Articles by: Ethan Schuler

The best restaurants, breweries, trails, and sightseeing destinations in Portland, ME

The best restaurants, breweries, trails, and sightseeing destinations in Portland, ME

Portland is one of the top places that comes up when people talk about cities anywhere near Colby. Its hour-long drive from Colby makes it a tough place to go for a quick meal or visit, and a lot of times it is simply a place to pass by on the way to Boston or a place to drive to […]

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Dedicated seniors organize fundraiser for cancer research

Dedicated seniors organize fundraiser for cancer research

Two seniors at Colby have found a unique way to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Students Syd Abrams ’17 and Grace Dunn ’17 have organized a kickball game on Saturday, April 22 at the College. The event, called Kick(ball) Cancer, is in lieu of the Relay for Life cancer event normally held at Colby annually. Donations will benefit […]

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Belgrade Lakes are a popular tourist destination near Colby

Belgrade Lakes are a popular tourist destination near Colby

It’s no secret that many at Colby do not love the Central Maine region or at least show little interest in exploring it. People talk about the “Colby bubble” all the time. However, Colby is very close to a region that has long been a popular tourist destination in New England: the Belgrade Lakes. The Belgrade Lakes region includes seven […]

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Colby has seen worse than Winter Storm Stella

Colby has seen worse than Winter Storm Stella

This week, Colby faced Winter Storm Stella, the College’s second brutal snowstorm of the season. The first, a month ago, left the Waterville area with an extra two feet of snow, and allowed for a snow day here at Colby. Newcomers to Maine might think this is a lot, but it is just one of the many intense winters that […]

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Local exploration: Oakland’s Early Bird Restaurant

Local exploration: Oakland’s Early Bird Restaurant

When I first came to Colby, I knew little about Central Maine. I had no idea what to expect in the way of local restaurants and did not even know how much I would leave campus. I did know that no matter what I needed to find a local diner with good breakfast food. Luckily, my second week on campus […]

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Merrill Auditorium, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Portland, Main (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Republican Party has become divided in an unprecedented way

In almost every way, the rise of Donald Trump has been appalling to me. I disagree with him on nearly everything and am not voting for him. However, there is one aspect of his rise that I like— he has managed to rip apart one of the two major parties that hold too much power in American politics. As someone […]

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Burrell-McRae ’94 sets goals as Dean of the College

Burrell-McRae ’94 sets goals as Dean of the College

This year, Colby is welcoming Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94 as its first Dean of the College. Burrell-McRae is prioritizing inclusion on campus and enriching campus discussions, using knowledge gained from her professional experience and time as a Colby student to lead the charge. Last week, The Echo sat down with Dean Burrell-McRae to discuss her experiences, goals, and her thoughts on […]

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Diversity and inclusion task force findings released

Last semester, a task force of students, faculty, and staff worked to study the state of “diversity, inclusion, and equity” at Colby. The Task Force aimed to evaluate Colby’s diversity policies and culture, identify problems, and begin looking at possible solutions. Recently, the Task Force released a 53-page comprehensive report that found a variety of issues throughout the Colby campus. […]

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Johnson Pond: A pond full of memories and poor maintenance

Johnson Pond: A pond full of memories and poor maintenance

Everyone at Colby knows Johnson Pond. As Colby students, it brings us beautiful views of sunsets, a lovely outdoor space in the summer and a place for ice skating in the winter. Throughout the College’s history, it has inspired countless Instagram photos and created memories that have lasted a lifetime. But in recent decades, the pond has been subject to […]

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Humor can address issues, aid conversations

When something like the recent joke edition of the Echo causes controversy and negative feelings, it is natural to feel that the easy solution would be to never print such an edition again. If there was no joke edition, there would be no controversy. I am not endorsing this year’s joke edition or any articles within it, but I feel […]

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