Category Archives: Editorial/Opinion

Staff Editorial: Living consciously at RPI

Your time at RPI is limited. The quality of your experience at RPI is only limited by your willingness to put yourself out there. Opportunities for unique experiences and personal growth are everywhere at RPI. It’s more of a decision … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Value of voting considered

Voting declared foundation of government legitimacy

Those of us who are United States citizens know that it affords us many opportunities that may not be available to citizens of other countries, and while it may not be a perfect utopian society, the U.S. is quite possibly … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Senior faces post-grad life

Between Reunion Weekend and Family Weekend, campus has been flooded with alumni in recent weeks and it dawned on me—that could be me next year. When I entered RPI in the fall of 2011, graduation seemed so far away. But … Continue reading

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Halloween packed with events, SPEAKOUT

Good morning RPI; Halloween weekend is coming up, and with it, a great number of exciting events and opportunities, both on campus and throughout our community. First and foremost, Thursday through Friday, a number of organizations will be hosting Halloween … Continue reading

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RPI introduces TALKs, Black Friday game

Hey RPI! It has been a whirlwind of a week and I cannot believe October is already coming to an end. Family weekend was a blast and I want to thank all of the clubs, organizations, sports teams, and administrators … Continue reading

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My View

Collegiate demands unsuitable for learning

Current education practices unsustainable; excessive work devalues students' worth

Our committee was thinking about how to make college courses better by using the knowledge of cognitive science, particularly learning theory, and the skills of successful developers of video games. Such knowledge with the technology afforded by computers and the … Continue reading

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Graduate Council

Letter regarding GSC’s CLASS fee position

The Graduate Student Council has been working since the beginning of the semester to address the new Graduate CLASS Fee that has been charged to all full-time graduate students this semester. The fee is $85 per semester in addition to … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Family weekend returns

Many students have a wonderful opportunity this weekend to showcase to their parents their home, their current life, the result of their secondary education, and the destination of their parent’s hard-earned money. For freshmen, especially, family weekend is likely the … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

The future on your wrist

Many of you have probably started to notice the presence of new gadgets in the past few years. Thanks to crowdfunding, many new startups have been able to take the leap of faith and test the waters of new technology … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

The freedom of flying high

When most people think about flying, their first thought is probably some big metal Boeing that looks like it shouldn’t get off the ground. But to me, flying is about soaring. I don’t want to stick an engine onto a … Continue reading

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Universal access controversy continues, evolves

Access restored to BARH and Blitman, limited at Quad; ResLife requests student feedback

This Monday, in response to the recent removal of universal access to residence halls for students living on campus, the Student Senate hosted Dean of Residence Life Todd Schill to discuss the history of this policy, the decision-making process behind … Continue reading

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Campus hosts packed weekend of events

Hey RPI! Has everyone been enjoying Wellness Week? There have been so many activities sponsored by the Mueller Center’s Wellness Institute to educate us about our health and to help us relax and unwind. Whether you got the chance to … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Theft and building access

In response to the recent thefts on Freshman Hill, Residence Life eliminated the universal access program. Previously, any student who lived in a residence hall could enter any other residence hall until 11 pm every day and 12 am on … Continue reading

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Editor’s Corner

Remember the Poly purge

Around this time last year, The Poly was under both editorial and monetary stress. At the beginning of the Fall 2013 semester, we owed the Union a significant amount of money, and as a result, staff morale was at an … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

New phone fails to impress

I’m new to the world of so-called smart phones. Over the summer I “upgraded” from the original Samsung Gravity (released in 2008) to the Samsung Gravity Smart (released in 2011), if you can truly call that an upgrade. I had … Continue reading

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Reconnecting with RPI’s impressive alumni

Independent Council Senator and Graduate Senator positions vacant, seeking applicants

Happy Wednesday, RPI, and welcome back from your long weekend! I hope everyone has thoroughly enjoyed their time off, and that all are well rested in preparation for the rest of the semester. This weekend was also Reunion & Homecoming … Continue reading

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Union clubs perform for returning alumni

CANstruction becomes Union funded club; Ski and Snowboard overnight trip approved

Hey RPI! I hope that all of you enjoyed your long weekend. Whether you went home or stuck around for the Reunion & Homecoming festivities, it’s always good to get a little break! If you did stay around campus, I … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Alumni weekend activities

Not only is this weekend Columbus Day weekend, but it is also Alumni Reunion and Homecoming! Starting on Thursday, you might see alumni coming to your classes or touring campus. This weekend’s, events include the President’s State of the Institute … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Increasing automation

To consider that the implementation of automation could be slowed or reversed is a concept that should be left behind at the point we are at in history. Automation is already here, and its influences will only continue to grow … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

“Dory Syndrome” epidemic

Hey you. Yes you. You’re that one guy that I met in the floor lounge. Or at Navigating Rensselaer and Beyond. Or I sit near in math. You’re the one that I say hi to when I see you around … Continue reading

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