Articles by: Milo Lani-Caputo

Patricia Miller: Preserving the Golden Age

Patricia Miller: Preserving the Golden Age

“You’ll never make it as an artist;  be a lawyer instead.”  So the TV cliché father figure would tell this to his son, hoping he’d pursue a more practical line of work. The reality is that there are many jobs that deal with art on a daily basis. Patricia Miller is a shining example. Miller was a fine art major […]

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Student Artist Feature: Samantha Huss`23

Student Artist Feature: Samantha Huss`23

Samantha Huss is a first-year student at Colby, and music plays a big role in her life. Huss says music has been a part of her life since she was in elementary school, when she got in trouble for writing song lyrics on pieces of paper during class. At Bronxville High School in New York, she participated in musical theater, […]

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What’s happening with the Gordon Center?

What’s happening with the Gordon Center?

Colby is in the process of building a hotel in downtown Waterville. The shiny new Athletic Center is set to open in fall of 2020. However, there is another on-campus development which is coming down the line. In three years, the Mary Low parking lot will have been transformed into a brand new campus building: the Gordon Center for Creative […]

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A nation divided: Carrie Mae Weems on the questions we should be asking

A nation divided: Carrie Mae Weems on the questions we should be asking

“How do we get there?” Carrie Mae Weems asked the audience in the College’s Given Auditorium. “How do we unpack the difficulty of where we are as a country, as a nation? What are the questions that we need to ask, what are the questions that we need to navigate, what are the things that we need to see, that […]

French rhythms: Dyptik dance performance in Strider

French rhythms: Dyptik dance performance in Strider

“I think if you are a girl, or if you are a boy, or if you are white or if you are black, if you are very tall or very small, if you are very supre, flexe…you can be a good dancer. You just have to find your way. You just have to find how you are in your life […]

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Colby Jazz Band says to the world: “We Have Standards”

Colby Jazz Band says to the world: “We Have Standards”

“We Have Standards.” That’s the name Colby Jazz Band Director Eric Thomas chose for the group’s upcoming concert.  “I’m a dad, so I tell dad jokes,” Thomas said in an interview with the Echo. “[The concert is] all standard tunes, or contrafacts . . . ” Contrafacts are musical compositions with unique melodies, written over familiar harmonic structures.According to Thomas, […]

Coffee and vibes on Saturday night

Coffee and vibes on Saturday night

This past Saturday night, Sept. 28, the Mary Low Coffee House conducted the first in a long line of weekly entertainment segments. Shortly after 9 P.M., the coffee house’s lights were dimmed, and the stage was bathed in a warm, soft glow. Picking up his acoustic guitar, Elliot Penn `20 took the stage, and started off the night with some […]

Common Ground Fair: more than just food

Common Ground Fair: more than just food

The Common Ground Fair was in full swing in Unity, Maine this weekend. The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s 43rd annual Common Ground Country Fair was exactly as advertised: “an event like no other, that brings together so many people from so many walks of life, all in the spirit of celebrating the rural and agricultural traditions of Maine.”  […]

Wíw∂nikan. . . the beauty we carry: showcasing Wabanaki artwork

Wíw∂nikan. . . the beauty we carry: showcasing Wabanaki artwork

“Let’s think about the arbitrary-ness of statehood. . . [let’s think about] those people who have lived here for 15,000 years versus 200,” Diana Tuite, the College Museum of Art’s curator of modern and contemporary art said about the Wabanaki people (an Indigenous American tribe who occupied much of pre-colonial New England and southeastern Canada) in an interview with the […]

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