• Playlist: 15 songs not in English

    Kris Shiflet
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    Oct 19, 2020
    "KAZINO" – BIBI

    "Butter Chicken" – OOHYO

    "Black Pearl" – SUNMI

    "Super Hypnotize" – QUEEN BEE

    "Yuve Yuve Yu" – The Hu

    "ZENIT" – ONUKA

    "Rún" – SKÁLD

    "Dual-Ego" – Sa Dingding, HOYO-MiX

    "Umi NO Yuurei" – Shayne Orok

    "Black&White" – -MASA Works DESIGEN-

    "Carmen" – Stromae

    "La Nuit" – Yaffle, Fabienne Debarre

    "Don’t Say No" – SEOHYUN

    "Vidlik" – Onuka

    "Voice" – Taeyeon
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  • Public Safety paintball warning and a concerned yet humorous student response

    Dan Marten
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    Oct 19, 2020
    The Illinois Institute of Technology Department of Public Safety issued a warning regarding paintball gun and pellet gun incidents — the prior being fired at students and pedestrians on and around Mies Campus — and the student body as a whole finds it extremely concerning, absurd, confusing, and grimly hilarious at the same time.
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  • U.S.-China relations Part 3: New balance in economic power

    Arika Ho
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    Oct 19, 2020
    After discussing the history and the present of friend-foe relationship between the U.S. and China in the last issue, what is next? The future. This is about whether the U.S. will stay in power and China will rise to the international number one despite all deterrence. Building my argument upon the article “U.S.-China Relation Part 2” published in the last issue, this piece will focus on my prediction of domestic and international economy of the two countries and refer them to the response from the international community.
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  • Picnic with PSA: Reconnecting on campus

    Naveed Hussain
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    Oct 19, 2020
    On Saturday, October 10, the Pakistani Student Association (PSA) at Illinois Institute of Technology held their first in-person event for the semester, Picnic with PSA. After much deliberation, the executive board thought that it would be a great way to escape isolation, monotonous virtual class routines and enjoy the fall weather while remaining socially distanced and masked up!
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  • How 11/26 taught us in India guests are equivalent to God

    Chirag Khandhar
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Content warning: terror attack

    11/26 - November 26, 2008, a terrifying date and the unforgettable darkest night of Mumbai. We still get goosebumps when we remember those attacks. The peace-loving country India witnessed the attacks on its innocent citizens and tourists that night.
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  • When Dev meets Opher

    Dheemant Palan
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    Oct 19, 2020
    This is a story of Dev and Opher. Dev is a software developer who works for an ABC consultancy. He works on new products, new features, security updates, and bug fixes. He wants to provide customers with exciting products as soon as possible. So, Dev starts working on the requirements and is looking forward to the deployment of his initial requirements. After a few weeks, his first batch of code is deployed which leads to problems at the production, tools have crashed. Production teams have gone idle, everything is in chaos. Stakeholders are emailing to Dev about why did the deployment fail. After some analysis, Dev realized the environment for production and development is a lot different and so he had messed up.
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  • Orlando Cardenas-Juan: paintball incident victim and Illinois Tech alumnus

    Dan Marten
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Orlando Cardenas-Juan would rather get hit by a paintball than a baseball pitch, and he would know; the former Illinois Institute of Technology baseball player and alumnus was the victim of a paintball shooting from a silver sedan on September 27, 2020. Cardenas-Juan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering in the spring of 2020 and was shot by paintballs on campus while travelling from his Bridgeport apartment to visit a friend on Michigan Avenue. 
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  • Google Pixel is a Midrange phone now?

    Amogh Sondur
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    Oct 19, 2020
    It's no secret among the tech industry that Google's Pixel line doesn't sell anywhere near the numbers that the big-name competition does. Google recently announced Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a, mid-level phones. Yes, that’s right, Pixel 5 is a mid-level phone now and not a flagship model anymore.
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  • iPhone 12 Pro ain't worth the extra price this year.

