Archive for October, 2016

Colby, Alfond partner to invest $20M in Waterville

Colby, Alfond partner to invest $20M in Waterville

Waterville is in the midst of a renaissance. Millions of dollars are pouring into the ghost of a once thriving industrial community with the hopes of stimulating its ailing economy. “In two years, it’s going to be a different street,” said Brian Clark, Vice President of Planning for the College. At the annual Harvest at the Square Festival last week […]

Under new conductor, Colby Symphony takes audience on tour through Romanticism

Under new conductor, Colby Symphony takes audience on tour through Romanticism

This past Saturday night, Colby Symphony Orchestra (CSO) had their first performance of the year in Lorimer Chapel. While the beginning of the season is always a bit of a reintroduction to the orchestra as it adjusts to seasoned members graduating and new members joining, this was also the community’s first opportunity to see the new conductor, Jinwook Park. Enthusiastic […]

by Jacqueline Betz· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Pequod senior editors call for art and literature submissions

Pequod senior editors call for art and literature submissions

It’s that time of year again: The Pequod, Colby’s student-run publication featuring creative work from artists and writers, is accepting submissions for its fall edition. The magazine has been an integral part of Colby’s Creative Writing program since 1968. Though faculty largely oversaw the submission and acceptance process in the past, recently The Pequod has relied primarily on students for […]

by Eliza Adams· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Throw some glitter, make it rain (for Kesha)

Throw some glitter, make it rain (for Kesha)

This Halloweekend, we will all be donning our neon and glitter for the fall concert, where Kesha will be paying us a visit. In preparation, We’ve been listening to classics like “Die Young” and “We R Who We R,” which brings us back to middle school dance days. Unfortunately, the “Tik Tok” singer has fallen off the radar over the […]

Excerpt from “Skeeball Sam’s”

Excerpt from “Skeeball Sam’s”

Leo waded his way through the black-lit section of fighting games with wobbly joysticks and shooters with red and blue pistols attached to their machines by rigid, black umbilical cords. Every few steps a vacant machine would challenge passers by with High Scores. Leo didn’t stop to look when his three letters LEO flashed at the top of each list. […]

by Palmer Taylor· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
What is a credit hour?

What is a credit hour?

When I first looked at the major and minor course requirements at Colby I recall wondering “exactly what is a credit-hour?” Truth is, I still don’t know. At Colby, each class is assigned a number of credit hours, which generally are taken to indicate the amount of time or the workload that the course demands. As far as I can […]

by Ian Liphart· · 0 comments · Opinion
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Merrill Auditorium, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Portland, Main (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Republican Party has become divided in an unprecedented way

In almost every way, the rise of Donald Trump has been appalling to me. I disagree with him on nearly everything and am not voting for him. However, there is one aspect of his rise that I like— he has managed to rip apart one of the two major parties that hold too much power in American politics. As someone […]

by Ethan Schuler· · 0 comments · Opinion
In embracing partisanship, WikiLeaks loses its integrity

In embracing partisanship, WikiLeaks loses its integrity

WikiLeaks was focused on accomplishing just a single goal—informing citizens through government transparency. In 2016, however, it is clear that WikiLeaks has lost sight of its original goal. How so? In the United States presidential election, WikiLeaks has worked with the Kremlin and President Putin to instigate a coordinated attack on the very foundation of the United States’ democratic institutions: […]

by James Burnett· · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Trump Jr. campaigns in Maine

Trump Jr. campaigns in Maine

Donald Trump Jr., campaigning for his father in his upstart run for the presidency, made a stop in Gray, Maine, outside of Portland on Tuesday to discuss Second Amendment rights with 175 potential voters, according to the Portland Press Herald. Trump Jr. stated that, should his father take the White House, each citizens’ right to bear arms will remain protected. […]

by Will Walkey· · 0 comments · Local

Use of endowments discussed at NESCAC schools

This week in NESCAC News, students congregate in support of just distributions of college funds. This week Divest Amherst, a student-organized advocacy group at Amherst College, led “Divest Week of Action.” According to The Amherst Student, the week was designed to cultivate campus awareness and support for the College’s divestment from fossil fuels. Of the College’s $2.2 billion endowment, the […]

by Charlotte Marratta· · 0 comments · News