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Problems of Sexual Assault Following Kavanaugh B-3

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October 4, 2018

SGA Senate Meeting Discusses Free Speech A-3

Colgate Holds Constitution Day Debate By Tori Pino Maroon-News Staff

Courtesy of Caroline Danehy

Hundreds of Students and Faculty Participate in “Walk for The Truth” By Alexandra Weimer Assistant News Editor

Hundreds of Colgate students and faculty walked in support of the women impacted by sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in a “Walk for the Truth” on Friday, September 28 at 5 p.m. As the Kavanaugh trial has risen to the forefront of many American minds, Colgate community members marched from the Village Green down Broad Street carrying signs that read, “The Truth Matters,” “I Believe Her” and “Kava-nahh.” The walk was organized and led by seniors Caroline Danehy and Sophie Grayer. It was open to everyone, regardless of political affiliation. Grayer said it was important to march on the issues related to sexual assault and the question of political representation. “Sometimes we forget that it doesn’t necessarily matter what political opinion you have, just that you need to listen to the people around you,” Grayer said. “That’s not me trying to be preachy. I just think that not only is our country really polarized, but sometimes this school is as well. I want to see times where everybody in this school comes together.” Danehy expressed a similar sentiment about the impact of the march. “Everyone has their own opinions and they’re all welcome because I think that’s actually how we can come to support one another. When people are on such polarizing

sides, it’s hard to even have a dialogue. We just wanted to create a space where people can have that dialogue if they want, to show their support and march together,” Danehy said. Danehy said that students can often remain isolated inside the “Colgate bubble,” forgetting that what happens outside of campus has an impact on their future. “I think [walking] shows activism and that people actually care,” Danehy said. “Your opinion and your voice actually matter. Especially on Colgate’s campus, we wanted to bring it here because nobody was actually talking about the issue and what was going on.” Junior Eamon Reynolds agreed with these ideas. “The main reason I went is because I am friends with women and I know women in my family who have dealt with sexual assault, and I know that when it’s not talked about people tend to not take it as seriously as it should be. I was glad to see so many students come out to march against sexual assault down Broad Street,” Reynolds said. Director of ALANA Cultural Center LeAnna Rice said that diverse support networks for victims are important to have on college campuses. “I think it’s important for the community to know that there are diverse perspectives represented here,” Rice said. “It helps improve our community because there are people moving to this community who need to be supported, and there are probably people already in this community who have

been victims themselves, so to see students, the University staff and other people showing that they care is so important.” Danehy said that political activism can allow students to voice their opinions and set the tone they want to see within the community and their country. “We’re supposed to be contributing to something bigger than ourselves and our own community,” Danehy said. “I think it’s important to open up your eyes a little bit and see what you can do in the world outside of yourself. While it’s more of an effort to do here, it matters just as much. The idea behind this march is not to be political or pick sides, but just express hope that the truth will come out.” Dean of Students Maria del Carmen Flores-Mills was one of many faculty members who attended the march. She discussed why she felt personally compelled to march. “I’m here for any survivors of sexual violence. I definitely want to show support and find ways to build community through communication,” Flores-Mills said. Rice shared a similar explanation as to why she felt the need to march. “I really wanted to be here to show support for the students. I wanted students to know there are faculty here to support them on campus. I think it just shows that we’re all still human,” Rice said. “My background is in counselling and therapy so I have supported a lot of victims, even supporting friends who have been affected. I think it’s impor-

tant for students to see we’re people too and that we know that it’s hard.” The march concluded outside of Donovan’s Pub where Danehy and Grayer thanked students and faculty for participating. A station was provided by the Colgate Vote Project to allow participants to register to vote if they had not yet done so. “Sometimes I think that these men shouldn’t be dictating how the rest of our lives are going to go.” Grayer said. “I think sometimes when we’re in college we can forget that the world outside still exists, and we can’t really afford to do that anymore. So I think events like this, making sure people are voting and getting out there are the only things that people can do.” Not being directly involved in the Colgate Vote Project, Grayer had previously avoided involving her political views into her personal life on campus. “I’m super into politics personally,” Grayer said. “So I’m always aware but I’ve always been a little nervous to integrate my social life at Colgate with politics, which is why Caroline and I wanted to do this, to take the partisanship out of the conversation and know that sexual assault is an issue that everyone can stand for. Whether or not [Kavanaugh] is judged on his character, we should at least have some agency of what’s happening and have some voice.” At the time of this writing, there was no set date for Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote on the full Senate floor. Contact Alexandra Weimer at

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STUDENTS MARCH IN SOLIDARITY: Colgate community marches in response to allegations surrounding Brett Kavanaugh in a “Walk for the Truth” on Friday, September 28. The walk started at the Village Green and continued down Broad Street toward campus.

Visiting professors debated the Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court Case and its repercussions on Monday, September 17, Constitution Day. The debate was sponsored by the Program in Constitutional Government and the Center for Freedom and Western Civilization as part of an annual recognition of Constitution Day on campus. The first visiting participant was Professor of Law at Georgetown University David Cole, who also serves as the National Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and was the legal counsel to the gay couple involved in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court Case. Cole debated Professor of Political Science at Louisiana State University James R. Stoner, who has received international recognition for his work in American Constitution’s common law background and the repercussions of this Supreme Court decision. The debate was organized into two rounds. Round one was 12 minutes per speaker and round two was six minutes of rebuttal per speaker. The Supreme Court decided on the Masterpiece Cakeshop Case in June of 2018. Continued on page A3

CAKE DEBATE: Protestors outside the Supreme Court Building in Washington D.C. in December 2017.



October 4, 2018

The Colgate Maroon-News


Tuesday, 9/25

3:12 p.m.: A student was injured on broken glass at Newell Apartments and was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by Campus Safety. 3:36 p.m.: On Saturday, September 22, at 8:30 p.m., a visitor pushed a campus safety officer to gain entry to Sanford Field after she was advised there was no more admittance. 5:59 p.m.: Fire alarm at Newell Apartments was caused by steam from a shower. 6:13 p.m.: Campus Safety on routine patrol found damage to the lawn off of Bryan Roadway. 6:57 p.m.: On Saturday, September 15, an underage student was arrested by the Hamilton Police for possession of alcohol at a Utica Street business. Case referred for disciplinary action. 7:17 p.m.: On Saturday, September 15, an underage student was arrested by the Hamilton Police for possession of alcohol at a Utica Street business. Case referred for disciplinary action. 11:05 p.m.: Fire alarm at Townhouse Apartments was caused by marijuana smoke. 11:05 p.m.: A resident of Townhouse Apartments was found in possession of marijuana and had been smoking in a residence hall. Case referred for disciplinary action.

4:22 a.m.: A resident of Gate House reported an unknown individual in her room. The individual was an underage intoxicated student who signed off with SOMAC ambulance. Case referred for disciplinary action. 10:10 a.m.: A resident of Brigham House was found in possession of a candle. Case referred for disciplinary action. 12:05 p.m.: A resident of Gate House was found burning sage within a residence hall. Case referred for disciplinary action. 1:59 p.m.: Received a confidential report. 6:03 p.m.: Fire alarm at University Court Apartments was caused by cooking.

Wednesday, 9/26 7:28 a.m.: Received a report of an ill student at Huntington Gym who was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by SOMAC ambulance. 7:59 a.m.: Fire alarm at facilities was caused by cooking. 9:29 a.m.: Fire alarm at East Hall; cause unknown. 10:44 a.m.: A student parked at 113 Broad Street was found to have accumulated an excessive amount of parking fines. Case referred for disciplinary action.

5:01 p.m.: Fire alarm at Curtis Hall; cause unknown. 10:53 p.m.: Fire alarm at Parker Apartments was caused by marijuana smoke. Case referred for disciplinary action.

Thursday, 9/27 12:19 a.m.: Fire alarm at 88 Broad Street; cause unknown. 6:50 a.m.: A staff member reported her vehicle had been hit and damaged while parked in the Alumni Hall lot on September 26. Investigation turned over to Hamilton Police. 6:40 p.m.: Fire alarm at Parker Apartments; cause unknown. 7:05 p.m.: Fire alarm at Gate House was caused by cooking. 7:49 p.m.: Fire alarm at Newell Apartments was caused by cooking. 7:54 p.m.: Fire alarm at Parker Apartments; cause unknown. 8:02 p.m.: A resident of Parker Apartments was found in possession of a candle. Case referred for disciplinary action.

Friday, 9/28 1:15 a.m.: Campus Safety on routine patrol of Drake Hall observed underage students in possession of alcohol. One student was also found in possession of another’s driver’s license. Case referred for disciplinary action. 8:30 a.m.: A student was arrested

by the Hamilton Police for Criminal Mischief, Criminal Trespass and Criminal Impersonation, resulting from an incident that occurred on August 27, on Broad Street, where it is alleged the student entered a private residence and urinated inside causing damage to property. Case referred for disciplinary action. 9:22 a.m.: Received a report of reckless driving on Alumni Road, a vehicle driven by a student, passed two Cruisers offloading passengers. Case referred for disciplinary action. 9:48 a.m.: A student parked at 100 Hamilton Street was found to have accumulated an excessive amount of parking fines. Case referred for disciplinary action.

Saturday, 9/29 1:27 a.m.: Fire alarm at Whitnall House was caused by steam from a shower. 1:28 a.m.: Received a report of an underage intoxicated student at Frank traffic cirlce. Student was located near East Hall and signed off with SOMAC ambulance. Case referred for disciplinary action. 1:33 a.m.: Received a report of an underage intoxicated student at 84 Broad Street who was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by SOMAC

ambulance. Case referred for disciplinary action.

Sunday, 9/30 1:03 a.m.: Received a report of an underage intoxicated student at Curtis Hall who was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by SOMAC ambulance. Case referred for disciplinary action. 1:39 a.m.: Campus Safety on routine patrol observed an underage intoxicated student on Willow Path. Student passed an alcohol and other drug assessment and signed off with Campus Safety. Case referred for disciplinary action. 6:27 a.m.: Received a report of an ill student at Gate House who was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by Campus Safety. 11:56 a.m.: Fire alarm at West Hall was caused by a hair straightener. 8:06 p.m.: Fire alarm at Newell Apartments caused by steam from a shower. 8:12 p.m.: Campus Safety observed what was listed as an unoccupied apartment at Newell occupied. Investigation revealed a student was temporarily assigned to the apartment by housing.

