Avery Sommer

Previous positions
  • Technology Coordinator January 2020 to May 2020
  • Photography Editor September 2019 to December 2019
  • Associate Photography Editor April 2019 to September 2019
Cultural Event

PSS: Troy transported back in time

December 13, 2019
Troy hosted its 37th annual Victorian Stroll to welcome the holidays in an old-fashioned way on Sunday.
The Arch

Student survey reveals negative views of Arch

November 20, 2019

A survey conducted by the Student Senate showed that 78 percent of respondents were unsatisfied with the Arch after they participated in it. 94 percent of respondents thought that students should be able to live in off-campus housing during the Arch. 64 percent of respondents said they would not participate in the Arch if it were optional.


Spooky pumpkin painting for Halloween

November 6, 2019

This past week, students gathered in the Mueller Center to paint decorations in honor of Halloween. They were provided the pumpkins as well as many different colors of acrylic paint. Students were able to get creative and have fun in the midst of the hectic midterm season.

Editorial Notebook

Why you should fall in love with Tetris

September 18, 2019

I play Tetris every day. Some days it’s just for 10 minutes, others it’s for upwards of four hours. It’s not something that I think or plan to do, it’s just something that happens whenever I sit down at my desk or open my laptop to do work. It’s not a problem—most of the time. There, of course, are times that I find myself saying “just one more game” a little too often when I’m supposed to be doing work—or writing this.

On-Campus Event

Welcoming incoming freshmen with a Fest

September 11, 2019

Welcome Fest, the penultimate Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond event for the incoming class, started off with the traditional handshake from President Shirley Ann Jackson at the Approach.


TeamRPI Overwatch wins local championship

April 10, 2019
During the weekend of March 30 and 31, TeamRPI Overwatch and RPI League of Legends competed in their first major tournament showing at The Hudson Valley Gamer Con.
Executive Board

Clubhouse Pub expansion approved

March 27, 2019
On March 14, during the second-to-last Executive Board meeting of the year, President of the Union Justin Etzine revealed a plan to maximize utilization of the Rensselaer Union real estate.