Category Archives: Editorial/Opinion

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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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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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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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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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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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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Editor’s Corner

Remember the Poly purge

Around this time last year, The Poly was under both editorial and monetary stress. At the beginning of the Fall 2013 semester, we owed the Union a significant amount of money, and as a result, staff morale was at an … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

New phone fails to impress

I’m new to the world of so-called smart phones. Over the summer I “upgraded” from the original Samsung Gravity (released in 2008) to the Samsung Gravity Smart (released in 2011), if you can truly call that an upgrade. I had … Continue reading

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Top Hat

Reconnecting with RPI’s impressive alumni

Independent Council Senator and Graduate Senator positions vacant, seeking applicants

Happy Wednesday, RPI, and welcome back from your long weekend! I hope everyone has thoroughly enjoyed their time off, and that all are well rested in preparation for the rest of the semester. This weekend was also Reunion & Homecoming … Continue reading

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Union clubs perform for returning alumni

CANstruction becomes Union funded club; Ski and Snowboard overnight trip approved

Hey RPI! I hope that all of you enjoyed your long weekend. Whether you went home or stuck around for the Reunion & Homecoming festivities, it’s always good to get a little break! If you did stay around campus, I … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Alumni weekend activities

Not only is this weekend Columbus Day weekend, but it is also Alumni Reunion and Homecoming! Starting on Thursday, you might see alumni coming to your classes or touring campus. This weekend’s, events include the President’s State of the Institute … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Increasing automation

To consider that the implementation of automation could be slowed or reversed is a concept that should be left behind at the point we are at in history. Automation is already here, and its influences will only continue to grow … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

“Dory Syndrome” epidemic

Hey you. Yes you. You’re that one guy that I met in the floor lounge. Or at Navigating Rensselaer and Beyond. Or I sit near in math. You’re the one that I say hi to when I see you around … Continue reading

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Top Hat

Union Constitution: importance and direction

This past Monday, the 45th Student Senate voted to establish a Union Constitution Committee for the third consecutive year, to be chaired by Nathan James ’16. With this week’s Top Hat Article, I would like to explain the importance of … Continue reading

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Derby

Executive Board committees seek members

Hey RPI! First, I would like to congratulate men’s hockey on their 5-2 victory over the University of Prince Edward Island in their exhibition game this weekend! It was a great start to what looks like an amazing season. Men’s … Continue reading

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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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Editorial Notebook

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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Editorial Notebook

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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Top Hat

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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