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Pen to Paper: Mantra of the Unforgiven

Pen to Paper: Mantra of the Unforgiven

Who is she? you asked, and I said she swallowed the sun, sometime while I wasn’t watching, while the ghosts were speaking to me from the shadows, while you were watching the door and she came gliding in. You say we have the same face, but you can tell she isn’t me when she laughs because I never sounded like […]

by Esther Mathieu· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Break out of the Colby bubble with Netflix’s must-see movie 13th

Break out of the Colby bubble with Netflix’s must-see movie 13th

This Oscars season has presented us with many, critically acclaimed films. Many incorporate extensive social commentary, including Moonlight, Hidden Figures, Manchester By the Sea, and Fences. One that made a different Oscar nomination list  is the newly released Netflix documentary 13th. Although 13th covers a heavy subject matter, the implementation of the 13th Ammendment, in some ways it eases one’s […]

Student creators of original musical discuss creative process and Janplan production

Student creators of original musical discuss creative process and Janplan production

In the summer of 2015, Katie Monteleone `18 had an idea: she wanted to write a musical about a girl who owned a lemonade stand. Nearly 18 months later, Monteleone’s idea has taken shape and snowballed into something much, much larger than she initially imagined. The original musical, Lost With You, is the culmination of collaborations between professors, students, and […]

Review: Gilmore Girls reboot leaves something to be desired

Review: Gilmore Girls reboot leaves something to be desired

After a decade of unanswered questions and anticipation, the Gilmore Girls revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, was finally released to Netflix on November 25. The revival picked up ten years after the last episode aired, and it was hard to believe that so much time had passed in Stars Hollow. The sound clips at the beginning of the first episode […]

by Shoshi Leviton· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Review: J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Misses Mark

Review: J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Misses Mark

The latest installment of the revived Harry Potter universe, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which came out on November 18, was a film with a lot of potential. Fantastic Beasts was written by J.K. Rowling herself and based off of an encyclopedic-type book she wrote in 2001 for the charitable Comic Relief fund that was marketed as a “Hogwarts textbook”. Rowling […]

by Grace Baldwin· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Recipe: Maine-style pumpkin bread

Recipe: Maine-style pumpkin bread

Missing homemade goods during the stress of finals period? Looking to procrastinate by impressing friends with your amazing baking prowess? As we move into the winter season, it’s always exciting to have someone around who can surprise family and friends with a delicious treat. This year, you can be that person! Here is a super simple pumpkin bread recipe that […]

by John Kensinger· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Pen to Paper: Excerpt

Pen to Paper: Excerpt

“Hello?” “Hi. I hope you don’t mind, someone let me in the front door.” Her voice was sultry and low, the type of voice that would accompany an ad for lingerie or chocolate or belong to some gorgeous, raven-haired actress. Herman looked through the peephole and saw a woman standing there, her tumbling blonde hair hidden by a hat pulled […]

by Anonymous· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Colby Symphony Orchestra concludes concert season with wintry finale

Colby Symphony Orchestra concludes concert season with wintry finale

The Colby Symphony Orchestra finished its fall season this weekend with a stunning program of wintry fantasy. A fitting theme for a Colby ensemble at this time of year, the concert took the audience on a journey through the music of northern composers, from Norway to Russia.  Despite the snow that threatened to fall earlier in the day, Lorimer Chapel […]

by Jacqueline Betz· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Pen to Paper: Prayers

Pen to Paper: Prayers

These prayers are to be walked— soft chalk pathways lined with rosebushes. How my purpose has caught in the hedgerows, tangled silver threads among the branches. How my bare feet learn the grit and sunwarmth. My face has tied itself to copper moon, my neck craned sideways into awkward angles, eyes in anxious contact with the sky. These prayers are […]

by Esther Mathieu· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Worldvision excites Colby with multilingual song and dance

Worldvision excites Colby with multilingual song and dance

Last Thursday night, students and faculty crowded into Ostrove Auditorium to see a show put on by a rare group of performers: Colby’s language classes. A tradition stretching back for almost a decade, Worldvision is an annual event where Colby’s modern language students sing and dance to songs from their language’s culture. Modeled after the international Eurovision Song Contest, Colby’s […]

by Jacqueline Betz· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment