Gavin MacKenzie

Kirkland, WA. Home of Costco, Amazon, Microsoft, and Gavin! Gavin is a junior Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering dual major who loves cars.

Previous positions
  • Features Coordinator September 2023 to December 2023
  • Managing Editor December 2022 to September 2023
  • Contributing Editor October 2022 to December 2022
  • Features Coordinator September 2022 to October 2022
Editorial Notebook

Why I love dad side quests

September 5, 2023

Managing Editor Gavin MacKenzie ’25 discusses the benefits of holding the flashlight for your dad.

Executive Board

E-Board approves funding reallocation for UPAC to host Field Day

April 19, 2023

UPAC General was approved for a funding reallocation to host a Field day on April 23. For the last day of classes on April 26, UPAC comedy has invited two comedians to perform in the McNeil Room. RPI Wrestling received an additional subsidy to cover a portion of the cost for the team to travel to their national tournament in Puerto Rico.

Editorial Notebook

Formula 1’s racist race fans

February 8, 2023

Managing Editor Gavin MacKenzie ’25 writes about the toxic environment Formula 1 fans have created.

Executive Board

RPI Club Softball gains Union recognition

February 1, 2023

RPI Club Softball gained Union recognition, RPI Ballroom received subsidies for extra private lessons, RPI Playhouse reallocated funds for lighting equipment, several clubs were “sunset”, and Raven Levitt ’26 was confirmed as the Business Operations Chair.

Editorial Notebook

The problem with copyrighting music

December 8, 2022

I believe the idea behind copyrighting media is fair, but we’ve reached the point where it is no longer feasible or realistic to apply copyright rules to music.


Exploring EMPAC

December 8, 2022

Being fully open for the first time since COVID-19 is a big deal for EMPAC. Students can walk in from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays and 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays to study and hang out. Contributing Editor Gavin MacKenzie ’25 explores what EMPAC has to offer, including its various venues, events, in-house research, and more.

Executive Board

Senate, CSSA, DDR, CSA get funding approved

December 7, 2022

The Executive Board approved funding reallocations for the Senate’s annual survey, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association’s Lunar New Year Celebrations, the Dance Dance Revolution’s game pad repairs, and approved the starter budget for the Caribbean Student Association.

Executive Board

Club mailboxes removed from Student Government Suite club library

November 2, 2022

The Executive Board unanimously passed a motion to remove the club mailboxes from the Student Government Suite club library.

Executive Board

Political club RPI Sunrise gains Union affiliation

October 4, 2022

RPI Sunrise was granted Union affiliation, and the Badminton, ACHA Hockey, and Union Show Tech clubs all received subsidy reallocations.

Women's Soccer

Engineers dubbed victorious against Knights

September 17, 2022

The Engineers beat Mount Saint Mary College 5–2 in their return to home after a three-game road trip. RPI plays their next home game against Utica on September 27.