The Colgate Maroon-News

Unpopular Opinion: The Case Against the Grind

Amarachi Iheanyichukwu

February 6, 2020

Most people who know me know that I do not sleep, at least not at night. In fact, the entirety of this article was written during those early hours in which one is unable to correctly discern whether it is yet appropriate to say, “good morning.” I can often be found stumbling through campus bleary...

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...

Being Right: Drastic Measures Are Neither Wise Nor Necessary

Marc Moreira, Maroon-News Staff

February 6, 2020

The role of the government should be minimal in the lives of the citizens of a society. The government should not have a significant role in regulating business nor in managing the economy. However, the government should maintain a role in protecting its citizens and, if there is an event that threat...

What’s Left: The Dangers of a Sense of False Comfort

J.J. Citron, Maroon-News Staff

February 6, 2020

There have been nearly 12,000 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in China as of February 1. The respiratory virus can travel through the air, yet symptoms take between two and 14 days to appear, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The virus’s epicenter is located in Wuhan, China. ...

Minus the City: Why You Should Delete Tinder, But Won’t

Graci Galvez, Maroon-News Staff

February 6, 2020

Tinder has brought about a full-scale revolution in online dating. What used to be a long process of creating a detailed profile just to then find a pretty good match, has now become a matter of a swipe to the left or to the right. Tinder has, in a sense, diminished the opportunity of finding a genuine h...

CTRL: Is 2020 the Beginning of Tech Industry Stagnation?

Caio Brighenti, Maroon-News Staff

February 6, 2020

Last year, writing this column on Super Bowl Sunday was easy. Just between Google and Amazon, I had more smart home commercials to talk about than I knew what to do with—and that’s not even counting all the other tech-related commercials that aired.Commercials are a window into another world: a perfe...

Unpopular Opinion: Rewriting My College Essay

Kara Schindler, Commentary Editor

January 30, 2020

Objectively, using my new position as Commentary Editor to write a personal reflection about my college essay may seem like an extraordinarily narcissistic way to kick off the first issue of the year. But bear with me, because I think I might be onto something.Five long years ago, I wrote my college ad...

CTRL: Are Smart Assistants Finally Smart Enough?

Caio Brighenti, Maroon-News Staff

January 30, 2020

Four years ago Google released the “Google Assistant” and began the digital assistant endeavor in earnest. Yes, by that point Siri, Cortana and Alexa had already been around for years, but, let’s be honest, these assistants were little more than cool party tricks for the first few years. The Goog...

Revive J-Term to Celebrate Curiosity and Offer Students Unique Experiences

Tommy Riccio, Maroon-News Staff

January 30, 2020

Every January, students return from a long winter recess to old and new friends, academic endeavors and experiences. In my experience, the excitement is palpable. However, the slog of winter weather and the acceleration of coursework quickly ensues. We are back on the metaphorical gerbil wheel. One d...

Business as Usual: The Fairness of Tesla Inc. Valuation

Richard Falvo, Maroon-News Staff

January 30, 2020

Earlier this month, auto manufacturer Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) eclipsed a market capitalization of $100 billion, making it the second-largest auto company in the world. After passing Volkswagen for second place, Tesla now trails only Toyota Motor Corporation ($232 billion) in the race for World’s ...

Being Right: The Witness Debacle: Another Game of Political Charades

Ryan Zoellner, Maroon-News Staff

January 30, 2020

Another week passes, another chapter goes by in the impeachment melodrama that, at this point, is only being read with any interest by its own participants looking for press about themselves.Today’s question: should the Senate vote to hear witnesses omitted from the House inquiry last month? That being the mo...

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