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Creative costumes in a crunch

In college, like in elementary school, the hierarchy of costume quality continues. Considering your closet, the ideas may be dry and uninspired. However, we’ve got you covered! We’ve brainstormed some last minute costume ideas that will still have you lookin’ festive and fly.  More ...

Prof Talk with... Todd Franklin

Position: Sidney Wertimer Professor of Philosophy & Chair Africana Studies  At Hamilton since: 1997  What was the last book you loved?  Love is a strong word. The last book I loved would probably be one of the many books I return to now and again, which always renews my spirit and strengthens my resolve. Having just reread Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave—as Written By Himself, I would have to say that one. However, as far as more recent works, one that I’ve enjoyed and found stimulating is Larose T. Parris’ Being Apart: Theoretical and Existential Resistance in Africana Literature.  More ...

Halloween hydrations - festive libations

As Halloween quickly approaches and we find ourselves spending countless hours looking for the perfectly sexy-yet-classy-and-original costume, hanging decorations, carving pumpkins and eating copious amounts of candy corn, few of us have the time to be concerned with festive drinks as well.  No worries, y’all. I got it covered. These Halloween-themed drinks range from quite simple to very complex, so there should be an optionforjustabouteveryone. Enjoy!  More ...

Uncovering Hamilton’s spooky side: A tour

We are lucky to live at the ideal school for celebrating Halloween. It is a spine-tingling spot—isolated, full of old buildings and surrounded by woods. Hamilton’s administration has finally recognized our school’s true potential and decided to make the most of its resources. So, I have been appointed to lead you all on a Halloween Tour of campus. Now, let me be clear: we are not necessarily going to locations that are haunted, just places that I deem creepy. This is going to take a while, but do not worry—we will stop by spooky vending machines and bathrooms along the way.  More ...

Sex & the Campus: Costumes & Role Play

Happy (almost) Halloween everyone! Although it can be hard to relate sex and Halloween, we’ve managed to find a way… This week I will be talking about costumes/role playing! Although I am no expert, I undoubtedly learned a lot about this topic while working in a sex shop, so I will try and share that knowledge with you all.  To be honest, I’ve always been naïve about how common wearing costumes/role playing is in the bedroom. However, whenever I open an issue of Cosmopolitan, there always seems to be an article on this topic. Furthermore, a quick search online revealed that a rather large percentage of people have either engaged in role playing/costumes, or want to try it out at least once. This desire becomes evident when walking into nearly any sex shop (at least, the ones I’ve been inside). For example, the sex shop I worked in while abroad contained racks and racks of costumes and supplies for role playing (think handcuffs, whips, blindfolds, etc.).  More ...

Adventures in the Adirondacks during Fall Break

During fall break, students usually take a breath of fresh air from classes, homework, jobs and all their responsibilities to relax away from campus or sleep in the comfort of their dorms. However, about two dozen students were fortunate enough to take a breath of fresh air on the top of the Adirondack mountains and on the waves of Maine as a part of Hamilton’s unique fall break trips, which occurred from Oct. 12–16. Students were able to attend the Adirondack Hike/Rock Climb combo trip and the Maine sea kayaking trip, led by members of the Outing Club who wanted to present students with a relaxing, invigorating, nature-filled experience.  More ...

Sanjob Karki ’20: Dashain Celebration

The heavy scent of spices and heartwarming aroma of goat curry wafted out from the kitchen. The chilly mid-October breeze blew in from the window and brushed my face as I was readying myself for the day. It was only 7 a.m., but the house was already alive with the jolly faces of my family members decorating the house in preparation for the biggest day of the festival celebrated by Nepalis, Dashain.  Dashain is celebrated for 15 days, commemorating the victory of Goddess Durga over Mahisasur—a fiend in the form of a buffalo who terrorized the Earth—and recognizing the triumph of good over evil.  More ...

Bachelorette: Kacy Hobbis '17

Hometown: Chatham, N.J. Home on Campus: Milbank 36. Major: Government. Turn On? Proper bike etiquette. Turn Off? Not using a bike light or turning signals. If you were a dorm which would you be and why? Milbank because its for lightside people trying to be darkside. More ...

Bachelor: George Tucker ’19

Hometown: Woodbridge, C.T. Home on Campus: The Bundy West. Major: Physics. Turn On? Don’s Rok. Turn Off? The VT. If you were a dorm which would you be and why? Root residence hall, I bet shit goes down in root residence hall. More ...

Janice Kang ’20: Turning 20 in Korea

Turning 20 has several meanings in South Korea: being able to drink, exploring and enjoying the college experience and starting adulthood. In Korea, we don’t count age in full because South Korea starts the new academic year in spring and it ends in winter. I had an eight-month gap year between my high school graduation and college. All of my friends were very excited for their gap years that they had extensive lists of things to do during the time. I was excited too, but I wanted to do something more meaningful than busting into a pub as the New Year countdown ended, something that would help me become a responsible and independent adult. So, I decided to work full-time and live apart from my parents.  I worked at Paul Academy, a private tutoring center or Hagwon, which prepares students who are studying and planning to study abroad for the SAT, ACT, AP and IB. It was located in Teheran-no, a street in Seoul concentrated with banks, convention centers, international finance companies and the center of the notorious South Korean private education industry. The street is full of entirely glass buildings and three-meter-tall trees, which I thought was somewhat an odd, yet beautiful combination of civilization and nature.  More ...

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