August Gehrman

Previous positions
  • Photography Coordinator January 2021 to May 2021
  • Photography Editor September 2020 to December 2020
  • Photography Coordinator May 2020 to September 2020
  • Photography Editor December 2019 to May 2020
  • Associate Photography Editor October 2019 to December 2019
  • Photography Coordinator September 2019 to October 2019
Editorial Notebook

Rendering your imagination

December 31, 2020

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.


Why you should study abroad

February 19, 2020

The Arch is fast approaching—especially for me, now that I am at the end of my sophomore year. I never really tried to become exempt from the Arch because frankly, I didn’t want to be. Since the beginning of college, I wanted to study abroad for at least one semester, and the Arch allows me to do that without worrying about transferring credit towards my major to graduate within four years.

Off-Campus Event

Year of the Rat was worth the wait

February 19, 2020

The Chinese American Student Association held their Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday. I was there to take photos for The Polytechnic, but I had a blast. I had never been to anything like it before, and sure the food was subpar as it was American Chinese food catered by Sodexo, but the celebration featured a variety of performances from a dragon dance, to a performance on the guzheng—a traditional Chinese string instrument, even including a multitude of dance routines by the group Eighth Wonder.

Off-Campus Event

‘Tis the season to be German

December 20, 2019

Many gathered at the Eastside Troy Christkindlmarket to welcome the Christmas season in german-style this Saturday evening.


My issues with Tesla's new truck

December 15, 2019

Elon Musk revealed Tesla’s newest production model, a truck, that many have been anticipating for a while now with lots of concepts and guesses being made about its design on November 21st.

On-Campus Event

Rensselaer Concert Choir delivers angelic performance

November 26, 2019

The Rensselaer Concert Choir gave a breathtaking performance in the Chapel + Cultural Center on Sunday night. The concert included pieces from composers that stretched across a timespan of almost five centuries—from the mid-sixteenth up to the mid-twentieth century.

On-Campus Event

Students enjoy delicious desserts for Turkey Day

November 26, 2019

Students chow down at the Mueller Center while learning traditions, history, and fun facts about Thanksgiving Day in the United States of America.


Gallery: Engineers dominate Ithaca Bombers

November 13, 2019

On Saturday the high temperature might’ve been 39 degrees, but Rensselaer Football defeated the Ithaca Bombers 38‒12 on Saturday. With this victory, RPI makes their record 3‒2 with one game remaining away against Union College on November 16.

On-Campus Event

PSS: Looking on the bright side of campus

November 12, 2019

WeR, a student organization that promotes spirit on campus, held the ceremony for the lighting of the trees on the walkway between the ’86 Field and the Ricketts Building on November 4. The gathering was a pleasant break from classes with performances by the Rusty Pipes and Rensselyrics, as well as complimentary hot chocolate and sweets to take the edge off a chilly night.