Archive for September, 2017

New Athletic Director prepares athletics for continued changes

New Athletic Director prepares athletics for continued changes

By Drew Ladner and Kevin Ahn Colby Athletics is changing. It started with the construction of the Baseball and Softball Complex in 2015 and continued with an agreement to construct a new athletic center. Under Director of Athletics Tim Wheaton, the athletics department entered an exciting state of fluctuation. When Wheaton stepped down this past spring, the department was left […]

by Drew Ladner· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Sports, Sports
Field Hockey wins two of three

Field Hockey wins two of three

Colby Field Hockey fought through three games last week, playing on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. After dominating Thomas College on Wednesday and suffering a tough 4-1 loss against Williams on Saturday, the team was able to come back and beat Connecticut College in a close 1-0 game. The Field Hockey team entered this weekend with an even record of 1-1, […]

by Dylan Paul· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Sports, Sports
Road struggles persist: Women’s Volleyball falls at Bowdoin and Tufts in tough league matchups

Road struggles persist: Women’s Volleyball falls at Bowdoin and Tufts in tough league matchups

After earning their first win of the season against the University of New England on Tuesday, the Colby Women’s Volleyball team lost the following two games against NESCAC rivals. On Friday, the Mules, who are 0-2 NESCAC and 1-5 overall, travelled to nearby Brunswick, ME to take on the Bowdoin College Polar Bears, who are 2-0 NESCAC and 5-2 overall. […]

by Emily Schaefer· · 0 comments · Sports
Men’s Soccer struggles to 0-1-1 after tough weekend

Men’s Soccer struggles to 0-1-1 after tough weekend

On Saturday, Sept. 16, Colby Men’s Soccer played a strong Williams team in an intense, defensive battle. Williams opened and closed the scoring with just over 20 minutes remaining in the first half with a goal from striker Mark Sisco-Tolomeo. In what would prove to be a very physical first half, the Mules fought hard to retaliate. With 9:15 left […]

by Aidan Larned· · 0 comments · Sports

Jinyan Zeng named 2017 Oak Institute fellow

Jinyan Zeng, a Chinese filmmaker, blogger, activist, and scholar, is on campus as the 2017 Oak Human Rights Fellow at Colby. This is the first time in its nearly 20-year history that the Oak Institute for Human Rights has selected someone from the People’s Republic of China as their fellow. Zeng gave her first public talk on September 13 in Ostrove Auditorium, during which she spoke about the power of love and creativity in the struggle for liberation. The event was packed with eager students, faculty, and staff who were appreciative of Zeng’s subject matter and approach. “I am so glad someone is at Colby to expose us to these issues,” said Lindsay Wong ’19.

by Amya Bhalla· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Features, Features
Football fails to score in season opener vs. Trinity

Football fails to score in season opener vs. Trinity

The Mules start off at 0-1 in the NESCAC after losing 35-0 against Trinity, the reigning NESCAC champions, in the season opener last Saturday. The first quarter of the game–which ended scoreless–started off with a fumble recovery by Colby running back Don Vivian ’19. Unfortunately the Mules offense failed to capitalize on the opportunity, only gaining three yards in three […]

by Ed Powell· · 0 comments · Sports
Itali-ah plans to deliver authentic Italian cuisine

Itali-ah plans to deliver authentic Italian cuisine

Just as eager freshmen trade out their high school uniforms and Lily Pulitzer for Birkenstocks and flannels, owners of downtown Waterville’s Itali-ah Market and Restaurant have similarly decided to “reinvent” their shop for the upcoming year. Itali-ah caters to all diners, whether they want to have nice sit down meal, need Italian cooking supplies, or simply desire a quick coffee and gelato.

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Local

Colby student uses skills in Hurricane Harvey aid

When preparing to face a natural disaster, many focus on their own survival and well-being, but for Nile Dixon ’20, taking action and fighting to aid his community was instinctual. As one of tens of thousands of Houstonians impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey this August, Dixon helped others by using his knowledge of technology and his passion for civic engagement.

by Hannah Southwick· · 0 comments · Features
Colby staff move to new downtown offices

Colby staff move to new downtown offices

As of August 17, some Colby staff have moved downtown into the Hains building, marking the first official transition of College staff off-campus.

by Claire Borecki· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local, Local

Alfond Youth Center begins construction on greenhouse complex

Construction began Sept. 2 on an expansion of Waterville’s Alfond Youth Center. The expansion project will be a 50- foot biodome, or greenhouse complex, which will become the flagship of the Center’s Sustainable Gardening Program.

by Ali Naseer· · 0 comments · Local