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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Editor-in-Chief
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

Illinois Tech alum arrested on charge of international espionage

Ethan Castro
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Editor-in-Chief
Oct 15, 2018
In late September 2018, a Chinese citizen was arrested in Chicago by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on allegations of providing information about U.S. defense contracting to the Chinese government. The suspect, Ji Chaoqun, allegedly aided with the attempted recruitment of U.S. engineers and other defense contractors for the Chinese government under the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS). An FBI criminal complaint signed by FBI Special Agent Andrew K. McKay provides more insight into the nature of Ji’s arrest.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 6
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An Illinois Tech student's love letter to VanderCook

Alexandra Detweiler
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Copy Editor
Oct 13, 2018
I’m a mediocre flute player; I’ve been playing for quite a while, but I’ve never prioritized practicing and due to this have never had the kind of skill that dedicated musicians earn. Making music was something I enjoyed but didn’t move my life around. I stopped taking band after my freshman year of high school in order to make room for the STEM classes I wanted to take, something I now regret.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 6
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