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Senior art show participants speak about projects

Senior art show participants speak about projects

Today at 4:30 p.m., senior art majors will unveil their year-long projects in a professional display at the Colby College Museum of Art. The mediums range from photography to video to painting, all holding special significance to the artists. This event is a triumphant cumulation of the painstaking work and love that went into each and every one of these […]

13 reasons why this show is unhealthy

13 reasons why this show is unhealthy

By Tanya Kureishi and Cleo Aukland 13 Reasons Why, the new Netflix series about a girl explaining the 13 reasons behind her suicide, aired in March, yet there is still much controversy surrounding it. The show is based off of the original 2007 book Thirteen Reasons Why written by Jay Asher. The show is set in a high school with […]

First creative writing open mic held in pub

Poetry readings, pizza, appetizers, and good conversation graced the English department’s first creative writing gathering and open mic night, hosted this past Monday, May 1, in Colby’s Blue-Light Pub. While ExPRESS poetry often hosts open mic nights in the Mary Low Coffee house, the sponsoring of an open mic night by the English department where students present their own work […]

The Barking Dog

The Barking Dog

Detective Inspector Kalt was not typically in his office on Friday evenings. He preferred to be home with his wife, having a nightcap and reading the paper. On this particular Friday evening, when light from the streetlamps shone on the grubby rug in horizontal lines, Detective Kalt rubbed his temples with tired hands. What a week. He found himself saying […]

Review: Late, a Cowboy Song

Last Friday, April 21, faculty, students, and admitted students crowded into Runnals Theater to watch the opening night of Late, A Cowboy Song. The performance traces the lives of Crick and Mary, a couple in Pittsburgh who have supposedly been in love since age eight, but have struggled with their relationship recently. Crick appears alarmingly possessive over Mary, and Mary […]

2017 Roberts Road lineup revealed in video

2017 Roberts Road lineup revealed in video

Last week, the Student Programming Board, SPB, released the long-awaited lineup for the annual Roberts Road spring festival in a video made by Palmer Taylor ’17, Riley Meidell ’18 and David Martin ’19. The artists performing next week at the festival are D.R.A.M. feat. Daff, with special guests Kap Slap and Jimi Tents. The video featured an old-school boombox and […]

Looking back on Arts@CLAS

Today, all of Colby will be wrapped up in posters and presentations for the all-day academic experience of the Colby Liberal Arts Symposium (CLAS). But this event had a preview event the night before, with performances spread through the Bixler building and the Colby Museum starting at 6 p.m. yesterday. Like CLAS, Arts@CLAS is designed to give students a chance […]

First trans Survivor contestant outed on national television

First trans Survivor contestant outed on national television

On the April 12 episode of Survivor: Game Changers, castaway Zeke Smith was outed as the show’s first transgender contestant by another contestant, Jeff Varner. Varner, himself an openly gay man, assessed that Smith was transgender and revealed the information at an emotional tribal council. He entered the tribal as the target of elimination. According to Varner’s exit press, Smith’s […]

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Waiting Until it Disappears Again

Waiting Until it Disappears Again

“Dip your toes in the pools of blood,” they said. And so, he did — dipped his toes — yet with the utmost care to not dip his toenails for fear that the blood might stain his nail beds for weeks afterwards. His mother would see his red toenails and worry that he had developed some strange fungus that only […]

Spring Awakening covers heavy themes with grace

Spring Awakening covers heavy themes with grace

In a surprisingly intimate production for its Page Commons location, this past weekend Powder and Wig’s Spring Awakening impressed audiences and tackled difficult issues with grace. Spring Awakening, a 2006 musical adaptation of the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind, explores the confusing emotions of teenage sexuality, including puberty, and the lack of sex education in the setting of late 19th […]