October 2022

Executive Board

Funding approved for Global Medical Brigades

By Anna Stubbs October 26, 2022

Global Medical Brigades, Meitokukan Kendo, Gajjdge Sher Bhangra, and Chess Club receive extra funding, Sanay Tralshawala ’26 Appointed Marketing and Strategy Committee Chair.


An inside look at the Health Center

By Soma Patra October 26, 2022

A key part of adulthood is maintaining your physical and mental health. Features Editor Soma Patra ’26 takes a look at Rensselaer’s Student Health Center and the various services it offers.

Freshman Elections

Thomas wins Class of 2026 president

By Nilay Kapadia October 26, 2022

Miles Thomas was elected Class of 2026 President and Addison Mulder was elected Class of 2026 Vice President. Class senators and representatives were also elected.

Men's Soccer

Rodriguez's rocket propels Engineers past Bombers

By Dylan Ohno October 26, 2022

Engineers solidify their playoff position as they survive Ithaca’s late-game surge to win the game 2‒1.

Student Senate

Student Senate removes Class of 2024 senator, delays another

By David Liu October 25, 2022

The Student Senate unanimously voted to remove Class of 2024 Senator Michael Mendez from his position. The motion to remove Class of 2024 senator Gabriel Tambellini was delayed until October 26.

Women's Hockey

Engineers poach Tigers to end 13-game losing streak

By Andrew Days October 24, 2022

The Rensselaer Engineers defeated the RIT Tigers 2‒0 and 3‒0 for their first two wins of the season, snapping a 13-game losing streak carried over from last year. RPI’s Marah Wagner and Ellie Kaiser both tallied three points in the two-game set. Goaltender Amanda Rampado recorded 42 saves in the shutouts.

Women's Soccer

Engineers fall prey to Tigers

By Dylan Ohno October 19, 2022

RIT overshadows RPI’s Senior Day as the Engineers are held scoreless en route to a 1-0 loss to the Tigers.

Women's Hockey

Lakers drown Engineers late in back-to-back games

By Andrew Days October 19, 2022

The Engineers dropped their first two home games of the season to the Mercyhurst Lakers, bringing their record to 0‒6‒0. Hannah Price scored the Engineers’ only goal of the weekend, and Amanda Rampado made a combined 62 saves on 66 shots for a 0.939 save percentage. Rensselaer returns to the Houston Field House for a two-game set against RIT on October 21 and 22 at 3 pm.

Editorial Notebook

Chef Curry primed to cook up the competition again

By Dylan Ohno October 19, 2022

After winning his fourth NBA championship, Steph looks ready to run it back despite the odds.

Photo Short Story

PSS: Latinx Heritage Month Closing Ceremony

By Justin Chassin and Anna Zuniga October 19, 2022

On Saturday October 15th, we attended the Latinx Heritage Month Closing Ceremony held in the McNeill room. The celebration—packed with music, dinner and dancing—was coordinated by the LHM Eboard and clubs such as Alianza Latina, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Phi Iota Alpha, and Omega Phi Beta.

Student Senate

Student Senate to impeach two Class of 2024 senators

By Mohammed Kalefa October 19, 2022

Student Senate voted to impeach two Class of 2024 senators. The meeting of impeachment will be held October 19.

Empac Event

Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros dives into the life and legacy of the RPI professor

By Justin Chassin October 19, 2022

Editorial/Opinion Coordinator Justin Chassin ’22 recounts his experience seeing Daniel Weintraub’s Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros in EMPAC on October 9th.


Enrollment Management grants Women's Leadership Scholarship to class of 2026

By Alexander Orr October 19, 2022

Women in the class of 2026 were offered a $20,000 grant in hopes of increasing women enrollment. The class of 2026 has the most women in a single class, although the class itself is made up of 30% women.

Editorial Notebook

Packages of joy: why the mailroom is campus' hidden treasure

By Anna Stubbs October 19, 2022

From within the hidden lockers of the Union, Anna Stubbs ’26 shares her insight on why the campus mailroom holds many students’ hearts.


Fourth-quarter comeback stuns Statesmen

By Andrew Days October 17, 2022

Quarterback Jake Kazanowsky connected with DJ Palmer for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to mount a staggering 14-point comeback, defeating the Hobart Statesmen 16‒13 to remain undefeated in the Liberty League. The Rensselaer defense continued their solid form as third in Division III in total defense and fifth in scoring defense, holding the visitors to 201 yards of total offense and forcing a safety.

Men'S Hockey

Black Knight Down: Walsh snipes three past Army

By Andrew Days October 17, 2022

TJ Walsh recorded a hat trick and an assist in the Engineers’ 7‒4 victory over the Army West Point Black Knights. Jack Agnew tallied three assists, Lauri Sertti and Jakob Lee both with two as well, and John Evans and Max Smolinksi netted their first collegiate goals. The win brings Rensselaer’s record to 4‒0‒0, the best start to an RPI season since 1999.

