Articles by: Charlee Manigat

To the class of 2021

(Inspired by the many, many lectures from my Dad, Fred J. Manigat.) College is undeniably one of the most drastic culture and overall lifestyle changes a young person will have to endure. As a senior in high school with college only a few months away, you’re so excited to finally be free and independent and move on to the next […]

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The case for a longer spring break

The case for a longer spring break

Spring break tends to be everyone’s favorite time away from overwhelming school responsibilities. After all, it is the last one we get before everyone’s real favorite break: summer. Colby’s spring break is only a week, similar to that of other schools’. However, some schools have two weeks off. Considering how hard Colby students work in addition to our infamously short […]

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The rebirth of the protest

It seems like every few weeks, the media covers yet another grand and powerful protest over an issue that, in 2017, should no longer be contested. The increasing protests indicate that there are more and more people willing to make their voices heard. This gradual escalation could also correspond with the increase in controversial issues raised by political figures and […]

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Merrill Auditorium, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Portland, Main (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Why Trump is ‘not my president’

Yes, it’s true: the most recent presidential election has caused quite a bit of drama and turmoil. Donald Trump is our new president and I have witnessed a myriad of reactions and responses towards his victory. Personally, being a woman of color, I was devastated by the election. I’m inherently an optimist, so I had a lot of hope and […]

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Competition brings growth

Competition brings growth

Humans are inherently competitive. Regardless of its significance,  in anything we do we never want to be seen as inferior anyone else. We may rarely notice it, but our tacit competitive nature is always there. The effects of competitiveness are seen in everyday situations, but especially so in the academic and professional world. If not used in an overly-aggressive manner, […]

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Midterms leave students mid squirm

Midterms leave students mid squirm

Ah, midterms: the bane of every college student’s existence. The college life is all fun and games until midterm season comes around. We all know what midterm season means: all-nighters in Miller, many, many visits to professors during office hours, the unnatural amounts of caffeine and Red Bull, trademarks of the infamously hardest time of the semester. We hate it, […]

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