• My dreadful interview experience with Microsoft

    Sundaresh Senguttuvan
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    Apr 12, 2021
    With great power comes great responsibility. Like that, with great interviews comes a great amount of preparation. I experienced this in my fatal first interview attempt with Microsoft. I interviewed last week for a product lead position with the hopes and dreams of a naive young boy. But sooner I realized I went to war yielding a spear made of sponge against a fire-spitting dragon. I would rate my interview experience as the most terrible one, including all that is yet to come. 

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  • Proof of COVID-19's emergence from bats

    Shivani Agrawal
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    TechNews Writer
    Apr 12, 2021
    The suggestion that the virus which causes COVID-19 was developed in an experiment is among the many unsubstantiated claims that have threatened efforts to keep people updated during pandemic. Misinformation is dangerous. The overwhelming majority of scientists who have researched the virus, however, believe that it originated spontaneously and spread to humans from such an animal species, most likely a bat.
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  • Results of 2021 SGA executive board elections

    SGA Executive Election Committee
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    Apr 12, 2021
    As provided by the Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Election Committee on April 2, 2021:

    The Student Government Association Executive Elections have officially concluded. 583 unique ballots were cast among the Illinois Tech and Vandercook student bodies. The Executive Election Committee is proud to announce your 2021-2022 SGA Executive Board.
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  • Indian herbs and spices when feeling under weather

    Vidhi Mittal
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    TechNews Writer
    Apr 12, 2021
    There are times when all of us need that extra care and warmth, and nothing gives more comfort than a cozy bed. But with all that rest, our body needs some extra nutrients as well to bring our routine back to normal. Although medicines help us cure illnesses faster, that visit to the doctor is takes time. However, for common and mild maladies, there is our Indian herbal shelf which can’t be ignored for all the precious herbs and spices it stores. So, lets dig a bit deeper and see which herb or spice can be used for specific conditions.
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  • Inside the mind of an Introvert

    Sundaresh Senguttuvan
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    Apr 12, 2021
    I have always admired people who could straight away head into an unknown group and talk with everyone comfortably. I always wondered: how do they even do that? Do they not care about being judged? Do they not feel like their head is going to explode in anxiety? Do they not sweat profusely and just run away so far from those strange set of judgmental eyes? Well, these are some of the first thoughts in an introvert's brain in an unfamiliar social group. If you are wondering what their brain thinks if they are asked to speak out in public, well you will have to find out once an introvert wakes up from a blackout.
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  • Origins of April Fools' Day

    Akhil Srinath
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    TechNews Writer
    Apr 05, 2021
    For more than several centuries and in many different cultures, April Fools’ Day is celebrated every year on the 1st of April. Some of the traditions of April Fools’ include playing practical jokes on others - pranks, hoaxes, etc. - and then yelling “April Fools” to indicate that it was a joke and not to be taken seriously. However fun as it may seem, the origins of this day has been a mystery. Some theories state that it stems from adopting the new calendar, whereas some other theories see it as a celebration of the turn of seasons.
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  • The treasure hunt isn’t over yet

    Vidhi Mittal
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    TechNews Writer
    Mar 29, 2021
    Since time immemorial, we have been listening about hidden treasures and people going on hunts to find them. Did someone find it or not has mostly been a mystery. If you are curious about some of the treasures which are still considered worth finding and are still being hunted, continue reading below.
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  • Gatekeeping the LGBTQ community only hurts us more

    Kris Shiflet
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    TechNews Writer
    Mar 29, 2021
    I have been debating for a long time whether I wanted to publish this opinion piece, but I decided this topic is important enough to warrant some real discussion. I am going to frame much of this piece based off my experiences, but I will also call upon the experiences of my friends and peers, as well. Note, this is all stuff I’ve only really told my close friends until now.
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