Archive for April, 2017

Getting to know Chuck Ferguson, Colby’s bookbinder

Getting to know Chuck Ferguson, Colby’s bookbinder

In the basement of Lorimer Chapel, down a brightly-lit hallway, there is a small, little-known room designated “The Russell Hitchcock Book Bindery.” Scrolls of fabric line the back walls. Shelves containing jars of paste sit above a bright red backing press. Tools—scissors, saws, hammers—are hung carefully on corkboards on the left side of the room, and a large work table […]

by Michaela Morris· · 0 comments · Features
Dedicated seniors organize fundraiser for cancer research

Dedicated seniors organize fundraiser for cancer research

Two seniors at Colby have found a unique way to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Students Syd Abrams ’17 and Grace Dunn ’17 have organized a kickball game on Saturday, April 22 at the College. The event, called Kick(ball) Cancer, is in lieu of the Relay for Life cancer event normally held at Colby annually. Donations will benefit […]

by Ethan Schuler· · 0 comments · Features
Amici’s brings Italian cuisine to downtown Waterville

Amici’s brings Italian cuisine to downtown Waterville

Although Colby is pretty classy, it isn’t necessarily the place to find tuxedo-clad gentlemen or mahogany-scented dorm rooms. Instead, the wide sweeping practice of tucking one’s sweatpants into one’s socks has become the leading trend of the 2016-2017 winter season, and “eau de Febreeze” is quite possibly the most common perfume and cologne used by students. However, there are a […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Features
Crew looks to future after poor performances at Worcester regatta

Crew looks to future after poor performances at Worcester regatta

Over the weekend the women’s and men’s crew teams had  a rough showing at the regatta in Worcester, MA. The men’s team finished third out of five boats with a time of 6:13.42. They also had two other boats compete on Saturday, with the second placing fourth out of four with a time of 6:28.63, while the third finished third […]

by Aidan Cyr· · 0 comments · Sports
Colby sweeps 5,000 meter race at track and field meet

Colby sweeps 5,000 meter race at track and field meet

Colby Track and Field took a small squad to Brunswick, Maine to compete in the Bowdoin Invitational, but that didn’t stop the Mules from putting on a strong performance as the women’s team took third and the men’s team took fourth. In just about everything Colby competed in, the Mules did exceedingly well, winning multiple events, and placing high in […]

by John Steenrod· · 0 comments · Sports
Men’s rugby advances to final eight, qualifies for first National Tournament in club history

Men’s rugby advances to final eight, qualifies for first National Tournament in club history

Any disappointment from the fall season quickly vanished this weekend, when the Colby Men’s Rugby (CRFC) won the Plattsburg Food Bank Seven’s tournament, which secured the team a spot in the national tournament in June. The national tournament will be hosted in Philadelphia on June 4, where CRFC will be one of eight teams to compete for the championship. For […]

by Katie Kelley· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Sports, Sports
Trump vs. Trump on Syria

Trump vs. Trump on Syria

Trump has swindled America. After running on a campaign of Syrian non-interventionism, Russian cooperation, and anti-Clinton foreign provocation, Trump has dumped his voter base in favor of the neoconservative warmongers. Last Thursday, without the approval of Congress, President Trump ordered the launch of scores of Tomahawk missiles against a Syrian Airfield. This marks the first time America has directly targeted […]

by Ryan Hara· · 0 comments · Opinion
The Cheap Seats with Ella Maddi ’19

The Cheap Seats with Ella Maddi ’19

In this edition of the Cheap Seats, we sit down with rugby’s Ella Maddi ’19 to discuss pregame music, world domination, and long car rides. Echo: What’s your pregame music? Ella Maddi: Galway Girl and various covers of Galway Girl. Echo: What’s your spirit animal? EM: Octopus because they don’t have a brain but they’re still really good problem solvers […]

by Drew Ladner· · 0 comments · Sports
Administrators seek transformations in College’s civic engagement for developing downtown dorm

Administrators seek transformations in College’s civic engagement for developing downtown dorm

As further developments continue to be made in the construction of Colby’s downtown dorm, blueprints and renderings of the residence hall and floor layouts are expected to be released soon. Yet much of the focus for Colby Administration is directed towards aspects for which there can be no blueprints; in determining the specific impact such a move will have on […]

Book review: Queen of the Night

Book review: Queen of the Night

Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee is a haunting, beautiful depiction of love, sex, theater and royalty in 1890s Europe. Published in February 2016, the text traces the life of Lillet Bern, an orphaned girl from the midwest of America with a beautiful voice — so beautiful, in fact, that her mother claimed the vanity in her voice to […]