Articles by: Simone Leung

Pen to Paper: “Smoking Kills, but so does Candy and Pizza,” an excerpt

I never knew much about the German family next door except that the boy about my age was named Max, and I imagine that was only a nickname for Maximus or Maximilian or something equally menacing. He was one of six boys in the Schwung family, and they were all pale-faced, chubby, and perpetually sweaty, it seemed. At nine years […]

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AllTech leads discussion about female athletes in technology

AllTech leads discussion about female athletes in technology

Last Saturday, a dozen Colby women gathered in a Lovejoy classroom to talk about technology and sports.  The AllTech team held an information session on how to utilize an athletic mindset to position oneself for career success in technology. Colby alumnae Grace Perry ’97 and Lauren McGrath ’11 led the session. While attending the College, Perry played on the women’s […]

Student mentors partner with South End Teen Center

Student mentors partner with South End Teen Center

Most students on the Hill have not ventured far beyond Main Street and Kennedy Memorial Drive, but a small group of volunteers visit the south end of Waterville every week to interact with local youth at the South End Teen Center (SETC). “The south end in general is not a very often visited area of Waterville, as it’s mostly residential…. […]

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Project Healing Waters brings veterans and students together

Project Healing Waters brings veterans and students together

For veterans with disabilities, fly-fishing has often served as an effective form of physical and emotional rehabilitation.  Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that promotes fly fishing and fly tying as a form of therapy for veterans. In addition, they organize trips for veterans and volunteers to fly fish together. On September 19, Gracie Baldwin ’16, […]

Conference brings together student climate activists

Conference brings together student climate activists

The Center for Ecological Living and Learning (CELL), a Maine-based organization, is sailing from the top of Maine down the East Coast this semester and stopping in cities along the way to host a workshop called “Climate Action Now.” Their boat is equipped with solar panels and runs on waste vegetable oil, therefore it is one hundred percent sustainable. On […]

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Jackson brings journalism experience to the College

Jackson brings journalism experience to the College

Last month, President David A. Greene announced Ruth Jackson’s new position as Vice President of Communications. Jackson began working at the College in 2004, and prior to her current position, she held four positions within the Communications department. When interviewed, Jackson noted that when she was first hired, she only expected to stay for three to five years, since at […]

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ASA hosts events to celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month

ASA hosts events to celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month

This year, the Asian Students Association (ASA) is celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) differently by extending its program from a week to a month. The theme behind the various activities, discussions, and performances is “Behind These Faces.” It is an “effort to promote greater awareness and appreciation of the incredible diversity of identities that exist among those who […]

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Second Gift of Life drive on campus receives widespread student support

As of April 10, 450 members of the Colby community have had their cheeks swabbed to join the national bone marrow registry. Gift of Life, first brought to campus last year by Trevor Shorb ’14, is one of three non-profit, US national bone marrow registries looking to expand its presence on college campuses. Grace Baldwin ’16, who first learned about […]

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Alumni discuss post-Colby activism, current work

Although Colby’s student population is generally highly involved on campus, whether in sports, clubs, or other activities, there is some debate over how lasting this participation is. Recently, there have been many conversations about “slacktivism” on campus, which is colloquially defined as the tendency of college students to have sporadic renewals of activism rather than sustained engagement in a cause. […]

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Black Solidarity Conference attendees discuss ways to be active on campus

A group of five Colby students celebrated the culmination of Black History Month by attending the 20th annual Black Solidarity Conference (BSC) at Yale University from Feb. 19 to Feb. 22. Members of Students Organized for Black and Hispanic Unity (SOBHU) Tionna Haynes ’15, Joe Whitfield ’15, Kalu Kalu ’15, Briana Guillory ’16 and Kadish Hagley ’17, attended a series […]

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