• Green tea: Is the grass really greener on the other side?

    Harshala Shivkumar
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    Sep 26, 2022
    The nutty, grassy, seaweed like flavor and bitter-sweet aftertaste of green tea is an acquired taste. You either love it or hate it, there is no in-between. On a personal account, I happen to be amongst those who enjoy the swampy taste of this hot beverage. And much to the disgust of everyone who knows me, I prefer it cold and unsweetened, so I can be hit with the full force of its bitter flavor. Keeping my weird tastes aside, here is why you should consider including a cup in your daily routine.
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  • Got research to do? Illinois Tech and Chicago Public Libraries have plenty of resources

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    Sep 26, 2022
    Much to my dismay, we are on week six of fifteen for the Fall 2022 semester and many of us probably have some sort of research project or essay to do before the semester is done. I know it can seem daunting, especially for new students, but we have wonderful resources available to help us.

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  • Simple way to approach goals

    Tejass Vishwanath
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    Sep 26, 2022
    I have continuously researched and experimented with many ways to achieve goals. One thing that has stood the test of time is building relevant habits. Building habits is not easy, but I am not here to talk about that. I will give my general framework and an approach that I have used to achieve my goals. 
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  • Mandala: Geometric configuration of symbols

    Charunika Suresh Babu
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    Sep 26, 2022
    Mandala was a spiritual art form of basic symbols with a religious belief of eastern religion of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and specially Shintoism which is used for representing paradise, kami, or actual shrines. It also represents the journey from the outside core to the inside with the connection of layers.
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  • The Mystery of PNS Ghazi

    Shiva Sankar Modala
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    Sep 26, 2022
    Early in the morning on December 4, 1971, sunrays are falling on ocean tides at Visakhapatnam. The boats of all the fishermen were set out for fishing. They noticed oil floating in the ocean all of a sudden. It overflowed into a sizable portion of the ocean. They promptly let the Indian Navy officers on the coast know about this. The naval officers arrived at the location after taking the patrol boat. One person was first assigned to plunge into the water and discover what the thing was. The person returned after 30 minutes and revealed that it was a submarine. When a naval officer couldn't believe what he said, he sent someone else. Even the second guy claimed to have discovered a 300-foot submarine submerged in the water. The Indian Navy officers then realized that Pakistan, India's neighbour, possessed four submarines. Only one submarine, measuring 300 feet, was present. Only that submarine could travel from Karachi to Visakhapatnam. That submarine is known by the name PNS Ghazi (Pakistan Navy Ship).
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  • SGA Senate Meeting Recap for September 21, 2022

    Kris Shiflet
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    Sep 26, 2022
    On September 21, 2022, Illinois Tech’s Student Government Association (SGA) had its third regular senate meeting of the Fall 2022 semester. Unfortunately, there were not enough voting members present to reach quorum, so we were unable to vote on anything. Importantly, SGA Senate voting runs from September 26 to October 2.
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  • Journey across the Styx

    Milan Debnath
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    Sep 26, 2022
    I often wonder who would win if there was a battle between tradition and superstition. Indian society unlike other societies has had these concepts in place for a long time. However, the two concepts were completely absent in ancient India.
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  • Polyamory: What is it?

    Nova Ammerman
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    Sep 26, 2022
    Polyamory has been gaining a lot of traction lately. Google search trends reveal consistent growth in the term over the last seven years, and news articles describing people’s opinions and experiences with polyamory have seen an uptick as of the last year. Related terms like “open relationship” and “non-monogamy” have seen similar increases in interest. And yet, in almost every country around the world including the United States, polyamory is illegal in some form. So what is polyamory, and why is it garnering so much attention while still being illegal?
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo: The Man, The Myth, The Legend.

    Akshaykumar Swarnakumar
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    Sep 26, 2022
    A son of a gardener, to the most followed human on Instagram. Cristiano Ronaldo, also known as the Greatest of All Time (GOAT), has been a dominant force in England, Spain, and Italy during his career. He was born on February 5, 1985, in a small town in Madeira, Portugal.  When he was 12 years old, he underwent a three-day trial with Sporting Clube de Portugal, who signed him for a thousand euros. Considering his excellent dribbling skills, Ronaldo was promoted from Sporting's youth team. At 17, Cristiano Ronaldo made his Sporting professional debut, entering the game during the break in the Union of European Football Associations Cup home loss to Partizan.

    There were a lot of managers interested in signing Ronaldo from 2002 through 2003. Then comes Sir Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United, who was very interested in signing Cristiano on a permanent deal after Sporting defeated United in a pre-friendly season. Manchester United managed to get his signature ahead of several other European clubs who were interested, including Arsenal and Barcelona.
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  • The beautiful memories of Chicagohenge

    Madhushalini Murali
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    Sep 26, 2022
    Of all the fabulous experiences nature provides us with, the Chicagohenge is one of the top contenders for everyone around the world let alone nature enthusiasts. The five days of fall equinox hundreds of people gather into the alleys of the Chicago grid to witness this spectacular phenomenon. Chicagohenge is an event when the rising sun and the setting sun lines up perfectly along the east-west grids of the city. Coined after the famous Stonehenge, Chicagohenge occurs twice a year around the equinox (where the day and night hours are almost equal) — this magical moment is captured in the windy city, it's almost as if we are experiencing the matrix of mother nature.
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  • Life Is Colorful and Beautiful, so, Live all at once.

    Ramya Krishnan
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    Sep 26, 2022
    Describe society. There are numerous ways to define it. However, "The state of being together with other people" is the one I like the most. People get along as a group, regardless of their beliefs, political views, sexual preferences, way of life, etc. Isn't it what a society should be?
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  • Statue of Unity - tallest statue in the world

    Keerthana Reddy Mucherla
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    Sep 26, 2022
    The Statue of Unity, which stands 182 meters tall, is the highest statue in the world (597 feet). The tallest statue in the world is located in Gujarat, India. The Statue of Unity, was built as a memorial to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel(1875–1950), also known as the "Iron Man of India." The Statue of Unity honors Indian politician and independence fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who served as India's first home minister and deputy Prime Minister and was a follower of Mahatma Gandhi. Patel was well-liked for his role in uniting 562 Indian kingdoms and a large section of the previous British Raj to form the Indian Union.
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  • Robots: Do we really need them?

    Abishek Nagarajan Parimala
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    Sep 26, 2022
    Robots - Great tech, but do we really need them? 

    There are two types of people in society: those rooting for a robot to serve them iced tea and those worried that a mechanized version of the former Governor of California will eventually end humanity. Despite what side you are on, robots are silently becoming a part of our lives. In the initial days, they were planned to be introduced only to perform tasks considered boring or highly dangerous for humans. Nevertheless, we quickly deviated from this principle and started developing robots to automate even our day-to-day tasks. Today, millions of robots are helping people commute every day, work around the clock on production lines to increase company profits, guard national borders, and serve a variety of other functions. 
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