Opinion


Top Hat

Building better relationships with WebTech

There are a lot of committees on the Student Senate. It can be really hard to differentiate between committees or even remember that we have them if you are not familiar with how Student Government works.
Letter To The Editor

Join the Arch Task Force Committee

Hello everyone! My name is Peter Gramenides and I am the new chairperson of the Arch Task Force Committee as well as the Interfraternity Council Greek senator.
Staff Editorial

What we think prospective students should know

With National College Decision Day a week away, many prospective students are in the same position we were only a few years ago.
Editorial Notebook

Why I’m not an architect

When I applied to Rensselaer, I had every intention of becoming an architect. I took tours of the Greene Building and was enamored with their fabrication shop.
Derby

Meet the new Multicultural Leadership Council

This past week, the Multicultural Leadership Council came before the Executive Board for confirmation of its members.
Letter To The Editor

My concerns with Eastin, Muhammad’s email

My wife and I are alums of Rensselaer, and are on the Rensselaer Alumni Association mailing list. I received an email from Vice President for Institute Advancement and Interim Executive Director of RAA Graig Eastin and RAA President Kareem Muhammad.
Editorial Notebook

Being green in a blue world

I’ve only owned Android phones; and, ever since I got my first phone, my texts have appeared green on iPhones.
Opinion

Your actions always define you

The notion that you are not defined by your actions is absurd and goes against the natural instinct that we judge people by their character.
Opinion

Destigmatizing opioid addiction will save lives

Socially, the stigma against addiction is toxic. Often, people who seek help feel discriminated against and are treated as junkies or fiends.
Top Hat

Why an interfaith space is so important

There are a lot of changes happening on our campus right now. Everyone is aware of the changes stemming from the Arch program and changes to the Greek community.
Editorial Notebook

Dreaming big in small ways

There are many things in my life that I’ve wanted to do, but haven’t ever gotten around to doing. I’ve always wanted to get a fixer-upper car, get a tattoo, take a spontaneous road trip, go skydiving, and a lot of other activities that sound like a blast in my mind but a bust when actually considered.
Derby

New Hearthstone symbolizes what makes our Union successful

The Hearthstone Dedication Ceremony took place this past weekend. It was a wonderful event in which we were able to honor the unique student-staff partnership here at Rensselaer.
Letter To The Editor

A student-run Union is in our past

At the beginning of March, representatives from the Division of Student Life told the director of the Union and the Union business administrator that in order for the Union budget to be considered by the Board of Trustees, changes were required.
Top Hat

We need to redefine the campus climate

Why not change the world? This is the slogan that once greeted us all when we chose to visit, apply, or interact with Rensselaer during our college decision process.
Derby

Do you have a passion for our Union and the drive to make it better?

Student government here at Rensselaer is unique. We, as students, have a great deal of power to govern ourselves and create an RPI experience that we can all enjoy.
Derby

A breakdown of E-Board committees

Hello RPI! I hope you all enjoyed a successful Grand Marshal Week and thank you for voting for me as the 130th President of the Union!
Top Hat

Help us plan 50 events to celebrate the 50th Student Senate

Hello RPI! I am honored to begin serving you as the 154th grand marshal! I want to thank you all for participating in elections and for exercising your right to vote.
Derby

Reflecting on my term, words of advice

Hello, RPI! This week, I’m addressing you for the last time as your president of the Union. Grand Marshal Week is here, and you will elect who will lead the student body for the coming year.
Top Hat

GM Week Elections preparation, improvements

Hi, RPI! With Grand Marshal Week quickly approaching, and thinking back to last year’s election, I just wanted to give you all an update on the elections preparations and improvements that the Student Senate and the Elections Commission have been working on.
Candidate Questions

Grand Marshal candidate profiles

Meagan Lettko: During my tenure at RPI, I have been involved in many aspects of the campus community.
Candidate Questions

Undergraduate President candidate profile

Evan Lazaro: I am running for Undergraduate President because I believe I have the experience, ability, and motivation to make a positive impact on the undergraduate council, the class councils, and the student body as a whole.
Staff Editorial

The integrity of our elections is at stake

A trustworthy elections process gives Student Government its legitimacy; members of the Senate are taken seriously because they were elected or indirectly appointed by the majority of voting students at Rensselaer.
Endorsement

Interfraternity Council endorsements

To the Rensselaer Community, 2019 GM Week Endorsements: As the governing council of fraternities at Rensselaer, the Interfraternity Council is happy to announce our endorsements of the positions of Grand Marshal, President of the Union, and Undergraduate President.
Candidate Interviews

President of the Union candidate profile

Caitlin Kennedy: I want to be President of the Union because I believe I have the experience and the commitment to continue to push our Union to be the best that it can be.