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October 4, 2018

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Professors Debate Masterpiece Cakeshop Case Continued from Page A1 In December 2017, Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, was tried in the Supreme Court after he refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple on the grounds of his First Amendment right: the freedom to practice religion. The gay couple, represented by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, claimed that this treatment infringed on their Fourteenth Amendment right, which ensures all citizens are to be treated equally under the law. In June 2018, the Supreme Court ultimately ruled in favor of Phillips on the basis that the Colorado Commission’s arguments throughout the hearings demonstrated a disposition against religious practices. Cole opened the debate with the assertion that objections should not be the basis of whether or not an individual follows the law. He claims that businesses open to the public have to abide by public law without exception. Cole stated that this case is a gateway to other objections that could potentially affect other marginalized groups. Cole’s argument relied upon the equivocation of race and sexual orientation while appealing to human emotion and morality. Phillips claimed in Court that cake making is a form of expression, but Cole argued that the word “expression” is narrowly subjective and allows for cherry picking to take place. Cole argued that the public law is neutral and non-discriminatory, which means all people need to accept it. In contrast, Stoner stated that the Court did not rule on the broader issue of “equal marriage,” but rather on the issue of religious practice. Stoner recounted that America was built on religious tolerance and the seeking of religious refuge.

Stoner continued his argument, and stated that an individual cannot be forced to work unless they want to work. Stoner made the case that there is a difference between public and private agreements. A catering company may be publically criticized, but it also may pick and choose who its clients are; businesses do not have to disclose exact reasons as to why they made the decision to deny service to any particular customer. Stoner emphasized that cakes sold from a supermarket are mass produced for public use, whereas cakes made by bakers in private locations are personalized for individuals, not for mass distribution. In closing, Stoner argued that if lawyers can pick their clients, why then bakers should be able to as well. After both sides presented their arguments, there was a question and answer session. Cole stated that any discrimination on identity is not permitted under public law legislation in Colorado and under Federal law. Businesses in the public forum need to abide by non-discrimination laws regardless of personal objections. In response, Stoner agreed that non-discriminatory laws should be upheld, but contrary opinions can be formulated nonetheless. Stoner added that bakers are private artisans that are providing a personal service and should not be forced to participate in ceremonies or celebrations that infringe on their First Amendment rights. Stoner concluded with the statement that “being gay is unsustainable and that in thirty years there will be no gay marriages.” Contact Tori Pino at

NEWLY PUBLISHED: The cover of the book, “Repression, Re-Invention, and Rugelach: A History of Jews at Colgate,” written by Colgate students.

Students Author Book About Colgate’s Jewish History By Sofia Melgoza Maroon-News Staff

A group of Colgate students and alumni celebrated the kick-off of the Bicentennial Year by publishing a new book that traces the history of Jewish people at Colgate. Published in June, “Repression, Re-Invention, and Rugelach: A History of Jews at Colgate,” was the culminating work of a Jewish Studies seminar course taught by Alice Nakhimovsky, Distinguished Chair in Jewish Studies and Professor of Jewish Studies and Russian and Eurasian Studies, in the spring of 2017. Amy Balmuth ’17, Emily Kahn ’19, Cameron Pauly ’19, Kim Ravold ’19, Marit Vangrow ’18 and Dominic

Wilkins ’18 each wrote a chapter of the book. Professor Nakhimovsky edited the work and advised students throughout the writing process. “Working on ‘Repression, Re-Invention, and Rugelach: A History of Jews at Colgate’ was an immensely fulfilling experience,” Pauly said. “I got to put my writing and research skills to the test alongside my colleagues, and I was able to contribute to a valuable work on Colgate’s history.” The book details Colgate’s Baptist roots and present day non-sectarian status. It also highlights the quota system that once impeded Jewish acceptance rates at Colgate, Jewish students’ searches for identity and acts of anti-Semitism resistance on campus.

Kahn, who is now the President of the Colgate Jewish Union, penned a chapter about the social lives of Jewish students. “[Jewish life] provides a sense of stability, a chance to unwind from class and a way to make lifelong connections,” Kahn said. “I cannot imagine my Colgate experience without an organized Jewish life, so co-writing this book was a way for me to give back to all those who fought before me to make my experience possible.” The book is currently available online and at the Colgate bookstore for purchase, as well to rent at Case-Geyer Library. Contact Sofia Melgoza at

SGA Approves New Clubs, Discusses Dining Improvements and Academic Freedom By Nick Francouer Maroon-News Staff

Colgate’s Student Government Association (SGA) Senate approved two new clubs, proposed changes to dining services and discussed the University’s Task Force on Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression’s Free Speech Report at a regular meeting on Tuesday, September 25. The meeting began with votes to approve two new student-run clubs, the Political Review and the Actuarial Society. Both organizations were approved by Senators. Senators also directed their attention to dining services. David Porter, CEO and President

of Porter Khouw, spoke to Senators to gauge student opinions on their experiences at Colgate’s dining halls. Porter Khouw is a food service consulting firm that concentrates on improving dining programs on for colleges. Senators made several recommendations for improvements to dining experiences. They emphasized the importance of the cleanliness of utensils and plates at Frank Dining Hall, more environmentally-conscious disposable cups and straws at dining spots around campus and a more diverse menu at Frank. Additionally, senators delved into a discussion about the Free Speech Report, which was written by the University’s Task Force on Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression.

Spencer Kelly, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and Christopher Wells, Senior Advisor to the President, represented the task force. Kelly, the chair of the task force, explained that the report is not a policy document, but rather a general statement of principles and aspirations for dealing with free speech-related issues and debates. According to Kelly, Colgate was inspired to write a Free Speech Report when The University of Chicago released their own statement on academic freedom a year and a half ago. Last spring, a professor from the University of Chicago spoke to Colgate students and faculty about the task force they assem-

bled and the report their university published. The committee that was established at Colgate as a result was comprised of thirteen Colgate community members, including trustees, staff members and students, who met consistently throughout the 2017-2018 school year. SGA President Jenny Lundt said she would like to see a brown bag brought between the task force and the SGA to discuss what the report means for Colgate’s campus and how to utilize the document moving forward. The senate has yet to vote on the Free Speech Report’s approval. Both the board of trustees and Colgate’s faculty have already voted unanimously to endorse it.

As the elected officials that represent the entire student body, the senators’ votes will be important in voicing student opinions about academic free speech. The SGA senators have also yet to vote on the approval of a proposal from the College Republicans to bring Ben Shapiro, a prominent conservative speaker, to campus in the near future. The proposal to bring Shapiro to campus would cost upwards of $30,000 and Shaprio’s views may be in opposition to many students’ political beliefs.

Contact Nick Francoeur at



October 4, 2018

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Articles of School Years Past By Gaby Bianchi Multimedia Manager

In preparation for this column, I poured over past articles I have written for the Maroon-News, hoping for inspiration to strike. Sometimes an open prompt is the hardest to fill. At a standstill, I turned to the Maroon-News archives. As a first semester senior, it feels strange to search my name in the online database, and to peruse through my published articles, each one still poignant in my mind. All of the articles I wrote over the past four years feel interconnected. They weave through the seasons and semesters, sharpening my Colgate experience and creating a concrete timeline. When I began writing for the Arts and Features section, I never thought I would become a News section editor my junior year, or Multimedia Manager as a senior. I was an eager first-year, happy to write anything I could get my hands on. Attending events simultaneously terrified and thrilled me. I wanted to fully embrace my community, but I wasn’t quite sure how to accomplish that. And so, I wrote. If you search through my early writing, you can find traces of a lingering nervousness. The majority of my first-year articles quote my best friend, John. My shy demeanor often prevented me from asking two strangers for quotes at the end of each attended event, as is required. John was my rock, my fellow adventurer, ready to explore pockets of campus life that we didn’t know existed. I remember explaining this process to my dad on one of my first college phone calls home. The advice he gave me still echoes strongly in my head. “Don’t ever let fear dictate what you will and will not do,” he said. “You can’t let fear stop you.” He gave me similar advice when I first learned to drive. When I was afraid to come to Colgate. He added in a half-joking manner, “If the average reporter can do this,” he said, pausing for his characteristic dramatic effect, “so can you.” Because of this advice, I found myself (and still find myself) constantly pushing past my my own boundaries to find my sense of community and to fully experience Colgate. Whenever I feel overwhelmed or intimidated, I remember the frank way that my dad spoke to me. As I scroll through a list of articles with my byline, each headline takes me back to a specific moment in my life. I still remember each event vividly. I remember how each article helped me grow, helped me gain confidence. Especially those I did not want to write. I would often push aside my homework and drag myself out of the common room, harboring my dread to approach strangers or to tactfully delve into a controversial topic. But these are the events I am most grateful to have covered. What other first-year could say they spent their first weeks at Colgate dancing at the Palace Theater with the Hamilton community to Indian-African fusion music? Or watched dancers contort their bodies to mimic movements of hatching birds in the contemporary Bird Suite? My friends and I still talk about how much these events impacted us, and how shocked we were to discover them. In writing for Arts and Features my first year, and News for the next three, I have strengthened my voice. Shaking away my fear of the unknown to the best of my ability, I have embraced my community, both on and off campus. Not only do I no longer fall back on John for quotes like I did during my first year, but I find myself, more and more with each passing article, seeking different opinions with excitement. I am always ready to listen and to question. I find that this confidence reverberates into other areas of my life as well, both academically and socially. The Maroon-News not only allows students like myself to fine-tune and share our voices, but also to highlight the amazing work of many professors and students that put on these events which often go unnoticed. I love writing for the paper because I find strength in sharing these voices with the community. I am proud of what we as a student body accomplish, and how we all find our own ways to bind our community together. Contact Gaby Bianchi at

Maroon Goes Magenta In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Maroon-News will “go pink” on October 18, 2018. Twenty-five percent of donations the Maroon-News receives throughout the month of October will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. To donate, visit giving-form and direct your gift to the Maroon-News.

Correction: On September 27, 2018, an Arts & Features article about the film “Far From Vietnam” contained a photo that was incorrectly captioned. The printed caption referred to an event covered in the previous issue (September 20). It should have instead referenced the screening of “Far From Vietnam.”

