Anahit Hovhannisyan

Previous positions
  • Editorial/Opinion Editor April 2018 to April 2019
  • Features Editor April 2017 to April 2018

Getting familiar with RPI's friendly fifer

September 25, 2019

The Polytechnic sat down with the fifer that has been heard playing across campus to learn more about his life.

Research Spotlight

Exploring 2D material structures for energy, transport properties

April 17, 2019
Passionate about physics and computational methods, Professor and Head of the Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy Department Vincent Meunier works to optimize materials at their lowest level, playing with atomic structure to maximize their electronic properties on a quantum scale.
Archer Center

Technical industry questions answered by RPI alumni

April 3, 2019
On Friday, March 29, the Archer Center for Student Leadership Development and the Center for Career & Development hosted “Real World: Technical Skills Lunch & Learn.” Planning for the event stemmed from my previous discussion with Associate Director of the Archer Center Christine Allard summarized online, which occurred in response to my opinion piece touching on the lack of technical skills reviewed in professional development courses.
Student Senate

No concrete progress made regarding past Senate resolution

March 26, 2019
In September 2017, Chairman of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Board of Trustees Arthur F. Golden ’66 called into question Section 2, Item F of the Rensselaer Union Constitution through an email to the student body.

Confusing inclement weather bulletins explained

March 13, 2019
“Quite frankly, we had to say that we judged… a little too quickly,” said Vice President for Administration Claude Rounds in regard to the confusion generated by several inclement weather bulletin alerts distributed on February 12 and 13.
Editorial Notebook

Make the most of your college career

February 20, 2019
As my career at Rensselaer comes to an end, I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on the lessons I have learned over the past four years.

How does RPI respond to winter storms? Rounds explains

February 6, 2019
“It’s not a casual process,” said Vice President for Administration Claude Rounds regarding Rensselaer’s inclement weather preparation, decision-making, and response.

Share your opinions with The Polytechnic

December 5, 2018
I had the opportunity to meet with Associate Director of the Archer Center Christine Allard following my previous opinion piece regarding the current status of career development courses in the engineering curriculum.
Research Spotlight

Using consumer behavior to leverage marketing

October 31, 2018
Rich in marketing experience, Associate Professor Jeffrey F. Durgee is on the hunt to better understand consumer behavior.

Incorporating a technical perspective into our professional development programs

October 10, 2018
“I want a job.” These four little words resonate with many students at Rensselaer; whether they are instilled in us by our parents, our guardians, or ourselves.

Former VP for research returns to faculty

September 5, 2018
Professor Jonathan Dordick retired from his position as vice president for research and returned to full-time faculty.
Editorial Notebook

Student re-evaluates adulthood after RPI

May 2, 2018
Winter semester—I mean spring semester—is coming to an end. That means I’m almost a senior. That means I’m almost ready to jump into adulthood, or get pushed in.
Editorial Notebook

Hard work or talent?

April 18, 2018
Talent or hard work: which leads to success? According to Google, talent is “a natural aptitude or skill.” To me, the word “natural” implies that talent is something people are born with—it can’t be developed over time.
Research Spotlight

Using high tech in circular economies

March 28, 2018
Driven by interests in humanities and science, Professor Ron Eglash conducts research surrounding “generative justice,” a research framework he has created.
Food Review

Instant noodle review

March 21, 2018
Ramen is classic to college campuses all around the US. Have we ever considered which brand is the best? Members of The Poly, including Anna Koenig ’21, Serge Piskun ’20, Crystal Vejar ’20, and I aim to find out.
On-Campus Event

Discussion challenges thoughts on faith

February 28, 2018
A conversation centered around faith, humanity, and the intersection between identity and work sprouted at the Veritas Forum last Friday.
Album Review

Timberlake is bringin’ country, flannel back

February 21, 2018
Amidst his ever-encompassing performance at the Super Bowl LII halftime show, Justin Timberlake released his fifth studio album, Man of the Woods—listed first in the Billboard Top 200 this week.
Editorial Notebook

Glass blowing checked off bucket list, studio added

February 21, 2018
I like glass. I started glass science research during my freshman year at Rensselaer, eager to learn something new and foreign.
Editorial Notebook

Growing mentally, physically from theft

January 24, 2018
My wallet was stolen. It was taken from my possession without warning or cause, and I did nothing to stop it.
Tv Review

Vibrant characters rejuvenate TV genre

January 24, 2018
Set in the ’50s, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a refreshing new comedy television series on Amazon Prime.