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The Colgate Maroon-News

The Coachella Vibe Shift: An Unwelcome Change

Heather Holm, Contributing Writer April 22, 2022

Fashion trends come and go, but many associate Coachella attire with its late 2010s era: flower crowns, oversized sunglasses, ripped denim shorts and leather fringe. The aesthetic borrowed heavily from...

A Framework for Understanding Cancel Culture

Mostafa Mohamed, Contributing Writer April 8, 2022

Much of the narrative surrounding cancel culture is centered around free speech and censorship. America’s political right characterizes it as totalitarian, and even Pope Francis has expressed fear that...

The Case for a Colgate Cafe

Heather Holm, Contributing Writer April 1, 2022

For many sleep-deprived college students, the first sip of caffeine is an essential part of any morning routine. The National Library of Medicine reported in 2019 that “caffeine, in any form, was consumed...

Colgate’s New Mask Guidance Should Make You Smile

Riley Rice, Contributing Writer February 25, 2022

Over the last two years, it occurred to many college students that they may not see campus mask requirements lifted before their graduation day. First and second year students haven’t known anything...

Hot Topic: Church and State – A Stronger Divide

Robert “Jerry” Pfeifer , Contributing Writer November 19, 2021

A big point of contention on religion and the pro-life vs. pro-choice debate is whether the Catholic Church should deny Communion to President Joseph R. Biden for being a proponent of pro-choice. Denying...

Hot Topic: Big-Tech vs. Free Speech

Robert “Jerry” Pfeifer , Contributing Writer November 5, 2021

Technology companies have built monopolies through social media platforms and have asserted their censorship authority to violate the First Amendment and force their “personal” beliefs on the public....

Hot Topic: Cancel Yik Yak 

Isabelle Jacobs, Contributing Writer October 29, 2021

I didn't even have to go outside to hear about the increase in COVID-19 cases earlier this semester, the Jug re-opening, or what was going on in the freshman dorms. I had Yik Yak. In a time where we're...

Hot Topic: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: a Fantastic Novel and Film

Robert "Jerry" Pfeifer, Staff Writer August 22, 2021

[SPOILER ALERT] Over the summer, I worked my first job as a server at a local restaurant. I worked long hours but still had too much time at home to sit in anticipation of arriving at Colgate. When...

More School Spirit at Sporting Events

Anya Steinmetz, Maroon-News Staff February 27, 2020

When I went on a tour for Colgate in the spring of my junior year of high school, my tour guide walked backward and waved hello to every other person that walked by. Students and alumni told me that practically...

Accessibility and Accommodations

Michele Shannon, Maroon-News Staff February 27, 2020

Colgate University is known for its beautiful architecture, its location on a hill and its upstate New York scenery. One problem that comes with all of these qualities, however, is that they do not take...

A More Walkable Campus

Kara Schindler, Commentary Editor February 27, 2020

I know that advocating for Colgate’s campus to be more walkable may seem pointless given this school’s characteristically steep surroundings and the perpetual layer of ice that coats the sidewalks,...

Why a “Free-For-All” Roommate Search Is a Bad Idea

Alique Fisher, Maroon-News Staff February 20, 2020

The transition from high school to college is an overwhelming process as it is. Requiring incoming freshmen to find roommates themselves would simply be another burden.When I had decided on attending Colgate,...

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