Articles by: Caroline Ferguson

Blackbox algorithms: the modern-day Plato’s cave

Blackbox algorithms: the modern-day Plato’s cave

The internet world in which we currently live is perfect. As social media users, we wield an immense amount of power to completely tailor who we are in our ability to pick and choose what we want the world to see of us. Our Facebooks, Twitters, Instagrams, Soundclouds, etc. essentially become highlight reels—presentations of perfected characters and personas we have […]

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City Council goes forward with votes on parking sale for boutique hotel

Last Tuesday, April 4, the Waterville City Council took part in the first of two official votes over the terms and conditions for the controversial proposed leasing of 42 parking spaces to Colby College. Located on Front Street, the parking spaces are to be used for the boutique hotel Colby plans to construct at the south end of Main Street […]

Administrators seek transformations in College’s civic engagement for developing downtown dorm

Administrators seek transformations in College’s civic engagement for developing downtown dorm

As further developments continue to be made in the construction of Colby’s downtown dorm, blueprints and renderings of the residence hall and floor layouts are expected to be released soon. Yet much of the focus for Colby Administration is directed towards aspects for which there can be no blueprints; in determining the specific impact such a move will have on […]

Donald Trump signs removed from Colby public intersections

This past weekend, political signs in support of Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump were removed from public intersections on the outskirts of Colby’s campus. The signs reportedly belonged to local Waterville resident Todd Michaud. Michaud claims to have put them up at the several right-of-ways around campus on Saturday, only to notice their disappearance some time before early Sunday afternoon. […]

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Rail service in the works

The passenger rail service may be returning to Waterville once again, thanks to the recent efforts of City Councilor Sydney Mayhew to emphasize the importance of bringing it back to the small Maine city. This past Tuesday, April 14, Mayhew proposed the idea at Waterville’s council meeting, asking fellow councilors for support. The first steps that need to be taken […]

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Battle of the Badges

This past Thursday, Feb. 5th, the Harold Alfond Youth Center hosted the city’s Seventh annual Battle of the Badges. There on the basketball court, Waterville’s Police Department faced off the Fire Department in a friendly yet heated basketball match. The game works in connection with the South End Teen Center (SETC), a local afterschool program for students in grades 6 […]

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Massive 75-car pileup on I-95 is largest in Maine’s history

Massive 75-car pileup on I-95 is largest in Maine’s history

During the early morning hours of last Wednesday, Feb. 25, busy commuters on I-95 were greeted by a dangerous wintery mix which resulted in what officials believe to be the largest chain-reaction crash in Maine history. Moving at high speeds on slippery roads with little visibility, cars quickly lost traction within the crowded lanes of the morning commute, skidding into […]

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Blazing fire destroys Waterville apartment

On Monday, Feb. 23, a raging fire devastated the five-unit apartment building at 15 Paris Street in Waterville’s South End. Reported at around 10:15 a.m., the fire furiously blazed through the afternoon, completely destroying the building and leaving its twelve tenants (including three children) homeless as well as two cats unaccounted for. The Waterville fire department received onsite backup from […]

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The Teen Parent School Program celebrates its 40 years of service

Located in downtown Waterville, the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers has been serving families in the community since its founding in 1899. Known for its nurturing environment, the Maine Children’s Home offers a variety of services dedicated to the betterment of families and children, one of which being the unique Teen Parent School Program. Working in collaboration with the […]

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Something to be desired, Fifty Shades of Mediocrity

“More…Oh yeah…Fill me up,” I told the concession stand workers as they prepared my large popcorn and medium Diet Coke. What they didn’t know was that I would also soon be feasting upon the two large boxes of candy smuggled within my large winter coat. But it was absolutely necessary. I was about to embark on a cinematic odyssey of […]

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