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The Oldest College Weekly in America. Founded 1868.

The Colgate Maroon-News

The Oldest College Weekly in America. Founded 1868.

The Colgate Maroon-News

Deference to the Small Town Life

Richie Rosen, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

It was pretty strange over Thanksgiving break to go from the dreariness of Hamilton to the breakneck pace of Los Angeles after not being home for three months. And I don't think I'm alone in feeling this...

Unpopular Opinion: In Defense of Frank’s Dry Chicken

Unpopular Opinion: In Defense of Frank’s Dry Chicken

LJ Coady, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

Nothing is more maligned, abused, mocked and abhorred on this campus than the grilled chicken breast regularly served at Frank Dining Hall. The unassuming slices of plain white meat are constantly attacked...

Unpopular Opinion: Our Latino Families Are Pretty Racist

Josephine DeBono, Contributing Writer October 7, 2022

I am 14 years old, having tea in my Tia Olga's house; gossip in our family is nothing short of religious, so when the conversation turns to one of my cousin's newest girlfriends, I am acutely tuned in....

Unpopular Opinion: The Case For Cardio

Unpopular Opinion: The Case For Cardio

Richie Rosen, Contributing Writer September 23, 2022

It’s a sad reality that the word ‘cardio’ has garnered such a negative reputation in the fitness community these days. People either seem to neglect it entirely, out of a sense of extreme spite,...

Unpopular Opinion: Fiction and Nonfiction Are Equally Important

Kyle Mayers, Contributing Writer September 16, 2022

Your literature collection should be full of fiction and nonfiction, not one or the other. For a lot of people, reading has always been a bore. Throughout primary and secondary school, we’re taught...

The Case for Decriminalizing Drugs

Eddy Zhang, Commentary Editor September 9, 2022

In the United States, the same negative effects of the prohibition of alcohol can be seen today with the prohibition of drugs overall. Instead of treating drug abuse as a medical issue, we have collectively...

Your Proclivity for Peanut Butter is Petrifying

Your Proclivity for Peanut Butter is Petrifying

Kyle Mayers, Contributing Writer August 21, 2022

Glued to my seat at the dinner table, five-year-old me waits nervously as my mother stirs a jar of peanut butter. The sound of the oil and peanut grounds mixing together is the equivalent of nails scratching...

A Bone to Pick with Bikers

A Bone to Pick with Bikers

James Sexton-Holtmeier, Contributing Writer May 6, 2022

Whether it be as a hobby or as a means of transportation, I would argue that biking is not only overrated, but it is also a major inconvenience to others. I must admit that I myself do not actually know...

Intramural Sports: The Best Activity for First-Year Students

Eli Metzger, Contributing Writer April 22, 2022

I owe much of the success of my first year at Colgate to the institution of intramural sports. Entering college, I received a hefty amount of advice revolving around personal choices. I was instructed...

Unpopular Opinion: ‘The Bachelor’ Should be Canceled

Unpopular Opinion: ‘The Bachelor’ Should be Canceled

Samantha Wotring, Staff Writer April 15, 2022

Like many other people in their late teens and early 20s, I have a regular guilty pleasure: “The Bachelor,” and its gender-reversed counterpart “The Bachelorette.” I started watching late in high...

The Real Winner of the Oscars Slap: Stand-Up Comedy

Eli Metzger, Contributing Writer April 8, 2022

When we look back on the fiasco of last week’s Academy Awards, there will be no heroes. No human ones, anyway. The inciting incident, in which Best Actor nominee (and eventual winner) Will Smith climbed...

The Superiority of the Russet Potato

James Sexton-Holtmeier, Contributing Writer April 1, 2022

The standard russet potato is not only the superior potato, but it is also, without question, the greatest vegetable on the planet. A very common misconception is the idea that the potato is not a vegetable...

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