Category Archives: Editorial/Opinion

Staff Editorial: Retroactive un-endorsing

The staff of The Poly has made every attempt to remain unbiased and report vanilla news throughout the recent scandal. Before the incident, however, we released positive, editorial pieces on the officials involved—our endorsements of Charles Carletta ’14, Gretchen Sileo … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Instaternet gratification

The Internet is a phenomenal innovation. I’m able to access a plethora of academic resources with the touch of my fingers, and it provides an immediate means of communication with friends and acquaintances. This lets me get ahead in my … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

The big problems with ads

If there is one element of society (besides teenagers) who keep up with the latest technology, it’s the advertisement industry. This business is working hard to create advertisements that people will watch in their entirety, rather than simply mute or … Continue reading

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Top Hat

Keraga uses open approach

Hello RPI; I’m Kyle Keraga, and I’m honored to serve you as the 149th Grand Marshal! I want to earnestly thank everyone who turned out to vote this year, in what became a highly contested race and a great GM … Continue reading

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Derby

Amarello talks E-Board positions, involvement

I’d like to thank those who supported me in the race to be the next President of the Union and to tell my fellow students, even if you didn’t vote for me, I’m here to do my best for you. … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor

Implicated officials speak out

To my colleagues in student government, fellow students and members of the entire Rensselaer community, I want to apologize for my error in judgment in the removal of posters pertaining to the referendum on amendments to the Union Constitution. It … 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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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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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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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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Constitution Committee

Major constitutional amendments explained

Union Constitution

Hello, everyone. This is the final column on the work of the Constitution Committee for this year. This week, I will review and explain changes to the Union Constitution for Article VI: Judicial Board and Article VII: Class Councils and … Continue reading

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Graduate Council

Graduate Council endorse Keraga, Abissi for GM, PU

Graduate Council gives and discusses endorsements, pros and cons of each candidate for GM, PU

Last week, members of the Graduate Council sat down with the available Grand Marshal and President of the Union candidates to see how their platforms and views explicitly benefited the unique concerns and issues of graduate students. The PU candidates … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Please don’t be a fangirl about TV

Online Exclusive

Most people nowadays have a few TV shows they follow and regularly watch. However, there’s a difference between being a loyal fan and being completely consumed by a show. For those of you who experience difficulty controlling your “fangirling,” please … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Yo bro, join Le Poly!

ΠΛΥ, formally known by many as Le Polyteknique, has gotten a lot of heat lately from the school. As proud brothers, we can honestly say that most of the allegations are unfortunately true. While we’re on academic probation right now, … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

My amazing girlfriend

A look at a perfect constraining relationship that won’t end

I have been in the greatest longterm relationship, it has been truly the greatest 73,267,200 seconds ever … yeah right. My “partner” had everything going for her between her literally endless nagging and overall hatred of everything enjoyable. She is … Continue reading

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My amazing boyfriend

Staff member takes good, long look at current relationship

So, there’s this guy that I have been dating for over two years. We began seeing each other in high school, and have gone through a lot throughout our two-year relationship. However, I think that it’s time to end it. … Continue reading

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Top Hat

The mythical Weather Machine is real

When I was elected Grand Marshal, there were certain secrets that were entrusted to me for safe keeping. Some pertained to RPI’s future while others touched upon the ever importance of student safety. However there is one secret that was … Continue reading

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Derby

PU obliterates Senate in tell-all student address

Dear Rensselaer Community, I would like to take a moment to update you all on the latest news from the Senate & Executive Board Long Standing War. As you may or may not be aware, there is a history of … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Please be straight-forward people, it really helps

Pi Lambda Upsilon brother wants people to mean what they say and say what they mean

The other day, I was asked a question that, in passing, seems simple enough for me to answer. But, for the life of me I couldn’t figure out how to respond. “What’s good?” she said. I thought about it. I … Continue reading

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Fellow students, I am your grand new leader

Red Gummi Worms party find solace in new, unique GM; Smith rids all school sports

Dear student of the great Rensseler Polytecnik, I am proud to announce that I have been appointed as the next Grand Marshall. This appointment comes after a decision from Renseler where they thought there were no good candidates in this … Continue reading

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