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The Guth Truth: Top five ways to spend COVID-19 quarantine

The Guth Truth: Top five ways to spend COVID-19 quarantine

Well, it seems to be the end of the world as we know it. The world is quickly crumbling under the pressure of Corona, and not the fun kind that urges you to find your beach, but the infamous virus that causes breathing problems. All I know is that whenever I play a round of Plague Inc. on my phone, […]

The Guth Truth: Top five ideas for new varsity sports

The Guth Truth: Top five ideas for new varsity sports

As we continue to Dare Northward with a relentless pursuit of achievement and seeing Colby succeed on a national level, doesn’t it feel like it’s time for some new varsity programs at Colby to improve our overall chances of success? I mean, it’s clear that some of our teams are just not getting the job done, and the more obscure […]

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The Guth Truth: Top five ways to spend Colby’s endowment

The Guth Truth: Top five ways to spend Colby’s endowment

Hello fellow Mules! Ben Guth here coming at you with a great top five list relating to Colby College. While some may say that these lists are completely debased and irrational, I believe they do not belong in the opinions section of the Echo, but the news, as they are the Guth Truth™. That being said, this week‘s topic is […]

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Snow my god: Winter parking woes

Snow my god: Winter parking woes

Every week, Colby Director of Security Bob Williams writes about a security issue that may affect the student population. As I am writing this, there is a winter storm slamming central Maine. The storm didn’t come by surprise. It actually started last Tuesday (seven days ago) and marched across the United States dumping up to a foot of snow in […]

Taking a stand: Jan Plan scheduling needs change

Taking a stand: Jan Plan scheduling needs change

With the fall semester wrapping up in just a few weeks, attention is beginning to shift to the upcoming JanPlan. JanPlan, which was originally introduced at Colby in 1962 and was the first of its kind, has since spread to other colleges and universities throughout the nation.  There’s no doubting the steadfast popularity of JanPlan—although only three years of JanPlan […]

Room checks: An invasion of privacy

Room checks: An invasion of privacy

The year is 2019. What few rights to privacy that were once enjoyed are now, tragically, no more.  Corporations worldwide have been gradually expanding upon their accumulation and manipulation of user analytics. There is now an unspoken tradeoff that comes along with using their services: users consent to allow their own information to be included in already-massive compilations of data. […]

Ban on themed parties: Helpful or hypocritical?

Ban on themed parties: Helpful or hypocritical?

Colby has always had a strong drinking culture.  There’s no denying it—not with the omnipresence of beer cans strewn around after a weekend’s worth of parties and the operation of an on-campus pub at the heart of the Spa.  Recently, however, the College administration has installed a ban on themed parties across campus and downtown. Colby should reevaluate its stance […]

Campus dining: Does it need to be changed?

Campus dining: Does it need to be changed?

Colby’s on-site dining service provider Bon Appétit has a history of being very accommodating and open to changes. Bon Appétit maintains an open forum of reviews, suggestions, compliments and complaints, each posted on bulletin boards in every dining halls on campus.  These have been very positive overall, and what few criticisms were submitted have mostly been addressed. In 2017, Roberts […]

Security Corner: Drinking on and off campus

Security Corner: Drinking on and off campus

Every week, Colby Director of Security Robert Williams writes about a security issue that may affect the student population.  So you’re hanging out behind Alfond Commons waiting for the shuttle, finishing off the beer that you took with you from the party you just left. This scene is becoming way too familiar and technically this is against the law.  This […]

The Echo View: Leaders should be held accountable

The Echo View: Leaders should be held accountable

By, The Colby Echo staff On Oct. 1, Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro (R) announced his intention to declare Oct. 14 Columbus Day once more. This move was in response to Maine Governor Janet Mills’s (D) April signing of a law that changed Maine’s recognition of Columbus to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  Isgro’s official Mayoral Proclamation describes Columbus as having “inspired countless others to […]