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By: 
Ethan Castro
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Friday, September 15th, 2017

On Saturday, September 9, Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) Secretary Erin Nelson journeyed to Springfield, Illinois to represent Illinois Tech at the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) for the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

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Sunday, September 17th, 2017

On Tuesday, September 12, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) held their first speaker series during their General Body Meeting in Perlstein Hall Auditorium during the lunch hour. The theme was Lunch and Learn. The executive members had welcomed two Alumni, who currently work at Grainger.

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Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Fueling innovation is said to be in the DNA of Illinois Tech. Every student attending the university could be capable of inventing the next big tech device or the next app that will revolutionize an industry. Whether it’s building the new Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship, challenging students to create advanced and original projects for their IPRO project submissions, or starting businesses during their student years or shortly after graduation, Illinois Tech tries to encourage its students to solve tough consumer or business problems.

By: 
Joshua Ferm
Date: 
Friday, September 15th, 2017

Monday, September 17, 1787

Fixing the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution of the United States of America was signed in Philadelphia with seven articles and establishing itself as the supreme law of the country. This also divided the government into its three branches: the Executive Branch (the President), the Judicial Branch (the Supreme Court), and the Legislative Branch (the Senate and House of Representatives).


Tuesday, September 18, 1934

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 15th, 2017

The fifteenth installment by Electronic Arts Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment (more commonly referred to as DICE) in its critically acclaimed “Battlefield” series, "Battlefield 1," was released all the way back in October 2016.

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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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Friday, September 15th, 2017

On the evening of Wednesday, September 13, the Student Government Association (SGA) held an informal “mixer” event where those who were running for SGA senate could talk with previous senate members, meet the executive board, and learn more about the inner structure of SGA.

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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

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) chapter at Illinois Tech held their first General Body Meeting (GBM), on September 14, in Life Sciences 121, during the lunch hour. Members of this organization were welcomed by the new executive team for the 2017 to 2018 academic.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 15th, 2017

On Monday, September 11, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R - Tex.) was noted to have been using his official Twitter account (@tedcruz) for a less than patriotic purpose - “liking” explicit pornographic content. Astute followers of his account noted that under its liked Tweets was a two-minute video from the Twitter handle @SexuallPosts, which featured a very graphic display of carnal affections between three mutually consenting parties who may or may not be fictitiously related.

By: 
Joshua Ferm
Date: 
Friday, September 15th, 2017

Avalon Hill released "Betrayal at House on the Hill" in 2004, and later that year it won awards for best board game. In "Betrayal," players begin exploring a haunted mansion using their character’s “Speed” and discover new room tiles. While exploring the rooms, players discover event cards that will reveal hidden passages, Civil War ghosts, howling winds, and much more. Along with event cards, players can find items that will help them defeat enemies and omen cards.

By: 
Joshua Ferm
Date: 
Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Sitting at 4.2 stars on Goodreads at the time of writing is Adam Silvera’s "History Is All You Left Me," and it is quickly becoming a well-known book in the LGBTQ+ community, for good reason. The book portrays the love and loss of main character Griffin and his (ex)boyfriend Theo. Taking place in two different time periods (2014 and 2016), the book investigates the history of Griffin and Theo’s relationship (2014) and the aftermath of Theo’s death (2016).

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 15th, 2017

During the student lunch hour (12:40 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.) on Wednesday, September 13 inside the MTCC Ballroom, the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) and its Technology Advisory Board (TAB) held the second installment of its Town Hall event series with the Office of Technology Services (OTS). Town Hall forums are meant to serve as open forums in which students, staff, and faculty can have a direct audience with a given university office and ask any questions they may have.

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Friday, September 15th, 2017

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump announced that he would begin phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months. This decision would result in some 800,000 children brought to the United States illegally being deported should Congress not create a substitute that would allow them to remain.

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Friday, September 15th, 2017

First coming to prominence when they drove Milo Yiannopoulos off the campus of the University of California at Berkeley, Antifa have become the face of the "violent left." But who exactly are they?

By: 
Joshua Ferm
Date: 
Friday, September 15th, 2017
On Monday, September 11, 2017, a man by the name of Carlos Smith organized a group via Facebook to gather at Cloud Gate (more commonly known as “The Bean”) in Chicago's Millennium Park. The reason for his event is a bit stranger than one might expect. Smith wanted a group to scream “Me hoy minoy!” at the Bean as a tribute to the popular Nickelodeon cartoon "SpongeBob SquarePants." “Why?” was a frequent question asked to Smith in the minutes leading up to 8:00 p.m., the time at which the screaming was scheduled to start.
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Friday, September 15th, 2017

This week, we’re reviewing an essential LGBT+ book: "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire Sàenz.  Set in the summer of 1987, "Aristotle and Dante" is a coming-of-age story that explores the unique struggle of a blossoming love that only closeted, queer individuals can feel. Largely told from Aristotle "Ari" Mendoza’s point-of-view, "Aristotle and Dante" is a literary dance between two young Mexican-American men: the out and whimsical artist, Dante, and the closeted and down-to-earth worker, Ari.