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October 4, 2018

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Get Involved: Attend Alumni Council Spotlight: a Political Town Hall Our Home Away From Home By Emily Raiber

By Reed Cleland

Class of 2002

Class of 2022

The arrival of October indicates that we are one month closer to Election Day. It also means an explosion of town hall events around the country. These are opportunities for the American body politic to interact with politicians in intimate settings. Town halls are fantastic opportunities for candidates to acquaint themselves with enthusiasts, potential supporters and opponents. The Colgate College Democrats are hosting Democratic candidate Anthony Brindisi in a town hall event to provide Colgate students and faculty with a chance for civil political discourse. Assemblyman Brindisi will be on the ballot to represent New York’s 22nd Congressional District in the House of Representatives. He is challenging incumbent Representative Claudia Tenney ’83. NBC described the race as a “dead heat,” with Mr. Brindisi holding a razor-thin lead in recent polls. The Brindisi event, which will be at 4:30 p.m. on October 10 in Lawrence 105 (Ho Lecture Room), will be in a question-and-answer style format. Faculty and students will have the opportunity to inquire of Assemblyman Brindisi’s stances on critical policy issues. Town halls are ways that we can measure the health of American democracy. The concept of an intimate political gathering can be traced to seventeenth and eighteenth-century New England. Enfranchised citizens (white male landowners) would gather together in a local church or community to discuss an immediate policy issue. These meetings have lasted through the centuries and evolved into the town halls of contemporary politics. During presidential campaigns, town halls are often broadcast on national television by major networks, such as CNN or FOX News. This enables voters to hold their candidates and elected representatives accountable. Normally, town halls are not nearly as emotional, but they can become heated. In 2017, town halls allowed voters to voice their opinions about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, as well as the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Opponents of President Trump’s agenda were allowed a forum to give their Republican politicians an earful. Town halls allow for debate and exchange of ideas about pending national legislation. Voters and activists even have the potential to change the minds of others who may be listening. For those who may have tuned out politics or feel left behind in political discussions, I believe town halls are a great way to learn. They are some of the best classrooms that America has to offer. Colgate students and faculty have the chance to partake in a civics lesson unique to American democracy, and the Colgate College Democrats should be commended for enriching the university’s educational experience. Contact Reed Cleland at

Believing the Victim

THE KAVANAUGH HEARING: Last week, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford gave her testimony against Supreme Court Judge Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Win McNamee/Getty Images

By Kira Palmer Maroon-News Staff

I had already written my article for this week, and in fact I was ready to submit it. Then Friday night I was reflecting on the week’s events, and I wrote this piece. I’ll be honest, I haven’t been following the details of the Senate Judiciary hearing that closely. I watched opening remarks from the Chairman and Ranking Member, as well as Dr. Blasey Ford’s opening statement. Later, I read some news articles outlining the day. It’s not that I don’t care or that I don’t think this is important. However, as my content browsing confirmed, this story turned into the same old, same old regarding sexual violence and our subsequent treatment of women. Those who already believed Ford continued to do so, and wrote that she came across as credible and honest. Those who already had discredited Ford remained unconvinced, praising Kavanaugh’s words and demeanor in defending himself.

“I am remarkably lucky to be at Colgate.” These were the words of President Brian Casey as he spoke last weekend to members of the alumni council. I love this so much because this is the exact feeling I get every time I drive up 12b on my way to Colgate. This is my happy place ... the grass is greener here, the sun shines brighter (even on a cloudy day) and the pizza even Colgate University tastes better! COLGATE’S LEGACY Approaching Colgate’s 200th year, A member of the adminalumni reflect on a community they are thankful for. istration had some interesting observations when interviewing for a current position at Colgate. Comments such as “It’s a beautiful campus, IF you can handle the weather” or “It’s a great community, IF you like a really small town.” They rightly questioned, “Why are there so many disclaimers? And why are we not celebrating all of those things?” Colgate is amazing because it’s an intimate community where everyone knows your name. It’s a friendly face wherever you go. It’s a campus spectacular in any season. It’s what makes Colgate my home away from home, as well as all of yours. It wasn’t until my senior year that I realized what it really meant. I was born and raised in New York City. And even if you aren’t from the City, you remember where you were on that tragic September 11 morning in 2001. In the months that followed, countless alums and parents came up to campus to find comfort. One of those alums was my father, Bob Raiber ’68, who was a first responder. After many weeks of working with the victims of 9/11, my dad came up to spend time with me and the community in Hamilton. Those were some of the darkest days in our country’s history, yet amazingly we could find some comfort and sunshine in the grey skies of Colgate. We were all there for each other. I now live three thousand miles away in sunny California but Colgate is, and will forever be, my home away from home. I am grateful to President Casey for the reminder that we are all remarkably lucky to be at Colgate and I would add that we are remarkably lucky to always have this university in our hearts. While our country has certainly progressed over the decades, to say that we have a survivor-centric governmental system, legal system or culture would be an overstatement. In one of my classes, many of my peers remarked that they were baffled or disturbed by the apparent efforts to make Ford seem untrustworthy by drilling her on every detail of her account. While I was disturbed, I certainly was not baffled. This isn’t unusual. This is often how things go. Sex and sexuality are still highly stigmatized today. Sexual consent, which is the necessary standard needed for sexual contact and activity, is complicated. Some believe that nodding your head, or the lack of a “no” qualifies as consent. It can be hard to interpret what one means without clear, explicit, verbal consent. There is no signed contract. If there were, if all agreed-upon sexual encounters were somehow documented and filed away, one could simply hold up a document and declare “consent was given,” and the lack of documentation would be all the damning evidence a court or the Senate or society would need. Instead we are left with he-said, she-said, especially in cases such as this in which a survivor comes forward years later and evidence of the crime (such as torn clothing, abrasions or DNA) is no longer available. We can only reach conclusions based upon the accounts of those involved in the potential crime. Naturally, the accused is going to deny any allegations against him or her. Do you really expect someone to say, “Oh yeah, that was me. I raped her, I groped her, I sexually harassed her”? No. There is no motive to tell the truth. Unfortunately, there are many reasons that victims are not believed or are even blamed. However, one thing I cannot wrap my brain around is the notion that some people believe a woman would come forward and subject herself and her family to intense public scrutiny and threats of violence to falsely accuse a man so he isn’t nominated to the Supreme Court. False claims of sexual violence occur at the same rate as false claims of other crimes. Additionally, the majority of sexual assaults go unreported. This is in part because victims are often not believed. They are chastised for what they wore, what they drank, how many other sexual partners they’ve had and much more. Reporting sexual violence can lead to double victimization, and I find it incredible that someone would think a person would volunteer for that. The issue of sexual violence will not disappear until systemic inequality is eradicated (an extremely lofty, maybe impossible goal, I understand). Yes, I am calling for the downfall of the patriarchy, because sexual violence has much more to do with power than it does with sex. Furthermore, until we are driven to a more sex-positive culture, I do not predict largescale change in the way we treat victims. Until we live in a world where everyone understands, accepts and demands explicit, enthusiastic consent as the only indication of consent, and until we live in a world where people are not shamed for their sexual decisions and sexual behaviors, people will continue to criticize and not believe victims for something that was done to them. Not by them. No, no one is ever asking for it. Never. #BelieveWomen. Contact Kira Palmer at

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IN THE LIGHT Chelsea Santiago Maroon-News Staff

If you have ever been to DanceFest, you’ve seen Chelsea Santiago perform. She is in not one, but four of Colgates’ student dance groups including Melanated, Latin American Dance, DDT and Colgate Dance Team. She also serves as a team captain for Melanated and Latin American Dance. Santiago’s dance career began after she made her high school’s hip-hop and step team her freshman year. She danced for the group all four years and was co-captain her senior year. “When I came to college I knew it was something I wanted to continue,” Santiago said. “I didn’t think I was going to take it on this much or join that many groups, but I really enjoy it.” One of her favorite dance experiences was taking classes at the Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles, California. “It was so surreal to be able to take a hip hop class there, and it felt great to be doing dance outside of Colgate or my education,” Santiago said. “I would definitely like to continue doing that whether professionally or just as a hobby.” Santiago is even considering opening her own studio someday. Santiago also loves to choreograph, and has greatly appreciated the opportunity to do so as captain in two groups. Santiago noted that one of the most impactful performances for her occurred last fall. The choreography was particularly meaningful because the piece was about the glue gun incident involving racism that occured on Colgate’s campus in the spring of 2017. Santiago said she admired being able to express the emotions that students and faculty were feeling. Santiago hails from outside of Phoenix in Chandler, Arizona. She heard about Colgate through a pre-college program for first generation students, where she met an admissions officer. “I wanted a smaller school where I could be known by name and as a person rather than just as a number,” Santiago said. On top of her dance commitments, and her Political Science and Psychology concentrations, Santiago also works in the Office of Admission and was part of the Spanish Debate Team. Over the summer, Santiago traveled to Guatemala and Chile with the debate team, where she had the opportunity to serve as a judge during the world finals. Although Santiago has many varied responsibilities on campus, she doesn’t miss a step when it comes to tackling all of them. Whether the task entails conducting a campus tour, studying Freud, or rehearsing for DanceFest, Santiago is sure to come out on top. Contact Abby Blair at

WRECKTOBERFEST: Good Nature Farm Brewery celebrated the derailment of a train carrying chocolate that occured in Hamilton, NY in September of 1955 this past weekend with its second annual “Great Chocolate Wrecktoberfest.”

By Ani Arzoumanian Maroon-News Staff

What do you get when you combine beer, chocolate, and, perhaps surprisingly, family fun? Good Nature Farm Brewery’s second annual “Great Chocolate Wrecktoberfest” celebration, which took place this past weekend, September 29-30. The historical chocolate wreck took place in September of 1955, making Hamilton the only village in the U.S. to ever have a chocolate train wreck. Wrecktoberfest celebrates that train dereailment, and the site of the wreck has been preserved with help from Art Zimmer Productions. It can be found right next to the Hamilton Fire Station on Lebanon Street. As the story goes, the train was carrying Nestle chocolate products when it derailed right next to the school and children helped themselves to the spilled chocolate. The Brewery decided to create an event that served as a celebration of the wreck and as a festival for October and the coming Fall—hence

the name “Wrecktoberfest.” The Brewery event served both German food and chocolate. It was the Brewery’s second annual celebration of Wrecktoberfest and their seventh year producing the beer called “The Great Chocolate Wreck.” This beer is brewed with pure cocoa and is 10% alcohol, canned for the first time ever this year. Each 16 oz. can of beer has a short history of the chocolate train wreck printed on its label. Wrecktoberfest ran from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on both days, and included a variety of exciting activities for guests as well as an exclusive menu offered for the weekend. Each day at 2:30 p.m., a bus donated by the Hamilton Historical Commission took guests to and from the historical site, where Joan Prindle from the Commission provided a free tour. Saturday night included a performance by Nate Gross Band and surprise guest Mike Davis and the Laughing Buddha Episodes, a band based in Norwich. Sunday was a day of games, including a keg toss and a stein hoist. Sunday’s musical guests included Rob Norris and the Oktober Bones Trombone Quartet.

