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Buffy: female empowerment never gets old

Buffy: female empowerment never gets old

Buffy the Vampire Slayer sounds a bit ridiculous, if we’re being honest. It comes across as  campy, childish, and the makeup consists, in the beginning seasons, of masks and yellow contacts. Even the name “Buffy” is fictional and entirely 90s. But it’s also one of the greatest television shows of all time. It features, as promised by the title, Buffy […]

Book review: Queen of the Night

Book review: Queen of the Night

Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee is a haunting, beautiful depiction of love, sex, theater and royalty in 1890s Europe. Published in February 2016, the text traces the life of Lillet Bern, an orphaned girl from the midwest of America with a beautiful voice — so beautiful, in fact, that her mother claimed the vanity in her voice to […]

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His profile picture is of him playing the drums, a picture echoing one he had when he was sixteen except his hair is shorter and the beard is more pronounced; his casual scruff has turned into a neck beard that’s always there, turning from effortless to negligence. He looks older, leaner, more weathered. He seemed special once a long time […]

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BMR spring show closes with humor and farewells for seniors

BMR spring show closes with humor and farewells for seniors

shows and concerts, you might have caught a jazzy rhythm and a lot of laughter bursting out of Page Commons. This weekend, the Colby student theater group Broadway Musical Revue (BMR) sang and danced their final show of the year.  An energetic spectacle filled with humor, sequins, and some touching moments for seniors, BMR never fails to entertain. Despite being […]

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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