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Elsie Kindall and the Power of Social Justice

Elsie Kindall and the Power of Social Justice

Fairuz Ishraque, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

“Let’s start with sex education. Actually, let’s start with queer sex education,” senior Elsie Kindall, an educational studies concentrator from Dallas, Texas, said. “Let’s start with deconstructing...

Finding Purpose: Harleen Kaur’s Journey of Leadership

Finding Purpose: Harleen Kaur’s Journey of Leadership

Eliza Leal, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

Social justice is not for the faint of heart. Senior Harleen Kaur, a political science concentrator and religion & film and media studies double minor, has dedicated her Colgate career to activism....

Lauryn Poyser: Living Life Boldly

Lauryn Poyser: Living Life Boldly

Lucy Hudson, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

As the current seniors begin to take in their last few moments at Colgate and reflect on their past four years on campus, a feeling of nostalgia may begin to set in. Lauryn Poyser, a senior from Evanston,...

Haley Taylors Reflections on Colgate

Haley Taylor’s Reflections on Colgate

Hannah Tupper, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

“I am Haley Taylor. I am from the Bronx. I use she/her pronouns and I have 26 days until my graduation.” As excited as she is, Taylor said she has mixed feelings about graduation as part of her...

Aaron Grijalva: From The Desert to Hamilton

Aaron Grijalva: From The Desert to Hamilton

Paul McAvoy, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

“I grew up in a desert, but it’s interesting because I see a lot of similarities between Hamilton and the Imperial Valley. They’re both places with that small town feel.” Aaron Grijalva, a senior...

Kobi Grant: The Future Is Always Uncertain

Kobi Grant: The Future Is Always Uncertain

Andie Cook, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

When asked the daunting question, “which three words would your friends use to describe you?” Kobi Grant had to take a minute to think it over, chuckling.  “I’m pretty rational … I’m not...

Writing and Russian: Sasha Balasanov on the Colgate Experience

Writing and Russian: Sasha Balasanov on the Colgate Experience

Sivi Colberg, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

When Sasha Balasanov began her first year at Colgate in 2017, she never anticipated graduating a semester early. Since graduating in December 2020, Balasanov has been working virtually from her off-campus...

Tori Pino on Being a Part of Something Bigger

Tori Pino on Being a Part of Something Bigger

Maggie Aulman, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

Tori Pino, a senior from Miami, Fla., is very grateful for how her four years at Colgate have shaped who she is today. Pino is a member of the varsity women’s crew team, a commentary writer for the Maroon-News,...

Senior Cecilia Kane continues her work as a Senior Admissions Fellow remotely, keeping the admissions process personal even as it goes digital.

Senior Spotlight: Cecilia Kane

Maggie Aulman, Maroon-News Staff April 24, 2020

Behind the incoming class of 2024 is the dedicated staff at the Office of Admission, including a select group of Senior Admissions Fellows. Senior Cecilia Kane, a geography and Spanish double concentrator...

Senior Spotlight: Caio Rodrigues Faria Brighenti

Senior Spotlight: Caio Rodrigues Faria Brighenti

Evan Robinson, Maroon-News Staff April 1, 2020

If you were ever into video games as a kid, chances are you heard on more than one occasion that they’re a waste of time. For Caio Rodrigues Faria Brighenti, however, a childhood love of computer games—Tibia...

Tatyana Anand

Senior Spotlight: Tatyana Anand

Ellie Cascio, Maroon-News Staff February 27, 2020

When asked her favorite place on campus, senior Tatyana Anand does not even need a beat to think before grinning and answering: “Case, obviously.”While many Colgate students spend their free hours...

Louisa Gould

Senior Spotlight: Louisa Gould

Ani Arzoumanian, Maroon-News Staff February 20, 2020

In high school, senior Louisa Gould was ranked the best high school beat-boxer in the Northeast U.S. and was nationally ranked among the best from other regions.“I got really into beatboxing through...

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