“The summer before I started at Rensselaer, I read as many Poly articles as I could. I was eager to start college, and knew that I wanted to continue my passion for journalism. Even though I wasn’t sure what the next three years would entail, The Poly would be part of them,” writes Editor-in-Chief Sarah Shiang ’23, reflecting on her experience writing for The Poly.
Grand Marshal Advaith Narayan ’21 explains an initiative to improve mental health on campus, emphasizing preventative and responsive measures.
President of the Union Anissa Choiniere ’21 provides details about the upcoming Virtual Open House during which students can explore new clubs and organizations.
Grand Marshal Advaith Narayan '21 embraces principles of shared governance and collaborations that have led to positive changes for the Rensselaer community.
In preparation for the upcoming Spring semester, the Class of 2023 and Class of 2024 Class Councils share academic resources, what to expect during move-in, and an overview of residential life and remote learning in the Spring.
Class of 2023 President Harshil Patel, Class of 2023 Vice President Kailey Swanson, Class of 2024 President Kamilia Nicolas, and Class of 2024 Vice President Ria Massoni provide details on the upcoming student-led town halls on January 17 and January 18.
Former Photography Editor August Gehrman ’22 shares his silver lining in the midst of the pandemic: 3D modeling, an extension of his passion for photography.
Former Editor in Chief John Stotz explains why The Polytechnic is necessary in today’s modern age of technology.
Grand Marshal Advaith Narayan ’21 and President of the Union ’21 Anissa Choiniere update the Rensselaer community with their goals and efforts to encourage some in-person activities during the Spring semester.
Independent Senator Cait Bennett ’22 demonstrates the severe impact of COVID-19 by sharing the experiences of several people that got the virus, including herself, in an appeal to the Institute to revise their remote learning policy.
Math performance in the United States is not up to par with many other countries. Associate Copy Editor Dylan Sheils ’24 argues and makes suggestions for change to the presentation of mathematics in America.
Executive Board Vice President for Board Operations and New York State EMT Yaseen M. Mahmoud ’22 shares an open letter to Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students Travis Apgar, imploring the Institute to approve all remote learning requests, regardless of the requested reason.
A joint email from Grand Marshal Advaith Narayan ’21, President of the Union Anissa Choiniere ’21, President of the Interfraternity Council Chris Vanderloo ’21, and President of the Panhellenic Council Bryn Clarkson ’21 explains why they "condemn the actions of the Rensselaer administration to revoke previously granted remote learning approvals."
Current Undergraduate President Evan Lazaro ’20 explains the procedure to appoint a new Undergraduate President. The position will be vacant after he graduates this December, so a joint meeting of the four class councils will be held to elect a new Undergraduate President.
Associate Editorial/Opinion Editor Maya Johnson reflects on how social interactions have changed for her during this socially-distanced semester.
During this year’s election, Alabama, Colorado, and Florida passed legislation to change the language in their respective constitutions from “every” citizen can vote to “only” citizens can vote. Although the bills have effectively changed nothing about who can vote in these states, the deceptive language these bills use is a tool for casting doubt on this election and future elections.
Grand Marshal Advaith Narayan ’21 reflects on the successes of the Fall semester as it comes to a close.
Hi fellow students, the Student Senate Survey is now open! Every year, the Student Senate creates a survey for the student body which provides students with a fully anonymous outlet to share their experiences and voice their concerns.
I have recently been very introspective of my motivations, challenges, and education throughout my college experience. This week, I would like to share with you my greatest challenge as the grand marshal and how I approach it.
Graduate Council President Neha Keshan and Graduate Council Vice President Sagar Bhatt explain the significance of the newly-established event called “Grad Hour.”
Graduate Council President Neha Keshan joins Grand Marshal Advaith Narayan ’21 to shed some light on the graduate student experience.
With the 2020 Presidential Election fast approaching, we have heard the term ranked-choice voting thrown around a lot. However, before the voting system can be widely adopted, it is important for voters to understand how the ballot works.
The student-administrator relationship at Rensselaer has been interesting, to say the least. When thinking of ways to build a mutually beneficial relationship between these two parties, trust is the first idea that jumped out at us. Trust is a two-way street and as such, there are actions that both sides need to take to fully develop that trust. This week, we’re coming together to discuss how we plan to develop trust in the current student-administrator climate.
Grand Marshal Advaith Narayan ’21 and Undergraduate President Evan Lazaro ’21 provide a rundown of the positions open for Freshman Elections and their respective responsibilities, as well as details about the mandatory information sessions for students wishing to declare candidacy.