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Kevin Dai celebrates Institute using rhymes

Grand Marshal proves whimsy through rhyming descriptions of Homecoming Weekend, Senate updates

Hello Rensselaer, this week I was dared to ‘bust-a-rhyme’ with my top hat. I am supposed to either rhyme two sentences or within a sentence, so we’ll see how I do with that …

Reunion & Homecoming this past weekend was huge success. Coupled with the three day weekend, I’m sure it relieved a lot of stress. It was wonderful to see students mingling with alumni, although if you didn’t, it’s ok if you were shy. Some of the alumni that I happened to meet were very excited to be back and enjoyed the retreat. Additionally, congratulations to Sigma Chi and Theta Xi (Zoo) on Greek Chowderfest; the chowders that both of these chapters made were rated the best. Each house received a check for 300 bucks, that’s a lot of money; those lucky ducks!

In addition to reunion, our athletic teams did very well this weekend. Although many students left campus to go home, there were lots of fans that could still attend. The men’s ice hockey opener had some players that ended up fighting, and overall the game ended up being very exciting.

Updates from myself and the 43rd Student Senate this week, some cool things you might want to take a peek: the Rensselaer Plan Refresh discussions are always looking for student insight. So why not share your thoughts on where you think our school should try to be in the next 12 years, right? The times are as follows (I obviously can’t rhyme these): Tuesday, October 9 from 7–8:30 pm, Wednesday, October 10 from 2–3:30 pm, and Thursday, October 11 from 10:30 am–12 pm.

This past week, the Senate helped host an event and initiative called RPI Votes! Getting students more aware of the elections, the candidates, and voter registration is what it promotes. In total, we registered around 500 students overall, and by no means is that number small. In addition to voter registration, the first Presidential debate was streamed for all students to watch in admiration.

The Senate had a Vermonster eating competition, something that was disapproved by our dietician. In total, there are 14,000 calories in the whole thing, and eating it all at once was extremely tiring.

All in all, this week was fun; I hope you all enjoyed my rhymes, I’m done.

If you think that this was cool, or you have any ideas (or challenges) for what I should do in my next top hat, e-mail me at—it was really hard to do this, and took me hours longer than it should have. Family weekend is coming up in two weeks, so remind your parents to come! Tell them to bring you a jacket if you don’t already have here with you, it’s certainly gotten much colder recently.