PSAC discusses transparency of information on campus, more at first meeting of semester

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Sep 14, 2018
The first main topic discussed by the group was transparency of information on campus. Specifically, the group brought to the president and provost’s attention that many students are upset about the lack of notification regarding the departure of Vice Provost for Student Access, Success, and Diversity Initiatives (SASDI) Gerald Doyle.
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Overviews of three student summer startups

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Sep 17, 2018
Third year Illinois Tech students Prince Hodonou and Doorvesh Santbakshsing (known around campus as Sid) hope to add to the educational resources available on college campuses through their application “SeekNow.” The app provides students with a straightforward and effective way to create study groups for a large variety of courses. It also allows you to receive notifications when groups are created for courses that you choose to follow.
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The middle lounge of MSV should be called the Tech Lounge

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Sep 17, 2018
During Welcome Week, I met a lot of people and made several friends. When we wanted to meet up and head somewhere together, we all agreed to meet in the MSV lounge that has the word “TECH” displayed in large letters on its wall, in plain visual range of anyone walking past it. To us, this location became known as the Tech Lounge. I assumed that the sheer size and splendor of the word “TECH” on the wall meant that this lounge was also known by this moniker to the rest of the student body as well. Recently, to my utmost surprise, I have come to find out that this location is actually known as the Center Lounge.
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Apple releases new iPhones and a new Apple Watch

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Sep 17, 2018
Whenever Technews covers product releases, I feel like the newspaper is marking a moment in history, and future readers and writers will go back to that issue of the newspaper randomly and realize the leap of technology that has happened since the article. This article is for you, fellow reader in the year 2024 on October 14. This week, on September 12 2018, Apple has held an event at the Steve Jobs theater in Cupertino, California. They released the new iPhones (iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR) and the new Apple Watch series 4. The long awaited event left Apple fanboys with empty wallets, android users with the usual frustration, and investors happy.
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Irritable tech nerd is murdered by the Sony PS3

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Sep 17, 2018
The last weekend, which for me started September 7, 2018, was going to be a fun time, but I won’t spoil how that went for you. As it turned out, the PlayStation 3 (PS3) game system never had a major hardware upgrade since its release in 2006 as an overpriced, not small, obnoxiously and obscurely programmed PowerPC computer for the masses, except not.
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Illinois Tech shuttle bus canceled this semester, and why it matters.

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Sep 17, 2018
On July 23, 2018, approximately a month before classes started, Michael Horan, Vice President for Finance and Administration at Illinois Institute Technology sent an email to all the Illinois Tech Students who had signed up for the commuter shuttle bus alert. You can find a screenshot of the email itself in the comments of a post on the Illinois Tech Student Community page on Facebook if you search “shuttle” in the handy Facebook ‘search this page’ box. You can also find a small sample of the healthy academic debate within the comments as well.
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Campus Creepers, and no, I don't mean people

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Sep 17, 2018
There are creepers crawling around campus. Peering into your windows at night, they lurk. Public Safety has neither a method nor any desire to track and monitor these delinquents. They are allowed to wander campus freely day and night. We have become complicit with our safety. Students, faculty, and administration are all accountable for this oversight. It’s easy to brush aside when there’s just one. One isn’t a problem on its own, but these evil creatures gather together, increasing their potential to wreak havoc on this campus exponentially. I suppose we could wait it out till winter. The cold weather reduces the chance that they will cause problems, but can we last 'til then?
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Is Apple really innovating?

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Sep 17, 2018
This week, Apple released three new iPhones, namely iPhone X-R, iPhone X-s and the iPhone X-s Max, as well as the new Apple Watch series 4. For a while now, I have been waiting on Apple’s next move since my last iPhone was the 3GS, and my current phone is a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 that I got at the end of 2015. As anyone that was hyped for Apple’s event on September 12, I became annoying around my friends. My friend Iris Uwizeyimana, who was trying to keep her calm around me, asked me the question of “The iPhone looks just like the previous one. Has Apple really innovated since Steve Jobs died?” I tried to concoct an answer to say what I was thinking while being still affected by the hype of the event. However, I had to think with the facts.
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