“Ecomodernists” envision utopia—but what about war?

For an in-class exercise, I like asking students: “What’s your utopia?” I tell them that utopias aren’t fashionable these days; “utopian” is generally employed in a derogatory sense, meaning naively optimistic. Some cynics insist that our utopian yearnings invariably lead to disaster. That conclusion is far too pessimistic. We humans, in spite of our flaws,…

Est quod est

As classes end and this semester (finally) comes to a close, I don’t think I could be more happy. Overall, this semester has been my worst to date at Stevens, both academically and mentally. (Mom, if you’re reading this—don’t worry; it’s all good.) Why? The main reason behind my slight drop in grades and the…

Letter to the editor

By Stephen Walter Enduring any length of time at Stevens can give a student plenty to complain about, I have certainly done my share over my four years here. Complaining is a necessary part of our culture. It allows us to vent and navigate through this without tons of pent up frustration. But the vast…

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Tau Beta Pi holds 5k to support Alzheimer’s Foundation

Pier A in Hoboken was filled with over 200 runners for Tau Beta Pi’s Pi Mile Run last Saturday. Tau Beta Pi is the nation’s second oldest honor society, and the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. The NJ Alpha chapter at Stevens is the fourth oldest chapter and was founded in…

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Upright Citizens Brigade performs in Jacobus Lounge

The Upright Citizens Brigade took the stage last Friday in Jacobus Lounge to perform an improv comedy show. Four young comedians from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York used audience-provided topics to set up several improvised sketches, some of which went off the rails. The comics opened up the show by asking the…

From duckling to duck

About one year ago, I committed to Stevens Institute of Technology. I was so excited to be part of “the class that brought the sunshine with them.” A few short months later, I moved into my new home – just a newly hatched duckling. I didn’t know Howe to find my way around campus or…

We are gamers

I can’t believe this will be my last official column of the year already. With that said, this week’s column will be about people who play games, instead of individual games. After all, electronic entertainment is nothing without the people playing with and enjoying it, correct? Especially since we are at a tech school, video…