Author Archives: The Poly

Staff Editorial

Calendar inconveniences

*+-This year, classes began on Monday, January 26, for the Spring 2015 semester, one week later than classes usually start. This slightly longer winter break caused all following weeks in the academic year to be pushed forward as well. For … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEW

Inside Out paints vivid, emotional picture

RILEY ANDERSEN’S PERSONIFIED EMOTIONS INFLUENCE Riley’s mind. The characters are Anger, Disgust, Joy, Fear, and Sadness, from left to right.

*+-Since a substantial part of my major has to do with animation stuff, as well as making stuff in my free time, you could say I was excited to see what Pixar had up their sleeve with Inside Out. Pixar … Continue reading

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CAPITAL DISTRICT

Local pizza sign causes misunderstanding

THE CUSATO’S SIGN WAS ORIGINALLY CHANGED on June 16, 11 days before the photo was posted on Facebook.

*+-On June 27, a photo surfaced on an online RPI-related Facebook group that showed a Cusato’s Pizzeria sign with a message that read “HAPPY 4TH / GOD PLEASE / FORGIVE N BLESS / USA.” The sign, found outside the Schenectady … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL NOTEBOOK

Five tips for starting at RPI

*+-Hi 2019! If you’re reading this, you’re probably going through one of the exciting segments of Student Orientation, or maybe even NRB! Regardless, welcome to RPI! I know that myself and all of the current students are very excited to … Continue reading

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TV SERIES REVIEW

Scream reboot proves promising on TV scream

SCREAM: THE TV SERIES PREMIERED on MTV on June 20, 2015. The show is an adaptation of the film series Scream , which was first released on December 12, 1997.

*+-There have been so many reboots of classic movies over the past couple of years, and honestly I’m getting a little sick of it. So when I heard that MTV was going to air a TV series version of Scream … Continue reading

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Uncle Sam’s birthplace proud of its stars and stripes

A HISTORICAL TROY FIRE DEPARTMENT FIRE ENGINE MAKES ITS WAY down 4th Street in Troy’s annual Flag Day parade. The parade included numerous pieces of TFD’s apparatus, the Patriot Guard Riders, the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office, Melrose Fire Department, marching bands and drum corps, and many other local groups.

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Staff Editorial

StuGov transparency

*+-Over the past few terms, student leaders across many organizations have worked hard to create a more transparent student union. The Poly began covering Executive Board meetings regularly, the Student Senate and the E-Board both began using social media frequently … Continue reading

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TV SERIES REVIEW

Game of Thrones deviates from books

TYRION LANNISTER, PLAYED BY PETER DINKLAGE, PLAYS a major part in season five of Game of Thrones .

*+-Since I’ve written on Game of Thrones multiple times for the paper, it should be known I am a huge fan of the show and books. As I’ve said before, I believe both mediums allow for George R.R. Martin to … Continue reading

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E-BOARD

E-Board communicates electronically over summer

THE RENSSELAER UNION BOOKSTORE HAS BEEN VACATED in preparation of the upcoming opening of the Rensselaer Collegiate Store.

*+-The Executive Board communicated electronically in the past few weeks to resolve issues surrounding the Rensselaer Union Bookstore just before the end of the semester. Because most E-Board members are away from Rensselaer during the summer, President of the Union … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Jumping into new experiences

*+-Here’s a quick story I would like to share with you. I was nervous to leave home to come to RPI, but one week later after arriving on August 19, 2014, I found myself getting mustard poured on my head … Continue reading

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ALBUM REVIEW

Hudson Mohawke lights up summer with Lantern

ELECTRONIC ARTIST HUDSON MOHAWKE RELEASED his second album, Lantern, which offers both faster and slower BPMs, with a slight chiptune influence.

*+-Preceded by an ominous trailer and an unfathomable amount of hype, the album Lantern was released by Hudson Mohawke on June 15. Lantern features a unique combination of haunting sounds, chiptune melodies, and piercing vocals that has never been heard … Continue reading

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Incident blotter: Student punched in face during Senior Week Cruise, odor of gasoline in JEC

Information provided by Public Safety Investigator Terrance Burns

*+-Thursday, May 14 East Campus Athletic Village Suspicious Person: A student reported that an unknown individual asked for the location of Lake George from a vehicle. The reporting person claimed the person driving the car was acting suspiciously, and ran … Continue reading

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Top Hat

Rensselaer includes more than just academics

*+-Hey future and present students, Since the majority of you left me in Troy, I’m going to write about what you should look forward to in the coming year if you’re a new student, and touch on what is the … Continue reading

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RESIDENCE LIFE

Quad undertakes summer renovations

Duncan and Cahill, Inc. replaces windows, bathrooms, sheetrock and plaster, and furniture

CONSTRUCTION WORKERS MOVE in and out of Quad Residence Hall during the summer renovations. Phase I is currently underway, with phase II scheduled for next summer.

*+-New renovations in Quad Residence Hall will update some of the 100-year-old facilities with dorms receiving their first major overhaul since the 1970s, and almost everything but the internal walls are being replaced. Duncan and Cahill, Inc., a Troy-based company, … Continue reading

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ENROLLMENT

Wexler appointed VP

VP of Enrollment will oversee Office of Financial Aid

JONATHAN WEXLER HAS HELD admissions-related positions at other institutions.

*+-President Jackson announced the appointment of Jonathan Wexler to the position of vice president for enrollment management. Wexler will assume the role on Wednesday, July 15 after serving as vice president for enrollment management for Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, … Continue reading

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ADMINISTRATION

Brond resigns

DAVID BROND OVERSAW the creation of the student social media ambassador program at RPI.

*+-On June 1, 2015, President Shirley Ann Jackson announced the resignation of David Brond from the position of vice president for strategic communications and external relations, which took effect on June 12, 2015. Brond, who assumed the position on April … Continue reading

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Full issue: July 13, 2015

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Rensselaer Union

J-Board rules Executive Board actions unconstitutional

Closed meeting minutes to be released; adherence to Constitution and bylaws advised

*+-Judicial Board Chairman Anthony Barbieri ’15 released a formal decision on the constitutionality of actions taken by the previous Executive Board with regards to the RPI Bookstore on Friday, May 22. The ruling comes ten days after The Polytechnic released a … Continue reading

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Rensselaer Union

BREAKING: E-Board passes motion on Bookstore in unpublicized meeting

J-Board case reportedly submitted against E-Board

*+-The Executive Board convened for a meeting at 1 pm on Friday, May 15. In the meeting, the status of negotiations related to the bookstore were discussed, and a motion regarding the bookstore was passed unanimously. Unfortunately, because The Polytechnic … Continue reading

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Full Issue: May 13, 2015

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