Articles by: Drew Ladner

Softball finishes their season with a 2-3 weekend

Softball finishes their season with a 2-3 weekend

Colby Softball wrapped up their season this weekend going 2-3 in a five-game home stretch against Trinity College and Brandeis University. The final games pushed the Mules to an 11-19 overall record, and 4-8 against NESCAC East teams. The Mules entered the series against Trinity as underdogs. The Bantams had only two divisional losses on the season and were sitting […]

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First trans Survivor contestant outed on national television

First trans Survivor contestant outed on national television

On the April 12 episode of Survivor: Game Changers, castaway Zeke Smith was outed as the show’s first transgender contestant by another contestant, Jeff Varner. Varner, himself an openly gay man, assessed that Smith was transgender and revealed the information at an emotional tribal council. He entered the tribal as the target of elimination. According to Varner’s exit press, Smith’s […]

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Men’s lacrosse snaps three-game losing streak with win over Middlebury

Men’s lacrosse snaps three-game losing streak with win over Middlebury

Colby Men’s Lacrosse snagged their third victory this past Saturday with a 13-10 win over Middlebury College. The team entered the game with just one conference win on the season and ranked near the bottom of the NESCAC standings. They had lost three home games in a row, and had to travel to Middlebury to face the 6-7 Panthers, a […]

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The Cheap Seats with Andrew Sterup

The Cheap Seats with Andrew Sterup

In this edition of the Cheap Seats, we sit down with baseball’s Andrew Sterup ’19 to discuss penguins, Taylor Swift song, and the apocalypse. Echo: The apocalypse has begun. What are three items you bring to help you survive it and why? Andrew Sterup: A tent for shelter, a backpack for storage and carrying things, and a machete because machetes […]

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W. lacrosse’s win over Amherst pushes win streak to five games

W. lacrosse’s win over Amherst pushes win streak to five games

After being down 2-0 early in their game against Amherst College on Saturday, Colby Women’s Lacrosse dominated the final 40 minutes to win 8-3, continuing their five-game win streak. Victories against Connecticut College (19-11), Wellesley (19-4), Wesleyan (12-6), and the University of New England (19-4) had made the Mules the 19th ranked NCAA Division III lacrosse team in the nation. […]

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The Cheap Seats with Ella Maddi ’19

The Cheap Seats with Ella Maddi ’19

In this edition of the Cheap Seats, we sit down with rugby’s Ella Maddi ’19 to discuss pregame music, world domination, and long car rides. Echo: What’s your pregame music? Ella Maddi: Galway Girl and various covers of Galway Girl. Echo: What’s your spirit animal? EM: Octopus because they don’t have a brain but they’re still really good problem solvers […]

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Tim Wheaton resigns as Harold Alfond Director of Athletics

Tim Wheaton resigns as Harold Alfond Director of Athletics

In an email sent to the Colby community on March 15 by Provost and Dean of Faculty Lori Kletzer, it was announced that Tim Wheaton will resign as the Harold Alfond Director of Athletics after just two years. According to Kletzer’s email, “family needs” were the reason for Wheaton’s departure. Wheaton has a wife and three children, one of whom […]

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Men’s lacrosse captures and maintains early lead in first win of the season

Men’s lacrosse captures and maintains early lead in first win of the season

After calling a timeout with 2:05 left to play in the game, Coach Guy Van Arsdale looked on from the sidelines as Colby Men’s Lacrosse worked the ball around the field, bleeding the clock until Kevin Seiler ’17 scored an unassisted goal on a wide open net. The goal secured the team’s 8-5 win over Trinity College and gave Van […]

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Women’s basketball outmatched in semifinals loss to Amherst

Women’s basketball outmatched in semifinals loss to Amherst

With three minutes left in the game, Amherst took the ball up the court with a 53-32 lead. The point guard hesitated at the top of the key before making her move toward the basket. Strong defense from Caitlyn Nolan ’17 forced the guard to stop and make a hasty pass to an incoming teammate. The pass was mishandled and […]

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Skiing continues success at University of Vermont Carnival

Skiing continues success at University of Vermont Carnival

It was in the powdery terrain of Stowe Mountain that Mardi Haskell ’17 began her second slalom run of the day. 58.69 seconds later, she crossed the finish line. It was the slower of her two runs, but it was enough to move Haskell into second place, where she finished just 1.32 seconds behind Dartmouth’s Alexa Dlouhy. Haskell’s second place […]

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