Namish Gali

Features Editor


namish@poly.rpi.edu

Previous positions
  • Associate Features Editor September 2018 to April 2019
Downtown Troy

Troy’s thriving eateries celebrate Restaurant Week

September 11, 2019

Restaurant week is a celebration of the diverse, dandy, and dapper dining establishments of Troy, NY. It runs from September 9 to September 15, and special deals are offered just for the week. These are a selection of restaurants in Downtown Troy that members of the Polytechnic enjoy.

On-Campus Event

RPI Players enthralls, impresses with Sweeney Todd

April 17, 2019
As much as I enjoyed the play RPI Players put on for An Evening of Performance, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street was unlike anything I saw from them so far.
Club Spotlight

Behind the scenes with RPI Players

April 12, 2019
I will admit that I’ve never been particularly interested in drama or theater, but after seeing RPI Players’ Evening of Performance, my interest was piqued.
Movie Review

Shazam! is the DC film we’ve been waiting for

April 3, 2019
Last weekend I had a choice between watching an early screening of Shazam! or watching Captain Marvel.
Editorial Notebook

What the Student Senate should do for you

March 26, 2019
The Student Senate is the chief legislative body of RPI’s student government that works to improve student life and provide a voice to student concerns.
Movie Review

The Hidden World wraps up trilogy with a soulful conclusion

March 13, 2019
“20 years ago, filmmakers had to put their heart and soul into computer-animated films,” I ranted to my friend in the theater.
Empac Event

Talk cancelled as situation in Venezuela turns dire

March 13, 2019
Ileana Ramírez was scheduled to speak at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center about the Venezuelan and Latin American cultural scene during ongoing political crisis in Venezuela on Monday.
On-Campus Event

Veronica Taylor shares life experiences with fans

February 27, 2019
The panel featuring Veronica Taylor during Genericon was held in the largest room in the Darrin Communications Center—a good choice when considering how many fans showed up.
Interview

Record-holding goaltender Lovisa Selander talks childhood, goals

February 27, 2019
Lovisa Selander—a senior studying Chemical Engineering, and captain and goaltender for RPI’s women’s Ice Hockey team—has recently broken the record for women’s hockey NCAA Division I career saves, with a total of over 3,800 for her collegiate career.
Editorial Notebook

Building a culture of understanding

February 27, 2019
Up until recently, I didn’t realize that my name was somewhat racially ambiguous. According to the US Census Bureau, in the year I was born only 37 percent of people with my last name were of Asian descent.
Campus Event

Union After Dark offers variety of entertainment

February 20, 2019
On Friday, Union After Dark: Showcase Edition kicked off with a stand-up performance from Fumi Abe, a comedian based in New York City.
Tv Series Review

The Dragon Prince explores the pain of growing up

February 20, 2019
The Dragon Prince was, in my humble opinion, the best new Netflix original series to debut last year.
Show Review

Evening of Performance offers unique spin on comedy

February 7, 2019
I don’t have a lot of experience with theater or much knowledge about the medium. So, right until the lights dimmed, I found myself questioning whether I’d enjoy RPI Players’ Audience, a play by Michael Frayn, or whether I’d just not “get it.” All that changed when the play started; the storyline follows the antics of a typical audience watching a play.
Movie Review

Aquaman lacks originality, falls short

February 6, 2019
It’s no secret that the DC Comics’ Extended Universe isn’t exactly setting the ratings charts on fire.
Tv Series Review

3 Below: ingenious addition to Tales of Arcadia

January 16, 2019
3 Below is a show that’s part of Tales of Arcadia, a fictional universe consisting of a trilogy of TV shows created by Guillermo Del Toro, animated by Dreamworks and hosted by Netflix.
Editorial Notebook

My experience with loneliness

December 5, 2018
“Why didn’t you come, Namish?” asked my then best friend. “I … I didn’t know about it,” I stammered, desperately trying to avoid the phrase “I wasn’t invited.” This was the last day of middle school.
Campus Event

Brave Space: a forum for students to express themselves

November 28, 2018
Brave Space is an open forum for students to talk about about issues or experiences that concern them and bring about positive change at RPI, hosted by the Multicultural Leadership Council alongside the Black Students’ Alliance and facilitated by Assistant Director of Student Activities Miciah Yehudah.
Tv Series Review

Netflix animation She-Ra disappoints

November 28, 2018
I never saw myself watching this show; but after hearing about the controversies it stirred up, I was intrigued enough to give the show a try, and I actually enjoyed myself in the process.
Movie Review

Green Book comments on racism, importance of friendship

November 14, 2018
When dealing with racism, some films, like The Blind Side or Crash (2004) aim to stir up tensions and divide critics.
Tv Series

Castlevania: a graphic, riveting animated fantasy

November 14, 2018
Movies and TV shows developed from video games are notorious for being complete garbage. This perception has been a trend that only a few have been able to unlatch themselves from.
Tv Series

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina ends on a suspenseful high note

November 7, 2018
Before watching The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, I would’ve claimed that Netflix has yet to produce a dark, serious, compelling, live-action teenage drama.
Campus Event

Union After Dark features Black Tie Stereo, student performances

November 7, 2018
On Saturday, the McNeil Room was cleared of tables to make room for Union After Dark: Board Games Edition with Black Tie Stereo, a four-piece pop band based out of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Event Review

Spirits, specters, storytelling at RPI

October 31, 2018
“Colleges are great places to find ghost stories. They are old, and are places with lots of extreme emotion,” said Maeve McEneny, our tour guide.
Tv Review

Making a Murderer kills it

October 31, 2018
When Making a Murderer first arrived on Netflix in late 2015, it caused a maelstrom of unrest, excitement, hate, and righteous fury among those who’d watched it.
Tv Series Review

Hilda, a new Netflix cartoon with potential

October 24, 2018
There’s been a resurgence of new, quality cartoons lately. However, most are no longer on traditional networks, such as Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon; they’re on Netflix, and Hilda is another solid addition to its portfolio.
Editorial Notebook

Matters of life and death: every bit helps

October 17, 2018
I remember reading a story about a man named Kevin Hines. In September of 2000, he, a 19 year old college student, dropped all his classes and took a bus to the Golden Gate Bridge, crying hysterically all the way.
Empac Event

Goebel explains the future of computers as time capsules

October 17, 2018
“And then we have the marriage in the heavens[…]we have a clock and a calculator. Had they decided to get married, they’d beget computers,” said Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center Director Johannes Goebel in the introduction of his talk.
Tv Series Review

My Hero Academia: best current modern anime

October 10, 2018
My Hero Academia has been the single most popular Japanese anime since its launch in 2016. It’s captured the hearts and minds of millions in Japan, America, and people across the world—and for good reason.
Movie Review

First Man, a modern masterpiece

October 10, 2018
There are precious few experiences in life that give you a euphoric high like a truly amazing movie does, but those types of films are hard to come by.
Tv Show Review

The Dragon Prince grabs attention of animated fantasy audiences

October 3, 2018
Netflix’s track record of putting out good animated shows has been fairly solid, with titles like Dragons, BoJack Horseman, Trollhunters, and Voltron.
Tv Show Review

BoJack Horseman Season 5: a great addition to a phenomenal show

September 26, 2018
Since its launch in 2014, the Netflix original BoJack Horseman has risen to unprecedented levels of popularity both with critics and audiences alike.
On-Campus Event

Chris Mooney discusses state of climate change

September 12, 2018
“41 is the number I want you to remember. 41 billion tons of carbon dioxide is being released by humans every year.