Author Archives: The Poly

Institute’s credit rating outlook negative

Current rating remain the same; however, future prospects may bring pause to agencies

On Thursday, October 16, Standard and Poor’s revised Renssealer Polytechnic Institute’s outlook concerning the Institute’s debt. S&P, an American financial service company and one of the Big Three credit rating agencies, discloses credit ratings for the debt of public and … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Family weekend returns

Many students have a wonderful opportunity this weekend to showcase to their parents their home, their current life, the result of their secondary education, and the destination of their parent’s hard-earned money. For freshmen, especially, family weekend is likely the … Continue reading

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Nuestra Belleza gives cultural bonanza

Cultural clubs show their talent in an all-out display of their skills in various performances

NUESTRA BELLEZA HOSTS a large crowd, with cultures represented from countries around the world.

Over 150 attendees were treated to a compelling multicultural experience through dance, music, food, and other displays of culturally-significant tradition at Sigma Delta sorority’s annual multicultural pageant Nuestra Belleza. “Nuestra belleza” translates from Spanish to “our beauty,” indicative of the … Continue reading

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Women’s soccer enters final stretch of season

SENIOR FORWARD SAM LAMORTE VIES for the ball. (File Photo)

On Friday, October 17, the RPI women’s soccer team hosted Rochester Institute of Technology in its fifth Liberty League matchup of the season. In the opening half, Rensselaer struggled offensively but still mustered three shots on goal, while RIT only … Continue reading

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Delta Kappa Epsilon returns, chapter history chronicled

A 1940s FILE PHOTO OF THE BUILDING WHICH WAS, at the time, the chapter house for Delta Kappa Epsilon. It has since been converted into the Admissions Building.

For the entirety of October, the Psi Omega chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon, often known as DKE or Dekes for short, is undertaking a refounding initiative here at the Rensselaer. The work to reform DKE is being done by members … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

The future on your wrist

Many of you have probably started to notice the presence of new gadgets in the past few years. Thanks to crowdfunding, many new startups have been able to take the leap of faith and test the waters of new technology … Continue reading

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Gambino hits again with Kauai and STN MTN

Childish Gambino follows up last year’s Because the Internet,/i> with a mixtape and EP

CHILDISH GAMBINO REACHED fame as a prominent comedian prior to becoming a rapper. His recently released EP Kauai features a remix of his hit single “V. 3005.”

On October 2 and 3, Childish Gambino released his mixtape STN MTN and an extended play Kauai. STN MTN is Gambino’s way of paying homage to where he grew up, in Stone Mountain, Georgia, in the form of a gangsta … Continue reading

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Athlete of the Week:

Taylor Korytko

This week’s athlete of the week is senior midfielder Taylor Korytko of RPI women’s soccer. This past weekend, Korytko scored two goals on Friday in Rensselaer’s 3-0 victory over visiting Rochester Institute of Technology and a third on Saturday in … Continue reading

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In the Nation and the World

California in drought state of emergency

THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY RESERVOIR HAS AIDED Southern California in getting through one of the driest periods in the state’s history.

California is in the midst of its worst drought on record. Last January, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. declared a drought State of Emergency and preparations for water shortages began. Now, a majority of the state falls within the D3 … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

The freedom of flying high

When most people think about flying, their first thought is probably some big metal Boeing that looks like it shouldn’t get off the ground. But to me, flying is about soaring. I don’t want to stick an engine onto a … Continue reading

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Gone Girl captivates and stuns audiences

It’s been a while since I’ve seen a good suspenseful film. While I’ll admit to being a little picky when it comes to movies, I just don’t think any recent movies have made the cut. However, now I can happily … Continue reading

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Women’s rugby suffers loss on road

The RPI women’s rugby team suffered a narrow loss to the State University of New York at Oneonta this past Saturday, October 18. The Engineers fought hard in cold, rainy conditions but could only come up with 10 points against … Continue reading

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Senate reviews universal access after being revoked

Motion disallowing senators from being on different Student Government bodies fails

PATRICK ASELIN ’18 GAVE a presentation about the quality of RPI’s crosswalks. He mentioned the dangers they present because cars don’t take them seriously

After a week of recess, the Student Senate met as a whole to carry their usual duties as student representatives. First on the agenda was a conversation with Dean of Residence Life Todd Schill about changes to the universal access … Continue reading

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Top Hat

Universal access controversy continues, evolves

Access restored to BARH and Blitman, limited at Quad; ResLife requests student feedback

This Monday, in response to the recent removal of universal access to residence halls for students living on campus, the Student Senate hosted Dean of Residence Life Todd Schill to discuss the history of this policy, the decision-making process behind … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship

Startups to learn business management

Starting a business sounds like an extremely daunting task. Where do you begin? What do you have to do? What are the legal procedures? Is this something that you want to pursue long-term? All of these are questions that are … Continue reading

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Union Constitution history in review

In 1970, the Rensselaer Union Constitution was restructured. Today, student government officials believe that it should be restructured again. The Constitution committee led by Nathan James ’15 will be going through and revising the Union Constitution this semester and next … Continue reading

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Derby

Campus hosts packed weekend of events

Hey RPI! Has everyone been enjoying Wellness Week? There have been so many activities sponsored by the Mueller Center’s Wellness Institute to educate us about our health and to help us relax and unwind. Whether you got the chance to … Continue reading

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Graduate Council discusses Senate, E-Board, Task force

On Tuesday, October 21, the Graduate Council met to discuss upcoming events and relevant issues to the graduate student body. Graduate Council President Kristen Lee presided over the meeting. The meeting started with brief updates on organizational matters, along with … Continue reading

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Bray Hall impacted by two robberies

LAST WEEK, SEVERAL ROBBERIES OCCURRED in Bray Hall. Universal access has been taken away as a result.

On October 8, between 6:20 and 6:45 pm, it is believed that two suspects entered Bray Hall by “piggybacking” on a student as they used their own card to enter the building. The first suspect was described as a black … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Theft and building access

In response to the recent thefts on Freshman Hill, Residence Life eliminated the universal access program. Previously, any student who lived in a residence hall could enter any other residence hall until 11 pm every day and 12 am on … Continue reading

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