Note: The app will not be available for download until December 10. Sodexo and Vogel are conducting a preliminary test run of the app next week.
Articles by: Nathaniel Rees
Meet Braden Wilson ’17 and Jayden, a 13 year old at Lawrence Junior High School in Fairfield, ME. This mentor/mentee pair have an unusual caveat to their relationship: Jayden was diagnosed with stage four Hodgkin’s Lymphoma two years ago.
This year, Colby is welcoming Professor Neil Gross, who is joining as a professor and as the chair of the Sociology Department here. In a recent interview, he discussed his past experiences, interests, research, and what he hopes to achieve at Colby.
This November, the Men’s Hockey team will be sporting moustaches in support of men’s health issues as the team participates in the popular Movember campaign. For the third year in a row, the Colby Mules have committed to help raise money and awareness for the movement.
Of hookup culture, Noah Tocci ’17 said, “having to rely on parties to meet up with someone you are hanging out with or want to hang out with, places a lot of pressure on people and can lead to an unhealthy drinking culture as well.”
When asked what he would most want to change about people’s misconceptions of conservatives, Shorey stated, “a lot of times on this campus we ask for more dialogue. And I feel like when people are asking for dialogue on certain issues, they don’t want the more conservative view on those issues. I think that’s unfair, and I think that a lot of misconceptions about the Colby Republicans and conservative views in general could be gone if we included all sides of the coin issue when we’re discussing an issue.”
Club President Dylan Alles ’16 writes: “Nationally, Students for Education Reform (SFER) is a non-profit organization aimed at raising awareness and encouraging action around educational inequity in America by developing college students into grassroots organizers who fight for educational justice in their communities.”
Mental Health is a prevalent issue on college campuses throughout the nation, yet an issue that is often considered a taboo subject. Colby’s Student Health on Campus (SHOC) organization, a group of Colby students under the direction of a staff advisor, is dedicated to educating and illuminating mental health issues around campus.
Last Thursday, the Colby Feminist Alliance in conjunction with Students Organized for Black and Hispanic Unity (SOBHU) and the Women of Color Alliance (WOCA) hosted the Women in the Workforce panel, which served as an opportunity to discuss the role of women, especially minority women, in the workplace.
The Echo recently had the opportunity to interview Nick Pattison ’18, the president of COFGA, about his passion for sustainable crops and his work on organic farms both on campus and in the greater Waterville community.