Archive for April, 2016

W. Tennis goes 2-1, Men 3-0

Despite a slow start to the season, the women’s tennis team has had a very successful April, going 4-1 and defeating several NESCAC rivals. The men’s team picked up this month, going on a three-match winning streak after attaining their first victory against Colby-Sawyer College on April 9.. Both teams have seen strong individual performance and more collective consistency. The […]

by Grace Bucking· · 0 comments · Sports
Maine’s lobster season off to an early start

Maine’s lobster season off to an early start

Maine lobster production is the state’s most lucrative fishing industry, bringing in about $457 million and 124 million pounds of lobster in 2014. The lobster fishing season in Maine usually kicks off in April. As spring fills the air, lobstermen fill their boats with traps and head out on the ocean to set them. The months of May and June […]

by Brooke Gary· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local, Local
The College reports record admissions statistics

The College reports record admissions statistics

The Class of 2020 will be the most diverse and academically qualified class in the College’s history. The College recently received 9,833 applications, the largest applicant pool ever for Colby. Only 17.5 percent of applicants for the Class of 2020 were admitted compared to applicants to the Class of 2017, where only 5,407 students applied and the acceptance rate was […]

Campus Life pilots new event registration policy

Campus Life pilots new event registration policy

In response to long-held concerns about student safety and campus culture, the College has recently announced a new initiative to register student-sponsored parties. In an interview with the Echo, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Campus Life Erika Lamarre addressed how this new policy will manifest itself. According to the 2015-2016 Student Handbook provided by the Dean of Students […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · News
Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye receives 2016 Brody Award

Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye receives 2016 Brody Award

At a time when many candidates are running for government by running against it and political parties have devolved into gridlock and divisiveness, it is rare to see a government official fighting for the people instead of political points. Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye of the California Supreme Court is no stranger to being an anomaly. As the first Asian-Filipina […]

by Jake Bleich· · 2 comments · News
SGA passes several motions

SGA passes several motions

Over the last two meetings, the Student Government Association (SGA) has approved four clubs and debated motions pertaining to different campus issues including marijuana use and legalization, Colby’s divestment plans, and the Alfond Forfeit Policy. Led by SGA President Michael Loginoff ’16 and Vice-President Brittany Chin ’16, SGA approved the Colby Think Tank, the Colby Cricket Club, Young Americans for […]

by Tarini Hardikar· · 0 comments · News
Lemonade Stand: in-progress musical more than its title

Lemonade Stand: in-progress musical more than its title

Lemonade stands are well-known artifacts of summer–on any given summer day, kids can be seen sitting at fold-out tables with tall pitchers and hand-drawn signs on the sides of neighborhood streets. But what if an enterprising family turned this childhood activity into a viable business? Students Josua Lutian ’18 and Katie Monteleone ’18 explore this possibility and more in their […]

by Caitlin Rogers· · 0 comments · Features
Johnson Pond: A pond full of memories and poor maintenance

Johnson Pond: A pond full of memories and poor maintenance

Everyone at Colby knows Johnson Pond. As Colby students, it brings us beautiful views of sunsets, a lovely outdoor space in the summer and a place for ice skating in the winter. Throughout the College’s history, it has inspired countless Instagram photos and created memories that have lasted a lifetime. But in recent decades, the pond has been subject to […]

by Ethan Schuler· · 0 comments · Features
Young Alumni Trustee Joerose Tharakan ’08

Young Alumni Trustee Joerose Tharakan ’08

Joerose Tharakan ’08 is the Young Alumni Trustee, a position reserved for alumni who graduated within the past five to eight years. Tharakan, who held the position since 2013, brings  an important perspective as a recent graduate to the activities of the board and has been working on development initiatives for the College. During Trustees Weekend, Tharakan shared with the […]

Advice and reflections

Advice and reflections

Well, the time has come for me to write my last opinion piece. I struggled thinking about what to write, because this is kind of an overwhelming thing. What wise, kind, poignant words do I want to write for my last opinion piece, and for one of my last ever pieces for the Echo? I thought about expressing my thoughts […]

by Carli Jaff· · 0 comments · Opinion