Articles by: Cleo Aukland

Senior art show participants speak about projects

Senior art show participants speak about projects

Today at 4:30 p.m., senior art majors will unveil their year-long projects in a professional display at the Colby College Museum of Art. The mediums range from photography to video to painting, all holding special significance to the artists. This event is a triumphant cumulation of the painstaking work and love that went into each and every one of these […]

The Barking Dog

The Barking Dog

Detective Inspector Kalt was not typically in his office on Friday evenings. He preferred to be home with his wife, having a nightcap and reading the paper. On this particular Friday evening, when light from the streetlamps shone on the grubby rug in horizontal lines, Detective Kalt rubbed his temples with tired hands. What a week. He found himself saying […]

2017 Roberts Road lineup revealed in video

2017 Roberts Road lineup revealed in video

Last week, the Student Programming Board, SPB, released the long-awaited lineup for the annual Roberts Road spring festival in a video made by Palmer Taylor ’17, Riley Meidell ’18 and David Martin ’19. The artists performing next week at the festival are D.R.A.M. feat. Daff, with special guests Kap Slap and Jimi Tents. The video featured an old-school boombox and […]

Spring Awakening covers heavy themes with grace

Spring Awakening covers heavy themes with grace

In a surprisingly intimate production for its Page Commons location, this past weekend Powder and Wig’s Spring Awakening impressed audiences and tackled difficult issues with grace. Spring Awakening, a 2006 musical adaptation of the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind, explores the confusing emotions of teenage sexuality, including puberty, and the lack of sex education in the setting of late 19th […]

Archer Dreamland review

Archer Dreamland review

Adam Reed’s Archer season seven ended with a gut punch. So much so that the show itself wasn’t guaranteed to continue. But, in the tradition of long-running adult cartoons, it’s back. Following the continued trope of detective-noir, this season is set in the 1940s in both fictitious and literal Dreamland—in Sterling Archer’s head—rather than the ambiguous vintage-modern mix of previous […]

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Spring Awakening director speaks about upcoming performance

Spring Awakening director speaks about upcoming performance

This coming weekend, Powder and Wig will put on the critically-acclaimed Spring Awakening in Page Commons. Echo spoke with director Katie Monteleone ’18 to discuss her views on the upcoming production. Echo: How did you decide to put on Spring Awakening? Katie Monteleone: I wanted to direct Spring Awakening because it has been one of my favorite musicals for a […]

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Review: Beauty and the Beast

Review: Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s highly anticipated live-action Beauty and the Beast reboot was as glamorous and magical as promised. Starring a freckled Emma Watson as Belle and heavily bearded Dan Stevens as The Beast, the film paid homage to the classic animated film by recreating almost exact scenes and outfits. However, the revamped version featured a star-studded cast including Emma Thompson, Sir Ian […]

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Buffy: female empowerment never gets old

Buffy: female empowerment never gets old

Buffy the Vampire Slayer sounds a bit ridiculous, if we’re being honest. It comes across as  campy, childish, and the makeup consists, in the beginning seasons, of masks and yellow contacts. Even the name “Buffy” is fictional and entirely 90s. But it’s also one of the greatest television shows of all time. It features, as promised by the title, Buffy […]

The theory of the drunken poet

The theory of the drunken poet

It never ceases to amaze me when I find cross-discipline parallels in my classes. That’s obviously the point of a liberal arts education, to span subjects, broaden minds, and urge students to find links where there previously were none. French works of art appear in art history and the restructuring of Paris emerges in art history. Something that linked three […]

S.H.O.U.T. speaker Janet Mock speaks to trans-activism

S.H.O.U.T. speaker Janet Mock speaks to trans-activism

There was excited chatter in the Chapel as students, professors, and guests alike sat in anticipation for S.H.O.U.T. keynote speaker Janet Mock. The trans activist known for her book Redefining Realness spoke last Wednesday to kick off S.H.O.U.T. week. Mock, looking sleek and put together, took the stage to tumultuous applause. She jumped right in, discussing her poor background in […]

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