Articles by: Carli Jaff

Advice and reflections

Advice and reflections

Well, the time has come for me to write my last opinion piece. I struggled thinking about what to write, because this is kind of an overwhelming thing. What wise, kind, poignant words do I want to write for my last opinion piece, and for one of my last ever pieces for the Echo? I thought about expressing my thoughts […]

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Millennial love affair with crosswords

In the age of theSkimm, Buzzfeed, and receiving news through Facebook, it should come as no surprise that print newspapers are slowly becoming ancient history. The rapid increase of digital media has led many to become obsessed with their cell phones, social media, and technology as a whole. This is especially true for the Millennial generation, otherwise known as those […]

by Carli Jaff· · 2 comments · Features

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hiphop operetta, a review

Ask anyone that knows me even a little and they will tell you that I am a musical theater nerd. My sister and I would sing together while doing dishes, figuring out who would sing which part of what harmony and who got to be Glinda and who got to be Elphaba. I can probably blame my dad for this, […]

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We learn from our mistakes and move forward

We learn from our mistakes and move forward

Humor is hard. When done right, it can lift us out of poor spirits, bring us together, and most importantly, make us laugh. When done poorly, however, humor has the ability to hit us where it hurts the most. The latter is something many of us have experienced after last week’s release of the Joke Issue of the Echo. While […]

by Carli Jaff· · 1 comment · Opinion

$250,000 coming to Waterville to combat drug use

On Friday, March 11, the Obama Administration revealed a new initiative that will provide $94 million to 271 substance abuse treatment programs at community health centers in 45 states, four of which are in Maine. The initiative is receiving its funding from grants under the Affordable Care Act. The  announcement came the day after the Senate approved the Comprehensive Addiction […]

by Carli Jaff· · 0 comments · Local
MacLean ’15 making moves on Dancing With the Stars

MacLean ’15 making moves on Dancing With the Stars

While some Colby students don’t go into a field at all related to their major or minor, Julie MacLean ’15 used her degree in theater and dance to spring herself right into the entertainment industry. Almost immediately after graduating from the College, MacLean moved to Los Angeles, California and began her job on the ABC reality show, Dancing with the […]

Powder & Wig takes on mental illness in Next to Normal

Powder & Wig takes on mental illness in Next to Normal

In an era when mental illness and the stigma surrounding it are extremely hot topics, especially on college campuses, it’s only that Powder and Wig brought these themes to the Colby campus. Next to Normal, a rock musical with music by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, is the winner of three 2009 Tony Awards and a […]

Questioning the need to always be busy at Colby

If one were to ask the “typical” Colby student what they’re involved in on campus, they would most likely be bombarded with a list of acronyms, titles, sports teams, positions, and clubs of which they have never previously heard. For example, I personally am the Managing Editor of the Echo, a Director of Broadway Musical Revue (BMR), a Co-Chair of […]

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P&W delights campus with performance of “The Nerd”

Throughout one’s life, one suffers through a variety of hardships and faces many obstacles. However, there is one adversity that a person hopes to never face: the horrible roommate. The Nerd, written by Larry Shue, deals with this problem in a humorously cringeworthy manner that, if you live in a single, will have you thanking the room-draw gods. Powder and […]

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“Grease: Live,” a new kind of theater

We fade in on our main characters, Danny Zuko (Aaron Tveit) and Sandy Young (Julianne Hough) in front of a green screen that’s projecting an ocean. Romantic music swells in the background, and Danny tells Sandy to just think about “what’s happening right now.” The music immediately switches into “Grease is the Word,” and singer Jessie J takes over the […]

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