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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...

We Need to Embrace Uncomfortable Learning

Valentina Mejia, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

According to Colgate University’s website, Colgate’s Core Curriculum aims to expose students “to diverse fields of study and modes of intellectual and creative inquiry across the curriculum and [further]...

Graphic: Heather Holm

The Importance of Affirmative Action

Annabel Morris, Executive Editor May 5, 2023

Affirmative action has historically been used for the purpose of increasing diversity in university student bodies, especially in the admissions process. The precedent of using race-conscious measures...

Graphic: Heather Holm

Why is New York Scaling Back Criminal Justice Reform?

Annabel Morris, Executive Editor April 21, 2023

In 2019, New York passed a criminal justice reform bill that radically changed the landscape of pretrial detention in the state. Hailed as one of the most liberal bail reform measures yet taken in the...

Implications for Israel’s New Far-Right Government

Annabel Morris, Executive Editor March 10, 2023

Recently, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shifted the government to follow a strong far-right agenda, and he plans to upend the Israeli judicial system while he’s at it. With an emphasis...

Does Police Accountability Only Apply When the Officers are Men of Color?

Does Police Accountability Only Apply When the Officers are Men of Color?

Annabel Morris, Executive Editor February 10, 2023

In yet another showing of the failures of our policing system, a young Black father was murdered by police officers during an incident at a traffic stop. According to National Public Radio, the victim,...

Why Democrats Need to Stop Blaming Black People for Election Losses

Anastasia Thumser, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

Georgia is one of the nation’s most diverse and politically divided states. With a Black population of 31 percent that was instrumental in the campaign to turn Georgia blue in the 2020 presidential election,...

Underrepresented States Deserve More Attention

Anastasia Thumser, Contributing Writer November 4, 2022

New York, and more generally the surrounding tri-state area, is undoubtedly culturally distinct. Known for its stereotypes of snobbery, fast-paced lifestyles and a lack of small talk, the North East is...

You Have No Idea Where You Are

You Have No Idea Where You Are

Riley Rice, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

Have you reckoned Madison County much? Have you reckoned Upstate New York much? As the vast majority of you reading this are likely students at Hamilton’s own "academic outpost in the wilderness," you...

Colgate Community: Are Representation and Inclusiveness Realities for Students of Color?

Hope Sacco, Contributing Writer September 16, 2022

Colgate prides itself on its policies related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), along with its generous financial aid packages and visible diversity. Still, it’s no mystery to students that...

Colgate Must Do More To Recognize Indigenous History and Struggles

Colgate Must Do More To Recognize Indigenous History and Struggles

Edward Zhang, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

Underneath all of the United States’ power and wealth are the sacrifices made by those who believed that the arc of history would inevitably bend toward progress and justice. Their undying hope and buy-in...

National Urban League Annual Report Highlights Hypocrisy of America’s ‘Egalitarian Values’

Nya Herron, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

The National Urban League (NUL) released its annual report on the State of Black America on Tuesday, and for those who stay aware of race relations in our country, the findings are disturbing but not surprising....

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