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Being Right Ambition, Politics, and the New Hampshire Primary

Anthony Palazzola, Maroon-News Staff

February 20, 2020

In Federalist Paper No. 51, James Madison declared that “ambition must be made to counteract ambition.” Clearly, Madison warned that ambition can be a threat to America’s political system. But ambition can also be a threat to the politician obsessed with it. That is, a politician's ambition may...

Minus the City: The “Orgasm Gap”: What College Men Need To Know

The O Gap

Graci Galvez, Maroon-News Staff

February 20, 2020

“Yeah, I never give a girl head,” a senior in college once told me, “but she can give me head if she wants to.” Confused, I asked “then how do you know if the girl orgasms during sex?” He said, “trust me, I just know.”Given the rabid hookup culture that exists here at Colgate, it’s a...

Veritati: Moving Forward

The Colgate Maroon-News Editorial Board

February 20, 2020

Moving forward, the Editorial Board of The Colgate Maroon-News will publish a weekly editorial addressing current events, university policies, campus culture and controversies that arise throughout the year. This new column, dubbed by our staff “Veritati”, will be replacing the Editor’s Column, a...

The Racial Implications of Talking About Coronavirus


Eva Wen, Maroon-News Staff

February 13, 2020

The recent Coronavirus outbreak has led to heated arguments around increasing racial tension and xenophobia towards Asian populations around the world. Besides the worldwide protests against Chinese travelers and pronounced racial remarks towards Asian population, a now-deleted Instagram post from Un...

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...

Understanding Trump’s Continued Success

Anthony Palazzola, Maroon-News Staff

February 13, 2020

For President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, the last few weeks have been great. In fact, they have been so good that the chance of the president being reelected has increased to about 60 percent, according to The Washington Examiner. It is important to analyze why this trend is occuring. First, T...

Being Right: President Trump’s Tribute to American Greatness

Patrick Taylor, Maroon-News Staff

February 13, 2020

President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address was a smart and dynamic speech in many ways. Not only did the president highlight the economic and political achievements of his administration, but he delivered a patriotic message that only made his opposition’s response seem all the more divi...

What’s Left: The State of Disunion: Trump Misses Again

Fabrizio Herrera Alfaro, Maroon-News Staff

February 13, 2020

President Donald Trump’s State of the Union was shocking, to say the least, but maybe we should be used to him by now. Trump showed just how “presidential” he was by snubbing Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi's handshake, but hey, what else could we expect from an orange buffoon who cares more abo...

Minus the City: “Carpe-Dieming” Valentine’s Day

Graci Galvez, Maroon-News Staff

February 13, 2020

A national holiday dedicated to expressing your love and appreciation to the important people in your life. Lots of candy and chocolate, pretty flowers, maybe a fancy dinner, possibly even sex. Sounds like the perfect holiday, right? It might sound like the perfect holiday in theory. But in actuality, ...

Unpopular Opinion: The Bachelor is Sexist

Unpopular Opinion

Alique Fisher, Maroon-News Staff

February 13, 2020

Another plague is taking over the Colgate campus, and anyone can fall victim to it. It’s called The Bachelor. Every Monday night, the allure of drama-filled reality TV draws students away from their work and into its mesmerizing world, which is now in its riveting 24th season starring Peter Weber. De...

Iowa vs. Technical Difficulties

Glynnis Harvey, Managing Editor

February 7, 2020

Monday’s Iowa caucus was, in one word, a mess. What promised to be the most innovative and transparent caucus in history turned into a fiasco of a poorly executed app followed by campaigns trying to get out ahead of the results before they are finalized. Caucuses represent one of the truest forms...

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