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Dear Echo readers

Dear Echo readers

Dear Echo readers, When we first learned that we would be serving as your co-Editors for the 2019-2020 school year, we underestimated the absolute joy it would be to work with the Echo staff, Colby, and the Waterville community. Although stressful at times, the Echo was the most rewarding part of our week, and we felt no greater sense of […]

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Prospect of COVID-19 threatens spring break and beyond

Prospect of COVID-19 threatens spring break and beyond

Student Response The Echo sent out a survey on the night of March 10 asking students for their opinions on how the College should approach maintaining health and safety in the face of COVID-19.  Over 345 students responded by 11:30 p.m. on March 10. Of students sampled in the survey, 48% of respondents feel that Colby should not shut down. […]

Playoff results: squash, basketball, and ice hockey

Playoff results: squash, basketball, and ice hockey

Men’s Squash  Colby men’s squash kicked off the weekend’s playoff events with matches Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Harvard University. Friday’s event was the quarterfinals of the College Squash Association (CSA) National Collegiate Men’s Team Championships. After a successful 11-9 season, the Men’s team was ranked fifth nationally, earning them a match with the fourth ranked Bates in Friday’s championship […]

Colby students headed to the polls on Super Tuesday

Colby students headed to the polls on Super Tuesday

Colby students joined thousands of Americans to vote on March 3, also known as Super Tuesday. Super Tuesday is the biggest voting day of the Democratic primaries, determining the allocation of 1,344, or 34%, of the Democratic Party’s delegates. A total of 14 states voted for their preferred candidate: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, […]

Men’s basketball overcomes Bates in triple overtime

Men’s basketball overcomes Bates in triple overtime

Before a crowd of well over 1,000, Colby men’s basketball pulled out a dramatic win over Bates College in triple overtime on Saturday Feb. 22nd. The win over Bates advances Colby to the semi-finals of the NESCAC playoffs. Having faced Bates twice already this year and winning both games in regulation time (101-84 and 72-61), the Mules looked poised to […]

Colby quarantines students traveling from mainland China

Colby quarantines students traveling from mainland China

The number of cases of coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, have been continuously increasing in China since January.  Originating in the city of Wuhan, cases have been found throughout both China and the United States. In late January, the World Health Organization declared the virus a world health emergency, prompting the US to suspend travel and recommend a period of […]

Men’s and Women’s Rugby advance to the round of 16 in Nationals

Men’s and Women’s Rugby advance to the round of 16 in Nationals

Starting off the weekend of Rugby, the women’s team took on the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers (RIT) in a match which would advance the winner to the round of 16 of Nationals. The match was a cold one, with both teams facing adversity from the wind. Fortunately for the Mules, RIT was low on numbers and on the smaller […]

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Colby Football wins CBB second year in a row

Colby Football wins CBB second year in a row

The Colby football team closed out their season with a contest for the books. The Mules secured the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) trophy Sat. night with a 47-34 win over Bowdoin’s Polar Bears. Dick McGee Head Coach for Colby Football Jack Cosgrove has started off his fruitful tenure on Mayflower Hill with two of such trophies in two years. Colby’s closing game […]

A closer look at local election, referendum results

A closer look at local election, referendum results

Last week, Nov. 5, Maine’s residents voted on two statewide referendum questions. Question One addressed Maine’s infrastructure, asking residents if they were in favor of a $105 million bond issue, the proceeds of which would go toward Maine’s roads, bridges, railroads, airports, transit, and ports. If the Question were to pass, the federal government would contribute an extra $137 million.  […]

Waterville heads to the polls a year after midterm challenges to Colby voters

Waterville heads to the polls a year after midterm challenges to Colby voters

On Nov. 5, Waterville residents voted in the State of Maine Referendum Election and Regular and Special Municipal Elections. Waterville voters cast their ballots on City Council seats, Board of Education seats, Kennebec Water District Trustees, and Charter Commission seats. All voters in Maine voted on transportation investment and amendments to the Constitution of Maine regarding allowing people with disabilities […]