Articles by: Olivia Ainsworth

Lady Gaga sings subtly political halftime show

Lady Gaga sings subtly political halftime show

Lady Gaga took the stage at the halftime show for Superbowl 51 in Houston, Texas and did not disappoint. Gaga and football fans alike praised the show for its quality vocals, high energy, and creative choreography. The performance began with a staged leap off the top of the stadium following a mashup of “God Bless America” and “This Land Is […]

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Westworld Bestworld: a recap of HBO’s new show

Westworld Bestworld: a recap of HBO’s new show

At first glance, the premise of Westworld seems purely dystopian. The HBO show centers around a Western-themed park populated by “hosts”: robots that are indistinguishable from humans in both physical and social characteristics. Guests of the park can interact with the hosts as they choose without fear of retribution. At least, in theory. For all its futuristic attributes, the show […]

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Searching for New Tunes? We’ve Got You Covered.

Searching for New Tunes? We’ve Got You Covered.

For those lamenting the current condition of our country, finding strength after a difficult break up, or just yearning for some quality new music, new releases from Banks, Noname, and Solange Knowles will more than satisfy you. Released on July 31, rapper Noname’s first mixtape Telefone has been making waves beyond her native Chicago. Made famous by her appearance on […]

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The Waking Windows Festival in Portland Features Local Comedians, Musicians, Writers

The Waking Windows Festival in Portland Features Local Comedians, Musicians, Writers

This weekend kicked off the second annual Waking Windows Festival in Portland, Maine. The festival featured musicians, comedians, and writers at local establishments in the Arts District of downtown Portland. Originally started in 2011 in Winooski, VT by Paddy Reagan and Nick Mavodones, Waking Windows has attracted thousands of people to northwest Vermont and spread to Portland in 2015. While […]

Ari Berman addresses issues of voting rights

Ari Berman addresses issues of voting rights

On February 29, the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement’s Colby Election Center brought Ari Berman to campus to discuss his critically narrative history “Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.” Berman, a contributing writer to The Nation, addressed how the political climate regarding voting rights has changed since the passing of the […]

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SGA’s Tastes of the Town invites local businesses

SGA’s Tastes of the Town invites local businesses

SGA recently organized Tastes of the Town as part of the initiative to connect Colby students with the greater Waterville community. Local businesses such as Selah Tea, Downtown Smoothie and Grammy Kay’s have come to campus in recent weeks to showcase their food in Bobby Silberman in the hopes of bringing students out of the Colby bubble. Tastes of the […]

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Oak’s Gender Unicorns offer identity spectrum

The Oak Institute recently placed “Gender Unicorn” graphics around campus as part of their Gender theme for the year. With the support of the Bridge, Feminist Alliance, and WOCA, the Oak Institute hopes to expand people’s conceptions of gender and sexuality. The Gender Unicorn graphic, created by Trans Student Educational Resources, presents gender identity, gender expression/presentation, sexual attraction, and emotional […]

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The dangers of making Colby an alcohol-free campus

Colby administrators have no doubt tossed about the idea that Colby should be an alcohol-free campus. After all, what could go wrong? Less students would be hospitalized, campus would be safer, and not having campus-sponsored drinking events could cost the school less. All this being said, if Colby were to become an alcohol-free campus, it would not be beneficial to […]

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Dartmouth amends alcohol policy, cites Colby

On March 30, Dartmouth College will begin to enforce a hard alcohol ban as a part of their “Moving Dartmouth Forward” plan. Dartmouth President Philip J. Hanlon included the ban as part of an initiative to decrease incidences of sexual assault, high-risk drinking and the exclusion of certain groups on campus. In adopting this policy, Dartmouth follows in the footsteps […]

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Students protest Ferguson decision

Students protest Ferguson decision

On the night of Nov. 24, students gathered in the Pugh Center to watch a broadcast of St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCullough announcing the grand jury decision to not indict Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson for the death of unarmed 18 year-old Michael Brown. Many students were stunned and outraged by the verdict, and quickly planned a campus-wide event […]

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