The Brewery’s specialties were the chocolate paired dishes—one order included three samples of beer, each paired with a complementing chocolate truffle. Despite the Brewerys’ focus on beer, the event was family friendly. People brought their children and dogs, creating a lighthearted, fun atmosphere. Colgate students came to the event as well, adding to the diversity of the crowd. Carrie Blackmore ’08 is the President and Cofounder of Good Nature Brewery, and has been running the brewery for 8 years. Her familial ties to Colgate are what brought her to the area—her grandfather was a previous professor and Dean of the Faculty at Colgate. Blackmore’s positive experiences as a student at Colgate led her to stay in the area and continue hosting events that connect the Colgate community with Hamilton’s history. Wrecktoberfest will continue to live on in infamy in Hamilton, NY, assisted by the Brewery’s dedication. Contact Ani Arzoumanian at

Campus History Celebrated in “Lights, Camera, Colgate!” By Sasha Balasanov Maroon-News Staff

As Colgate reaches its 200th year, the campus has been flooded with special guests, alumni and a myriad of memorable celebratory events. One of these exciting events took place on Friday, September 28 in Golden Auditorium as part of Colgate’s Friday Night Film Series hosted by the Film and Media Studies Department. With the help of the staff of the University Archives and Special Collections, Assistant Professor of Music Ryan Chase, alumnus Benji Chase ’18 and many more, audience members were able to look back at Colgate’s past through a series of film clips and photographs spanning from the 1920s all the way up to 1995. The first clip was filmed in 1926, and was scored by Chase in order to bring some life to the silent, black and white film. The grainy footage showed a then-new Lawrence Hall admired by alumni and students. It also offered a glimpse at the football team, who lacked much of the padding we see on the field today. Nevertheless, the small bleachers in the film clip were filled with cheering spectators enjoying the game. The film also showcased the brand new Huntington Gymnasium, completed in 1926, and many more moments on campus, including snowball fights and bonfires. A film from 1940 showed how World War II affected student life. Still an all-male school, the campus was flooded with a Navy presence. Current student dorms such as Andrews Hall, West Hall and East Hall were places of residence for Navy Cadets from the War Training Service and Naval Flight Preparatory School. Colgate’s war efforts were recognized by a visit from Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, who spoke at Convocation that August. The cadets marched for Secretary Knox and their families to showcase their extensive training. Among the audience members was James C. Colgate, now the namesake of the Student Union building by Whitnall Field. Seeing how war transformed Colgate’s campus was striking, Navy cadets marched through the Field of Dreams and Naval flags flew from familiar rooftops. The 1979 film “A Year in the Life of Colgate” showed a drastic change from the films that played before, as women were finally featured as part of the student body. This charming short film highlighted all of the typical moments of student life, starting with football games in the fall, orchestra and a capella concerts in the winter, a sneak peak into classes in the spring and the torchlight ceremony at the end of the year. Some of the professors shown in the film are still teaching at Colgate today, and campus looks familiar, as if the movie was shot only a few years ago. A few students were interviewed and asked what

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“LIGHTS, CAMERA, COLGATE!”: Students, faculty and community members gathered to admire the history of Colgate through a series of film clips and photographs.

they loved about Colgate, and their answers were strikingly similar to what we might hear from students today. They spoke about small class sizes and feeling comfortable enough with their professors to challenge them if they don’t agree with a point made during a discussion. The screening ended with a film made in 1995 by students collaborating with faculty members to show the true Colgate experience of the 1990s. With humorous commentary from students behind the camera, the audience saw glimpses of dorm rooms, classes and music rehearsals. Seeing the history of Colgate presented chronologically was an incredible showcase of the history of our campus over the past 200 years. “I liked how the clips were chronological and showed all of the buildings on campus. It was so interesting to see that most of the buildings look the same as they did 50 years ago!” sophomore Danielle Van Calcar said. Looking back at Colgate’s history serves as a reminder of how special Colgate remains today. Ever improving and growing, it is a beautiful place to call home. “Seeing the differences in how people looked and acted throughout Colgate’s history was so interesting,” sophomore Kyra Weiner said. “I wonder what kind of footage is going to be shown about us in 100 years.” Contact Sasha Balasanov at

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“Not a Costume” Features Items from Indigenous Community Members By Emily Karavitch Maroon-News Staff

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The Longyear Museum of Anthropology opened its doors for its new exhibit titled “Not a Costume” on September 27. The displays showcased beautiful clothing and jewelry of all shapes, sizes and colors. John Logan, a member of the Oneida tribe, welcomed those in attendance with a greeting spoken in the language of the Oneida. For Colgate and members of surrounding communities, this exhibition is impressive, as all of the items displayed were donated by Colgate faculty, alumni, staff and students. “Not a Costume” is based on the recent “My Culture is Not A Costume” movement started by various ethnic groups and indigenous peoples to protest the selling of Halloween costumes that mock and appropriate their cultures. According to the exhibit, “indigenous” refers to anyone who “identifies as indigenous from the Western Hemisphere (encompassing the Americas and extending into Oceania).” The display also aims to “include the many indigenous peoples [that] have been disconnected from their communities through colonial practices such as forced relocation, the removal of children from their families and criminalization of traditional practices.” The exhibition displayed clothing and jewelry from the indigenous people of the Colgate community. The exhibition is unique in the way that it presents these pieces; the curator did not make the display labels, but those who donated pieces submitted stories explaining the items and their lives as indigenous people in and outside of Colgate. One story by Robert Hunter explains the history of a vest displayed in a case. Hunter brought his vest to school, even though his mother told him not to wear it in public. He thought it would be cool and wore it around other kids, who bullied him for it. When Hunter returned home and told his mother, he believed she would be mad at him. Instead, Hunter’s mother held him in her arms and cried, saying “now you know why it wasn’t meant to be worn around here.” The community contribution provides a distinct lens that bypasses the curatorial view and allows the viewer to connect directly with the pieces and the history behind them. The importance of a collaboration of this caliber wasn’t missed by those involved and in attendance. “The museum isn’t telling people what the objects should say,” curator Christy DeLair said. “The clothing that people donated have the voice instead.”

“NOT A COSTUME”: The new exhibit will be on display in the Longyear Museum of Anthropology until December 16, and features Colgate community members’ objects and artifacts.

“The objects [on display] are outside the realm of the curatorial purview,” preparator for Picker Art Gallery Scott Lewis said. “Having the community involved shortens the length between the objects and the viewer and that’s a really refreshing take.” The exhibition is especially important considering this year’s bicentennial celebration. As Colgate celebrates its 200 year anniversary, indigenous members of the Colgate community want to make their voices heard. “We’re here!” DeLair said at the end of her speech, throwing her fist into the air excitedly. “Not a Costume” will be on display in the Longyear Museum of Anthropology until December 16. Contact Emily Karavitch at

Alumnus Professor Mel Watkins Preaches Acceptance in Living Writer’s Talk By Andrew Kish Maroon-News Staff

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Colgate NEH Professor of the Humanities in the Department of English Mel Watkins ’62 joined Colgate students and faculty on Thursday, September 27 to discuss his 1998 memoir, “Dancing with Strangers.” Watkins was the third guest in the Living Writers series, a semester-long course meant to examine contemporary literature while fostering an active dialogue with its authors. Watkins, a Colgate alumnus, now teaches African American Humor in the English department of his alma mater. He is highly renowned in his field of study, having written seminal texts such as “On The Real Side” and “African American Humor.” Before he pursued academia, Watkins worked for over two decades at The New York Times’ Book Review, as the first black editor the paper had seen. It is there that he remembers learning how to truly write, a crucial skill for crafting his memoir. Watkins sets the book’s first half in Youngstown, Ohio, the idyllic Midwestern city where he grew up. It is in Youngstown that he begins to see the duplicitous nature of racism that didn’t exist in the overt South or violent North. Rather than admit the true prejudice that poisoned most minds, the citizens maintained a polite relation between blacks and whites, as long as everyone maintained their assigned place in society.

LIVING WRITERS SERIES: Professor Mel Watkins, a Colgate alumnus, joined Colgate students and faculty on Thursday, September 27 to discuss his 1998 memoir, “Dancing with Strangers.”

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“There was accepted and expected undercurrent of racism in a Midwestern upbringing” he said. Much of the memoir focuses on Watkins’ struggle with that unacknowledged social order as well as how he defines himself within it. He first seeks answers from those around him. Populated with familial characters—such as Tennessee, his hustling father who wants a better life for his son, or Miss Aggie, the grandmother who tells old slave tales about dancing for white masters and “gettin’ ovah”—the milieu of his childhood brims with life lessons that he only began to decipher later. Ultimately, Watkins takes solace in the existentialist doctrine of self-definition, looking inward to carve out his own identity. While still figuring out that identity, Watkins moves into his collegiate days. As one of five black students in his class, he saw a similar pattern of racism masked by politeness. “His experiences at Colgate were both shocking and, unfortunately, unsurprising to learn about,” sophomore Carina Haden said. “College campuses are often seen as bubbles inside of which the ills of the world around it are impotent. While this is true in some cases, it is clear that the virulence of racism had a large effect on this campus not too long ago.” Watkins filled his lecture with excerpts from the memoir that gave credence to this sentiment. His basketball teammates called him racial slurs behind his back. The fraternities, pretending to act interested in his membership, knew they would never offer him a bid. Between these stories of discrimination were humorous anecdotes meant to filter such a heavy topic through the lens of comedy. Watkins reminded students that if one forgets the absurdity of racism, it becomes easy to get bogged down by it. To laugh is a way to deal with that reality. He and his childhood friend lassoed minstrel lawn jockeys from upper-class white lawns, watching the police investigate as if a real person had been injured. He challenged a black musician at an almost all-white party to a dance-off, only to be shown up by a no-hands spin and split. Watkins moved the audience to empathy through laughter with moments like these. “It was refreshing to hear a professor get really personal,” sophomore Megan Nicholson, a student of Watkins’ African American Humor course, said. “If this wasn’t an example of one professor forming a sense of a personal relationship with his students, I don’t know what is.” Watkins ended his talk with the message that culture and entertainment were, and still are, influential in expediting the integration of African Americans into America. Dancing, music and comedy all remain ways to change that toxic mindset that remains latent under a guise of hospitality and acceptance. Contact Andrew Kish at

Stuck in Case Library studying for midterms? Take a break and visit the second and third floors to see the photo exhibit, “Glass, Silver, and Memory: Images of Community by Edward H. Stone,” curated by Emily Jeffres and Alli Grim. Stone was Colgate’s official campus photographer for almost 50 years. This exhibit features photos Stone took around campus and town from 1890-1920. The exhibit will be up through May 15 and is a perfect way to celebrate Colgate at 200 years.

