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BREAKING: College purchases fourth property downtown

BREAKING: College purchases fourth property downtown

The College has recently purchased its fourth building in Waterville.

Aluna Francis of English electric music duo AlunaGeorge performs in Page Commons as part of SPB’s Fall Concert.

Emerging talent AlunaGeorge draws crowds at Fall Concert

This past Saturday, October 24, the Student Programming Board (SPB) invited English electronic music duo AlunaGeorge to come to campus as the headlining performer for the annual Fall Concert. Held in Page Commons, the concert saw a number of Colby students and members of the public alike, adjust their normal Saturday night plans to attend the show. While there, audience […]

Pen to Paper: “Fishing With  Live Bait,” an excerpt

Pen to Paper: “Fishing With Live Bait,” an excerpt

Doug looked in the rearview mirror. At least ten cars behind him. Only one in front, but it was holding him up. He wanted to fly. His 12AM curfew was thirty minutes away and he knew he could cruise for a bit. Sunset Hill Road was near the town line. It had no streetlights and was a rollercoaster for the […]

COFGA Cultivates Food Security, Farming Relationships

COFGA Cultivates Food Security, Farming Relationships

The Echo recently had the opportunity to interview Nick Pattison ’18, the president of COFGA, about his passion for sustainable crops and his work on organic farms both on campus and in the greater Waterville community.

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Political theater: why Hillary’s emails are a non-issue

Political theater: why Hillary’s emails are a non-issue

Over the past few months, the 2016 presidential race appears more akin to political theater then politics. We have Bernie Sanders, the underdog, taking on the Clinton political machine with his special brand of democratic socialism. On the other side, there’s firebrand Donald Trump, whose mix of nationalism and pure pompousness have propelled him to the front of the Republican […]

A brave new bark: what if animals spoke?

Imagine a normal morning at Colby College. We wake up, get dressed, and leave our dorms for breakfast and classes. As we begin walking, we notice the same squirrels that we see on campus every day. As always, our feelings towards the squirrels are an enigma; they are comforting yet confusing, entertaining yet concerning, comical yet strangely terrifying. But today, […]

Football struggles against Wesleyan and Amherst

Football struggles against Wesleyan and Amherst

Despite massive improvements against formidable opponents, the Mules dropped their last two games to Wesleyan and Amherst. The two losses put Colby Football at 0-4 overall and at the bottom of the NESCAC standings. The first game, against the Cardinals in Middletown, CT, saw the Mules lose a fourth-quarter lead in what became a 24-21 defeat. The second game, at […]

Performance collective The Space We Make colloborates with student artists

Friday October 23 marks the opening of Making Space, a concert featuring original dance and theater works inspired by this year’s campus-wide arts and humanities theme of Human/Nature. Amongst the several performances that will be featured in the concert, audience members will experience the multidisciplinary piece, Delores | Stroke. Performed by six student dancers and choreographed by guest artists Simon […]

Pen to Paper: “Human  Nature”

Pen to Paper: “Human Nature”

Grass grows from scalps limbs coarse with bark my smile cracks as the dry soil of my cheeks breaks into pieces, falling to the floor of flesh lined with peach fuzz                       — and the Earth’s sweat we shower in the air’s tears after swimming in rivers of blood kayaking […]

Students advocate for divestment of endowment

Students advocate for divestment of endowment

The Colby Alliance for Renewable Energy (CARE) has recently hosted demonstrations and tabled in Pulver Pavilion advocating for the divestment of the Colby Endowment from fossil fuels. Colby is one of the few colleges that is currently 100% carbon neutral. Neutrality surrounds the issue of greenhouse-gas emissions. While Colby does not cause a net impact on greenhouse gas emissions on […]

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