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Unpopular Opinion: I’m Going to Miss Hearing About the College Admissions Scandal

Dylan Shi, Contributing Writer April 23, 2021

Seeing how there’s almost nothing as tired as yet another tale about a “self-made” figure with a business “built from the ground up," who is supposedly emblematic of the American dream but is actually...

Unpopular Opinion: The Trails at Colgate Are Underrated

Jesse Harris, Staff Writer April 16, 2021

As with every college campus, there will always be places and buildings that you go your four years as a student without ever entering, or maybe even knowing about. While I do feel that it is easier to...

Unpopular Opinion: A Critique on Bumble

Jesse Harris, Staff Writer April 9, 2021

In February of 2021, Whitney Wolfe Herd became the world’s youngest self-made woman billionaire. You might not know her name — much less her story — but chances are you know her company: Bumble. Originally,...

Unpopular Opinion: “It’s the Phone” Might be Valid

Jesse Harris, Contributing Writer April 2, 2021

My friends often tell me the fact that my phone is always on low-battery is the singular thing that doesn’t make sense about me. They consider it a gap in my personality. To their point, I’d classify...

Unpopular Opinion: A Non-Vegan’s Take on Vegan Day

Jesse Harris, Contributing Writer March 5, 2021

Recently, Colgate Dining Services launched its first-ever plant-based event, Root for You, which took over Frank Dining Hall with entirely vegan options for both lunch and dinner. Although I had seen the...

I'm Not Ready for a Return to Normal Colgate

I’m Not Ready for a Return to Normal Colgate

Jesse Harris, Contributing Writer February 26, 2021

By this point in the semester, it feels as though everyone has learned to adjust to Colgate’s COVID-19 campus. Rolling out of bed for online classes, waiting in line at Frank to be seated when the capacity...

Unpopular Opinion: I Like the Stickers

Unpopular Opinion: I Like the Stickers

Walter Szafran, Contributing Writer February 26, 2021

Picture this: you’re walking with your head down to the Case-Geyer library. COVID-19 has replaced your normal, happy way of life and color has turned to black and white. You have a clouded brain from...

Unpopular Opinion: We Need to Stop Using Age as an Insult

Amanda Anowi, Contributing Writer February 12, 2021

I was scrolling through TikTok the other day and came across a video. It was about two people in a social media brawl: a woman calling out a 17-year-old because she was upset by something he had said....

Unpopular Opinion: Not All Quarantines Are Created Alike

Talia Yavorek, Contributing Writer February 1, 2021

Many of us are tired of hearing the words "unprecedented times," and especially, the word "quarantine." In a weird way, this semester’s quarantine seems way easier than first semester’s because we’ve...

Unpopular Opinion: Halloween is Overrated

Victoria Pino, Maroon-News Staff September 22, 2020

It is officially that time of year when the leaves are starting to change. People are trading their iced coffees for pumpkin spice lattes, and pumpkin bread is slowly replacing the banana bread craze....

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...

Unpopular Opinion: The Bachelor is Sexist

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...

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