LIVING WRITERS SERIES: CARMEN MARIA MACHADO, AUTHOR OF “HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES” Join this week’s Living Writers guest, Carmen Maria Machado, to hear her debut story collection “Her Body and Other Parties.” The New York Times included Machado’s collection in their March 2018 “New Vanguard” list of “15 Remarkable Books by Women That are Shaping the Way We Read and Write Fiction in the 21st Century.” Machado’s collection won the Bard Fiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize. Machado, a writer in residence at the University of Pennsylvania, will be speaking about her esteemed stories on Thursday, October 4 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This installation of the Living Writers series is co-sponsored by LGBTQ Studies.

“BLACKBIRD” Support the Theater Department by going to see “Blackbird,” a play by senior theater honors student, David Harrower. “Blackbird” discusses themes of morality and societal taboos by portraying a young woman and an older man reuniting to face events of their past. Come see this artful and thought-provoking project at Brehmer Theater on October 4 or 5 at 7 p.m. Reserve your free ticket online through the Theater Department website.

NIAGARA FALLS TRIP Staying on campus this fall break? Take a day trip to Niagara Falls sponsored by Mabel Dart Colegrove Commons and the Office of International Student Services! Attendees should meet outside Donovan’s Pub at 6:45 a.m. on Monday, October 8. The group will return to campus around 9 p.m. Space is limited, so email to reserve your spot on this trip.

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COLG TE A “This school is too small! I don’t want to personally know the guys who reverse grind on me at the Jug.” “You can’t get chlamydia from jumping in Taylor Lake.” “Homework is a social construct.” “I just put sour cream on my bagel.” “It’s like musical chairs, but with Nancy Pelosi.” “No. Don’t let him run our country. He’d just be high all day.” Hear something crazy on campus this week? Send anonymous submissions to

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“Fahrenheit 11/9” Movie Showcases Failed Democracy By Gloria Han Maroon-News Staff

Renowned filmmaker Michael Moore is back with his documentary, “Fahrenheit 11/9,” which primarily revolves around Trump’s presidency and its impact on the nation and the world. If you know anything about Moore and his work—or if you have seen the trailer—then you would know that he is not a fan of the Trump presidency. The title of the film refers to the day it was announced that Trump won the election; it also alludes to and reverses the title of Moore’s signature film: “Fahrenheit 9/11.” The 2004 film and highest-grossing documentary of all time berated the Bush administration and caused intense controversy, so one should not expect any less with Moore’s latest production. According to Brian Tellerico of, the film’s message is simple and effective: “get mad about something and do something about it.” I think that quote sums up the movie pretty well. To be honest, I spent most of the movie crying—out of frustration, anger and sadness. I tried hard to keep my composure, but I failed miserably. The movie was difficult to watch. I was absorbed and wanted it to be over at the same time. That isn’t to say “Fahrenheit 11/9” is a tragedy or tearjerker. There were some undoubtedly funny moments as well, so I shed some tears of laughter as well. The documentary begins with footage of the doubts many prominent figures expressed around the possibility of a Trump presidency; it is quickly followed by the shock, disappointment and despair that surrounded the night of the election, as Clinton’s electoral vote counts were slowly but surely surpassed. It took me back to the night as well: I was doing homework pretty late, and I finally finished my homework around 3 a.m. I didn’t watch the results live; I was confident that my vote would be in the majority. Once I was in bed, I opened a text from my friend and my heart skipped a beat when she exclaimed disbelief and fear for the new term. I could not sleep that night, thinking to myself: Is this really real? Interestingly, Moore’s name was mentioned in news reports the following day: as a Flint, Michigan native, he warned people to dismiss Trump at their peril. That day was almost two years ago, when I was a first-year at Colgate. Now I look back at the whirlwind of events that have shaped our political atmosphere and stained everything alongside it. The film goes on to illustrate how Trump’s offensive and bigoted behavior has been hidden in plain sight from the beginning of his career. Moore asks, how did we not see it then? He then delves deeply into prominent movements, including March for our Lives, West Virginia’s teacher strikes and Flint’s ongoing water crisis. By hitting us one film after another with the devastation and inspiration

produced by these events, Moore forces us to confront the fact that our country is far from reaching the ideals it claims to serve. No one is safe from Moore’s pointed attacks. Not even Obama. While he clearly takes a stance against the current president, Moore doesn’t pour his political support on any one figure. Rather, he demonstrates that everyone in the system, and the system itself, are responsible for the plight we see today: a failed democracy in which its citizens lack a real sense of power. Moore makes it clear that inaction will get us nowhere: we must take action and become the solution. Contact Gloria Han at




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“FAHRENHEIT 11/9”: A new documentary by Michael Moore showcases distaste for the Trump presidency and parallels the reality of our current political culture.

Paying Tribute to Three Renowned Hispanic and Latinx Fashion Designers for Hispanic Heritage Month By Angie Diaz Maroon-News Staff

According to the 2017 United States Census, 57.8 million people of the American population are of Hispanic or Latinx origin. This equates to 18 percent of the population identifying as Hispanic or Latinx, making this group the United States’ largest ethnic or racial minority. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year from September 15 to October 15. The date September 15 was chosen to mark the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month because it is the anniversary of independence for various Latin American countries, including El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua. Additionally, Mexico and Chile’s independence days are around this date as well, September 18 and 16 respectively. The purpose of Hispanic Heritage Month is to acknowledge and celebrate the rich culture, history and societal contributions of those who identify as Latinx. In order to celebrate the diversity of cultures and contributions within this community, the Maroon-News Fashion Column is honoring legendary Hispanic and Latinx fashion designers.

OSCAR DE LA RENTA: The desginer is pictured dressing stars at the Oscars in his typically dramatic style of gown.

Maria Cornejo (b. 1963 -) Born in Chile, Maria Cornejo moved to London at age 12. After moving to New York City in 1996, Cornejo opened her Zero + Maria Cornejo workshop and retail concept store on Bleecker Street. One of her favorite palettes to design with is black and white. She is known for her minimalist approach to design and sculptural silhouettes. Cornejo has various dressed celebrities, including Michelle Obama and Solange Knowles.

Carlos Miele (b. 1964 -) Carlos Miele was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and his international label can be found in over 30 countries worldwide. Miele’s designs are inspired by Brazilian culture, landscapes and local artisan techniques, such as stitching and patchwork. Miele’s most notable works are his women’s ready-to-wear collections, which demonstrate his focus on finding what he coined “a dialogue based on the tensions that exist between the contemporary and the traditional, handicraft and technology” in a 2011 interview with the New York Times.

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Oscar de la Renta (b. 1932 - d. 2014) Born in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, Oscar de la Renta was known for his feminine and vibrant show-stopping gowns. He became internationally known in the 1960s after he dressed Jackie Kennedy. From the 1960s onward, de la Renta’s list of notable clients continued to grow and included stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Sarah Jessica Parker and Nicole Kidman.

MARIA CORNEJO: Cornejo’s minimilistic and structural design focuses come through in this black jumpsuit.

CARLOS MIELE: Miele showcases typical Brazilian flair in this runway stopping red gown.


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Livia Altmann on Colgate Women’s Ice Hockey Success Reigning National Runners-Up Commence 2018-2019 Season

By Simon Gerszberg Class of 2022

Livia Altmann, the star defender and captain on the Colgate women’s ice hockey team, has plenty of accolades and achievements under her belt. Since joining the Swiss Senior National team in 2012-2013, she has achieved nothing but greatness. She won a bronze medal with the Swiss National team in 2014 at the Sochi Olympic games, earned the Swiss ice hockey MVP award in 2014-2015, and captured the Swiss golden player award for a Defenseman in the same season. Just one year later, she took the MVP award for team Switzerland in the 2016 World Championships. At Colgate, Altmann has led her team to similar if not higher levels of success. Last season, the team finished among the national best. They were 34-6-1 (.861 winning percentage) and made it to the national championship game, but lost in overtime by a close score of 2 to 1. Although the team came oh-so-close to the D1 national championship, they still exceeded all expectations by making it there. Despite our difference in student population, Colgate managed to take down Wisconsin in the semifinals. Wisconsin has more than 10 times the population of Colgate, but that didn’t matter on the ice in Minneapolis last March for the renowned Frozen Four tournament. Despite the smashing success of the team’s 2017-2018 season, Altmann is not dwelling on the past. “I think the main thing is that you work on your game every day, always trying to get better. Also a big thing from our team this year is trying to prove it [success] again– we are striving to be even better than last year, and the only way to achieve that is working

on our skills again and again. It is also very important to treat every game seriously,” said Altmann. The Swiss national also doesn’t believe there are any roster holes on the team and believes one of their greatest strengths goes beyond their skillset—the team’s camaraderie. “I think we have general great skills, we are a very fast team, but despite the skills on the ice, we have a really great playing system. And also off the ice, our team is really close with each other, which ends up benefiting our team back on the ice,”Altmann said. Altmann has had to transition from the international arena to the Class of 1965 Arena, noting that even the stadium’s dimension sizes have a real impact on the team’s play. “I think our league is really good, and in the league there are a lot of North American National players ... so I wouldn’t say there is a huge difference in competition. In the world’s in Europe, we play on the Olympic ice size, while here in America, it is the NHL size, which is a little smaller. This change doesn’t take long to adjust to, after one day with the different systems and ice sizes, I am usually back to normal,” said Altmann. The grueling length of the women’s ice hockey season can take a toll on the players and team. In Altmann’s case, she played her first tournament of the 2018-2019 season in August with Switzerland, and then she projects the season will wind down around April (9 months later). But her trick to combat the physical demand doesn’t rely just in the weight room and cardio work. “Everyday is constantly recovering with ice baths and I am personally a big fan of yoga, which can really help with my flex-

ibility. Also maybe the biggest thing is just getting a good night sleep each night,” said Altmann. A unique aspect of Colgate’s roster this season, the team is holding four goalies, which isn’t done very often. Altmann believes the lack of reps in practice won’t affect them to heavily for an intriguing reason: the team plans on pulling up some players from the women’s club ice hockey team to take some shots on them during practice and free time. The star forward for the club team, Sarah Contento, might be able to help the other goalies get some chances during the season. Beyond roster arrangement, every great team needs great

management, and this season, they seem to have it locked down. Greg Fargo, the head women’s ice hockey coach, won NCAA women’s hockey coach of the year award for 2017-2018. And they also just acquired a new team manager, freshman Jack Breitowich, who believes great things are coming with this team. “The team and I believe that we will surpass our high expectations to be even better this season,” said Breitowich.

