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Charlie Kauffman’s “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” Falls Short

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Gideon Hamot, Maroon-News Staff

September 22, 2020

In his review for Charlie Kaufman’s directorial debut Synecdoche, New York in 2008, Roger Ebert wrote the following: “Kaufman is one of the few truly important writers to make screenplays his medium.”  Ebert compared Kaufman’s work with that of David Mamet and the, at the time recently ...

Pollinator Garden Grows a Habitat in Arts at the Palace Parking Lot

Pollinator Garden Grows a Habitat in Arts at the Palace Parking Lot

Rose Corcoran, Maroon-News Staff

September 22, 2020

Outdoor space has never been more important. Students are looking for new outdoor places to explore due to its comparative safety in the pandemic. Beginning this fall, the Arts at the Palace theater will add an additional incentive to venture outside by bringing together nature and art with the install...

Discussing Comics: Commons Aim to Create Community

Discussing Comics: Commons Aim to Create Community

Addie Christianson, Maroon-News Staff

September 22, 2020

Organized by Mabel Dart Colegrove Commons (Dart Colegrove), the Identity and Representation in comics weekly discussion group offers a chance for students to explore comics in a different light. Marie Pugliese, the Residential Fellow for Dart Colegrove, worked with Professor of LGBTQ+ Studies Paul Humphre...

Living Writers Features Emily Bernard for “Black is the Body”

Living Writers Features Emily Bernard for

Ellie Lawrence

September 22, 2020

Students, faculty and alumni joined author Emily Bernard on Thursday, Sept. 17 for the second Living Writers event of the semester. As part of the English department’s annual series, the University of Vermont English Professor and Yale PhD recipient gave a presentation centered around her 2019 book B...

13 Beats of the Week: 9/20/2020

13 Beats of the Week: 9/20/2020

Miller Downer, Managing Editor

September 22, 2020

“Tozonga na nganga wana,” by TPOK Jazz—Considered the father of modern Congolese music, legendary “Sorcerer of the Guitar” Franco produced “Tozonga nan ganga wana” with the help of Tout Puissant Orchestre Kinshasa, the “all-powerful Kinshasa orchestra.” The supergroup revolutionized ...

OASIS+ and Faculty Panel Discuss the State of Hate Culture and Racism on Campus

OASIS+ and Faculty Panel Discuss the State of Hate Culture and Racism on Campus

Emma Gutmann, Maroon-News Staff

September 15, 2020

In celebration of its fifth anniversary, the Organization of Asian Sisters in Solidarity (OASIS+) hosted a panel entitled “Hate Culture and Racism towards Minority Groups on College Campuses, and at Colgate” over Zoom on Sept. 10. The panel is part of a series of discussions on hate culture, colorism and e...

Longyear Museum of Anthropology Discusses Importance of Fair Representation

Longyear Museum of Anthropology Discusses Importance of Fair Representation

Natalie Ringel, Maroon-News Staff

September 15, 2020

Longyear Museum curator Rebecca Mendelsohn conversed with students about the Museum’s newest exhibitions, the challenges of museum curation and the importance of a collaborative work environment on Friday, Sept. 12 at 2:00 p.m. Housed in Alumni Hall, the Longyear Museum of Anthropology is a well-known so...

Living Writers Features Geraldine Brooks “Year of Wonders”

Living Writers Features Geraldine Brooks

Rose Corcoran, Maroon-News Staff

September 15, 2020

Since its inception in 1980, Colgate’s nationally acclaimed Living Writers series has drawn Pulitzer Prize winners and rising stars of contemporary fiction. In a typical fall semester, select authors would be invited to campus for a public talk, book signing and to visit the Living Writers class, a cou...

Virtual ALANAPalooza Unites Students Across Campus

Virtual ALANAPalooza Unites Students Across Campus

Addie Christianson, Maroon-News Staff

September 15, 2020

As with most major events this school year, organizers for the ALANA Cultural Center's ALANAPalooza moved the annual celebration to Zoom on Friday, Sept. 11. Traditionally, the center's signature event kicks off the beginning of the school year with music, food and a general celebration among cultural club...

Business As Usual: Citigroup Makes History with First Woman CEO

Richard Falvo, Maroon-News Staff

September 15, 2020

Citigroup, the American multinational investment bank, made history last week after announcing that Jane Fraser will become the firm’s next chief executive, making her the first woman to lead a big bank in the history of Wall Street. Formerly the president of the firm, Fraser will replace Michael Cor...

LGBTQ Initiatives Hosts Rochester Drag Queen Samantha Vega

LGBTQ Initiatives Hosts Rochester Drag Queen Samantha Vega

Kartik Devpura, Maroon-News Staff

September 15, 2020

This article covers the experiences and opinions of drag queen, Samantha Vega, who uses the personal gender pronouns ‘she/her/hers’ when in drag, and ‘he/him/his’ when not in drag. Drag queen and Rochester celebrity Samantha Vega talked about her identity and experience to a group of Colgate ...

Russia is Facing the Consequences of Climate Change: Will Putin Act?

Russia is Facing the Consequences of Climate Change: Will Putin Act?

Sophia Ferrero, Maroon-News Staff

September 15, 2020

As the presidential election quickly approaches in November, the subject of Russia and Russian interference in state elections has re-emerged. However, few consider the issue of climate change when Russia is discussed.  In recent years, Russian political officials have started to become aware of, or...

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