Archive for September, 2019

The Cheap Seats

The Cheap Seats

*Prior to the start of the interview Ethan vanderWilden: Hey, before we start could we turn  this into a dual cheap seat with Alan like when Chad  Ochocinco did one with Terrell Owens?  Echo: Sure, why not. So how did you both first get into  ultimate frisbee?  vanderWilden: Well, we were both together when we  signed up on the email […]

by Kevin Ahn· · 0 comments · Sports
Weekend recap: cross country triumphs, volleyball and football fall

Weekend recap: cross country triumphs, volleyball and football fall

The Colby cross country teams travelled to Bowdoin on September 21st. The men’s cross country team was able to take home first place with an overall time of 2:13:20 in the 8000 meters. The Mules dominated the podium with Ewan Frick `22 landing fourth, Collins Kibet `22 third, Tyler Morris `23 second and with Eli Decker `20 winning the race. […]

by Constantin Fleury· · 0 comments · Sports
Colby Soccer’s hard fought weekend

Colby Soccer’s hard fought weekend

It was a tough weekend on the road for men’s and women’s soccer, totalling three loses and a tie over four games. The men had a three game win streak heading into Saturday’s matchup against Tufts, while the women only had a single loss. The men’s first game was doomed from the start, as the #1 NCAA Division III Jumbos […]

by Will Bedingfield· · 0 comments · Sports
Rugby triumphs over UMaine Farmington

Rugby triumphs over UMaine Farmington

On Saturday, Sept 21, the Colby Men’s Rugby Club took on UMaine Farmington at home. Traditionally, the UMF–Colby rivalry has been potent, both representing the two best clubs in Maine rugby. In years past, however, Colby hasn’t come up on top. Two years ago, the game ended in heartbreak as UMF scrambled together two last second tries to take the […]

Maine’s new “Hands Free” law: necessary or impractical?

Maine’s new “Hands Free” law: necessary or impractical?

As a driver in Maine, I will admit I was annoyed when I heard about the new law put into effect on Sept. 19. I was peeved that I would not be able to switch my playlist on my five hour drive home. I was mad that I would have to buy a ten dollar phone mount that blocks my […]

by Grace Dodig· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Opinion, Opinion
First Noontime Art Talk of year with faculty artists

First Noontime Art Talk of year with faculty artists

The first Noontime Art Talk featuring the artists of the 2019 Faculty Biennial Show took place in the Davis Gallery of the Museum on Friday, Sept. 20. Fall Studio Art faculty members Bradley Borthwick, Bevin Engman, Amanda Lilleston, and Thalassa Raasch presented and discussed their artwork, which is on display Sept. 5 through 22. Thalassa Raasch, photographer and Faculty Fellow […]

by Molly George· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Common Ground Fair: more than just food

Common Ground Fair: more than just food

The Common Ground Fair was in full swing in Unity, Maine this weekend. The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s 43rd annual Common Ground Country Fair was exactly as advertised: “an event like no other, that brings together so many people from so many walks of life, all in the spirit of celebrating the rural and agricultural traditions of Maine.”  […]

Waterville Public Works Moves to Install LED Street Lights

Waterville Public Works Moves to Install LED Street Lights

The Waterville Department of Public Works (DPW) recently announced a street light conversion project to replace the bulbs in the city’s street lights from  high-pressure sodium bulbs with Light Emitting Diode, (LED) bulbs. In an email to the Echo, Director of Public Works Mark Turner explained the decision to embark on this project was made through a city council vote […]

by Sonia Lachter· · 0 comments · Local
Maine’s new Hands Free Law

Maine’s new Hands Free Law

Every week, Colby Director of Security Robert Williams writes about a security issue that may affect the student population.  On Sept. 19, 2019 Maine became the 19th state to ban the use of all handheld electronic devices and portable electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle.  What does this mean? What about your GPS? What if you have an emergency […]

by Robert Williams· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local, Local
Climate Strikes Held in Portland, Colby

Climate Strikes Held in Portland, Colby

Last Friday, Sept. 20, an estimated four million students set down their pencils, left their classrooms, and marched in the Global Climate Strike. In the first demonstration of its kind, people on every continent, including scientists in Antarctica, demanded lawmakers take steps to heal the environment and preserve it for future generations.  The strike’s organizers believe that an immediate transition […]

by Matt Rocha· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local, Local, Side Feature