Public safety’s new policy update and some concerns I had

Sri Hari Sivashanmugam
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Oct 31, 2022
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“Illinois Tech continuously strives to provide services designed to keep our campus safe.”, this is the first line on the public safety’s website [https://pws.iit.edu/off-campus-security-escorts]. Yes, the department of public safety has its website. Well, how many of us are aware of this? Almost, the same number of people are aware of its policy change, route map, and pickup policy. 

The other day, I had the opportunity to raise some concerns that I and my peers had regarding the off-campus escort services with Mr. Andrew Yocum, director of public safety. To mention a few, I was curious about their policy change on having a specific drop-off point rather than dropping us close to where we live (within their existing route), one of my peers also raised a question regarding the unavailability of escort vehicles during the “shift-change” period (which happens sometime between 11:00 PM and 12:00 AM) and having to wait in the cold for the next vehicle to arrive. A few other concerns were raised during this session. Though Mr. Yocum was kind enough to look into these matters, his answers mainly were, please look into public safety’s website, he mentioned that they post everything from policy changes to route map to pick-up points on this website.
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2022 - Fall - Issue 7
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The best things in life are on the other side of fear

Sri Hari Sivashanmugam
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Sep 19, 2022
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At that moment all I could remember was what Will Smith said,” The best things in life are on the other side of fear”. Yes, I was panicking and sweating. It was 12:30 AM, and I was super tired but could not sleep even after closing my eyes. I told myself everything will be ok and there is nothing to worry about and forced myself to sleep.
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2022 - Fall - Issue 2
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Importance of “Trusting the process”

Sri Hari Sivashanmugam
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Feb 28, 2022
One of my favorite quotes is “Everything happens for a reason!” which is synonymous to keep trusting the process. I love this particular line because it has not only helped me stay strong during my difficult times but it keeps me motivated most days. I know it is easier said than done but just think about it for a minute, what action you did last month or last year would have impacted you this week or yesterday. It is a cause-and-effect sequence looping through time.

As I was writing this piece I was stuck after the intro, but I did not want to drop this topic. With midterms coming up I wanted this piece to be a reminder for everyone to keep doing what they do and trust the process. But after a few hours of not getting any lead, I was frustrated yet I trusted that I would complete it no matter what and push it before the deadline. That is when I asked one of my friends to help me. She narrated this beautiful story which I think everyone must know.
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2022 - Spring - Issue 6
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GitOps: the future of infrastructure automation

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Feb 28, 2022
Modern infrastructure wishes to be more elastic, so that it could successfully control the cloud assets which might be wanted for non-stop deployments process during the project. GitOps is used to automate the technique of provisioning of the infrastructure.GitOps is a set of practices which is used to manipulate infrastructure and the application configurations using Git, an open-source version control system.
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2022 - Spring - Issue 6

Playlist : AR Rahman tamil hits

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Feb 14, 2022
I read an article about AR Rahman in the previous issue and I thought of putting out his best Tamil songs

"Nenjae Yezhu" - Maryan

"Taxi Taxi" - Sakkarakatti

"Usure Pogudhey" - Raavanan

"Hosanna" - Vinnathaandi Varuvaya

"Urvashi Urvashi" - Kadhalan

"Ale Ale" - Boys

"Oru Poiyavathu" - Jodi

"Nannare" - Guru

"Adiye" - Kadal

"Ithuthan Vaazhkai Embada" - Pudhiya Mugam
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2022 - Spring - Issue 4
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