Articles by: Louisa Goldman

Amici’s brings Italian cuisine to downtown Waterville

Amici’s brings Italian cuisine to downtown Waterville

Although Colby is pretty classy, it isn’t necessarily the place to find tuxedo-clad gentlemen or mahogany-scented dorm rooms. Instead, the wide sweeping practice of tucking one’s sweatpants into one’s socks has become the leading trend of the 2016-2017 winter season, and “eau de Febreeze” is quite possibly the most common perfume and cologne used by students. However, there are a […]

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Alternative Spring Break: Volunteering on Vacation

For many collegiates, spring break stands as the optimal one-week rest period during an intensifying second semester where laziness and procrastination are not only allowed, but encouraged. A number of Colby students, however, opted out of the traditional vacation mindset, instead choosing to spend their time giving back to the community as a part of Colby’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB). […]

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Cancun Mexican Restaurant: South of the (Canadian) border

Cancun Mexican Restaurant: South of the (Canadian) border

Despite the plethora of food selections that Colby provides students, every once in awhile I find myself craving something that I simply cannot find on campus: a single pot sticker, French onion soup in a sourdough bread bowl from Panera, literally anything off the Noodles and Company menu. Recently, I have desired nothing but guacamole-drenched Mexican food, and decided to […]

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Faces of Colby: Getting to know Helen Balgooyen

Faces of Colby: Getting to know Helen Balgooyen

The Garrison-Foster Health Center is quite possibly one of the busiest spots on Colby’s campus, especially during cold and flu season. From strep tests to Z-pack prescriptions, the health center is not only a source of general medical care, but is home to the exceptionally compassionate and intelligent team of Colby nurses and doctors. One of the health center’s longest […]

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Maddi Bistrong ’17 starts new macaron business

Maddi Bistrong ’17 starts new macaron business

In the eyes of a stressed out, extracurricularly-involved, socially-active college student, the task of creating and running a successful business may seem daunting, if not impossible. Maddi Bistrong ’17, a government major at Colby, silences this assumption. Having started her own cookie business, which she cleverly named Maddi’s Macarons, over Jan Plan, Bistrong argues that Colby equips all its students […]

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Faces of Colby: Getting to know E.T.

Faces of Colby: Getting to know E.T.

College students are not exactly the cleanest members of the human species. Although many are well-organized and neat, it seems that without the help of on-campus custodians, Colby would instantly become coated in the muck and snow tracked in by exhausted students forced to trek through snow. Elissa Nelson, or “E.T.” as she is lovingly referred to by her friends and […]

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How did world-famous act Kesha end up at Colby?

Kesha’s performance at the Fall Concert three weekends ago received mixed reviews, but beyond individual feelings on if the concert lived up to expectations, it still begs the seemingly glaring question: How in the world did Colby College book Kesha for Halloween weekend? The Student Planning Board (SPB) explained the process that made it all happen. “We are allocated a […]

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Bobs, Dana, or Foss: students discuss their dining hall of choice

Bobs, Dana, or Foss: students discuss their dining hall of choice

Of all the qualities Colby students share (i.e., a strong desire to learn, a dedication to the community, a genuine hatred for that college in Brunswick, etc.) quite possibly the most universal is also the most innate and animalistic: hunger. Whether a student is on a strict post-freshman 15 diet, or lives every moment planning the next meal, every human […]

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Getting to Know Colby Pottery

Getting to Know Colby Pottery

Without the pressure of spending Mother’s Day at home, it’s pretty easy for college students to avoid the idea of coil mugs altogether. Many, however, have opted to begin or continue their love of ceramics by joining the Colby Pottery Club. “I became interested in ceramics in my freshmen year. I had never done pottery before, and my friend took […]

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Students find unique study spaces around campus

Students find unique study spaces around campus

For some, an overwhelming scent of Febreeze-coated B.O. and a constant blare of “Closer” absolutely screams study time. Most, however, are less fond of the dorm room as a homework space and prefer to study elsewhere. The classic hotspots— the Pugh Center, the Spa, and Miller are common choices among Colby students, whether it be a matter of convenience, a […]

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