Category Archives: Editorial/Opinion

Staff Editorial: Intentions for Greek article

Last week, The Poly released an article on rush policy violations. The piece has received both positive and negative feedback, and we want to make our intentions clear in publishing the article. Within the first week of rush, we received … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Business expectations

For most of my notebooks, I tend to choose a light hearted theme, but this week, I’m so heated about this issue that I need to have it printed in the paper for everyone to read. Let me frame the … Continue reading

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The Facebook generation

Instant gratification and digital everything

The book is dying, radio listenership and participation is down, and stacks of newspapers go untouched. Computer usage has skyrocketed, social networks dominate our time, and we gripe on Reddit. Our computers and our smartphones serve as music stores, jukeboxes, … Continue reading

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The Importance of The Student Handbook

Possible future revisions to good samaritan policy and sexual harassment policy reviewed

This Monday, Dean of Students Mark Smith came to the Student Senate general body meeting to discuss upcoming changes to the Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities, regarding the good samaritan policy as well as sexual assault and sexual harassment … Continue reading

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Derby

Executive Board adds two new members

Hey RPI! I can’t believe that it is already week four; this year is flying by and it will be winter break before we know it! As the bombardment of projects and the first round of exams begin, I wish … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Note on editorial notebooks

A treasured tradition within The Rensselaer Polytechnic is the editorial notebook. Each week, two editors compose a piece of approximately 500 words which conveys their thoughts and feelings toward a topic of their choice. Editors are free to discuss any … Continue reading

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The nature of rush and purpose of fraternities

In light of the recent developments in our front page article this week, I would like to outline the ideal nature of Greek recruitment and comment generally on the purpose of Greek life. Full disclosure, I should mention that I … Continue reading

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Shift of power within NBA

With this year’s long list of free agent signings and trades, the balance of power in the National Basketball Association has shifted dramatically. Lebron James decided to return home by re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs then added 19 … Continue reading

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GM discusses off-campus, academic advice

Look within RPI and wider community for opportunities, prepare for upcoming career fair

Hello RPI. This week, the Student Senate had the pleasure of hosting Erin Pihlaja, executive director of the Troy Business Improvement District, and Cary Dresher, associate dean of the off campus commons. Both Pihlaja and Dresher were friendly speakers, and … Continue reading

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Derby

Strong student support for RPI sport teams

Weekend activities include UPAC cinema, comedy, painting, and dancing

Hey RPI! I hope that everyone enjoyed the opening weekend of football! It is an exciting time for sports, both on- and off-campus. Football opened their season successfully with a win over Norwich University 29-9, men’s and women’s cross country … Continue reading

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Graduate Council

Town Hall Meeting

The Graduate Student Council will be having a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, September 10 at 5 pm in DCC 337. We invite all graduate students to participate and offer suggestions to what programming and needs our student body has. … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Take advantage of RPI’s cornucopia of opportunities

College is a time for stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things. The Poly encourages students to make the most of their college experience by getting involved in campus life. However, this advice does not only apply … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Feminism and equality

According to http://www.dictionary.com, the definition of feminism is the following: “the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.” The key word in that definition is equal. The majority of self-proclaimed “feminists” who … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Let’s talk about feminism

Welcome to RPI, Class of 2018! Certainly you’ve already heard of terms like “Ratio-Induced Bitch Syndrome.” Certainly you’ve already heard a guy complain about the lack of girls. I want to address our gender issues now and implore you to … Continue reading

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Hockey Line begins, GM recounts history

Activities fair success, fraternity recruitment begins, Class of 2018 elections upcoming

Welcome back from your long weekend, and congrats on your first week of classes. I hope you’ve all had the chance to get settled in. In these early weeks, take the chance to meet up with good friends and classmates, … Continue reading

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Derby

Student Officer Summit open to all clubs

Class of 2018 Union Executive Board representative search continues

Hey RPI! I hope that all of you enjoyed our three-day weekend, getting plenty of rest and relaxation with the first week of classes behind us. If you are a hockey fan and want to get season tickets, be sure … Continue reading

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My View

Re: “Challenging the feminism movement”

In regards to your editorial piece by Kelsey McNeely published on July 7, 2014, I find the author grossly misinformed and in publishing such a piece, The Poly actively misguided their readers. When I first read the headline, “Challenging the … Continue reading

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CBIS: 10 years of achievement

On September 10, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies with a symposium on the intersection of science, engineering, medicine, and health care that is open to the entire Rensselaer community. CBIS was … Continue reading

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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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