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…

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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.

Hancock Commons and Dewitt Godfrey, Associate Professor of Art and Art History, hosted a speakeasy titled “What is Art For?” on Thursday, April 18. The night kicked off with the important question: What is art for? The answers from the students and faculty ranged from protest to aesthetic beauty.

“Meraki” is a Greek term that sophomore Jailekha Zutshi discovered and later used to name a reflective movement workshop she runs through Haven, Colgate’s center for survivors of sexual violence.

It’s no secret that DC’s cinematic universe has been a bumpy road lately. Without the organic and slow growth of Marvel’s carefully constructed cinematic universe, DC’s films have been good, but not great. While 2017’s “Wonder Woman” gave DC fans a bit of hope, releases such as “Justice Leag…

On Saturday, April 13, R&B singer and rapper Dreezy performed for students in the Hall of Presidents. Dreezy’s concert was a Spring Party Weekend event co- sponsored by the Black Student Union, Sisters of the Round Table and Organization of Asian Sisters In Solidarity. Dreezy’s performan…

1. “Drew Barrymore” by SZASZA has modernized R&B with her distinctive vocals and deeply personal lyrics. Grab some friends and chill to this ballad of unrequited romance.2. “Across the Universe” by The BeatlesA classic off of the Beatles’ final album, this song explains why the band has …

Put away your heavy, fleece-lined knee high boots, combat boots and sneakers. With warm weather approaching, it is no longer suitable to wear our winter footwear. However, the transition into warmer footwear can sometimes be challenging. It can be hard to determine which styles to try out th…

On April 11, the film “Party Girl” (1995) was shown in the Ho Tung Visualization Lab in celebration of National Library Week. The Vis Lab makes for an interesting movie experience. For those who haven’t been inside, it is a digital planetarium similar to those used in museums. The seats recl…

On Saturday, April 13, the Lost Boys performed at The Mat, the new concert venue at Parker Commons. The Lost Boys are a steadily rising duo from California. The boys, Andy Mueller and Brett Beaudette, met in college and started DJing at bars around Texas State University. Before they even gr…

Much of what we say is not actually said at all. We communicate through the quirk of an eyebrow, the pursing of lips, the folding of arms or tone of voice. It is one of the marvels of human communication—the ability to speak volumes without speaking a word. Elisabeth Camp, Associate Professo…

Coming to Colgate from Santa Monica, California, Matthew Glick knew this was the place for him shortly after visiting campus. He knew that he wanted to play Division I soccer at a top academic school, however, his campus tour at Colgate sealed the deal.

Wednesday, April 10 marked the beginning of Colgate’s annual celebration of sustainability, a 13-day long period of events comprising the “13 Days of Green” leading up to Earth Day. Events throughout the celebration include a pop-up thrift shop, special film screenings and the opportunity to…

On Friday, April 12, Norwegian DJ duo KREAM performed a concert in a tent behind 92 Broad Street. The SPW kickoff performance was co-hosted by Phi Kappa Tau, the Blue Diamond Society and Brothers.

Over the course of two days, March 29 and 30, the Grafters X Change: Branches and Networks event took place at the Paul J. Schupf Studio Arts Center in Hamilton. This event was organized by Margaretha Haughwout, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at Colgate. The two-day environmental…

Even though Colgate does not have an official business program, our passionate alumni have found a way to foster the entrepreneurial spirit among students through Thought Into Action (TIA), a program that provides mentorship and funding to aspiring entrepreneurs. This weekend, students and a…

On Thursday April 4, Haven and Colgate’s Public Health Initiative hosted Tracia Banuelos, the Program Coordinator of Haven, for a talk on “Examining Sexual Violence Through a Public Health Lens.” The event was part of Colgate’s programming for Sexual Violence Awareness Month.

Last semester, Colgate’s campus saw a tremendous increase in the availability of free menstrual hygiene products in women’s bathrooms. With this momentum, Colgate must now consider how to equally assist members of our community who menstruate, but do not identify as female. To address this i…

Listen to what writer Haley Fuller is listening to this week! 

