Archive for December, 2016

Review of Bon Appétit

Review of Bon Appétit

In September, The Echo commissioned an online poll which asked returning students how they felt about the changes to dining services under the direction of Bon Appétit. In December, The Echo reached out to the same group of students in a follow-up poll. 57% of respondents felt that the food quality has improved under Bon Appétit’s management, representing a drop […]

by Jonathan Stempel· · 0 comments · News
Walkout against Trump

Walkout against Trump

Over 300 students gathered in Pulver Pavilion last Thursday to protest the election and to take a stand against hate, bigotry and injustice. Students marched from Pulver to Miller Library where they gathered in a show of solidarity and support for undocumented students and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students. Following the election of the Donald Trump, a polarizing and […]

Five Guys opens new location in Augusta

Five Guys opens new location in Augusta

Augusta’s newest grub spot has opened up this week. Five Guys Burgers and Fries has joined the collection of restaurants and shops on Western Avenue starting last Monday, December 5. A favorite all over the east coast and beyond, Five Guys will provide some much needed culinary diversity to the local area. With a piece of prime real estate visible […]

by Henry Tashman· · 0 comments · Local
Colby alumni earn punishment following May 22 dumpster fire

Colby alumni earn punishment following May 22 dumpster fire

Three Colby alumni pleaded guilty this past Tuesday to criminal mischief after they had taken part in starting a fire in a dumpster outside the senior apartments on May 22, just hours before the Class of 2016 commencement. Each student plead guilty. The graduates were sentenced to 50 hours of community service or a donation of $500 to a nonprofit […]

by Will Walkey· · 0 comments · Local
Downtown working towards two-way Main Street

Downtown working towards two-way Main Street

The City of Waterville, Colby College, and Maine’s Department of Transportation presented the results of a yearlong traffic and parking study about Waterville’s downtown to the public and to 100 City Council Chambers this past Monday, according to The Morning Sentinel. This study examined the potential of changing downtown Waterville’s Main street, and other peripheral streets, from one-way to two-way […]

by Will Walkey· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local, Featured, Local
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 role of journalism in the age of Trump

The year is 2016, and President elect Donald Trump appointed an anti-Semitic white nationalist to be the White House’s chief strategist and senior counselor. Steve Bannon’s previous job as executive chairman of the Breitbart News Network made it abundantly clear that he is unfit to serve in the White House cabinet. During his tenure at Breitbart, the Southern Poverty Law […]

by James Burnett· · 0 comments · Opinion
Against certainty

Against certainty

By now, you might have seen the video in which a CNN anchor asks a group of Trump supporters about voter fraud—specifically, their belief that millions of undocumented immigrants voted in the past election. The evidence they cite is spurious and unconvincing. The anchor, Alisyn Camerota, challenges them with a tight smile, frustration evident in her voice. She even slaps […]

by Catherine Dunn· · 0 comments · Opinion
In defense of patriotism

In defense of patriotism

No one foresaw the results of the 2016 election. Donald Trump’s victory is the stuff of legend and will surely be talked about for decades to come. As a result, it is no surprise that those who didn’t anticipate it have reacted negatively. To watch a candidate who you have supported lose in such incredible fashion is certainly not easy. […]

by Ryan Hara· · 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)

Is “unplugging” the right way to handle political anxiety?

The American presidential election has infused an apocalyptic energy in the political discourse that has enraged, confused, and divided the general public. To say this is overwhelming is an understatement. From the first Republican debate to the President-Elect’s latest tweet, people all over the United States and the world have become enthralled by the drama that now characterizes the nation’s […]

by Sam Kane· · 0 comments · Opinion
Men’s Hockey sweeps Bowdoin

Men’s Hockey sweeps Bowdoin

Colby Men’s Ice Hockey came out victorious in two defining games against major NESCAC rival Bowdoin this past weekend. Each game told a different story that resulted in a Colby victory. A back and forth battle on Friday night followed by a great comeback on Saturday wrote another chapter in the rivalry’s storied history. The loaded weekend began Friday night […]

by Jacob Adner· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Sports, Sports