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Letter to the Editor: Gay Culture as a Multidimensional ‘Issue’?

February 23, 2024

Dear Colgate Community, There is no singular way to categorize the “culture” of the LGBTQ+ community, yet a recent commentary titled “Unpopular Opinion: The Issue With ‘Gay Culture’” attempts...

Political Linguistics: How Language Disadvantages Women

Political Linguistics: How Language Disadvantages Women

Amanda Krowitz, Commentary Editor February 23, 2024

When asked to think of a leader, what image comes to mind? What does a leader look and sound like?  Or, perhaps I should specify, what does he look like? Because the word “leader” implicates the...

’Gate Take: Institutions Like Colgate Should Normalize a Culture of Accessibility on College Campuses

Hope Sacco, Contributing Writer February 23, 2024

It’s practically a rite of passage for Colgate University students to condition themselves to the rugged terrain that covers the majority of campus. The phrase “rugged terrain” is a euphemism in...

Reckless Creation: The Line Between Responsibility and Technological Innovation

Ciara Sanders, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

The recipe for a good Super Bowl ad is fairly simple: a handful of celebrities and a punchline or two. With such a large audience watching, it is almost impossible to not persuade someone to buy your product....

Limits of US Influence in the Middle East

Limits of US Influence in the Middle East

Ale Lewis, Contributing Writer February 23, 2024

In a phone call on the night of Feb. 11, according to NBC News, United States President Joe Biden advised Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu against a ground assault on Rafah, a densely-populated...

Is the List of World Leaders Reprimanding Israel Growing?

Is the List of World Leaders Reprimanding Israel Growing?

Michael Naness, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is facing backlash for controversial remarks regarding the Israel-Hamas conflict, comparing Israel’s activity in Gaza to Germany’s crimes during the Holocaust. Speaking...

The Grip of Group Thinking: The Quantitative Effect of Conformity on Performance

The Grip of Group Thinking: The Quantitative Effect of Conformity on Performance

Max Beck, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

I’ve observed that it has become commonplace in visual storytelling to discourage conformity on the account that it erases individuality. After all, it is a valid question as to how we can be contributory...

You Don’t Need Another Water Bottle

You Don’t Need Another Water Bottle

Rylee Hatch, Arts & Features Editor February 16, 2024

The Stanley Tumbler is today’s “it” cup. But does this recently popular alternative to disposable water bottles come at its own cost to sustainability? Thanks in part to social media, the Stanley...

The ICJ Case Against Israel Evokes Memories of Bosnia

The ICJ Case Against Israel Evokes Memories of Bosnia

Boen Beavers, Assistant Commentary Editor February 16, 2024

The Republic of South Africa filed a landmark application on Dec. 29, 2023, for proceedings against the state of Israel through the International Court of Justice (ICJ). South Africa contended that Israel...

What Another Trump Presidency Could Mean for Ukraine

Molly O'Brien, Contributing Writer February 16, 2024

As we near the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, many uncertainties continue to loom over Ukraine’s fate. This ambiguity is coupled with the United States’ upcoming presidential...

Unpopular Opinion: The Issue With ‘Gay Culture’

Unpopular Opinion: The Issue With ‘Gay Culture’

Ean Hill, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

I have never felt ‘connected’ to gay culture in any meaningful way, nor have I ever wished to become so. I left the first pride parade I ever attended disgusted. Men dressed scantily and sexually,...

Colgate Doesnt Feel Safe Anymore

Colgate Doesn’t Feel Safe Anymore

Elli Ament, Managing Editor February 16, 2024

I used to always feel safe at Colgate University. I left my laptop alone in the library without a second thought. I walked home by myself late at night with ease. It has never once occurred to me that...

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