April 2022

Men'S Lacrosse

No. 10 Saints sanctify second half to shut out Engineers

By Andrew Days April 29, 2022

Despite trailing 7‒4 heading into halftime, the No. 10 St. Lawrence Saints shut out the No. 14 Engineers and scored seven goals in the second half to secure an 11‒7 victory. Trey Froehlich ’22 and Ryan Raftery ’22 led the Engineers with two goals apiece, and Joseph Perry made 14 saves on 25 shots.


Engineers leave Brewers bruised in doubleheader

By Andrew Days April 29, 2022

The Engineers swept the Vassar Brewers in their doubleheader to move up into third in the Liberty League East. Hudson Livesey ’22 led the charge for Rensselaer in the first game with four hits in five at-bats, collecting six RBIs. Both earning wins, Chris Grome (Gr) increased his record to 4‒1 and Ryan Yerby (Gr) became 2‒3 for the season.

Editorial Notebook

How to shift gears on a muddy road

By David Liu April 27, 2022

Associate News Editor David Liu ’23 gives unsolicited advice on motivating yourself during assignment slumps.

Campus Event

I got second place at the Integration Bee (So you can do it too)

By Vaughn Greason April 27, 2022

Features Editor Vaughn Greason ’25 shares his experiences at the Integration Bee, an event hosted by Pi Mu Epsilon and the Association for Women in Mathematics.

Executive Board

Union to conduct campus renovations for Fall

By David Liu April 22, 2022

The Rensselaer Union is planning to introduce two new offices in the Mueller Center, demolish the W2SZ trailer near ECAV, and renovate the Student Government Suite in the Union.

Men'S Lacrosse

Engineers unsuccessful in upsetting No. 4 Union

By Jolie Dolan April 22, 2022

Despite a comeback in the fourth quarter, No. 12 RPI fell 12–9 to No. 4 Union. Trey Berry ’25, Connor Glosner ’22, and Cooper Urban ’22 led the Engineers in goals with two each. Goalie Joseph Perry ’25 saved 19 of the Dutchmen’s 31 shots on goal.

Men's Tennis

Van Cotthem overrules No. 14 Judges in nail-biting 5‒4 decision

By Andrew Days April 20, 2022

An incredible comeback from Emilio Van Cotthem ’25 finished off the Brandeis Judges for the Engineers’ tenth consecutive victory. Along with Van Cotthem, Aiden Drover-Mattinen ’25 and Abraham Yohannes won their singles matches. Drover-Mattinen was also triumphant in doubles with Peter Lohrbach ’22.

Club Event

Going Into the Woods with the RPI Players

By Vaughn Greason April 20, 2022

Features Editor Vaughn Greason ’25 shares his experience watching and reviewing the RPI Players’ production of Into The Woods. The Players will be performing Into the Woods on April 22 and 23 at 8pm, along with a 1 pm matinee on April 24.

Editorial Notebook

You are the most important person there is

By Alexander Orr April 20, 2022

Being kind and empathetic are important skills. However, it is too often taught in modern society to value others before yourself. Associate News Editor Alexander Orr ’25 reminds readers to put yourself before anyone else.

Greek Life

Stickers around campus claim "Ski drugs women"

By Sarah Shiang and Medhini Mankale April 19, 2022

Stickers that stated “SKI DRUGS WOMEN” were found around campus yesterday, featuring a picture of a hand holding a pill over an open drink. The Polytechnic has attempted to investigate the stickers’ accusation but has not verified it.

Downtown Troy

Cafe Euphoria, downtown Troy's new trans safe-space

By Vaughn Greason April 18, 2022

Cafe Euphoria challenges traditional norms of labor, gender, and service in many new and interesting ways, writes Features Editor Vaughn Greason '25. At the cafe’s busy soft opening on March 5, Cafe Euphoria highlighted its extraordinary business model amid a buffet of Belgian waffles, smoothies, and coffee. Cafe Euphoria's grand opening is April 29.

Student Life

Graduates now allowed four Commencement guests

By Sarah Shiang April 18, 2022

Graduating students can now bring four guests to the Commencement ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, May 21 at the East Campus Athletic Village at 8:15 am, according to an email sent out on Friday. Registration information is set to come out sometime this week.

