Articles by: Sonia Lachter

Super Tuesday in Maine: a breakdown of the state’s primary results

Super Tuesday in Maine: a breakdown of the state’s primary results

Mainers voted on March 3 in the Democratic primary ahead of the 2020 presidential election. With the help of New York Times’s reporting, the Echo has provided coverage of the State’s results. Vice President Joe Biden won the state with 34% of the votes (67,272 votes), amounting to nine delegates. His main competition, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, received 32.9% of […]

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Quarry Road Trails offers three Ski Free days

Quarry Road Trails offers three Ski Free days

Quarry Road Trails had its last Ski Free Day of the winter season Feb. 22, a program it puts on to  increase attendance. In the winter, Quarry Road offers cross country skiing, snowshoeing, fat tire biking, sledding, and dog walking. On Ski Free Days, certain costs are waived to make these activities available to everyone. Caroline Mathes, co-chair of Quarry […]

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What the buildings at Colby would be named if I were in charge

What the buildings at Colby would be named if I were in charge

AMS: SAM – Anthony, Mitchell, and Schupf make up the three storied, three winged dorm known now as AMS. Above the main entrance to the building, students read “Mitchell, Schupf, Anthony.” The physical order of the wings, from right to left, is Mitchell, Anthony, Schupf. AMS reflects neither the signage nor the order, left to right or right to left, […]

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COOT Committee, students prepare for upcoming applications

COOT Committee, students prepare for upcoming applications

COOT applications are due soon, prompting organizers and applicants alike to reflect on the process that affects every Colby student. Applicants provide written materials – a cover letter, resume, and six 200-word essay questions – and interview with members of the COOT Committee. The committee is comprised of a group of 31 COOT leaders who apply to lead the program. One […]

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Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights advocate across Maine for what they once lacked

Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights advocate across Maine for what they once lacked

In Feb 2013, a group of Maine grandmothers who grew up in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s founded Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights (GRR!). Their mission was, and is, to serve as stewards of the reproductive rights with which they did not grow up. Roe v. Wade, the 1973 United States Supreme Course case which made access to safe and legal […]

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Waterville heads to the polls a year after midterm challenges to Colby voters

Waterville heads to the polls a year after midterm challenges to Colby voters

On Nov. 5, Waterville residents voted in the State of Maine Referendum Election and Regular and Special Municipal Elections. These elections follow a memorable midterm election in 2018, which saw around 150 Colby students’ votes challenged. Waterville voters cast their ballots on seats for the City Council, Board of Education, Kennebec Water District, and Charter Commission. All voters in Maine […]

Club Feature: Feminist Alliance

Club Feature: Feminist Alliance

The Feminist Alliance/Women of Color Alliance room on the second floor of the Pugh Center fills on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. The club’s weekly meetings consist of a discussion topic and free food. This week, the topic was body positivity and the club members snacked on pizza, salad, and cookies from the Dana pack-out program. Past discussion topics have […]

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Jewish High Holidays Cause Reflection

Jewish High Holidays Cause Reflection

Every year, the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur creep up on students who observe them in the early fall. The timing of the High Holidays at the start of the academic year as well as the need of many students to remain on campus to celebrate poses some challenges. This year, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New […]

MaineCare to cover transgender procedures

MaineCare to cover transgender procedures

On Jun. 18, 2019, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released an emergency ruling which “eliminates transsexual procedures from the list of non-covered services in Section 90.07. Elimination of this prohibition on transsexual medical procedures complies with Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, […]

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Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro’s proclamation replaces Indigenous Peoples’ Day with Columbus Day

Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro’s proclamation replaces Indigenous Peoples’ Day with Columbus Day

This post was updated on Oct. 3 to reflect accuracy regarding the College’s process of adding Indigenous Peoples’ Day to the calendar.  On Oct. 1, at the Waterville City Council meeting, Mayor Nick Isgro proclaimed Oct. 14 as Columbus Day in the city. This proclamation stands in opposition to a state law passed by Governor Janet Mills in April renaming […]