Update 11/2 The Campus Safety investigation into the racist message written on a dorm whiteboard continues under the leadership of Associate Vice President for Campus Safety Dan Gough and Assistant Director for Investigations Valerie Brogan.

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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 year is 2018. I’m a sophomore, trying to get ahead on readings on a Tuesday night in my Stillman dorm room. It’s 8:45p.m., and the “Stilly 3” GroupMe comes to life with messages proclaiming “HQ IN 15.” I head to the common room, where half the floor is ready, waiting expectantly for the …

“Yeah, I never give a girl head,” a senior in college once told me, “but she can give me head if she wants to.” Confused, I asked “then how do you know if the girl orgasms during sex?” He said, “trust me, I just know.”

For President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, the last few weeks have been great. In fact, they have been so good that the chance of the president being reelected has increased to about 60 percent, according to The Washington Examiner. It is important to analyze why this trend is occuring. 

The recent Coronavirus outbreak has led to heated arguments around increasing racial tension and xenophobia towards Asian populations around the world. Besides the worldwide protests against Chinese travelers and pronounced racial remarks towards Asian population, a now-deleted Instagram pos…

A national holiday dedicated to expressing your love and appreciation to the important people in your life. Lots of candy and chocolate, pretty flowers, maybe a fancy dinner, possibly even sex. Sounds like the perfect holiday, right? It might sound like the perfect holiday in theory. But in …

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Another plague is taking over the Colgate campus, and anyone can fall victim to it. It’s called The Bachelor. Every Monday night, the allure of drama-filled reality TV draws students away from their work and into its mesmerizing world, which is now in its riveting 24th season starring Peter …

Monday’s Iowa caucus was, in one word, a mess. What promised to be the most innovative and transparent caucus in history turned into a fiasco of a poorly executed app followed by campaigns trying to get out ahead of the results before they are finalized. 

Most people who know me know that I do not sleep, at least not at night. In fact, the entirety of this article was written during those early hours in which one is unable to correctly discern whether it is yet appropriate to say, “good morning.” I can often be found stumbling through campus …

Last year, writing this column on Super Bowl Sunday was easy. Just between Google and Amazon, I had more smart home commercials to talk about than I knew what to do with—and that’s not even counting all the other tech-related commercials that aired.

Tinder has brought about a full-scale revolution in online dating. What used to be a long process of creating a detailed profile just to then find a pretty good match, has now become a matter of a swipe to the left or to the right. Tinder has, in a sense, diminished the opportunity of findin…

Objectively, using my new position as Commentary Editor to write a personal reflection about my college essay may seem like an extraordinarily narcissistic way to kick off the first issue of the year. But bear with me, because I think I might be onto something.

Four years ago Google released the “Google Assistant” and began the digital assistant endeavor in earnest. Yes, by that point Siri, Cortana and Alexa had already been around for years, but, let’s be honest, these assistants were little more than cool party tricks for the first few years. 

Every January, students return from a long winter recess to old and new friends, academic endeavors and experiences. In my experience, the excitement is palpable. However, the slog of winter weather and the acceleration of coursework quickly ensues. We are back on the metaphorical gerbil whe…

Earlier this month, auto manufacturer Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) eclipsed a market capitalization of $100 billion, making it the second-largest auto company in the world. After passing Volkswagen for second place, Tesla now trails only Toyota Motor Corporation ($232 billion) in the race for …

I recall reading Junot Diaz’s “This Is How You Lose Her” in a 200-level English course. One line in particular stood out: “The half-life of love is forever.” I’m not usually one to mull over the romantic (or feel so inclined to write about it), but I think Diaz had a point. The memory of lov…

We live in a society that is fueled by content. We are storytellers, and we use this content to manifest images of ourselves, ones which can be accurate or inaccurate, of course. But there is an evident tension between the quality and quantity of content, particularly when Instagram enters t…

Consumers around the globe seem to be showing no signs of a decrease in confidence and spending habits. However, the spending gap between traditional brick-and-mortar venues and e-commerce firms continues to widen, and recent sales figures confirm such a trend.

