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…

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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…

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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.

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…