Category Archives: Editorial/Opinion

Staff Editorial

Town Hall Meeting requires increased accessibility

Last week, our staff editorial urged the Rensselaer community to attend President Shirley Ann Jackson’s annual Spring Town Hall Meeting, which was held last Thursday. For the past few years, the meeting has garnered robust attendance from cabinet-level administration and … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL NOTEBOOK

Enjoying the gift of skiing

When I climbed off the bus Saturday the 14th in Killington, Vermont, it was drizzling and warm. Most of the mountain was hidden in a cloud. By the time I got off my first lift ride of the day my … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL NOTEBOOK

Consider how you handle stress

There are more than seven billion people in this world. We have different cultures, traditions, and values. Yet, sickness is something we all have in common. With a struggling economic situation in all parts of the world, prevention seems to … Continue reading

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TOP HAT

Grand Marshal explains coming election process

Good afternoon, RPI. This is my last Top Hat for the next two weeks, for as we should all be aware, Spring Break is almost here! This time, the weather seems to know it: at last the snow and the … Continue reading

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DERBY

PU talks Pi Day, men’s hockey, and Relay for Life

Hey RPI! Last weekend, on 3/14/15, was Pi Day, a very eventful day for Rensselaer. Pi Day is not only the day of one of the biggest donation campaigns for Rensselaer Alumni, where Alumni are given the chance to “complete … Continue reading

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editorial Board of The Rensselaer Polytechnic: I would like to correct an inaccuracy included in your article, “Uncovering Rensselaer’s Finances” in the March 4, 2015 edition of The Rensselaer Polytechnic, and also provide a particular context to the Institute’s … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial

Town Hall meeting will address Institute

This Thursday, March 12, from 1–2 pm, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will hold the spring edition of their Town Hall Meetings, hosted by President Shirley Ann Jackson. The objective of these meetings is to allow members of the RPI community to … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL NOTEBOOK

Exercising stress relief

There are no debates about it; life at RPI is stressful. There are never-ending assignments and projects, ever-approaching exam dates, and the extremely nervewracking finals week. On top of all this, we have to balance this work with our social … Continue reading

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Winter drive in first gear

It’s been over six weeks since I’ve driven a car, and it’s making me a little crazy. If you know me and you have a car, I’ve probably mentioned the fact I’ll pay you to drive your car for even … Continue reading

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TOP HAT

RPI Petitions website encourages discussion

This week marks the end of a particularly arduous process for the Student Senate, as six of eight Rensselaer Union Constitution amendments have now been approved for a general student vote during GM Week 2015. As we wrap up the … Continue reading

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DERBY

PU covers RPI athletics, upcoming events, NRB

Hey RPI, so, exciting news, I saw some grass today. It seems the weather is finally warming up a little, and even though I wouldn’t say it is technically warm outside, I am already seeing students in shorts and t-shirts. … Continue reading

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STAFF EDITORIAL

Ad-dress-ing social media phenomena

On February 27, a Tumblr user posted a picture of a dress and asked her followers if it was black and blue or white and gold. Within a half hour, her post received over 500 likes and incited a massive … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL NOTEBOOK

Be the best you can be

I’m a bit of a romantic at heart; if you’ve read my other notebooks, you already know. However, what you don’t know is that, I’ve been through my fair share of relationships. Now, I have a couple of friends that … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL NOTEBOOK

Do it yourself Sim City

I’ve always loved the maps on the inside of books like those in A Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings. Some in-class boredom last semester lead me to doodle mountains, rivers, and city layouts in my notes. Some … Continue reading

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TOP HAT

Value of leadership skills

Hello, Rensselaer. With this week’s edition of the Top Hat, I would like to take a moment to talk to current and aspiring student leaders about planning for the future, whether within the Rensselaer Union, outside in the general RPI … Continue reading

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DERBY

GM week around the corner

Hey RPI! As March begins, attention turns to midterms and looking forward to our Spring Break. It also means that our spring sports teams are beginning their seasons and our winter sports teams’ seasons are coming to a close. Our … Continue reading

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ALUM101

Ten ways to smooth out the transition from college to the professional world

You have worked hard for the past four years and you are getting close to graduation. Now what? While you could be going through an emotional roller-coaster, it is time to collect yourself and think about what happens next. Can … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial:

A smile a day

Every day is filled with monotony. Get up, go to class, eat, do homework, and go to sleep. Maybe you don’t have classes or, let’s be honest, maybe you don’t study. But you do something like this every day. It’s … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Eat, pray, love

Now, what I’m about to say here might be a bit controversial, but I’m not a fan of dining hall food. Yes, it’s true, I’m not a fan. However, as someone who has lived off campus for a little while … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Fulfill your obligations

Unreliable people make my life much harder than it needs to be. Here are four cases where unreliable people have impacted me in negative ways. Currently I am taking Engineering Processes. In this class, we are divided into groups of … Continue reading

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