Articles by: Will Walkey

Questioning Colby’s True North

Questioning Colby’s True North

David A. Greene has been here as long as I have been here, and he and his administration have continuously and thoughtfully announced initiative after initiative that will fundamentally change what occurs on Mayflower Hill. Most recently, Dare Northward made local news headlines as the largest campaign fund in the history of liberal arts institutions. Are students upset by this? […]

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The College announces $750 million comprehensive campaign

The College announces $750 million comprehensive campaign

Colby recently announced an ambitious, comprehensive campaign called “Dare Northward.” The campaign has already raised over $383 million and has a six-year goal of $750 million, making it the largest pursued fund in liberal arts history. “It’s a singular moment for Colby,” along with all liberal arts institutions, said College President David A. Greene in an interview with The Echo. […]

Pugh Center banner removal shrouded in mystery

For the past two years, a large banner has hung over the Joseph Family Spa, with statements “NO RACISTS, NO HOMOPHOBES, NO RAPISTS, NO AGEISTS” (among other statements) for the entire campus to see in the hub of student life. It was generally well received, a sign of Colby’s commitment to inclusion and diversity. However, this year, the banner was […]

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Pen to Paper: 5 tall tales regarding coincidence

Pen to Paper: 5 tall tales regarding coincidence

1. The Pale Blue Dot In high school astronomy, I learned that the Earth is perfectly situated in the universe for the creation of life. It’s situated in a surprisingly small temperature belt in our solar system capable of sustaining liquid water, a requirement for life, and especially my life. I’m thirsty all the time. Mercury and Venus are too […]

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What would you give to Colby College if you struck it rich suddenly?

What would you give to Colby College if you struck it rich suddenly?

Senior pledge, described by a leader of the movement as “the process for starting to give back to Colby” has already begun this fall and has gotten me thinking about issues near and dear to my heart. If I were to have the money to make a large-scale donation to Colby, what would I put it towards? I would argue […]

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Colby alumni earn punishment following May 22 dumpster fire

Colby alumni earn punishment following May 22 dumpster fire

Three Colby alumni pleaded guilty this past Tuesday to criminal mischief after they had taken part in starting a fire in a dumpster outside the senior apartments on May 22, just hours before the Class of 2016 commencement. Each student plead guilty. The graduates were sentenced to 50 hours of community service or a donation of $500 to a nonprofit […]

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Downtown working towards two-way Main Street

Downtown working towards two-way Main Street

The City of Waterville, Colby College, and Maine’s Department of Transportation presented the results of a yearlong traffic and parking study about Waterville’s downtown to the public and to 100 City Council Chambers this past Monday, according to The Morning Sentinel. This study examined the potential of changing downtown Waterville’s Main street, and other peripheral streets, from one-way to two-way […]

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Progressive measures pass in Maine

Progressive measures pass in Maine

For the fourth time in the history of the United States, the candidate who won the popular vote in a presidential election lost the electoral college and subsequently the presidency. Republican Party candidate Donald Trump, after winning crucial states such as Pennsylvania, Florida, and Wisconsin, is the current President-elect.   Yet the important stories of the 2016 election go beyond […]

An orange flier distributed on the Bates College campus on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Officials at the college have decried it as a clear case of voters suppression.

Voting scandal rocks Bates College

Cases of “voter suppression” aimed at Maine college students surfaced this past Sunday, according to The Portland Press Herald. Fliers circulating around Bates College provided false information regarding voter registration in the state, making the process seem more difficult and more expensive in Lewiston, where Maine governer Paul LePage grew up homeless.  The fliers claimed that anyone wishing to vote […]

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Dick Willette, director of soup kitchen downtown, dies at 83

Dick Willette, director of soup kitchen downtown, dies at 83

Dick Willette Sr., a man who spent decades of his life in service of others, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday, October 30 at the age of 83 of an apparent heart attack. The Morning Sentinel reported that, according to his wife, Gloria Beaulieu-Willette, he had talked a lot about dying during the days leading up to his death. Willette […]

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