Articles by: Claire Borecki

Colby’s master plan: investigating the campus’ long term design

Colby’s master plan: investigating the campus’ long term design

Colby is in the news. Big news, too; the renaming of President Greene’s house to honor a former slave and custodian at Colby named Samuel Osborne recently made the front page of the Boston Globe. The Dare Northward campaign’s goal of $750 million is one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by any liberal arts college, and has been widely […]

The Echo files: discovering the real places faculty and staff eat lunch

The Echo files: discovering the real places faculty and staff eat lunch

One actvity that captivates college students and faculty alike is eating. Students are picnicking on Johnson Pond when the sun is out, or guiltily opening a granola bar on the third floor of Miller at some ungodly time of night. At 12P.M. in Dana (on the dot), the line seems to stretch almost out the door. The same can be […]

Municipal election results: incumbents prevail

Municipal election results: incumbents prevail

Republican Mayor Nick Isgro was re-elected to another three-year term Tuesday Nov. 7, defeating challengers Erik Thomas, a Democrat and former city councilor, and newcomer John Levesque, an independent candidate. Isgro received 1,737 votes to Thomas’ 1,496 and Levesque’s 258. Elections were also held for several Board of Education positions and three City Councilors. In a statement to the Morning […]

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Date nights downtown or blank stares in Bobs: it’s cuffing season

Date nights downtown or blank stares in Bobs: it’s cuffing season

Due to the sensitive nature of the article, surnames have not been disclosed and first names have been changed. Use the term “cuffing season” around Colby students, and you’ll immediately hear some strong opinions. On the one hand, there are students like sophomore Aidan, a philosophy major and firm cuffing-season denier who immediately responded that “It doesn’t exist,” when asked […]

Pot use on campus: the main reason why Colby loves `dillas

Pot use on campus: the main reason why Colby loves `dillas

Due to the sensitivity of this topic, names have been changed to protect the identities of contributors. To comply with federal policies, Colby College does not allow  marijuana use on campus. In a world where attitudes toward the drug are swiftly changing, students have a different mindset. On most Saturday nights, the Spa is a hub for Colby students of […]

Halloween with the folks: awkward or awesome?

As an October chill creeps over campus, Colby students are beginning to prep for winter. With Patagonia fleeces out and the first round of midterms coming to a close, the first cold-weather holiday approaches: Halloween. Colby students have been known to celebrate Halloween with an assortment of creative shenanigans. In 2016, at the height of the attacking-clown crisis, an unknown […]

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Governor LePage threatens Maine Sheriffs who do not comply with ICE demands

On Sept. 26, Republican Governor Paul LePage sent a letter to all 16 county sheriffs demanding that they cooperate with detainer requests from federal immigration authorities or face removal from office. The letter states that if an undocumented immigrant is released from a county jail after a request from immigration and customs enforcement to hold them past a scheduled release […]

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The Legend of the Blue Light: Sunday Mornings and Hookup Culture on a Small Campus

The Legend of the Blue Light: Sunday Mornings and Hookup Culture on a Small Campus

Names have been changed to protect the identities of sources, due to the sensitive nature of this topic. Fresh out of the orientation class AlcoholEdu, Allison spent an early night at Colby smoking marijuana in a third-floor dorm in Hillside. With no upperclassmen, no course schedules, no friends and high expectations, the first years interrogated one another and bragged as […]

Students organize Maine March for Racial Justice

Students organize Maine March for Racial Justice

  Colby students are engaged and active in social justice issues, but often just on campus. Three members of the class of 2018, Marcques Houston, Angie Peterson, and Adrienne Carmack, are changing that. They are the organizers for Maine’s March for Racial Justice, which will take place on Oc. 1 in Waterville, starting at Colby’s own Pugh Center and ending […]

Colby staff move to new downtown offices

Colby staff move to new downtown offices

As of August 17, some Colby staff have moved downtown into the Hains building, marking the first official transition of College staff off-campus.

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