Articles by: Sam Kane

Some students don’t mind destroying homes

Some students don’t mind destroying homes

With seven destroyed exit signs, and ceiling tile damages, three puddles of vomit, a broken soap dispenser, shattered glass, a torn window screen, and excessive untidiness in common spaces, this weekend the Alfond Senior Apartments were billed $809.59 for damage repair and fined $3,650.00, bringing vandalism expenses to a total of $4,459.59 in the apartments alone. Residence hall vandalism surged […]

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Merrill Auditorium, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Portland, Main (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Is “unplugging” the right way to handle political anxiety?

The American presidential election has infused an apocalyptic energy in the political discourse that has enraged, confused, and divided the general public. To say this is overwhelming is an understatement. From the first Republican debate to the President-Elect’s latest tweet, people all over the United States and the world have become enthralled by the drama that now characterizes the nation’s […]

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Review: Christopher Hastings Confections

There is a new source of delight in Waterville nested in the beloved Holy Cannoli restaurant on 72 Main Street. Assembled atop Holy Cannoli’s own dessert cases, you will now find a humble acrylic display with bite-sized, Maine-made Christopher Hastings Confections. This chocolatier business began in 2014, and although it offers its products at select retail shops throughout Maine, its […]

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Imitation or mockery: A perspective on the Halloween costume debate

Imitation or mockery: A perspective on the Halloween costume debate

As a child, Halloween was always a thrilling night: the decorations, the jump scares, and, most of all, the chance to be whatever I could fathom, gave my sugar high, preteen self the ultimate platform for creativity. It was the night to let my imagination soar because as long as I could find, or make, the costume, I could pretend […]

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International students on the tough transition to Colby

International students on the tough transition to Colby

While all newcomers must navigate the Hill to find their niche, for many international students, the social stress of this endeavor is magnified by the simultaneous struggle of adopting a foreign country and culture. Suddenly, many of the social dictums they have followed their whole lives become unreliable. What they say and how they say it undergoes a mammoth paradigm […]

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The story behind hard alcohol violations

As of September 22, 2016, Colby Security has intervened in 25 alcohol related incidents since students have arrived on campus. These incidents range from the confiscation of hard alcohol to the transportation of heavily intoxicated students to Maine General Hospital. Of the 25 recorded alcohol violations, 15 were medical calls – nine of which resulted in a transport. Having been […]

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Differing opinions: Don’t trump the Trump supporters

A few days before traveling north for college, my uncle teased me about the imminent radicalization I was about to experience at a liberal arts institution in Maine. Although this was merely a jest, it has a speck of substance, seeing as colleges in the Northeast are drifting further and further to the left. Whenever students discuss the two candidates, […]

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