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FACE FIRST: Colgate women’s ice hockey commenced their regular season this past weekend with a pair of games against Penn State. The Raiders won the first game by a score of 3-1, and the Nittany Lions took the second one 4-2. The Raiders shocked Big Ten powerhouses last year, notably beating #2 Wisconsin in the semis, 4-3 in 2OT. Alex Gibson

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Cross Country Continues to Make Strides Men and Women Raiders Excel at Lehigh Invitational By Isabel van Wie Maroon-News Staff

The Raiders are on a roll! As a team going into the meet, the Raiders have experienced quite a successful season thus far. At the Harry Long Invitational, hosted at Colgate University’s Harry H. Lang Cross Country Course on September 1, they earned second place with a total of 38 points. The team then competed at the UB Stampede in Buffalo NY, on September 14, where they earned 127 points, placing 6th for the meet. The team looked to continue this successful season as they prepared for their third meet at Lehigh University. They attended the Paul Short Invitational, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, September 29. Junior Lucas Culley led the pack, pacing the Colgate Men’s Cross Country team. Culley ran a 26:52, with a 5:25 mile pace, ending in the 125th position. This was an impressive follow up to a stand out performance at the UB Stampede meet, in which he finished the 8000 meter course in 27:22.5, 44th best at the meet. Juniors Luke Myers and Ryan Curran finished second and third respectively for Colgate. Myers crossed the finish line at 27:00, with Curran only steps behind him, finishing at 27:02. Associate Head Coach of Cross Country and Track & Field, Luke Burdick is impressed by Curran. “Ryan is in fantastic shape. He had a

really good summer and put in a lot of good work… he’s obviously doing the right things that need to be done to compete at this level,” Burdick said. Sophomore Brian Lafleche finished the race in 28:40 earning a 281st mark. Dillon Aryeh was the only first-year to compete in the invitational meet, and he ended with a time of 28:56 for the 287th place. Senior Jonathan Abbott, placed lowest for the Raiders, with a 29:32 time, claiming the 291st mark. The runners, together, scored with 939 points, earning 39th place at the meet overall. “The men had a few good performances, Williams ran a huge PR and helped to shore up our top-5 a bit. Culley was our top runner again today and seems to be still improving,” Burdick said of the teams performance. The women’s team fared somewhat better than the men’s squad over the weekend, finishing out the meet in 33rd place. Junior Vicky Martinez paced the entire Colgate squad individually, placing 91st out of the field of 362 runners with a total of 23:26 and a 1-mile split of 6:17. Senior Hannah Gunther was right on her teammate’s heels, finishing only one second behind with an identical 1-mile split.Some other high-performing women Raiders at this meet were senior Denise Larson and freshman Sophia Manners. Manners finished 195th overall, an impressive performance for a freshman in such an enormous field of

HAVING A FIELD DAY: Pictured above is junior Vicky Martinez, who paced all Colgate women’s runners over the weekend with an overall time of 23:26. Martinez will look to emulate her success at Albany next week, where she PR’d during her freshman year. Colgate Athletics

talented female runners. The Raiders have some time to prepare before their next meet, when they will travel to Albany, NY, on Saturday, October 13th and compete in the Albany Invitational where they will compete against This will be their final meet before the Patriot League championships on Saturday, October 27th, in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Women’s Volleyball Goes Perfect over the Weekend Two shutouts spark momentum ahead of Pat League gauntlet By Theo Asher Colgate Sports Editor

Colgate Raiders Women’s Volleyball is killin’ the game. The team swept their competition this past weekend, defeating both Army West Point and Lafayette by the scores of 3-0. These games represent crucial Patriot League victories for Colgate against opponents they will be jockeying with for position. Last weekend, during the Bicentennial Celebration, the Raiders Women’s Volleyball squad came away with a win and a loss, but not without building crucial momentum for the Patriot League slate ahead. In the match they lost against Holy Cross, Colgate did not lose a set by a margin of more than two points. This reflected the tenacity of the team when faced with deficits late in games. They capitalized on that momentum in the second match of the weekend, crushing Army 3-0. Sophomore Alli Lowe starred in those games for Colgate and continued to ride the wave of confidence this past weekend. The Leopards of Lafayette University were completely outmatched on Friday versus Colgate. This was apparent from the first set of play (25-12 Colgate) in which the Leopards could not string together more than two points in a row. The Raiders held a strong defensive effort throughout the set. Lafayette showed up to play in the second set, however, at one point taking the lead over Colgate. This Women’s Volleyball squad is cut different, though– the team’s clutch genes kicked into high gear as the Raiders went on a stellar 9-1 run to steal the win in the second set, 25-18. The third set

daughter Ella is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia.Since March, she has been receiving treatment at the Upstate Cancer Center in Syracuse. The game raised proceeds to combat the high transportation and medical costs for the Ryan family. Riding the wave of optimism from the previous day’s match and the moving showing for #EllaStrong, Colgate yet again dominated, defeating Bucknell 3-0. In the first set, the Raiders again prevented their opponent from getting hot, limiting the Bison’s offense to a maximum of three points scored in a row. Colgate went on a 7-1 run to end the first set, winning handily 25-14. Bucknell’s offense woke up from its drought in the second set, stringing together a few potent scoring runs. No matter — the Raiders’ defense held strong to finish the set 25-19. Colgate excelled in the sixth and final set of the weekend to secure the 3-0 match victory. It was Stein’s time to shine on Saturday, blasting a total of 18 kills into Cotterrell Court. Overall, the Raiders went a spotless 6-0 in the weekend’s sets and limited their opponents game-high score to 19 points. KILL SHOT: Sophomore outside hitter Alli Lowe (right) has played a fantastic The next wave of games presents the season for the Raiders, ranking 8th in the league in kills. toughest challenge for women’s volleyJared Rosen ball: 2nd place Navy and 1st place Ameriended by the same score of the second, and kills on the team in this match with a total can (who took the Patriot League title in Colgate had secured a dominant 3-0 victory of 9. Defensive specialist sophomore Bridget 2017) on October 5 and 6, respectively. If in a crucial preliminary league match. Kolsky had 15 digs in this match, helping these past two weekends indicate anything, Lowe again shined for Colgate against vault her season total to 211, good for 6th in though, Colgate is capable of slaying these Lafayette, leading the team with a phenom- the Patriot League. giants and taking control of the Patriot enal 16 kills. She and fellow offensive speSaturday’s match was #EllaStrong night, League once and for all. cialist junior Alex Stein are 8th and 9th, a philanthropic effort to help raise awarerespectively, in the Patriot League leader- ness for pediatric cancer. All donations from Contact Theo Asher board in kills. Stein had the second-most the game went to the Ryan family, whose at

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Football Continues Dominance with 23-0 Victory Rushing Attack and Defense Improve Record to 4-0, #20 FCS Ranking By Boyd Howard Maroon-News Staff

For the second week in a row, the Colgate men’s football team put on a show with an incredible shutout against William & Mary, winning 23-0. After also shutting out Lafayette 45-0 at home last week during Colgate University’s bicentennial celebration, the Raiders proved to be able to keep their momentum up by beating William & Mary. This is the first time since 1966 that the Raiders have had consecutive shutouts, which is an impressive feat. The team moves to 4-0 and is one of just four programs in the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly 1-AA now called FCS) to remain undefeated. Additionally, Colgate is now ranked in the top 20 in the FCS putting their name on the map nationally. So p h o m o re Gr a n t Bre n e m a n t h re w f o r a n i m p re s s i v e 2 2 7 y a rd s , a n d Ju n i o r k i c k e r C h r i s Pu z z i n a i l e d t h re e f i e l d g o a l s . Ad d i t i o n a l l y, Bre n e m a n c o n t i n u e d t o b e c o n s i s t e n t with his passing game, averaging a 61.1 completion rate. Ju n i o r Ab u D a r a m y - Sw a r a y a l s o h a d a n o t h e r i n t e r c e p t i o n this game on the defensive side, along with the one he had last week. T h e d e f e n s e h a s h e l d o p p o n e n t s t o j u s t t h re e p o i n t s i n t h e p a s t m o n t h’s g a m e s a n d i s g i v i n g u p j u s t f i v e p o i n t s p e r g a m e a s w e l l a s h o l d i n g o p p o n e n t s t o 2 6 0 y a rd s p e r g a m e on the season. Along with the interception from DaramySw a r a y, Se n i o r T J Ho l l a l s o re c o rd e d a m a s s i v e d e f e n s i v e performance with twelve tackles, including two for a loss as well as a sack and a forced fumble. T h e d e f e n s e i s a p o i n t o f p r i d e f o r So p h o m o re l i n e b a c k e r A n d re w Ja w o r s k i . “ D e f e n s i v e l y, w e’v e re a l l y b e e n o n a r o l l t h i s y e a r. T h e l a s t t w o g a m e s , w e h a v e n’t l e t u p m o re t h a n 1 0 0 r u s h i n g y a rd s i n e a c h g a m e .” Ja w o r s k i s a i d . “ We re a l l y s t e p p e d a g a i n s t Wi l l i a m & Ma r y a n d s h ow e d w h a t k i n d o f a t e a m w e a re . It’s a l s o g re a t b e c a u s e i t i s t h e s e c o n d C A A [ C o l o n i a l A t h l e t i c A s s o c i a t i o n ] t e a m w e h a v e b e a t t h i s y e a r, a n d i t i s t h e f i r s t t i m e i n Pa t r i o t L e a g u e h i s t o r y t h i s h a s h a p p e n e d i n s e a s o n” . The offense was also impressive on Saturday as along w i t h B r e n e m a n’s p r e c i s i o n t h r o u g h t h e a i r, t h e R a i d e r s were able to easily move the ball on the ground. Breneman contributing 35 yards in that categor y as well. Senior

RAIDER CROSSING: Colgate football improved their record to 4-0 and boosted their NCAA FCS national ranking to #20 in the country. Pictured here is a forced fumble from earlier in the undefeated campaign. Colgate Athletics

Ja m e s H o l l a n d c o n t r i b u t e d 8 8 y a r d s o n t h e g r o u n d a n d S o p h o m o r e M a l i k Tw y m a n a d d e d 15 more as the team compiled 126 yards. Senior Owen Buscaglia caught seven passes for a total of 142 yards as well. Ja w o r s k i a d m i r e s t h e n u m b e r s t h e o f f e n s e h a s p u t u p . “ O u r o f f e n s e i s l o o k i n g v e r y s t r o n g . Bu s c a g l i a h a d a n a m a z i n g g a m e f o r u s t h i s p a s t w e e k , a l o n g w i t h o u r q u a r t e r b a c k Bre n e m a n , w h o h a d a 1 0 0 % c o m p l e t i o n r a t e o n h i s f i r s t 10 passes. Overall, offensively we controlled the clock well, which ultimately helped us c o n t r o l t h e g a m e . T h i s y e a r k e e p s f e e l i n g s m o re a n d m o re s p e c i a l , a n d w e a re d e f i n i t e l y n o t l e t t i n g o f f t h e p e d a l ,” h e s a i d . T h e u p c o m i n g g a m e n e x t w e e k w i l l b e a t t h e R a i d e r s’ Pa t r i o t L e a g u e r i v a l B u c k n e l l , w h o c u r r e n t l y s t a n d a t 1 - 4 , t h o u g h a r e 1 - 0 i n Pa t r i o t L e a g u e p l a y. T h e R a i d e r s r e t u r n back to Hamilton on October 13 when they take on longtime rival Cornell at noon on A n d y K e r r. T h i s w i l l b e t h e 1 0 0 t h m e e t i n g b e t w e e n t h e t w o t e a m s i n o n e o f t h e o l d e s t and most competed rivarlies in collegiates sports. The Raiders trail the series 49-47-3, but have won sixteen of the past nineteen meetings as well as eight of the last nine. Corn e l l w i l l h a v e t o f a c e o n e o f t h e n a t i o n’s l a s t r e a m i n g u n d e f e a t e d t e a m s i n C o l g a t e , w h o a r e q u i c k l y s h o w i n g t h e r e s t o f t h e F C S f o o t b a l l w o r l d t h a t m a r o o n a n d r e d d o n’t r u n . Contact Boyd Howard at


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THEY KEEP ON GETTING BETTER: The Golden State Warriors have won the last two NBA Titles, but added All-Star center Demarcus Cousins during the offseason. With LeBron James out of the Eastern Conference, a new team may challenge the Warriors in the NBA Finals. The Boston Celtics and Tornoto Raptors will look to represent the East in June.

