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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, but hear me out. One of the reasons I came to Colgate is because of its undeniably beautiful surroundi...

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 “everyone knows everyone” by the end of their four years at Colgate. Every person who ...

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 into account handicap accessibility. The COOP is one of the few buildings that has a ramp accompany...

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, one of my first concerns was who I would be sharing a room with. Rumors had been circling that Co...

The Positives of Picking: A Survey Can’t Tell the Whole Story

Eva Wen, Maroon-News Staff

February 20, 2020

Colgate stopped allowing roommate selection for first-year students in 2018. Thus, there is a split on campus today between juniors and seniors who had the chance to choose their first-year roommates and current  sophomores and first-years who did not. As a result, current students may ask, “Why w...

Colgate’s Core Curriculum Can’t Continue

Miller Downer, Assistant Commentary Editor

February 13, 2020

As more than twenty Colgate students begrudgingly funnel into their 8:20 clutching copies of Plato's Republic, it becomes evidently clear that not only did no one do the reading, but everyone is also perfectly fine with sitting walleyed as a Physics professor drones on for 75 minutes about their after...

The Benefits of Making Learning Open and Accessible

Michele Shannon, Maroon-News Staff

February 13, 2020

As a sophomore here at Colgate, I am currently in my final semester of taking classes that fit into the core requirements. After having met these requirements over the past four semesters, I am able to reflect on the positive experiences that this curriculum has provided. To start, as the Core Curri...

A Non-Athlete’s Perspective: Don’t Give Greek Life More Power

Elizabeth McNamara, Maroon-News Staff

February 6, 2020

Colgate has come to be synonymous with Greek life. Though the prevalence of fraternities and sororities on campus has historically incited great debate among students and administrators alike, there’s no doubting that Greek letters play an integral role in the University’s social fabric. Colgate welc...

An Athlete’s Perspective: The Benefits of Broadening Your Horizons

Sophia Manners, Maroon-News Staff

February 6, 2020

As an active member of Colgate’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams and the sorority Gamma Phi Beta, I would say rushing as an athlete was one of the greatest things I have done. Coming into college as a first-year on the team allowed me to feel more confident and comfortable knowing that I a...

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