Shardul Joshi

Previous positions
  • Associate Copy Editor December 2021 to February 2022
  • Contributing Editor April 2021 to December 2021
  • Editorial/Opinion Editor May 2020 to April 2021
  • Associate Editorial/Opinion Editor March 2020 to May 2020
  • Editorial/Opinion Coordinator January 2020 to March 2020
  • Associate News Editor September 2019 to December 2019
Editorial Notebook

Kraft, Mac and Cheese: a new era for the Patriots

November 12, 2021

The last few New England Patriots seasons have been tough to watch for their fans, especially since they got used to the 20-year dynasty with quarterback Tom Brady at the helm. Contributing Editor and Patriots fan Shardul Joshi ’23 recounts the last few seasons for the team and discusses what this season’s performance indicates for the future.

Editorial Notebook

Rank the vote

October 23, 2020

With the 2020 Presidential Election fast approaching, we have heard the term ranked-choice voting thrown around a lot. However, before the voting system can be widely adopted, it is important for voters to understand how the ballot works.

Student Senate

Senate hears presentations regarding peace officer bill

March 6, 2020

The Senate met to hear two presentations regarding the New York State Senate Bill S7645 on February 24. One was given by Vice President for Student Life Peter Konwerski, who was accompanied by other members of Rensselaer’s administration, while the other presentation was given by members of Rensselaer for Ethics in Science, Engineering, and Technology.

Student Senate

Increase in Judicial Board alternate members pending

March 4, 2020

The Senate heard a proposal to increase the number of alternate members of the Judicial Board due to complications that arose because of the Arch. The amendment will need to be approved by the student body during Grand Marshal Week elections.

Student Senate

Counseling Center recommendations endorsed

November 15, 2019

The Senate passed a motion to endorse the Counseling Center recommendations, expressed support for the establishment of “Hail! Dear Old Rensselaer!” as the school’s official fight song, and heard reports from various senators on Monday.

Executive Board

Dungeons and Dragons, RPI Yu-Gi-Oh! now Union-recognized clubs

November 6, 2019

The Executive Board met on Halloween to vote on club requests for budgets and official Union recognitions.

Editorial Notebook

I'm addicted to Mario Kart Tour

October 23, 2019

About one month ago, Mario Kart Tour released on the iOS and Android app stores. Since then, playing has been a daily practice for me, probably too much so. In playing as often as I do, I have found it to be my all-time favorite mobile game, but it still doesn’t capture the essence of previous Mario Kart games.

Student Senate

Meeting reveals numerous student concerns

October 16, 2019

The Student Senate met on October 7 to listen to reports from senators about the state of each of their constituencies. Additionally, there was a report from Grand Marshal Meagan Lettko ’20.

Rensselaer Union

Dominoes delayed, funding approval recently granted

October 11, 2019

The “Dominoes Project” is a series of club, organization, and business location shifts throughout the Union, approved in an Executive Board meeting last spring. The plan was set to be executed over the summer; it is now the Fall semester and there are still some dominoes left to topple.

Student Senate

Hiring of director of sustainability urged

October 9, 2019

During its second meeting of the year, the Student Senate approved Executive Board appointments and passed a motion in support of the Climate Action Plan presented by the Student Sustainability Task Force.

Executive Board

Office of sole Greek administrator moved to Union

September 12, 2019

The Executive Board caught up to speed in their first meeting back from the Summer break. The Board’s primary focus was discussion regarding updates on the “dominoes project” approved last spring, accompanied by position appointments and general announcements.