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Annual Costume Party signals Museum’s increasing appeal

Annual Costume Party signals Museum’s increasing appeal

As per tradition, the Colby College Museum of Art celebrated Halloween with a full night of festivities on Thursday, October 29 with their annual Museum Costume Party.  Whether they were children from the local Waterville community, Colby students, or parents visiting for Family Homecoming weekend, almost 200 people filled the William D. Adams Gallery last Thursday night and celebrated the […]

Finding meaning in the age of delayed adulthood

Finding meaning in the age of delayed adulthood

For long stretches towards the end of high school, I imagined myself at a stoplight, waiting for my life to begin. Nothing I did seemed to matter: the papers I wrote were read, graded, and forgotten instantly; the friendships I fostered arose from proximity rather than love, and I could feel them fading with every passing week; and my job […]

Administration, Security respond to pulled fire alarms

Administration, Security respond to pulled fire alarms

Since the beginning of the academic year, there have been approximately 40 incidents of fire alarms going off in residence halls, according to Security reports. Some of those have been due to relatively harmless catalysts, such as burnt toast, hair spray, and candles. However, out of those 40 incidents, nearly 20 have been related to pull stations, and deemed “non-accidental” by […]

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Four dead, including gunman, in Oakland shooting

Four dead, including gunman, in Oakland shooting

Around 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, multiple police agencies responded to 911 calls of a shooting on Belgrade Road in Oakland, nearby the Hume Center, a popular student hangout spot. According to a centralmaine.com report, police were seen nearby the Belgrade Road and Church Street intersection with rifles. Multiple ambulances responded to the scene and sirens could be heard from campus. […]

The Power of the Colby Card Reduced

The Power of the Colby Card Reduced

Campus Life has recently begun to roll out a new policy that limits students’ access to dorms other than their own past 10:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Trustees, Bradley discuss multiculturalism on campus

Trustees, Bradley discuss multiculturalism on campus

On October 22, the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a discussion on multiculturalism between members of the Board of Trustees, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Tashia Bradley, and students. In an official notice email, SGA wrote that the talk would engage students about “multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion in education” and builds on the College’s commitment to “an inclusive […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News, Featured
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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