Archive for February, 2020

Men’s basketball overcomes Bates in triple overtime

Men’s basketball overcomes Bates in triple overtime

Before a crowd of well over 1,000, Colby men’s basketball pulled out a dramatic win over Bates College in triple overtime on Saturday Feb. 22nd. The win over Bates advances Colby to the semi-finals of the NESCAC playoffs. Having faced Bates twice already this year and winning both games in regulation time (101-84 and 72-61), the Mules looked poised to […]

Weekend Recap: Winter sports come to an end

Weekend Recap: Winter sports come to an end

Women’s Squash Women’s squash had a busy weekend, traveling to New Haven, Connecticut to take on Haverford and Connecticut College at Yale University to finish out their season. Friday’s match against Haverford was set up to be a close one, although going into the weekend Colby’s record was 2-12 compared to Haverford’s 8-7.  Despite their records, the two teams ranked […]

by Will Bedingfield· · 0 comments · Sports
What the buildings at Colby would be named if I were in charge

What the buildings at Colby would be named if I were in charge

AMS: SAM – Anthony, Mitchell, and Schupf make up the three storied, three winged dorm known now as AMS. Above the main entrance to the building, students read “Mitchell, Schupf, Anthony.” The physical order of the wings, from right to left, is Mitchell, Anthony, Schupf. AMS reflects neither the signage nor the order, left to right or right to left, […]

by Sonia Lachter· · 0 comments · Features
Take 4 Program takes the lead on food recovery effort in Waterville

Take 4 Program takes the lead on food recovery effort in Waterville

Approximately 40% of food in the United States is wasted. In spite of this, about 20% of Waterville citizens do not have access to healthy food. Poverty and food insecurity are major and often hidden issue in the community.  Colby junior Ja’Sean Holmes `21 is working to confront issues of food insecurity in the Waterville community and raise awareness through […]

Guacamole’s owner reflects on restaurant’s beginnings

Guacamole’s owner reflects on restaurant’s beginnings

Let it be known: there’s a new burrito place in town. Located at 108 Main Street in Waterville, in between KeyBank and Jewel of India, Guacamole’s fulfills owner Kevin Joseph’s longtime dream of opening up a second restaurant. As someone “born and raised in Waterville,” both its history and future are important to Kevin Joseph. Owner of You Know Whose […]

by Nettie Cunniningham· · 0 comments · Local
Waterville City Council Minutes: 2020 so far

Waterville City Council Minutes: 2020 so far

January 7 New Business Recognizing the bicentennial of State of Maine Amendment to the marijuana ordinance Community Notes Nancy Sanford thanked the Police Department for their response to a shooting in her neighborhood Julian Payne asked how the search to replace current City Manager Mike Roy was going and said that “the search should be a nation-wide effort. Mayor Isgro […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local, Local
The Colby Museum of Art’s newest edition: The Sea in a Jug

The Colby Museum of Art’s newest edition: The Sea in a Jug

Through a partnership with the Welch Collection and Harvard Art Museum, the Colby Museum of Art has put together its newest exhibition: The Sea in a Jug: The Welch Collection of Islamic and Later Indian Art. This exhibit marks an important link between the museum and the College’s curriculum. the exhibit’s faculty partner, Professor Marta Ameri, and students in her […]

Question 1: a reminder to voters

Question 1: a reminder to voters

On Mar. 3, Maine voters will be faced with a lofty decision: to protect herd immunity, or to allow for the reemergence of infectious diseases. The outcome of Question 1 will determine if the State will move forward with LD 798 and the removal of non-medical vaccine exemptions, an action which could stand to save Maine’s immunocompromised children. The science […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Opinion
The Guth Truth: Top five mascots better than the Mules

The Guth Truth: Top five mascots better than the Mules

For this week’s article, we are solving the age-old issue every prospective Colby student confronts: do I want to go to a school whose mascot is a sterile cross between a horse and a donkey? I’m not sure what the origin of the Mule mascot is, but it certainly does not strike fear into the hearts of our opponents and […]

by Ben Guth· · 0 comments · Opinion
Academic dishonesty: why shouldn’t we cheat?

Academic dishonesty: why shouldn’t we cheat?

With several weeks of classes now completed and the first batch of midterms on the horizon, the urge to cheat may begin to intensify for some. What many, many, many of us may not know is that there are words for this type of immoral academic action. They come in two forms: Academic Negligence for less extreme cases, and Academic […]

by Colin Alie· · 0 comments · Opinion