Archive for November, 2017

LePage’s struggle with Maine judicial nominations goes viral

LePage’s struggle with Maine judicial nominations goes viral

Last Monday, Governor Paul LePage reinstated his previously withdrawn judicial nominations hours before confirmation voting in the Senate. Seemingly bizarre, this move appears to have been the latest strike in his ongoing battle with Maine Attorney General Janet Mills. In fact, letters exchanged in 2016 between the governor’s administration and the judiciary might explain the fiery conflict between these two […]

by Ali Naseer· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local, Local
Doomsday bunker sales soar in Maine

Doomsday bunker sales soar in Maine

The fear of the apocalypse is nothing new. From the infamous Y2K bug to the Mayan doomsday prophecy of 2012, people have spent a lot of time worrying about the end of the world as we know it. For many, this anxiety has only been amplified by recent events, as devastating hurricanes have struck the Americas and tension rises in […]

by Sarah Warner· · 0 comments · Local
Local Exploration: Wolfe’s Neck State Park

Local Exploration: Wolfe’s Neck State Park

If you are interested in a day trip with a pleasant hike, stunning views of Maine’s rocky coast, and delicious food, look no further than Wolfe’s Neck State Park in Freehold, ME. Wolfe’s Neck is located an hour away from Colby’s campus, but is undoubtedly worth the drive. The park—which is open daily all year round from 9:00 a.m. to […]

by James Burnett· · 0 comments · Features

‘Retire and rehire’ is criticized by Maine politicians

Superintendent Eric Haley, who serves the Waterville, Vassalboro, and Winslow school districts, retired last Friday, October 27 and is primed to be rehired later next month on November 27. This move will allow the 63 year old to begin collecting his pension early while still receiving a yearly salary. Many have criticized his decision, even Maine state governor Paul LePage, […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Local
Mingle with a mule: Chip Gavin `90

Mingle with a mule: Chip Gavin `90

Since the first issue of the Echo was published in 1877, generations of student writers have used the paper as a medium to relate stories of the Colby community. For former Editor-in-Chief Chip Gavin ’90, four years of work for the Echo impacted his own life story and allowed him to develop lifelong friendships. He even used the journalism skills […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Features
Pot use on campus: the main reason why Colby loves `dillas

Pot use on campus: the main reason why Colby loves `dillas

Due to the sensitivity of this topic, names have been changed to protect the identities of contributors. To comply with federal policies, Colby College does not allow  marijuana use on campus. In a world where attitudes toward the drug are swiftly changing, students have a different mindset. On most Saturday nights, the Spa is a hub for Colby students of […]

Winthrop teen accused of murdering parents may be tried as an adult

During the wee hours of the night of Oct 31, 2016, Winthrop Maine Police received a concerning phone call from a seemingly jovial 17 year old. “My father woke up to her screams. I stabbed the fuck out of him,” the minor chortled to the 911 dispatcher, immediately identifying himself as Andrew C. Balcer. Within minutes, police arrived at the […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Local

Dig a department: Religious Studies offers grants

Have you ever wanted to learn about Lutheranism, or are interested in Islam?  Colby’s religious studies department provides excellent resources for students curious about faith, and are currently offering a wide range of fellowships. “The Religious Studies Department invites proposals from Colby students, regardless of major and minor, for funding to conduct an original research project on a topic related […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Features
Devastator of the Week: Caitlin Lawlor ’18

Devastator of the Week: Caitlin Lawlor ’18

This week the Echo had an opportunity to talk with senior cross-country runner Caitlin Lawlor ’18. Lawlor has done well this year placing third, fifth, and third in her last three meets. Echo (E): How does it feel to be named Devastator of the Week? Caitlin Lawlor (CL): I’m really hyped about being named Devastator of the Week.  I think […]

by Kevin Ahn· · 0 comments · Sports
The Cheap Seats with Rob Dettmann ’20

The Cheap Seats with Rob Dettmann ’20

In this edition of the Cheap Seats, we sit down with Cross Country’s Rob Dettmann ’20 to discuss pleasure songs, Thanksgiving, and ancient civilizations. Colby Echo (E) : How long have you been running? Rob Dettmann (D): I’ve been running since fourth grade. E: What’s your favorite thing about running? RD: The people and the high. E: Do you have […]

by Aidan Larned· · 0 comments · Sports