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Cherry and White

In 1947, Samuel Rezneck (Professor of History at the Institute) replied to a researcher who asked why the Institute had adopted cherry and white as its school colors. We have Rezneck’s response to the query which reveals some colorful articles … Continue reading

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Respect the “Seal”

I often browse through old issues of The Polytechnic looking for answers to burning questions. Today’s question brought me to the 1925 issues. Sometimes I happen to read headlines, articles or ads that make me smile. Allow me to share … Continue reading

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Pushball is back!

Winter Carnival is this weekend and I’m excited to see a couple of old traditions being resurrected for the event. There have been attempts to bring back Pushball, but I think this will be the first organized game in a … Continue reading

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at the beginning of the Hockey Line

The Hockey Line is a long standing (no pun intended) tradition at RPI.  When and why did it start?  Before 1972, student tickets rotated through sections on the North and West sides during the season so that everyone had a … Continue reading

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Winter Carnival

Mid-winter fesitivities with various names have come and gone over the years at Rensselaer. In 1949, the Junior class planned a Snowflake Saturnalia dance in lieu of the Junior Prom. The Rensselaer Outing Club (ROC) organized outdoor activities during the … Continue reading

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