Articles by: Megan Lasher

Reflecting on the path of an art major at Colby

Every student majoring in an art at Colby will experience a similar trajectory. Whether it’s painting, photography, theater, dance, cinema, music, writing, or any other artistic skill, our classes follow the same path: first we learn the art through others, then we make it ourselves, then we question everything. The first part takes place throughout the first 18 years of […]

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ABC anchor Dan Harris ’93 discusses meditation and book

On Wednesday, April 1, Colby alumnus Dan Harris ’93 visited the campus to talk about his new memoir, 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story. Harris was originally supposed to present to the community on February 16, but due to a conflict, the […]

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Multi-Faith Council to spread awareness

Various religious and spiritual groups around campus have come together to create a week-long event entitled Sharing Together: Exploring Religious & Spiritual Practice at Colby. According to Jimmy O’Leary ’15, the event will be hosted by the Multi-Faith Council in collaboration with Colby’s Ecumenical Christian group, Hillel, Newman Council, Zen Group and Muslim group. It “will be an opportunity for […]

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Reflecting on the path of an art major at Colby

Every student majoring in an art at Colby will experience a similar trajectory. Whether it’s painting, photography, theater, dance, cinema, music, writing, or any other artistic skill, our classes follow the same path: first we learn the art through others, then we make it ourselves, then we question everything. The first part takes place throughout the first 18 years of […]

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Students and faculty protest Dining Services conditions

After a year of research, the United for Better Dining Services (UBDS) student leaders held a formal protest and meeting in order to deliver their demands to President David A. Greene. The students met in a Lovejoy classroom at 3:20 p.m. on Monday, March 2, where the group leaders drew a map of their protest route and distributed signs and […]

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Provost hosts meeting to discuss arts facilities

On Thursday, March 5, Provost and Dean of Faculty Lori Kletzer assembled a “Town Hall Meeting” for students and professors to discuss the Performing Arts facilities planning. The faculty met from 4 to 5 p.m. to voice their own concerns, then the meeting opened to student input at 5 p.m. Kletzer began the conversation by clarifying, “our intention is to […]

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Community protests for Dining Services workers’ rights

On Monday, March 2, a group of students and faculty convened in Lovejoy and made their way over to Eustis in order to protest for better wages and benefits for Sodexo workers at Colby. United for Better Dining Services (UBDS) is run by a group of student activists, led by Hiya Islam ’15, Milton Guillen ’15, Brian Martinez ’17, Ester […]

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Virtues and Inherent Vices

Every good director has a film like Inherent Vice. This film is Paul Thomas Anderson’s way of saying “I’m a good filmmaker, I know how to make a good movie, now here is my proof that I also know a lot about cinematic history.” Inherent Vice takes us through a wide range of cinematic conventions, genres, and styles. It starts […]

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Musings of a young fangirl, an Oscars live blog

Please read this while listening to the song “Roar” by Katy Perry. 7:04 p.m. Ahh, the Red Carpet segment. Where ABC officials poke into the vibrant, intelligent minds of male filmmakers and actors, question them about their art forms and their visions for the future, then turn to their female co-stars and ask about who made their gowns. This year […]

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Students suggest increased Dining Services budget

Students suggest increased Dining Services budget

Multiple students have come together to form an activist group called United for Better Dining Services (UBDS). They are demanding higher wages and better support for Sodexo employees at Colby. UBDS, which has been active since the beginning of the fall semester, has generated much administrative attention through their campaigns on behalf of the dining services workers. Earlier this year, […]

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