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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…

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…

Despite the constant barrage of emails with testing results, a dedicated page on Colgate’s website and a comprehensive “Frequently Asked Questions” section, the university’s handling of the lead contamination situation has been a severe failure in transparency.

Over the course of my three years at Colgate, I’ve written exactly one article on controversial posters put up on Halloween for commentary each year. As a first-year, it was on the widespread 2017 “It’s Okay To Be White” posters; as a sophomore, when it happened at Colgate; and this year on …

Loyal readers of this column should know there’s one recurring event I just can’t resist writing about. Yes, it happened again. Mark Zuckerberg decided it was a good idea to let the cameras roll and speak to Congress.

Cornfields, tractors, horses, cows and unending country roads: the many splendid components of Hamilton, New York. These are the majestic wonders of upstate, if you will. It is definitely a change for students coming from relatively metropolitan areas—you won’t find a Starbucks at every corn…

It’s something you’ve heard before, and something you probably don’t like to hear: eating meat (especially red meat) is bad for the environment. It’s been in the news increasingly, but we don’t read the stories we don’t want to hear. Meat is really good, and since I recently started going ve…

In recent weeks, the political news media has been obsessing over two things: Whether or not President Trump is going to be impeached and the latest twists and turns in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primary. Watching the political news, one might think that no other political issue …

Donald Trump currently has 66.3 million followers on Twitter. Throughout his presidency, Trump has blocked vocal opponents, dismissing them as sources of “fake news.” When questioned about the constitutionality of this decision, President Trump’s legal team argued that he operated the Twitte…

The White House announced on Thursday October 24 that it would be discontinuing government agencies’ subscriptions to two newspapers: The Washington Post and The New York Times, both publications which are said to be famous for virulently anti-Trump and left-leaning coverage.

Like many juniors, I have been thinking a lot recently about my post-grad plans. Some people already know what job they want to get or what kind of grad school they want to go to, and others are filled with dread and uncertainty at the very thought of the question. I fall into the latter cat…

My girlfriend and I have a tradition of watching both of the 1990’s Addams Family movies every October. While we love every Addams, from the sociopathic Wednesday to the gnarly-faced Fester, Gomez and Morticia Addams have a special place in our hearts. It is in part Morticia’s gothic visage …

During my junior year of high school, I was confronted with a big, scary question: what is my passion? In truth, this abstract “passion” would somehow determine the fate of my career and aid me in making crucial decisions such as the choice of my college and even my major of study. I had to …

To be honest, long distance relationships kind of suck. By that I mean that you don’t really know how difficult they can be until you’re in one yourself. I found that out as my own relationship progressed. No amount of movies, no amount of Dear John, was enough to prepare me for the miles be…

I am a quiet introvert who treasures my time alone so much that college sometimes feels like a disaster. I have to tolerate the existence of another individual who lives with me in the same room. I need to start conversations with other people to show my politeness, even though I would very …

Putting aside the hideous look of the foam clogs that are somehow considered footwear, the valuation of Crocs’ stock is anything but attractive. After becoming a publicly traded company in 2006, Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX) quickly gained popularity among consumers, with revenue increasing from 355 …

The current race for Democrats to nominate someone for President of the United States has resulted in a split between the moderate and progressive wing of the Democratic Party. From these divisions, we can see many of the Democratic candidates essentially arguing over the merits of capitalis…

Editor’s Note: There are currently serious concerns about high levels of lead in the water supply in the Village of Hamilton. It is important to be aware of this and to put individual health and safety first for the time being.

When I went to New York City with two of my friends for fall break, I was a bit overwhelmed. The sirens, the yellow taxi cabs, the bustling cafés serving rainbow iced lattes. The street musicians, the park poets, the lovers sharing cigarettes on fire escapes. There was an urgency to keep mov…

Video game and electronics retailer GameStop, Inc. (NYSE: GME) used to be the go-to location for purchasing the latest trends within the gaming sphere. But after failing to capitalize on the rapid shift toward digital and PC gaming, the company finds itself in almost constant bankruptcy talk…

We’ve all heard about how eating beef causes heart disease, cancer and many other illnesses. Organizations such as the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society and the school of public health at Harvard all support these beliefs. If your health isn’t reason enough to stop eati…

How much should you talk about sex? As modern people we often have competing instincts. Many of us are sex-positive, tolerant of the multiplicity of sexual lifestyles and largely resent the puritan, prudish aspects of American culture. But the last thing most of us want to do is to make peop…

There’s a popular adage that you should never meet your heroes—that the people you come to idolize can never live up to your expectations and disappointment is close to inevitable. 

A couple of weeks ago in this very column I claimed that Apple—and other major phone manufacturers too—were creatively bankrupt. I boldly proclaimed that phones had peaked, and that we’ve got nothing else new to add.

To say that Beyond Meat’s market capitalization has been bid up to overinflated levels since going public would be a drastic understatement. In May 2019, the popular plant-based meat company (NASDAQ: BYND) began trading at 25 dollars per share. By July 26, BYND had reached a price of 234.90 …

Like most people on campus, I have a daily routine. Depending on how many times I press the snooze button on my alarm, my day will typically start at 8:00 or 8:15 a.m. I make my daily trip up to Frank for my morning coffee. After classes, I usually head to either the library or the gym, whil…

Congressional Democrats have been looking for an excuse to impeach Donald Trump ever since he was elected President. There was the Russian collusion conspiracy, which fell apart the moment the Mueller report came out. There was the obstruction-of-justice narrative. This attempt at drumming u…

For months, media pollsters and political pundits have been asking the wrong questions about impeachment. Cable TV commentators and op-ed columnists have been clamoring about the “politics of impeachment,” questioning whether seeking to remove President Donald Trump would be a victory for De…

The nation has seen momentous displays of student collective action in the past couple years and Colgate has finally caught up; over 200 students and community members participated in the national youth-led climate strike on September 20. While this is certainly a win for the national and co…

A major transformation in consumer sentiment regarding food and beverages has continued to gain traction, spanning across a plethora of demographics. In an age of exploring different tastes and preferences, more and more of the population at-large has transitioned from opaque, traditional pa…

If there’s one thing that unites the students of Colgate University nearly universally, it is food. We love to hate it, hate to love it. We love to eat food, love to talk about eating food, and we plan our days around when and what we will eat together.

There’s a weird belief in American culture that has somehow managed to infect most of the first world—that life is linear. You get to have some fun as a kid, and then you get into middle or high school and the race starts to get the grades for a good college. And the very second you get that…

Earlier this week, tensions in the long drawn out “cold war of the Middle East” between Saudi Arabia and Iran reached new heights. Specifically, last Saturday, a major Saudi oil refinery was attacked to the point of actually crippling the Gulf state’s core industry. 18 drone strikes and seve…

There is no shortage of potential responses to Iran’s recent strike on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, but there is one essential dilemma: attack or remain neutral.

Many people on campus would claim that they are stalwart supporters of recycling efforts. Me too. Instead of dumping everything into the main garbage bin, I consciously collect the used papers and plastic bottles and carefully put them into the recycling bins with the correct labels, feeling…