An Illinois Tech student's love letter to VanderCook

Alexandra Detweiler
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Copy Editor
Oct 13, 2018
I’m a mediocre flute player; I’ve been playing for quite a while, but I’ve never prioritized practicing and due to this have never had the kind of skill that dedicated musicians earn. Making music was something I enjoyed but didn’t move my life around. I stopped taking band after my freshman year of high school in order to make room for the STEM classes I wanted to take, something I now regret.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 6
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Theater: an ever-changing form of media

Ryan Mendoza
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Distribution Manager
Nov 11, 2019
A week ago, I finally got to see "Hamilton: An American Musical" performed live by the Chicago cast. Ever since my sophomore year of high school, I have absolutely loved and adored the musical. The ideas and themes it contains serve as great sources of inspiration for anyone looking to leave their mark on the world at large. As amazing as I believe the show, I shouldn’t drone on about my opinions on it solely. Rather I will discuss how theater’s ability to be an ever-changing and ever-evolving form of media gives it another layer that can be examined.
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2019 - Fall - Issue 10
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Substandard dimensions of social networks

Ajith Kumar Vakkalaganti Sunil Kumar
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TechNews Writer
Nov 11, 2019
Little aspects of the social networking are good for nothing. Comments on most of the live-streaming sites including Hotstar and Youtube Live, Facebook's voluminous fake accounts, multiple fan pages on Instagram and Twitter, troll pages, and several tech blogs are unproductive. Multiple replications on equally popular social sites is another major drawback leading to data duplicacy and in addition to this, the chances of each individual having all of these applications is humungous. The percentage of data duplication in Youtube is over and above with the primary action of modification/transformation applied to original videos to bring upon the newer ones. In addition to this, uploading infuriating/hilarious content can be harsh/unacceptable.
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2019-Fall-Issue#
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Believe in yourself no matter what

Ajith Kumar Vakkalaganti Sunil Kumar
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TechNews Writer
Nov 04, 2019
Since childhood, academics has always been my stronghold. I have had many hops switching my streams between Computer Science and Electronics right from my pre-university education. Soon after completing my 11th and 12th grade in computer science, I did my Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering. I opted this branch on assuming that I would end up getting ample job opportunities compared to all other branches. The excitement and curiosity I had, led to frustration as my initial years were very tough. Unless you plunge into any subject, you cannot scale the level of difficulty it offers. These subjects were complemented by laboratory courses. In my case, changing my branch back to Computer Science was mammoth task. I never lost hope. The only motivation I had is seniors, where they actually did and “so you can”. I managed to balance both academic subjects as well as the disciplines of computer science.
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2019-Fall-Issue#
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