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Fulbright Scholars Unite Digitally to Demand Clarity in Wake of Coronavirus Crisis

Lundt and her fellow state-mates in Sabah with the US ambassador to Malaysia.

Amarachi Iheanyichukwu, Assistant Commentary Editor

May 18, 2020

Forced to return to their respective homes following the growing severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, scholars of the prestigious Fulbright Program have spent the past two months painstakingly collecting correspondence with program officials and personal accounts from displaced fellows in an effort to address...

Luckin Coffee Runs Out of Luck

Richard Favlo, Maroon-News Staff

May 18, 2020

Luckin Coffee, a Chinese coffeehouse chain that has been championed as the potential threat to Starbucks’ success in Asia, recently released damning news to all stakeholders in the company. On April 2, the firm announced that an internal investigation into the intricacies of business operations found th...

Why The Pandemic was Inevitable

Wynter Schnell, Maroon-News Staff

May 18, 2020

 After a few days of struggling to find inspiration for my next commentary piece, I found myself hopping around chapter 2 of Environment: The Science Behind The Stories. This was a course textbook from the Environmental Science class taught during my senior year of high school by a teacher named Paul Fr...

The Importance of Reality TV in Quarantine

The Importance of Reality TV in Quarantine

Ava Wigdor, Maroon-News Staff

May 18, 2020

My name is Ava Wigdor and I am addicted to reality television. We all have guilty pleasures—those things that prompt side glances, judging laughter and possibly alter the way people think about us if it ever came up. Today, I would like to talk to you a little about mine. Some call it embarrassing, tra...

Failure to Launch: How It Feels to Graduate Right Now

Failure to Launch: How It Feels to Graduate Right Now

Kate Hinsche, Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2020

As a writer, I love literary essays. I’ve spent my senior year obsessing over the essay “The Opposite of Loneliness.” If you want to know what to read during quarantine, I say read that. Then read it again. If you’re graduating, read it until those words imprint on your every fiber. “The ...

Unpopular Opinion: The ‘Translucent Lining’ of Quarantine

Unpopular Opinion: The ‘Translucent Lining’ of Quarantine

Kara Schindler, Commentary Editor

April 29, 2020

In a stunning resurrection of the math skills I haven’t used since my first-year seminar (FSEM), I recently observed that I’ve been a student for two decades now (that is, if you’re willing to include my formative years of regurgitating sounds and noises verbally plagiarized from Dragon Tales). Whi...

Mental Health and Healthy Habits in Quarantine

Mental Health and Healthy Habits in Quarantine

Courtney Day, Maroon-News Staff

April 27, 2020

The realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine are already enough to bring anyone down, but for those struggling with mental health issues, this period of isolation is an even more challenging time. Across the world, thousands of people have been laid off and loved ones are dying. For students, the ca...

We Can’t Ignore Allegations Against Biden

We Can’t Ignore Allegations Against Biden

Kirby Goodman, News Editor

April 15, 2020

I was 17 when Donald Trump was elected over Hillary Clinton in 2016. Just a few months shy of voting age, I was shocked, disappointed and afraid for what Trump’s presidency meant for our country. Now, it is hard to express how disheartened and morally compromised I feel that I must vote for Joe Biden,...

Inequity in the Online Classroom

Inequity in the Online Classroom

Nicholas Quinn, Maroon-News Staff

April 11, 2020

Governors across the nation are closing schools, both indefinitely or permanently for the 2019-2020 school year. While these hubs of learning may no longer operate, students must continue to ascertain knowledge to progress through the American education system that shapes many of our lives.  I am not t...

Post-Abroad Quarantine

Megan Nicholson, Maroon-News Staff

April 11, 2020

Not only was the spring semester of my junior year cut short, but due to the global pandemic, my semester studying abroad came to a premature end as well. Studying with the Colgate London History Study Group with Professor Rotter, Professor Kaimal and a group of other enthusiastic history students, ...

Family Strife is Some Students’ Invisible Struggle During COVID-19

Kelsey Bonham, Maroon-News Staff

April 11, 2020

I read an article in The New York Times recently about how the switch to online classes at colleges around the country is laying bare socioeconomic inequalities among students that may be less visible on campus. Not only is access to the Internet variable for different students, but even seemingly tr...

You Are Not The Only One In the COVID-19 Fight

Eva Wen, Maroon-News Staff

April 11, 2020

March 10, President Brian Casey sent out an email encouraging the Colgate community to stay on campus during Spring Break and asking all traveling students to return to campus on March 23 to engage in classes online for three weeks, in accordance with the practice of social distancing. Colgate group chats and Fa...

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