Category Archives: Editorial/Opinion

Staff Editorial: Post-career fair success tips

The 36th annual National Society of Black Engineers/Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Career Fair was on last Friday and Saturday, September 26 and 27 from 10 am–3 pm. The Poly staff would like to remind those that attended to follow-up … Continue reading

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Handling stress at RPI

Being a student at RPI can be incredibly stressful. I consider myself to be an active participant in many student activities. That being said there are many times where it seems like all of my responsibilities can creep up on … Continue reading

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Hearthstone gains renown

With over twenty million registered accounts just seven months after the official release of the game, Hearthstone has proven to be a very popular game. I myself started in the first official ranked season in April. In the beginning, I … Continue reading

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Light Walk inspects campus for future repairs

Farewell planned for Dr. Sams; congratulations to newly-elected Class of 2018 Council

Hello RPI. Last Thursday, September 25, marked the conclusion of the freshman elections, and the results have been counted and finalized. Congratulations to Kenneth Vetter ’18 on his election as Class of 2018 President, and to all other elected student … Continue reading

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Funds for Players, RMA, and UC approved

Volunteers sought for Union Website Committee, successful weekend for sports teams

Hey RPI! I hope that you have survived the storm of projects, tests, and career planning which hit last week. Try to catch up on sleep if you can while the workload is light! I would like to thank the … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Commons’s dubious closing

On Saturday, September 27 at 7 pm, RPI will host the first home night football game in three years. The event, called “Pack the House Night,” will begin at 4 pm with a BBQ hosted by Hospitality Services. Because they … Continue reading

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Corporatism in the U.S.

In early 2014, Comcast and Charter Communications began their formal bids for their acquisition of Time Warner Cable. Since the beginning of proposals, Comcast’s $45.2 million bid and Charter’s acquiescence to the proposed sale of 1.4 million subscribers to them … Continue reading

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LEDs illuminate The Poly

Recently, I’ve been spending a lot more time in The Poly office than I have in past years. This semester and last semester, The Poly and its staff have become not only a team that cranks out a newspaper every … Continue reading

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Sustainability on campus

SageFest, first hockey, freshman elections upcoming

Hello RPI! We’re now nearing the end of September, and well into our first exam period. As October approaches, there are a slew of community and national events requiring our attention. First, this past Sunday marked a momentous milestone for … Continue reading

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Careers take off

Hey RPI! Today, I would like to talk about opportunities. As the career fair approaches, each of us tends to look at ourselves and ask “What can I bring to the table?” At the same time, we look at the … Continue reading

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The Lally School to celebrate great milestone

Management school reaches 50 year history and success at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The business school at Rensselaer, proudly known as the Lally School of Management, is 50 years old. Significant milestones give us pause to reflect on what has transpired previously, to acknowledge accomplishments, and to look ahead to the future. In … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Intentions for Greek article

Last week, The Poly released an article on rush policy violations. The piece has received both positive and negative feedback, and we want to make our intentions clear in publishing the article. Within the first week of rush, we received … Continue reading

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Business expectations

For most of my notebooks, I tend to choose a light hearted theme, but this week, I’m so heated about this issue that I need to have it printed in the paper for everyone to read. Let me frame the … Continue reading

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The Facebook generation

Instant gratification and digital everything

The book is dying, radio listenership and participation is down, and stacks of newspapers go untouched. Computer usage has skyrocketed, social networks dominate our time, and we gripe on Reddit. Our computers and our smartphones serve as music stores, jukeboxes, … Continue reading

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The Importance of The Student Handbook

Possible future revisions to good samaritan policy and sexual harassment policy reviewed

This Monday, Dean of Students Mark Smith came to the Student Senate general body meeting to discuss upcoming changes to the Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities, regarding the good samaritan policy as well as sexual assault and sexual harassment … Continue reading

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Executive Board adds two new members

Hey RPI! I can’t believe that it is already week four; this year is flying by and it will be winter break before we know it! As the bombardment of projects and the first round of exams begin, I wish … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Note on editorial notebooks

A treasured tradition within The Rensselaer Polytechnic is the editorial notebook. Each week, two editors compose a piece of approximately 500 words which conveys their thoughts and feelings toward a topic of their choice. Editors are free to discuss any … Continue reading

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The nature of rush and purpose of fraternities

In light of the recent developments in our front page article this week, I would like to outline the ideal nature of Greek recruitment and comment generally on the purpose of Greek life. Full disclosure, I should mention that I … Continue reading

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Shift of power within NBA

With this year’s long list of free agent signings and trades, the balance of power in the National Basketball Association has shifted dramatically. Lebron James decided to return home by re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs then added 19 … Continue reading

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GM discusses off-campus, academic advice

Look within RPI and wider community for opportunities, prepare for upcoming career fair

Hello RPI. This week, the Student Senate had the pleasure of hosting Erin Pihlaja, executive director of the Troy Business Improvement District, and Cary Dresher, associate dean of the off campus commons. Both Pihlaja and Dresher were friendly speakers, and … Continue reading

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