    Amogh Sondur
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Apple just announced its latest iPhone 12 line up with four models, the entry-level 12 mini, 12, and the more expensive 12 pro and 12 pro max and - for the first time ever - a smaller version called the iPhone 12 Mini. The iPhone 12 has a 6.1-inch screen, while the iPhone Mini has a 5.4-inch display. On the other hand, the 12 pro has 6.1-inch and the 12 pro max has the largest 6.7-inch screen. The 12 starts at $799 and 12pro at $999 and is similarly specced but, but is the upgrade really worth it?
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  • Bhagwat Geeta: The Essence of Living

    Akash Tanwani
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Bhagwat Geeta means "song of God." This book is believed to be written by our creator to lay out the route map for contentful living. Bhagwat Geeta tells us about the essence of life. This book is a great source of self-realization and emancipation. It is the solution for all problems and acts as a cushion during miserable times. It guides human beings to align their conduct with the very purpose of life.
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  • We could use a little bit more time, please

    Akash Tanwani
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Have you ever wondered how we are spending our weeks in this new age of rat race? The concept of weekends seems to have vanished or may I say banished from many of our lives. There is nothing wrong with working hard but working too much sounds a little concerning to me. Our brains have no time to relax as we are constantly worrying about our careers. But is it that big of a deal that our generation is giving away every ounce of our time on this earth to think and work towards this one thing, a “career?”
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  • Introduction and demo of Quoll Writer, a free novel writing software on Windows

    Kris Shiflet
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    Oct 19, 2020
    We are about two weeks away from National Novel Writer’s Month (NaNoWriMo), and I would like to take you all on a tour of the writing software I use. Quoll Writer is free and easy to use and the website, https://quollwriter.com/, has plenty of help for new users.
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  • The LEGO Architecture series: a fun and easy to build collection

    Kris Shiflet
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    Oct 19, 2020
    I have been building and playing with LEGO since I was a tiny little toddler and watching them grow and put out new collections has been so much fun! One of my absolute favorite series from LEGO is the Architecture series. The sets in the series range from skylines, to famous structures, to blank kits to design and build your own LEGO structures.
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  • Tomato-Onion Chutney

    Ram Adityan Kamalakkannan
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Chutney is a savory condiment dish and is famous especially in the southern parts of India. South Indian dishes like Indian rice crepes and Indian rice pancakes are usually eaten with chutney.
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  • Google Search: You hum, I’ll sing for you.

    Karthik Anil Kini
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Google unveiled a new "hum to search" feature on this Thursday that allows users to pinpoint songs simply by humming part of a track. Google notes that in a press release, individuals do not need to worry about their musical skills, "you do not need perfect pitch to use this feature." The new search capability is available on the Google app and mobile devices as well as the Google Search widget. When using the widget, people will first need to tap the small microphone icon and prompt the feature by either clicking the button labeled "search a song" or saying "what's this song?" Next, the person will need to proceed to hum part of the song.
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  • The next world is of entrepreneurs and their skills

    YASH AGRAWAL
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Entrepreneurship is the process of beginning a commercial enterprise or a business enterprise for earnings or social needs. We have used the phrase for earnings or for social wants to delineate and separate the industrial entrepreneurship from social and charitable entrepreneurship.
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  • Leadership Academy Senior Spotlight: Courtney Curcio

    Anthea Gonzalez
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Courtney Curcio was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona and will be graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture with a specialization in Landscape Architecture in May 2021. Courtney is passionate about the environment and loves to be involved in various organizations on Illinois Tech’s campus. Courtney is also passionate about  promoting lesser known architects who deserve recognition.
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  • Agribusiness to Reap Benefits from Blockchain Technology: Use-cases and Facets explained

    Akash Tanwani
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    Oct 19, 2020
    With the ascent of major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, the financial and banking sector has evolved tremendously by its benefits. Despite the fact that Blockchain has proved its ground successfully in the finance area, different sectors like healthcare, energy, retail, administration, and agriculture may also be some other contenders.
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  • Civic education, an international perspective

    Jerry Sha
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    Oct 19, 2020
    This was inspired by a short rant to a friend on basic macroeconomic theory and monetary policy, as well as a National Public Radio (NPR) “young voter” interview. I would like to make some mildly interesting observations on the state of civics education in the US and China, as well as their current and future impacts.
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  • Food Advisory Board Meeting Recap

    Sameer Sheikh
    Jeannina Villalobos
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    Oct 19, 2020
    On Friday, October 16, 2020 at 10 a.m., the Food Advisory Board had their bi-weekly meeting. In attendance were Vice President of Student Life Jeannina Villalobos, Senator Sameer Sheikh of the Student Government Association (SGA), and IIT Dining Executive Chef Svenska Lindroth.
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  • "Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice" - Review

