Articles by: Elise Ozarowski

English professors share original works

Students, whether creative writers or not, filed into the Robinson Room and filled the small section of Special Collections that houses the Visiting Writers Series throughout the school year. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, the Robinson Room hosted the Edwin Kenney Memorial Reading, honoring the past English professor who died at the age of 50 from cancer. Kenney attended Hamilton College […]

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Drunk sex: always a bad idea?

While reading the Echo’s Valentine’s Day issue, I started thinking more about the college hook-up scene. As someone in a monogamous relationship, I don’t think about the hook-up culture as much as I did before I met Jake. And since communication is paramount in a relationship, I’ve never worried about a questionable encounter between us. To be entirely honest, before […]

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Reconnect’s Disconnect

It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving break is so close, and yet three papers, a-Spanish exam, and a lab away. And that’s on top of the myriad of commitments and meetings that we have everyday. We’re all busy. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve said “I really wish I could hang out with my friends more” […]

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Bursting Colby’s stupid social bubble

Halloween may feel like ages ago, but it was only a couple weekends ago that students dressed up in costumes and headed out for a night of fun. Each student’s evening consisted of different plans—now I’m probably sounding boring, maybe a bit too obvious since you might be thinking, “of course each student has their own plans, we’re all different […]

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Why I am pro-assisted suicide

Brittany Maynard will die at age 29. Although many would call her death “assisted suicide,” she asserts that, “there is not a cell in my body that is suicidal or that wants to die.” Assisted suicide has appeared in public debate many times in the past, and Maynard’s death has brought the issue back to the public eye. Let me […]

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Kentucky poet shares connections with Maine

Kentucky poet shares connections with Maine

Kristina Stahl was a Colby student who, after her time at Colby, died young. Her parents wanted to remember her love for creative writing in some way and founded the Kristina Stahl Writer-in-Residence program. The program brings writers of poetry and prose to Colby where they spend time talking to students over lunches, attending and participating in classes, and giving […]

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In defense of “All About that Bass”

It has recently come to my attention that some people find fault in the message behind Megan Trainor’s well-known (and possibly overplayed) song, “All About that Bass.” For an in-depth critique of the song and music video, head over to jennytrout.com to read one by the eponymous author. In this piece, you’ll find more of a defense of the song. […]

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Wait… Colby has a career center?

As my friends will attest, I have a few loves in life: books, poetry, dance, and makeup. I realize that last one may have thrown you for a loop, but hear me out. I love all things literary. I actually enjoy grammar (I know, weird). A sentence full of assonance makes me more excited than the news that Chance the […]

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