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ALBUM REVIEW

Longtime EDM artist releases killer full album

KILL PARIS RELEASED their first full-length album, Galaxies Between Us, on April 14.

*+-In an age where music artists are burdened with the pressures of making songs entirely for the radio and mainstream success, there are still some producers and musicians who can find a way to shine with their unique talents and … Continue reading

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PHILANTHROPY

RPI Relief helps earthquake victims

*+-RPI Relief began the RPI Relief: NEPAL campaign on April 28 which will continue through Wednesday, May 13. The RPI Relief: NEPAL campaign is raising money to help the victims of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on April … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL NOTEBOOK

Fade filled with dank memes

Use RPI Fade purposefully and wittily

*+-Students of RPI, it’s time to talk. There has been a serious issue plaguing the students of this great school for several months now. Many of you are probably aware of this atrocity, but it’s time we get everyone on … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW

Avengers flies to new heights; could go farther

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON TAKES place years after the previous movie. The Avengers must chase down and save the world from the rogue AI, Ultron, whose belief for evolution is to destroy humanity. Though there are faults in the movie, this movie is a fitting sequel to the previous film.

*+-Joseph’s View Avengers: Age of Ultron is the next film in the new wave of of Marvel Entertainment films released in the last few years, and is, once again, another adaptation of their comic book stories into action on the … Continue reading

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GREEK LIFE

Fraternity raises money for families

THE BROTHERS OF PHI GAMMA DELTA HELD a week of events to raise money for downtown fire victims.

*+-On April 27, the RPI chapter of the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta, also known as FIJI, began their first ever Islander Week. Based around the FIJI nickname, many FIJI chapters hold tropical-themed islander events for charity or social reason. This … Continue reading

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TOP HAT

GM relays personal experience with ALAC

ALAC and CCP prove useful for core courses and communication

*+-Classes are reaching their final stretch, and students are using every tool in their arsenal to tackle their final projects, presentations, and examinations. I’d like to take this chance to talk about some of my favorite resources, the first of … Continue reading

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WORLD NEWS

7.8 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Asia

THE EARTHQUAKE THAT HIT Nepal on April 25 has killed over 7,500 people and caused at least $2 billion in damage.

*+-An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale struck Nepal, and has resulted in a death toll of 7,500 and caused serious damage to the nation’s infrastructure, according to Nepal’s Prime Minister. The quake itself occurred on April 25, … Continue reading

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DERBY

Executive Board applications due; weekly events

PU discusses club proposals, E-Board representative composition

*+-What’s up RPI? I hope you have been enjoying the weather lately. It took a few long nights, but I think I finally have the weather machine in working order again. First order of business is, well, business. In this … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial

Summer has arrived

*+-Ah, May; the weather is forecasted to have temperatures in the 80s and plentiful sunshine for the next five days. Lawns everywhere are dotted with people reading a book, tossing a frisbee, or just enjoying the weather. Daylight hours stretch … Continue reading

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EDITOR’S CORNER

Website changes, social media usage

Summer Poly updates

*+-Next week marks the end of classes for the semester, and with it, the last issue of The Poly for the 2014–2015 academic year. Throughout this past year, we’ve worked to improve our offerings, both online and offline, and we’re … Continue reading

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Full Issue: April 29, 2015

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STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Dvorak wins PU election

NICK DVORAK ’16 won the PU election with over 85 percent of student votes.

*+-On Friday, April 24, the result of the President of the Union runoff election was announced in Mother’s Wine Emporium. Nick Dvorak ’16 won the election, held earlier that day, with 85.32 percent of votes. 13.47 percent of the student … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial

Relay better organization

*+-On Friday, April 24, RPI’s Relay for Life was held in the Armory. Relay for Life, run by the American Cancer Society, is an annual event that raises money towards the fight against cancer by having participants walk, either individually … Continue reading

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EVENT REVIEW

Trains in Davison round the track again

*+-After Spring Break, my friends and I were discussing the new door that popped up on the side of Davison Hall. I told them that the new door allowed the Rensselaer Model Railroad Society to access the New England, Berkshire, … Continue reading

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BASEBALL

Engineers win on walk-off RBI in 10th

SENIOR PITCHER SEAN CONROY THROWS a pitch to junior catcher Chris Holomakoff. The Engineers defeated the Fighting Saints 2-1 on Sunday.

*+-On Sunday afternoon, RPI Baseball hosted the College of St. Joseph (V.T.) Fighting Saints for a non-league game at Robison Field. Pitching dominated as both teams managed just a single run through nine innings of play. In the bottom of … Continue reading

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STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Students discuss American Sniper

Veteran and Muslim students share views on film

BRADLEY COOPER PLAYS Chris Kyle, the subject of the controversial film American Sniper . UPAC Cinema showed the movie on Sunday, April 26.

*+-UPAC Cinema’s showing of American Sniper, originally scheduled for Friday, April 10, was postponed after a request by the Muslim Student Association to cancel the showing for that night. UPAC Cinema and the MSA released a joint statement explaining that … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL NOTEBOOKS

Make memories that last a lifetime now You are an undergrad once

*+-My Sundays are always shot. But I guess that’s because I planned it out that way. Amongst fraternity business in the morning, Poly business meeting in the afternoon, and more fraternal obligations during the evening, I don’t have any me … Continue reading

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SHOW REVIEW

RPI drum group sets stage on fire

*+-A few weeks ago, I received a Facebook invitation to the “Things You Miss” event. I opened up the event page, and saw the amazing panoramic of the RPIgnite group center ice at a hockey game. I missed that performance … Continue reading

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MEN’S LACROSSE

Rensselaer dominant against Raptors

FRESHMAN MIDFIELDER LANE MEYER CHARGES into the Bard zone. The Engineers crushed the visiting Bard Raptors by a final margin of 19-1.

*+-RPI men’s lacrosse finished its regular season last Saturday at the East Campus Stadium against the Bard College Raptors. One period was enough for the Engineers to take firm control of the game, and they won by a final score … Continue reading

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GREEK LIFE

FIJI hosts Islander Week

Fraternity raises money to help downtown fire victims

*+-On Monday, April 27, Phi Gamma Delta, also known as FIJI, kicked off their Islander Week on the ’86 Field. The chapter set up an inflatable obstacle course and sold non-alcoholic strawberry daiquiris, hotdogs, and hamburgers from 8 am–5 pm. … Continue reading

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