Category Archives: Editorial/Opinion

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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Top Hat

Constitution amendments proposed

Happy Wednesday RPI. This week marks the beginning of a three-week period of constitutional discussion in the Student Senate. If you recall, the Constitution Committee was re-established earlier this year with the explicit purpose of resolving ambiguities in the document, … Continue reading

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Derby

Season of success for RPI’s club sports teams

Hey RPI! I would like to start this article off with some congratulations. As the winter sports seasons come to an end, we have many club sports teams to highlight as they continue to compete at the highest level. We … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor:

College students are probably the most popular demographic target for accusations of media “piracy,” e-book sharing, and other purported forms of copyright infringement. Firstly, we consume far more digital media than the general population, a trend which steadily increases annually. … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Underrated sweet drink

Editor seeks readers' support

Someone recently told me that the Opinions section of a newspaper is simply unnecessary. I was advised that no one wanted to hear my opinion and would customarily skip over or disregard this part of the newspaper in order to … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Staying safe in snow

After weeks of nasty winter weather with no end in sight, it’s important to remember to take care of yourself and plan ahead in order to stay healthy and safe for the remainder of the winter season. Students living off … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Keeping cool on campus

Help for sweltering students

Normally in this column I talk about some issue in sports, but this week I’m going to talk about the poor heating control in RPI campus buildings. I’ve heard that some of the classrooms on campus don’t have enough heating. … Continue reading

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Top Hat

J-Board overturns Student Activity Fee decision by Senate

Take travel precautions in hazardous weather, Student Life presents future plans

Happy Wednesday, RPI, and welcome back from a relaxing, well-deserved long weekend! We have a busy week ahead of us, and yet another traditional event this weekend, but before talking about campus life, I would like to take a moment … Continue reading

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Derby

UAR Committee revises report

Annual Winter Carnival offers frozen fun

Hey RPI, I hope that everyone had a lovely Valentine’s Day and made the most out of our snowy long weekend. If you didn’t know, February 13 was the annual RPI Spirit Day, and it was a ton of fun. … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: “Gotcha” tag alternatives

As The Poly staff hears more complaints from students about the Office of Residence Life’s “gotcha” tags, we would like to comment. Last semester, there were several break-ins in a number of residence halls. The result of these break-ins caused … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Finding a healthy balance

Schedule in time for happiness, memories

As an RPI student, when the semester is in full swing and I’m drowning in work, I often sacrifice my health and happiness in order to meet deadlines. I know I am not unique in this sense. Poly staff members … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Puzzling the Poly staff

Editor shares nonsensical emails

When I joined the advertising team of The Rensselaer Polytechnic, I was assigned the job of sending out a weekly email asking for section editors’ “page counts.” Page counts are a key aspect of laying out the paper every week … Continue reading

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Top Hat

Senate reviews Union Annual Report

Show your Rensselaer pride; sport red for spirit day

Good afternoon, RPI. Today’s Top Hat comes to you from Seattle, Washington—I’ve traveled across the country for an interview. Back on campus, as I’m sure you are aware, we have a busy week, filled with a career fair, a critical … Continue reading

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Derby

Father’s to sell Seattle’s Best

Training offered for club webmasters, enjoy winter activities around campus

Hey RPI! Two weeks down, and only a few days left until our four day weekend and the Big Red Freakout! In Executive Board news, the Board heard a presentation by Sodexo about coffee in Father’s Marketplace. We will be … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor

Thinking ahead; Alum101

Pay it forward, help your alma mater

Every student at Rensselaer has been helped out in some way by an alumnus/a. Maybe the help was monetary, like a scholarship or a grant. Maybe the benefit was something indirect like funding one of the new programs or attending … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial

On RPI’s website track record

In light of the website failures that have happened so far this year, the staff of The Poly would like to comment. Recently, the Rensselaer Student Health Center website was hacked by ./Ru74K due to lack of a secure password. … Continue reading

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Editor’s Corner

Life’s subtleties and outcomes

Reminiscing on past choices in The Poly

When I chose Poly Press Pass as my Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond activity before freshman year, I didn’t really know what I was getting into. My first choice (an outing with the Photo Club) had been taken, so I chose … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Setting up for success

Form good study habits early on

As the new semester begins, it’s important to stay on top of your work. To be prepared for what this semester brings, it’s a good idea to start planning your time out now, and more importantly, start building successful study … Continue reading

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