Articles by: Caitlin Rogers

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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Not quite riots: hallway mazes, school myths, and a short history of student protests at Colby

If you know one Hillside hallway, you do not necessarily know them all. Anyone who has ever attempted to navigate the narrow hallways in Hillside can relate—the dorm appears to have been built to function as a human- sized maze. Rumors have circulated about the point of the twisting, irregular layout of the Hillside dormitories. One rumor suggests that they […]

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Colby kept young pilots in school during World War II

Colby kept young pilots in school during World War II

As one of the oldest liberal arts college in the nation, Colby has been present through many significant events in United States history. Just as they greatly impacted the country as a whole, large-scale wars also found their ways to Colby’s relatively isolated campus. Though the College has stood through many different wars, the first of which was the Civil […]

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Faces Around Campus: getting to know Barbara Kowalik

Barbara Kowalik has been a cashier at the Dana dining hall for 14 years. Before working at Colby, she worked as a stitcher and final inspector at the Hathaway factory, which manufactured shirts. One of her friends at the time was moving away to Pennsylvania and suggested that Kowalik apply to her old position at Colby. Kowalik initially worked at […]

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Language assistants talk about their experiences at Colby

Language assistants talk about their experiences at Colby

Each year, Colby hires people from around the globe to be language assistants—native speakers who teach conversation classes, run language tables, and serve as a general resource for students. Though they are on campus in an academic role, language assistants are also very present in Colby life. Language assistants take classes, live in dorms, and join clubs, just as a […]

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