Archive for September, 2017

Inaugural Lunder Institute Artist In Residence kicks off

Inaugural Lunder Institute Artist In Residence kicks off

Artist, urban planner, musician, community organizer—a jack-of-all traits—Theaster Gates joins us on Mayflower Hill as the first inaugural Lunder Institute Artist in Residence. Made possible through the generous contributions of Peter ’56 and Life Trustee Paula Lunder, Gates’s residence this year will see through the mission of the newly established Lunder Institute of American Art to engage his practice and […]

What is the purpose of public art?

What is the purpose of public art?

Is public art solely to beautify the space it takes up? What does public art have to tell us about our collective history? Art in public spaces should be easily accessible to the community it serves. It should also reflect a portion of our history or culture that is worth sharing. Kara Walker is an African American artist who has […]

by Nina Oleynik· · 0 comments · Opinion
An Appeal to Humanity: Environmentalists Take Note

An Appeal to Humanity: Environmentalists Take Note

Supporters of sustainable and responsible environmental policy should stop talking about nature and start talking about humans. This statement may seem paradoxical; after all, countless studies have established that nature and humanity are intricately linked, and that human activity is contributing to the degradation of our forests, oceans, soil, and wildlife. However, despite years of discussing the tremendous impacts of […]

by James Burnett· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Opinion, Opinion
Coming to Terms with IT

Coming to Terms with IT

The 2017 rendition of Stephen King’s novel, IT, brings a world-renowned thriller back into the spotlight. The highly-anticipated film, which broke the box office record for highest-earning September release, is on pace to have the top-grossing opening of all R-rated movies according to Warner Bros. As of Sept. 18, it has grossed $219 million. Critics have eaten IT up so […]

by Matt DiAngelo· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Pen to Paper: Trapped Inside the Mahogany Clock

Pen to Paper: Trapped Inside the Mahogany Clock

They won’t miss me. I won’t miss them. It is a mutual feeling, unsaid but completely understood — I don’t give a damn about you. Mother, I will not miss you. I will not miss you Dr. Warren Bernerd and your team of devilishly handsome psychology fellows. Really, I will miss nothing about that office of yours. More specifically, I […]

by Jackie Brokaw· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Football struggles to capitalize on strong first quarter, falls to Williams

Football struggles to capitalize on strong first quarter, falls to Williams

Coming off of a difficult loss in the season opener against Trinity, Colby Football looked to bounce back against Williams in a home game this past Saturday. This was a difficult opponent who had just come off of a 28-14 win over Bowdoin in their own opener. The Colby team made a strong showing despite eventually falling to Williams 24-7. […]

by Ben Woolcott· · 0 comments · Sports
Georgia Cassidy
Colby College vs. Connecticut College
NCAA Division III Field Hockey
Waterville, ME
September 17, 2017

Late goal gives Field Hockey fourth straight win

The women’s field hockey team had a NESCAC showdown on Saturday, Sept. 23. Going into the game, the Mules were 1-2 against NESCAC opponents for the year. So going up against Trinity, a top 20 ranked team in the country, was an important game. The Mules stepped up in a big way as they won the game 3 to 2, […]

by Aidan Cyr· · 0 comments · Sports
Women’s Soccer gives up single goal in loss

Women’s Soccer gives up single goal in loss

One of the first days of fall, Saturday Sept. 23, was about as far as possible from typical autumn weather. The forecast was set for the high 80s, and by the 10:50 a.m. game time, the impeccably combed Colby women’s soccer pitch was scorching in the late morning sun. Colby Women’s soccer started their 2017 season with a bang: two […]

by Danny Hoenig· · 0 comments · Sports
Evan Dwyer of Colby College
Colby College vs. WIlliams College
NCAA Division III Soccer
West Point, NY
September 16, 2017

Men’s Soccer beats down Bantams for second straight year

This past week, Colby Men’s Soccer improved their record to 3-2-1 with wins over the University of New England and Trinity College. After a disappointing 1-0 loss to Williams on Sept. 16, the Mules hoped to rebound and surge to a winning record. To prepare for the two difficult match-ups the Mules worked to increase scoring opportunities and capitalize on […]

by Kyle Murray· · 0 comments · Sports
Rugby continues strong start, blows out competition

Rugby continues strong start, blows out competition

The Colby men’s rugby team (CRFC) dominated against Maine Maritime (MMA) this past Saturday, with a 59-10 victory. The team was looking to build on the winning momentum from last weekend’s win over Bates. As Aidan Cyr ’20 explained, “The team was hyperaware of weak points from last weekend that we needed to adjust.” This focus accompanied by the confidence […]

by Annabel McLaughlin· · 0 comments · Sports