‘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

Math Club visits Wolfram HQ

Pranava Teja Surukuchi
Technews Writer
Oct 28, 2012
IIT Math club has been quite active the past semester. Last week, we had a club sponsored trip to the Wolfram Technology conference in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
The idea was conceived out of event planning this semester; we were planning on attending a conference and Wolfram Technology Conference seemed like a great idea. We appreciate that we are lucky enough to be at a university that invests in a site license so we can have free use of Mathematica on their personal computers!
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2012 - Fall - Issue 8

Premier League Review: Liverpool trails Newcastle by 6 points

Nathan McMahon
Technews Writer
Nov 04, 2012
The Premier League was back in action this weekend with many big games. Manchester United moved into the top spot with a 2-1 win over Arsenal. Goals by Robin Van Persie and Patrice Evra sealed the three points for the Reds even with a penalty miss by Wayne Rooney. Jack Wilshere received a red card minutes after Evra’s goal to put Arsenal down a man for the rest of a match. Santi Carzola scored deep into extra time for Arsenal. Arsenal now has 15 points on the season while United now has moved into the top spot with 24 points.
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2012 - Fall - Issue 9

Campaign hot topics include education, women’s healthcare

Shreeyeh Rajan
Technews Writer
Nov 04, 2012
Did anyone watch the Presidential Debate that happened exactly three weeks ago? If not, there are a few points worth highlighting, especially before casting your vote today. This article isn’t enough to cover all the topics both candidates spoke about, so I’d like to pinpoint one certain topic that’s important to students at IIT: education, specifically higher education.
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2012 - Fall - Issue 9

Nokia sponsored Hackathon challenges students to create apps, promotes teamwork, presentation skills

Kristal Copeland
Technews Writer
Nov 04, 2012
How do you create something in 24 hours? You go to Hackathon! Saturday, October 20, Monkeybars held a Nokia sponsored Hackathon in the IdeaShop. Before the actual event, most people were intimidated by the idea of 24 hours of straight hacking, but going to the events leading up to the big day seemed to calm a few nerves. I was only able to go to the last event, where I met Andy and Adrian, we quickly formed a team, because we had no idea what any of us were doing, and frankly I was terrified.
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2012 - Fall - Issue 9

Greek community comprised of strong students, campus housing policies limit participation

Dan Zweig
Technews Writer
Nov 09, 2012
Everyone thinks they know what Greeks are all about, they’ve heard stories, seen movies, and read articles about what the college Greek experience is and has been for the past few decades.  Most people have no idea what Greek life is like at IIT, or that it exists at all.
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2012 - Fall - Issue 10

College of Engineering wraps up Themes Month

Utsav Gandhi
Technews Writer
Nov 09, 2012
The Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Natasha DePaola, wrapped up the Engineering Themes Month, which the College organized in September, and which students may have seen a multitude of events and field visits being organized around. The college announced that over 250 students have officially kicked off their “Experience Indexes” – an online record of their participation in co-curricular activities in the Themes of Water, Health, Energy and Security and which can be a tremendous boost to any job application.
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2012 - Fall - Issue 10

ASB participants getting their just desserts

William Syvongsa
Technews Writer
Nov 10, 2012
This year, I got selected to be a part of IIT’s Alternative Spring Break. Why is this exciting? IIT’s Alternative Spring Break is a student organization looking to spend their Spring Break working with Habitat for Humanity to help others across the country in need. The organization has been around for 10 years. It takes students, faculty, and staff members and brings them together to provide safe and affordable housing for families in need.
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2012 - Fall - Issue 10