• The playoffs race of the Indian premier league

    Ram Adityan Kamalakkannan
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    Nov 02, 2020
    I wrote an introductory article on the Indian premier league (IPL) previously in TechNews issue 3 of this semester. The league was in its initial stage then. Now, after 52 matches being played already, the league is moving into the knockout stage which is called the Playoffs.
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  • Leadership Academy Senior Spotlight: Paulina Kulyavtsev

    Antonio Archilla
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    Leadership Academy Scholar
    Nov 02, 2020
    Paulina Kulyavtsev is from Geneva, Illinois. She will be graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Physics and a Professional Masters in Health Physics by May 2022. She has an immense passion for mentorship and will always treasure the mentorship she has received from others during her life’s journey. Kulyavtsev aims to bring out the best in others by investing in their personal growth and making sure that everyone’s voices are heard.
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  • Am I the only one who loves winters?

    Sundaresh Senguttuvan
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    Nov 02, 2020
    Probably you would have heard this often, "I hate winters," "it is too cold," "I can't wait for this to be over." Among all these people, I think I am one of the very few who love the winter season. I wish the winter never ends at all. Although I have a high tolerance for cold, I am not entirely resistant to freezing cold. But there is one thing that keeps my heart desiring them so much, the majestic snow that blankets the entire city making it an astounding visual treat.
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  • Food Advisory Board Meeting Recap (10/30/20)

    Sameer Sheikh
    Jeannina Villalobos
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    TechNews Writer
    Nov 02, 2020
    On October 30, 2020 at 10 a.m., the Food Advisory Board had their bi-weekly meeting. In attendance were Student Government Association (SGA) Vice President of Student Life Jeannina Villalobos, IIT Dining Executive Chef Svenska Lindroth, Resident District Manager Steven Goodwin, SGA Senator Sameer Sheikh, and two students, Neil Dhote and Somtochukwu Onwuasoanya, who are planning to run for the position of Residence Hall Association (RHA) Senator in SGA.
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  • Halloween: A real treat! Why Halloween is celebrated?

    Megha Shrivastava
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    TechNews Writer
    Nov 02, 2020
    Halloween is celebrated on October 31. This year Halloween is on a Saturday. Halloween was originated with the festival named Samhain in which people generally wear costumes, dress up like ghosts, and light bonfires. Earlier the evening was known as All Hallows Eve which now is known as Halloween. Halloween involves various fun activities like trick-or-treating. During this the children dress up and go from house to house, knocking on the door and asking for a treat. The phrase “Trick or Treat” is used during this activity. The “treat” can be anything but mainly it includes candy. Also, there are other traditions like haunted houses and carnivals while celebrating Halloween.
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  • iPhone 12's Ceramic Shield is tougher than glass!

    Amogh Sondur
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    Oct 26, 2020
    Apple’s new iPhone 12 models feature a new ceramic-hardened display named Ceramic Shield. Apple says Ceramic Shield is “tougher than any smartphone glass,” with four times greater resistance to damage from drops.  Apple says that Ceramic Shield is made by introducing nano‑ceramic crystals — which are actually harder than most metals — into the glass which dramatically improves the toughness.
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  • The Loaf of Bread: A short story

    Areej Siddiqui
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    Oct 26, 2020
    Warning: Contains disturbing content.

    Sabiqa wrapped the shawl around herself. The edges were frayed and some threads were loose. She traced the heavy floral design with her fingertips. She placed a finger on a leaf and continued onto a spiraling stem. She then outlined the half-bloomed roses embroidered on the fabric. She lifted her fingers off the pattern and held onto one corner of her shawl as she came to a stop.
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