Articles by: Michaela Morris

Dance group Vuvuzela speaks about musical roots, hometowns, and recent performance

Dance group Vuvuzela speaks about musical roots, hometowns, and recent performance

Many Colby groups bring together a community of members celebrating the same thing. For Vuvuzela,  celebrating home and cultural traditions is an essential factor that bonds the members, as they collaborate to create beautiful performances to share with the Colby community. For Sandra Ntare ’18, co-president of Colby’s dance group Vuvuzela, membership in the dance troop is an important part […]

Colby food supplier discusses sustainability and local challenges

Colby food supplier discusses sustainability and local challenges

After instituting a new dining services partnership with the Bon Appetit Management Company, the College has begun to receive many locally-sourced ingredients. Among the sourcers is Maine Grains, based in Skowhegan. Echo: What is a general overview of Maine Grains and its products? Amber Lanke: Maine Grains opened in September 2012. We specialize in sourcing locally grown organic grains to […]

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Original musical Lost With You draws full house despite snowstorm

Original musical Lost With You draws full house despite snowstorm

Last Thursday night, in the raging snowstorm, the musical Lost With You drew a large crowd to Runnals Theater. There was a full house. The play, an original piece by students Katie Monteleone ’18, Joshua Lutian ’18, and Ben Brougham ’18, spanned nearly an hour long and through song, dialogue, and dance enacted the heartwarming (and heartbreaking) lives of a […]

Student creators of original musical discuss creative process and Janplan production

Student creators of original musical discuss creative process and Janplan production

In the summer of 2015, Katie Monteleone `18 had an idea: she wanted to write a musical about a girl who owned a lemonade stand. Nearly 18 months later, Monteleone’s idea has taken shape and snowballed into something much, much larger than she initially imagined. The original musical, Lost With You, is the culmination of collaborations between professors, students, and […]

Take Back The Night creates conversation on campus

Take Back The Night creates conversation on campus

On Thursday, April 28, over 200 Colby students carrying plastic candles and wearing T-shirts reading “Take Back The Night” sat in front of Miller steps. For the following two hours, members of the Colby community listened in support of fourteen of their peers, who shared narratives of their own experiences and those of anonymous contributors with sexual violence or assault. […]

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Take Back The Night creates conversation on campus

On Thursday, April 28, over 200 Colby students carrying plastic candles and wearing T-shirts reading “Take Back The Night” sat in front of Miller steps. For the following two hours, members of the Colby community listened in support of fourteen of their peers, who shared narratives of their own experiences and those of anonymous contributors with sexual violence or assault. […]

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Women in leadership panel

Women In Leadership Panel discusses equal-pay, opportunities for women, and being a woman in power.

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Anything but CulinArt

Anything but CulinArt

Last week, while reading an article in The Echo about potential dining services presenting to Colby, I was shocked to read that a representative of CulinArt, when asked about company-wide sustainability initiatives, “claimed that they are [sustainably] agnostic, and will meet that metrics that the college wants them to meet, even if they are not universally applied standards for the […]

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Bill McKibben lectures on combating climate change

On Thursday, April 7, students, faculty, and guests from Waterville, despite the rain, converged on Colby’s Lorimer Chapel. A large, black banner hung from the chapel steps, stating Colby Divested. Attendees to the event packed both the lower floor and the balcony. This was the scene where environmental activist Bill McKibben’s keynote speech to kick-off Colby’s Community, Culture, and Conservation […]

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