The Colgate Maroon-News

It’s Not About Politics, It’s About Humanity

Kate Maro, Maroon-News Staff

February 27, 2020

The founding principles of this country and this institution are based upon equality and the common good. Principles, however, are not upheld without dissent. On the national stage, the Civil Rights Movement, Roe v. Wade, and McCarthyism represent ages of social unrest and disunity, wherein certain i...

Being Right: Another Democrat Doomed to Fail

Marc Moreira, Maroon-News Staff

February 27, 2020

It comes from a conservative mindset that each individual should be entitled to do what they want with their own money they have earned and that one shouldn’t judge what others do with their money. But, with Michael Bloomberg, a paradox has emerged. Is it fair to say that Bloomberg earned all his bi...

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...

Letter to the Editor: Statement from the Protest Organizers

February 27, 2020

Dear Members of the Student Body,We would like to extend our deepest thanks to everyone who participated in the protest last Thursday evening. Over 300 people filled Love Auditorium and the Olin lobby to assert our solidarity as POC, survivors and allies. We demonstrated to Heather Mac Donald, the c...

Minus the City: The Fetishization of Queer Sexuality

Graci Galvez, Maroon-News Staff

February 27, 2020

Dancing with my friends at a party, I noticed one of my friends being led astray. Knowing that this was her first time at a party, I kept an eye on her. The girl who had summoned my friend to dance gradually became more aggressive with her movements, keeping my friend’s body pressed tightly agains...

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 ...

Unpopular Opinion: Colgate Isn’t All That Competitive and That’s Okay

Haley Friefeld, Maroon-News Staff

February 20, 2020

Most of us would agree that the academic climate at Colgate is one of great rigor and demand. It’s not surprising to see students in the library working diligently for long hours with intense looks on their faces. Oftentimes, even when they gather together in groups, not a single grin is released. H...

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...

CTRL: Revisiting “HQ Trivia” and the Tech Trends of Yesterday

HQ Trivia Shuts Down

Caio Brighenti, Maroon-News Staff

February 20, 2020

The year is 2018. I’m a sophomore, trying to get ahead on readings on a Tuesday night in my Stillman dorm room. It’s 8:45p.m., and the “Stilly 3” GroupMe comes to life with messages proclaiming “HQ IN 15.” I head to the common room, where half the floor is ready, waiting expectantly for the ...

What’s Left: Democratic Diversity Dies in New Hampshire

Fabrizio Herrera Alfaro, Maroon-News Staff

February 20, 2020

After a political fiasco in the Iowa caucus, expectations for the New Hampshire primary were at an all time high, and it is safe to say that they did not disappoint. Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary with 25.7 percent of the vote, Pete Buttigieg came in second place with 24.4 percent and Amy K...

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