Archive for November, 2017

Hosts Gretchen O'Brien '18, Lexie Lyons '18, Eliza Adams '18, and Kylie Walters '18 in front of their homemade wall of famous women.

Womens party raises $1,481 for Planned Parenthood

Just a few days after the one year anniversary of the election of President Donald Trump and the corresponding Women’s March, Colby students gathered to fundraise for Planned Parenthood. Kylie Walters ’18, Eliza Adams ’18, Gretchen O’Brien ’18, and Lexie Lyons ’18 hosted a party titled The Women’s Party/Planned Parenthood/This is Pussy Grabbing Back in their Facebook event. Walters said […]

by Adelaide Bullock· · 1 comment · News
The Cheap Seats with Brandon Troisi ’19

The Cheap Seats with Brandon Troisi ’19

As the football season has just come to a close after beating Bowdoin College, the Echo sat down with Brandon Troisi ’19 to discuss Celebrities, Milkshakes, and Autobiographies for this edition of the Cheap Seats. Echo (E): When did you start playing football? Brandon Troisi (T): It was around sixth grade when I was  eleven or twelve. E: Favorite Football Memory? […]

by Kevin Ahn· · 0 comments · Sports
Winter sports look to turn youth into experience

Winter sports look to turn youth into experience

By Kevin Ahn, Sports Reporter and Drew Ladner, Associate Editor Women’s Hockey Women’s hockey will be starting up very shortly as they take on the Bowdoin Polar Bears at Bowdoin on Friday November 17th at 7 p.m. The women’s team will be playing their first home game of the season the very next day in their second game of the Bowdoin series at […]

by Kevin Ahn· · 0 comments · Sports
Women’s Rugby runs over UNH

Women’s Rugby runs over UNH

The Colby women’s rugby team continued their success this weekend, defeating the University of New Hampshire (UNH) 36-17 on Saturday afternoon in the first round of DII USA Rugby Nationals.  As game time approached the players came together and locked arms. The captains could be heard saying, “We are going to go out there and score right off the bat,” […]

by Ed Powell· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Sports, Sports
Devastator of the Week: Emma Hofman ’20

Devastator of the Week: Emma Hofman ’20

Emma Hofman ’20 has been a key player this season. She has had a major impact on the field and her love of the sport is evident through her game play. Hofman and the rest of the team are preparing for a tough fight against Vassar College this Saturday. Colby Echo (E): How does it feel to be named the […]

by Drew Ladner· · 0 comments · Sports
Around the Horn: Cross-Country and Football rundown

Around the Horn: Cross-Country and Football rundown

This past Saturday, the Colby men and women’s cross-country team finished their seasons strong at the NCAA Division III New England Regional Cross Country Championships at the University of Southern Maine. It was also a big week for Colby football, as they pulled out a win against NESCAC rival Bowdoin on Saturday. At the Division III New England Region Cross […]

by Emily Schaefer· · 0 comments · Sports
Mind the gap: the gender disparity in Heights

Mind the gap: the gender disparity in Heights

It is a Friday night in Heights, and the scene is not unfamiliar. To the left of the common room, shouts from the men’s baseball team quad fill the hallways; to the right, the same energy from the football and men’s crew teams. At the same time, tucked away on the second floor, the only quad filled with all women […]

by Jamie Schwartz· · 0 comments · News
Cote '85 and former Maine Governor Joe Brennan.

Democrat Adam Cote ’85 runs for governor of Maine

There has not been a Colby alumnus as Maine governor since 1908, but, 100 years later, that could change. Adam Cote ’95, a member of the Democratic party, announced his candidacy for governor on April 19 2017. His campaign slogan “New Leadership, Strong Economy,” speaks to his status as an outside candidate and his decision to run for public office […]

by Adelaide Bullock· · 0 comments · News
Pen to Paper: In Defense of Two Girls Walking

Pen to Paper: In Defense of Two Girls Walking

Defend the prayer all you’d like, but my knees never met the ground with very much grace. So it is no wonder that upon seeing two girls walking, a sapling tree sprouts from inside my lungs. It feels not like the oak transpiring from the autumnal ground, or even like the pine whose needles tumble down to press briefly against […]

by Mattie Wyndham· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment