Archive for May, 2016

Approaching Social Justice with Love and Reason

Approaching Social Justice with Love and Reason

“Achilles glared at him and answered, “Fool prate not to me about covenants. There can be no covenants between men and lions, wolves and lambs can never be of one mind, but hate each other out and out and through. Therefore there can be no understanding between you and me, nor may there be any covenants between us, till one […]

Where have we been? Where are we now? Where are we going?

Where have we been? Where are we now? Where are we going?

On Thursday evening, the editors of the Echo received an anonymous essay from a vetted source. We believe the following essay makes a valuable contribution to both the public and private dialogues currently engulfing this campus.

by Anonymous· · 3 comments · Opinion
Colby Faculty and the local community

Colby Faculty and the local community

An in-depth look into the challenging and multi-faceted residency decision made by faculty.

Champagne on the Steps: making a comeback?

Champagne on the Steps: making a comeback?

Colby seems to have a rocky history with its traditions. Though events like Loudness and the Colby Universe pageant have remained staple events on campus, many past traditions  have been forgotten or forcibly ended. One tradition with  a relatively short but turbulent history is that of Champagne on the Steps. The tradition is fairly self-explanatory: seniors gather on the Miller […]

Rosecrans Baldwin ’99 on becoming a novelist

Rosecrans Baldwin ’99 on becoming a novelist

Author Rosecrans Baldwin ’99 is no stranger to putting himself in new situations. His 2012 book Paris, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down chronicled his and his wife’s decision to move to Paris, and the 18 months they spent working and learning the not-so-romantic realities of living in one of the most fetishized tourist destinations in the world. […]

by Wilder Davies· · 0 comments · Features

Tonic Engine: First-year students start new band

On one of the final frigid evenings of JanPlan, Tom Crisp ’19 decided to wander over to Dana.  There, he met a student he had seen around campus a few times.  He and the girl chatted for a bit about music, specifically about Crisp’s favorite band Neutral Milk Hotel. “After we talked for about five minutes or so she said […]

by Drew Ladner· · 0 comments · Features

Trinity faces concert controversy

This week in NESCAC news, Trinity College has erupted over their Spring Concert headliner, Action Bronson. Heading into last week, Trinity College was preparing to announce the performers for their annual Spring Concert. This year, Action Bronson, a professional chef turned rapper was hired. Upon hearing this many students at the college turned to social media to condemn the rapper […]

by George Lucey· · 0 comments · News
Greene shares thoughts on Spring Board meeting

Greene shares thoughts on Spring Board meeting

“I am consistently encouraged by the support of our trustees, as well as by the efforts I see across campus to ensure the very best intellectual experience for our students and faculty,” President David A. Greene wrote in an Official Notice email to the campus on April 18. That past week, Greene had met with the Board of Trustees for […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · News, Side Feature

An ode to Maine’s top ten IPAs

Well, this year is pretty much over. I hope people tolerated my columns of waxing ever so poetically about fermented sugar water. My rantings and ravings were loved by some, hated by other, and barely read by many. I felt it was necessary to give the faithful guys and gals who appreciate or mock me with a list. This is […]

by Will Ryan· · 1 comment · Arts & Entertainment
An eclectic mix of sounds in Symphony Orchestra’s final show of the season

An eclectic mix of sounds in Symphony Orchestra’s final show of the season

This weekend, the Colby Symphony Orchestra finished out its season with a packed program of a wide variety of pieces. Lead for the last time by guest conductor Janna Hymes of the Williamsburg Symphonia and the Maine Pro Musica Orchestra, they played concerts both Saturday and Sunday night for a crowded Lorimer Chapel, filled by community members, students, professors, and […]