Articles by: Carli Jaff

Fireside Chats Installment IV: Changes and Plans

Beginning on October 30, 2014, the Echo began releasing a monthly installment featuring an interview with President David A. Greene. Each interview covers a particular topic or issue related to the Colby community. Fireside Chats is aimed at keeping the Colby community, both on and off campus, informed about Greene’s ideas for the future of the College, as well as […]

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Story Time: increasing inclusion on campus

Story Time is a program initiated by the Student Government Association (SGA) in 2012 where students are nominated to share a story with their fellow students. The stories may include information about the student’s background, but there is no set format for the story.  During Story Time, a student may speak about an experience, recount a challenge in their lives, […]

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Accept the bumps in your time abroad

Coming back to Colby after a full semester away is one of the weirder things I’ve done in a while. I spent last spring in sunny Sevilla, Spain, teaching English as a second language to elementary school students, taking classes, traveling, and the like. Although I ended up loving my time there and I continually think back on my experience, […]

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Baldwin discusses Gift of Life, recent donor match

Baldwin discusses Gift of Life, recent donor match

While all students at the College must choose to major in a certain field, many find that they can further develop their enthusiasm for their area of study outside of the classroom. Gracie Baldwin ’16 discovered her specific passion last spring while working with the Gift of Life Foundation. “Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation (not-for-profit) is one of two National […]

Yaks create campus uproar

Over the past two weeks, the Colby community became concerned with an event that occurred in the East Quad dormitory. While there is some ambiguity surrounding the details, many members of the community began to hear about a drug deal, HIV-and-gonorrhea-positive condoms found in the bathroom and the hallways and other serious events that caused the police and the Drug […]

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Fireside Chats Installment II: Semester Reflections

Beginning on October 30, 2014, the Echo started releasing a monthly installment featuring an interview with President David A. Greene. Each interview will cover a particular topic or issue related to the Colby community. Fireside Chats is aimed at keeping the Colby community, both on and off campus, informed about President Greene’s ideas for the future of the College, as […]

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Students celebrate birthdays of children in homeless shelters across Maine

Students celebrate birthdays of children in homeless shelters across Maine

On a special day once a year, someone turns older, wiser and takes a step forward in their life. This day is otherwise known as a birthday, a day that one usually associates with celebration, presents and happiness. Although some of us may be lucky to celebrate our birthdays in this traditional fashion, children who are not as fortunate may […]

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1989: Taylor’s big debut in pop music

1989: Taylor’s big debut in pop music

We all know Taylor Swift as an iconic, all-American beauty with the voice to match. Her heartfelt, southern-vibed songs have helped her become a household name and a consistent figure in the top charts. So it makes sense that her most recent release, 1989, was highly anticipated and heavily publicized all over the world. Inspired by the decade of her […]

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Profile on the student directors of the CVC

Many students on the Hill volunteer with or through the Colby Volunteer Center (CVC). Behind the opportunities in place for volunteers are three seniors dedicated to sending volunteers into the Waterville community and creating a positive experience for students. The current directors of the CVC are John Bengtson ’15, Meghan Harwood ’15 and Sonia Vargas ’15, and they work with […]

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Checking in with former Colby Echo Editors-in-Chief

As the Colby community moves toward the end of its first semester, the Echo staff decided to check in with last year’s co Editors-in-Chief Tim Badmington ’14 and Julianna Haubner ’14. As new graduates, both alumni are employed and are enjoying their time in the “real world” thus far. Badmington, a Baltimore, MD native, devoted himself to both the Echo […]

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