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Bharatanatyam is one of India’s oldest traditional dance forms and typically regarded as the mother of many forms of Indian dance. The dance is historically tied to a female community known as the Devadasi. On Friday, October 4, Malini Srinivasan performed the most classical version of a Bha…

The Hamilton Movie Theater is a familiar scene to me. Beyond my relationship to it as one of Maroon News’ movie reviewers, and it being the go-to place for movies in Hamilton, I have very fond memories of the theater. So, I was quite surprised to learn that it was under renovations. On Frida…

It has been 270 years since the founding of Alexandria, Virginia as a tobacco trading post in July of 1749. In the nearly three centuries since, the city has experienced countless transformations, which ultimately culminated in the creation of the Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial, …

Working with the Friday Night Film Series, the English Department’s Living Writers program and LGBTQ+ co-sponsored the showing of We the Animals on October 4th at 5:00 p.m. Jennifer Brice, Associate Professor of the English and Organizer of Living Writers, and Aniruddha Maitra, Associate Pro…

In an interview with MTV News after the release of It (2017), the young cast dreamed about who they would want to play their characters’ older selves in the sequel. While not everyone got what they wanted, the star-studded cast includes Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, James McAvoy, and the one…

The local Farmer’s Market, which takes place every Saturday morning on the Village Green, is a treat for all community members of Hamilton. Vendors run their own stands, selling a wide variety of goods from flowers to home goods. This event is a way for all people from near and far to come t…

The first of four panels that are a part of the new “Big Question” series took place this past Wednesday, September 18. This series will be hosted by each of the four commons, and is aimed to address big questions relating to climate change. This lecture was hosted by Colegrove Commons in Ho…

Professor of Native American Studies Emerita Carol Ann Lorenz introduced a collection of more than ten African masks and a prayer board to the Chapel House on Wednesday, September 18th. They are featured both in the lobby as well as in the basement alongside other art from around the world. …

Author John Banville visited Colgate University on Thursday, September 12 in the second edition of this semester’s Living Writers series. The Irish author read from and discussed his 2005 Booker Award-winning novel The Sea to an audience of faculty and students in Love Auditorium.

Charma Woodworth made the short drive from Vernon, New York to set up shop in Hamilton’s local farmers market on the town green on Saturday, September 21. The farmers market was bursting at the seams with students and families who came to visit campus for parent’s weekend. There were also pl…

High-speed images of a Halloween dance party flashed across the screen to a soundtrack of repetitive, mechanical noises from an envelope factory on Wednesday, September 18.

It’s Saturday morning, and you’ve just amassed an inordinate amount of raw honey from Hamilton’s farmers’ market. When was the last time you used honey? You don’t even eat honey. If you’re anything like me, these are the kinds of questions that fill your weekend with a piercing existential dread.

Dana Goldberg’s Alice is not an easy film to watch. Shown as a part of Colgate’s Friday Night Film Series on Sept. 9, the film featured a hauntingly realistic portrayal of the potential struggles of motherhood.

The Colgate Memorial Chapel was packed as five of Colgate’s best A Cappella groups took the stage on Friday, September 20. Although each individual member of the group seemed to be swaying to their own beat, the sweet sound emanating from their semicircles could only be described as the unio…

There are many good reasons for why you should read CJ’s Hauser’s latest novel Family of Origin. The book centers around a pair of estranged siblings, Elsa and Nolan Grey, as they investigate the mysterious death of their brilliant scientist father, Ian. Prior to his death, Ian Grey had cut …

Sophomore Kate Maro spent her summer fighting for refugee rights with the International Rescue Committee, a nonprofit organization working to empower refugees around the globe through education, health care and access to basic economic needs.

As part of its Friday Night Film Series, the Film and Media Studies department screened The Devil We Know on Friday, September 13. The documentary, directed by Stephanie Soechtig, sheds light on a coverup spanning decades by the DuPont Corporation to hide the dangerous effects of the chemica…

Wake up early enough and the misty mornings will confirm one thing, Autumn is beginning to seep into the air. The perfect book to mark this turn is The Birds and Other Stories by Daphne du Maurier.

Betcha you haven’t heard of Betcha unless you’re on the perpetual search for the next Strokes. But maybe you have heard of the four-piece rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. If so, you’ll know they don’t mess around like Ray Charles—but they do get down. Nashville is known as the “Music Cit…

Jenny Zhang, graduate of Stanford University and Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate visited Colgate University on Thursday, September 12 to discuss her collection of short-stories, Sour Heart, with Associate Professor of English Jennifer Brice’s Living Writers class.

I met Ashly Loibman, an environmental studies and religion double major from Nassau, Bahamas, at the Coop on a stormy Wednesday. She radiates quiet confidence, a rare quality in people our age, and the din of fellow students seemed to fade away as she spoke.

This year marks an important milestone for the Colgate community. Shortly following ALANApalooza, the Center for Women’s Studies is bursting with energy as it begins celebrating its 25th anniversary. It is a time for students to reflect upon and appreciate the opportunities that Colgate offers.

1957 was an outstanding year for Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. Often considered one of the most important film directors of all time, Bergman’s two most influential films The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries both came out in 1957 and took Bergman from a contemporary great to a director …

There are stories and there are experiences, and then there are experiences surrounded by stories: tales of wonder and what-could-have-been. The Thief and the Cobbler is one of those, and to properly introduce it, I must deliver a little history lesson. 

Netflix originals are gaining more popularity, especially as the streaming service announced its intention to release 90 films a year. Bigger budget films like Birdbox and Murder Mystery have been viral hits with high viewership ratings; lower budget films like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Bef…

Call me what you will but I have been waiting all summer for the release of the Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. For those of you not familiar, the original Dark Crystal movie was released in 1982 and was co-directed by Frank Oz and Jim Henson. That’s right, the creator of the Muppets. 

If you are an avid movie lover, Quentin Tarantino appears on the screen as a familiar name. When you go to a Tarantino movie, you expect witty dialogue, graphic satirical violence and tons of pop culture references. Most people go to Tarantino movies looking forward to these things. I certai…

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s an...asteroid? On Friday, September 6th 2019, the Ho Tung Visualization Lab presented the show “Incoming!”, flying its viewers through the solar system at warp speed, looking at how asteroids and their collisions with Earth directly impact life on this planet.…

The Picker Art Gallery debuted its newest exhibition Original Materials: The Picker Art Gallery and the Building of a Collection with an opening reception on Thursday, September 5. Admirers of art, amateur and professional alike, had an opportunity to appreciate a wide array of pieces. The w…

There are plenty of environmental and health reasons to eliminate meat, dairy, soy, and other allergens from your diet—but it can be difficult to keep them out when it comes time for dessert. Luckily, local entrepreneur Joshua Nettleton is stepping in to fix that problem with his Incredibly …

The 2017-2018 first-year reading, The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert, sparked an eco-art project that now covers the once drab Ho/Olin tunnels. The novel examines a new era of ecological change and mass extinction brought around almost entirely by humans—the proposed “Anthropocene era”.

On Saturday, April 27, the Colgate community gathered in the Memorial Chapel for the biannual Dancefest, which served as a welcome break from the mounting end-of-semester blues. The event kicked off with all of the dance groups filling the stage in a flurry of bright costumes and swirling li…

The Africana, Latin American, Asian and Native American (ALANA) Cultural Center hosted a panel and discussion on Thursday, April 25 titled “The Art of Historical Storytelling: Centering Marginalized Voices.” The speakers included Imani Ballard ’18, Diane Ciccone ’74 P’10, Kyle Bass, the Endo…

The new music initiative at The Mat has been filling Parker Commons with sound since it began this past January. Now, the series is growing and bringing the music into downtown Hamilton with The MatX series.

How are you supposed to end an era, a legacy of blockbusters and critically ac- claimed movies that have been genre-defying and trend-setting? The “Avengers” films have been a major part of our generation’s pop-culture. They’re our “Star Wars” movies, our “Lord of the Rings.” In “Avengers: E…

Check out what Arts & Features Editors Alena Maiolo and Lauren Hutton are currently listening to! 

When was the last time you saw someone get pantsed? For many, it was this past weekend, and the victim was senior George Karamanoukian. With ten members, 30 skits and 60 hilarious minutes, the Experimental Theater Company’s (ETC) last show of the year “Neither Dope, Nor Ill, Nor Bonk,” was a…

Originally from Idaho, senior Jenny Lundt was initially unsure about where she wanted to go to college and applied to Colgate by chance. When it came to making a decision, Lundt was ultimately drawn to Colgate because she was accepted to the Benton Scholars Program, a prestigious cohort of s…

A group of female students and faculty gathered in the ALANA Cultural Center for a panel discussion on the beauty and challenges of modern menstruation on Thursday, April 18. During this event, senior and women’s studies concentrator Cate Barber, the founder of the DOT for All Menstrual Cup …

Stephen King’s novels are constantly being fed into the Hollywood movie production machine, which is great, because he is a goldmine of ideas. This time, someone decided to throw “Pet Sematary” (1983) into the mix. I’ve never read a King novel, but if someone told me they were great based on…

See what writer Rose Corcoran is listening to this week. 

Originally from Ontario, Canada, senior Adam Dauda came to Colgate to continue his already successful ice hockey career.