Category Archives: Editorial/Opinion

EDITOR’S CORNER

Searching for life on Mars

Exploring questions posed by the Fermi

-+*Pondering the meaning of life is a dangerous, dangerous game. Asking questions like “why are we here?” and “are we alone?” makes some people feel uncomfortable and nervous. These are tough questions that great thinkers throughout history have continuously struggled … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL NOTEBOOK

You don’t need to feel down

How cheering others up can cheer yourself up

-+*There is too much. Too much looking in the mirror for what isn’t there instead of realizing it doesn’t need to be. Too much of this; too much of that. Too much half empty and not enough “that’s just right.” … Continue reading

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TOP HAT

Setting big goals for the upcoming semester

GM encourages all RPI students to challenge themselves within the community

-+*Hello everyone, and welcome back to RPI. I hope you all enjoyed your time away from classes, and any holidays you may have celebrated over the last few weeks. While on my break, I took a lot of time to … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Making wellbeing a winter driving priority

-+*Although December felt more like spring, winter is now truly upon us. It’s cold and windy, and we’ll probably see the campus covered in a blanket of snow soon. For the freshmen from warmer climates, make sure you are prepared. … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL NOTEBOOK

Respect in the 2016 election

Practicing consideration with differing opinions

-+*People have opinions on everything, and it’s human nature to want your opinion to be the “correct” opinion. America has just entered the beginning of an election year, and a noteworthy one to say the least. With twelve candidates polling … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL NOTEBOOK

Adagio for the East Coast

Sad college student laments ever leaving home

-+*Central Connecticut’s first line of attack comes in the form of a tangible silence; as the last stronghold of the straight-backed, stiff upper lip society that fueled the insurance industry through the better part of the 19th century, Connecticut grasped … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL NOTEBOOK

President’s fan reveals herself

-+*To the Honorable Shirley Ann “My Hero” Jackson, I want to thank you for the inspiring story that is yours. I don’t want to take this time to highlight your many accolades and accomplishments, of which are numerous and impressive. … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL NOTEBOOK

Pictures are worth 1,000 words

-+*Disclaimer: All articles and content published on December 9, 2015 are works of fiction. Any resemblance to actual persons, organizations, locations, or incidents is purely coincidental.

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Staff Editorial: Bidding a final farewell

-+*It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that The Polytechnic announces the passing of former Editor in Chief Christopher Leong. It is hard to express the sadness that fills us in such a short staff editorial. Chris, this is … Continue reading

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TOP HAT

New era for GM beings

-+*Friends, comrades, enemies, sympathizers, Allow me to be frank: the leadership of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is weak, and I won’t stand for it. As someone who has an overwhelming love for this institution, I refuse to see such a great … Continue reading

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DERBY

PU announces intent to become meanest

-+*Sup Knurds? I hope your day has been uneventful and grey. Maybe with a rough test and the good old ‘Tute Screw involved. I write today to announce my bid for Meanest Man on Campus, an annual competition hosted by … Continue reading

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Professor expresses frustration due to school

-+*To the editor, As a professor of Rochester Institute of Technology, I feel it is my duty to voice my opinion of the campus in hopes of improving the institution that I have called home for the past several. While … Continue reading

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Full issue: December 2, 2015

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Staff Editorial: Notoriety examined

-+*In light of the recent surge of violence, many people have voiced concerns with the role of media releasing the names of assailants of crimes nationwide. This presents a double-edged sword for journalists and media organizations; there exists a struggle … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL NOTEBOOKS

Survival of the studious nerds

-+*This week starts the home stretch for the fall semester. We are in the midst of the second-to-last week of classes and the workload is going to increase before finals begins. For the classes that do not have finals, final … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL NOTEBOOKS

Disappearance of respect to others

-+*Poly notebooks are a bit funny to me, because they provide me with a soapbox to preach. In general, I try to provide helpful advice on how to live better, but I rarely talk about how to be a better … Continue reading

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DERBY

Tedious budgeting process will benefit many

-+*Hey RPI! I hope everyone had a relaxing Thanksgiving Break! Now it is time to buckle down for the last two weeks of classes and push through finals so we can enjoy our extremely long winter break. Remember that the … Continue reading

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Outlook on the War on Drugs needs to be taken seriously by all

-+*I was doing some research compliance training the other day when I came across the following question: “Many of the workers now use laptops, notebooks, palmtops, PDAs and even very smart cell phones that have access to sensitive information. What … Continue reading

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EDITOR’S CORNER

Leaving with big shoes to fill

-+*I’m nearing the end of my term on The Poly this semester and graduating at the end of next. Honestly, I’m a little scared of leaving this place and saying goodbye to all my friends. Sitting at home in peace … Continue reading

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TOP HAT

Handling studying for finals efficiently

-+*Hello RPI, I hope Thanksgiving break gave you the chance to relax. Your friends and family missed you while you were diving headfirst into your work here. That being said, you only have a few weeks left, so give it … Continue reading

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