Author Archives: The Poly

EVENT REVIEW

Fun Union After Dark with imperfections

CONTESTANTS COMPETE in the Vermonster eating contest on Saturday in the Rensselaer Union at Union After Dark. The night was filled with entertainment, music, games, and contests for all of the attendees to enjoy and spend the night doing.

This Friday, the Rensselaer Union hosted Union After Dark. The list of attractions seemed full, varied, and fun. A spaghetti tower competition, ice-cream eating contest, henna tattoos, and life-sized board games were just some of the items on the bill. … Continue reading

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MEN’S HOCKEY

Engineers oust Clarkson in ECAC playoffs

JUNIOR FORWARD MILOS BUBELA SKATES through the defense in a game against Bentley University. Last weekend, the Engineers won their ECAC opening round playoff series against Clarkson.

After men’s hockey fell flat in game two of its best-of-three series at Clarkson University, they faced elimination in the series finale. Their response? Three goals in the first period to put the Golden Knights away early. Friday night, the … Continue reading

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STUDENT SENATE

Constitution amendments added to GM Week ballot

Senate discusses proposed amendments

CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN NATE JAMES ’15 PRESENTS an amendment for the reorganization of the Undergraduate Council.

The 45th Student Senate met Thursday, March 5 and Monday, March 9 to discuss proposed constitution amendments. Before discussing the amendments, the Senate passed February 19 and February 26’s meeting minutes, and established queue rules for the current meeting. The … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL NOTEBOOK

Exercising stress relief

There are no debates about it; life at RPI is stressful. There are never-ending assignments and projects, ever-approaching exam dates, and the extremely nervewracking finals week. On top of all this, we have to balance this work with our social … Continue reading

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ALBUM REVIEW

Purity Ring enhances music genre

EDM DUO PURITY RING RELEASED their newest album , Another Eternity , to critical acclaim.

When the electronic music genre exploded with popularity, many artists shifted their specific focus within the genre to match the general trends of popularity. For example, Skrillex, who began with his unique style of the dubstep subgenre that was wildly … Continue reading

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WOMEN’S LACROSSE

Rensselaer wins in cold home opener

GRADUATE MIDFIELDER MEG COLITZ PASSES two Red Dragon defenders in a game against Oneonta last Thursday. The Engineers scored nine consecutive goals en route to a 12-8 victory at Renwyck Field.

After losing a close game last Tuesday at Williams College, women’s lacrosse returned home to host State University of New York Oneonta on Thursday afternoon. The game started out close, with the two teams matching goals in the first 15 … Continue reading

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WORLD NEWS

Russian politician killed

The killing of the 55 year-old former Russian deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov on February 27 has raised concern for the nature of democratic freedoms in Russia among Nemtsov’s allies. The deceased was also a physicist and a liberal politician … Continue reading

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Winter drive in first gear

It’s been over six weeks since I’ve driven a car, and it’s making me a little crazy. If you know me and you have a car, I’ve probably mentioned the fact I’ll pay you to drive your car for even … Continue reading

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Getting started: student’s guide to business

As most of us were working our way through junior year of high school, we concerned ourselves with scoring high on the SAT and educating ourselves about potential colleges to attend. In addition to these things, Timmy Oh ’17 had … Continue reading

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E-Board hears juggling, model railroad proposals

Opening at 8 pm in Union 3606, the March 11 Executive Board meeting consisted of two club proposals, followed by closed discussion. First, RPI Juggling Club requested a re-appropriation of $200 within their active budget to allow for equipment procurement. … Continue reading

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TOP HAT

RPI Petitions website encourages discussion

This week marks the end of a particularly arduous process for the Student Senate, as six of eight Rensselaer Union Constitution amendments have now been approved for a general student vote during GM Week 2015. As we wrap up the … Continue reading

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ART REVIEW

Abstract soul, art displayed in gallery

Shelnutt Gallery opens exhibit with

Since the beginning of February, the Shelnutt Gallery has been open to a great new exhibit featuring two great artists in honor of black history month. The Art and Soul Abstractions gallery is co-sponsored by the Black Students’ Alliance and … Continue reading

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DERBY

PU covers RPI athletics, upcoming events, NRB

Hey RPI, so, exciting news, I saw some grass today. It seems the weather is finally warming up a little, and even though I wouldn’t say it is technically warm outside, I am already seeing students in shorts and t-shirts. … Continue reading

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SHOW REVIEW

“Color Out of Space” brought to earth on EMPAC

IMAGES OF THE MOON AND STARS PROJECT onto the 8th Street façade of EMPAC the next four Saturdays at 8 pm.

For the next three weeks, the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center will have its Downtown Troy-facing exterior lit up by images of the moon, stars, and galaxies. At 8 pm on Saturday, the two-part EMPAC commissioned piece, “The Color … Continue reading

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EXTENDED REPORT

Uncovering Rensselaer’s finances

An analysis of 15 years of policy and how RPI fares against its competitors

Since the turn of the new millennium, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been changed through the implementation of President Shirley Ann Jackson’s The Rensselaer Plan. Under The Plan, major campus construction, such as the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, the … Continue reading

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STAFF EDITORIAL

Ad-dress-ing social media phenomena

On February 27, a Tumblr user posted a picture of a dress and asked her followers if it was black and blue or white and gold. Within a half hour, her post received over 500 likes and incited a massive … Continue reading

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CONCERT REVIEW

Local acts bring spark to school

On Saturday, February 28, UPAC Concerts held a concert at Mother’s Wine Emporium in the Rensselaer Union. The concert featured opening act Bell’s Roar and local Albany group Mirk. When I showed up with a friend, there were about 20 … Continue reading

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MEN’S HOCKEY

Men’s hockey wins late on senior night

FRESHMAN FORWARD DREW MELANSON SKATES for a loose puck in a game against Yale University. The Engineers tied Clarkson and defeated St. Lawrence last weekend at Houston Field House.

This past weekend was a solid outing for the Engineers by this season’s standards as they were able to tie the Clarkson Golden Knights 3-3 on Friday and defeated the St. Lawrence Saints 4-3 on Saturday. The Engineers looked strong … Continue reading

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WORLD NEWS

FCC votes for neutrality

On Thursday, February 26, the Federal Communications Commission voted to enact Title II regulation on internet service providers, including cellular carriers, in an effort to protect “net neutrality.” The principle of “net neutrality” was that access to all websites should … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL NOTEBOOK

Be the best you can be

I’m a bit of a romantic at heart; if you’ve read my other notebooks, you already know. However, what you don’t know is that, I’ve been through my fair share of relationships. Now, I have a couple of friends that … Continue reading

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