Soren Spicknall

Stories from Soren Spicknall

Date: 
Sunday, October 29th, 2017

For as long as there has been a campus radio station at Illinois Tech, beginning with a radio hobbyist club in the 1920s whose successors can be traced all the way to today’s WIIT, the station has been run by students for the intended benefit of students. The history of what is now known as WIIT is punctuated by programming that has come and gone as students have passed through the university, bringing with them unique tastes in music, perspectives on current events, and more.

Date: 
Friday, September 22nd, 2017

On page two of last week’s TechNews, writer Wm. Stefan Herzing presented the fifth installment in his “Hawkward Thoughts” column, a weekly editorial which has covered topics ranging from grammar to gluten in only the first few newspapers of the Fall 2017 semester. Claiming that the time for “pulling [his] punches” was over, Herzing’s most recent piece of writing presented a biting criticism of the academic year’s first meeting of Food Advisory Board (FAB), the official body tasked with communicating student input on campus dining to relevant administrators.

Date: 
Friday, September 22nd, 2017

It’s common for students at Illinois Tech to go their entire time at the university without ever setting foot south of 35th Street. Conditioned by parents, peers, or the press, a large portion of our student population is convinced that very little of value to them lies below that boundary line.

Date: 
Friday, August 25th, 2017
The President’s Student Advisory Council (PSAC), established for the 2015-2016 academic year, is a small body of individuals tasked with communicating student desires to Illinois Tech’s highest administrative staff members. Composed of members representing different segments of the university’s student body, the group has worked for two years on efforts to directly address broad student concerns.

During its first two years of existence, PSAC introduced new members during the Spring semester through a selection process that has varied from year to year.

Date: 
Saturday, March 25th, 2017

If you live in the residence halls or Greek housing here at Illinois Tech, you probably think you know the ropes by now. If you commute to school, you’ve probably still visited one of our residential buildings with friends at one point or another. Still, there are some little things that you may not notice from day to day, and some bigger things that THE SHADOW BOARD OF TRUSTEES IS HIDING FROM YOU.

Date: 
Friday, November 11th, 2016

The most recent meeting of the Undergraduate Studies Committee (UGSC), the body composed largely of faculty and staff which makes major decisions about the future of undergraduate education at Illinois Tech, covered a range of proposals stemming from previous discussions and from new material presented by various departments.

Date: 
Saturday, November 5th, 2016

With only 13 of the 21 active senators present, the Student Government Association (SGA)’s latest meeting in Stuart Building room 113 was noticeably more empty than usual. It was the night of the final World Series baseball game (November 2), and even one of the two prospective student organizations slated to present at SGA that night had decided not to come.

Date: 
Friday, October 28th, 2016

Proposed by the Academic Affairs Committee of the Student Government Association (SGA) and formulated throughout last year in a process that involved SGA, the Undergraduate Studies Committee (UGSC), and eventually the University Faculty Council (UFC), Illinois Tech’s new Pass/Fail grading policy will finally come into effect next semester.

Date: 
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Located at the split between the Ashland and Cottage Grove branches of the Green Line, the Garfield stop is a mainstay for a wide variety of CTA customers. Located at Garfield Boulevard (55th Street) and Prairie Avenue, the station straddles the line between the northeastern boundary of Englewood and the western edge of Washington Park, with the University of Chicago beyond it.

Date: 
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

In recent years, a body composed of students, Illinois Tech Dining Services staff, and university administration have met twice a month to discuss major decisions involving Sodexo’s dining facilities on campus. Including official representatives of the Student Government Association (SGA), Residence Hall Association (RHA), Office of Campus Life (OCL), and Residence and Greek Life (RGL), Illinois Tech’s Food Advisory Board (FAB) has been responsible for many of the changes to dining in its lifetime.