Category Archives: Editorial/Opinion

Staff Editorial: Press Pass self-reflects

Staff Editorials are the weekly opinion of the editorial staff. For this Poly Press Pass issue, we decided to let the Press Pass members put their thoughts together into a special piece on Student Orientation and Navigating Rensselaer and Beyond. … Continue reading

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Editorial Corner

New chapter for The Polytechnic

Hey readers! For anyone confused by this week’s paper, we as a staff have decided to consolidate Press Pass into the first issue of this semester. This way, coverage of Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond events is more publicized and those … Continue reading

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Top Hat

Senate, Hospitality Services negotiate

Opportunities for participation in student government outlined, promoted

Hello everybody, and welcome back to the Rensselaer campus! I hope you’ve all enjoyed your summer, and that you’re ready to get back into the swing of things. With the close of Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond, I hope you’ve been … Continue reading

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Derby

Fill your time with meaningful experiences

Union offers plethora of opportunities for new personal directions and involvements

Hey RPI! I hope that everyone has been enjoying their first week back from summer break. The next few weeks may bring more classes and your first homework assignments, but it also brings a lot of exciting things to the … Continue reading

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About Poly Press Pass

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work on a newspaper, but have never had the chance to do so? The staff of The Polytechnic gave first-year students a chance to find out just what happens during the production … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Reflections on campus activities

Hello to the entire Rensselaer community! A very special greeting and welcome to all incoming first-year students, whether RPI is your very first college or your fifth. For me, the biggest thing that I love about RPI is the literally … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Welcome Class of 2018

The Poly staff welcomes the Class of 2018 to Rensselaer! This will be your home for the next few years, and we can’t wait to meet you. Hearing “2018” makes us feel so old, though—we came to RPI in 2013, … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Challenging the feminist movement

I do not support the current feminist movement. Now, before getting your panties in twist and calling for my head, let me explain. I support equality and that’s what feminism used to be about: social, economic, and political equality. However, … Continue reading

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Top Hat

GM encourages freshmen to get involved

Hello everyone! Summer is at its peak, and for many of us, our research, internships, and summer courses are at full swing. As the return to Rensselaer approaches, I’d like to extend a heartfelt welcome not only to our returning … Continue reading

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Derby

PU pushes campus activities

Hi, RPI! Whether you are still on campus just hanging out, busy with summer classes, research, an internship, or a job, I hope that your first month has been enjoyable but productive.I hope that you have made time for yourself … Continue reading

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Directors’ Corner

A.D. promotes athletics

Welcome to Rensselaer! We are all thrilled to start the new year, and as the director of athletics, I want to highlight some of the excitement we hope you will participate in during the year. First and foremost, we have … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: End of year preparations

The end of the semester is fast approaching, and with finals around the corner, students should make sure they have enough time to prepare to move out for the summer. The Poly would like to make sure everyone has transportation … Continue reading

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Editor’s Corner

The state of The Polytechnic

As a rule (well, sort of), the editor in chief writes editor’s corners a few times during their tenure. Traditionally, they’re once right at the beginning of their term, once at the end, and a few times in the middle. … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

One student’s parting words

As the 2013–2014 academic year swiftly comes to a close, my time at RPI goes with it. My time as an undergraduate here has been far quick, but I like to think that I’ve learned a lot and grown tremendously … Continue reading

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Top Hat

Executive committee approved; semester wrap up

Senate executives geared up for next year; finishing year right and bright future ahead for all

Hi, everyone! This Top Hat will be my final article of the academic year. Outside, the Troy weather has improved, classes are wrapping up — and as the summer takes hold, there’s a great deal for everyone to look forward … Continue reading

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Derby

Stress reduction during study days, finals week

Opportunities available across campus to end semester well with health in body, mind

Hey RPI, I hope you have had a wonderful last week of classes. It’s time for the final push before summer break! As our time here at RPI winds down, it is the time for club officers to look forward … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor:

Cemetery cleanup

On behalf of the board of trustees, staff, our beloved volunteers, and our lot owners of Oakwood Cemetery, I wish to recognize with gratitude the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity for its exemplary support of Oakwood Cemetery. As some of you … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Universal language

I believe that music is the ultimate expression of emotion, not just for those that perform it, but also the listener that indulges him or herself in it. Just from the genre of music that that person is listening to, … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Scuba diving, a lifelong love

Oceanic experience directs coordinator’s career

It is a warm summer day in San Diego, California. As the sun shines on my face, a light breeze passes, carrying the wonderful aroma of the ocean. I sense all of this as I suit up for my final … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Communication is key to future success

In engineering and life in general, communication is key. If you can’t articulate or voice your opinion, you fail not only your associates, but yourself. The staff of The Poly isn’t perfect, but, as a medium for communication, we think … Continue reading

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