Articles by: Lydia Fanning

Class rank and GPA concerns

Part 2: The second in a series about grades at Colby In last week’s article, I discussed the quantification of educational success in the form of grades and test scores at my high school and now at Colby. As a student, I have found it hard to reconcile this system with my own motivation and personal opinion about my achievement. […]

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The Thursday night dilemma

Part 1: The first in a series about grades at Colby It’s a Thursday night after a long day of classes and a three-hour track workout; I’m sitting in Dana, scarfing down a bowl of pasta when my phone buzzes, reminding me about an extra credit talk in five minutes for my history class. To go or not to go? […]

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Continuing currents: the rise and fall of Waterville

Continuing currents: the rise and fall of Waterville

Unlike schools in metropolitan areas, it is safe to say that few people choose Colby because of what its city has to offer. Waterville, Maine is a small city that owes a lot of its initial growth to its location on the Kennebec River, which was a main route for ships going between Quebec and southern Maine. Once a center […]

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Throw some glitter, make it rain (for Kesha)

Throw some glitter, make it rain (for Kesha)

This Halloweekend, we will all be donning our neon and glitter for the fall concert, where Kesha will be paying us a visit. In preparation, We’ve been listening to classics like “Die Young” and “We R Who We R,” which brings us back to middle school dance days. Unfortunately, the “Tik Tok” singer has fallen off the radar over the […]

Poverty and the Minimum Wage

Poverty and the Minimum Wage

Question 4 on the November ballot in Maine will ask whether Maine should raise its minimum wage. The proposal is to increase minimum wage from $7.50 to $9 in 2017 and then by $1 each year until 2020, when it will cap out at $12 per hour. This would be the highest wage in New England. The question of raising […]

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Waterville’s new restaurant, Proper Pig, a carnivore’s dream come true

Waterville’s new restaurant, Proper Pig, a carnivore’s dream come true

This past week my dad visited for the day and we decided to try out the Proper Pig for Saturday lunch after a friend recommended it to me. Her first question when I asked for a restaurant recommendation was “Do you like meat?” The Proper Pig is definitely the place to go if your answer, like mine, is an emphatic […]

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