Archive for September, 2017

Mother of missing Waterville toddler receives death certificate

Mother of missing Waterville toddler receives death certificate

Dressed in a green polka dot nightgown, 20 month old Ayla Reynolds snuggled drowsily into bed at her paternal grandmother’s Waterville home on a cold December night. Her adventurous nature had caused a fall while with her father three weeks’ prior, resulting in the soft splint she wore on her left arm. Knowing of her niece’s rambunctious personality, aunt Elisha DiPietro cracked the door open to make sure Ayla had indeed gone to sleep nearly two hours after her 8:00 p.m. bed time. The toddler’s favorite doll peeped out under the covers; except for her breathing, everything was still. According to Ayla’s father, who was staying with his daughter in his mother’s Waterville home that night, this was all that happened in the late hours of December 16th, 2011. But that doesn’t explain why nearly a cup full of the young girl’s blood was recovered on his bedroom floor.

by Louisa Goldman· · 3 comments · Editor Pick Local, Featured, Local

New casino legislation envelopes Maine in a web of intrigue

The November referendum, in which York County residents will vote on whether or not to build Maine’s third major casino in their county, is fast approaching. After the votes are cast, the local government must agree to host the casino.

by Ali Naseer· · 0 comments · Local

Dining hall changes positively received by students

When walking into the dining halls for the first time this semester, returning students were greeted with a variety of changes, including Robert Hall’s new taqueria, Dana’s performance bowls, and Foss’s cook-to-order global station. Marietta A. Lamarre, the general manager of the school’s dining services, explained that Bon Appétit’s main strategy is to always switch things up: “We don’t want the students to get bored,” she said.

by James Burnett· · 0 comments · Features
Trump’s Secretary of Interior recommends trees to be cut at Katahdin

Trump’s Secretary of Interior recommends trees to be cut at Katahdin

In a memorandum released last week by the Washington Post, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended President Trump allow “active timber management” at Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, which currently emphasize the ‘traditional uses’ of the land such as hunting and snowmobiling.

by Sarah Warner· · 0 comments · Local
Mayflower Eats: the Freshman 15 just got a lot easier

Mayflower Eats: the Freshman 15 just got a lot easier

This weekend marked the launch of Mayflower Eats, Colby’s new on-campus dining delivery service. May- flowerEats is an entirely student-run business, founded by Michael Logan ’18. Lo- gan spent this past summer working for HubSpot, a software marketing company based in Boston. He lived in Brighton, Mass with 13 other college students, two of whom started an on- campus dining delivery ser- vice at Middlebury College: GrillMe. Logan explained that, “they have a very similar model–it’s a NES- CAC school, it’s an isolated town, and everyone rushes to their version of the Spa.” With these parallels, Logan believed GrillMe’s success could be replicated at Colby.

by Annabel McLaughlin· · 0 comments · Features
NESCAC News: A star is born at Amherst

NESCAC News: A star is born at Amherst

If you look up Chelsea Cutler online, half of the articles talk about her achievements at Amherst College both on the soccer field and in the classroom, and the other half talk about her exploding music career. With over 14 thousand followers on Soundcloud and almost two million monthly listeners on Spotify, it’s hard to believe Chelsea Cutler has time […]

by Grant Alenson· · 0 comments · News
Oak Institute screens acclaimed documentary Whose Streets?

Oak Institute screens acclaimed documentary Whose Streets?

  On September 19, The Oak Institute for Human Rights sponsored the screening of the powerful and stirring documentary Whose Streets?, directed by Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis. The film follows the public resistance following the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The documentary tells the story of the activists and civil rights leaders at the front […]

by Amya Bhalla· · 0 comments · News
Davis Connects: more than a new career center building

Davis Connects: more than a new career center building

If you’ve enjoyed a meal at Bob’s or a concert in Bixler this year, you’ve most likely passed by the newly renovated Grossman Hall – home of DavisConnects. The programming for DavisConnects was made possible through the generosity of the Davis Family and the trustee of its charitable foundation Andrew A. Davis, `85, LL.D. `15. The funds are aimed to […]

by Eliza Adams· · 0 comments · News
Students organize Maine March for Racial Justice

Students organize Maine March for Racial Justice

  Colby students are engaged and active in social justice issues, but often just on campus. Three members of the class of 2018, Marcques Houston, Angie Peterson, and Adrienne Carmack, are changing that. They are the organizers for Maine’s March for Racial Justice, which will take place on Oc. 1 in Waterville, starting at Colby’s own Pugh Center and ending […]

Exploring Portland: Concerts and More

Exploring Portland: Concerts and More

Given that Colby is situated in a rural  setting, many students feel that there is not much to do on the weekends besides sports games, homework, and a classic Saturday night in the senior apartments. However, just an hour and 15 minutes away lies the coastal city of Portland. “Not enough students take advantage of Portland. There’s so much to […]

by Charlotte Marratta· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment