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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 […]

Lauren Duca Gives Oak Student Committee Keynote

Lauren Duca Gives Oak Student Committee Keynote

On Tuesday, March 28, the Oak Student Committee welcomed Lauren Duca to present their spring keynote speech, which focused on the theme of accessible news. Duca, who is a contributing editor at Teen Vogue, rose to fame after publishing an article called “Donald Trump is Gaslighting America.” She subsequently appeared on Tucker Carlson’s conservative Fox News show Tucker Carlson Tonight […]

Student perspective: The ups and downs of studying abroad

Student perspective: The ups and downs of studying abroad

The Newark airport on Jan. 9th was business as usual: hoards of exasperated travelers snaking through the TSA line at a rate of one inch per minute. A few feet away, I was in a frenzy, manically redistributing my 60- plus pounds of luggage to adhere to the 50-pound checked bag limit. Sweat beads forming, I finally managed to zip […]

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Faces Around Campus: Scott A. Cornforth

by Louisa Goldman Although college is commonly characterized by lifelong bonds formed with peers and professors, quite possibly the most consistent relationship a student will have over the course of their four years is that with their dining hall’s cashiers. On Mayflower Hill, a cafeteria cashier’s approving Colby Card swipe is the required price of admittance into Foss, Bob’s, or […]

Faces of Colby: Tony Tuell, dog owner and engineer

Faces of Colby: Tony Tuell, dog owner and engineer

Tony Tuell, Supervisor of Mechanical and Electrical Services is not only an accomplished engineer and outdoorsman, but also the owner of Colby’s famous self-walking dogs. Tuell came to Colby in February 2006 after working in a paper mill, citing the job’s stability and his friendship with a former director of facilities as the main reasons for his interest. “It’s a […]

International students on the tough transition to Colby

International students on the tough transition to Colby

While all newcomers must navigate the Hill to find their niche, for many international students, the social stress of this endeavor is magnified by the simultaneous struggle of adopting a foreign country and culture. Suddenly, many of the social dictums they have followed their whole lives become unreliable. What they say and how they say it undergoes a mammoth paradigm […]

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Lily Herrmann ’19 on her fall campaign work

Lily Herrmann ’19 on her fall campaign work

For many years, college campuses have been hotspots for political discussions. Between campus protests and political clubs, many students today feel the need to be politically active and to work toward change. This attitude is as prevalent at Colby, where many students choose to become government majors and partake in political activism. Amongst all the political discussions about the upcoming […]

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Faces Around Campus: getting to know Kim Au

Dining Services Supervisor Kim Au, a familiar face in the Spa, came to Colby in 2010 after a long career in the Central Maine restaurant business, though she began her career as a teacher. “I used to teach kindergarten and first grade in Winslow, but in the summertime I had to get a summer job, so I went to work […]

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