Articles by: Cleo Aukland

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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Love second season out March 10

Love second season out March 10

Looking for the next binge-able TV show? Love, a ten episode Netflix series starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust which came out February 2016, is about just that. Love. It’s nuanced, coated with layers of internal struggles and relationship pains. The second season comes out on Netflix on Friday, March 10.The show begins with two bad breakups for Mickey (Jacobs) […]

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RISD professor discusses artistic relationship between art and words

RISD professor discusses artistic relationship between art and words

An eclectic collection of artists and writers grouped into a classroom in Diamond on Tuesday Feb. 21 to listen to Jennifer Liese of the Rhode Island School of Design speak about writing and art and how they connect. It was a discussion of how artists express themselves with both visual and textual components. Liese studies artists’ writing “as a kind […]

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Looking for something with more depth than The Bachelor? Here’s a show about The Bachelor

Looking for something with more depth than The Bachelor? Here’s a show about The Bachelor

For those of us putting off work for two hours on Monday night to collectively sit and watch the infamous Bachelor, the question always arises: how much of this stuff is real? And by “real,” the accurate term would be “produced.” The Bachelor and The Bachelorette attract their fans with a cocktail of catfights, revealing clothing, and lots of drama. […]

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The ones that pay more than a Hamilton

The ones that pay more than a Hamilton

The excitement was palpable. People stood in lines waiting to get into the theater, craning their necks, standing against the black silhouettes of the Schuyler sisters. Stressed staff members directed the crowd into the theater in long, twisting lines. The lobby was packed, teeming with audience members buying pre-show cocktails and merchandise and braving the line for the bathroom.  Near […]

In interview, The Rooks prepare to spread NESCAC love this Friday in Lopo

In interview, The Rooks prepare to spread NESCAC love this Friday in Lopo

This Friday night at 9:00 P.M., The Rooks, a New York based “indie-soul and R&B band” will take the stage in The Bobby Silberman Lounge as part of the Friday Night Live concert initiative by SPB. The Echo spoke with vocalist Garth Taylor to discuss the band’s start, mission, and upcoming projects. Responding kindly to technical problems at the beginning […]

Hipnotik  prepares to perform this Thursday

Hipnotik prepares to perform this Thursday

Today and Friday, Hipnotik will put on its first show of the semester in Page Commons. Hipnotik is one of Colby’s two dance teams; they features women of all class years, and incorporates many different kinds of dance including jazz and hip-hop. Their show this year, directed by a guest choreographer, will incorporate belly dancing. The Echo spoke with Hipnotik members Erin Whitney ’17, Emma Keuhn ’17, Eliza Adams ’18, Martha Brainard ’18, Carolyn Harney ’19, Liz Swain ’19, Jen Rosenthal ’20, Joelle Young ’18, and Jacqueline Woo ’20 to discuss their favorite parts of being on the team, and what it means to them. Christina Cobb ’17, consolidated their replies.

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2016 Oak Fellow Albaih’s bold political “khartoons” unveiled in Miller installation

2016 Oak Fellow Albaih’s bold political “khartoons” unveiled in Miller installation

Those who frequent the first and second floors of Miller are used to the decorations that adorn the otherwise strictly academic walls. This year, the 2016 Oak Fellow, Khalid Albaih, has his political cartoons (often dubbed “khartoons” in reference to where he lives, in Khartoum) displayed throughout the library. The installation called “Resistance and Hope” was officially unveiled on November 3.

This place about to blow (and did): Kesha concert rocks Colby Halloween Weekend

This place about to blow (and did): Kesha concert rocks Colby Halloween Weekend

A hoard of glitter and neon-clad fans stretched for hundreds of meters on Saturday night, chatting and following the trail of glitter on the sidewalk. They awaited Kesha, the ever-iridescent pop singer famed for brushing her teeth with a bottle of jack and glorifying grungy party culture. The line (the phrase “mob” might be more accurate here) included Colby students […]