Articles by: Caitlin Rogers

Faces Around Campus: getting to know Kim Au

Dining Services Supervisor Kim Au, a familiar face in the Spa, came to Colby in 2010 after a long career in the Central Maine restaurant business, though she began her career as a teacher. “I used to teach kindergarten and first grade in Winslow, but in the summertime I had to get a summer job, so I went to work […]

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Champagne on the Steps: making a comeback?

Champagne on the Steps: making a comeback?

Colby seems to have a rocky history with its traditions. Though events like Loudness and the Colby Universe pageant have remained staple events on campus, many past traditions  have been forgotten or forcibly ended. One tradition with  a relatively short but turbulent history is that of Champagne on the Steps. The tradition is fairly self-explanatory: seniors gather on the Miller […]

Lemonade Stand: in-progress musical more than its title

Lemonade Stand: in-progress musical more than its title

Lemonade stands are well-known artifacts of summer–on any given summer day, kids can be seen sitting at fold-out tables with tall pitchers and hand-drawn signs on the sides of neighborhood streets. But what if an enterprising family turned this childhood activity into a viable business? Students Josua Lutian ’18 and Katie Monteleone ’18 explore this possibility and more in their […]

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Colby Peace Pipe: a curious, forgotten tradition

Colby Peace Pipe: a curious, forgotten tradition

Colby has many forgotten traditions that once held a great deal of meaning for students, the records of which can be found in the Echo’s archives. Among these is the tradition of smoking a literal peace pipe. Though an important tradition for many early Colby graduates, the peace pipe was an appropriation of Native American culture that was popular during […]

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The costs and benefits of the distribution requirement system

  Colby is well-known for the unique opportunities it affords its students. For example, JanPlan was created in 1962 as a way for students to engage in studies that were nontraditional, such as classes outside their area of concentration or short internships. Since then, the 4-1-4 plan has inspired many other schools (including Bates, Williams, and the Rhode Island School […]

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Investigating the lives of college early birds

Investigating the lives of college early birds

When people think of college students, “early risers” isn’t usually a phrase that comes to mind. Yet there are many Colby students who prefer to start their days early, such as Lily Herrmann ’19. She says she generally gets up around 7:30 a.m. because of her early classes, but enjoys waking up early even when she doesn’t have those classes […]

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History Spotlight: the forgotten school songs of Colby

History Spotlight: the forgotten school songs of Colby

When asked if she knew about current Colby songs, Maura Campbell ’19 replied, “We have a song?” Her response may be shocking, but she’s not alone. Many students are not aware that the college even has songs except for “Hail, Colby, Hail” (and it is more often referred to simply as  “Oh Canada”). If college songs are an indicator of […]

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