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In response to “Mind the Gap: gender disparity in Heights”

Upon reading the article “Mind the Gap: gender disparity in Heights,” published in the Echo, we could not help but feel angered and offended by many of the ideas posited in the article. As current Heights residents, we very much agree with many ideas put forward by the author. Heights, as a college residence, is lacking in a number of […]

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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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Editorial: Regarding Las Vegas

Editorial: Regarding Las Vegas

By Peg Schreiner & Will Walkey After snoozing the alarm several times, many of our morning routines consist of scrolling through concise news alerts from some combination of CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and maybe even Buzzfeed. On Monday morning we woke to the news that 59 unsuspecting, innocent people were shot to death at a […]

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Professors debate partisanship in the classroom

Professors debate partisanship in the classroom

By Liam Simes and Alessandro Maglione The controversial presidential election of Donald Trump has sparked a vigorous backlash in the country, noticeably on college campuses, and in response, conservative groups have been condemning what they see as an attack on freedom of speech. Colby College professor Aaron Halon, in his New York Times op-ed “Advice for my Conservative Students”, acknowledges […]

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Pen to Paper: “12-4 AM” Excerpt

“12-4 AM” Excerpt by Harper Estey ’17 We made our way to the bow, soft and careful.  Loud steps might wake our crewmates below, which guaranteed grumpy complaints once the sun rose.  We slid passed Smoke – our dingy – and ducked under the staysails.  Earlier in the week we had been caught in a storm.  Four of us had […]

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Ask Amanda: Stressed senior needs advice

Dear Amanda, I’m a senior and I’m struggling with my workload.  (You’d think I’d have it figured out by now, right?)  The problem is I took on a new job working over 20 hours a week, and I’m having trouble keeping up with the demands of school, work, and various other commitments.  I don’t want to quit the job because […]

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Community ‘listens in’ to experiences of violence

Students, Faculty, and Administration gather to ‘Listen-In’ to experiences with violence on campus.

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Waterville Bakery: Hidden Gem

Universal Bread Bakers is a tiny shop in downtown Waterville, run by a man from Armenia. If you blink when you drive by it, you’ll probably miss it. But this shop is worth the search. I heard about this place through a foodie friend, so I had some expectations. Upon arriving, I was hit by the strongest and most intoxicating […]

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College revamps protocol for sexual misconduct

It can be seen all over campus. Stuffed into mailboxes, tacked onto doors, plastered on the inside of bathroom stalls, and printed on pamphlets in the hands of Community Advisors is a message: the College is reforming its sexual assault policies. In the wake of a national media storm and increased attention from the Obama administration, nearly 80 colleges and […]

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President Greene addresses Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its second formal meeting of the year on Sept. 28, 2014. The meeting began with an address from newly inaugurated President David A. Greene. Greene talked extensively about his first weeks on the Hill, his plans for the College, and how the SGA could work with the College. “The thing I notice the most […]

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