Archive for November, 2017

On the Outside Looking In: The Musings of a Low-Income Student

On the Outside Looking In: The Musings of a Low-Income Student

I suppose it’s a bit cliché to say that I feel like more of an outsider at Colby than I do anywhere else, but what term other than “outsider” (or perhaps “imposter”) could be used to describe a working-class individual at an elite liberal arts college with at $60,000 plus tuition? That’s more than twice my family’s annual income. Back […]

by Tamar Cimenian· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Opinion, Opinion
The facade of Frontier is minimal but warm and inviting once guests step inside

The arts converge at Frontier Café, Cinema & Gallery

Just under an hour away, Brunswick offers an alternative to the regular downtown Waterville restaurant scene. Frontier Café, Cinema & Gallery is one of many shops and restaurants located in the heart of Brunswick, home to NESCAC rival Bowdoin College. The eclectic menu and inviting atmosphere coupled with a gallery wall to display local Maine artists, and a screening room […]

The hidden meaning behind the Colby sweatshirt

The hidden meaning behind the Colby sweatshirt

Wikipedia describes school spirit as  “the sense of identity and community shared by members of an educational institution.” Even without this definition, however, I knew about school spirit in U.S. colleges even before I boarded my airplane to start my freshman year at Colby. When I first began to consider writing an article about the first year experience, school spirit […]

by Himanshu Bhurtel· · 0 comments · Opinion
Quinn XCII seemed unphased by the large and boisterous crowd jumping around on Saturday night and often lowered his own music to include concert-goers  voices in one big jovial singalong.

Quinn XCII takes Page Commons by storm

After the chaos and disappointment that ensued at last year’s fall concert, the anticipation for an all around better experience this year was at an all-time high. As Saturday grew closer, students wondered if the Quinn XCII concert would mirror the disorganization, and instability of last year’s Kesha concert. “It was a complete 180,” Clay Rowland ’18 commented, “everything from […]

by Charlotte Marratta· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Bobs employees voice concerns on dining hall work conditions

Bobs employees voice concerns on dining hall work conditions

A wide array of student activist organizations, like the Students Organized for Black and Latinx Unity and the Four Winds Native American Alliance, play important roles in protecting and advocating for the rights of certain groups at Colby. One group on campus, however, seems to be lacking an advocacy organization—Colby’s dining hall staff. Colby used to have an active group […]

by James Burnett· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Features, Features
Faces of Colby: Bon Apetit’s Michael Foss

Faces of Colby: Bon Apetit’s Michael Foss

Colby students love food and visit the dining halls often. After long days of practice, classes, and studying, they enjoy sitting down to a good meal. With accessibility to online dining hall menus, it is easy for students to take their pick from a wide range of cuisines. Much of this variety is due to Michael Foss, a Dining Services […]

by Sarah Warner· · 0 comments · Features
November referendum: casino struck down, Medicaid expanded

November referendum: casino struck down, Medicaid expanded

On Tuesday Nov. 7, Maine citizens were faced with a referendum. Questions 1 and  2 elicited strong  emotions from voters, and ultimately engaged the community in series of polarizing questions. Voters resoundingly sttruck down the proposal for a casino in York county, which drew criticism from corners of nearly all state paties. Question 2, on the other hand, was just […]

by Ali Naseer· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local, Local
Students continue Johnson Day tradition

Students continue Johnson Day tradition

While some college athletes seek only to attain individual status and recognition, for many Colby students being part of a team has instilled the value of working towards a shared purpose. Whether fostering change on a global level or inspiring involvement within Waterville, numerous Colby teams are using their spare time to engage with the community and perform service projects. […]

by Hannah Southwick· · 0 comments · Features
Empty store fronts persist at 173 Main Street in Waterville

Empty store fronts persist at 173 Main Street in Waterville

Nestled on the corner of Main Street and Appleton, the former Hains building sits starkly barren in downtown Waterville. Purchased by the college in 2015, the College website boasts that the property “is being renovated as a mixed-use commercial building with office space and ground-floor retail.” Rumors of a Starbucks, Renys, or even a Trader Joe’s moving into that retail […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Local
Municipal election results: incumbents prevail

Municipal election results: incumbents prevail

Republican Mayor Nick Isgro was re-elected to another three-year term Tuesday Nov. 7, defeating challengers Erik Thomas, a Democrat and former city councilor, and newcomer John Levesque, an independent candidate. Isgro received 1,737 votes to Thomas’ 1,496 and Levesque’s 258. Elections were also held for several Board of Education positions and three City Councilors. In a statement to the Morning […]

by Claire Borecki· · 0 comments · Local