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Colby on Stage: fall theater preview

Colby on Stage: fall theater preview

The College’s Department of Theater and Dance has been working hard this semester to create works that explore culture, creativity and performance. Much of the work is student-driven, and it all culminated during Homecoming weekend as eight groups performed a diverse range of pieces that spanned over a number of different styles. On Saturday, Oct. 18, the Department of Theater […]

by Izzy Zaidi· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Reflections on Alex Katz’s painting “Camden, Maine”

Reflections on Alex Katz’s painting “Camden, Maine”

Winter is coming, bringing its dark hues of grey and blue. White snow will cover the trees, the ground and the top of one’s head; it will carry with it an endless chill, one that even Colby’s somewhat unreliable dorm heating will not be able to abate. The image of such a dreary day is juxtaposed to an oil painting […]

by Haley Eazor· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

Rainbow Rowell redefines young-adult literature genre

I’m surprised that none of my neighbors have asked me why, a few nights ago, they heard loud sobs echoing through my small, Coburn single. While they probably assumed that I was broken-hearted over an event in my own life, the truth is that I was uncontrollably crying— the black tears, snot everywhere kind of crying—over a fictional couple. Thanks, […]

by Megan Lasher· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

Screenpass: The Skeleton Twins takes on the indie family drama

The Skeleton Twins, directed by Craig Johnson, is the story of Milo (Bill Hader) and Maggie Dean (Kristen Wiig), twin siblings who reconnect after 10 years of not speaking, when Milo’s survives a suicide attempt. Maggie picks Milo up from L.A. and brings him home to stay with her and her husband, Lance (Luke Wilson) in New York. Then the […]

Kentucky poet shares connections with Maine

Kentucky poet shares connections with Maine

Kristina Stahl was a Colby student who, after her time at Colby, died young. Her parents wanted to remember her love for creative writing in some way and founded the Kristina Stahl Writer-in-Residence program. The program brings writers of poetry and prose to Colby where they spend time talking to students over lunches, attending and participating in classes, and giving […]

by Elise Ozarowski· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Préndelo opens campus to other schools through music

Préndelo opens campus to other schools through music

Saturday, Oct. 4th marked the 4th year that SOBHU has organized a “Préndelo” bash in honor of Hispanic Heritage month. Bates, Bowdoin and Thomas Colleges were invited to join the festivities and to dance the night away with Colby students in Page Commons. The first year of the event was originally called “Salsa y Reggae,” but is now titled “Préndelo” […]

by Sarah Boland· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Student photographer hits it big on Instagram

Student photographer hits it big on Instagram

“I checked Instagram and then I went into an elevator,” said Casey Coulter ’16. “Then I got out of the elevator, and I had 57 new followers.” After creating an Instagram account (@casey_coulter) the fall of his freshman year, Coulter said he never imagined he would one day have a following of over 39,000 people. When making his account, Coulter […]

by Maddy Placik· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

New student publication Inklings focuses on collaboration

After spending a semester abroad in London, Laura Rosenthal ’15 felt an that some part of her Colby experience was missing. “I was just thinking back on what I do at Colby and even though I love everything I’m involved in, I realized that there were things that I had grown to love but nothing that came out of my […]

by Maddy Placik· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

Art installation promotes dialogue on gun violence

On Sept. 9, Amnesty International lined 250 empty chairs across Miller Lawn to symbolize the number of seats left empty for the start of the school year due to gun violence. Each chair held the name of a student killed within a one-year period after the horrific elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Outside the Pugh center, another ten chairs […]

by Katherine Kyrios· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

Linklater’s Boyhood portrays adolescence in real-time

Boyhood, a documentary-styled film directed by Richard Linklater, follows the life of Mason Evans Jr. (Ellar Coltrane) from the age of six to his freshman year of college. What sets Boyhood apart from the numerous and often mundane coming of age films is that it was shot using the same actors over the course of twelve years, allowing the actors […]

by Nicholas D'Agostino· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment