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A University rewilding project brought a variety of plants to the upper hill behind the new residence halls, Pinchin Hall and Burke Hall. The project began in conjunction with the construction of the new residence halls and is part of Colgate’s larger plan for landscaping upper campus. The e…

The week of November 4 marked Geography Week at Colgate. One of the most exciting events of this week was the Mapathon which occurred on Thursday, November 6. 

Enthusiasm for the outdoors radiated across campus on Thursday, November 7 when Outdoor Education and the Shaw Wellness Institute co-hosted the 3rd annual  No Man’s Land Film Festival, an international film festival that empowers athletes in the world of outdoor adventure. 

Activist and former prisoner Kenneth E. Hartman visited Colgate to speak about his experience while incarcerated, as well as his work in criminal justice system reform on Friday, November 5. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, CORE 152 and Peace and Conflict Studies, the even…

The Division of Social Sciences hosted Visiting Professor of Black Studies Dr. Dominique C. Hill ’05 for the Brown Bag “Traversing Spaces of Carcerality: Black Girl Pedagogies and Other Experiments in Critical Fabulation” on Thursday, November 7 as a part of their Luncheon Seminar Series. Hi…

The Manhattan String Quartet, which  has been in-residence at Colgate since 1988, played a concert on Friday, November 8 sponsored by the CORE and Music departments. The quartet has a long and storied career—with highlights such as a full tour of the Soviet Union in 1985, success in sold-out…

1. “The Word 2” by Shigeo Sekito

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Students escaped the cold of Colgate’s first snowfall with The MAT’s Night of Comedy on Thursday, November 7. Charred Goosebeak, Colgate Stand Up and the Experimental Theater Company (ETC) teamed up for the first joint performance by all three of  Colgate’s comedy groups. Due to its populari…

On Friday, November 1, the Bolivian music group, Música de Maestros, concluded their two-week residency at Colgate with an ardent performance in Colgate’s chapel.

1. “Objects in the Mirror - Live” by Mac Miller

When word of Kanye’s new albumbegan to spread, my friends and I began to ride the Kanye hype train. We listened to all of his old albums in the time leading up to the drop and stalked his website. When the album came out, we had a listening party. When the Imax was released, ten of us drove …

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Don’t be deceived into thinking that all horror movies are the same! They come in all shapes and sizes, and can appeal to even the most averse to the horror genre. Here are a few worth trying, if you just don’t know where to begin, or perhaps where to pick up from:

Colgate’s student improv group Charred Goosebeak performed their annual Halloween show “Spookbeak” in the basement of the Creative Arts House (CAH) on Friday, November 1st at 7:00 p.m. Charred Goosebeak’s shows are notorious for rowdy humor and quick-paced banter. As the only improv group on…

Director April Sweeney writes in her “Director’s Note” for Dance Nation that the world of this play is one in which “heavy objects fall from the sky, thigh bones break, pre-pubescent girls grow fangs… and a ritual of adolescence comes into focus.” 

Chris Duncan unveiled his new exhibition entitled “Spolia” on Wednesday, October 23 as part of the Art and Art History lecture series. Duncan began his talk by asking if there were any Latin scholars in the audience since his latest pieces are inspired by the Latin word spolia. Spolia or “sp…

Downton Abbey (2019) is the movie sequel to the popular British period drama of the same name, centered on the Crawley family and their staff, serving as a coda to the series which ended in 2015. The premise is simple: the Crawleys are expecting a visit from the royal family for one night, l…

Journey West is a nine-person music ensemble that performed at the Palace Theater on Friday, October 25. They played mostly Middle Eastern music and their setlist brought the audience along on a journey from East to West. They opened with a melody from the Iraqi folkloric tradition and then …

Halloween is not the only major holiday celebrated at the end of October. Beyond the witches, ghosts and goblins of October 31, this season also marks Día de los Muertos, which translates to “Day of the Dead” in English. It is a Mexican holiday that pays tribute to the lives of those who hav…

Journey West is a nine-person musical ensemble performed at Arts at the Palace in downtown Hamilton on Friday, October 25. They played mostly Middle Eastern music and their setlist brought the audience along on a journey from East to West. They opened with a melody from the Iraqi folkloric t…

Symptoms of lead poisoning include decreased brain function, general fatigue and possible liver failure. Notably, these are also symptoms of an overworked college student. It’s no wonder Colgate hadn’t noticed it was being poisoned for months by the school’s water supply.

As the sky darkened, students flocked to the lobby of Wynn Hall on Thursday, October 24 for a chance to experience a spooky journey through Colgate’s infamous underground tunnels. With October drawing to an end, decorations of pumpkins and ghosts have adorned the campus. While many students …

The hometown hero of Buffalo hip-hop is Benny the Butcher. This past Saturday, October 26, Benny performed live at the Showplace Theater as a part of his “The Plugs I Met” tour. The tour is in support of his recently released EP, by the same name. He’s also on the bill for a few shows with F…

1. “Earth Angel” by The Penguins

Dancers Kyle and Dinita Clark held a lecture and demonstration, “Hip Hop Histories,” in the Memorial Chapel on Friday, October 25 as part of a series on hip hop sponsored by CORE 152. Both teachers and performers with Philadelphia’s Just Sole Dance Company, the two wove demonstrations of dif…

Dance Nation is a daring, raw play written by Clare Barron in 2018, that will be performed this fall by Colgate students and community members. The production follows a competitive dance team made up of ambitious middle school girls who are going through what most argue is one of the most tu…

When people think of the Ho Tung Visualization Lab (Vis Lab), they automatically think of astronomy. Despite the abundance of astrophysics students that basically live there, this perception is mistaken. Behind the unnecessarily heavy doors of Ho 401 lies a new frontier in technology and an …

Just on the outskirts of Hamilton in Bouckville, New York, sits Ray Brothers BBQ, a small barbecue restaurant started just five years ago by brothers Tucker and Colin Ray. In the time since it has opened, Rays, as it is known to students of Colgate and Hamilton residents alike, has become on…

The chapel flooded with apple-cider bearing guests on Thursday, October 24 in celebration and admiration of living writer Kamila Shamsie. As part of the Living Writers series at Colgate, lead by Associate Professor of English Jennifer Brice and partnered by many of her colleagues across the …

Films featuring infamous villains as protagonists is a becoming a trend in the film industry. The Joker is out in theaters right now, and Harley Quinn’s Birds of Prey is set to come out within the next year as well. A sequel to the 2014 film, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil isn’t necessary, but…

Ending the school week on a high note Colgate students headed down to 28 College Street to check out The Mat last Friday where they heard performances from Lisa Heller ‘18 and ROZES.

The first Write-In of the school year occurred on September 26, slightly later than it has in the past. The group will now be meeting regularly every Wednesday 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Fager Student Lounge in Lathrop Hall. 

The Colgate Maroon News archives have some surprises buried in their yellowed pages—including some interesting article titles. Students opened up the September 13, 1988 issue of the Colgate Maroon to see “Life Off Campus Goes Plunging Down the Drain” written by Diane Bailey and Justine Bould…

There is officially only one week left until Halloween. One of the best ways to get in the spirit is to get a group of friends and together in a dark dorm room and turn on a spooky movie.  Grab a cup of warm apple cider and some freshly popped popcorn and gear up for the spookiest night of t…

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…