On-Campus Event

Wrapping up the year with “The Last of The Pipes”

Editor-in-Chief Soma Patra ’26 and Contributing Editor Anna Zuniga ’26 watched the Rusty Pipes’ Spring Show this past Friday in EMPAC.

On-Campus Event

McKinney Committee hosts 82nd annual writing contest

This past Wednesday, the McKinney Committee hosted their 82nd annual awards ceremony to honor the winners of their student writing contest in EMPAC. Here are this year’s winners.

Club Event

RPI Players slay their performance of Heathers: The Musical

Editorial/Opinion Editor Soma Patra ’26 attended the RPI Players’ first performance of Heathers The Musical in EMPAC.

On-Campus Event

PSS: students waltz into April with RPI Ballroom

RPI’s Ballroom Dance Club hosted a DanceSport Competition in the Armory this past Saturday.

On-Campus Event

Saint Motel ignites the stage for GM Week 2023

In celebration of GM Week, Saint Motel and Under the Den played for students in the ECAV arena.

GM Week 2023

A week full of fun festivities: Grand Marshal Week 2023

a Features Editor Anna Zuniga ’26 shares the many events during Grand Marshal Week, including Union After Dark, the Provost Picnic, and the Hatting Ceremony.


Rensselaer’s Greens grows life lessons

Contributing Editor Anna Stubbs ’26 and Editorial/Opinion Editor Soma Patra ’26 met with Christopher Mansfield to learn more about the hydroponic farm he runs next to Commons Dining Hall.

On-Campus Event

Music and comedy collide in Sheer Idiocy’s Music Show

Editorial/Opinion Editor Soma Patra ’26 visited Sheer Idiocy’s Music Show where they collaborated with RMA’s NQB and Ceili Band to perform an outstanding musical comedy set.

On-Campus Event

Artistic attire billows down the runway in BSA’s Fashion Show

Editorial/Opinion Editor Soma Patra ’26 and Features Editor Anna Zuniga ’26 attended BSA’s Fashion Show last Saturday night, featuring a variety of modern, vibrant, and chic pieces.

On-Campus Event

A capella echoes through EMPAC in ICCA Quarterfinals

Editorial/Opinion Editor Soma Patra ’26 reflects on the eight a cappella groups who competed at ICCAs Quarterfinals in EMPAC last Saturday night.

On-Campus Event

Black Students’ Alliance art show stuns all

The RPI Black Student’s Alliance art show featured artwork from various different artists with different mediums, styles, and topics.

On-Campus Event

PSS: Winter Carnival welcomes students with activities and prizes

Rensselaer’s annual Winter Carnival was a day full of fun festivities. Features Editor Anna Zuniga ’26 shares about the activities of the carnival.

Club Spotlight

100 Years of music with Rensselaer’s Pep Band

Rensselaer’s Pep Band reaches a milestone of 100 years full of thousands of musical moments, endless school spirit and support as America’s Pep Band.


Price off the ice

In addition to her duties as a starter for the women’s hockey team, Hannah Price ’23 spends her time off the ice giving back to the community. Sports Editor Andrew Days ’23 sat down with her to discuss her volunteer work following her repeat nomination for the Hockey Humanitarian Award. The recipient will be honored during the NCAA Men’s Frozen Four on April 7.

On-Campus Event

Leaping into Lunar New Year with CASA

The Chinese American Student Association welcomed the year of the rabbit with a Lunar New Year Celebration, complete with performances, food, and festivities.

Empac Event

Clouds and waves wash into EMPAC

Features Editor Anna Zuniga ’26 shares her experience at Cuando las nubes eran las olas (When the clouds were the waves) at EMPAC.

On-Campus Event

Celebrating the holiday season with the RPI community

Features Editor Anna Zuniga ’26 shares her experience at the Campus Seasonal Celebration.

Club Spotlight

Taking the ice with Club Hockey

ACHA hockey is an entertaining combination of competition and pure love of the sport. Games are never held during the week to avoid academic conflicts, so I highly suggest going to one of Club Hockey’s games if you have a free weekend.

On-Campus Event

PSS: Undergraduate Diwali Festival Show

Associate Features Editor Anna Zuniga ’26 shares her experience going to The Indian Student Association’s undergraduate Diwali Show.

On-Campus Event

Diving into the displays at the Rensselaer Game Showcase

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Game Development Club hosted its annual Rensselaer Game Showcase. Many students hosted various projects they had worked on throughout the year. There were many different genres of games, from side-scrolling storytellers to simulation games to card games, and even one VR game.


Exploring EMPAC

Being fully open for the first time since COVID-19 is a big deal for EMPAC. Students can walk in from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays and 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays to study and hang out. Contributing Editor Gavin MacKenzie ’25 explores what EMPAC has to offer, including its various venues, events, in-house research, and more.

Photo Short Story


Associate Features Editor Anna Zuniga ’26 and Justin Chassin ’22G attended the dress rehearsal and the 8 pm performance of Adam Weinert’s ANTHEM in EMPAC’s concert hall on November 4. The event employed layered symbolism, choreography, and film to criticize the American national anthem.

Club Event

RPI Grad ISA celebrates a bright future with the Festival of Lights

The Graduate Indian Students Association held a Diwali festival to celebrate the holiday as well as kick off the club’s first official event since COVID-19.

Club Event

Sink your teeth into the RPI Players’ production of Dracula

The RPI Players presented an exemplary performance at the Playhouse this past weekend, displaying an outstanding production of Dracula.