Archive for December, 2017

Colby students and their 2018 JanPlans

January has always represented a time for exploration and adventure for Colby students; the classes offered through the JanPlan program are often more creative and exploratory than traditional semester class offerings. Colby’s JanPlan mission statement outlines this focus on innovation, independence, exploration and creativity, and states that “the fundamental purpose of the January Program is to broaden and extend the […]

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The Echo files: discovering the real places faculty and staff eat lunch

The Echo files: discovering the real places faculty and staff eat lunch

One actvity that captivates college students and faculty alike is eating. Students are picnicking on Johnson Pond when the sun is out, or guiltily opening a granola bar on the third floor of Miller at some ungodly time of night. At 12P.M. in Dana (on the dot), the line seems to stretch almost out the door. The same can be […]

Exploring Governor Paul LePage’s Waterville legacy

Exploring Governor Paul LePage’s Waterville legacy

In an American political climate where outspoken politicians continue to generate headlines on a national level, Maine Governor Paul LePage has often garnered widespread media attention. Although his name recognition now extends beyond Maine’s borders, LePage got his start much closer to home and laid the foundation for a lasting legacy in Waterville by serving on city council for two […]

Bark worse than bite: a crazy year at the Waterville area animal shelter

Bark worse than bite: a crazy year at the Waterville area animal shelter

Echo recently reported on the escape of two condemned dogs from the Waterville Humane Society on 100 Webb Road. Danielle Jones’ pit bulls were ordered to be housed at the Waterville shelter following an event in August of last year in which the dogs escaped from their yard, attacked and seriously injured Winslow resident Sharron Carey, and killed Carey’s Boston […]

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Faces of Colby: Bon Apetit’s Joseph Daniels

Faces of Colby: Bon Apetit’s Joseph Daniels

As many Colby students know, Dana Dining Hall oftentimes gets hectic. Being both the largest dining hall as well as the one most frequently open, it is common to see hordes of hungry college students descend upon its doors. Its late hours means it is often a hotspot for athletes, musicians, and more who have practices that go on long […]

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Man steals odd array of gifts from downtown Christmas festival

Man steals odd array of gifts from downtown Christmas festival

During the last two weekends of November, the Sukeforth Family kicked off the holiday season with the third annual Sukeforth Family Festival of Trees in downtown Waterville. The Sukeforth family has thrown annual holiday fundraisers since 2008. From 2008-2014, they hosted a pig roast and auction at their family camp in Bingham. However, in 2015, they decided to shift the […]

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Club spotlight: mules master chemistry

Club spotlight: mules master chemistry

Last year, the Chemistry Club just disseminated information to all chemistry majors and minors. In fact, the club was effectively just an extension of the chemistry department. This year however — under the leadership of student advisors Grace Uwase ’18 and Danielle Smith ’18—the club is reexamining and reinvigorating its role within the Colby community.    Recently, the Chemistry Club […]

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Three final period goals propels Men’s Hockey to 4-2 win over Bowdoin

Three final period goals propels Men’s Hockey to 4-2 win over Bowdoin

Colby fans mingled around the outside of the hockey rink, clutching tickets, hoping for a chance to see their beloved Colby Mules take on the Bowdoin Polar Bears. From outside you could hear the whoops and cheers of those who had already taken their seats inside the rink. Inside the packed arena, the Mules circled through warm-up laps, their skates […]

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The Cheap Seats with Annika Martell ’20

The Cheap Seats with Annika Martell ’20

As the Nordic ski season is kicking off, the Echo sat down with Annika Martell ’20 to discuss John Denver, sports, and cereal for this edition of the Cheap Seats. Annika Martell(A): My favorite sports memory was travelling with the Colby ski team to Lake Placid. I love race weekends with the team in general. E: How long have you […]

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Weekend updates with The Mules

Weekend updates with The Mules

While much of the Colby population has been focused on the epic Colby-Bowdoin Men’s Hockey rivalry that debuted this past Friday and Saturday, other winter sports have presented equally as exciting stories over the past week. Women’s Basketball With a winning record of 2-1, Colby Women’s Basketball started the week with a Wednesday night home matchup against Saint Joseph’s. It […]

by Danny Hoenig· · 0 comments · Sports