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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 […]

by Caitlin Rogers· · 1 comment · Editor Pick Features, Features
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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