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A very relatable tweet from the start of quarantine

The Pandemic

We’re now officially nine months into the pandemic and well, 2020 sure just keeps on delivering. But rather than getting into what has happened this year, let’s take a look at something that hasn’t been too spoken about: the amount of time we’ve been spending looking at our screens.

Even before the pandemic, our society has been getting more and more attached to technology. Our phone use went up from an average 32 minutes a day in 2011 to 132 minutes in 2019, while our desktop use only decreased by 4 minutes. …


Destressing with the Engineering Community

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E-Games happened in the Qualcomm Room on March 6, 2017

Overview:

E-Games is an annual event that the Triton Engineering Student Council (TESC) hosts every year for E-Week, a week celebrating everything engineering. Typically, TESC organizations compete with each other to claim the grand prize of being the best TESC organization via brain/sporty games. It is an opportunity to bring the students together in friendly competition. This year marked the 10th anniversary!

Review

Even though this event has been going on for a while, it has been on a steady decline in attendance. This year, there was only one organization who signed up to compete. To combat this, we opened the event to the public, making people who are solo sign up so that we can randomly create teams. However, this did not stir up excitement as well. Also working against us was the timing of the event. It was taking place on a Monday night in the middle of week 8, notorious for midterms. This was due to some miscommunication on my part with AS for funding, so we had to move the event back. …


A First Review of our Event’s Progress

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Statistics:

Attendees: 523
Student Organizations: 30
Temperature: ~100°

Overview:

With a blistering 100 degree weather, over 500 students came out to see what 31 engineering organizations on campus had to showcase. The projects ranged from student crafted video games (VGDC) to SEDS showing off some of their enormous rockets to engineering frats out in full force trying to recruit students to rush their organization.

The event looked to bring the engineering community closer to each other. …

Nathan Mansur

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