September 2023


Third-straight Transit Trophy triumph

By Andrew Days September 20, 2023

A scoop-and-score and two rushing touchdowns secured Rensselaer’s 25‒0 victory over Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the annual Transit Trophy game for the third consecutive year. Jake Kazanowsky threw for 209 yards and the RPI defense held WPI to -12 rushing yards.

Women's Soccer

Engineers sweep game against the Rangers

By Sarah Min September 20, 2023

The Engineers win 4–0 against the Rangers, scoring two goals in each half.

Letter To The Editor

What was I made for?

By Cait Bennett September 20, 2023

Former Grand Marshall Cait Bennett ’23G reflects on “President Barbie,” her journey in STEM, and the contradictions of self-definition.

Executive Board

RPI Ambulance flashes lights towards new ambulance

By Anna Stubbs September 19, 2023

RPI ambulance was approved to obtain quotes for a new ambulance, and RPI Club Softball was granted a stopgap request.

Student Senate

Shuttle Tracker 2.0 to begin rollout

By Nilay Kapadia September 19, 2023

Web Technologies Group chairperson Gabriel Jacoby-Cooper ’24 has announced that Shuttle Tracker 2.0, a complete revamp of the service, will begin to hand out tracking devices to shuttles.


Engineers conquer Colonels in battle

By Andrew Days September 13, 2023

Quarterback Jake Kazanowsky threw for three touchdowns and 236 yards in Rensselaer’s 38‒14 win over the Wilkes University Colonels in the first home game of the season, improving their record to 2‒0.

Student Senate

Viner holds first meeting of the semester

By Alexander Orr September 13, 2023

Grand Marshal Ben Viner ’24 proposed future Senate changes. Isabele Lieber ’25 and Michelle Li ’26 were appointed to Club and Organization Representative and Class of 2026 Representative, respectively, both of which are voting positions for the Executive Board.

Executive Board

RPI TV gets funding for hockey broadcasting

By Anna Zuniga September 13, 2023

RPI TV got $12,827.05 for a graphics and replay server, as well as general infrastructure to perform to ESPN+ standards for hockey broadcasting. RPI Brazilian Jiu Jitsu became Union affiliated.

Women's Soccer

Final-minute frenzy: Barnes buries winner

By Andrew Days September 6, 2023

Gwen Barnes scored with 28 seconds remaining to defeat SUNY New Paltz 2‒1 for Rensselaer’s first win of the season. Veronica Martinez de Pinillos scored the Engineers’ opener off a cross from Mikayla Walsh and Rachel Borra set up Barnes’ winner.

Staff Editorial

What the class of 2027 wants to know

By The Polytechnic Editorial Staff September 6, 2023

The Polytechnic Editorial Staff shares a list of advice compiled during our Navigating Rensselaer and Beyond event to help incoming freshmen adjust to life at Rensselaer.

Editorial Notebook

Power of horror games

By Alexander Orr September 6, 2023

Business Manager Alexander Orr ’25 shares his love for horror games and why everyone should give them a try.

Executive Board

Union to spend $27k to furnish Student Government Suite

By Nilay Kapadia September 5, 2023

The Executive Board approved the allocation of $27,268 to purchase new furniture for the Student Government Suite, two-thirds of which came from a donation by Jon Kessler ’79. The Board also approved a motion to fund four parking passes for members of RPI Ambulance.

Editorial Notebook

Why I love dad side quests

By Gavin MacKenzie September 5, 2023

Managing Editor Gavin MacKenzie ’25 discusses the benefits of holding the flashlight for your dad.