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Minus the City: The Hookup Culture Myth

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...

Minus the City: Mediocre Waterparks

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...

Minus the City: Say Something, Say Anything

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...

Minus the City: I’ll Be Brief

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,...

Minus the City: Midlife Crisis

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...

Minus the City: Shattered Hope

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...

Minus the City: Yes Means Yes

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...

Minus the City: A Look at Modern Romance

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...

Minus the City: Being There for Someone

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...

Minus the City: Talking Sex with Parents

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...

Minus the City: I Do Declare

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...

Minus the City: Sober Sex

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...

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