Archive for October, 2017

Photo of Waterville roofers standing during national anthem goes viral

Photo of Waterville roofers standing during national anthem goes viral

Old Town resident Michelle Cossar was about to watch her nephew’s football team play at Waterville High School when she snapped the photo that has since caused a firestorm. Before the game, the Star Spangled Banner played, as it had played many times before. But this time, a team of Oakland based roofers working nearby—Dwayne Harrison, Danny Thyng, and James […]

by Ali Naseer· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local, Featured, Local
Waterville mayoral election: get to know the candidates

Waterville mayoral election: get to know the candidates

With the debate at Thomas College on Oct. 24 and the election less than two weeks away, the Waterville mayoral race is heating up. Current Republican Mayor Nicholas Isgro, who is seeking reelection, faces opposition for his seat from former City Council Chairman and Democrat Erik Thomas, as well as Independent John Levesque.   This election comes at a time […]

by Sarah Warner· · 0 comments · Local
Maine State Prison Showroom offers crafts made by convicts

Maine State Prison Showroom offers crafts made by convicts

In quiet Thomaston, ME, a small handicraft boutique sits peacefully off U.S. highway 1. Boasting a spacious parking lot and competitive prices, the store attracts all kinds of visitors— from wealthy tourists looking for unique souvenirs to those seeking cheap décor— all browsing the same display of carefully crafted woodworks and trinkets. Products range from cotton dog toys to full […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Local
The Cheap Seats with Ingrid Klinkenberg

The Cheap Seats with Ingrid Klinkenberg

In this edition of The Cheap Seats, we sit down with Alpine Skiing’s Ingrid Klinkenberg to talk memories, secrets, and Lindsey Vonn. Echo (E): How Long have you been skiing? Klinkenberg (K): 18 years. E: What’s your favorite memory from the ski team? K:  There are so many so I’ll share a couple. Last spring there was a really warm sunny […]

by Kevin Ahn· · 0 comments · Sports
Men’s Soccer soars past Eagles before deadlock tie against Wesleyan

Men’s Soccer soars past Eagles before deadlock tie against Wesleyan

Colby Men’s Soccer launched into a dominant week with a 5-1 game against Husson University on Tuesday Oct. 3. On Saturday, the team went head to head against Wesleyan in an incredibly tight match, tying 0-0. Colby came out of the week with an improved record of 5-3-2 overall and 2-2-2 in the NESCAC. The Mules asserted themselves quickly over […]

by Dylan Paul· · 0 comments · Sports
Women’s Soccer comes out winless in two defensive battles

Women’s Soccer comes out winless in two defensive battles

On a late Wednesday Oct. 4, the Colby Women’s Soccer team travelled to Biddeford, Maine to take on the University of New England Nor’easters. After 90 minutes of regulation play and two 10-minute golden goal over times, Colby closed out the game with a hard fought 0-0 tie. Over the weekend, the Mules continued their road trip to Middletown, Connecticut […]

by Emily Schaefer· · 0 comments · Sports
Football runs out of steam against Cardinals

Football runs out of steam against Cardinals

Colby Football has been nothing if not consistent through the first four games of the 2017 season. Faced with a daunting schedule, the Mules have shown great potential in the first quarter of every matchup before falling off later in the game. All 20 of their points on the season have been scored in the first, and they have allowed […]

by John Steenrod· · 0 comments · Sports
Volleyball drops the ball

Volleyball drops the ball

The Colby volleyball team suffered a league loss to Hamilton College on Saturday, Oct. 7. The Mules lost by set scores of 25-23, 25-13, and 25-18. The first set started  smoothly, with  senior Emily Moslener ’18 leading the Mules in an impressive run of five points by getting four points straight off of serves. Unfortunately, the Continentals were able to […]

by Ed Powell· · 0 comments · Sports
Field Hockey rides hot streak in 2-1 win over Wesleyan

Field Hockey rides hot streak in 2-1 win over Wesleyan

The Colby Field Hockey Team won the fourth of their previous five games this past Saturday with a 2-1 victory over Wesleyan University. The win moves the Mules up to a sixth-place tie in the NESCAC standings with just five games left on their schedule. Star forward Georgia Cassidy ’20 led the assault on the Cardinal defense, scoring the team’s […]

by Drew Ladner· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Sports, Sports

Governor LePage threatens Maine Sheriffs who do not comply with ICE demands

On Sept. 26, Republican Governor Paul LePage sent a letter to all 16 county sheriffs demanding that they cooperate with detainer requests from federal immigration authorities or face removal from office. The letter states that if an undocumented immigrant is released from a county jail after a request from immigration and customs enforcement to hold them past a scheduled release […]

by Claire Borecki· · 0 comments · Local