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Minus the City: Closeted, Straight Colgate Men Are Ruining the Online Dating Scene for the Gay Community

Graci Galvez, Maroon-News Staff

October 15, 2020

As a cis-woman who has never experienced life on Grindr, I’ve always been interested in taking a look at the platform from the point of view of a user, to see how exactly the app looks and works. A queer friend of mine allowed me to get an inside look at the platform and my general understanding of...

A River that Belongs to None: The Nile River Dispute

Chase O'Brien-Steele, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

The Nile River, for all of its recent history, has been a crucial geographic feature in Africa’s landscape. The fertile lands around the Nile have provided livable and farmable land to its inhabitants. In modern times, the Nile has been a hotly contested resource. Since Egypt completed the Aswan Dam i...

The Presidential Debate: A “Debate” to Forget

Michael Hanratty, Maroon-News Staff

October 15, 2020

The winner may not have been clear, but the loser was: we, the people. On Sept. 29, the first presidential debate was at best painful and at worst downright unwatchable, bearing more resemblance to a spirited bingo night at a retirement home than the pinnacle of Presidential politics. Still, only one candi...

The Real People Who Confirm A Supreme Court Justice

Elli Ament, Maroon-News Staff

October 15, 2020

Two weeks before Justice Brett Kavanaugh had his confirmation vote, at about 10:30 p.m., the then Secretary for the Majority Laura Dove was complaining to fellow cloakroom staffers about difficulty scheduling the confirmation vote. Many senators were slated to fly home the weekend the original vote w...

Why the United States Shouldn’t Intervene Between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Nathan Biller, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

In Eastern Europe, few borders are as heavily disputed as that between Armenia and Azerbaijan.  These two former Soviet states are fiercely competitive over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, having fought a war over ownership of the territory from 1988 to 1994, and having periodically engaged in skirmis...

What’s Left: VP Debate

Momin Razzaque, Maroon-News Staff

October 15, 2020

Last Tuesday, America witnessed the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. The debate, a tragic allegory of the backsliding of American liberal democracy, saw Trump’s most pugnacious public performance thus far. Major media outlets reacted wit...

Being Right: Mess on Aisle One, Calling Pence For Clean-Up

Victoria Pino, Maroon-News Staff

October 15, 2020

There are two words that immediately come to my mind when I attempt to summarize the first presidential debate of 2020 to my friends that opted out of the experience, and those words are: dumpster fire. The entire debate, from start to finish, lacked any sense of decorum and purpose. It felt like I was...

Letter to the Editor: A Response to “Another Failure to Launch”

Abigail Flynn and Akshara Ramaseshan

October 10, 2020

To begin, we would like to state that we take no issue with the author expressing frustration with this semester. Every student is handling COVID-19 differently and it is important to acknowledge that some are struggling more than others. Those voices are important. Mental health is a real concern all th...

Extend Sustainable Practices Beyond COVID-19

Domenique Masi and Eva Wen

October 10, 2020

Attention to sustainability has always been a key ingredient to the Colgate formula. It’s a talking point in campus tours, admission materials and in student lives. In its bicentennial year (2019), Colgate reached carbon neutrality while working towards its goal of being a “zero-landfill waste campus...

An Open Letter to Professors: Give Us a Break

Ashley Bound

October 10, 2020

Dear Professors,  As I started writing this, I kept going back and forth between whether or not I wanted to share it. I thought about being the only one who felt this way, and wondered if this would be better to send to a therapist rather than the Maroon-News. Then I remembered that my Saturday night ...

Business As Usual: Latest Jobs Report Could Suggest A Slowing Economic Recovery

Richard Falvo, Staff Writer

October 10, 2020

Ever since COVID-19 began to inflict swift global economic devastation, many figures in the political and financial worlds have called for an equally swift “V-shaped” recovery to take place. Advocates of such a theory claim that while the domestic economy has endured a monumental drop, the path fro...

World News: The Abraham Accords: Diplomacy’s Second Wind in the Middle East

Nathan Biller, Staff Writer

October 10, 2020

It was an unprecedented sight. On September 15, President Donald J. Trump was joined on the South Lawn by Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel, Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates and Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani from the Kingdom of Bahrain. Not long ago it would be unthin...

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