His profile picture is of him playing the drums, a picture echoing one he had when he was sixteen except his hair is shorter and the beard is more pronounced; his casual scruff has turned into a neck beard that’s always there, turning from effortless to negligence. He looks older, leaner, more weathered. He seemed special once a long time […]
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“Hello?” “Hi. I hope you don’t mind, someone let me in the front door.” Her voice was sultry and low, the type of voice that would accompany an ad for lingerie or chocolate or belong to some gorgeous, raven-haired actress. Herman looked through the peephole and saw a woman standing there, her tumbling blonde hair hidden by a hat pulled […]
In what has been a tumultuous and unexpected week, I, along with many other students on this campus, have experienced a wide range of emotions. What was forecasted as a probable win for equality, humanity, social progress, and justice turned out to be a crushing blow in favor of a candidate whose entire presidential campaign championed sexual assault, misogyny, and […]
Music had no substance anymore. Mr. Fisher felt this thought float through his mind lazily, and he trapped it back. How true. He listened to the mix of synth beats and keyboard and auto tune and took a gulp of his drink, first slow, then quick and greedy. He knocked back the remnants of the gin and tonic and quickly […]
It’s simply fact that, when given two variables, they mix, group, add, subtract, and sometimes even multiply. This is why, when given the opportunity to tutor the heavenly Lena Geller in algebra, Scotty volunteers. Logically, he reasons, when there are two variables such as a Scotty and a Lena in an equation, they must interact. Somehow. Scotty picks a table […]
Dear Amanda, I’ve been feeling really homesick lately, and I’ve been having a hard time making friends on campus. I may just have culture shock, but I haven’t been happy at Colby. Do you have advice for ways that I can meet new people on campus? Dear Homesick, The most important comfort I can give you is the knowledge that […]
On Thursday evening, the editors of the Echo received an anonymous essay from a vetted source. We believe the following essay makes a valuable contribution to both the public and private dialogues currently engulfing this campus.