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A Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Must Work for the American People, not Big Business

Jackson Coleman, Maroon-News Staff

April 11, 2020

Urgent, decisive, and meaningful action is necessary to deal with what may be the largest and deadliest crisis of the 21st century, the COVID-19 outbreak. The trillion-dollar stimulus bill that was blocked by Senate Democrats on Sunday evening certainly was urgent and decisive, but unfortunately will n...

Sex, Love, and Social Distancing

Graci Galvez, Maroon-News Staff

April 11, 2020

The good news is, COVID-19 in its reproductive stage cannot be sexually transmitted. The bad news is, however, this, unfortunately, means nothing, as virtually any sexual act involves some kind of exchange of saliva, making it inevitable that participating in the hook-up scene will put you at risk. Casua...

Veritati: Let Us All Reconvene

Veritati: Let Us All Reconvene

The Colgate Maroon-News Editorial Board

April 7, 2020

Earlier this morning, President Brian Casey announced to the Colgate community that the Class of 2020’s much anticipated May 17 commencement ceremony would be canceled as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic. While President Casey canceled one celebration, he announced another: the Class of 2020 woul...

Sustainability Column: Dolphins in Venice

Sustainability Column: Dolphins in Venice

Will Krohn, Maroon-News Staff

April 1, 2020

Italy has been one of the countries hit hardest by the coronavirus. Here, nearly all economic activity, including tourism, has stopped. This seems like bad news for Venice, a huge tourist destination, but there is one caveat: their canals are clear for the first time in recent history. There are even ...

Business as Usual: Cruise Lines Continue to Sink

Richard Favlo, Maroon-News Staff

April 1, 2020

In the midst of a global stock market meltdown, most sectors have seen share prices depreciate rather quickly. However, there have been few industries that have endured the onslaught that is currently pushing cruise lines across the world to the brink of collapse.  The three largest cruise lines in operation ...

Channeling Rexford Tugwell in an age of Pandemics

Wynter Schnell, Maroon-News Staff

April 1, 2020

Meet Rexford Tugwell. He was in FDR’s iconic “Brain Trust,” a team of academics that helped his administration develop social and economic policy. As a specialist in national planning, Tugwell believed the government should use large, centralized plans to lift the economy out of the Great Depr...

Veritati: Continuing Coverage and Maintaining Momentum During COVID-19 Pandemic

Veritati: Continuing Coverage and Maintaining Momentum During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Colgate Maroon-News Editorial Board

March 20, 2020

Colgate, we are heartbroken. Receiving an unexpected dismissal from campus near the end of the academic year is devastating to the community for an overwhelmingly long list of reasons. The class of 2020 has been robbed of their senior spring and the underclassmen have been robbed of precious time with th...

Sustainability Column: Harnessing the Wind to Power Our Cities

Will Krohn, Maroon-News Staff

March 12, 2020

In the North Sea, off the coast of England, one of the biggest wind farms in the world has just finished construction, supplying 1.2 gigawatts of renewable power to England, providing electricity for over 1 million English homes. The project is called Hornsea One, and it’s the first phase of three...

Veritati: COVID-19 Campus Responses

The Colgate Maroon-News Editorial Board

March 11, 2020

There is no denying the eerie atmosphere settling over Colgate’s campus right now. Most students spent the hours leading up to this evening attempting to predict when the university would address its COVID-19 guidelines and an email would land in our collective inboxes. Fueled by a 24-hour news cycle w...

Continuing the Conversation: A Response to Heather Mac Donald

Tamara Chapro, Maroon-News Staff

March 5, 2020

The same Colgate students, myself included, that had recognized the power of their voices, have been seemingly rendered mute. In the days leading up to and following Mac Donald’s visit on campus, it was hard to avoid hearing her name up the hill. Yet, the mass hysteria she provoked has been reduced...

Minus the City: A Feminist Approach to Pornography

Graci Galvez, Maroon-News Staff

March 5, 2020

To be or not to be… anti-porn? For decades there has been a heated debate on whether or not porn promotes the sexual objectification of women. Some say it certainly does, as “mainstream pornography” (porn that is created for mass consumption and is usually free, like the notorious Pornhub) is ...

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 ...

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