The Picker Art Gallery invited Luis Ortiz to present the work and biography of illustrator Lee Brown Coye on Thursday, April 4. Coye is best known for his balance of a bizarre macabre style with commercial sensibility. He settled in Hamilton, NY in 1959 where, upon his death, he left his wor…

Colgate celebrated its Fourth Annual International Poetry Night in the Keck Center Lounge on Friday, April 5. The event featured special guest poet Yu Jian, a Chinese poet, writer and documentary film director. Yu Jian’s poem “Home,” written in cooperation with Colombia Professor Zhu Xiaoyan…

If Sophie Grayer could give any advice to Colgate students, it would be this: “Put yourself in different environments and see how you react. It’s a win-win because you’re going to learn something about yourself either way. If you won’t get arrested and you won’t die, I would say yes to most …

On Sunday, April 7, the Colgate Department of Theater presented the final showing of the 2000 Caryl Churchill play, “Far Away,” directed by Simona Giurgea. The cast was made up entirely of Colgate students, and the impressively simple yet striking set was constructed by students as well. Wit…

Liebskind is the architect behind a number of beautiful, well-known buildings, including the redevelopment of the World Trade Center. He is also the author of “Edge of Order,” (2018). Liebskind discussed his life, becoming an architect and what his profession means to him.

Chloë Bass, a multiform conceptual artist and self-proclaimed public practitioner whose work has been displayed both nationally and internationally, performed a descriptive piece titled “This is a Film” on March 28.

Executive producer and Colgate alumnus Matt Renner ’01 returned to campus on Friay, March 29 for a screening of his Oscar-winning documentary film, “Free Solo.” The film documents rock climber Alex Honnold’s free solo climb of El Capitan in June 2017. Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi an…

Everyone can relate to the feeling of getting hungry and going to the kitchen to find something to eat. Most people will open their fridge, quickly survey their options and settle for whatever looks most appetizing. In these moments, individuals are more concerned with satisfying their hunge…

Originally from just outside of Boston, senior Paige Smalley thought that she wanted to go to college somewhere close to home because of her close bonds with her parents and two older sisters. After visiting Colgate, however, she knew that it was the place for her and applied Early Decision.

On the third Wednesday of every month this semester, the curators and other various employees from the Picker Art Gallery and Longyear Museum of Anthropology have held conversations to directly engage with the community. These conversations take place during lunch in the Batza Room of Case L…

Senior farewells are some of the most bittersweet moments experienced on campus. Whether it’s a final performance, game or year on a staff, seniors come together with their peers to acknowledge their gratitude for their experiences while also coming to terms with their looming departure. For…

The second installment of Students for Environmental Action’s (SEA) Smart Consumption Workshop series took place on Thursday, March 28. This week’s theme was titled “Greening Your Bathroom,” where leaders Kate Hinsche, Christina Weiler and Victoria Basulto informed the audience on how to mak…

Hancock Commons presented another installation of their Speakeasy series this past Thursday, March 28. The series, organized by Spencer Kelly of Colgate’s Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences, aims to facilitate discussion between faculty and students to break down the perceived hiera…

See what Multimedia Manager Gaby Bianchi is listening to this week. 

With spring on the horizon, Colgate has recently been the recipient of various spring weather teases, only to be brought back to the typical 30 to 40 degree Upstate New York climate. With the slowly rising temperatures, it’s time to start transitioning out our usual winter garb such as coats…

It’s been a while since I’ve seen a horror movie. Newer movies in the genre often don’t inspire me—I haven’t yet seen the divisive “Mother” or affable “Birdbox”, or even the acclaimed “Quiet Place” or “Hereditary”—but in 2017, I did watch “Get Out,” and holy smokes was it worth it. Peele’s s…

It is no surprise that knitting is considered the new yoga. With numerous health benefits, knitting improves an individual’s physical state and acts as a mindful exercise that promotes inner peace. On Thursday, March 21, Colgate encouraged members of the community to pick up this fun and rel…

Listen to what writer Jessica Argento is listening to this week. 

The Center for Women’s Studies and the Konosioni Senior Honor Society co-hosted a Brown Bag titled “Challenges Facing the Immigrant and Refugee Communities in Central New York” on Tuesday, March 19 in the Center for Women’s Studies. Featured speakers included Professor Sally Bonet from the D…

Though Marvel movies are typically greeted with excitement, this one came with backlash. “Captain Marvel” (2019) was ushered in with internet criticisms from people bothered by the fact that it is the first Marvel movie in which the titular character is a woman. However, the film is ultimate…

Brown Commons hosted the semester’s last installation of the Coffeehouse Concert series at the social house on 110 Broad Street on Thursday, March 21. The headliner, Antje Duvekot, a folk singer-songwriter based in Boston, performed her set for the crowd from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

After a lifetime on the move, in locations ranging from Texas to Singapore, senior Matt Zee was drawn to Colgate not simply for its renowned academics, but also for its tight-knit community.