Articles by: Pete Cronkite

M. Track hosts Invitational

In their only home meet of the season, Men’s Track and Field took to the outdoors this past Saturday to host a multi-school competition at Alfond Track. Among the visiting opponents were the University of Southern Maine, Bates College, Massachusetts Insitute of Technology (MIT), and St. Joseph’s College. Across two days of events, there emerged one clear winner, three tightly-packed […]

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Former AD Dick McGee Dies

Dick McGee passed away last Thursday at the age of 84. He was a prominent figure in Colby athletics for over 30 years, working, at different times, as head football coach, Athletic Director, assistant coach, and Professor of Physical Education.  Outside of Colby, McGee was a figurehead for the Police Athletic League, a youth sports program serving the Central Maine […]

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Club hockey team wins championship over UMF

Club hockey team wins championship over UMF

“Homogenous” is not the first word that comes to mind for describing the group of players that call themselves Colby’s club hockey team. The Hounds, as they are (mostly) officially known by, list about twenty enthusiastic students in their ranks, among them former varsity players, high school heroes, weekend warriors, and even an occasionally colorful bench coach complete with a […]

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Sundance with Cronkite

A few days after I returned from Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival JanPlan, the wonderful professor who took our class out West, Phyllis Mannocchi, asked me into her office for an interview-style final exam. She greeted me with a pleasant “How are you adjusting to life back at Colby?” An adjustment indeed it has been. Over the […]

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Two State Titles for M. Track

If President Greene is as committed to the growth and continued success of Colby athletics as he purports to be—and there have certainly been plenty of changes in recent months to suggest that he is—he would do well to look at the meteoric rise of the men’s runners at the school as inspiration. Over the last few years, the men’s […]

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Eat your heart out, Guantanamo: On getting waterboarded

PETE: So are we continuing this Watervillain attack scenario? SAM: I think it’s pretty played out. We need something new. STEVE: Yeah. PETE: What about if, like, they won in that scenario and some Watervillains came and got to us, like the Colby leadership, and had to get information out of us. SAM: I dunno man. PETE: What if they […]

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Attack of the Watervillians (Part 2): Colby prepares for the invasion

After a week-long hiatus, the hypothetical saga of Waterville’s siege against Colby continues. This week, the irreverent philosphers are joined by Steve Buxbaum ‘15 and Griffin Allen ‘16. SAM: Ok, so who would have political control in this scenario? Not SGA. PETE: Definitely not. SAM: We would have to have, like, special elections. PETE: Some professors would try to seize […]

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M. Crew looking to spring

“I’ve rowed a couple summers now, and wherever I go, nobody seems to know where Colby is, who we are, what we can do.” David Watson ’15, co-captain and one of few upperclassmen on men’s crew, takes his team’s small-town reputation as a reason to push himself and his teammates for more: “It makes me want to pull harder, to […]

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The attack of the Watervillians

SAM: Ok first we need to like, define the parameters of this thing. PETE: Right, exact rules. What exact hypothetical situation are we going to be discussing here? SAM: Waterville like mobilizes a force against Colby. Everyone in Waterville just decides they’re going to attack everyone at Colby? PETE: Well it wouldn’t be like the entirety of Waterville, I think. […]

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