There is Nothing that You Can’t do

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A wise man once said, “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” Find yourself and fulfill your dreams.

by Bianca Cataldo

Feb. 18, 2020

Keep in mind that every moment of your life is the right moment to decide, to change things around, to chase your dreams. It’s never too late, never too early, this moment comes whenever you are ready. Sometimes, however, the difficult part is figuring out who you are and who you want to be.

The issue is that you don’t know what you need in your life, or where you want to be, until you understand who you are. Too many times, I heard people saying they don’t have a dream, they don’t have a passion, they didn’t figure out their path. In fact, everyone has potential, but turning that potential in a career is another story.

What’s worse, many times once people figured out their path, figured out their passion, they start to wonder how am I going to make it, it’s too late, I don’t have the means to make it, am I going to fail, am I going to look like a fool… I saw people giving up on their dreams before trying to pursue them.

What’s stopping you? There is really nothing that you can’t do. To succeed, you just have to find that will and that determination that makes you do what you want to do and move it forward. So how do you find it?

First, Find Yourself

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks”. How I interpret it is that going on a walk with nature, you can find an opportunity to gain perspective. In a walk with nature, you are able to think and listen to your inner self. It grounds you.

In this world, a world that pushes people to run, that overwhelms people with information, in this rowdy world, it is difficult to stop and listen to ourselves, but we need to do it. Then, stop. Go on a walk, meditate, do whatever it takes to turn off the volume of the outside world and listen to your inside world. Take control over your mind, over your thoughts.

Ask yourself where do you want to be, what are your talents, what do you enjoy doing, what is that makes you feel free? Find the answer.

And, Fulfill Your Dreams

Once you found that answer, do it. Do what makes you feel free. Learn what it takes to do it, give it one more day, one more month, move it forward, do it without haste, but without a break. You will see that you can make it. If you have that will power, if you have that fire, that passion, if you love to do something, you will make it. It’s up to you, and you can really do it by yourself, more than counting on everybody else.

The Generative Design Revolution

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Engineers, architects and designers met in Las Vegas at the Autodesk conference to take stock of the future of design.

by Bianca Cataldo

Dec. 2, 2019

Generative Design is a major progress of AI (Artificial Intelligence) since it is changing the way we design and produce. This design allows people to create products that guarantee functionality due to their geometric  properties and spatial resolutions. Moreover, it is used to create exclusive and current forms of style.

Francesco Iorio, Director of Computational Science Research at the Autodesk University, explains that Generative Design is “a method in which one or more criteria are defined as objectives and limitations, and a variety of designs are synthesized to satisfy the required characteristics “

It means that thanks to these software, designers are able to experiment with thousands of different architectures simply by pushing a button! Through the results of these simulations, the designer decides which, with less waste of time, materials and money, is the best possible configuration.

Generative Design promises to become the revolutionary technology of the future. You have now the freedom to put any material you want, anywhere you want. The designer needs to express the problem by defining the desired constraints, loads, material and weight and the software will generate multiple solutions.

This technology is very versatile since its products can be used in many fields: Architecture, Design, Medicine, Automotive, Aerospace, etc.
The key to Generative Design is to remove material from a product, by making it cheaper, lighter, and better working. It is a field to take into consideration.

Meet Your New Editor-in-Chief

Bianca M. Cataldo is our new Editor-in-Chief ! Who is she?

by Collegian Staff

Nov. 20, 2019

What brings you to Morton College?

I moved from Italy two years ago, and graduated from Morton West, so I decided to enroll at Morton College. I am currently pursuing an associate degree in the Sciences. I must say I am enjoying MC so far since it is full of resources: I love the library, the Student Union, the piano rooms on the first floor, and the professors, which are prepared and engaging .

Why are you interested in journalism?

I love to express myself: I play musical instruments, paint, make portraits, and I write. I think that writing is the most effective form of expression because it manifests feelings, thoughts and ideas that can be clearly communicated to everyone.

Journalism is interesting since it does not only allow people to express their own ideas, but also let them discuss urgent topics and quotidian. In fact, I believe that Journalism can open your eyes about today’s real world since it makes you challenge everyone else’s truth to find your own.

What are some issues that you care about?

I am curious about Social, Psychological or Medical research, indeed, I am also interested in experiments or studies which turn to be meaningful for people. Moreover, I am particularly captivated by scientific, or technological progress. Eventually, I support personal growth and evolution.

Help us with that. Many students haven’t heard of Symbolic Interactionism!

Symbolic interactionism provides a foundation for understanding the meaning of symbols in human interactions.

It is a theory developed in the Sociological field focused on understanding the processes through which people become members of Society. More specifically, it is based on interpretation as interpretation of gestures or interpretation of actions.

It is interesting that they conclude that humans are the result of interactions since our behaviors, traditions, gestures are shaped by society. This theory probably opposes to the American ideal of “rugged individualism”, however, I am more likely to support symbolic interactionism because I strongly believe that no one becomes who he is by himself.

What are your plans for after Morton College?

I don’t know how the world is going to change, but I think I have strong foundations, and I am excited and happy when I think about my future.

For now, I plan to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Architecture maybe at the Illinois Institute of Technology. After that, I’d like to specialize in Design since my dream is to be a designer. I hope to have a successful career and a satisfying personal life in future, and that’s all I can hope for.

I can’t plan everything because I’ll never know what’s going to happen, but I’ll do my best “good things come to those who work hard”!