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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 their faces. Oftentimes, even when they gather together in groups, not a single grin is released. H...

Unpopular Opinion: The Bachelor is Sexist

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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...

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...

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...

Unpopular Opinion: Sorry, I Don’t Want to Be a Leader

Karen Zhang, Maroon-News Staff

December 15, 2019

During my college application, I spent tons of time going to college talks and browsing through websites of different universities, hoping to figure out what kinds of students American colleges would want. One thing that perplexed me throughout my application process is the emphasis on leadership.“W...

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...

Unpopular Opinion: On Finding and Following Your Passion

Sahil Lalwani, Maroon-News Staff

October 31, 2019

During my junior year of high school, I was confronted with a big, scary question: what is my passion? In truth, this abstract “passion” would somehow determine the fate of my career and aid me in making crucial decisions such as the choice of my college and even my major of study. I had to become ...

Unpopular Opinion: Community is Overrated

Karen Zhang, Maroon-News Staff

October 22, 2019

I am a quiet introvert who treasures my time alone so much that college sometimes feels like a disaster. I have to tolerate the existence of another individual who lives with me in the same room. I need to start conversations with other people to show my politeness, even though I would very much pref...

Unpopular Opinion: Flour and Salt Never Fails to Disappoint

Jesse Levinson, Maroon-News Staff

October 17, 2019

Yeah, you read that headline right. Flour & Salt—the favorite weekend morning stop for most students—is without a doubt the most overrated restaurant in Hamilton. To clarify, I’m not saying that Flour & Salt isn’t good. If you just happen to arrive when the line doesn’t stretch out t...

Unpopular Opinion: It’s Not Immature to End Friendships Over Politics

Amarachi Iheanyichukwu, Maroon-News Staff

September 17, 2019

Last Thursday, ten heavily coached Democratic candidates battled it out on a debate stage in Houston, filling the ears of the audience with carefully planned one-liners and attacks meant to establish themselves as the rightful heir to the Obama legacy. As insincere as many of the politicians’ and ...

Unpopular Opinion: A Senior’s Take on the “Freshman Fifteen”

Kara Schindler, Commentary Assistant Editor

September 13, 2019

There are many things I wish I could tell my first-year self. Sometimes I wish I could take everything I have learned, big and small, and package it up into a neat little box that I could have opened up on my first day of college, at the exact moment when my parents drove away and I was left to face the...

Unpopular Opinion: It’s Healthy to be Homesick

Kara Schindler, Commentary Editor

September 10, 2019

I had spent about an hour brainstorming what to write for my first article of this year. My hot take on the core curriculum? A pity piece about why the first week of school is actually low key the worst? Why honeydew is the greatest fruit and doesn’t deserve all the hate it gets? Despite having all summ...

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