Author Archives: The Poly

Online Exclusive: Esparza encourages setting goals, finding your island

On Thursday, March 27, US Olympian Marlen Esparza gave a motivational speech in DCC 330. Esparza won a medal in boxing the first time women’s boxing was part of the Olympic Games. Russell Brown ’14, president of the Union Speakers … Continue reading

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Graduate Council

Graduate Council endorse Keraga, Abissi for GM, PU

Graduate Council gives and discusses endorsements, pros and cons of each candidate for GM, PU

Last week, members of the Graduate Council sat down with the available Grand Marshal and President of the Union candidates to see how their platforms and views explicitly benefited the unique concerns and issues of graduate students. The PU candidates … Continue reading

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Constitution Committee

Major constitutional amendments explained

Union Constitution

Hello, everyone. This is the final column on the work of the Constitution Committee for this year. This week, I will review and explain changes to the Union Constitution for Article VI: Judicial Board and Article VII: Class Councils and … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Please don’t be a fangirl about TV

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Most people nowadays have a few TV shows they follow and regularly watch. However, there’s a difference between being a loyal fan and being completely consumed by a show. For those of you who experience difficulty controlling your “fangirling,” please … Continue reading

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Keraga, Noritsky declared winners of GM primary

Two to face off in final debate Tuesday evening

Results sent just after 5:30 am on Tuesday have candidates Kyle Keraga ’15 and Gavin Noritsky ’16 advancing to the final Grand Marshal election, ousting long-time Senate representative Greg Niguidula ’15. Monday’s primary race and results were certified by the … Continue reading

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R&E counting ballots, results so far very close

After polls close, election outcome up in the air

As of 12:55 am on Tuesday, the Rules and Elections Committee reports that there is at least one race with a spread of around 10 votes. Recounts are being performed by hand, and the Committee expects to be counting for … Continue reading

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Endorsement

Grand Marshal: Kyle Keraga

The Polytechnic has chosen to endorse Kyle Keraga ’15 as Grand Marshal. The Grand Marshal is the highest elected student official at RPI and serves as the head of the Student Senate. Additionally, the GM is charged with representing the … Continue reading

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Endorsement

President of the Union: Frank Abissi

Editor’s note: In light of the poster removal scandal, the Editorial Board reconsidered a motion made at their March 30, 2014 meeting. The reconsidered motion failed, and the following endorsement should be considered invalid. The Polytechnic endorses Frank Abissi ’15 … Continue reading

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Endorsement

Referenda relating to the Union Constitution: No

After discussion, the Editorial Board of The Polytechnic has elected to endorse no on all three Union Constitution-related questions. The first question asks voters to ratify the Constitution amendments as passed by the Student Senate. Included in the amendments are … Continue reading

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Grand Marshal Q&A

1. Why do you want to be Grand Marshal? Kyle Keraga I’m running for Grand Marshal because I’m passionate about helping others and determined to strengthen our community. In the Senate, I’ve led a number of critical projects to completion, … Continue reading

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President of the Union Q&A

1. Why do you want to be President of the Union? Erin Amarello I love RPI, and I love our student run, student funded student Union. During my time on the Executive Board, I have grown in both my love … Continue reading

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April Fools’ issue most popular edition this semester

On behalf of the staff of The Polytechnic, I’d like to thank you for making last week’s April Fools’ issue the most-read issue this semester—and, as far as my knowledge goes back, many years. We hope you continue to read … Continue reading

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Sodexo to nix plates, utensils

SODEXO INSTITUTES new plateless, utensiless policy. Students will be able to eat with their hands to reduce environmental impact and save money.

Expect big changes in the dining halls soon, as Sodexo has just enacted new policies that will go into immediate effect at Sage Dining Hall, Commons Dining Hall, Blitman Residence Commons, and BARH dining halls. This new policy will get … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Yo bro, join Le Poly!

ΠΛΥ, formally known by many as Le Polyteknique, has gotten a lot of heat lately from the school. As proud brothers, we can honestly say that most of the allegations are unfortunately true. While we’re on academic probation right now, … Continue reading

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Troll 2 provides more than just scares

Social commentary weaved perfectly into horror classic

JOSHUA’S SISTER’S BOYFRIEND’S FRIEND SCREAMS in terror as he witnesses the goblins feast.

I am going to start of this review stating, outright, that this is the best live action-feature film I have ever seen in my life. For anyone who is a fan of British vegetarian goblins, I would highly recommend this … Continue reading

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RPI Athletics + SEC

Hey there, sports fans. Today, in the world of RPI sports, something major has happened. RPI football has declared that they will be moving to Division I-A. There are skipping both Division II and Division I-AA. However, this news comes … Continue reading

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NCAA changes hockey puck color, cites safety

Eggshell-colored puck beats fat suits, armed referees in NCAA aggression study

NCAA UNVEILS new eggshell white color for hockey pucks.

In a report released February 29, the NCAA President Emmit Malcolm recommended that all conferences of men’s Division I hockey should consider a change in color for pucks used during regular season games. The report proudly unveils the new eggshell-hued … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

My amazing girlfriend

A look at a perfect constraining relationship that won’t end

I have been in the greatest longterm relationship, it has been truly the greatest 73,267,200 seconds ever … yeah right. My “partner” had everything going for her between her literally endless nagging and overall hatred of everything enjoyable. She is … Continue reading

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New EMPAC installation wows reporter

Minimalist performance proves simplicity still matters

THE PERFORMER MOVES elegantly through the space. The experience was both mundane and exciting, and it proved hypnotic to watch a skilled artist in his element.

This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending another one of the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center’s newest experiences. The combination performance/installation, titled “Studio 1,” was an abstract, modern take on avant-garde principles used by artists for years. … Continue reading

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RPI considers additional sports choices

Report released last week recommends thetherball and Frisbee golf for coming season

THE PROPOSED LOGO FOR a nationwide college tetherball program launching as early as the 2014–15 season.

On Wednesday, March 26, several members of the RPI Athletics led by Director Brick Thamer addressed the Office of the President in hopes of expanding its program to include several additional Division III sports. This action was due in large … Continue reading

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