The Colgate Maroon-News

Editor’s Column: An Open Letter to Canada Goose

Sarah Anderson, News Editor

April 19, 2018

Just kidding, this isn’t an open letter. It’s just an editorial from a student with one month left at Colgate. For the past three years I have remained (moderately) quiet on the topic of Canada Goose jackets. OK, not that quiet at all, but I’ve tried. Actually, when I first came to Colgate, I ha...

Editor’s Column: No Ragrets

David Minster, Senior Sports Manager

April 12, 2018

As I reflect on my four years at Colgate, I can wholeheartedly say that I’ve made unforgettable memories and lifelong friendships. I have grown physically, mentally and emotionally at Colgate, but it is the culmination of my institutional education that transformed me into the man I am today. The fo...

Editor’s Column: What Death Can Teach Us

Veronica Chen, News Editor

April 5, 2018

As we celebrate 150 years of The Colgate Maroon-News, I would like to take the time to reflect on another milestone. That is, a personal milestone I encountered during my editorial internship at The Colgate Scene, our alumni magazine, this semester. From writing about Colgate students’ on-campus a...

Editor’s Column: It’s Not You, It’s Me

Julia Klein, Arts and Features Editor

March 8, 2018

I’m back from abroad and I’ve traveled the world. I can communicate entirely in another language, have somehow managed to survive international security, not lose my passport and be a vegetarian in a country that lives on meat. I’m independent and feeling as confident as ever. But arriving back a...

Editor’s Column: Why We Left Division I Sports

Charlotte Redican, Assistant Sports Editor

February 22, 2018

The Division I arena is a different animal. Playing a varsity sport in college is not a hobby, it is a job. The average Colgate varsity athlete commits approximately 400 hours a school year to his or her respective sport. These 400 hours spent in practice, lift, conditioning, film and game travel do...

Editor’s Column: To Help a Fainting Robin

Helen Misiewicz, Assistant Commentary Editor

February 8, 2018

Sometimes, especially with the beautiful wildlife and landscape that surrounds us at Colgate, nature can be startling. I was alarmed when I saw a robin down Willow Path fainting and flapping its wings as it tried to fly. Its amber chest was compressing and expanding in its desperation to fly and simply ...

Editor’s Column: Making Change Last

Megan Leo, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018

Before I’d even stepped foot into a Colgate classroom, I was a part of The Colgate Maroon-News. I joined during pre-orientation, and have since dedicated the past 3.5 years of my collegiate career to the oldest college weekly in America. It is an immense source of pride for me, and I consider the Maro...

Editor’s Column: Hieber Café Cravings

Mara Stein, Assistant Arts & Features Editor

December 7, 2017

My decision to enter Case Library through the left door, and not the right, is a calculated move. It is a move I have practiced throughout my three years at Colgate, one that has become so regular to me that it has been programmed into my brain. Indeed, I am on autopilot when I arrive at the library...

Bringing Ambition Back to Colgate

Kate Hinsche, Assistant Commentary Editor

October 26, 2017

There’s an accepted stereotype of the typical Colgate student, one that permeates from the many conversations that go something like, “I’m from outside of (insert Boston or New York), and I went to (insert elite private school).” The majority of Colgate students come from the oldest parts of the...

The Agony of Sports: Rooting for New York’s B-Teams

Danielle Kliger, Business Manager

September 21, 2017

 It was October 27, 2015, and my favorite team, the New York Mets, were playing in Game 1 of the World Series. I was beaming with excitement as I walked around campus that brisk fall day, wearing my Mets hat and David Wright jersey. As I passed other Mets fans throughout the day, we couldn’t help b...

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