• Undecided voters make significant decisions

    Katie Peters
    Technews Writer
    Nov 02, 2012
    One of the most recent YouTube viral videos is of a little red-haired girl named Abigail who has turned splotchy red from crying. The reason why she’s crying is the funny part: she complains that she is tired of “Bronco Bama” and “Mitt Romney.” She speaks for a lot of us though; this election season has seemed to drag on forever, and I have to admit I’m glad it’s almost over. However, after attending the Social Sciences lecture last week, “A Debate on the Power of the President: How Much is Too Much?” I finally began to see the significance about this election.
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  • Apocalypse feasible, not imminent

    Shreeyeh Rajan
    Technews Writer
    Oct 28, 2012
    Is the world going end on December 21st 2012? Should I stop making plans for my birthday?  You’re probably thinking why write an article about this when googled gets you around 1,980,000,000 results. I wanted to know whether or not this was scientifically true, so I attended the Dr. Phil Plait’s lecture “Death from the Skies!” Would we all die because of an asteroid-hitting planet Earth?
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  • Men’s soccer lose on the road to Calumet

    Liam Barrett
    Technews Writer
    Oct 28, 2012
    IIT travelled to Calumet in their last conference game of the season, after already securing a position in the end of season playoffs. The conditions were far from conducive, with an uneven surface and a strong wind that prevented either team from keeping possession for long periods of time. IIT started the stronger team and got into many good positions within the final third without truly testing the opposing goalkeeper.
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  • Critical Mass brings city cyclists together

    Dan Zweig
    Technews Writer
    Oct 28, 2012
    On Friday, a friend and I jumped on our recently refurbished bicycles and headed north from IIT towards Daley Plaza to participate in Critical Mass.  Critical Mass is where cyclists from Chicago get together on the last Friday of every month and ride on a different route through the city as a mass.  This inevitably blocks traffic for minutes at a time as the group travels collectively through green lights, even after they turn red.  We just caught the group as they passed near Monroe and State, and joined in the mass.
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  • San Francisco Giants Post Back-to-Back Shutouts in World Series

    Ciaran Kohli-Lynch
    Technews Writer
    Oct 28, 2012
    The San Francisco Giants look destined to be crowned World Series champions after posting successive shutouts in the second and third matches of the World Series. The Giants now hold a 3-0 lead over the Detroit Tigers and a victory in Game 4 at Comerica Park in Detroit will be enough to clinch the title.
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  • Math Club visits Wolfram HQ

    Pranava Teja Surukuchi
    Technews Writer
    Oct 28, 2012
    IIT Math club has been quite active the past semester. Last week, we had a club sponsored trip to the Wolfram Technology conference in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
    The idea was conceived out of event planning this semester; we were planning on attending a conference and Wolfram Technology Conference seemed like a great idea. We appreciate that we are lucky enough to be at a university that invests in a site license so we can have free use of Mathematica on their personal computers!
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  • ‘Law of Karma’ goes around, comes around

    Sneha Saraf
    Technews Writer
    Oct 27, 2012
    Speaker Avelo Roy began Friday’s lecture, “Law of Karma,” by starting with the basics of our true spiritual identity as the soul. He then explained the universal definition of a problem: something that nobody wants, everybody tries to avoid, and that which nobody can escape. These fundamental problems are called death, old age, disease, and birth. To be a responsible human being means to take advantage of our intellectual facilities and question life, or in Vedic terms, inquire into the Absolute.
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