Archive for November, 2017

Bird Watching features a sketch your own bird activity, allowing museum-goers to add their own artistic talent to the exhibit.

Bye-Bye Birdie: Taxidermy Talk at the Museum

“If you want to learn about dead birds, you’re in the right place,” said artist, field biologist, and taxidermist, Jordan Chalfont. On Thursday, November 2nd in the Mirken Education Center, Chalfont alongside Lunder Curator for Whistler Studies, Justin McCann, led “Franken-Bird: A Taxidermy Talk and Demonstration,” which combined both a discussion of the Bird Watching: Audobon and Ornithology in Early […]

Questioning Colby’s True North

Questioning Colby’s True North

David A. Greene has been here as long as I have been here, and he and his administration have continuously and thoughtfully announced initiative after initiative that will fundamentally change what occurs on Mayflower Hill. Most recently, Dare Northward made local news headlines as the largest campaign fund in the history of liberal arts institutions. Are students upset by this? […]

by Will Walkey· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Opinion, Opinion
Hoppy-ness found at Bigelow Brewery

Hoppy-ness found at Bigelow Brewery

Tucked away on a scenic road 20 minutes from Mayflower Hill is an oasis of comfort and culture. Walking down the cobblestone path towards the entrance to the Bigelow Brewing Company, one is hard pressed not to notice the all of the stylistic details surrounding what appears to be a classic Maine barn. A statue of stacked kegs on one […]

Pitbulls ordered to be euthanized escape Animal Shelter

Pitbulls ordered to be euthanized escape Animal Shelter

Two pitbulls ordered to be euthanized by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court escaped from the Waterville Area Humane Society Tuesday, Oct. 31. The pit bulls, Bentley and Kole, were condemned by an Augusta judge after escaping their fenced in backyard and attacking Winslow resident Sharron Carney near her house last year. The dogs seriously injured Carney and killed her 10 […]

by Ali Naseer· · 5 comments · Editor Pick Local, Local
Date nights downtown or blank stares in Bobs: it’s cuffing season

Date nights downtown or blank stares in Bobs: it’s cuffing season

Due to the sensitive nature of the article, surnames have not been disclosed and first names have been changed. Use the term “cuffing season” around Colby students, and you’ll immediately hear some strong opinions. On the one hand, there are students like sophomore Aidan, a philosophy major and firm cuffing-season denier who immediately responded that “It doesn’t exist,” when asked […]

Mingle with a Mule: lunch with Maddy Placik `18

Mingle with a Mule: lunch with Maddy Placik `18

Senior year is an equally exciting and terrifying time- faced with the responsibility of finding a job or applying to grad school, as well as with the prospect of leaving many of their closest friends behind, it’s easy for seniors to feel overwhelmed. Like many other members of the Class of 2018, Maddy Placik is juggling these duties while still […]

by Sarah Warner· · 0 comments · Features
Colby’s Chronic Illness Support Group lobbies administration

Colby’s Chronic Illness Support Group lobbies administration

In the last few weeks, students in Colby’s Chronic Illness Support Group have actively lobbied the administration to increase resources and accessibility for disabled students. Members of the group met with Director of the Pugh Center Dwayne D. Paul, the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Betty Sasaki, Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae, and the General Manager of […]

by James Burnett· · 1 comment · Features
Waterville deals with late October storm’s aftermath

Waterville deals with late October storm’s aftermath

When strong winds and driving rain caused widespread power outages and  damage throughout Maine on Sunday night, the Waterville and Colby community united to cope with the damages left in the storm’s wake. Waterville Public Works Director Mark Turner helped coordinate the town’s response to the storm in conjunction with power companies, police, and fire departments. “I thought it was […]

by Hannah Southwick· · 0 comments · Local
Mules are actin’ up: Improv and Powder & Wig perform!

Mules are actin’ up: Improv and Powder & Wig perform!

Powder and Wig and Colby Improv are two major performing arts clubs here on  campus, Powder and Wig is Colby’s “all inclusive, student-run theater group.” Productions are cast and directed by Colby students with various levels of theater experience, currently led by President Nora Hill ’18 and Vice President Kelsey Book ’18. Members spend varying amounts of time at rehearsals […]

by Annabel McLaughlin· · 0 comments · Features
Show me ME: Meridians in Fairfield

Show me ME: Meridians in Fairfield

While some Colby students are content to force-feed themselves watered down Natty Lights, others are more concerned with the taste, quality, and character of the fermented beverages they choose to consume. For the more ‘refined’ students, Meridians: Wine, Beer, Food in nearby Fairfield, offers a wide array of locally sourced beers, wines, and spirits designed to please the palate of […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Local