Articles by: Kiernan Somers

Men’s Basketball climbs up in NESCAC standings

At the end of last year, Colby men’s basketball was better known for their bench celebrations than for their play on the court; however, that may not continue to be the case for long, as the Mules have worked their way into contention after years in the league cellar. In his short time at the helm of the men’s basketball […]

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The folly of the Feb Frosh program

Let’s talk about Feb Frosh. Ah yes, those notorious students who arrive in January; however, we call them Feb Frosh because alliteration is paramount. I was one of those souls deemed capable to excel in that unique first-year situation. The First Semester Abroad (FSA) program places upwards of 40 incoming students in one of two language intensive and cultural programs […]

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Cross Country top ten at ECACs

The winding five-mile course through scenic Stanley Park in Westfield, Massachusetts proved to be no challenge for both the men’s and women’s cross country squads as both placed within the top ten at the ECAC Championships last Saturday.  The men, ranked sixth in the nation, captured fourth place in a field of 52 teams and were bumped from the podium […]

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W. Soccer in fight for playoffs

The Colby women’s soccer team enters the last week of their season looking to earn a victory over in-state rival Bates. The young Colby squad has fought its way to a 6-7-1 record, but unfortunately struggled in the NESCAC marking a 2-6-1 record to earn the Mules tenth place in the conference. The Mules must win against Bates in order […]

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Mens’s Soccer draws with Hamilton

Men’s soccer did not disappoint the homecoming fans this weekend, playing out a tough match against the visiting Hamilton Continentals. The tough Hamilton squad has always played well in games against the Mules. In the last four years of this NESCAC rivalry, Colby has not beaten the boys from Clinton, New York, registering a record of two draws and two […]

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Depth in Women’s Crew leads to speed

Colby Women’s Crew entered the season ranked 15th in the country after a strong spring 2014 season. This fall the team returned many of their top rowers including second team All-American Sophie Suechting ’16. The women’s top boat performed well in both of their major competitions this fall, the Textile River Regatta, the Quinsigamond Snake Regatta, and the Head of […]

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W. Cross Country building steam

Colby Women’s Cross Country entered the season ranked seventh in the region, but has been close on the heels of the New England powerhouses vying for a spot in the top five.  Colby has been led on the trails by head coach Deb Aitken who is entering her 30th year on the Hill. Aitken returns a seasoned squad that is […]

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Women’s Soccer tough at home in young season

The Colby Women’s Soccer team will look to return to their winning ways in the 2014 season. Last year, the Mules held opponents to one goal or less in nine of their fifteen games, and having returned much of their defense, the Mules will be a formidable defensive force. “With new blood in the coaching staff from Mark Serjenian and […]

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Civilly engaging Ms. Talbot-Ross

Civility, as defined by my trusty friend Google, is “the formal politeness and courtesy in behavior or speech.”  Now, being civil can be equated with many things, one of those being a participation in civic engagement. In a recent panel that the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement hosted surrounding civility in American Politics, the discussion turned toward […]

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Men’s Soccer Falls in NESCAC Season Opener

The Colby soccer team has high hopes for the upcoming season. The team, however, has been unable to get a foothold in New England Small College Athletic Competition (NESCAC) play. Having missed the playoffs for the second time in a row last fall, the Mules are looking to bounce back from a disappointing 4-10 finish. Taking over a struggling offense […]

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