Top Hat

Grand Marshal Cait Bennett's insights on the new president of Rensselaer

By Cait Bennett October 12, 2022

Grand Marshal Cait Bennett answers the question everyone wants to know: “Is Marty really that cool?”

Editorial Notebook

A love-hate relationship with electric bikes

By Anna Zuniga October 12, 2022

As a bike mechanic and cyclist, Anna Zuniga ’26 explains the pros and cons of electric bikes, noting problems of accessibility, mobility, safety, and sustainability.

Executive Board

Rensselaer Pride Alliance gains funding, Ultimate Frisbee remerges

By Anna Stubbs October 12, 2022

The Ultimate Frisbee team was approved for a new coach and the Rensselaer Pride Alliance were given the go-ahead for restoration.

On-Campus Event

The legacy of Dr. Eddie Knowles immortalized

By Dylan Ohno October 12, 2022

Dr. Eddie Knowles’ legacy is celebrated by alumni in a painting commissioned by Raymond Parker III ’77.

Men's Soccer

Osborne puts Engineers ahead at Union

By Andrew Days October 12, 2022

Kyle Osborne headed in the Engineers’ winning goal in a 2‒1 victory at Union.

Student Senate

Senate updates Undergraduate Council Budget Policy

By Nilay Kapadia October 12, 2022

The Student Senate unanimously approved a change to the Undergraduate Council Budget Policy clarifying how class dues are distributed to class councils.

On-Campus Event

Campus partakes in Schmidt’s inauguration

By Alexander Orr October 12, 2022

While most students enjoyed a block party on the ’86 Field, others sat in the EMPAC Concert Hall as notable figures welcomed Schmidt to Rensselaer.

Letter To The Editor

Ned Fulmer was my father figure

By Grace Olinkiewicz October 11, 2022

Tragedy struck on September 27, 2022 for millions of fans of the Try Guys. As a fan myself, I can firmly say that millions of hearts have been broken, including my own.

Men'S Hockey

Engineers show no mercy against Lakers on homecoming weekend

By Andrew Days October 9, 2022

The Rensselaer Engineers beat the Mercyhurst Lakers 6‒3 in their home opener after netting a goal 33 seconds in and converting on both of their first two power plays. Jakob Lee finished the night with five points on two goals and three assists, Jake Gagnon with three points on a goal and two assists, and Ryan Mahshie with two goals. In the game the following night, RPI’s Jack Brackett buried an overtime winner to take the contest 3‒2.


Rensselaer mourns the loss of undergraduate student

By Jolie Dolan October 5, 2022

The Rensselaer community grieves over the unexpected passing of 19-year-old sophomore Alana Tow.

Top Hat

On compromise and change: how the Senate writes policy

By Cait Bennett October 5, 2022

One of the key ways that the Student Senate represents student interests is in Institute and Union policy changes. The Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities is reviewed by the Student Senate. The Senate often collaborates with the Executive Board on the Rensselaer Union Guidelines and Procedures. Creating cohesive policy requires more than just writing ability: active listening, negotiation, and prioritization are crucial skills.

Student Senate

Christopher D. Carothers appointed to Tenure and Promotion Committee representative

By David Liu October 5, 2022

The Student Senate unanimously appointed Christopher D. Carothers to Tenure and Promotion Committee representative after they tabled the motion last week.

Men'S Hockey

Third period blues for Engineers

By Andrew Days October 5, 2022

The Toronto Varsity Blues grabbed a game-winning goal with six minutes remaining to defeat the Engineers 2‒1. This was Rensselaer’s last game before their season opener against Mercyhurst on October 7. Goaltenders Brett Miller and Carson Cherepak registered 14 and seven saves, respectively, in the defeat. Sutter Muzzatti netted his first goal in an RPI sweater off an assist from Jack Brackett.

Restaurant Review

If you're hungry, donut worry!

By Soma Patra October 5, 2022

Set directly across the street from Blitman Commons, 518 Donuts offers a welcoming space for food and fun. Features Editor Soma Patra ’26 gives the Rensselaer student body an inside look into this hot new snack spot.

Editorial Notebook

In the beginning

By Mattaya Gibbs October 5, 2022

What makes a good opening line for a book? What is it about the first couple of sentences that connect with a reader on some deeper level, committing them to the rest of the novel with just those few words? Copy Editor Mattaya Gibbs ’24 provides her thoughts on the subject, as well as a list of the best beginning lines in history.

Executive Board

Political club RPI Sunrise gains Union affiliation

By Gavin MacKenzie October 4, 2022

RPI Sunrise was granted Union affiliation, and the Badminton, ACHA Hockey, and Union Show Tech clubs all received subsidy reallocations.