Articles by: Louisa Goldman

College will pay student employees through the end of the semester, postpones graduation and senior week festivities

College will pay student employees through the end of the semester, postpones graduation and senior week festivities

On April 7, Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae ‘94 sent an email to the Colby community announcing that students with on-campus jobs would be paid for the rest of the semester. This decision comes amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic and the College’s March 12 order that all able students leave Mayflower Hill.  “There were many people involved in thinking […]

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Question 1: a reminder to voters

Question 1: a reminder to voters

On Mar. 3, Maine voters will be faced with a lofty decision: to protect herd immunity, or to allow for the reemergence of infectious diseases. The outcome of Question 1 will determine if the State will move forward with LD 798 and the removal of non-medical vaccine exemptions, an action which could stand to save Maine’s immunocompromised children. The science […]

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The Echo sits down with new student admissions employees

The Echo sits down with new student admissions employees

A defining moments of one’s college search is that of the campus tour. The Echo recently had the opportunity to take a peek behind the curtain of the admissions job process.  Georgia Dettmann `22 and Alec Potts `22 both recently began working for admissions, Dettmann as an Admissions Fellow and Potts as an Admissions Intern. Dettmann was motivated by her […]

Lion’s Den Tavern opens on Main Street

Lion’s Den Tavern opens on Main Street

This article was updated for accuracy on Sept. 28, 2019.  The Lion’s Den Tavern, which began serving customers on Aug. 15 and held its grand opening on Friday, Sept. 27,   offers a bar-like atmosphere with classic American fare and a wide selection of drinks. Located at 74 Main Street in the space where Itali-ah used to operate, the new restaurant […]

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Outside investigation confirms presence of fraternities at Colby

Outside investigation confirms presence of fraternities at Colby

After a months long investigation, Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McCrae emailed the Colby community on Thur., Aug. 15 to discuss the College’s findings regarding underground fraternity activity. In the message, Burrell-McCrae indicated that approximately four secret Greek organizations were identified through the investigation, and 21 students have been sanctioned based on their involvement within these groups.  “Fraternities and sororities […]

Empty store fronts persist at 173 Main Street in Waterville

Empty store fronts persist at 173 Main Street in Waterville

Nestled on the corner of Main Street and Appleton, the former Hains building sits starkly barren in downtown Waterville. Purchased by the college in 2015, the College website boasts that the property “is being renovated as a mixed-use commercial building with office space and ground-floor retail.” Rumors of a Starbucks, Renys, or even a Trader Joe’s moving into that retail […]

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Show me ME: Meridians in Fairfield

Show me ME: Meridians in Fairfield

While some Colby students are content to force-feed themselves watered down Natty Lights, others are more concerned with the taste, quality, and character of the fermented beverages they choose to consume. For the more ‘refined’ students, Meridians: Wine, Beer, Food in nearby Fairfield, offers a wide array of locally sourced beers, wines, and spirits designed to please the palate of […]

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‘Retire and rehire’ is criticized by Maine politicians

Superintendent Eric Haley, who serves the Waterville, Vassalboro, and Winslow school districts, retired last Friday, October 27 and is primed to be rehired later next month on November 27. This move will allow the 63 year old to begin collecting his pension early while still receiving a yearly salary. Many have criticized his decision, even Maine state governor Paul LePage, […]

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Mingle with a mule: Chip Gavin `90

Mingle with a mule: Chip Gavin `90

Since the first issue of the Echo was published in 1877, generations of student writers have used the paper as a medium to relate stories of the Colby community. For former Editor-in-Chief Chip Gavin ’90, four years of work for the Echo impacted his own life story and allowed him to develop lifelong friendships. He even used the journalism skills […]

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Winthrop teen accused of murdering parents may be tried as an adult

During the wee hours of the night of Oct 31, 2016, Winthrop Maine Police received a concerning phone call from a seemingly jovial 17 year old. “My father woke up to her screams. I stabbed the fuck out of him,” the minor chortled to the 911 dispatcher, immediately identifying himself as Andrew C. Balcer. Within minutes, police arrived at the […]

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