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Fiction/Drama (Graduate)

Supernothing by Nicole Zumpano Centereach is located, exactly as it claims, smack dab in the center of Long Island.  Drive twenty minutes in one direction and you’re at the North Shore, twenty minutes in the other and you’ve reached the South.  Walk twenty minutes in any direction, and you’re going to get sloshed. Try as… Keep Reading

Essay (Undergraduate)

Fundamentalism Re-Emerges Into the American Public Sphere by Ashley Lewis According to Susan Harding, fundamentalism has continually been stigmatized throughout the media as this “cultural ‘other’” separate from our own modern world (Harding 374).  The modernist narrative uses key terms and phrases such as bigoted, racist, militant, and “unfit for modern life” to vividly depict… Keep Reading

Poetry (Undergraduate)

Poetry 2nd Place: The Artist and His Admirer (a suite of three poems by the same name) By Ainsley Pinkowitz   1. The Artist and His Admirer Allow me to paint a picture of you, my sweet, Your burning sapphire eyes give you away with the swirl of my brush, The wood of nature moved… Keep Reading

Poetry (Graduate)

Poetry (Graduate) An American Summer by Simon Ellis 1.         Ext. Establishing shot   Endless city by the endless ocean pacific you roll on   neighbourhoods breaking against the freeways   green sea-spume road signs washing over the shore   sunset undertow dragging me out unresisting   to yield myself to the warmth of your inimitable… Keep Reading

Fiction/Drama (Graduate)

All God’s Children by Michael Rancourt The door made a hollow sound in the empty apartment as Merry closed it behind her, cutting off her view of boxes and tea-chests stacked in a room with bare walls where once curtains and pictures had hung. With an easy grace and a soft rustle she slipped off… Keep Reading


Pros and Cons of a Single Apartment

Pros: You can keep your place as clean (or messy) as you want it to be. You didn’t do the dishes yesterday. Or the day before. Or even the day before that. Who’s going to complain to you? Nobody. And you don’t have to complain to your nonexistent roommate either, because he certainly didn’t leave… Keep Reading

#12.1/Blog/News Analysis

Interview with Jonathan Karsh ’16

SW: You will be living in gender-neutral housing next year as part of the first year that RPI is offering it. Why were you interested in gender-neutral housing? JK: The main reason I’m interested in gender-neutral housing is because I wanted to have a chance to live with a group of people I knew I… Keep Reading


Hardcore Parkour

 by Cassondra Brayfield Have you ever walked to class and noticed a gathering of barefoot people hopping around on the stones next to the JEC? Or were you heading down to Blitman only to be surprised by an assembly of young men dashing up the approach on all fours, like a horde of crazy jungle… Keep Reading


Finnbar’s Pub

by Molly Kogan After stuffing an entire fried mashed potato ball into my mouth at the Off-Campus Student Fair, curiosity about Finnbar’s Pub filled my head. I took a walk down the Approach to interview the owner of Finnbar’s Pub, Sean Costello. Finnbar’s Pub opened this summer on July 27th. Although the pub is located… Keep Reading


X’s to O’s Vegan Bakery

by Elizabeth Anderson At the corner of 4th Street and State Street in downtown Troy is a small bakery known as X’s to O’s Vegan Bakery. Enter the door and the workers will smile with a greeting. Cakes and other treats adorn the counter, and next to it stands a bakery display full of cookies,… Keep Reading


Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18 – Harviestoun Brewery

Beer Review by Harrison Dean $13.49/bottle It’s staring at me. Pitch black, like oil sludge. I present to you Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18. This is easily one of the most massive beers I’ve reviewed. Harviestoun takes an old ale with big chocolate and malt notes, and then ages it in oak casks that were… Keep Reading


Why I Should not be a T.A.

By Cassondra Brayfield I had the honor and privilege to obtain a T.A. job for the class Engineering Processes. They had been looking for someone to take the job and the only requirement is that you have taken the class before. Since my mom had been on my case about making some money I said,… Keep Reading


The 5 Most Irresponsible Uses of Radiation in History

5. The Revigator The 20s were a simpler time. Prohibition had finally done away with alcohol forever and Americans needed something else to slowly destroy them from the inside out. Fortunately, through one man’s vision and a profound misunderstanding of science, the Revigator was created. Essentially a water bubbler lined with uranium ore, this device… Keep Reading


Issue 12.1

Issue Date: 5/06/2013 Culture Gender-Neutral Housing: An Interview with Jonathan Karsh ’16 Hardcore Parkour Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18 – Harviestoun Brewery X’s to O’s Vegan Bakery Finnbar’s Pub Humor The 5 Most Irresponsible Uses of Radiation in History Why I Should not be a T.A. Pros and Cons of a Single Apartment Editorial &… Keep Reading

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