Category Archives: Editorial/Opinion

Staff Editorial:

The Poly’s new layout

As the new year begins, The Poly has implemented an overhaul of our basic layout for the first time in over 20 years. The new layout isn’t just a change of our masthead, but also involves a restructuring of our … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Planning semester projects

Determining future direction of The Poly

The Poly, as a student organization, not a publication, is always changing and evolving. This semester, we, the current iteration of the Poly Staff, will look to also bring a dramatic change to the publication itself. The brand new layout … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

One Christmas dinner

Editor shares holiday experience

A warm, comforting smell slips through my bedroom door. I freeze for a second as I let the aroma fill my room. Savory, garlicky tones playfully nip my nose as I discover hints of sweet onion, fresh leafy greens, and … Continue reading

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Committee updates Union Constitution

Student Senate continues last semester’s projects

Welcome back to Rensselaer! After a long, six-week vacation, we have at last returned to campus for the start of our second semester. I hope that everyone has enjoyed their break: After the first two weeks I already found myself … Continue reading

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E-Board reviews club budget proposals

Institute, Union create budgets for upcoming fiscal year

Welcome back! After a month long break, I am sure everyone was ready to come back to campus to see all of your classmates, even if you’re not ready to begin classes. As many of you were relishing in your … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor:

I cannot think of anything more fun and rewarding than to create something. It was not there before, but now it does exist because of someone’s initiative. Somebody was willing to turn an idea into an innovative reality.entrepreneurship is the … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: End-of-semester preparations

Can you believe that the fall semester is almost over? The Poly’s staff wishes everyone the best of luck with all final exams, projects, and assignments, and we hope you have an enjoyable Winter Break! If you are struggling with … Continue reading

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Editorial Corner

Poly’ s recent past recalled

EIC’s advice for future editors, hope for future paper

I’ve always been told to leave things better than when I found them. When I joined the senior board of The Polytechnic, we weren’t in a very good spot. As I explained in my previous Editorial Corner, the staff was … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

RPI’s sustainablility future

Environmental club leader recounts past, offers

My final semester has gone by ridiculously fast. It has been a time of good-byes, a time of finishing things I started, and a time of giving a last push to making RPI more sustainable. This article is printed on … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Editor’s ideas for staying occupied

Winter Break is almost here; final exams and then we’re out! Most RPI students have nearly six weeks off. That’s a lot of time with no projects to complete, essays to write, or homework to do; it’s a time to … Continue reading

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Election referenda posted

SLC work presented; GM’s advice for end of semester

Hello, RPI. I hope you had a fun and relaxing Thanksgiving Break. Each year, this break has been the perfect chance to reconnect with friends and family—as well as a prime opportunity to rest and recharge in anticipation of the … Continue reading

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E-Board collects budgets

Administrative budgets reviewed before break begins

Hey RPI! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! Now it is time to buckle down for the last few days of classes and to push through finals so we can enjoy our extremely long Winter Break. Remember that … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Downtown Troy revitalized

The past few years have seen a marked improvement in downtown Troy. With renovations to the Troy Riverfront Park a few years ago, a variety of events have been held, drawing people from Troy and its surrounding areas. Various festivals … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Stress relief for finals

Sleep, exercise, and relaxation keys to survival

Thanksgiving and winter break can’t come soon enough. With finals coming up, stress and tensions will be running high. Stress can have a huge impact on grades and overall health. When feeling stressed during a test, for example, I often … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

EDM, universal religion

EDM’s cultural influence compared to rock and roll

Electronic Dance Music, or EDM, is a phrase almost inescapable in today’s pop culture. More of a buzz word than an actual definition or description, many people use this phrase to embody the recent surge of electronic music, especially in … Continue reading

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Senate petition website prototype presented

Happy Wednesday, RPI. Thanksgiving Break is fast approaching, and with it, a final lull in classes before the semester’s last sprint. Remember to keep studying and get ahead in preparation for your last exams and even finals, but don’t be … Continue reading

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Derby

Club food policy revisited, revised again Senate petition website prototype presented

Hey RPI! Many wonderful things happened over the weekend. First, my congratulations go out to the RPI players for their amazing performance of Dracula by Steven Dietz, an adaptation of the classic novel by Bram Stoker. I could not make … Continue reading

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Editorial Board Elections Notice:

The Poly will be holding elections on Sunday, November 23 at 10 am in Mother’s Wine Emporium.

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Staff Editorial: Look to expand your skills

Most RPI students have problems with the campus. The weather can be terrible, classes are difficult, food leaves much to be desired, and the list goes on. Though there is a sizeable amount of problems, The Poly staff would like … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Discover your own place

Find out where you are liked; don't overwhelm yourself

After having spent a year at this school, I think I’ve come to understand a bit about college culture, specifically, how it can change a person’s identity or values. While it may be a good thing to be pushed into … Continue reading

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