Articles by: Louisa Goldman

Mother and grandfather seek justice for Ayla Reynolds’ death

Mother and grandfather seek justice for Ayla Reynolds’ death

Trista Reynolds’ voice is determined and energetic, peppered with rare moments of raspiness. Upon returning home from her day job in Portland to take care of her two young boys and to answer questions about her missing daughter, she should sound more tired. ‘Tired’, of course, would indicate an impending light at the end of a tunnel, a nearing time […]

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Tonsil hockey season ends early as flu season arrives

Although an unseasonable warmth has caused summer to seemingly persist through the beginning of October, officials from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention have announced that flu season has come early to the state. Its official start date is Oct. 1 for the rest of the nation, however, cases began to spring up across Maine much earlier. In […]

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Mother of missing Waterville toddler receives death certificate

Mother of missing Waterville toddler receives death certificate

Dressed in a green polka dot nightgown, 20 month old Ayla Reynolds snuggled drowsily into bed at her paternal grandmother’s Waterville home on a cold December night. Her adventurous nature had caused a fall while with her father three weeks’ prior, resulting in the soft splint she wore on her left arm. Knowing of her niece’s rambunctious personality, aunt Elisha DiPietro cracked the door open to make sure Ayla had indeed gone to sleep nearly two hours after her 8:00 p.m. bed time. The toddler’s favorite doll peeped out under the covers; except for her breathing, everything was still. According to Ayla’s father, who was staying with his daughter in his mother’s Waterville home that night, this was all that happened in the late hours of December 16th, 2011. But that doesn’t explain why nearly a cup full of the young girl’s blood was recovered on his bedroom floor.

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Itali-ah plans to deliver authentic Italian cuisine

Itali-ah plans to deliver authentic Italian cuisine

Just as eager freshmen trade out their high school uniforms and Lily Pulitzer for Birkenstocks and flannels, owners of downtown Waterville’s Itali-ah Market and Restaurant have similarly decided to “reinvent” their shop for the upcoming year. Itali-ah caters to all diners, whether they want to have nice sit down meal, need Italian cooking supplies, or simply desire a quick coffee and gelato.

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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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