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The theory of the drunken poet

The theory of the drunken poet

It never ceases to amaze me when I find cross-discipline parallels in my classes. That’s obviously the point of a liberal arts education, to span subjects, broaden minds, and urge students to find links where there previously were none. French works of art appear in art history and the restructuring of Paris emerges in art history. Something that linked three […]

Colby orchestra mixes innovation with tradition in season opener

Colby orchestra mixes innovation with tradition in season opener

This weekend, the Colby Symphony Orchestra (CSO) opened their spring season with a diverse and exciting program filled with virtuosity, passion, and technology.  Despite the wintry weather—with the highs for the day only reaching single digits—Lorimer Chapel was packed with a full audience for the Saturday night concert. Led by conductor Jinwook Park, the CSO brought energy and refinement to […]

Bikes on Seven Street

Bikes on Seven Street

A group of six met to ride bikes each summer night on Seven Street at about 7:30 p.m. Only one of them actually lived on Seven Street and of the six she was the only girl. The six met down the street from her ranch style home each night because it very nearly equidistant to each of their houses and […]

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Dance group Vuvuzela speaks about musical roots, hometowns, and recent performance

Dance group Vuvuzela speaks about musical roots, hometowns, and recent performance

Many Colby groups bring together a community of members celebrating the same thing. For Vuvuzela,  celebrating home and cultural traditions is an essential factor that bonds the members, as they collaborate to create beautiful performances to share with the Colby community. For Sandra Ntare ’18, co-president of Colby’s dance group Vuvuzela, membership in the dance troop is an important part […]

Kathryn Butler ’17 discusses original Senior Dance Honors Thesis

Colby’s Spring Dance Concert this weekend will feature an inventive performance of new choreography and dazzling multimedia. Billed as The Opulence of Integrity, it showcases work by guest artist Christal Brown and student Kathryn Butler ’17. Brown’s piece, a work inspired by boxer Muhammad Ali, uses varied media to “explore the struggle for identity for men of color in the […]

S.H.O.U.T. speaker Janet Mock speaks to trans-activism

S.H.O.U.T. speaker Janet Mock speaks to trans-activism

There was excited chatter in the Chapel as students, professors, and guests alike sat in anticipation for S.H.O.U.T. keynote speaker Janet Mock. The trans activist known for her book Redefining Realness spoke last Wednesday to kick off S.H.O.U.T. week. Mock, looking sleek and put together, took the stage to tumultuous applause. She jumped right in, discussing her poor background in […]

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Mr. Campbell

Mr. Campbell

Mr. Campbell made me laugh. I laughed despite my best intentions, biting my tongue, resentful, sitting in the back row with my arms crossed. He began class with a Bible verse. It was a Catholic school, and that’s how all classes started.  “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: […]

Love second season out March 10

Love second season out March 10

Looking for the next binge-able TV show? Love, a ten episode Netflix series starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust which came out February 2016, is about just that. Love. It’s nuanced, coated with layers of internal struggles and relationship pains. The second season comes out on Netflix on Friday, March 10.The show begins with two bad breakups for Mickey (Jacobs) […]

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Virtuosic “techno-violinist” unites tradition with technical innovation in Colby concert and lecture

Virtuosic “techno-violinist” unites tradition with technical innovation in Colby concert and lecture

This weekend, the internationally acclaimed violinist Mari Kimura came to Colby, demonstrating her unique brand of avant-garde music with skill and showmanship. Kimura’s visit to Colby was an exciting opportunity for the community to see a new take on classical music from a notable source at the forefront of the subject. One of the world’s leading innovators in music technology […]

Underdog Moonlight takes best picture amid Oscar mix-up

Underdog Moonlight takes best picture amid Oscar mix-up

The seats were filled at the Oscars on Sunday night. As many considered this year to be an extraordinary movie year, with a wide range of dark, fun, political, and engaging movies out in theatres. What many critics considered to be an Oscar-underdog Best Picture on Sunday night. This win was well-deserved for the Moonlight cast, production, and crew. The […]