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

Virginia Spicknall
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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

Meal plan changes, reduced hours discussed at Food Advisory Board

Ethan Castro
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Feb 18, 2019
As part of a joint collaboration between the Illinois Tech Residence Hall Association (RHA) and Student Government Association (SGA), the Food Advisory Board (FAB) exists as an official advocacy platform through which Illinois Tech students can communicate any complaints, issues, or suggestions regarding all dining options available on campus.
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2019 - Spring - Issue 4
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Uncovering Alfred the Great's disability

Bri McKenna
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Feb 04, 2019
Alfred the Great had a chronic illness for much of his life, and by any modern standard, he was disabled. "Great" and "disabled" aren't antithetical, and "weak" and "disabled" aren't synonyms. But for many years and to many people that was believed to be the case, and disability has been erased from some versions of Alfred's story.
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2019 - Spring - Issue 2
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A “thank you” to Illinois Tech’s essential staff

Ethan Castro
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Feb 04, 2019
A contingent of “essential” departments remained open throughout the weather-related closure to ensure that the campus and its residents remained safe throughout the polar vortex. This article looks to thank these staff members for the efforts they went through, braving this lethal weather to come to this campus and perform their duties in some of the most adverse conditions in years for the safety and wellbeing of its students.
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2019 - Spring - Issue 2
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Mies wept: the MTCC flood of January 2019

Ethan Castro
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Feb 04, 2019
Among a myriad of other conditions ranging from inconvenient to life-threatening, the afternoon of Thursday, January 31 also saw a very unfortunate event transpire at the west entrance of the MTCC: the inclement cold weather resulted in a sprinkler system pipe in the building to freeze and then burst, resulting in a massive downpour of sprinkler water in the west entrance doorway of the building.
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2019 - Spring - Issue 2
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Cabrini-Green: an introduction to Chicago's forgotten projects

Dan Marten
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Jan 28, 2019
The Cabrini-Green Homes of Larrabee & Division haunted the city with constant crime reports and news coverage for decades - housing some 15,000 people at that same time - but this seems to be a part of the city’s history that isn’t being passed along.
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2019 - Spring - Issue 1
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