Category Archives: Editorial/Opinion

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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Editorial Notebook

Keep an open internet

Net neutrality coming under fire from new FCC policies

The internet is an amazing place. Billions of people, connected by computers, smartphones, and other devices—yes, even some ridiculous microwaves—can access a Pandora’s box of data, information, and collaborative power. There’s no question that the internet can be used for … Continue reading

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Top Hat

GM talks positions

This week marked the opening and first meeting of the 45th Student Senate. As we convened, I was excited to see a lot of new faces participating in our discussion. We have a fantastic group of leaders among the Senate … Continue reading

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Derby

New E-Board members selected

PU gives brief background on each selected applicant

Hey RPI! First, I would like to thank each and every person who applied to be on the Executive Board. This year, I had 40 applicants to fill 11 positions. For those of you who were not selected this year, … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor:

Community Winners

Community Winners The Red & White Student Organization would like to thank the 50 Year Club of the Rensselaer Alumni Association for their generosity in awarding the 50 Year Club Community Action Prize in April to four deserving Red & … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Time for one final and triumphant hoorah!

Finals are right around the corner, and the last slew of exams for classes are this week and next week. We would like to remind you to give it 110 percent. Setting the bar high encourages people to reach for … Continue reading

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