Articles by: Marcques Houston

Getting in touch with your feminist side: why men should get involved

Feminism is a very prevalent movement in today’s society. Feminism is defined in the New Oxford American Dictionary as “the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men”. Women fought for a long time to earn their right to vote until it finally became a reality in 1920. The movements continued from there […]

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CCC aims to create a more inclusive community

CCC aims to create a more inclusive community

The administration on the Hill takes a lot of pride in the fostering of safe discussions about important issues that students face both here and in the outside world.  In the past, groups have been formed that have enabled students to find those safe spaces for discussion. One of the first of these was a group called CCOR (Campus Conversations […]

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Post Office hosts annual 1001 Smiles Toy Drive

You may have noticed the construction paper cutouts at the post office advertising for 1001 Smiles Toy Drive. The goal of the drive is to collect gifts to give to local kids of families that cannot necessarily afford to buy presents on their own. Student Post Office Supervisor Al LaPan is the leader of the fundraiser, and says that in […]

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Haynes ’14 reflects on her experience with SOBHU and how it has given her a piece of New York in Waterville

Haynes ’14 reflects on her experience with SOBHU and how it has given her a piece of New York in Waterville

The students and faculty on the Hill are well aware of the Pugh Center and what it tries to do in order to better our environment. But do they know about the people behind the scenes that plan who eye-opening events? Do they know who is passionate about making this institution better? One of the most prominent forces in the […]

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Colby’s keen sense of community

When we set foot upon the Hill our first time, we knew that we were walking into an institution that has a long legacy of community. A community of genuine niceness. A community that doesn’t exclude. When I visited Colby last year, I passed by college students who were always waving and saying hello. At other colleges that I visited, […]

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Students and faculty attend TedMed conference

Students and faculty attend TedMed conference

The final student has received his or her diploma, the graduating class throws their caps into the air, and tearful parents meet their new college graduates with a sense of anticipation, anxiety, and excitement all rolled into one. Once the post office keys have been turned in and the campus is quiet once again, the new alumni must finally ask […]

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New WGSS professor encourages  students to tackle social injustices

New WGSS professor encourages students to tackle social injustices

Leaving a university of 50,000 students to teach at a liberal arts college of 1800 was an exciting opportunity for Faculty Fellow in American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Myrl Beam. Coming to teach at a liberal arts school was like returning home for Beam, who is a first-year professor at the College. Beam studied at Oberlin […]

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Horton ’17 starts Mule Mob Rentals

No student at the College enjoys going back to their dorm after a long day’s work, exhausted and desperate for sleep, only to be unable to sleep soundly and comfortably on their small and firm bed. Malik Horton ’17 started Mule Mob rentals in the spring of 2013 as a means of helping students to easily and affordably change their […]

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