Articles by: Sarah Warner

Revitalizing the arts at Colby: The new Diamond Family Director of the Arts

Revitalizing the arts at Colby: The new Diamond Family Director of the Arts

On Tues., Oct. 8, the College announced that it is establishing the Diamond Family Director of the Arts to assist the ongoing revitalization of the arts happening both in Waterville and on campus. The new position, which was made possible by a donation from the Diamond family, is the latest part of the College’s recent campaign to prioritize creativity and […]

20×20: A PechaKucha Night to remember

20×20: A PechaKucha Night to remember

The 33rd Volume of PechaKucha Night in Waterville—sponsored by Team PK, WatervilleCreates!, and the Waterville Public Library—kicked off on Oct. 3 at 7 pm in the Waterville Opera House. PechaKucha Night (pronounced pe-chak-cha) started out as a one-off event in Tokyo in 2003 held by Klein Dytham Architecture to promote discussion amongst architects. Soon, however, it took off globally, and […]

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Theaster Gates: Where to Next?

Theaster Gates: Where to Next?

Since Theaster Gates was announced as the Distinguished Artist and Director of Artist Initiatives in a three-year contract with the Colby Museum of Art’s Lunder Institute in April 2018, he’s been as busy as ever. With new exhibitions in museums and galleries across the globe, from Los Angeles to Minneapolis to London, it seems one can hardly go anywhere without […]

The Elm: Waterville’s newest arts venue

The Elm: Waterville’s newest arts venue

This past Thursday, the Elm, an events venue described on its website as “Central Maine’s Premiere Destination for Events and Live Music” held its grand opening. Located at 21 College Avenue, just a short walk away from Main Street, the Elm follows in the footsteps of other well-known local arts organizations such as the Waterville Opera House and Common Street […]

Faces of Colby: Bon Apetit’s Joseph Daniels

Faces of Colby: Bon Apetit’s Joseph Daniels

As many Colby students know, Dana Dining Hall oftentimes gets hectic. Being both the largest dining hall as well as the one most frequently open, it is common to see hordes of hungry college students descend upon its doors. Its late hours means it is often a hotspot for athletes, musicians, and more who have practices that go on long […]

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Faces of Colby: Bon Apetit’s Michael Foss

Faces of Colby: Bon Apetit’s Michael Foss

Colby students love food and visit the dining halls often. After long days of practice, classes, and studying, they enjoy sitting down to a good meal. With accessibility to online dining hall menus, it is easy for students to take their pick from a wide range of cuisines. Much of this variety is due to Michael Foss, a Dining Services […]

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Mingle with a Mule: lunch with Maddy Placik `18

Mingle with a Mule: lunch with Maddy Placik `18

Senior year is an equally exciting and terrifying time- faced with the responsibility of finding a job or applying to grad school, as well as with the prospect of leaving many of their closest friends behind, it’s easy for seniors to feel overwhelmed. Like many other members of the Class of 2018, Maddy Placik is juggling these duties while still […]

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Doomsday bunker sales soar in Maine

Doomsday bunker sales soar in Maine

The fear of the apocalypse is nothing new. From the infamous Y2K bug to the Mayan doomsday prophecy of 2012, people have spent a lot of time worrying about the end of the world as we know it. For many, this anxiety has only been amplified by recent events, as devastating hurricanes have struck the Americas and tension rises in […]

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Waterville mayoral election: get to know the candidates

Waterville mayoral election: get to know the candidates

With the debate at Thomas College on Oct. 24 and the election less than two weeks away, the Waterville mayoral race is heating up. Current Republican Mayor Nicholas Isgro, who is seeking reelection, faces opposition for his seat from former City Council Chairman and Democrat Erik Thomas, as well as Independent John Levesque.   This election comes at a time […]

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Colby: Not just a cheese

Think back to the May of your senior year of highschool: every social media platform flooded with announcements of college acceptances and hallways crowded with students chatting about their plans for the future. The excitement in the air was palpable, and you probably were excited to share your decision to go to Colby. For many Colby students, however, their announcements […]

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