Articles by: Wilder Davies

Rosecrans Baldwin ’99 on becoming a novelist

Rosecrans Baldwin ’99 on becoming a novelist

Author Rosecrans Baldwin ’99 is no stranger to putting himself in new situations. His 2012 book Paris, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down chronicled his and his wife’s decision to move to Paris, and the 18 months they spent working and learning the not-so-romantic realities of living in one of the most fetishized tourist destinations in the world. […]

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Young Alumni Trustee Joerose Tharakan ’08

Young Alumni Trustee Joerose Tharakan ’08

Joerose Tharakan ’08 is the Young Alumni Trustee, a position reserved for alumni who graduated within the past five to eight years. Tharakan, who held the position since 2013, brings  an important perspective as a recent graduate to the activities of the board and has been working on development initiatives for the College. During Trustees Weekend, Tharakan shared with the […]

Ben Bradlee Jr. ’70 talks career, future of journalism

Ben Bradlee Jr. ’70 talks career, future of journalism

When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, Ben Bradlee Jr. ’70 had only been working at the Boston Globe for a few months. However, as the only person in the newsroom who could speak Farsi, Bradlee volunteered himself to be sent to a country that, at the time, few Americans could find on a map. Bradlee worked at the […]

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Megan Lasher ’15 launches her career at TIME magazine

Megan Lasher ’15 launches her career at TIME magazine

The single largest specter hanging over every college graduate’s head is the fear of unemployment. Especially for those pursuing creative careers, trying to find a job after graduation (let alone one you actually want) is daunting and at times seems impossible. However, one wouldn’t know this talking to Megan Lasher ’15, who went from graduating last May to becoming a […]

Doghead Diaries: Seniors Reflect from the steps

By Hannah Schafer Contributing Writer “Remember this always: it’s a marathon, not a sprint. You know, actually, write that shit on your arm.” A senior girl with a foam goldfish helmet grabbed my hand and scribbled the famous mantra across my forearm in green sharpie. “Be free, freshman!!” She yelled as I watched her stumble out of the Taylor fourth […]

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A campus divided: the myth of coeducation at Colby

Colby likes to champion its status as a historically trailblazing institution through the fact that in 1871, the College was the first all-male college in New England to accept women. While this is a true statement, it requires a bit of inspection. To begin with, Bates College, founded by abolitionists in 1855, was co-ed from the beginning, and thus maintains […]

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From independent major to top graduate school: Samantha Jaff ’11

One of the benefits of attending a liberal arts college like Colby is having the open flexibility in one’s studies to create an independent major. Samantha Jaff took advantage of this opportunity, creating and independent major in architecture. Jaff shared with the Echo just how her independent major and her experiences at Colby equipped her with the skills to attend […]

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What you can’t unhear: eavesdropping on campus

What you can’t unhear: eavesdropping on campus

My first year at Colby, I inhabited Marriner 205, which, at 170 square feet, is one of the smallest first year doubles on campus. Despite its cramped quarters, however, it had one redeeming quality: it was the ideal place for people watching. Nestled above one of the two entrances into Marriner, room 205 was the ideal vantage point for seeing […]

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Senior artist profile series: Charlie Dupee ’15

Each year in May, The Colby Museum of Art hosts the Senior Art Show, an exhibition featuring works by senior students ranging a variety of mediums, including photography, sculpture, printmaking and painting. In the weeks leading up to the opening on May 7, the Echo will feature each artist, showcasing their work and speaking to them about their personal inspirations […]

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Senior artist profile series: Lindsay Freter ’15

Each year in May, The Colby Museum of Art hosts the Senior Art Show, an exhibition featuring works by senior students ranging a variety of mediums, including photography, sculpture, printmaking and painting. In the weeks leading up to the opening on May 7th, the Echo will feature each artist, showcasing their work and speaking to them about their personal inspirations […]

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