Men’s soccer fights for a win, settles for a tie

Liam Barrett
Technews Writer
Sep 30, 2012
The IIT men’s soccer team faced a tough fixture away to Judson last Tuesday, in a game that ended with both teams sharing the spoils in an entertaining 1-1 draw. IIT was given a huge boost prior to the game’s kickoff with the inclusion of defender Jorge Salas in the squad after finally being declared eligible to play. It was the visiting team that started brighter out of the two teams, as they looked to take advantage in the wide areas and got a number of menacing deliveries into the opposing box without quite being able to find a finishing touch.
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2012 - Fall - Issue 5

Premier League Review: Arsenal, Ham separated by 1 point

Nathan McMahon
Technews Writer
Oct 13, 2012
The Premier League had its seventh week of matches two weekends ago. Manchester City had a dominant 3-0 win over Sunderland to remain in the top three of the table. Goals came from Aleksandar Kolarov, Sergio Aguero, and James Milner. City now sits tied with United with 15 points, while Sunderland drops the points and stays at seven on the season.
Norwich City jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead over Chelsea with a goal from Grant Holt, but Fernando Torres responded three minutes later.
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2012 - Fall - Issue 6

Victory slips through Scarlet Hawks’ fingers, crossover tournament gives hope to team

Roma Mirutenko
Technews Writer
Oct 13, 2012
This past week, the Illinois Tech Women’s Volleyball Team was faced with certain challenges that helped shed some light on what could come of the rest of their season. It all started with the Chicago Collegiate Athletic League’s Division Crossover Tournament hosted at Cardinal Stritch University. Before the tournament the team had found out that one of their big senior middle hitters, Mariska Vandenbergh, could not compete for the rest of the season due to a prolonged knee injury which required surgery.
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2012 - Fall - Issue 6

IIT Professor joins 99 others to break skydiving record

Ryan Kamphuis
Technews Writer
Oct 14, 2012
IIT has many claims to fame, and it just added a new claim to its laundry list of achievments. On September 22 IIT’s Professor John Kallend joined 99 other skydivers in setting a new world record by performing a formation wingsuit dive from 13,000 feet. The divers jumped from five different airplanes to form a diamond formation as they fell.
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2012 - Fall - Issue 6

Jukebox the Ghost’s week in Chicago

Kori Bowns
Technews Writer
Oct 15, 2012
Few bands deliver such an electric, upbeat, and quirky performance as Jukebox the Ghost, who made two appearances in Chicago last week. Jukebox the Ghost, known for their cheery and daringly optimistic piano pop melodies, held a question and answer session and acoustic set at the Apple Store on North Michigan Avenue last Monday and performed as an opening act at The House of Blues Chicago on Friday evening, to the delight of their fans of all ages. 
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2012 - Fall - Issue 6

EWB-IIT, AIChE-IIT receive regional, national recognition

Utsav Gandhi
Technews Writer
Oct 19, 2012
IIT’s very own student organization, Engineers without Borders was recently named the 2012 EWB-USA Regional Premier Chapter for the Great Lakes Region, edging out over 40 other student chapters. They will move on to the national competition as one of seven student chapters eligible to win the coveted title of 2013 EWB-USA Premier Student Chapter. At the same time, former chapter president and recent IIT alumna Dhara Shah (BME, 2012) was named president of the EWB Great Lakes Region, having served previously as Illinois State Representative.
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2012 - Fall - Issue 7

Vedic Vision Society: ‘Prism of Consciousness Pt II’

Sneha Saraf
Technews Writer
Oct 21, 2012
We continued the lecture “Prism of Consciousness” by reviewing some of the key points. Speaker Nityananda Pran began by briefly covering the law of karma – for every action, there is a reaction. He also re-explained the idea of the three modes of material nature and how they influence us based on our karma. These three modes of nature give rise to the variety that we witness amongst all life.
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2012 - Fall - Issue 7

‘Nerd elitism’ conveys passion, disconnect

Ryan Kamphuis
Technews Writer
Oct 21, 2012
Those of you who know me know that many words can be used to describe me. Some would call me an Android-fanboy, others would call me a Whovian, some would see me and refer to me as a Trekkie, and still others would call me everything from a Redditor to a Browncoat. But despite all of these different labels for who I am, they all fall under one umbrella label that has been with me since I first learned to talk and first started to interact with others: nerd.
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2012 - Fall - Issue 7

Apocalypse feasible, not imminent

Shreeyeh Rajan
Technews Writer
Oct 28, 2012
Is the world going end on December 21st 2012? Should I stop making plans for my birthday?  You’re probably thinking why write an article about this when googled gets you around 1,980,000,000 results. I wanted to know whether or not this was scientifically true, so I attended the Dr. Phil Plait’s lecture “Death from the Skies!” Would we all die because of an asteroid-hitting planet Earth?
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2012 - Fall - Issue 8