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Colgate Hockey Weekend

By Caitlin Sackrison '15 on February 22, 2015
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Colgate Men’s Hockey Game against RPI (Won, 4-2).
Last home game of the season.

Last night was “Senior Night” at Starr Rink and the final home hockey game of the regular season. Though there will be more games before the team is officially done for the season, every year at the last home game Colgate recognizes the graduating seniors.

On Senior Night, the senior athletes and team managers bring their families out on the ice to roaring crowds of fans and friends. For a small liberal arts university, Colgate has an immensely talented group of Division I athletes, and the hockey team is perhaps one of the strongest examples of the caliber of these students. Countless alums have gone on to NHL careers, and even more have gone into other sectors, using the skills they learned at Colgate to find success on and off the ice. But beyond that, there’s a spirit behind Colgate hockey that transforms the lives of athletes and fans alike. There’s nothing quite like walking into the rink on a snowy day, cheering for ‘Gate with your friends, and spending a weekend watching Division I hockey in Central New York. 

Blue for Q – LGBTQ Awareness!

By Mac Baler '15 on February 12, 2015

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In anticipation for the third annual Blue for Q – LGBTQ Awareness Colgate Men’s Basketball game this Saturday, the Senior Admission Fellows donned blue and gathered to show their support! This is the third year in a row in which Colgate Athletics and the Men’s Basketball team are joining up with LGBTQ Initiatives to support these special organizations and identities on campus, generating awareness and inclusivity. The game is this Saturday, February 14th, at 2pm in Cotterell Court against Navy –  the stands will no doubt be packed with students wearing blue, with signs and flags they’ve made throughout the week, showing their support! This event is sponsored by Colgate Athletics, LGBTQ Initiatives, Men’s Basketball, Center for Women’s Studies, Konosioni Senior Honor Society, and ALANA Cultural Center.

See you there!

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We’ll see you at the game! Can’t wait!

Singin’ and Swingin’ for Chenango Nursery

By Katie Williams '15 on February 3, 2015



This past weekend, the Colgate University Swinging ‘Gates had a chance to sing for a slightly different audience than they are used to. Known as Colgate’s only all female a capella group, the ‘Gates have been “singin’ and swingin’” for the past 40 years, both within Hamilton and around the U.S. Coming off of a very successful January tour in the Miami, FL region, the ‘Gates arrived back at Colgate bracing for the cold but excited about the upcoming concert: the Chenango Nursery School (CNS). Invited to sing by the CNS Parent Advisory Committee, the ‘Gates were welcomed by an adorable crowd who clapped, danced, and sang along with almost every song. The group sang a set that included numbers ranging from “Boy” by The Ad Libs to “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse. It was a huge treat for both the ‘Gates and those at CNS!

Early Decision I Mail Day

By Contributing Writer on December 12, 2014

Early Decision Committee Underway

By Contributing Writer on December 3, 2014


Colgate Ballet Company performs The Nutcracker!

By Mac Baler '15 on November 21, 2014



Photos courtesy Danielle Iwata ’15

This past week, the Colgate Ballet Company put on two nights of everyone’s favorite, annual performance of The Nutcracker! This holiday special is completely student-directed, student-choreographed, and student-performed, featuring guest appearances by children from the surrounding community of Hamilton.

It was a fantastic way to get into the holiday spirit, and was truly a community event. Students were out to support students; professors, community members, and others came out to support their students, children, and join in on the holiday spirit fun!

Though it was admittedly quite snowy and chilly out on the nights of the performances, there was a full house both nights!

Don’t feel bad if you missed out this year though — look forward to next year’s performances!


Two mice look on as the Soldier Doll fights the Rat Queen!


Ditch The Switch

By Katie Williams '15 on November 16, 2014


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This week, Colgate competed in Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN). A program designed to reduce the amount of water or energy used by students on college campuses, CCN competitions have gained traction across college campuses as institutions push harder towards sustainable practices. Students signed pledges, declaring active participation in using less water and electricity daily. This CCN initiative culminated in Ditch The Switch, an open social gathering that paired education on sustainability and fun. Students were able to dance the night away, while also making further pledges of sustainable practices. After a week of watching students proudly show off their own “I pledged” stickers, Ditch the Switch was an awesome way to celebrate the week. While Ditch the Switch may have closed the week, it sparked the sustainability conversation further amongst students, and was an exciting addition to Colgate’s already active series of sustainable events. Carbon neutrality here we come! 

For further information, follow Sustainable Colgate on Twitter @ColgateSstnblty and visit Colgate Sustainability  

From Fall to Winter

By Eloise LaHorgue '15 on November 9, 2014

It’s hard to believe that fall is already transitioning to winter. This past Friday, the first snowstorm of the season hit Hamilton, NY, to the excitement of many. As someone who has come to appreciate the seasonal changes of Central New York, I loved waking up to an inch and a half of snowfall on Saturday morning, right before attending the final home football game of the season against Lafayette. Despite the colder temperatures, several fans stopped by Andy Kerr Stadium, enjoying a cappella performances by the Colgate 13 and Swinging ‘Gates before the game. IMG_5463_optIMG_5480_opt

First Choice: Emily ’18

By Contributing Writer on November 3, 2014


From Family Weekend to Halloween

By Dezhi Yu '15 on October 31, 2014


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Our proudest swans are enjoying the beautiful season in Hamilton, NY

The campus has been really busy in the week leading up to Halloween. During the Family Weekend (October 25), more than 4,000 students, parents, alumni, and community members attended the on-stage discussion between former president and prime minister of Israel Shimon Peres and ABC News reporter Bob Woodruff ’83, P’13. For those who didn’t make it, watch the video at http://new.livestream.com/colgateuniversity/Shimon-Peres-Colgate-University.

By the way, the Haunted House will be held in LA CASA from 6pm-8pm on October 31. Join if you dare!

On that note, Happy Halloween from Hamilton, NY!

Case on Halloween

This is the circulation desk at Case Library on Halloween