Archive for April, 2017

Class of 2021 shatters previous admission records

Class of 2021 shatters previous admission records

The Colby College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid received a record high number of applicants for the Class of 2021, leading to a 16 percent acceptance rate, the lowest in school history. The College received 11,190 applications, a 14 percent surge from applications for the Class of 2020. The College has aggressively pursued prospective students from across the country […]

by Kiernan Somers· · 1 comment · Editor Pick News, News
The pros and cons of Colby’s isolated setting

The pros and cons of Colby’s isolated setting

Colby College is known in the world of higher education for its rigorous academics, sports, and prestige. Students come from all around the world for a liberal arts experience complete with  the tools and knowledge to lead them to a successful career and life. It is famous for its professors, philanthropy, and incredible community of caring and intellectual students. It […]

by Amy Tournas· · 0 comments · Opinion
Vice President Joe Biden to speak at commencement

Vice President Joe Biden to speak at commencement

The 47th Vice President of the United States, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., will deliver Colby College’s 141st commencement address next month. At the commencement ceremony, Biden will also be awarded with an honorary doctor of laws degree from the College. Biden attended the University of Delaware, where he studied history and political science and later received his law degree from […]

by Grant Alenson· · 0 comments · News
Waiting Until it Disappears Again

Waiting Until it Disappears Again

“Dip your toes in the pools of blood,” they said. And so, he did — dipped his toes — yet with the utmost care to not dip his toenails for fear that the blood might stain his nail beds for weeks afterwards. His mother would see his red toenails and worry that he had developed some strange fungus that only […]

Spring Awakening covers heavy themes with grace

Spring Awakening covers heavy themes with grace

In a surprisingly intimate production for its Page Commons location, this past weekend Powder and Wig’s Spring Awakening impressed audiences and tackled difficult issues with grace. Spring Awakening, a 2006 musical adaptation of the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind, explores the confusing emotions of teenage sexuality, including puberty, and the lack of sex education in the setting of late 19th […]

No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki exhibit  celebrated at Colby Museum of Art

No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki exhibit celebrated at Colby Museum of Art

The Colby Museum of Art welcomed the pioneering exhibit No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki for an expansive four-month stay, filling the floors of both the lower and upper galleries with bursts of color and diaphanous shapes. While this exhibit has been open to the public since February, the Colby Museum put together an event this past Thursday to celebrate the exhibit’s […]

Archer Dreamland review

Archer Dreamland review

Adam Reed’s Archer season seven ended with a gut punch. So much so that the show itself wasn’t guaranteed to continue. But, in the tradition of long-running adult cartoons, it’s back. Following the continued trope of detective-noir, this season is set in the 1940s in both fictitious and literal Dreamland—in Sterling Archer’s head—rather than the ambiguous vintage-modern mix of previous […]

by Cleo Aukland· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Senator Collins eyeing Governor’s seat in 2018 election

Senator Collins eyeing Governor’s seat in 2018 election

In an interview with WGAN radio, Maine Senator Susan Collins stated that she is considering running for Governor of Maine in 2018. “If I were fortunate enough to be elected…you can work on issues I care a lot about like economic development, jobs, education. And I would try to heal the state and bring people back together, which I think […]

Seasonal businesses kick off another warm spring in local areas

As the April showers wash away a winter’s worth of snow from central Maine, a myriad of local businesses are preparing to reopen their doors for the spring and summer months. The Green Spot, a farmers’ market located off of Kennedy Memorial Drive in Oakland, is continuing its 41st year of business. Two sisters, Brenda and Tanya Athanus, who are […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · Local
Portland area man dies after collision on Mayflower Hill

Portland area man dies after collision on Mayflower Hill

Donovan M. Gray, 68, died after a car accident on Mayflower Hill Drive on April 13. Gray was a resident of Portland and a known supporter of the arts. The accident appeared to have occurred when Gray turned off of the road by the Colby Baseball/Softball complex before colliding with several trees in a head-on, single car collision. According to […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · Featured, Local, Side Feature