• iPhone 12 Pro ain't worth the extra price this year.

    Amogh Sondur
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Apple just announced its latest iPhone 12 line up with four models, the entry-level 12 mini, 12, and the more expensive 12 pro and 12 pro max and - for the first time ever - a smaller version called the iPhone 12 Mini. The iPhone 12 has a 6.1-inch screen, while the iPhone Mini has a 5.4-inch display. On the other hand, the 12 pro has 6.1-inch and the 12 pro max has the largest 6.7-inch screen. The 12 starts at $799 and 12pro at $999 and is similarly specced but, but is the upgrade really worth it?
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  • How 11/26 taught us in India guests are equivalent to God

    Chirag Khandhar
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Content warning: terror attack

    11/26 - November 26, 2008, a terrifying date and the unforgettable darkest night of Mumbai. We still get goosebumps when we remember those attacks. The peace-loving country India witnessed the attacks on its innocent citizens and tourists that night.
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  • Leadership Academy Senior Spotlight: Courtney Curcio

    Anthea Gonzalez
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Courtney Curcio was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona and will be graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture with a specialization in Landscape Architecture in May 2021. Courtney is passionate about the environment and loves to be involved in various organizations on Illinois Tech’s campus. Courtney is also passionate about  promoting lesser known architects who deserve recognition.
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  • Seven habits by Steven Covey - Part 2

    Vaidehi Rathkanthiwar
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    Oct 12, 2020
    I was reading a book by Stephen Covey, and I am totally impressed by the seven habits he mentioned for happiness and success in life.
    This is the second part which explains the last three rules to follow in life for happiness, positivity and success no matter what circumstance you are going through.
    "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey:
    PART 2:

    5. Seek first to understand and then to be understood

    It is very important to be a good listener and understand others. If you try to understand a person more and more, you would start trusting that person more.
    This would make the bond amongst true people even stronger. While communicating with others its very important to understand their view, understand their perspective and let them talk about their issues.

    6. Synergize

    This is about principle centered leadership. One should be able to combine and coordinate the activity in order to produce a greater joint effort. It tells us that “the more the merrier”. It is very important to value the opinions, ideas, differences people may have in a group while doing any group activity, or in any teamwork. One should have a very crystal-clear communication with his/her teammates in order to achieve synergy, in order to gain trust and balance out everything.

    7. Sharpen the saw

    It’s about renewing the four dimensions of nature; physical, mental, spiritual and emotional. The physical dimension deals with taking enough care of your body, like eating right, working out, getting enough rest and relaxation. The mental dimension is about shaping up our knowledge by reading, getting in touch with people, discussing on different topics. My personal ongoing plan to stay relevant as technology changes as the decades pass by is to stay updated about the upcoming news, technologies, discoveries, inventions etc. I feel that I can stay updated all the time about new things by reading newspaper everyday in the morning. I even like to explore new software and tools in my field for my mental dimension.
    In terms of physical dimension, I try to take care of physical health by eating healthy food and working out everyday no matter what.


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  • How about fried kababs?

    Dheemant Palan
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    Oct 05, 2020
    One of the most favorite dishes from my native place is the Mangalorean style kababs, more of a fried chicken than to the contemporary roasted kababs. These kababs are prepared usually as a side for Biryani, Ghee rice, or simple dal rice too. Among the Mangalore - Udupi households most of the festive meals are incomplete without these in the menu.
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