• ‘Unhappy’ students elude IIT experience

    Miriam Schmid
    Technews Writer
    Oct 20, 2013
    In November of 2011, the Princeton Review released their list, “The 10 Colleges With the Least Happy Students.”  Just down the list from the military academies, at number nine was our own Illinois Institute of Technology. Sadly, finding IIT on this list was not a shock or surprise to many current students. Why? IIT has frequented this list repeatedly. For me, this ranking does not make any sense at all.
    My five years at IIT have been the best times of my life.
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  • Women's soccer undefeated for three straight weeks

    Veronica Torres
    Technews Writer
    Oct 20, 2013
    The Women’s Soccer team remains undefeated for three consecutive games after Tuesday’s tie with Purdue Calumet.  The Scarlet Hawks settled for a 3-3 draw after overtime, in what proved to be a very physical match.  From the get-go, the Hawks looked strong, creating combinations and threatening the Calumet goal.  In the 13th minute, leading goal scorer—Adrianna Maron—added another to her tally after tucking the ball away off an assist from Anida Phetchanpheng.  However, Calumet was able to respond and the half ended 1-1.
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  • White Castle: Last Bastion of Fast Food

    Kyle Stanevich
    Technews Writer
    Oct 20, 2013
    With the addition of Burger King's new Satisfries, I pose a question. Has the essence of fast food been lost?  Over the years, many people have criticized fast food chains for not having many healthy food options.  The restaurants have slowly caved in, introducing salads, vegetarian options, and now healthy fries.  However, fast food has not been about healthy options. It is a fast way to eat a meal, packing in many calories into a small and convent package.  If one wants to eat healthy, they should make their own food, not go to McDonalds.
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  • IPRO 338 improves historical Chicago landmark, Biograph Theater

    Jeffery Petrick
    Technews Writer
    Oct 20, 2013

    After a great deal of success with an energy audit on the Soldier’s Field parking garage, the ECA (Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago) sponsored IPRO is back to use the tools of the trade to improve another facility. IPRO 338, led by Dr. Dan Tomal, is tasked this semester with developing insights that support energy efficient improvement strategies. The iconic Victory Gardens Theater, formally known as the Biograph Theater, serves as the candidate for the current energy audit.
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  • Introducing ‘Oh the Humanity!’

    Matti Scannell
    Technews Writer
    Oct 19, 2013
    This year as A&E editor of TechNews, I wanted to do something edgy; something that pushed the envelope in an unexpected way. I wanted to humanize the staff and faculty of our school. I knew this would be tough. How do you relate to someone whose career is based on catering to judgmental know-it-alls like yourself? Well, if Russians and Americans can cohabitate the International Space Station less than thirty years after the end of the Cold War, we can start thinking of our teachers as fellow humans now that we are in college.
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  • Chicago Sports Surge

    Gus Alvarez
    Technews Writer
    Oct 19, 2013
    The Chicago Bears prepare to face the Washington Redskins this Sunday.  The Bears now hold a 4-2 record after bouncing back from a loss to the Saints and defeating the Giants last Thursday.  This will mark Jay Cutler’s 100th start for the Chicago Bears.  Their offense started clicking again, and as long as the defense keeps playing the way they have been (please do, for my fantasy team) and the offensive line keeps it together, the Bears should come out on top in this match-up.
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  • Oscar inevitable for ‘Inevitable Defeat’

    August Lysy
    Technews Writer
    Oct 19, 2013
    Among the streets of Brooklyn, while their mothers prostitute their bodies to fund their next fix, two young kids, Mister and Pete, must fend for themselves. Alone but for their friendship, Mister and Pete struggle each day for food and safety as they flee the intimidating—and inevitable—prospect of being placed in the prison of New York’s circuit of child services.
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