Articles by: Caitlin Rogers

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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Faces Around Campus: Scott A. Cornforth

by Louisa Goldman Although college is commonly characterized by lifelong bonds formed with peers and professors, quite possibly the most consistent relationship a student will have over the course of their four years is that with their dining hall’s cashiers. On Mayflower Hill, a cafeteria cashier’s approving Colby Card swipe is the required price of admittance into Foss, Bob’s, or […]

Faces of Colby: Tony Tuell, dog owner and engineer

Faces of Colby: Tony Tuell, dog owner and engineer

Tony Tuell, Supervisor of Mechanical and Electrical Services is not only an accomplished engineer and outdoorsman, but also the owner of Colby’s famous self-walking dogs. Tuell came to Colby in February 2006 after working in a paper mill, citing the job’s stability and his friendship with a former director of facilities as the main reasons for his interest. “It’s a […]

Professors have different views on Colby bubble

Up on the Hill, it’s said that Colby exists in its own bubble; one that is separate from the rest of the community. Two weeks ago, students gave their input on the concept of the Colby bubble, and how the school and students can become more involved in the surrounding community. In a continuation of this series, professors give their […]

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Rallies, debates and classes: How Colby has been involved in past presidential elections

In the 2012 presidential election, the Colby Democrats and Colby Republicans, both active clubs on campus, actually worked together to help people vote and stay informed. In the presidential election, as well as local ones, both clubs campaigned actively for their candidates of choice and encouraged people on and off the Colby campus to vote. They also collaborated to promote […]

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