Articles by: Colin Alie

A call to action: Colby should put giant dome over campus

A call to action: Colby should put giant dome over campus

Well, it’s official. In a time where all it takes is an uninformed opinion to guide others, the masses have already given in to scare-tactic journalism, effectively undermining the few of us who retain our journalistic integrity. Either way, the loud majority is correct, and it’s definitely time to panic. COVID-19 is here, and there have been no immediate plans […]

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Student-run Colby College circuit court SHALL be added

Student-run Colby College circuit court SHALL be added

In the United States of America, the parties involved in a civil case have the right to appeal a court’s decision to the next higher court, theoretically all the way up to the US Supreme Court, the highest court in the nation. This is true from sea to shining sea – that is, except for our little corner of Waterville, […]

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Academic dishonesty: why shouldn’t we cheat?

Academic dishonesty: why shouldn’t we cheat?

With several weeks of classes now completed and the first batch of midterms on the horizon, the urge to cheat may begin to intensify for some. What many, many, many of us may not know is that there are words for this type of immoral academic action. They come in two forms: Academic Negligence for less extreme cases, and Academic […]

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Colby students struggle to find parking in winter weather, raising concerns over the lack of availability of spaces

Colby students struggle to find parking in winter weather, raising concerns over the lack of availability of spaces

In the beginning, this glorious nation’s tenets included something along the lines of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Washington, Hamilton, Franklin, and the rest of our founding fathers pushed the values that they believed would shape a glorious democratic republic – one in which all are created equal. In turn, David Greene, Colby College’s benevolent dictator and long-time […]

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Taking a stand: Jan Plan scheduling needs change

Taking a stand: Jan Plan scheduling needs change

With the fall semester wrapping up in just a few weeks, attention is beginning to shift to the upcoming JanPlan. JanPlan, which was originally introduced at Colby in 1962 and was the first of its kind, has since spread to other colleges and universities throughout the nation.  There’s no doubting the steadfast popularity of JanPlan—although only three years of JanPlan […]

Room checks: An invasion of privacy

Room checks: An invasion of privacy

The year is 2019. What few rights to privacy that were once enjoyed are now, tragically, no more.  Corporations worldwide have been gradually expanding upon their accumulation and manipulation of user analytics. There is now an unspoken tradeoff that comes along with using their services: users consent to allow their own information to be included in already-massive compilations of data. […]

Ban on themed parties: Helpful or hypocritical?

Ban on themed parties: Helpful or hypocritical?

Colby has always had a strong drinking culture.  There’s no denying it—not with the omnipresence of beer cans strewn around after a weekend’s worth of parties and the operation of an on-campus pub at the heart of the Spa.  Recently, however, the College administration has installed a ban on themed parties across campus and downtown. Colby should reevaluate its stance […]

Campus dining: Does it need to be changed?

Campus dining: Does it need to be changed?

Colby’s on-site dining service provider Bon Appétit has a history of being very accommodating and open to changes. Bon Appétit maintains an open forum of reviews, suggestions, compliments and complaints, each posted on bulletin boards in every dining halls on campus.  These have been very positive overall, and what few criticisms were submitted have mostly been addressed. In 2017, Roberts […]