spirit, and it paid off.