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For the last seven years, tech enthusiasts have entered the second week of September—the consistent date for Apple’s yearly major iPhone announcements—full of anticipation for what new features Apple might bring to the table. Apple fans hope for the best and Apple haters hope for potential b…

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At first glance, presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg appears to have a promising political career with numerous opportunities ahead of him. This appearance is bolstered by the 37 year old’s impressive resume: a former Naval intelligence officer who served in Afghanista…

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Our relationship, albeit completely platonic and not romantic, is somewhat of an anomaly on Colgate’s campus: we’ve stayed together all four years. It all started freshman year in East Hall, and from the beginning, we shared

Economics, biology and psychology haven’t always dominated the Colgate academic scene. Step back a couple decades and the most popular major at Colgate was… English?

Last Thursday, ten heavily coached Democratic candidates battled it out on a debate stage in Houston, filling the ears of the audience with carefully planned one-liners and attacks meant to establish themselves as the rightful heir to the Obama legacy. As insincere as many of the politicians…

Last week, America observed the 18th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The ripple effects of this tragedy continue to be felt by millions on each anniversary and will continue to live on for generations. On that day, nearly 3,000 Americans died including 343 firefighters mak…

It’s 2019 and sustainability is so hot right now. Like frozen yogurt and Uggs in the late 2000’s, it seems to be what everyone is talking about. Like all trends, some people are supportive and other people just wish it would go away. It makes sense; trends are inherently annoying. I consider…

“I’ll believe it when I see it.” These classic words — universally evoked by skeptics of all varieties — are on a fast track to lose their meaning altogether.

There are many things I wish I could tell my first-year self. Sometimes I wish I could take everything I have learned, big and small, and package it up into a neat little box that I could have opened up on my first day of college, at the exact moment when my parents drove away and I was left…

In my experience, college has come to symbolize a place where I have learned how to evaluate my priorities. Throughout my time at Colgate, I have encountered several life-altering decisions, ranging from joining a Panhellenic organization the spring semester of my sophomore year to embarking…

As the 2020 Election Cycle gets into full swing, we are relentlessly bombarded by the rhetoric of party politics. Each side of the aisle attacks the other side while trying to out-conservative or out-progressive their fellow candidates. The same thing happens during every election cycle, and…

I had spent about an hour brainstorming what to write for my first article of this year. My hot take on the core curriculum? A pity piece about why the first week of school is actually low key the worst? Why honeydew is the greatest fruit and doesn’t deserve all the hate it gets? Despite hav…

The supposition that people fall for partners like their parents is often subject to ridicule, but there’s something quite sensible to it. After all, the first love you experience is usually that of a parent’s. But something to remember is that your parents’ relationship with you and each ot…

We have a Disney problem, and we’re running out of time to do something about it.

The summer of 2019 may or may not have been one of the most quietly impactful points since the fall of the Soviet Union. If we’re particularly unlucky, it may have well been one of the most quietly impactful points since the rise of the Soviet Union. Two separate but interconnected events ma…

Senior year is weird. It’s a bizarre feeling to tell people that I’m a senior in college because I still feel like I literally just moved all my stuff  up three flights of stairs in Andrews for the first time.

Since The Colgate Maroon-News’ last coverage of the 2020 election back in May, both a lot and nothing has happened in the race for the Democratic nomination for President. 

Governor Jay Inslee (WA), former Governor John Hickenlooper (CO), Representative Seth Moulton (MA), Representative Eric Swalwell (CA) and most recently Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY): the Democratic candidate pool is, slowly but surely, shrinking. After watching the first two debates, I was…

I lived only five hours away, but it quite honestly felt like a million. Police sirens, roaring crowds, speeding traffic, bright lights, big city; that is what I had grown to love. When I thought about Colgate, I thought of small-town living: big farms, bigger tractors, middle-of-nowhere. Di…

Hello, Colgate! Welcome back to campus for the 2019-2020 school year. There’s a lot going on around the hill, as Colgate kicks off its third century and reflects on the bicentennial celebrations of last year. First and foremost, we’d like to say welcome to the Class of 2023. The next few wee…

“International students are defined as students without U.S. citizenship. This definition does not include U.S. dual citizens, permanent residents, or U.S. citizens living abroad.” According to Colgate’s International Applicant page, I, born in New York but raised in Canada, am not considere…

I have never lived in a city and my high school graduating class size was forty-three. Instead of a “concrete jungle”, we have cows, trees, fields and more fields. And occasionally some civilization. It is a completely different lifestyle than what most people are used to. For instance, driv…

Four years ago, I wrote my college essay about being too nervous to speak in class throughout high school. I was afraid of what others would think of me, my answers or my opinions. But if you’ve gotten to know me over the past four years, “shy” and “quiet” are two words you would never use t…

Whenever I get nostalgic about being a senior and graduating in 20-something days, I often find myself reflecting on how far I’ve come over the past four years. In terms of personal, academic and professional growth, I am leaving Colgate as a completely different person than I entered it. I …

For my final Maroon-News article, I wanted to write about my sustainability journey, both at home and at Colgate, in the hopes that it will inspire others to either follow a path like mine or to become more sustainable in general. I think that to most people, my lifestyle and habits seem alm…

