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Help Preserve the Adirondacks!

We need your help! New York State has purchased 20,500 acres of land in the High Peaks Wilderness, known as Boreas Ponds. Right in the heart of Adirondack State Park, this new plot of land would create one contiguous plot of land 280,000 acres in size. (That’s bigger than Rocky Mountain National Park!) So why do we need…


Spring Break On a Dollar and a Dream

When March rolls around, one is faced with the predicament of how to spend the sacred time off known as Spring Break. I was drawn to a simple, and hopefully adventure filled plan. It all started with an unseasonably beautiful March day in Hamilton, NY.  Colgate students and faculty generally experience such long and frigid winters,…

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Robbers Roost Canyon Robbed my Heart

The phenomenon of Type Two fun is psychologically fascinating. It is comprised of this idea that while you’re doing an activity, any activity really, it might be entirely miserable. I’m referencing the broken-down and teary. The reduced emotional states of illness or the energy sweeping powers of the flu. That kind of miserable, when everything…