Alexandra Detweiler

Stories from Alexandra Detweiler

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Saturday, October 14th, 2017

On the evening Wednesday, October 11, the student government association (SGA) senate met for its biweekly hearing. These meetings are attended not only by SGA executive board members and senators, but Illinois Tech students and faculty as well, and consist of officer and senator reports, potential student organization presentations, and open floor discussion.

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Saturday, October 14th, 2017

This week, this section of TechNews will highlight the WIIT show “no its becky,” which focuses on works performed by the acclaimed pop star Taylor Swift. The show is run by third-year co-terminal business student Ethan Castro since September 2017, and plays from noon to 1 p.m. each week.

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Friday, October 13th, 2017

Looking for a new sci-fi book that’s action-packed enough to keep you distracted from your impending midterms? Columbus Day: Expeditionary Force, written by Craig Alanson and published in 2016, is not a book I would normally pick up-- in fact, it’s a book that my father forced me to read-- but it’s one that I would wholeheartedly recommend. If you’re prepared to be a little patient, that is.

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Friday, October 6th, 2017

This week’s WIIT radio show spotlight is on “Swear to Shake It Up (If You Swear to Listen),” a show that runs weekly on Fridays from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. The show has been run by second year applied physics student Quinn Castaneda since February 2, 2017. The purpose of the show, according to Castaneda, is to play music from as many genres as possible. “Most of the other shows on the station,” Castaneda said, “are tailored to one specific genre.

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Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Weronkia Halicka and Morgan Colbert of the women's tennis team qualified for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Midwest Regionals that took place in Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio from September 22 to 25. This featured the top NCAA Division III competition in the region.

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Saturday, September 30th, 2017

The third Student Government Association (SGA) senate hearing of the semester was held on the evening of Wednesday, September 27. The first order of business, like always, were the presentations of potential student organizations that petitioned the senate to become official in the eyes of the university. If deemed official by a majority vote by the senate, student organizations are granted resources like potential Student Activity Fund (SAF) allocations, a HawkLink page, the ability to reserve classrooms, etc.

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Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

On the evening of Wednesday, September 20, the Student Government Association (SGA) held their second senate hearing of the semester. During these hearings, officers and senators give reports on project progress or give other important announcements, potential student organizations present for the senate and their officiality is voted upon, and any student can bring up a concern to be discussed. Anyone is welcome at these hearings.

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Friday, September 15th, 2017

On the evening of Wednesday, September 13, the Student Government Association (SGA) held an informal “mixer” event where those who were running for SGA senate could talk with previous senate members, meet the executive board, and learn more about the inner structure of SGA.

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Friday, September 8th, 2017

A fairly new organization, Writers at Illinois Tech (WaIT) was created by physics student Alexandra Detweiler in the spring of 2017, who found the campus lacking in organizations focused on the arts. This was apparently not an uncommon viewpoint among other students, as Detweiler found no difficulties rounding up the required amount of members, and the group passed the Student Government Association (SGA) Senate’s officializing vote unanimously.

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Friday, September 8th, 2017

A recently-confirmed part of the Homecoming Week festivities and one of Prism’s biggest events of the year is a much-anticipated upcoming Shamir concert. Prism is an on-campus organization dedicated to supporting Illinois Tech’s LGBTQIA+ population, so it stands to reason why the group would bring Shamir, a non-binary artist, to campus. According to Emma Kaufman, Prism’s vice president, Shamir performs electronic and disco music.