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In the Light: Katie Kelleher

Katie Kelleher

Sasha Balasanov, Maroon-News Staff

April 19, 2018

Senior Katie Kelleher hails from Hingham, Massachusetts. Originally looking for a big school in a warm climate, Kelleher unexpectedly fell in love with Colgate and its rowing program when she stopped by on her way to visit other schools in the neighboring area.Rowing has been a huge part of Kelleher’...

In the Light: Chloe Matonis

Chloe Matonis

Jonathan Santiago, Arts and Features Editor

April 12, 2018

Chloe Matonis came to Colgate from Greenwich, Connecticut. She first heard about Colgate from family friends that attended Colgate in the 1970s.“I wanted a small, classic liberal arts college experience that wasn’t too far from home. Whenever I talked to people who were connected to Colgate, they ...

In the Light: Ben Apple

Ben Apple:

Sasha Balasanov, Maroon-News Staff

April 5, 2018

Hailing from Lewisburg, Penn., Senior Ben Apple was excited to come to Colgate seeing as he was coming from a town so influenced by the presence of Bucknell University. Apple became a molecular biology major after taking the course “Molecules, Cells, and Genes.” He is now a tutor for the class.“J...

In The Light: Katie Steklac

In The Light

Andrew Kish, Maroon-News Staff

March 1, 2018

A Denver native, Katie Steklac first started looking at northeastern schools to be closer to her extended family in Ontario, Canada.“I was always much further away from my relatives, and within my four years here I’ve been able to visit them a couple of times each semester,” Steklac said.She fina...

In the Light: Molly Diamondstein

Molly Diamondstein

Tessa Ruff, Maroon-News Staff

November 2, 2017

Molly Diamondstein had never heard of Colgate during her high school years in Allentown, Pennsylvania. When a friend toured here, she called Diamondstein immediately after, knowing that it was a perfect fit for her.“My parents and I drove up a few weeks later and the moment I stepped on campus I knew it...

In The Light: Ben Hack

Ben Hack

Tessa Ruff, Maroon-News Staff

October 26, 2017

Ben Hack came to Colgate from Suffern, New York because of the small school atmosphere, beautiful setting and great people he met while visiting.Hack is a cellular neuroscience and classics concentrator. “I’ve always been interested in the brain – my fifth grade science project was on optical i...

In the Light: Katie Jean Colman

KJ Coleman

Tessa Ruff, Maroon-News Staff

September 28, 2017

Senior Katie Jean Colman, more commonly known as KJ, is originally from Mahwah, New Jersey. Like many students at Colgate, Colman applied to several colleges, unsure of which one she wanted to attend. However, after visiting Colgate in the spring of her senior year of high school, Colman knew Colgate w...

In the Light: Tim Englehart

Tim Englehart

Tessa Ruff, Maroon-News Staff

September 21, 2017

Senior Tim Englehart is originally from Newburyport, Massachusetts, a small city about 40 miles north of Boston. He decided to attend Colgate because of its scenic rural setting, which he felt would be a conducive setting for running and studying. Englehart is a member of the Colgate cross country and t...

In the Light: David Kim


Karrie Spychalski, Maroon-News Staff

April 14, 2016

SGA Vice President senior David Kim was born in Austin, Texas but moved to South Korea at 10 months old and lived there until he came to Colgate. It was clear that Kim was interested in the sciences at a young age, as he dreamed of growing up to be a doctor. Kim is a Neuroscience and Educational Stud...

In the Light: Ranissa Adityavarman


Allegra Padula, Maroon-News Staff

February 11, 2016

Senior Ranissa Adityavarman has made her Colgate experience one to remember, and one worth capturing on film. An International Relations and Economics concentrator, Adityavarman knew what she wanted to study early on. It was Colgate’s strong alumni network, though, that led her to make her choice...

In The Light: Tom Buehler

Tom Buehler

Carolyn Doyle, Maroon-News Staff

October 8, 2015

Senior Tom Buehler has taken part in a wide range of pursuits as well as explored different academic interests during his time at Colgate. Buehler is concentrating in International Relations and Computer Science. Buehler’s love for history led him to his passion for International Relations, where h...

In the Light: Sarah Rende

In the Light: Sarah Rende

Ané Wanliss, Class of 2018

April 23, 2015

Sarah Rende, a senior Political Science concentrator from Babylon, Long Island, did not always know she wanted to be SGA President. However, just a few weeks shy of last year’s elections, Rende decided to take a leap of faith and run.“I actually wasn’t involved in SGA my freshman year,” Rende said. ...

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