Illinois Tech inducts four distinguished alumni into Hall of Fame

Ethan Castro
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Feb 25, 2019
On the evening of Tuesday, February 19, Illinois Tech held a formal event where it inducted four new members into the university Hall of Fame. This list of just over 50 trustees, alumni, faculty, and other community members represents some of the most notable achievements and contributions made by individuals throughout the university’s existence since 1893.
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2019 - Spring - Issue 5

Creating a new Chicago narrative one cool fact at a time (2)

Virginia Spicknall
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TechNews Writer
Feb 18, 2019
Chicago has quite the legacy. It is known for the Great Chicago Fire, record breaking brutal winters, a river that flows backwards, important historical strikes, advancements in transportation and city life, and multiple professional athletic teams. But perhaps the most important, yet unknown history of Chicago surrounds the invention of the Twinkie.
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2019 - Spring - Issue 4

Open House Chicago 2018

Tarang Vaidya
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Oct 22, 2018
As a student who likes to keep himself immersed in the laptop studying or either watching videos, experiencing The Open House was an insightful experience. Chicago is considered as one of the most architectural cities of the world and on that Sunday, I just came to know why.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 7

Rapper Kanye West visits Kaplan Building, attends Idea Shop meeting

Ethan Castro
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Oct 15, 2018
On the evening of Monday, October 8, the staff of the Illinois Tech Idea Shop were met with a very special surprise guest: rapper Kanye West (also known as YE). Held in the new building for the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship (hereafter abbreviated as the “Kaplan Institute”), West surprised the students present (some of whom were new members of the Idea Shop team) with his appearance, especially surprising as news outlets at the time focused their attention on his visit with U.S. President Donald Trump later that same week.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 6

Microsoft's latest update could bring millions of Android apps to Windows 10

Chirag Khandhar
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Nov 30, 2020
Microsoft is currently working on a new strategy to introduce Android apps to the Windows 10 ecosystem, eventually expanding the operating system to accommodate millions of apps available on the Play Store. As first disclosed by Windows Central, the so-called Project Latte will reportedly make it easy to port Android apps to Windows 10, requiring little or no coding effort on behalf of the app developer. According to the sources from Microsoft, told Windows Central that it could be rolled out as early as next year.
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2020 - Fall - Issue #

The mystery behind boosting your new Instagram account

Chirag Khandhar
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Nov 30, 2020
You may have seen that there are a ton of newly created Instagram accounts that have got significantly popular even though the account does not contain sufficient posts or content. This is because Instagram is very sensitive towards monitoring new accounts and keeps a record of each and every little activity did by the user and using those insights, Instagram suggests such accounts to other users through suggestions. However, once you start acting like a normal user which includes following and unfollowing people randomly or the folks you know, liking and commenting on the posts, sharing content, and direct messaging, Instagram now understands that the account is a regular account and may not contain any strong content, that can be flagged as trending, thus such accounts are now less likely to get instant traffic and popularity. 
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2020 - Fall - Issue 11

Is Facebook Dead?

Amogh Sondur
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Nov 30, 2020
I had a strange moment last week that helped me realize that Facebook — the social media platform I’ve used for more than a decade — is about to go extinct. The platform is losing market share, fast, among young users.
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2020 - Spring - Issue 11