Editor in Chief John Stotz ’22 discusses the issues with the nonstop summer Arch semester and proposes a solution to provide students with periodic opportunities for recovery.
Grand Marshal Advaith Narayan ’21 introduces first-years to local Troy restaurants, encouraging the newest members of the Rensselaer community to go out and explore the city. In his experience, exploration is the best way to find the best places to eat.
In the current, remote reality, are students receiving the same benefits of the activity fee? According to President of the Union Anissa Choiniere, the answer is no.
Grand Marshal Advaith Narayan ’21 discusses the importance of shared governance, a philosophy where various groups of people broadly communicate and all share in the decision-making process. He explains how Rensselaer administrators have failed to implement it at the institutional level and his full intention to uphold the practice through his role in student government.
President of the Union Anissa Choiniere ’21 encourages students to stay involved with the clubs and organizations of the Rensselaer Union. She also explains how you can find clubs to join or start one of your own.
Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Travis Apgar welcomes students back to campus and urges them to follow Rensselaer’s safety protocols, as non-compliant behavior will be addressed swiftly. He emphasizes that all members of the community must demonstrate responsibility and take the lives of others seriously.
Grand Marshal Advaith Narayan discusses student government's new priorities and his commitment to addressing concerns about the Institute's pandemic response as well as recent diversity and inclusion efforts.
Cooking life hack channels with their slick editing and deceptive recipes have been profiting by misleading their audiences in a similar fashion as fake news organizations. From microwave caramel to political scandals, these forms of media are poisoning the well of information we base our opinions on.
Rensselaer is on the 2020 Pi Theta Kappa honor roll for transfer friendly colleges, but their communication with transfer students falls short. RPI must do more to live up to its honor roll status by treating transfer students with equal regard as the rest of the student body, even with the extenuating circumstances caused by COVID-19.
President of the Union Anissa Choiniere welcomes students back to Rensselaer. She provides updates on Union operations and the upcoming Activities Fair, which will be operating virtually this weekend.
As the summer comes to an end, The Polytechnic would like to share with you a list of college student essentials and recommendations for the coming school year. This comprehensive list covers nearly all of your dorm and classroom needs, from mattress toppers to iClickers.
Monday marked the end of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. As young Asian-Americans, we wanted to examine the role of Asians in America: how we came to this country, how we lived, and how we can move forward as a group, particularly in today’s social climate.
This past year was a historic year for Student Government, and specifically the Student Senate.
The toxic relationship between the baby boomers and Gen Z transcends insulting quips, targeted memes, and criticism from both groups.
Professor Bram van Heuveln congratulates students for adapting to online courses and facing current circumstances head-on.
With National College Decision Day come and gone, The Polytechnic extends a warm welcome to the Class of 2024 and the 2025 architects.
President of the Union Caitlin Kennedy ’20 reflects on her term.
Emi Ahlo ’22 urges students to speak up and voice any concerns they have with Rensselaer’s COVID-19 response, rather than taking indirect action by posting online and submitting negative course evaluations.
The Polytechnic endorses Advaith Narayan ’21 for grand marshal. Narayan has specific, achievable goals, and we believe his work over the past three years reflects the commitment required of a grand marshal.
The Polytechnic endorses Anissa Choiniere ’20 for president of the Union. She hopes to “unite the RPI community and improve the future of the student experience.”
The Polytechnic endorses Evan Lazaro ’21 for undergraduate president. Lazaro has been involved in student government since his freshman year and we hope to see him utilize his experience to bring positive change to the undergraduate council.
The Interfraternity Council has voted to endorse Advaith Narayan for grand marshal, Anissa Choiniere for president of the Union, and Evan Lazaro for undergraduate president.
After the general body meeting of the Panhellenic Council on March 4, the council delegates have voted to endorse Advaith Narayan for grand marshal, Anissa Choiniere for president of the Union, and Evan Lazaro for undergraduate president.
Grand Marshal Meagan Lettko '20 and Vice Grand Marshal Advaith Narayan '21 voice their concerns with how the Arch program is being handled this summer and outline the Student Senate’s recent efforts in advocating for rising juniors.