Articles by: Filip Montgomery

Explaining why #BlackLivesMatter

Although I am sure whoever created the hashtag #AllLivesMatter had very good intentions behind it, it quickly became a negative force that undermined the message of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement. While it should be a certainty that all lives matter equally, and many of us have been told “all lives are equally valuable” while growing up, this is not reflected in […]

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Nellie LaValle ’18 shrugs off Colby’s Patagonia uniform

It’s hard to not stop and stare in awe when you see Nellie LaValle ’18 confidently strut around campus with her BoHo-Chic outfits. LaValle is not afraid to stand out, which is reflected in many of her signature pieces, such as her Dr. Martens Boots or her many pairs of high-waisted jeans. LaValle describes her own style as a mix […]

UBDS hosts forum to discuss Sodexo worker wages

UBDS hosts forum to discuss Sodexo worker wages

On the evening of April 8, 2015, United for Better Dining Services (UBDS) hosted another open forum in which they invited Staff, students and Sodexo workers to discuss the socio-economic and ethical implications of raising the minimum wages for Sodexo workers on campus. Numerous students, faculty, staff and administrators, including President Greene and Vice President of Administration Douglas Terp, joined […]

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Au: Artist in Disguise

“I have the ability that if I see something, even something as small as a post stamp, I can copy it,” Dining Services Supervisor Kim “Mama” Au said of her artistic talents. “It’s nothing I pursued, I always viewed it as a hobby” she explains.  Although you may not be aware of it, you probably see Au’s artwork on a […]

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Specialist discusses residence hall vandalism

Specialist discusses residence hall vandalism

Earlier this year, The Echo reported that $100,000 of damage due to dormitory vandalism in the residence halls has accumulated over the last four years.  The costs include everything from broken furniture, windows, and walls, to excessive trash dumping, vomit in the bathrooms and torn down exit signs. There has been a lot of discussion about the issue among officials […]

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Counseling staff discusses dating and loneliness at Colby

“I need a date”, reads one ‘yak.’ “Just looking for Colbae” reads another. You can find similar posts all over the College’s Yik Yak page—with students complaining about loneliness and wanting a relationship. One thing you do not find in abundance on this campus, however, are couples. There seems to be a lot of debate regarding the hook-up culture at […]

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Colby to reconsider dining contract with Sodexo

The College’s contract with Sodexo is set to expire at the end of 2016, but as of now, it is not yet clear what the future holds for the College’s dining services. Negotiations will take place sometime in August 2016 and a myriad of factors will determine whether Sodexo stays or goes­–including student satisfaction. According to Vice President for Administration […]

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Sodexo’s use of local Maine products in campus dining halls

On Sept. 22, Wesleyan University President Michael Roth and Chair of the Board of Trustees Joshua Boger sent an email announcement to the University stating that Wesleyan’s remaining residential fraternities will be required to co-educate within the next three years. The term “co-educate” stipulates that women are to not only become integrated into residential fraternity houses, but also that they […]

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Maine changes liquor contract

Maine is one of 18 states that controls the sale of alcohol and monitors the prices on a monthly basis. According to Bangor Daily News, the state of Maine is losing up to $30 million per year in alcohol sales to New Hampshire due to New Hampshire’s liquor tax. New Hampshire undercut several of Maine’s prices by as much as […]

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