Executive Board

Girls Who Code, Bitcoin club become Union-recognized

By David Liu April 8, 2022

The Union Executive Board designated Girls Who Code and the Cryptocurrency & Bitcoin Technology Club as Union-recognized clubs. A motion to purchase two AEDs also passed unanimously.

Lesser-Known Locales

Bannerman’s Armory and the Scottish castle on the Hudson

By Vaughn Greason April 6, 2022

Why is there a lonely stone castle sitting in the middle of the Hudson river? "Frank Bannerman built a castle and filled it with all of the coolest things he could get his hands on," writes features editor Vaughn Greason '25, who dives into the history of the curious Bannerman's Armory.

Black Students Alliance

BSA celebrates Black History Month

By Tiffany Filawo '23 April 6, 2022

Black Students Alliance President Tiffany Filawo '23 writes about the events held during Black History Month including a joint general body meeting, Commons and Sage Food Night, Night of Free Expression, and part two of BSA's joint Black Identity GBM. BSA also used Black History Month to explore the genre and practice of Afrofuturism as a means of progression.

Editorial Notebook

An algorithm for algorithms

By Dylan Sheils April 6, 2022

Although of unparalleled importance to performance, algorithms can be difficult to develop. Copy Editor and Computer Science major Dylan Sheils ’24 gives several suggestions on how to start.

Women's Lacrosse

Engineers sink their teeth into Tigers

By Andrew Days April 6, 2022

Giving up only two goals in the last three quarters, the Engineers trounced the RIT Tigers 18-5. Sabrina Torcellini '22 and Ella Graff '25 led the scoring with four goals a piece, with Megan Shay '23 and Lisa Boehmer '25 also racking up hat tricks in the victory.

Game Review

Chess that even grandmasters find hard to comprehend

By Ryan Hickey April 6, 2022

Staff writer Ryan Hickey '25 explores the complex systems of the PC game 5D Chess with Multiversal Time Travel.

Student Spotlight

RPI's Miss Tennessee breaks down the history of pageants

By Maanasa Pulavarty April 6, 2022

“People can’t imagine how you wouldn’t be ripping each other’s dresses and high heels like the movies…but it’s a sisterhood.” Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, graduate student Lily Donaldson is the 2021 Miss Tennessee title holder in the Miss United States division. In her interview with staff writer Maanasa Pulavarty '25, Donaldson goes into the history of American beauty pageants and her role as Miss Tennessee.

Men'S Lacrosse

No. 1 Tigers toppled, Engineers atop Liberty League

By Andrew Days April 4, 2022

The No. 19 Engineers took down No. 1 RIT to remain undefeated in the Liberty League. Cooper Urban ’22 and Trey Froehlich ’22 led the way with a hat trick each, the two combining for Rensselaer’s decisive goal. Joseph Perry ’25 guarded the RPI net impressively, tallying 23 saves on 35 shots on goal for a .657 save percentage.

Women's Lacrosse

Engineers overpower Union in fourth quarter

By Andrew Days April 1, 2022

The Engineers overtook the Union Dutchwomen with a four-goal run in the fourth quarter, resulting in a 15‒13 win. Sabrina Torcellini ’22 led the way for the Engineers with six goals, and Rylie Maready ’23 added to Rensselaer’s tally with a hat trick. Goalie Olivia Kimball ’23 helped the Engineers edge out Union in the second half, recording nine saves on 13 shots to earn her third win of the season. After winning their next game at Utica 14‒9, the Engineers are 5‒2 on the season.


Engineers sweep Spartans in doubleheader

By Andrew Days April 1, 2022

The Engineers swept a Saturday doubleheader against the Castleton Spartans, taking the first game 6‒1 and the second 3‒2. Erika Holowka ’22 pitched a complete game to start the series, and Alexis Cooke ’23 recorded the win in the final game. Liv Vizzini ’24, Gabby Comeau ’23, Brooke Sroczinski ’23, and Caroline Peel ’24 all batted in runs in the victories.


Gallery: Engineers strike out in series with Yellowjackets

By Theo Olinkiewicz April 1, 2022

The University of Rochester Yellowjackets swept the Engineers in a three-game series this past weekend, winning by 8‒3, 5‒4, and 14‒13 margins.