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Champagne on the Steps: making a comeback?

Champagne on the Steps: making a comeback?

Colby seems to have a rocky history with its traditions. Though events like Loudness and the Colby Universe pageant have remained staple events on campus, many past traditions  have been forgotten or forcibly ended. One tradition with  a relatively short but turbulent history is that of Champagne on the Steps. The tradition is fairly self-explanatory: seniors gather on the Miller […]

Young Alumni Trustee Joerose Tharakan ’08

Young Alumni Trustee Joerose Tharakan ’08

Joerose Tharakan ’08 is the Young Alumni Trustee, a position reserved for alumni who graduated within the past five to eight years. Tharakan, who held the position since 2013, brings  an important perspective as a recent graduate to the activities of the board and has been working on development initiatives for the College. During Trustees Weekend, Tharakan shared with the […]

First-year students struggle with a major decision

First-year students face decision to declare major and professional path.

Megan Lasher ’15 launches her career at TIME magazine

Megan Lasher ’15 launches her career at TIME magazine

The single largest specter hanging over every college graduate’s head is the fear of unemployment. Especially for those pursuing creative careers, trying to find a job after graduation (let alone one you actually want) is daunting and at times seems impossible. However, one wouldn’t know this talking to Megan Lasher ’15, who went from graduating last May to becoming a […]

MacLean ’15 making moves on Dancing With the Stars

MacLean ’15 making moves on Dancing With the Stars

While some Colby students don’t go into a field at all related to their major or minor, Julie MacLean ’15 used her degree in theater and dance to spring herself right into the entertainment industry. Almost immediately after graduating from the College, MacLean moved to Los Angeles, California and began her job on the ABC reality show, Dancing with the […]

On finding solitude and the ideal bathrooms on campus

The moment I felt Colby became my home was the moment I found the perfect place to drop a brick. As a first year, there’s nothing like finding that perfect place to take a shit. For the first time since you moved into a 200 square-foot room with another human, and began sharing a bathroom with 15 other people, finding […]

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Debate Society confident after first win of the year over McGill

Debate Society confident after first win of the year over McGill

On Friday, November 6, 2015, 12 members of the George E. Murray Debate Society traveled north with the intent of gaining international prestige for the campus club as they faced off against McGill’s Debating Union. The event on November 7 marked the Debate Society’s first competition of the year.

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Fireside Chats Installment V: Dorm Damage

I have real concerns when I see vandalism on campus and tampering with safety equipment. There is simply no excuse for this behavior, especially behavior that puts others in danger.

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From Policeman to Professor: The Story of Sociologist Neil Gross

From Policeman to Professor: The Story of Sociologist Neil Gross

This year, Colby is welcoming Professor Neil Gross, who is joining as a professor and as the chair of the Sociology Department here. In a recent interview, he discussed his past experiences, interests, research, and what he hopes to achieve at Colby.

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Students for Education Reform Fight for Educational Justice

Students for Education Reform Fight for Educational Justice

Club President Dylan Alles ’16 writes: “Nationally, Students for Education Reform (SFER) is a non-profit organization aimed at raising awareness and encouraging action around educational inequity in America by developing college students into grassroots organizers who fight for educational justice in their communities.”

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