Archive for November, 2017

The Cheap Seats with Sam Jefferson ’20

The Cheap Seats with Sam Jefferson ’20

In this edition of the Cheap Seats, the Echo sat down with Colby Basketball’s Sam Jefferson ’20 to discuss the upcoming season, Jason Bourne, and grapefruits. Colby Echo (E): How long have you been playing basketball? Sam Jefferson (SJ): As long as I can remember. Probably [since] early elementary school. There was a league after school, and I just joined […]

by John Steenrod· · 0 comments · Sports
Men’s hockey takes the ice in annual preseason tradition

Men’s hockey takes the ice in annual preseason tradition

As the fall sports season begins to wind down and the weather gets colder, the winter teams are gearing up for an exciting season. One team in particular, however, gets back to practice as soon as possible so they can be as prepared as possible for their opening game. After a very successful season last year, the men’s hockey team […]

by Kevin Ahn· · 0 comments · Sports
Football remains winless through eight games

Football remains winless through eight games

Despite struggling in the NESCAC standings, Colby Football has been nothing if not a consistent competitor this season, showing great potential in the first quarter of every game, but struggling to hold off their opponents in the other three. Coming off a tough but hard-fought loss against instate rival Bates over Homecoming Weekend, the Mules hoped to bounce back on […]

by Matt He· · 0 comments · Sports
Women’s Rugby repeats conference championship, advances to Nationals

Women’s Rugby repeats conference championship, advances to Nationals

By Henry Harris and Drew Ladner History has repeated itself. For the second year in a row, Colby women’s rugby has won the Conference Championship with a victory over the University of Maine Orono (UMO)-this year, by a score of 22-17-and qualified for the USA Rugby Division II Fall National Championships. The team wrapped up their regular season a week prior […]

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

SGA presents community forum on campus drinking culture

The drinking culture at Colby has become an increasingly controversial topic on campus in recent years. On Tuesday, Nov. 7, the Student Government Association (SGA) presented a community forum to encourage a dialogue on the drinking culture on campus, with Assistant Director of Security Jen Sanderson, Montgoris Assistant Professor of Psychology Allecia Reid, Substance Use Intervention and Health Promotion Coordinator […]

by Adelaide Bullock· · 0 comments · News
Campus Climate survey results released

Campus Climate survey results released

On Nov. 2 Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94 announced the results of the Colby All-College Campus Climate Survey (CACCC Survey)  via an email sent to all students, faculty and staff, and linked to the results and executive summary featured on the website. Burrell-McRae also announced that the community will have the opportunity over the next few weeks to […]

by Adelaide Bullock· · 0 comments · News
Courtesy of Claire Cahill

Annual Harry Potter night delights in Foss

Last Thursday, Foss was busier than usual during dinnertime. Colby students and professors alike flocked down to the dining hall dressed as witches, wizards, and goblins. However, this wasn’t any ordinary Halloween celebration. This was Foss’s annual Harry Potter-themed dinner. Student Programming Board, Harry Potter Club, and the Dining Hall staff converted the space into Hogwarts’ Great Hall – the […]

by Eliza Adams· · 0 comments · News
College defends progress against claims of campus inaccessibility

College defends progress against claims of campus inaccessibility

An estimated 34.2 million people in the United States have a disability that results in a functional limitation, including 6.5 million people who use a cane, walker, or crutches to assist with mobility, and 2.2 million people who depend on a wheelchair for day-to-day tasks. Members of the Colby College community by and large are not confronted with these statistics, […]

How to get away with addressing social issues

How to get away with addressing social issues

In early October, How To Get Away With Murder, another one of Shonda Rhimes’s brilliant series, aired the second episode of Season Four titled “I’m Not Her.” The episode exemplifies a multifaceted approach to addressing an array of social issues such as mass incarceration and police brutality. In the episode the main character, a high-profile African-American lawyer named Annalise Keating, […]

by Camilla di Galoma· · 0 comments · Opinion
Pen to Paper: Found guilty, on account of being a Female

Pen to Paper: Found guilty, on account of being a Female

She only speaks in subtle tones as not to disturb the rest– her voice goes unaccounted for, dear sister, speak when spoken to– that is, in docile address. The courtroom is a place of men and intelligent ones at that but please, if you may let her interject I assure you, her insight is much deeper than her sex. Her […]

by Jackie Brokaw· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment