Archives

September 2022


Men's Soccer

Engineers dig talons into Raptors

By Andrew Days September 28, 2022

The Engineers scored three goals in three minutes to shoot down the Bard Raptors 3-0 in their Liberty League opener. Scorers for Rensselaer were Paul Silva, who buried two penalties, and Joaquin Rodriguez, who opened his collegiate tally.

Opinion

Picture this

By David Liu September 28, 2022

We are far from a world where AI-generated content rivals what humans create, but recent leaps in AI and machine learning have convinced Managing Editor David Liu ’22 that this future is inevitable.

Empac Event

Light displays, flue pipes ensnare audience in Only Breath, Words

By Justin Chassin September 28, 2022

Editorial/Opinion Coordinator Justin Chassin ’22 recounts his experience seeing Anna Craycroft’s Only Breath, Words in the EMPAC theater on Friday, September 23.

Student Senate

Senate delays motion for Faculty Senate appointment

By David Liu September 28, 2022

The Student Senate delayed a motion to appoint Professor Chris Carothers to Faculty Senate Tenure and Promotion Committee Representative as they did not have enough information about the candidate.

Opinion

Change your approach to LinkedIn

By Justin Chassin September 28, 2022

If you’re comparing yourself to other people on your LinkedIn feed, read this.

Executive Board

Flying Pigs Society becomes Union-recognized

By Alexander Orr September 27, 2022

The Flying Pig Society gained Union recognition. The club wants to hold workshops and bring in professional figures to speak.

Executive Board

Hockey Line returns, Young Democrat Socialists club fails to gain Union affiliation

By Alexander Orr September 21, 2022

Hockey Line returns for the first time in three years with a few changes, and a newly founded RPI Young Democratic Socialists of America club fails to gain Union affiliation.

Women's Hockey

Carabins carry the day in exhibition overtime

By Andrew Days September 21, 2022

After a tight contest through three periods, the Montreal Carabins notched a goal in overtime to defeat Rensselaer 3‒2. Asiah Taylor-Walters and Ellie Kaiser tallied goals for the Engineers, Amanda Rampado and Emilie Venne boasted impressive outings between the pipes.

Student Senate

Changes to Freshmen Elections Handbook draw criticism from senators

By David Liu September 21, 2022

Freshmen Election ballots are now ordered from most nominations to least, drawing criticism from senators who believe the new system is unequal.

Administration

Harkness field, ECAV main gym get heavy renovations

By Alexander Orr September 21, 2022

The Harkness field and East Campus Athletic Village main gym went through renovations that brought both fields up to current standards.

Film

Twilight: a killer sports movie

By Mattaya Gibbs September 21, 2022

If you don’t believe that the 2008 cultural phenomenon Twilight is first and foremost a baseball movie, then you’ll have to step up to bat against Copy Editor Mattaya Gibbs ‘24.

FOOTBALL

Transit Trophy stays in Troy

By Andrew Days September 18, 2022

Rensselaer blew out WPI 37‒0 to remain reigning champions of the Transit Trophy Game and to keep the hardware in Troy. The RPI offense threw for 151 passing yards, ran for 231 rushing yards, and scored five touchdowns. The defense racked up eight sacks, collected two interceptions, and held WPI to 105 yards of total offense to shut them out.

Women's Soccer

Engineers dubbed victorious against Knights

By Gavin MacKenzie September 17, 2022

The Engineers beat Mount Saint Mary College 5–2 in their return to home after a three-game road trip. RPI plays their next home game against Utica on September 27.

Men's Soccer

Silva swoops in to score two against Owls

By Andrew Days September 17, 2022

Paul Silva scored a brace in the Engineers’ 2‒1 victory over Keene State, including a game-winning penalty 26 seconds after the Owls’ equalizer. The Engineers play their next game at East Campus Stadium on September 16 at 6:30 pm against the Oneonta Red Dragons.

Men's Tennis

Engineers smash competition at Siena Invitational

By Andrew Days September 16, 2022

Rensselaer hosted five Division I teams for the Siena Invitational, their first time hosting the tournament. Engineers Aiden Drover-Mattinen and Abraham Yohannes won singles flights A and B, respectively, and three RPI doubles pairings reached the finals.

Men's Football

Engineers go off-kilter against Tartans, record home win streak snapped at 14 games

By Andrew Days September 14, 2022

The No. 22 Engineers fell 10‒7 to the Carnegie Mellon Tartans in their first meeting since 1911. The loss ends the longest home winning streak in school history at 14 games.

Executive Board

Executive Board pushes back against limited Union hours

By David Liu September 14, 2022

Executive Board members resisted against limiting Student Union hours, arguing that the Union should be a safe haven for late night students.

Executive Board

PAL, KSA, Alianza Latina to hold cultural events

By David Liu September 14, 2022

The Philippine American League, Korean Student Association, and Alianza Latina were approved funding for cultural events. The Rensselaer Music Association was approved for a due waiver.

Campus Event

Shining an activity spotlight on the upcoming Activities Fair

By Maanasa Pulavarty September 7, 2022

This Saturday, September 10, 2022, over 200 of Rensselaer Union’s clubs and programs will gather on the ‘86 Field for the annual Activities Fair. From 10 am to 11:30 am, RPI students will be able to explore the various organizations on campus.

Women's Soccer

Dragons dismantle the Engineers

By Vaughn Greason September 7, 2022

SUNY Oneonta beat the Engineers 2–0 in their first game of the season. The Engineers play their next home game against the Mount Saint Mary Knights on September 13.

Men's Soccer

Beacons light their way to victory over Engineers

By Andrew Days September 7, 2022

The Engineers fell to the UMass Boston Beacons 2‒1 in the opening game of the season, after two first-half goals put the match out of reach. The Engineers return to East Campus Stadium on September 13 at 7:30 pm to take on the Keene State Owls.

Club Spotlight

How Morgan's Message is "taking a shot" against mental health stigma

By Andrew Days September 6, 2022

A new chapter of Morgan’s Message, an organization advocating for student-athlete mental health, has been established on campus.

football

Engineers exorcise Red Devils in home opener

By Andrew Days September 4, 2022

The No. 20 Engineers start their season off with a 14‒7 win against the Dickinson Red Devils, bringing their record to 1‒0 on the season. They return to action on September 10 at 1 pm against the Carnegie Mellon Tartans at home.