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Bobs employees voice concerns on dining hall work conditions

Bobs employees voice concerns on dining hall work conditions

A wide array of student activist organizations, like the Students Organized for Black and Latinx Unity and the Four Winds Native American Alliance, play important roles in protecting and advocating for the rights of certain groups at Colby. One group on campus, however, seems to be lacking an advocacy organization—Colby’s dining hall staff. Colby used to have an active group […]

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Date nights downtown or blank stares in Bobs: it’s cuffing season

Date nights downtown or blank stares in Bobs: it’s cuffing season

Due to the sensitive nature of the article, surnames have not been disclosed and first names have been changed. Use the term “cuffing season” around Colby students, and you’ll immediately hear some strong opinions. On the one hand, there are students like sophomore Aidan, a philosophy major and firm cuffing-season denier who immediately responded that “It doesn’t exist,” when asked […]

Pot use on campus: the main reason why Colby loves `dillas

Pot use on campus: the main reason why Colby loves `dillas

Due to the sensitivity of this topic, names have been changed to protect the identities of contributors. To comply with federal policies, Colby College does not allow  marijuana use on campus. In a world where attitudes toward the drug are swiftly changing, students have a different mindset. On most Saturday nights, the Spa is a hub for Colby students of […]

Connecting with an ex-mule: dropout turned trucker delights audience with new autobiography

Connecting with an ex-mule: dropout turned trucker delights audience with new autobiography

driver turned author Finn Murphy regret dropping out of Colby after three years here? Not one bit: “for me at the time, I had taken as much as I was willing to take. It was the right decision in terms of my life. I’ve never looked back from that.” After dropping out, Murphy covered more than a million miles as […]

Dr. Carol Hurney inspires Colby professors

Dr. Carol Hurney is in her second year as the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Colby. After working as a biology professor at James Madison University for 20 years, Dr. Hurney and her wife moved to Waterville to start the CTL at Colby, which she hoped would “empower Colby faculty to be the best teachers […]

The Legend of the Blue Light: Sunday Mornings and Hookup Culture on a Small Campus

The Legend of the Blue Light: Sunday Mornings and Hookup Culture on a Small Campus

Names have been changed to protect the identities of sources, due to the sensitive nature of this topic. Fresh out of the orientation class AlcoholEdu, Allison spent an early night at Colby smoking marijuana in a third-floor dorm in Hillside. With no upperclassmen, no course schedules, no friends and high expectations, the first years interrogated one another and bragged as […]

Jinyan Zeng named 2017 Oak Institute fellow

Jinyan Zeng, a Chinese filmmaker, blogger, activist, and scholar, is on campus as the 2017 Oak Human Rights Fellow at Colby. This is the first time in its nearly 20-year history that the Oak Institute for Human Rights has selected someone from the People’s Republic of China as their fellow. Zeng gave her first public talk on September 13 in Ostrove Auditorium, during which she spoke about the power of love and creativity in the struggle for liberation. The event was packed with eager students, faculty, and staff who were appreciative of Zeng’s subject matter and approach. “I am so glad someone is at Colby to expose us to these issues,” said Lindsay Wong ’19.

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Meet Liz and Marques, Colby’s new SGA presidents

Meet Liz and Marques, Colby’s new SGA presidents

As most of Colby is anxiously waiting to go home and enjoy their summers, Marcques Houston ’18 and Liz Paulino ’18, the 2017-18 SGA co-presidents, are doing the opposite. The two are spending all of their time looking ahead to the fall and have already begun planning ways in which their administration can change Colby’s environment. Houston is from Monmouth, […]

Faces of Colby: New Printer Brings Joy to Colby Campus

Faces of Colby: New Printer Brings Joy to Colby Campus

There is a new printer in Pulver Pavilion, and it arrived just in time for Admitted Students weekend—yet another reason for the prospective students to choose Colby. The printer was replaced last Tuesday, after several enfeebled months. According to Administrative Assistant of Campus Life Danielle Hague, it was time. “It seemed like the printer was jamming every other day,” Hague […]

(Re)Introducing WMHB, Colby’s popular radio station

On the ground floor of Bob’s, down a hallway and past a bulletin board littered with radio stickers, lives Colby’s on-campus radio broadcasting office. WHMB, headed by Sam LeFeber ’17, airs a variety of student-run shows all week. Programs range from talk shows and “epic banter” to hour-long classic rock jam sessions. Sometimes, if there is a big event on […]