November 2022

Town Meeting

Schmidt holds first Town Hall as president

By David Liu November 9, 2022

President Martin Schmidt ’81 held his first Town Hall where he discussed shuttles, the Arch, and his three-step plan for the future.


Taylor Swift is a vibe for every occasion

By Justin Chassin and Anna Zuniga November 9, 2022

Anna Zuniga ’26 and Justin Chassin ’22 G demonstrate that Taylor Swift’s broad discography covers any mood or situation.


The power of door decoration

By Annelise Eggen-McElmurry November 9, 2022

Dorm decorations can help change your dorm’s personality and Annelise Eggen-McElmurry ’27 explains how they can be as simple as a Post-it note.

Executive Board

Discussion of new assistant director of wellness position ensues

By Alexander Orr November 9, 2022

The Executive Board sought to create a new position called the assistant director of wellness. Administrators insisted on closing the meeting; however, which led to a standstill.

Top Hat

The state of shared governance

By Cait Bennett November 9, 2022

Grand Marshal Cait Bennett ’23G gives her take on a previous article by past Grand Marshal Advaith Narayan ’21.


Engineers sacrifice Saints in second half

By Andrew Days November 8, 2022

The Engineers secured a 10‒6 come-from-behind victory over the St. Lawrence Saints, scoring on a touchdown reception by Shane Allison and a field goal by Aleksander Maric. The Rensselaer defense shut down the Saints after giving up a touchdown in the first quarter, holding them to just 153 yards of total offense.

Women's Hockey

Engineers tie Crimson after goalless overtime

By Andrew Days November 8, 2022

The Engineers came back from being down 3‒1, equalizing with less than three minutes remaining in regulation, but could not finish off the Harvard Crimson in overtime when Ellie Kaiser rang a shot off the underside of the bar. Rensselaer tied, remaining winless in the ECAC.

Men'S Hockey

Evans knocks out Union at Blackout

By Andrew Days November 2, 2022

John Evans buried the Engineers’ game-winning second goal to defeat the Union Dutchmen 2‒1 in the annual Blackout game at a sold-out Houston Field House. Kyle Hallbauer netted the Engineers’ first goal, and goaltender Jack Watson saved 23 of the 24 shots he faced.

Restaurant Review

Mocha Blend comforts and caffeinates

By Katherine Barney November 2, 2022

Set right off the Goodwill bus stop, walking into Mocha Blend is like stepping into an episode of Gilmore Girls.

Student Senate

Senate rejects proposal to increase class dues by one dollar

By Nilay Kapadia November 2, 2022

The Student Senate rejected a proposal to increase class dues by one dollar. Undergraduate President Ria Massoni ’24 submitted the proposal so that the class councils and Undergraduate Council could have more funds available for events and to send two students to the National Association for Campus Activities Conference. Also, Class of 2024 Senator Gabriel Tambalini was impeached.

Executive Board

Club mailboxes removed from Student Government Suite club library

By Gavin MacKenzie November 2, 2022

The Executive Board unanimously passed a motion to remove the club mailboxes from the Student Government Suite club library.

Men's Soccer

Tigers end Engineers’ season in quarterfinal extra time

By Andrew Days November 2, 2022

The RIT Tigers scored in extra time to defeat the Engineers in their Liberty League quarterfinal bout, eliminating Rensselaer from the playoffs.


Fake meat is real meat

By David Liu November 2, 2022

Would you eat chicken grown in a vat? Managing Editor David Liu ’22 thinks it’s an obvious yes.

Student Life

What to know about computer help on campus

By Anna Zuniga November 1, 2022

Need your computer fixed? Go to the Voorhees Computing Center for free computer help and repair!

Men's Soccer

Engineers call in cavalry against Clarkson, advance to playoffs for third consecutive year

By Dylan Ohno November 1, 2022

The Engineers sent the Golden Knights home and themselves to the playoffs in their 3‒0 victory. Paul Silva, Julio Rodriguez, and Liam McDermott netted goals in the decisive victory. Rensselaer finished fourth in the Liberty League, granting them home-field advantage for the first round of the playoffs on November 1.