The Colgate Maroon-News

Rethinking Romance in Film

Daniel Dougherty, Maroon-News Staff

November 22, 2019

The great sin of romance films is that they’re terribly interesting. We’re swept up in all the familiar moves. There’s a chance meeting, followed by an initial dislike. The banter goes from pointed to playful, and the lead actors reveal their vulnerable sides. They grow closer until a beautifully ...

The Tea on Bottled Water

Mari Pennybacker, Maroon-News Staff

November 22, 2019

Everyone has their pet peeves: slow walkers, loud laughers, that guy in your Challenges class who won’t stop clicking his pen, people who ask “Can I ask you a question?” (you already did!). If you can’t already tell, all of these things bother me. However, I have a bigger pet peeve: bottled wat...

CTRL: Disney Plus Closes the Book on the Golden Age of Streaming

Caio Brighenti, Maroon-News Staff

November 22, 2019

I used to be a wide-eyed millennial, equipped with the power of my parent’s Netflix account password and enchanted with the belief that I’d never have to worry about stupid cable packages to binge my favorite shows. I always understood that some things, such as HBO’s Game of Thrones, would nev...

Business as Usual: Party City’s Balloon Finally Pops

Richard Falvo, Maroon-News Staff

November 22, 2019

If you happened to be holding a long position (betting the price will increase) in Party City (NYSE: PRTY) on November 6, you would have experienced a loss of over 67 percent by the start of the next trading day. After reporting Quarter 3 2019 earnings figures before trading hours on November 7, the st...

Being Right: Regulation Should Be Up to Congress, Not the Courts

Marc Moreira, Maroon-News Staff

November 22, 2019

The 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was nothing short of a tragedy. Adam Lanza, the shooter, shot his mother, 20 children, and seven school officials before taking his own life. In response to the tragedy, the families of the victims have filed a lawsuit against Remington Arms, arguing ...

What’s Left: Gun Manufacturers Must Be Held Accountable

Jackson Coleman, Maroon-News Staff

November 22, 2019

Last Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal filed by firearm manufacturer Remington Arms to block a lawsuit brought by relatives of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The families argued that Remington should be held partially liable for the 2012 shooting because their AR-15...

Editor’s Column: Nostalgia

Alena Maiolo, Baker’s Dozen Editor

November 22, 2019

This past week in my Greek class, we learned the etymology of the word nostalgia. The word in English means “a wistful yearning or affection for the past,” but it comes from two ancient Greek words: “nostos,” meaning a return to home, and “algos,” meaning pain. I left class that day and my t...

Unpopular Opinion: Stop Idolizing the Toho

Jesse Levinson, Maroon-News Staff

November 14, 2019

It’s around that time of the year when first-years start to develop some social confidence. Good for them, I guess. But as this confidence builds—as friend groups develop and the veil of the Jug is lifted to reveal that it’s actually kind of creepy after all—new obstacles reveal themselves. The...

Business as Usual: The Giving Pledge and its Impact on Society

Richard Falvo, Maroon-News Staff

November 14, 2019

For this week’s edition of “Business As Usual”, I have decided to deviate from the normal path of discussing specific worldly events or stock movements to instead focus on an idea greater than profits and losses: giving back to the community. In an era of instantaneous news composed of divisive ...

Colgate, Unplugged: 13 Steps for Sustainable Success

Kelsey Bonham, Maroon-News Staff

November 14, 2019

It’s that time of year again! November 3 through November 17 is the Office of Sustainability’s annual Colgate Unplugged event, an initiative to reduce electricity use in first-year residence halls. In honor of Colgate Unplugged, I've come up with a list of tips on reducing electricity and paying at...

Being Right: The Decline of Warren Begins

Connor Madalo, Maroon-News Staff

November 14, 2019

Coming out of the October Democratic debate, Senator Elizabeth Warren was looking like the new Democratic frontrunner. Virtually every candidate on stage, including Mayor Pete Buttigieg, took a shot at her. And while many of her defenses felt rehearsed, she emerged as the candidate everyone was talk...

What’s Left: Make Healthcare Affordable for Everyone

Karen Zhang, Maroon-News Staff

November 14, 2019

On Friday November 1, Elizabeth Warren released her plan to finance Medicare for All, proposing 20.5 trillion dollars in new federal spending to provide health insurance to everyone in the United States. The large spending, as she proposes, will largely come from employer transfers of money that they cu...

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