    Kevin Barrera
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    Oct 19, 2020
    After skipping over the localization of “Dai Gyakuten Saiban” or “The Great Ace Attorney” in 2015, fans of Ace Attorney outside of Japan eagerly awaited for the next installment of the Ace Attorney series, and Capcom delivered by announcing “Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice” in late 2015, with a release date in the 4th quarter of 2016. In the trailers leading up to the games release, it was revealed that the game would be taking place in two locations - in Ace Attorney’s usual setting, and in the fictional kingdom of Khura'in.
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  • Beautiful brown county with fabulous fall colors

    Venkata Sai Naveena Bathula
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    Oct 19, 2020
    It was an amazing trip exploring the state park of the brown county with my roommates. We all booked a rental car, packed our bags with winter essentials and food items. With a bright smile in the morning, we have started our drive to see the fall colors at 10 a.m. We came across a place where it was filled with a huge number of windmills. Such an awestruck view without blinking the eyes. It was a four-hour journey to the destination, so we made sure that the entire journey should be filled with fun and entertaining. We played games, sang songs together, had food, and finally reached the destination. The moment we entered the barky brown county state park, we all got lost seeing the beauty of the bright colored leaves everywhere. It is located in the center of the southern half of the state of Indiana which is by far the largest of 24 state parks in Indiana. Sightseeing, birdwatching, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, and horse riding are all popular activities at Brown County State Park. The park has over 35 miles of mountain bike trails, including trails endorsed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association and Bike Magazine. There are two lakes located in the State Park Ogle Lake and Strahl Lake. The Brown County area has a humid subtropical climate, classified as “Cfa” in the Koppen climate classification system. There are few other top sights near to this state park which is Yellowwood State Forest where we can stare at the sky with a galaxy view in the night and Brown County Winery which has the best wine. This park is closer to the small town of Nashville in Brown County which has a vintage downtown, best known for the Art colony and also a tourist destination. Art, antique, and specialty shops, as well as galleries, restaurants, and entertainment venues, make up downtown Nashville I had tasted the latte with tiramisu flavor for the first time at Brown County Coffee Shop. We all roamed around the vintage downtown seeing the cute decorations with pumpkins and fall leaves. We returned back home safely by midnight and slept with a bright smile recollecting the whole day.
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  • Medical Masks: The Modern-Day Saviors

    Karthik Anil Kini
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    Oct 19, 2020
    The time when everyone used to roam freely with their friends and family without any fears and enjoyed their time has been nearly wiped out by the pandemic that has forced us to wear masks, maintain social distancing, and sanitize ourselves all the time. As I was cleaning my reusable masks, I suddenly came with a quick thought on how the medical masks came up and how it has been utilized since its inception.
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  • Tale of Spartacus

    Rushali Rajesh Joshi
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator who led a slave revolt with an army of over ten thousand rebels. He supposedly died in the April of 71 BC, towards the end of the third Serville War. Spartacus has been glorified in history and has been the inspiration for various artists and filmmakers, portrayed as the hero of an epic legend, and a warrior for the people.
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  • This is why life is magic

    Sundaresh Senguttuvan
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Ever wonder how complex our human body is? How magnificent is the process of our human lives itself? We all should agree that life itself is a miracle, and I understood this when I was looking at a rainbow. The formation of these seven colors in the same order every time through the perfect combination of rain and sunlight is fascinating. The seven colors relate to seven different characteristics we have in ourselves such as greed, lust, gluttony, pride, envy, wrath, and sloth. These are similar to the rainbow, they are the byproducts of both the good and bad in our lives similar to the sun and the rain, but it is in our hands to change them to either positive or negative.
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  • Ever heard of “The fastest game of musical chairs?"

    Sundaresh Senguttuvan
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Ever heard of “The fastest game of musical chair?"

    This is how one would describe the 2020 season of MotoGP, the premier class motorcycle racing championship. If you are not yet introduced to this incredibly competitive sport, I’d suggest getting familiar with this.
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  • SGA Senate Recap (10/7/20)

    Sameer Sheikh
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    Oct 19, 2020
    On Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 9:15 p.m. the Student Government Association (SGA) held their weekly senate meeting. The meeting was led by SGA Executive Vice President Derek Rhea. To view the recorded Facebook livestream, visit https://bit.ly/31da6E3.
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