Riley Sobel

Sports Editor

Riley is a freshman Mechanical Engineer from Ramsey, New Jersey. Her favorite book is Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Previous positions
  • Associate Sports Editor October 2023 to April 2024
  • Sports Coordinator September 2023 to October 2023

Engineers remain on top after split with Yellowjackets

April 24, 2024

No. 1 Rensselaer split their doubleheader against No. 2 Rochester this Saturday, winning 6-4 before losing 4-2. They still hold the top spot in the Liberty League.

Student Senate

Conflict among Senators puts Executive Board operations in jeopardy

April 24, 2024

The Student Senate approved only four members of the Executive Board out of a planned sixteen after Ria Massoni ’24G called for more transparent operations within student government. The remaining members still await confirmation before the end of the semester if the E-Board is to remain functional this summer.

Men'S Lacrosse

Engineers remain undefeated in win against Union

April 17, 2024

RPI’s Engineers outscored the Union Chargers in three quarters of their game on Saturday, securing a 16-12 victory. Midfielder Luke Murphy led the way for RPI with six goals scored. RPI’s goalkeeper Joseph Perry made 18 saves on 30 shots.


Engineers split with Chargers in double header

April 10, 2024

The Engineers won 5-3 in their first game against the Chargers on Saturday before falling to them 2-1.

Student Senate

Elections Commission addresses GM Week election

April 3, 2024

After the first tie for Grand Marshal in GM Week history, the Elections Commission is eager to improve the voting process. Also, controversy surrounding the endorsement of GM candidate Vivian Rost-Nasshan ’26 by current Grand Marshal Ben Viner ’24 was discussed.

Student Senate

Provost discusses first year at Rensselaer

March 23, 2024

In the last Student Senate meeting before Grand Marshal Week, Provost Rebecca Doerge meets with members to discuss her first year at Rensselaer.

Editorial Notebook

Why you should watch Severance

March 13, 2024

Associate Sports Editor Riley Sobel ’27 recommends the Apple TV+ original show, Severance, created by Dan Erickson.

Executive Board

Rensselaer Voices for Palestine gets affiliation, RPI ambulance receives subsidy

February 28, 2024
The first motion of the night was for Rensselaer Voices for Palestine to become a Union-affiliated club.
Student Senate

New amendment added to GM Week ballot, road safety project discussed

February 14, 2024

A new motion to alter the Constitution to use more gender inclusive language was added to the ballot for Grand Marshal Week. Also, discussion began for a new Student Senate project focusing on pedestrian safety on campus.

Student Senate

Discussions begin on changes to Union constitution

February 13, 2024

The Student Senate discussed a new amendment to the Union Constitution that would alter the election process for Student Government positions.

Editorial Notebook

Horror movies are really for Christmas

November 28, 2023

Associate Sports Editor Riley Sobel ’27 explains why horror movies are best after Halloween.

Executive Board

Budget released for Fiscal Year 2025

November 20, 2023

The Executive Board prepared for the release of Fiscal Year 2025 budgets.

Student Senate

Senate calls for “transparency” on healthcare

October 24, 2023

Julie Barringer ‘23G discussed RPI’s recent decision to change their health insurance plan from CDPHP to MVP. She intends to increase transparency on healthcare decisions between the Student Health Center and the student body. The Senate passed a motion to solidify their ownership of the Supplemental Course Materials project.

Executive Board

E-Board honors Union donor, Young Democratic Socialists of America gets affiliated

October 4, 2023

In a jam-packed meeting, the Executive Board honored Union donor Jon Kessler ’79, ’82G, who pledged to donate $1 million to the Union over the next five years. Additionally, The E-Board granted a subsidy request to ACHA Hockey, approved fundraising and tabling motions for RPI Dance Team, and approved the affiliations for Young Democratic Socialists of America and the Rensselaer Philosophy Society. Four clubs were sunset, Conversation Corner and Mandarin Club, Isshinryu Karate, Juggling Club, and Kung Fu Club.

Student Senate

Freshman Elections Handbook approved, Mercer XLab completes renovations

October 4, 2023

A new Freshman Elections Handbook was approved. The Mercer XLab finished renovations and is now open to the public upon request. Also, Timothy Miles ’24 and Adrian Alicea-Roman ’23G were appointed as Inter-Fraternity Council Senator and Community Relations Committee Chairperson, respectively.