Archive for April, 2017

The best restaurants, breweries, trails, and sightseeing destinations in Portland, ME

The best restaurants, breweries, trails, and sightseeing destinations in Portland, ME

Portland is one of the top places that comes up when people talk about cities anywhere near Colby. Its hour-long drive from Colby makes it a tough place to go for a quick meal or visit, and a lot of times it is simply a place to pass by on the way to Boston or a place to drive to […]

by Ethan Schuler· · 0 comments · Features

Colby Senior Spencer Martin awarded Firefighter of the Year

Spencer Martin has had an idea of what he wanted to be ever since he was a kid. “I knew I wanted to become a firefighter when my neighbor’s house burned down when I was a kid. I always knew I wanted to become a volunteer but I never knew how to,” he explained to the Echo in an interview. […]

by Caitlin Rogers· · 1 comment · Features
Faces of Colby: New Printer Brings Joy to Colby Campus

Faces of Colby: New Printer Brings Joy to Colby Campus

There is a new printer in Pulver Pavilion, and it arrived just in time for Admitted Students weekend—yet another reason for the prospective students to choose Colby. The printer was replaced last Tuesday, after several enfeebled months. According to Administrative Assistant of Campus Life Danielle Hague, it was time. “It seemed like the printer was jamming every other day,” Hague […]

Men’s and women’s tennis come up short this weekend

Men’s and women’s tennis come up short this weekend

Last week the Colby men’s tennis team hosted Bowdoin, and both the men’s and women’s teams visited Williams. The Williams match marked the end of NESCAC competition for the men, while the women still had Bates on Tuesday. On Thursday, fourth-ranked Bowdoin defeated Colby’s men’s team, ranked 32nd, 7-2. Colby’s two wins came from Vlad Murad ’17 and Scott Altmeyer […]

by John Steenrod· · 0 comments · Sports
Men’s ultimate qualifies for regional tournament

Men’s ultimate qualifies for regional tournament

This past weekend the men’s ultimate frisbee team headed down to Dartmouth College to participate in the Ultimate Frisbee Sectional Tournament. The men had a fantastic showing over the weekend and have advanced to the Regional Tournament. The previous weekend, the 24th-ranked women’s team competed in their own Sectional Tournament but, unfortunately, came up short against Bates and Bowdoin and […]

by Kevin Ahn· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Sports, Sports
Multiple track and field athletes take first place at respective meets

Multiple track and field athletes take first place at respective meets

Colby’s Track and Field athletes were all over the northeast this weekend. The women competed in three different states, while the men competed in the Maine Championship meet. The men came away with multiple top finishes, and placed third out of six teams with 81 points. Ahead of Colby were Bowdoin (222 points), and Bates (208.5 points). The big stories […]

by Aidan Cyr· · 0 comments · Sports
Depth helps softball come back to win three-game Bates series

Depth helps softball come back to win three-game Bates series

Softball’s three game series against Bates on Saturday afternoon started poorly for Colby, resulting  in a 5-2 loss. Luckily, the weekend wasn’t over, and the Mules had time to pick things up with a game on Saturday evening and on Sunday. In the first game, played at Bates, Colby went down by two in the first inning. With scores from […]

by Katie Kelley· · 0 comments · Sports
Men’s lacrosse snaps three-game losing streak with win over Middlebury

Men’s lacrosse snaps three-game losing streak with win over Middlebury

Colby Men’s Lacrosse snagged their third victory this past Saturday with a 13-10 win over Middlebury College. The team entered the game with just one conference win on the season and ranked near the bottom of the NESCAC standings. They had lost three home games in a row, and had to travel to Middlebury to face the 6-7 Panthers, a […]

by Drew Ladner· · 0 comments · Sports
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