Author Archives: The Poly

President of the Union discusses goals for the year

AMARELLO ANSWERS questions about goals for the upcoming year.

President of the Union Erin Amarello ’15 seeks to apply her “unique approach and point of view” to become a great President of the Union. She seeks to brand herself as a people’s president; her goal is to make the … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Feminism and equality

According to http://www.dictionary.com, the definition of feminism is the following: “the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.” The key word in that definition is equal. The majority of self-proclaimed “feminists” who … Continue reading

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Psycho-Pass proves thought provoking anime

Futuristic detective thriller asks viewer if safety is worth the price of freedom

THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT OF THE MINISTRY OF WELFARE PUBLIC SAFETY BUREAU EMPLOYS those with high Psycho-Pass levels as enforcers, working under the supervision of inspectors. The story centers around the mixed group above, CID’s Unit One.

Recently, I stumbled upon the excellent 2012 anime series Psycho-Pass. This series takes place in the year 2113, in an enormous Mega-City One style urban sprawl which presumably grew out of the Tokyo metropolitan area. The citizens of this city … Continue reading

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Hospitality committee created by Student Senate

The first day of September signaled not only a day off for faculty, staff, and students, but also another meeting for RPI’s Student Senate. The Senate was able to cover presentations from several of the Senators about a variety of … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Let’s talk about feminism

Welcome to RPI, Class of 2018! Certainly you’ve already heard of terms like “Ratio-Induced Bitch Syndrome.” Certainly you’ve already heard a guy complain about the lack of girls. I want to address our gender issues now and implore you to … Continue reading

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The Legend of Korra bends viewer’s opinion

Third season, huge step forward for the franchise now with an unsure future

Personally, I’m a bit mixed about this latest season of The Legend of Korra. I’ll preface this by saying how much I disliked the previous season, but that’s not the issue. The problem is how Nickelodeon handled the season, announcing … Continue reading

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PSS: ifc kicks off

ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, FROM 4–6 PM, THE INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL HELD a BBQ kickoff with more than 20 fraternities taking part. Held behind Commons Dining Hall, the kickoff welcomed freshmen to talk to and meet fraternities right before formal rush started at 6 pm that same day. Food, drink, and sport activities were offered to those in attendance. For more information on future IFC events, visit their website at http://ifc.union.rpi.edu/.
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Top Hat

Hockey Line begins, GM recounts history

Activities fair success, fraternity recruitment begins, Class of 2018 elections upcoming

Welcome back from your long weekend, and congrats on your first week of classes. I hope you’ve all had the chance to get settled in. In these early weeks, take the chance to meet up with good friends and classmates, … Continue reading

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Sustainability

Climate demonstrations for a greener future

Upcoming march and other events for the environment minded students

On September 21, concerned citizens and environmental activists plan to converge in New York City and stage the largest climate change protest in history: The People’s Climate March. The march has been organized, promoted, and will be attended by over … Continue reading

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PSS: gotta join them all

ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, THE RENSSELAER UNION HELD its annual Fall Activities Fair. Over 150 clubs participated in the widely-attended event, from student societies such as the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers to sports clubs, like the RPI Rifle Marksmanship Club (pictured above) and the Rensselaer Cycling, to media clubs such as RPI TV and the UPAC clubs, and interest clubs, such as the RPI Games Club and the Rensselaer Science Fiction & Anime Club. These clubs, and many others, sought to expand their membership and recruit new members, while members of the Rensselaer community investigated possible ways to get involved. The Union will host the Spring Activities Fair in early February 2015, and interested students can find information about clubs on the Union’s website at http://union.rpi.edu.
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Derby

Student Officer Summit open to all clubs

Class of 2018 Union Executive Board representative search continues

Hey RPI! I hope that all of you enjoyed our three-day weekend, getting plenty of rest and relaxation with the first week of classes behind us. If you are a hockey fan and want to get season tickets, be sure … Continue reading

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Time Squared proves a flashy performance

Last Thursday and Friday, EMPAC hosted the avant-garde film artist, Ken Jacobs. Jacobs’ work involves films and studies of movement, which are showcased. On Thursday, he presented his film, Blankets for Indians, a stereoscopic film that starts about a water … Continue reading

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My View

Re: “Challenging the feminism movement”

In regards to your editorial piece by Kelsey McNeely published on July 7, 2014, I find the author grossly misinformed and in publishing such a piece, The Poly actively misguided their readers. When I first read the headline, “Challenging the … Continue reading

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CBIS: 10 years of achievement

On September 10, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies with a symposium on the intersection of science, engineering, medicine, and health care that is open to the entire Rensselaer community. CBIS was … Continue reading

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Interview: Meet RPI’s 149th Grand Marshal

KYLE KERAGA ’15 HOLDS the position of Grand Marshal, the highest elected student office at RPI.

Kyle Keraga ’15 said he had always wanted to be Grand Marshal, but it was not until midway through last year that he finally decided that he was going to run. When we asked what his motivation was, he said … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Press Pass self-reflects

Staff Editorials are the weekly opinion of the editorial staff. For this Poly Press Pass issue, we decided to let the Press Pass members put their thoughts together into a special piece on Student Orientation and Navigating Rensselaer and Beyond. … Continue reading

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A capella awes crowd

Incoming classmen show off singing talent

Students were given a chance to sample A Taste of A capella on Wednesday, August 20, as part of the Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond program. The day started off with members of Rensselaer’s first a cappella group, the Rensselyrics, leading … Continue reading

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Interview: Seth Appert talks men’s hockey program

Men’s hockey head coach considers prospects for heavily anticipated Division I season

HEAD MEN’S HOCKEY COACH SETH APPERT SPEAKS to the media following in a file photo following RPI’s victory over Union College in the second annual Mayor’s Cup Game held at the Times Union Center January 25. Appert interviewed with the Poly Press Pass staff during the Class of 2018’s NRB week, and spoke about the Engineers’ upcoming season, which begins October 4 at the Houston Field House.

When presented with the opportunity to interview Seth Appert, we wanted to gain some insight into the coach’s and team’s past in preparation for this year’s season. Appert grew up in Cottage Grove, Minn. where he began playing hockey at … Continue reading

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David Brond, Vice President of Strategic Communications & External Relations

VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS JOINED RPI late last semester.

I was fortunate to be able to have a chance to meet with RPI’s Vice President of Strategic Communications and External Relations, David Brond, and the Assisstant Director of News and Editorial Services Mike Mullaney. Here is the conversation: James: … Continue reading

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Editorial Corner

New chapter for The Polytechnic

Hey readers! For anyone confused by this week’s paper, we as a staff have decided to consolidate Press Pass into the first issue of this semester. This way, coverage of Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond events is more publicized and those … Continue reading

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