Articles by: David DiNicola

Students honored in seventh annual awards ceremony

Members of the Colby community congregated in Lorimer Chapel on Monday, May 5, for the seventh annual Colby Awards Program, honoring students, faculty and staff across disciplines for their academic achievement and service to the College. In 2009, academic departments, athletics, student organizations and Student Affairs came together to hold, as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Barbara E. Moore […]

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Waterville’s South End gets a makeover

Located along the Messalonskee Stream, Waterville’s South End boasts a vibrant past, and members of the South End Neighborhood Association (SENA) are working towards a bright future. For the past 13 years, a number of Waterville citizens have worked tirelessly to revitalize the neighborhood, which plays an integral role in the city’s history. In the years following 1873, marked by […]

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Hardy Girls Healthy Women hosts annual Girls Rock! Weekend

This past weekend, Hardy Girls Healthy Women (HGHW) held its annual Girl Rock! Weekend. Since 1998, the organization has offered these meetings as a way to highlight girls’ strengths, knowledge and their ability to work in coalition. Between Friday and Saturday, over 350 girls from across the state of Maine gathered at a number of sites—including Mayflower Hill—to take part […]

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New bill proposed to stimulate Maine film industry

On Monday, Representative John Joseph Picchiotti (R-Fairfield) presented a bill (LD 1004) to the state Legislation’s Tax Committee designed to bolster the film industry in Maine. With the support of some local filmmakers and the Maine Film Office, Picchiotti discussed potential amendments to state tax incentives that financially prohibit many large-scale productions from shooting in the State of Maine. Currently, […]

Tax credit proposed to stimulate Maine film industry

On Monday, Representative John Joseph Picchiotti (R-Fairfield) presented a bill (LD 1004) to the state Legislation’s Tax Committee designed to bolster the film industry in Maine. With the support of some local filmmakers and the Maine Film Office, Picchiotti discussed potential amendments to state tax incentives that financially prohibit many large-scale productions from shooting in the State of Maine. Currently, […]

Greene convenes committee to discuss local revitalization initiative

In the past, Waterville has been a thriving society in its own right, largely supported by the paper and clothing industries ubiquitous to Central Maine. “When I was a little kid, Scott Paper was churning away over in Winslow and we had the Hathaway mill producing shirts,” Mayor of Waterville Nick Isgro recalled, “People had money in their pockets….We had […]

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College celebrates “Giving Day”

The College has seen a recent push to bolster its network with “Paving the Road” events and regular involvement from parents and alumni, including the College’s active Alumni Council. “One of the missions of the alumni counsel is to create ways in which alumni can engage with the College,” Vice Chair of the College’s Alumni Council David Epstein ’86 said. […]

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Interstellar explores human condition in deep space

By David DiNicola and Clint Ross “Do not go gentle into that good night.” Dylan Thomas’s poem of the same name is repeated a number of times in Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Interstellar—and rightfully so. The movie is a spectacle to say the least. With an incredible cast and an intricate and dynamic storyline backed by groundbreaking special effects, Interstellar […]

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Balloon forum “pops” the student-trustee partition

This past April, student protesters gathered a variety of questions that they wanted to ask the College administration and wrote them on big balloons. The protest aimed to point out the lack of transparency between students, administrators, and the Board of Trustees. On Friday, Oct. 24, trustees Ann Marie Connolly and Vice Chair Richard Uchida ’79 answered the balloon questions […]

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Visiting photographer puts lens on Chicano movement

Visiting photographer puts lens on Chicano movement

At age ten, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer José Galvez entered the offices of the Arizona Daily Star carrying a shoeshine box. “Times were so different. You could have a kid wandering in off the street,” Galvez said, referencing himself. From this point on, Galvez immersed himself in the world of journalism, entranced during this first visit to an editorial space. “I […]

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