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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…

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…

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…