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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…

Ford vs. Ferrari is a sports documentary drama film directed by James Marigold. It depicts  the real life partnership of legendary motor-sports figures Ken Miles (Christian Bale) and Caroll Shelby (Matt Damon) in the 1966 Le Mans. 

One of the biggest names in theater is visiting Hamilton at the Arts at the Palace located on Utica Street on Saturday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. Known for their innovative takes on classic musicals, the company Breadcrumbs Productions will be performing an immersive audience re-telling of Ma…

Rhcycled Consignments is the newest, funkiest addition to the town of Hamilton. Located in an old train depot on 44 Milford Street, the shop officially opened its doors on Wednesday, December 4. 

New Years Eve is a fantastic night to express your individual style. You have the opportunity to dress up and wear a sparkly dress with over-the-knee boots or dress down and wear black jeans with a halter top for a more casual evening. It is completely up to you and the direction you’re tryi…

1. Have a Christmas/winter movie night

Colgate’s dance groups reinvigorated the student body just in time for finals week during the fan favorite semi-annual production Dancefest on Saturday, December 7. Each year, Dancefest is one of the most attended events on Colgate’s campus. This semester, the trend continued with audience m…

Students and faculty flocked into Olin Hall to listen to Assistant Professor of English C.J. Hauser present on her book Family of Origin on Thursday, November 14. Published in July 2019, the book centers around siblings Elsa and Nolan Grey and their exploration of science, self and the world…

On Thursday, November 14 students were given the chance to earn one hour of PE Passport credit by attending the Wellness in the Digital World workshop. Shaw Wellness identifies eight dimensions of wellness as: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social …

The Center for Women’s Studies hosted Oneida artist and faithkeeper Diane Schenandoah to discuss her artwork, the Hodinoshoni culture and traditions on Tuesday, November 12. In her presentation and discussion, Schenandoah familiarized the audience with Hodinoshoni history, customs and values…

An intimate group of students and faculty joined pianist Sar-Shalom Strong and violinist Shem Guibbory on the stage of the Chapel to listen to a performance of Russian music on Wednesday, November 13 at 4:30 p.m.

The ALANA Cultural Center held its last monthly Thrive Lunch for the semester with Colgate alumna Kimberly Sawatis-Sacco on Wednesday, November 13. 

1. “Lucha Bros” by Westside Gunn, Curren$y and Benny the Butcher

Although the title gives no clues to the fact, Doctor Sleep is a sequel to The Shining, Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror film. Even if you’ve never seen The Shining, you likely have heard Jack Nicholson’s famous line, “Here’s Johnny!” or seen the iconic screengrab of his face bursting throug…

As part of the Alternative Cinema series, filmmaker Jason Livingston screened the 1971 film Onondagas vs NYS.  The collaboration between the Onondaga Nation and Ithaca Video Project, screened on Tuesday, November 12. Livingston was invited to speak by Alternative Cinema series programmer and…

Friday Night Film Series hosted Maori Holmes, the curator of BlackStar: Best of the Fest 2019, a mammoth project jam-packed with emotive and beautiful displays of heart and soul, wildly creative juices and deep purpose. The celebration occured on Friday, November 15 in Golden Auditorium. 

The highly praised HBO original series Euphoria has made headway in the fashion industry. Euphoria follows the lives of a group of high school students as they deal with the dangerous implications of sex, drugs and violence. Each character’s wardrobe is suited for their personality and perfe…

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

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…