Articles by: Drew Ladner

Tonic Engine: First-year students start new band

On one of the final frigid evenings of JanPlan, Tom Crisp ’19 decided to wander over to Dana.  There, he met a student he had seen around campus a few times.  He and the girl chatted for a bit about music, specifically about Crisp’s favorite band Neutral Milk Hotel. “After we talked for about five minutes or so she said […]

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First-year students struggle with a major decision

First-year students face decision to declare major and professional path.

Students share their reasons for living off-campus

Students share their reasons for living off-campus

The housing process is known to be one of the more stressful times for students at Colby College. Despite guaranteed housing by the College, students are still left scrambling, conspiring with friends, and searching to find backup plans to their backup plans. While most students are stressing over room draw, a few select students decide to skip all the drama […]

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ASB’s Faith in Action tackles food insecurity in Baltimore

ASB’s Faith in Action tackles food insecurity in Baltimore

Colby’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a program that allows Colby students the opportunity to take a spring break trip, volunteer their time, and explore issues of social relevance. This year, the ASB Program’s Faith in Action trip was to Baltimore, Maryland and Washington D.C.. Dean of Religious Studies Kurt Nelson selected Baltimore as the central location due to the […]

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New Fly Fishing Club sets sights on Maine nature

New Fly Fishing Club sets sights on Maine nature

The Fly Fishing Club, organized by Gracie Baldwin ’16, is a new club dedicated to providing Colby students with opportunities to go fly fishing, a method of fishing in which the fly acts as a substitute for bait.  Without bait, a person must rely a lot more on their skill in order to bring in the fish,  “People call it […]

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History Spotlight: The Joseph Family Spa

On any given day, one can walk through Pulver Pavilion and see groups of students gathered around the small round tables in front of the Joseph Family Spa.  The Spa is a campus staple for many students here at Colby.  Whether it be to socialize, do work, or grab a bite to eat, Colby students always seem to congregate at […]

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Campus Profile: A chat with Roxanne the card swiper

Campus Profile: A chat with Roxanne the card swiper

To many Colby students, they are known as “Swipe Ladies.” At every meal, students interact with them as they must swipe the card of each student looking gain entrance into the dining hall. For many of the students, the interactions are brief, often a polite exchange of  “thank you” or  “have a nice day.” Others may talk with these workers […]

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Sexfest and Chill: Latest Sexpo event hugely successful

Sexfest and Chill: Latest Sexpo event hugely successful

We wanted this event to provide our community with information about participating in a wide range of sexual activity safely, consensually, and pleasurably, in addition to creating space for community conversation on sex positivity and combating sex-negative behaviors.

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Colby students research elite education around the globe

Colby students research elite education around the globe

Howard wanted Colby students in his Elite Schooling in a Global Context course to help with this research, not only because he wanted his class to learn about privilege in a global context, but also because adolescents participating in the research would be more willing to open up and share their thoughts with people close to their age.

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Field Hockey unable to earn a playoff berth against Bates

Drew Ladner covers the final game of the field hockey season. The Mules missed the playoffs after a brutal 1-0 loss against Bates. They only graduate four seniors, however, and return one captain and plenty of starters for next season.

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