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Minus the City: The Hookup Culture Myth

Kira Palmer, Maroon-News Staff

May 3, 2018

Hello, my name is Kira Palmer and I am the newest addition to the brains behind Minus the City. I am a psychology major and sociology minor involved with the track team, Student Government, Colgate Women in Business and Planned Parenthood. I won’t waste any more time with introductions, but know th...

Minus the City: Mediocre Waterparks

Kate Hinsche, Commentary Editor

April 19, 2018

“It’s not a phase, Mom,” is a phrase that incites cringe-laughter as I take a trip down memory lane, through every awful aesthetic choice I made starting at the age of 12. I think of the guy from high school who dyed his hair in a rainbow pattern, the kids who wore all black and neon Dr. Marte...

Minus the City: Say Something, Say Anything

Helen Misiewicz, Assistant Commentary Editor

April 12, 2018

As a writer for Minus the City for almost a year, and now as an Assistant Editor at The Colgate Maroon-News, I couldn’t imagine a way for the dating environment at Colgate to be any easier than through a hookup culture. You can have a casual sexual relationship with almost anyone you meet, there are ...

Minus the City: I’ll Be Brief

Kate Hinsche, Commentary Editor

April 5, 2018

I’m a little angry, Colgate. Why did no one tell me? I’ve been excited to study abroad since I was a high school student. I used to spend hours googling places to go, things to see and most importantly, food to eat. I dreamt of being a world traveler, a really romanticized version of myself who burs...

Minus the City: Midlife Crisis

Kate Hinsche, Commentary Editor

March 8, 2018

After writing this column for a year and half, I sometimes feel like all the great topics have already been covered, and I’m out of ideas and washed up in my prime years. I sound like I’m having a sex columnist mid-life crisis, of sorts. All it takes to shake myself of this is to complain to my fr...

Minus the City: Shattered Hope

Helen Misiewicz, Assistant Commentary Editor

March 1, 2018

People say you never forget your first love. Maybe it’s because of the fluttering butterflies in your stomach, the nervous tick of your heartbeat or just the idea that there is someone in the world who looks at you the way no one else does. All of these emotions, especially when experienced for the first...

Minus the City: Yes Means Yes

Kate Hinsche, Commentary Editor

February 22, 2018

I shouldn’t be eating this mac n’ cheese, but here I am yet again. I’m in week three of six of Yes Means Yes, and every week I head to my session telling myself I won’t cave, I won’t eat the mac, I won’t eat the chocolate chip cookies. I love pretending I have the kind of willpower to re...

Minus the City: A Look at Modern Romance

Kate Hinsche, Commentary Editor

February 8, 2018

Welcome back, Colgate, I hope you had a safe and sexy break. I know you’ve been dying for the return of the weekly “Minus the City” column to inform your love and sex lives, and I promise not to disappoint. While the rest of you were slacking off during our winter vacation, I was hard at work,...

Minus the City: Being There for Someone

Helen Misiewicz, Maroon-News Staff

December 7, 2017

The other night, after an exhausting week, I found myself watching the movie, That Awkward Moment, with a couple of my really good friends. I’m not a huge movie fan, but for some reason, this one really struck a chord within me. The movie follows three men living together in their mid-to-late twent...

Minus the City: Talking Sex with Parents

Kate Hinsche, Assistant Commentary Editor

November 2, 2017

Happy Halloweekend Colgate! I hope it was three days of minimal effort costumes and blissfully ignoring the swarm of parents that arrived for the Family Weekend. The student body seems to be in agreement that this could not be a more inconvenient and awkward weekend for families to visit their students, co...

Minus the City: I Do Declare

Helen Misiewicz, Maroon-News Staff

October 26, 2017

Sophomore year at Colgate, and at most universities, means declaring your major. Even though most of my friends have already declared their intended majors, there is a sense of hesitation that comes along with cementing my plans for the next three years. It’s as simple as filling out a piece of pape...

Minus the City: Sober Sex

Kate Hinsche, Assistant Commentary Editor

October 19, 2017

Kids say the darndest things – especially Colgate kids. I’ve only got one year under my belt, but I’m already desensitized to hearing abnormal stuff on a daily basis. There’s no shortage of absurdity at Colgate; someone is always stealing something from Frank, or working in the library until ...

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