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Fears of Russian Invasion of Ukraine Spark Discussion over Europe’s Energy Dependency

Fears of Russian Invasion of Ukraine Spark Discussion over Europe’s Energy Dependency

Fabrizio Montisci, Staff Writer February 18, 2022

As Russia has positioned over 130,000 troops along the Ukrainian border and 41 million Ukrainians prepare for a possible Russian offensive, Western diplomacy is working around the clock to safeguard its...

To Use or Not to Use: Metal Straw Edition

Danielle Silverman , Staff Writer February 18, 2022

When you think of metal straws, what else comes to mind — saving the turtles, iced coffees, Hydro Flasks? When you think of these tools, do you ever think about how irrelevant they seem nowadays? Are...

The Best Study Spot on Campus: Frank Dining Hall

The Best Study Spot on Campus: Frank Dining Hall

Amy Grunther, Contributing Writer February 18, 2022

Most Colgate students have their go-to study spot; some people love the silence of the library, others the coziness of the O'Connor Campus Center (Coop), and some just prefer to work in the comfort of...

Unprotected and Invisible: Black Girls in America

Nya Herron, Staff Writer February 18, 2022

As more people join the battle for racial justice, we see a larger presence of messages in the media in support of this noble agenda. Yet, even within these messages advocating for equity, we unknowingly...

The Implosion of the Republican Party and its Reassurance for Democratic Stability

Reed Cleland, Staff Writer February 18, 2022

In a two-party constitutional republic with the cultural heterogeneity, institutional complexity and heightened asymmetric polarization which characterizes the American state, one of the oldest questions...

The Secret Life of Disposable Masks

The Secret Life of Disposable Masks

Danielle Silverman , Contributing Writer February 11, 2022

Imagine playing the game "spot the difference." The topic of interest? Colgate’s campus. The different landscapes of comparison? Fall of 2019 vs. Spring of 2022. One of the noticeable differences on...

A Bruising First Year for President Biden

A Bruising First Year for President Biden

Nathan Biller, Staff Writer February 11, 2022

On Jan. 20, 2021, Joe Biden took the stage and was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States of America, kicking off what was destined to be a new era of American unity, prosperity and leadership....

A Perspective on Colgate Admissions

A Perspective on Colgate Admissions

Riley Rice , Contributing Writer February 11, 2022

Like all students who attend highly selective colleges, Colgate students love to talk about acceptance rates. Acceptance rates are often a good indicator of a school’s rigor and prestige in the world...

AUKUS Deal Was a Mistake

AUKUS Deal Was a Mistake

George Wilson, Contributing Writer February 11, 2022

In early September 2021, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported a new deal between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States which would, among many other things, send the technology...

A Return to Normalcy: President Biden’s First Year in Office

A Return to Normalcy: President Biden’s First Year in Office

Samantha Wotring, Contributing Writer February 11, 2022

Jan. 6, two weeks before Inauguration Day, has become a central part of modern American history and the Joe Biden presidency. Biden’s presidency officially began on Jan. 20, 2021. However, I know that...

Minus the City: Should We Care that Valentine’s Day Reinforces Gender Roles?

Elli Ament , Staff Writer February 11, 2022

It's that time of year again. Hearts decorate everything from the student center to the bathrooms, and it seems as though every baked good in the grocery store is some shade of pink. Personally, I have...

Race Issues: Brian Flores’s Lawsuit Shines Light on Racist NFL Hiring Practices

Nya Herron, Staff Writer February 11, 2022

On Feb. 1, former Miami Dolphins’ head coach Brian Flores sued the National Football League (NFL) and three teams – the Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, and New York Giants – alleging racial discrimination...

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