By JACK GARVEY Maroon-News Staff

The 2018-19 NBA Season starts on October 16 as the Philadelphia 76ers visit the Boston Celtics. Going into the season, there are several clear championship-contending teams, the most obvious being the Golden State Warriors. However, several teams will look to push the Dubs this year. With LeBron James out of the Eastern Conference, one of the following teams might finally reach the Finals. Golden State Warriors 2017/18 Record: 58-24 Notable Additions: DeMarcus Cousins (free agent) Jonas Jerebko (free agent) Jacob Evans (drafted No. 28) Notable Losses: JaVale McGee (signed with Lakers) Zaza Pachulia (signed with Pistons) After winning their third title in four years this past season, it really did seem like the Warriors’ star-studded roster could not possibly improve. That was until the team made a huge splash in the offseason by landing All-Star center Demarcus Cousins. While the team will likely be without Cousins for a couple of months as he recovers from a torn achilles, the Splash Brothers, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson should be just fine without him. Second-year center Jordan Bell will be expected to step up big in Cousins’ absence, after posting a solid rookie season last year. Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson round out this team’s deadly starting lineup, with Andre Iguodala and newly signed forward Jonas Jerebko coming off the bench. Jerebko adds some needed depth to the Warriors bench, but likely will not be called upon to be more than a backup/ rotation player. When healthy, this team may be the most talented starting roster ever assembled. Expect the Warriors’ dominance to continue as they look to be the first team to three-peat since the ’02 Lakers. Prediction: 1st seed in the West

Houston Rockets 2017/18 Record: 65-17

Boston Celtics 2017/18 Record: 55-27

Toronto Raptors 2017/18 Record: 59-23

Notable Additions: Carmelo Anthony (free agent) Marquese Chriss (trade with Suns) Brandon Knight (trade with Suns)

Notable Additions: Robert Williams (drafted No.27) Brad Wanamaker (free agent)

Notable Additions: Danny Green (trade with Spurs) Kawhi Leonard (trade with Spurs) Greg Monroe (free agent)

Notable Losses: Ryan Anderson (trade with Suns) Trevor Ariza (signed with Suns) Luc Mbah a Moute (signed with Clippers) De’Anthony Melton (trade with Suns) In last season’s games when Chris Paul, James Harden and Clint Capela played together, the Rockets were an incredible 423. The problem was getting the trio on the court on a consistent basis. The Rockets finished last season with a bad taste in their mouth after blowing a 3-2 series lead over the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Chris Paul exited the series after sustaining an injury in Game 5, leaving Rockets fans to wonder what could have been throughout the offseason. This season, the Rockets will once again look to topple the Warriors’ dynasty out west. However, with the losses of key defenders in Ariza and Mbah a Moute, this year’s team may prove to be a slightly worse version of its 2017-18 self. Carmelo Anthony will look to provide another source of offense for the team, but the ball-dominant 34-year-old does not provide the same offensive spark he used to, and he may struggle to fit in as more of a role player. Trading away Ryan Anderson and getting Brandon Knight (who missed all of 2017 due to injury) and Marquese Chriss (8th pick in 2016) gives the Rockets some interesting upside and depth on their bench, but the two players will not serve pivotal roles for the team this season. While the Rockets may be slightly worse defensively and likely still haven’t added enough pieces to get them past the Warriors, they do still have the deadly trio of Paul, Harden and Capela. If the Rockets’ Big Three stay healthy, (Or if Anthony is somehow able to turn back Father Time) look for this team to be right where it was last year, contending with the Warriors for the top seed out West. Prediction: 2nd seed in the West

Notable Loss: Greg Monroe (signed with Raptors) Tragedy struck the Boston Celtics last season when both All-Stars Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving suffered seasonending injuries. However, these losses did not stop the Celtics from reaching the Eastern Conference Finals, where the C’s dropped the series 4-3 to LeBron’s Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics are relieved that James is no longer the King of the Eastern Conference. Nevertheless, the rivalry will remain between the Celtics and James, who is now wearing purple and gold for the Los Angeles Lakers, another historic rival of the Celtics. This season, hopes are higher for coach Brad Stevens’ squad. Like the Warriors, the Celtics could very well have five players of their own make the All-Star team this season in Irving, Hayward, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Al Horford. Featuring multiple players who can guard different positions, the Celtics are, defensively, a team’s worst nightmare. While first round draft pick Robert Williams has not exactly silenced doubters this summer over his concerns of immaturity, (he forgot the time of his introductory conference call, missed the flight that would have taken him to his first Summer League practice and lost his wallet twice all since being selected by Boston 27th overall) Williams is a high-upside player with the potential to be a dominant shot-blocker and defender down the road. The scariest part about the Celtics is that the best is yet to come. To quote Michael Jordan, “the ceiling is the roof ” with this team. With a young and developing core under the genius coaching of Brad Stevens, the Celtics are poised to win the Eastern Conference and give the Warriors a run for their money. Prediction: 1st seed in the East

Notable Losses: DeMar DeRozan (traded to Spurs) Jakob Poeltl (traded to Spurs) The Toronto Raptors’ offseason was boring, safe and non-eventful, until it was not. In a dramatic move, the Raptors traded away franchise staple, DeMar DeRozan, for Kawhi Leonard. After finishing first in the East last year and firing head coach Dwayne Casey, the Raptors will look to finally get over the hump and make it to an NBA Finals. It is clear the franchise is in “win now” mode, and with LeBron out West, the door to the Finals is seemingly open. The Raptors have consistently been a very good team, as evidenced last year by their first place finish in the Eastern Conference. But will the additions of Leonard and Danny Green be enough to take the Raptors to the promised land? It is yet to be seen, but the Raptors will certainly have a good shot to do so, especially if second-year player OG Anunoby is able to elevate his play this season. The Raptors play great defense and are a deep team. New head coach Nick Nurse should feel confident with the roster he has at his disposal in his first season. The league expectation is that the Raptors will place more of an emphasis on ball movement, which could particularly benefit sharp-shooter Green if they are able to create more on offense and get him clean looks from downtown. Going all-in this season by trading for Leonard is a risk, but could pay off huge for the Raptors if he performs at his elite level shown in San Antonio. The Raptors have now surrounded a true superstar in Kawhi with the pieces necessary to make a run at a title. The only thing standing in their way are the Celtics, who may be even deeper and more talented as a whole than the Raptors. While they will come close to making the NBA Finals, I expect the Raptors to once again fail to make it out of the East. Prediction: 2nd seed in the East

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NBA 2018-2019 Season Outlook Continued: Teams in the Playoff Hunt

Utah Jazz 2017/18 Record: 48-34

Los Angeles Lakers 2017/18 Record: 35-47

Notable Addition: Grayson Allen (drafted No. 21)

Notable Additions: LeBron James (free agent) JaVale McGee (free agent) Rajon Rondo (free agent) Lance Stephenson (free agent) Moritz Wagner (drafted No. 25)

Notable Loss: Jonas Jerebko (waived)

KINGS WEAR PURPLE (AND GOLD): Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has been getting used to his new uniform during offseason practices and the preseason.

The Jazz struck gold last season in rookie Donovan Mitchell. The freshman phenom averaged over 24 points per game in the playoffs, leading his team past the Thunder in the first round. Had it not been for Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons, Mitchell likely would have won Rookie of the Year last year. He is special enough enough offensively to make up for the lack of offensive weapons that surround him. The Jazz rely on their defense, and center Rudy Gobert anchors the paint as one of the position’s best defenders. The Jazz were one of the hottest teams in basketball for the second half of last season, and they did nothing this off season to mess up that dynamic. They added Duke standout Grayson Allen in the draft, who will bring athleticism and energy off the Utah bench. With a superb defense already in place, the Jazz need to find ways to create offense outside of Mitchell if they want to contend with teams like Houston and Golden State. One possible breakout player on this team could be 6’6 point guard Dante Exum, who resigned with the Jazz this offseason. If the Jazz figure it out offensively, look for them to seriously challenge Houston as the second best team in the Western Conference. Prediction: 3rd seed in the West

Milwaukee Bucks 2017/18 Record: 44-38

Denver Nuggets 2017/18 Record: 46-36

Notable Additions: Ersan Ilyasova (free agent) Brook Lopez (free agent) Donte DiVincenzo (drafted No. 17)

Notable Additions: Isaiah Thomas (free agent) Michael Porter Jr. (drafted No. 14)

Oklahoma City Thunder 2017/18 Record: 48-34 Notable Additions: Nerlens Noel (free agent) Dennis Schroder (trade with Hawks) Notable Losses: Carmelo Anthony (traded to Hawks) Nick Collison (retired) OKC shocked the NBA by successfully re-signing Paul George this off season. The Thunder got rid of Melo and added Schroder as a backup to Russell Westbrook in the process. Center Nerlens Noel could also be a low-cost gem, as he will provide shotblocking and rebounding behind center Steven Adams. Look for the Thunder to be a middle of the pack playoff team, but likely no real threat to the best of the west. Prediction: 6 Seed in the West

Notable Losses: Brandon Jennings (waived) Jabari Parker (signed with Bulls)

Notable Losses: Wilson Chandler (traded to 76ers) Kenneth Faried (traded to Nets)

