Steven Moreno

Stories from Steven Moreno

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Saturday, November 11th, 2017

             Friday, November 10, saw the release of the latest remake of the famed Agatha Christie novel Murder on the Orient Express. The story is regarded as one of the most famed and well-known murder mystery stories ever made, utilizing a unique setting and cast of characters to ensure a most tense of atmospheres.

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Saturday, November 11th, 2017

            Last Wednesday, three Illinois Tech alumni from the late 1960s came back to the Mies Campus to tell the story of campus radio nearly half a century ago. Dan Benz, H Wayne Wilson, and Bernadette Ann Kuhn were the WIIT Station Manager, Continuity Director, and Station Manager Secretary respectively, between the 1966 and 1968 school years. During the meeting in the TechNews office in the MTCC, these alumni met their current-day counterparts such as Soren Spicknall, the current Station Manager, and several members of the WIIT Executive Board and DJ community.

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Saturday, November 4th, 2017

This Friday saw the release of the newest series of iPhones just in time for the holiday season. The iPhone 8 and X are reportedly two of the most advanced and highest quality smartphones now on the market. The hype around the new devices was clear as lines began to form shortly after midnight the night before the release at the new Apple store located right on the riverfront at the start of the Magnificent Mile.

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Sunday, October 29th, 2017

On Wednesday, October 25, the Chicago International Film Festival recognized Sir Patrick Stewart’s life-long achievements in film, television, and theater. After an hour-long discussion with the actor including the occasional presentation of clips of some of his most memorable moments in both lesser and widely known roles, the actor was presented with the award which he then graciously accepted.

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Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Earlier this month, the disturbingly fun and entertaining card game Cards Against Humanity had an entire store dedicated to the game and related products open on the third floor of the Block 37 shopping center in downtown Chicago. This shop, though relatively small in its size and product line-up, has seen a significant amount of business despite receiving relatively little advertisement beyond internet posts and the occasional mention on local news.

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Sunday, October 15th, 2017
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Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Starting next week, the 53rd annual Chicago International Film Festival will begin, showcasing the best pieces of cinematic artwork in recent times. As the title of the festival implies, films from nearly every corner of the globe will be presented, to show the people of Chicago how the medium of film is used across multiple cultures and societies. Films from 55 different countries will be showcased, with numerous pieces originating from Europe and Asia.

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Sunday, September 17th, 2017

On Friday, September 15, 385 days after the groundbreaking ceremony for the Ed Kaplan Family Institute For Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship, the final steel beam was put into place in on the new building meant to house the Institute. The occasion was marked with a beam signing ceremony prior to its installation. In attendance at the ceremony were several important and influential community and school leaders, including Illinois Tech President Alan W.

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Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Over this past summer, Navy Pier underwent significant changes in the form of renovations spread across the celebrated Chicago landmark. These included, though are not limited to, the exterior amenities and decorations, restaurant seating area, movie theater, and parking lot structure. These projects required a significant portion of the pier to be closed off to tourists and visitors for extended periods of time, but considering the results the work has produced, they were well worth it.

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Sunday, September 10th, 2017

In the autumn of 1990, the first "IT" movie premiered as a two-part TV miniseries on ABC which both captivated and horrified TV audiences with its unique storytelling and unsettling scenes of a child-killing clown that lurks in the depth of a small town’s complex and its aging sewer system.