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Mules Menswear: Workwear for all!

Mules Menswear: Workwear for all!

It was Thomas Jefferson who told us that nothing is certain except death and taxes. There’s another thing we are guaranteed in this life: the appropriation of workwear. Workwear has been and always will be borrowed from the working class and worn by the fashionable. Levi Strauss made his fortune by selling his durable, copper-riveted pants to gold miners in […]

Menswear for Mules: The best white sneakers

Menswear for Mules: The best white sneakers

Our current favorite take on the white sneaker is the Replica from the Paris based Belgian designer Maison Margiela. The Replica is from one of the leading avant-garde labels and captures everything we look for in a white shoe. The design is simple but instantly recognizable. The simple shoe was originally produced in post-war West Germany as an army trainer. […]

What’s happening with the Gordon Center?

What’s happening with the Gordon Center?

Colby is in the process of building a hotel in downtown Waterville. The shiny new Athletic Center is set to open in fall of 2020. However, there is another on-campus development which is coming down the line. In three years, the Mary Low parking lot will have been transformed into a brand new campus building: the Gordon Center for Creative […]

by Milo Lani-Caputo· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Artful Halloween: Frights and Fun

Artful Halloween: Frights and Fun

This past Halloween, the Colby College Museum of Art covered their normally pristine lobby with pumpkins, spiderwebs, and other spooky decorations for their annual Artful Halloween event. The event, planned by the Museum Student Advisory Board (MSAB) encouraged students, faculty, and locals alike to dress in their best art-related costumes and flock to the Museum for some Halloween fun.  “This […]

Student Artist Feature: Ingrid Sant ‘21

Student Artist Feature: Ingrid Sant ‘21

For a lot of people, their artistic endeavors end with the handprint turkeys and paper-plate masks of elementary school art classes. Ingrid Sant ‘21, however, has been going to museums and making art for as long as she can remember— and she has no intention of stopping anytime soon. The Echo sat down with Sant to discuss her childhood, her […]

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A nation divided: Carrie Mae Weems on the questions we should be asking

A nation divided: Carrie Mae Weems on the questions we should be asking

“How do we get there?” Carrie Mae Weems asked the audience in the College’s Given Auditorium. “How do we unpack the difficulty of where we are as a country, as a nation? What are the questions that we need to ask, what are the questions that we need to navigate, what are the things that we need to see, that […]

French rhythms: Dyptik dance performance in Strider

French rhythms: Dyptik dance performance in Strider

“I think if you are a girl, or if you are a boy, or if you are white or if you are black, if you are very tall or very small, if you are very supre, flexe…you can be a good dancer. You just have to find your way. You just have to find how you are in your life […]

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Revitalizing the arts at Colby: The new Diamond Family Director of the Arts

Revitalizing the arts at Colby: The new Diamond Family Director of the Arts

On Tues., Oct. 8, the College announced that it is establishing the Diamond Family Director of the Arts to assist the ongoing revitalization of the arts happening both in Waterville and on campus. The new position, which was made possible by a donation from the Diamond family, is the latest part of the College’s recent campaign to prioritize creativity and […]

20×20: A PechaKucha Night to remember

20×20: A PechaKucha Night to remember

The 33rd Volume of PechaKucha Night in Waterville—sponsored by Team PK, WatervilleCreates!, and the Waterville Public Library—kicked off on Oct. 3 at 7 pm in the Waterville Opera House. PechaKucha Night (pronounced pe-chak-cha) started out as a one-off event in Tokyo in 2003 held by Klein Dytham Architecture to promote discussion amongst architects. Soon, however, it took off globally, and […]

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Colby Jazz Band says to the world: “We Have Standards”

Colby Jazz Band says to the world: “We Have Standards”

“We Have Standards.” That’s the name Colby Jazz Band Director Eric Thomas chose for the group’s upcoming concert.  “I’m a dad, so I tell dad jokes,” Thomas said in an interview with the Echo. “[The concert is] all standard tunes, or contrafacts . . . ” Contrafacts are musical compositions with unique melodies, written over familiar harmonic structures.According to Thomas, […]