Editor Pick Features

Maintaining perspective – and humor – during the coronavirus outbreak

Maintaining perspective – and humor – during the coronavirus outbreak

In the past week, COVID-19 has been the top subject of conversation at the College. You can not be in a food line at Dana, pass a group on the first (or even second) floor of Miller, or walk into a classroom without hearing news and rumors about the virus’s spread. As cases across the country – and the world […]

Take 4 Program takes the lead on food recovery effort in Waterville

Take 4 Program takes the lead on food recovery effort in Waterville

Approximately 40% of food in the United States is wasted. In spite of this, about 20% of Waterville citizens do not have access to healthy food. Poverty and food insecurity are major and often hidden issue in the community.  Colby junior Ja’Sean Holmes `21 is working to confront issues of food insecurity in the Waterville community and raise awareness through […]

Study abroad application looms for Class of 2022

Study abroad application looms for Class of 2022

Study abroad applications for next academic year are due Feb. 20 for members of the Class of 2022 hoping to join the nearly 70% of Mules who leave the country in their time at the College. Colby students typically go abroad in the fall or spring semester of their junior year, but many opt to do so at other points […]

The Echo sits down with new student admissions employees

The Echo sits down with new student admissions employees

A defining moments of one’s college search is that of the campus tour. The Echo recently had the opportunity to take a peek behind the curtain of the admissions job process.  Georgia Dettmann `22 and Alec Potts `22 both recently began working for admissions, Dettmann as an Admissions Fellow and Potts as an Admissions Intern. Dettmann was motivated by her […]

A Look at Colby’s Sustainability Efforts

A Look at Colby’s Sustainability Efforts

This article is part of a series on Colby’s sustainability. This year, Colby was ranked number one in the Association for Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 2019 Sustainable Campus Index. The College was also the fourth such institution to declare net zero carbon emissions. But how did Colby get to this place? “The College has had a long commitment to […]

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Oak Institute advances human rights through fellowship

Oak Institute advances human rights through fellowship

The Oak Institute for Human Rights is the College’s hub of human rights activism. Since its inception in 1997, it has brought a front-line human rights activist to the College to serve as the Oak fellow. This role allows for activists to participate in research, writing, and reflection at the College while taking a break from their dangerous yet crucial […]

A Conversation with Colby Republicans

A Conversation with Colby Republicans

Two members of the Colby Republicans sat down with the Echo to discuss their perspectives, hopes, thoughts, and anxieties about former governor Paul LePage’s visit to campus, as well as the club’s plans for the future. Meredith Allen `21 of Dover, Massachusetts, is studying economics and data science. On campus she is the co-president of Colby Republicans, an officer and […]

Students, professors discuss midterm examinations

Students, professors discuss midterm examinations

Midterm season is in full swing on Mayflower Hill. As the middle of the fall semester approaches,  Professors are crafting their exams and students are preparing to demonstrate the knowledge they have garnered since the commencement of classes.  For professors, this means deciding both what information to include on their midterms how to assess their students’ comprehension of the material. […]

Jewish High Holidays Cause Reflection

Jewish High Holidays Cause Reflection

The Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur have come and passed. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, began Sept. 29 at sundown and ended on Oct. 1 at sundown. Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, was Oct. 8 at sundown and lasted until sundown the next day. All Jewish holidays span from sundown to sundown and are […]

A Look Back at The Colby Outing Club

A Look Back at The Colby Outing Club

The Colby Outing Club would like you to wear your seatbelt. Or at least they did in the 1980s. Tucked away in Miller Library’s Special Collections room at the College are a handful of Outing Club logs, ranging mostly from the 1970s-1990s. The logs reveal the recent history of one of the College’s oldest, most prominent, and wide-reaching organizations.  Back […]