Articles by: Merrill Read

Pen to Paper: walk to party

Pen to Paper: walk to party

Francie was wet, drunk, and very aware of the chaffing of her thighs against her snow soaked boyfriend jeans. All she could think about was how if John were to take her pants off tonight that her legs would be frozen, her razor bumps on her bikini line would appall him, and now this chaffing would disgust him as well. […]

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Is the hard alcohol ban responsible for excessive binge drinking?

Is the hard alcohol ban responsible for excessive binge drinking?

After 13 transports so far this school year due to over intoxication, Colby as a community is forced to assess its drinking culture. What are we doing wrong? Where can we improve? How are people hitting such high levels of intoxication? Binge drinking is definitely the source of these transports, and it feels as though it’s becoming more and more […]

by Merrill Read· · 1 comment · Editor Pick Opinion, Opinion
Attending the Women’s March abroad

Attending the Women’s March abroad

In light of the presidential election, equality, human rights, and the future of America are at the forefront of many people’s minds. This is not isolated to just Americans either. Worldwide, people are coming together to show their support for one another and for those who are being discriminated against for their race, gender, sexuality, or beliefs under the Trump […]

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Field hockey facing unsatisfactory field changes

Field hockey facing unsatisfactory field changes

Athletics on Colby’s campus is a large part of student life whether students are on a sports team or not. The level of play at which Colby holds its athletics is consistently growing with the addition of new highly qualified coaches in multiple sports (women’s field hockey, women’s basketball, women’s hockey, and men’s lacrosse just to name a few) while […]

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How off campus living is affecting Colby’s culture

Campus living is a large part of what makes Colby different from other educational institutions. With 95 to 98 percent of all students living on campus in either a dorm or an apartment, the campus has a unique culture and community. As more students decide to live off-campus, however, the culture changes, and it is worth examining these effects. The […]

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Decision: Should you vote from your home or college state?

Elections are tricky, and it is sometimes difficult for students to mobilize to the polls. In this election, anger towards the candidates running, disapproval in the government itself, and pure laziness are just a few of the reasons students won’t be voting.  We have long days of class and even longer nights of work, so it is understandable that we […]

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Colby Bookstore Robbed

Colby Bookstore Robbed

An attempted robbery of the Colby College bookstore ended in an arrest in the Eustis parking lot on September 18, 2015. The Echo reached out to Head of Security Pete Chevernert, Waterville’s Deputy Chief of Police  Charles Rumsey and Officer Matt Libby to understand the crime. Two individuals, who appeared  older than the average college student, entered the bookstore and […]

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‘Drunk friends’ are not loose ends

‘Drunk friends’ are not loose ends

It’s the weekend and you can finally go out to release the built-up stress of the previous week. Excitement for the night out is felt all around campus and the anticipation of debauchery is high. You start with your core group of friends, maybe your team, classmates, or roommate. These are the people you comfortably go to and consider your […]

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Waterville principal to be dismissed

Waterville Senior High School’s Principal, Don Reiter, has been recommended for dismissal by School Superintendent, Eric Haley. Gregg Frame is representing Reiter in the case and believes that his client should be reinstated. He stated that there is no reason he should not be in school and that the allegations could very well be false. No information on the allegations […]

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Local men in prostitution sting

Maine is no stranger to headlines about prostitution, with the Kennebunk prostitution ring featured in Vanity Fair in 2013. Now Maine’s capital has its own solicitation scandal. Between the dates of August 11 and September 17, the Augusta Police Department, the Waterville Department Police Office, and the Kennebec County Sheriff ’s Office came together to coordinate a sting, where they […]

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