Author Archives: The Poly

J-Board decision released

Erin Amarello ’15 named 125th President of the Union; amendment, alumni position elections declared null and void

The Judicial Board has released a total of 10 decisions pertaining to the recent Postergate scandal. Among other things, the Board has declared Erin Amarello ’15 as the 125th President of the Union. The decisions, based on hearings conducted on … Continue reading

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President of the Union candidate Frank Abissi withdraws from race

An email sent to The Polytechnic at 6:24 pm on Saturday announced the withdrawal of President of the Union candidate Frank Abissi ’15. Abissi cited “maintain[ing] the integrity of the election” as the reason behind the withdrawal. As more information … Continue reading

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BREAKING: StuGov officials recorded removing anti-amendment posters

PRESIDENT OF THE UNION GRETCHEN SILEO ’14 IS RECORDED removing anti-amendment posters from the Center for Industrial Innovation plaza on April 10. Sileo, along with three other Student Government officials, allegedly took down nearly 1,000 posters across campus.

Update (5:30 pm, April 11) Members of Student Government who appeared to be implicated by video evidence in the poster removal issue have released a joint statement. Submitted to The Poly on the afternoon of April 11, the full text … Continue reading

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GM, PU candidates duke it out

GAVIN NORITSKY ’16 AND KYLE KERAGA ’15 DEBATE during the final debates. Keraga and Noritsky were the top two candidates after Monday’s primary. Final voting takes place on Thursday.

On Tuesday, April 8, the final debates for the positions of Grand Marshal and President of the Union were held. Following the primary on April 7, Kyle Keraga ’15 and Gavin Noritsky ’16 remain in the GM race. Keraga, Noritsky, … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Sodexo has to shape up

Food service at RPI gets a bad rap. When The Poly staff interviewed the Grand Marshal and President of the Union candidates for our endorsements issue, topics that often came up were related to Sodexo, their food, their workers, and … Continue reading

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How I Met Your Mother says final goodbyes

Viewers say farewell to beloved sitcom as they reflect on their favorite moments

THE MAIN CHARACTERS EMBRACE each other in the final season as they get ready for Barney and Robin’s wedding.

Chris’s view At its start in 2005, How I Met Your Mother was just another show in a sea of sitcoms, unsure of its future. But as the show progressed, it built a strong following of die-hard fans through its … Continue reading

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Softball musters massive five-win week

In three doubleheader match-ups, Engineers sweep two, split one

SOPHOMORE UTILITY PLAYER DANIELLE BALESTRINI PREPARES to swing at a pitch in the April 3 game against Casleton State College.

On Thursday, April 3, RPI softball hosted Castleton State College for a non-league doubleheader. What an afternoon it was for the Engineers, completely outmatching their opponents in an afternoon of sheer dominance. When the smoke finally cleared, RPI had outscored … Continue reading

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RPI Remembralls compete at World Cup IV

Quidditch team placing in top 12 at Northeast Regional Championships led to tournament

RPI QUIDDITCH PLAYERS COMPETE at the IQA World Cup for the first time. They played against teams from Australia, Canada, and all over the U.S.

The RPI Remembralls went 1-3 during pool play in World Cup VII this past weekend in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. All three losses due to the other team grabbing the snitch. This is the first time that RPI’s quidditch team … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

My last year here at RPI

I might not be graduating yet, but I’m still a senior. Many of the people who were at Student Orientation and NRB with me are graduating; a few have already graduated. It is scary, overwhelming, and really exciting at the … Continue reading

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Sustainability

Hey Red, Go Green promotes awarness

RSA puts on annual event in order to bring environmental awareness to RPI

A tradition is returning to RPI that intends to revitalize the campus and hopes to bring the importance of the environmental impact that we as a student body can accomplish. It’s time for the RPI Reds to go green! “Hey … Continue reading

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RPI faces Rochester for weekend hits stride in finale

JUNIOR SHORTSTOP NICK PALMIERO CONNECTS with the baseball during a game against Skidmore College on April 8.

On the weekend of April 5, the RPI baseball team took on the University of Rochester for two days of doubleheaders. After losing the first three, the men won decisively in the fourth game, 10-1. In the opening game of … Continue reading

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Phi Sigma Kappa starts micro-grant program

BROTHERS OF THE PHI SIGMA KAPPA FRATERNITY GIVE a press conference about their micro-grant program for their local community.

On March 24, RPI fraternity Phi Sigma Kappa, held a press conference announcing a $50,000 micro-grant program for the Mount Ida community. The Mt. Ida community is considered the area located from Congress Street up to Bleeker Avenue, then down … Continue reading

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Top Hat

My final summary as GM

Hello RPI! Grand Marshal Week is finally upon us and with it come traditions full of rich history on this campus, dating back to the 1880s. Today, GM Week is packed with different fun and exciting events to celebrate our … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs share their success stories

Influencing Generation Why is a weekly podcast showcasing members of Generation Y who are invoking change in the world. After graduating from RPI, Brandon Galluppi ’13 started this podcast to share the stories of millennials who are invigorated by their … Continue reading

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Athlete of the Week

This week’s pick: Kristina Weltzin

Athlete of the Week

This week’s Athlete of the Week is junior Kristina Weltzin, a pitcher for Rensselaer’s Softball team. Last Thursday against Castleton State, Weltzin pitched a complete game shutout in softball’s 4-0 wire-to-wire victory. Over her seven innings of work, Weltzin gave … Continue reading

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Senate passes prescription delivery, taxi proposals

On Monday, March 31, the 44th Student Senate met for the final time to discuss proposals prepared by the Student Life Committee for an on-campus prescription delivery service, while the other was for a flat-rate taxi agreement. Judicial Board bylaws … Continue reading

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Constitution motion split

Director of the Union portion separated from rest

On Thursday, April 10, the student body of RPI is expected to vote in the general elections to elect the next year’s Grand Marshal and President of the Union. However, this voting process is also used to determine if the … Continue reading

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Derby

PU’s final Derby on GM Week

As term comes to a conclusion, many events recounted

Hello RPI and happy Grand Marshal Week! Today we are all enjoying a wonderful day off due to our yearly tradition of voting in next year’s Student Government representatives. I hope that most of you voted in Monday’s primary election, … Continue reading

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Tigers break Engineers’ winning streak

FRESHMAN ATTACKMAN MATT HALL CHARGES downfield towards the Rochester goal in the Saturday, April 5 game at East Campus Stadium. Despite the Engineer’s loss, Hall had a great game with two goals and an assist.

On Saturday, April 5, RPI men’s lacrosse faced off against undefeated and number one ranked Rochester Institute of Technology at East Campus Stadium. This game marked RPI’s fourth Liberty League game and RIT’s second. RPI entered the game with seven … Continue reading

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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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