The Bucks parted ways with Parker this offseason, but picked up a few valuable players that can help stretch the floor and mesh with the ultimately athletic Giannis Antetokounmpo. Antentokounmpo will be surrounded by better shooters this upcoming season than he has been in years past, which should greatly help his play. With an improved offense and the Greek Freak running the show, the Bucks are capable of beating Toronto and Philadelphia in the standings. Watch out for the Greek Freak as an MVP candidate this season. Prediction: 4th seed in the East

This summer, the Nuggets pounced on Porter, a potential top-three pick who dropped due to concerns about his back, then locked up AllStar Nikola Jokic long-term. They also picked up Isaiah Thomas for some bench scoring. This team hopes to make some noise in the West, and with an intriguing combination of veteran and up-and-coming stars in Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Paul Millsap and Nikola Jokic, they may do just that. I think the Nuggets will figure things out this season, and emerge as a top-five seed in the Western Conference. Prediction: 4th seed in the West

Philadelphia 76ers 2017/18 Record: 52-30

Minnesota Timberwolves 2017/18 Record: 47-35

Notable Additions: Wilson Chandler (trade with Nuggets) Mike Muscala (trade with Hawks) Zhaire Smith (drafted No. 16)

Notable Additions: Luol Deng (free agent) Anthony Tolliver (free agent) Josh Okogie (drafted No. 20)

Notable Losses: Justin Anderson (traded to Hawks) Marco Belinelli (signed with Spurs) Ersan Ilyasova (signed with Bucks)

Notable Losses: Cole Aldrich (waived) Nemanja Bjelica (signed with Kings)

The Sixers missed out on signing LeBron James, but they brought back veteran guard and Duke alumn J.J. Reddick, added a seasoned wing player in Chandler, and a stretchfour in Muscala. Also, Smith, the rookie out of Texas Tech, will also likely crack the rotation, but the team lost some big-time shooting with Belinelli and Ilyasova, which they will need around Ben Simmons. I expect guard Markell Fultz, and his shooting ability, to significantly improve. Combined with Simmons’ elite court vision, the pair could form a deadly backcourt. Prediction: 3rd seed in the East

The success of the Minnesota Timberwolves this season depends on if Jimmy Butler is traded in the coming days. If he is not, the Timberwolves have the potential to finish as high as a fourth or fifth seed in the West. Butler and center Karl-Anthony Towns are All-Stars, guard Jeff Teague has been one before and Wiggins has the tools to take that leap. However, these players have not had the best chemistry, and there is some reason to worry. If Butler is traded, the Timberwolves could easily slide down to the bottom half of the league this year… Prediction: Out of Playoffs

Notable Losses: Channing Frye (signed with Cavs) Brook Lopez (signed with Bucks) Julius Randle (signed with Pelicans) Isaiah Thomas (signed with Nuggets) The Lakers might have won the LeBron James Sweepstakes, but I would caution Lakers fans not to go hanging the championship banners up in the Staples Center just yet. The Lakers went 35-47 last year, and James has admitted that it will take time until the Lakers are truly ready to contend for an NBA Title. However, the Lakers are not just going to sit back and waste a year of LeBron’s prime either. Each year they have with James is a year the Lakers should be pushing for the Title. LeBron’s supporting cast of characters (emphasis on characters) is dubious to say the least, and it has yet to be seen if and how they can work together to perform at a high enough level. Expect Lebron to put the team on his back as usual, only this time against a stacked Western Conference featuring the Warriors and Rockets. Prediction: 5th seed in the West Indiana Pacers 2017/18 Record: 48-34 Notable Additions: Tyreke Evans (free agent) Doug McDermott (free agent) Aaron Holiday (drafted No. 23) Notable Losses: Glenn Robinson III (signed with Pistons) Lance Stephenson (signed with Lakers) Indiana had a sneaky and strong offseason, replacing Stephenson with Evans, Robinson with McDermott and Jefferson with O’Quinn. The Pacers are not likely to push the top teams in the Eastern Conference, such as the Celtics and the Raptors, but they may be a tough matchup in the playoffs. Prediction: 5th seed in the East Contact Jack Garvey at

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Quest for Stanley Cup Begins as October Brings Hockey Back By Jack Breitowich Maroon-News Staff

With the first regular season National Hockey League game only days away, many questions are circulating around the league and among fans. Will the Las Vegas Golden Knights capture the Stanley Cup this year? Is Erik Karlsson a good fit in San Jose? Has Ovechkin sobered up after a very fun and exciting offseason, and what is with the new Philadelphia Flyers Mascot? These questions will all be answered soon enough. There are many exciting players and teams to look forward to this season. Of all the new players making it through training camp, the 2018 first overall draft pick, defenseman Rasmus Dahlin of the Buffalo Sabres, is one to watch. Dahlin dominated the Swedish Hockey League as one of the league’s top defenseman and also lead Team Sweden to a silver medal in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Juniors Championship. With the addition of Dahlin on the blue line with Jack Eichel at center, the Sabres have a lot of young talent to be excited about. Will this be the season they become a real playoff threat? We will find out soon enough. The Sabres play their first regular season game Thursday, October 4, against the Boston Bruins, in Buffalo at 7 p.m. Another team looking to make their way back to the playoffs is the Chicago Blackhawks. After a disappointing season filled with injury, the Hawks are looking to return to the dynasty they created in 2010. The 2017-2018 season was the worst season the Blackhawks have had since the Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane era began in 2007. Some say the poor season was due to the loss of the league veteran, Marian Hossa, due to a skin condition that sidelined him for the season.

CAPPED OFF: The Washington Capitals defeated the Las Vegas Golden Knights to claim their franchise’s first Stanley Cup. Offseason moves around the NHL will bring change to the 2018-19 season, but Alex Ovechkin and the Caps will look to win back to back titles.

Meanwhile, others say it was the loss of forward Artemi Panerin to Columbus that cursed the Blackhawks. With goaltender Corey Crawford hopefully making his return after a concussion sidelined him for about all of 2018, the Hawks plan to return to their former glory. The Blackhawks play their first regular season game Thursday, October 4, against the Ottawa Senators in Ottawa at 7:30 p.m. Of the many free agency signings that occured this offseason, one of the most exciting shake ups was center John Tavares signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs and leaving the New York Islanders.

Tavares spent eight seasons playing for the Islanders where he was drafted first overall. Tavares is a five-time NHL allstar, a gold medalist in the 2014 Winter Olympics and captain of the Islanders for five seasons. With Tavares at center, young speedster Austin Matthews on the wing, and head coach Mike Babcock behind the bench, the Maple Leafs will be a strong contender for the Stanley Cup this season going forward. The Maple Leafs played their first regular season game Wednesday, October 3, against the Montreal Canadiens in Toronto. With many exciting trades, young play-

ers and sleek new jerseys developing this offseason, NHL fans have a lot to feel excited about. It seems like ages ago that the Capitals topped the Golden Knights to capture their first Stanley Cup in franchise history, ending the 2017-2018 NHL season. However, the wait is almost over, and fans will soon be able to put to rest their famous hashtag, #IsItOctoberYet, until June. Fans looking for hockey can tune in tonight to watch the NHL’s first full night of games as 20 teams begin their quest for Lord Stanley once again. Contact Jack Breitowich at

Team Europe Tops Team U.S.A. in 42nd Ryder Cup By CAM COBEY Maroon-News Staff

This past weekend, the U.S. competed against the Europeans in one of golf ’s best events, the Ryder Cup. The Europeans won in a landslide, 17.5-10.5, at Le Golf National in Paris, France. The three-day event showcased some of the best players in the world in different forms of match play, including fourball, foursomes and singles. The weekend was filled with lots of emotion and national pride on both sides, as well as some outstanding golf. The U.S. came into to Paris defending the trophy from two years ago at Hazeltine, Minnesota. But, the U.S. had not won a Ryder Cup on European soil since 1993, and has mostly been dominated by Europe until recently. So why couldn’t the U.S. manage to win in Europe despite having six of the world’s top ten players? Playing on home turf is a big advantage in the Ryder Cup, and especially in Europe. The European fans go absolutely insane when the event is played across the pond, decking out in all sorts of costumes and cheering loudly from the first tee to the last green. This energy gives the European players a huge advantage, who can feed off the crowd when making big putts. Players like Rory McIlroy, Ian Poulter and Jon Rahm rode the emotional crowd all weekend. Meanwhile, the U.S. cracked under the pressure of the European crowd, and couldn’t gather momentum. The U.S.’ performance was disappointing to say the least. The team started the match

off hot, taking an early 3-1 lead in the Friday morning fourballs, but lost seven of the next eight matches, and lost all momentum going into Sunday. They were pretty heavily favored to retain the cup because of the firepower they have up and down the roster, but too many of the players just didn’t play well. It was not just one or two players that performed terribly either, it was over half the team. Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Bryson Dechambeau and Phil Mickelson were some of the underperformers. These five players combined for a dreadful record of 2-16. In this group, you have the number one player in golf in Johnson, one of the hottest players in golf in Dechambeau, Tiger Woods, and two other top-25 players. There is really no excuse for their underperformance. One reason for the U.S. struggles was captain Jim Furyk’s pairings. Furyk did not put Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth together, who were an electric duo two years ago at Hazeltine as well as four years ago at Gleneagles with a combined record of 4-1-2. He also put Dechambeau and Mickelson out on Friday, who were handily defeated, while he benched Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau, who really should have been out there. The best decision for the U.S. pairings was the childhood friendship pairing of Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth, who went 3-1 together, and also showed lots of emotion trying to spark something in their other teammates. Their matches had a lot of big fist bumps and chest pounds directed at the European crowd to fire themselves up.

EUROPE CLAIMS CUP: Team Europe defeated Team U.S.A. 17.5-10.5 in the 42nd Ryder Cup. Team U.S.A. golfer Phil Mickelson’s miss on hole 16 solidified Team Europe’s victory.

For the Europeans, the duo of Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari was fun to watch. Fleetwood is a Ryder Cup rookie who did not shy away from the spotlight. The two were unstoppable and the crowd loved them. The two are good friends and proved to be a strong duo. Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson were also solid, as they always are, and proved to be good captain’s picks by Thomas Bjørn. The Europeans ended up clinching when Phil Mickelson put his ball in the water on 16, conceding his match to Francesco Molinari. The rest of the matches were played,

and Alex Noren finished off the last match by sinking a long birdie putt to beat Dechambeau and start the celebrations for team Europe. The team celebrated with a lot of champagne while the crowd got in on the action with their loud chants and support for their home team. Although it was not a successful Ryder Cup for the U.S., the team will look to take the Cup back in two years when it is back on home soil. Contact Cam Cobey at

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