Archive for November, 2016

Pen to Paper: Prayers

Pen to Paper: Prayers

These prayers are to be walked— soft chalk pathways lined with rosebushes. How my purpose has caught in the hedgerows, tangled silver threads among the branches. How my bare feet learn the grit and sunwarmth. My face has tied itself to copper moon, my neck craned sideways into awkward angles, eyes in anxious contact with the sky. These prayers are […]

by Esther Mathieu· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Worldvision excites Colby with multilingual song and dance

Worldvision excites Colby with multilingual song and dance

Last Thursday night, students and faculty crowded into Ostrove Auditorium to see a show put on by a rare group of performers: Colby’s language classes. A tradition stretching back for almost a decade, Worldvision is an annual event where Colby’s modern language students sing and dance to songs from their language’s culture. Modeled after the international Eurovision Song Contest, Colby’s […]

by Jacqueline Betz· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
In interview, The Rooks prepare to spread NESCAC love this Friday in Lopo

In interview, The Rooks prepare to spread NESCAC love this Friday in Lopo

This Friday night at 9:00 P.M., The Rooks, a New York based “indie-soul and R&B band” will take the stage in The Bobby Silberman Lounge as part of the Friday Night Live concert initiative by SPB. The Echo spoke with vocalist Garth Taylor to discuss the band’s start, mission, and upcoming projects. Responding kindly to technical problems at the beginning […]

An introduction to ‘The Master Builder’

An introduction to ‘The Master Builder’

Looking for an arts-themed evening activity? This weekend, the Theater & Dance Department is showing Henrik Ibsen’s play The Master Builder, a complex and thought-provoking drama. This late nineteenth-century work is a landmark work, telling the story of a middle-aged builder struggling to navigate love, loss, and the passing of time. The Echo sat down with the director, Professor of […]

by Jacqueline Betz· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

How did world-famous act Kesha end up at Colby?

Kesha’s performance at the Fall Concert three weekends ago received mixed reviews, but beyond individual feelings on if the concert lived up to expectations, it still begs the seemingly glaring question: How in the world did Colby College book Kesha for Halloween weekend? The Student Planning Board (SPB) explained the process that made it all happen. “We are allocated a […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Features
Continuing currents: the rise and fall of Waterville

Continuing currents: the rise and fall of Waterville

Unlike schools in metropolitan areas, it is safe to say that few people choose Colby because of what its city has to offer. Waterville, Maine is a small city that owes a lot of its initial growth to its location on the Kennebec River, which was a main route for ships going between Quebec and southern Maine. Once a center […]

by Lydia Fanning· · 1 comment · Features
Faces of Colby: Tony Tuell, dog owner and engineer

Faces of Colby: Tony Tuell, dog owner and engineer

Tony Tuell, Supervisor of Mechanical and Electrical Services is not only an accomplished engineer and outdoorsman, but also the owner of Colby’s famous self-walking dogs. Tuell came to Colby in February 2006 after working in a paper mill, citing the job’s stability and his friendship with a former director of facilities as the main reasons for his interest. “It’s a […]

Progressive measures pass in Maine

Progressive measures pass in Maine

For the fourth time in the history of the United States, the candidate who won the popular vote in a presidential election lost the electoral college and subsequently the presidency. Republican Party candidate Donald Trump, after winning crucial states such as Pennsylvania, Florida, and Wisconsin, is the current President-elect.   Yet the important stories of the 2016 election go beyond […]

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

Reconsidering the reasons behind Trump’s victory

I wanted to wait for a few days before in long form regarding the election. I know emotions have been running high and that this is a very difficult time for many of my friends. I have seen the pain, fear, anger and sadness that has come to the forefront following the nation’s decision on Tuesday. I realize that a […]

by Mike T. Wincek· · 0 comments · Opinion

Letter to the editor

To the Editors of the Echo: I read with interest Lydia Fanning’s ’20 article, “Not quite riots: hallway mazes, school myths, and a short history of student protests at Colby,” in the November 10 edition of the Echo. She is quite correct in stating: “A quick search in the Echo archives for Colby riots returns exactly zero hits.” A more […]

by James Merrick· · 0 comments · Uncategorized