Archive for September, 2016

40th Annual Common Ground fair delights visitors

The weekend of September 23 through the 25 marked the 40th annual Common Ground fair, held in Unity, Maine by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA). The fair celebrates the rural and agricultural traditions of Maine with outdoor activities, lectures, and discussions that support healthful and sustainable food production as a means to achieve thriving communities. This year, […]

by Ali Naseer· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local

Donald Trump signs removed from Colby public intersections

This past weekend, political signs in support of Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump were removed from public intersections on the outskirts of Colby’s campus. The signs reportedly belonged to local Waterville resident Todd Michaud. Michaud claims to have put them up at the several right-of-ways around campus on Saturday, only to notice their disappearance some time before early Sunday afternoon. […]

by Caroline Ferguson· · 0 comments · Local
Language assistants talk about their experiences at Colby

Language assistants talk about their experiences at Colby

Each year, Colby hires people from around the globe to be language assistants—native speakers who teach conversation classes, run language tables, and serve as a general resource for students. Though they are on campus in an academic role, language assistants are also very present in Colby life. Language assistants take classes, live in dorms, and join clubs, just as a […]

by Caitlin Rogers· · 0 comments · Features
Lily Herrmann ’19 on her fall campaign work

Lily Herrmann ’19 on her fall campaign work

For many years, college campuses have been hotspots for political discussions. Between campus protests and political clubs, many students today feel the need to be politically active and to work toward change. This attitude is as prevalent at Colby, where many students choose to become government majors and partake in political activism. Amongst all the political discussions about the upcoming […]

by Drew Ladner· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Features, Features

The story behind hard alcohol violations

As of September 22, 2016, Colby Security has intervened in 25 alcohol related incidents since students have arrived on campus. These incidents range from the confiscation of hard alcohol to the transportation of heavily intoxicated students to Maine General Hospital. Of the 25 recorded alcohol violations, 15 were medical calls – nine of which resulted in a transport. Having been […]

by Sam Kane· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News
Football defeats Williams in season opener, 9-7

Football defeats Williams in season opener, 9-7

The boys of fall came to play this past weekend ready to prove themselves on the turf. The Mules’ team effort resulted in what they hope will be a season defining win against the Ephs. Back and forth play all game came down to the wire with the game decided in the final seconds. In the opening quarter Colby capitalized […]

by Jacob Adner· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Sports, Sports
Students find unique study spaces around campus

Students find unique study spaces around campus

For some, an overwhelming scent of Febreeze-coated B.O. and a constant blare of “Closer” absolutely screams study time. Most, however, are less fond of the dorm room as a homework space and prefer to study elsewhere. The classic hotspots— the Pugh Center, the Spa, and Miller are common choices among Colby students, whether it be a matter of convenience, a […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Features

Diversity and inclusion task force findings released

Last semester, a task force of students, faculty, and staff worked to study the state of “diversity, inclusion, and equity” at Colby. The Task Force aimed to evaluate Colby’s diversity policies and culture, identify problems, and begin looking at possible solutions. Recently, the Task Force released a 53-page comprehensive report that found a variety of issues throughout the Colby campus. […]

by Ethan Schuler· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News
Men’s Soccer finishes 1-1 in Connecticut doubleheader

Men’s Soccer finishes 1-1 in Connecticut doubleheader

The Mules traveled to Connecticut this weekend to take on two NESCAC rivals­, Trinity College and Connecticut College, in a weekend doubleheader. On Saturday, the Colby men’s soccer team fought their way to a 2-1 win in overtime to beat Trinity College. Sunday ended in a more disappointing result, with the Mules losing to Conn College 3-1. After last weekend […]

by Katie Kelley· · 0 comments · Sports
M. Golf has impressive opening

M. Golf has impressive opening

The Colby men’s golf team has had an impressive showing throughout the first month of the season. After a competitive series of tryouts, coach Chris Hall thinks he has found the right balance of experience and youth on the roster. Colby golf staples Captain Andrew Beacham ’17, E.J. Rauseo ’17, and Geoff Sullivan ’17, came back to lead the charge […]

by Henry Holtzer· · 0 comments · Sports