Monthly Archives: December 2018

TOP HAT

External audit report released, updates made to elections process

Hi, RPI! I hope that you are all confidently finishing up your finals, and wrapping up the semester with a sense of accomplishment. With the semester coming to a close, I am sure you are all looking forward to a well-deserved break. Before I wish you all happy holidays and a safe trip home, I wanted to give you all a few updates. Read more...

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DOWNTOWN TROY

Downtown Troy’s first Asian bodega now open

On December 7, Sunhee’s Farm and Kitchen expanded their business with the grand opening of Kim’s Convenience. Located on 88 Third Street, this convenience store brings a splash of diversity to Troy. The grand opening party was open to the local public, and featured complimentary food from both Sunhee’s Farm and Kitchen and K-Plate. Attendees enjoyed food and were able to browse the store’s variety of items. Read more...

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Executive Board

Union renovations set for Winter Break

On Wednesday, December 5, the Executive Board met after several weeks of budgeting to discuss and vote on Union renovations, a future RPI Players’ program, and some new clubs. Read more...

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Movie review

Bohemian Rhapsody: the story behind Queen

Released last month, Bohemian Rhapsody is a biopic of the well-known British band, Queen. The film portrays the story of how Freddie Mercury, the lead singer, came together with the other members of Queen to create a diverse palette of music. While I have listened to many of Queen’s songs, I didn’t know much about their backstory. That being said, I was hooked from the first scene and really enjoyed Bohemian Rhapsody. Read more...

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Opinion

Share your opinions with The Polytechnic

I had the opportunity to meet with Associate Director of the Archer Center Christine Allard following my previous opinion piece regarding the current status of career development courses in the engineering curriculum. In short, based on my experience in the industry, I feel that these courses may benefit from the incorporation of a technical perspective. My meeting with Allard was organized to further discuss potential ways to improve professional development courses organized by the Archer Center. Read more...

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Editorial Notebook

My experience with loneliness

“Why didn’t you come, Namish?” asked my then best friend. “I … I didn’t know about it,” I stammered, desperately trying to avoid the phrase “I wasn’t invited.” Read more...

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Movie Review

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald needlessly boring, lacks focus

Home on Thanksgiving Break, I wanted to see a movie with my high school friends. Since we’d seen Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them when it came out in 2016, we decided to watch the sequel. Read more...

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STUDENT SENATE

Senate recaps College Union Conference visit

On November 26, the Senate met to discuss the 2018 Association of College Union International Conference at the University of Hartford. Senators Nancy Bush ’19, Advaith Narayan ’21, Jonathan Bao ’21, Vice Grand Marshal Meagan Lettko ’20, and Interfraternity Council Senator Tomas Proveneher ’21 all attended the conference on November 16. Read more...

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Cultural event

Troy kicks off holiday season with Victorian Stroll

This Sunday, Troy was cast back into 19th century England. The 36th Annual Troy Victorian Stroll filled the streets with performances, decorations, people, and holiday cheer. Despite the poor weather, visitors swarmed Troy, many of whom—even children—dressed in classic 19th century clothing. Features included rides on an antique fire truck, live birds of prey, several food trucks, a pop-up market of craftsmen and vendors, and various musical displays. Local shops and eateries also took part with special seasonal offers and various events of their own. The celebration concluded with a menorah and Christmas tree lighting, accompanied by the Troy High School Concert Choir. Read more...

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