Colgate has pushed me past my comfort zone more times than I can count. As an incoming college student, I had never conversed in a language other than English. Determined to change that, I entered into a six-month-long language intensive program in Germany, studying Economics and German Cult…

On April 25, former Vice President Joe Biden announced his official bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2020 election. In a video released online, Biden began his campaign quoting the U.S. Constitution, stressing the importance of reinvigorating America’s core values as a n…

Being a first-generation student of color at Colgate is difficult. I remember once thinking that I’d look back at my college experience as the best years of my life. I will always be grateful for Colgate’s commitment to meeting 100 percent of demonstrated financial need. Without it, I wouldn…

When I received my acceptance letter from Colgate, my eyes were still red from crying after being rejected from my dream school. I told myself that the rejection was only a momentary setback, that I would go to Colgate for a year, study hard and then transfer for my sophomore year. Obviously…

I remember borderline quivering in my FSEM advisor’s office, not knowing what I wanted to do with my time at Colgate. I was uncertain about what I wanted to major in, what clubs I wanted to join or if I had even picked the right school for me. As he asked me about any extracurriculars I was …

The first time I arrived at the door of the Maroon-News office, I made my way to the third floor of the James C. Colgate Student Union and, after breathless and anxiety-ridden contemplation, decided that I was too nervous to enter Room 304. I made my way back down the steps and returned to m…

During our first meeting as editors-in-chief last fall, the two of us decided upon a primary goal that we hoped to achieve come May: leave the paper in a better place than we found it. The goal, at the time, seemed unfeasible. With a budget $3,000 in debt, a smaller-than-average staff and a …

As a graduating senior, I’ve spent much of my time over the past few months reflecting on my Colgate experience in order to prepare for an inevitable onslaught of interview questions. Looking back, I really will miss Hamilton. And not just in the late night stroll down Broad Street type way—…

Individuals who care deeply about the environment and sustainability may often feel frustrated searching for ways to have a positive impact, given that many of the environmental issues we face today are caused by large corporations or governments, which are often outside of our control. Howe…

Many of you within the Colgate community may have noticed that our campus recently hosted Slater Brothers Entertainment and their multi-million dollar production of “Odd Man Rush.” Todd and Grant Slater, along with Jonathan Black, produced the film right here in Hamilton, NY, spending countl…

I’m sad, Colgate. I’ve been sad, or stressed or angry, pretty much for the past two and a half weeks. My mood can mostly be attributed to my involvement with a certain student organization and the recent debacle that occurred. If you know, you know. While dealing with the recent series of ev…

The 2010 midterm elections swept House Democrats out of power and with it their say in handling the information the 2010 Census found. The Census can seem like a boring, administrative feature of bureaucracy. Count the people. Redistrict accordingly. But its impact is much greater than that.…

As phones have become smarter, they’ve progressively become better at figuring out what we like and giving us more of that. Curated advertisements and news recommendations are hardly a novel concept, but they’ve become eerily accurate in recent years. It’s an experience we’re all too familia…

While we recognize that the majority of the work we do is not directly solving the “big issues” on campus, this does not mean we are not working in our capacity to impact the culture of the community. We hope that you can recognize how difficult and often impossible those issues are to tackl…

Colgate struggles with inclusivity. I think most people would agree with that. You don’t even need to be a student here to notice it. Just walk into Frank Dining Hall at dinner time. A certain amount of clique-ishness at any college is inevitable. In fact, it’s inevitable pretty much anywher…

Colgate’s CORE curriculum requirements are a well-advertised aspect of the university, yet I have found them to be quite overlooked around the hill. While seemingly burdensome to some Colgate students, the CORE requirements are some of Colgate’s course catalog’s golden treasures. In essence,…

Nearly a week has gone by since SPW, and it is now that point in the semester when everyone is drowning in work and stress. It seems like the whole school is scrambling to salvage grades and find internships, and this past weekend feels like nothing more than a distant memory. I feel like th…

I’ve been doing some thinking. Surprising, I know. Lately I’ve been trying to think of ways to make this column’s discussion of hookup culture and sex a little more... sexy. I really did my best. I binged a whole two seasons of “Sex and the City,” the very show that inspired this column. I t…

Just a heads up: when the Jonas Brothers make their famed time travel journey to the Year 3000, that red solo cup that you took two sips out of and then left in the bathroom will still be around to greet them. What an image, right? All jokes aside, what a lot of people don’t seem to realize …

The last two weeks have been a busy time for the foreign policy efforts of President Trump. Trump announced last week that he will officially declare the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Iran a terrorist organization, which is likely to put U.S. troops in the region at an increased risk …

“Student Government” seems like an oxymoron. I’ve often wondered just what exactly it is the Student Government Association (SGA) intends to do. They get elected, talk with each other in their own circuits for the rest of the year and occasionally propose some minor, inconsequential change t…

What, exactly, defines a Democrat? Is it a strong commitment to environmental policy? A desire for a comprehensive socialist welfare system? An interest in a powerful government actively pursuing social justice? Maybe it’s any of these things, but most of the sitting Democratic representativ…