The number of candidates appearing onstage continues to shrink as the 2020  presidential election approaches. Former Vice President Joe Biden is currently leading with a 27 percent national polling average, according to The New York Times. Elizabeth Warren is trailing behind, with 22 percent…

As both a Republican and an American, I had mixed feelings about the latest Democratic primary debate. On the one hand, the more I listened to the current batch of candidates, the more optimistic I began to feel about President Donald Trump’s reelection chances. On the other hand, though, th…

During my college application, I spent tons of time going to college talks and browsing through websites of different universities, hoping to figure out what kinds of students American colleges would want. One thing that perplexed me throughout my application process is the emphasis on leade…

With less than three weeks before break and the holiday season upon us, I’m sure people can’t wait for their finals to be over and for winter break to begin. The bright lights of Christmas and Hanukkah are quickly approaching and with them often come an extreme excess of waste and pollution …

December at Colgate is always a hectic hellfire of exams, papers, projects and too many social obligations. It’s funny, because December never feels like the holiday season at Colgate; I’m always too busy to realize that Christma is sneaking up on me and get downright bamboozled when January…

I am 5 feet 10 inches tall (I’m actually 5 feet 10 and ¾ inches but I like to round down), and during my four years at Colgate I’ve had to crouch under three out of the four showers I’ve had here.  You’d think this wouldn’t really be a problem a prospective student would have to consider whe…

Everyone has their pet peeves: slow walkers, loud laughers, that guy in your Challenges class who won’t stop clicking his pen, people who ask “Can I ask you a question?” (you already did!). If you can’t already tell, all of these things bother me. 

The great sin of romance films is that they’re terribly interesting. We’re swept up in all the familiar moves. There’s a chance meeting, followed by an initial dislike. The banter goes from pointed to playful, and the lead actors reveal their vulnerable sides. They grow closer until a beauti…

I used to be a wide-eyed millennial, equipped with the power of my parent’s Netflix account password and enchanted with the belief that I’d never have to worry about stupid cable packages to binge my favorite shows. I always understood that some things, such as HBO’s Game of Thrones, would n…

The 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was nothing short of a tragedy. Adam Lanza, the shooter, shot his mother, 20 children, and seven school officials before taking his own life. In response to the tragedy, the families of the victims have filed a lawsuit against Remington Arms,…

If you happened to be holding a long position (betting the price will increase) in Party City (NYSE: PRTY) on November 6, you would have experienced a loss of over 67 percent by the start of the next trading day. After reporting Quarter 3 2019 earnings figures before trading hours on Novembe…

Last Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal filed by firearm manufacturer Remington Arms to block a lawsuit brought by relatives of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The families argued that Remington should be held partially liable for the 2012 shooting bec…

This past week in my Greek class, we learned the etymology of the word nostalgia. The word in English means “a wistful yearning or affection for the past,” but it comes from two ancient Greek words: “nostos,” meaning a return to home, and “algos,” meaning pain. I left class that day and my t…

For this week’s edition of “Business As Usual”, I have decided to deviate from the normal path of discussing specific worldly events or stock movements to instead focus on an idea greater than profits and losses: giving back to the community. In an era of instantaneous news composed of divis…

It’s around that time of the year when first-years start to develop some social confidence. Good for them, I guess. But as this confidence builds—as friend groups develop and the veil of the Jug is lifted to reveal that it’s actually kind of creepy after all—new obstacles reveal themselves. …

It’s that time of year again! November 3 through November 17 is the Office of Sustainability’s annual Colgate Unplugged event, an initiative to reduce electricity use in first-year residence halls. In honor of Colgate Unplugged, I've come up with a list of tips on reducing electricity and pa…

I had to take another break. I knew I had just taken one three minutes ago, but my back would probably go out if I didn’t set down the box for another second. This box was too heavy, too important to risk dropping it in the middle of the street out of fatigue.

On Friday November 1, Elizabeth Warren released her plan to finance Medicare for All, proposing 20.5 trillion dollars in new federal spending to provide health insurance to everyone in the United States. The large spending, as she proposes, will largely come from employer transfers of money …

Coming out of the October Democratic debate, Senator Elizabeth Warren was looking like the new Democratic frontrunner. Virtually every candidate on stage, including Mayor Pete Buttigieg, took a shot at her. And while many of her defenses felt rehearsed, she emerged as the candidate everyone …

I’ve always wondered what it’s like to have everything and still want more; or at least this was the thought that occurred to me as I tried to explain to a white acquaintance for perhaps the hundredth time in my life, why non-black individuals cannot ever say the n-word. 

Times have recently become much tougher for an already struggling Grubhub. On Monday, October 28, the well-known food delivery service company that serves roughly 20 million active users across the United States was in for a rude awakening after reporting dismal earnings figures, signaling a…

With the increasing threats of climate change, it has become clear that immediate action should be taken to mitigate and adapt to this imminent crisis. It is time to accept the fact that we have an unsustainable food system. We need to understand the complex multitudes of how the fragility o…