Articles by: Caitlin Rogers

From Down East to Far East, Colby’s Asian Migrations Exhibit

From Down East to Far East, Colby’s Asian Migrations Exhibit

As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) begins in May, Colby’s Miller Library is gearing up to host the capstone exhibition for HI 352: Asian Migrations, taught by Professor Elizabeth LaCouture. The class has focused on examining Maine’s connections to Asia and especially Colby’s Asian heritage. As stated in the event invitation for the exhibit, the course is a lab […]

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Colby Senior Spencer Martin awarded Firefighter of the Year

Spencer Martin has had an idea of what he wanted to be ever since he was a kid. “I knew I wanted to become a firefighter when my neighbor’s house burned down when I was a kid. I always knew I wanted to become a volunteer but I never knew how to,” he explained to the Echo in an interview. […]

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Organizers of Pig Roast Talk Spring Celebration

As spring comes to Colby, the football team is preparing to host the annual Pig Roast, a day party centered around roasting  a pig. This year, event organizers Larry Patrizio ’17 and Corben Davis ’18 are focused on making the event more inclusive.  Though the football team hosts the Pig Roast every spring, no one really knows when it started. […]

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Lauren Duca Gives Oak Student Committee Keynote

Lauren Duca Gives Oak Student Committee Keynote

On Tuesday, March 28, the Oak Student Committee welcomed Lauren Duca to present their spring keynote speech, which focused on the theme of accessible news. Duca, who is a contributing editor at Teen Vogue, rose to fame after publishing an article called “Donald Trump is Gaslighting America.” She subsequently appeared on Tucker Carlson’s conservative Fox News show Tucker Carlson Tonight […]

Club sports persevere despite practice time woes

Club sports persevere despite practice time woes

With the arrival of new Assistant Athletic Director Jessica Cherry and plans for a new and improved Athletic Center, Colby Athletics are certainly in for an upgrade. Yet despite these improvements, there is a shortage of an essential element to any sports team: practice time. This year, several club sports teams have been having trouble simply scheduling practice. After winning […]

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Annual Colby S.H.O.U.T. week focuses on “Writing Revolutions”

This week at Colby is S.H.O.U.T. week, an annual event hosted by the Pugh Community Board focusing on activism and social issues. The week begins Wednesday, March 1 and will continue through March 8. S.H.O.U.T. stands for Speaking, Hearing, and Opening Up Together. Every year’s S.H.O.U.T. week has a theme, which influences the speakers, discussions and events of the week. […]

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Faces of Colby: Librarian and World Traveler Marilyn R. Pukkila

Faces of Colby: Librarian and World Traveler Marilyn R. Pukkila

Marilyn R. Pukkila, Colby’s Research and Instruction Librarian for Social Sciences and Humanities, has been at the College for nearly 33 years. In that time she has brought a wealth of knowledge, specialties, experiences, and interests to her work at the main Miller library. The libraries at Colby are some of the most important places on campus. Students at Colby […]

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History Spotlight: Colby’s Winter Carnival Event

History Spotlight: Colby’s Winter Carnival Event

The Colby Outing Club first started the Winter Carnival in 1937, yet since then the once-popular weekend has fallen out of favor.  The first Winter Carnival was held in February 1937.  A November 1936 Echo article  outlined the plans for the weekend, which included a hockey game against Boston College, an interfraternity winter sports meet, an intersorority winter sports meet, […]

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Where in the World: Off campus for Jan Plan ’17

by Caitlin Rogers While many Colby students stay on campus for Jan Plan, some take the opportunity to go on one of several international trips Colby offers. Others took classes abroad, and some secured month-long internships off-campus. This year, Colby offered many international classes, including ones in France, India, Uganda, and Russia. Freshly back from their travels, three students share […]

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The storied history of the Joseph Family Spa

by Ethan Schuler Everyone at Colby has been to the Spa at least once, and most students go to get a quesadilla, fries, coffee, or a bagel pretty regularly. Officially called the Joseph Family Spa, this popular campus meeting space has a little-known history. In the past seven decades, the Spa has existed in four different locations and served a […]

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