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Tragedy in Paris: now what?

Tragedy in Paris: now what?

Friday night, November 13, I made a quiche at my friend Hayley’s apartment. We sipped red wine and listened to jazz music. We ate overlooking the most breathtaking view of Paris, with a front row seat to the Eiffel tower. We decided to call it an early night, and I left for the metro at about 9:30 p.m. It was […]

Date Night Provides Escape from College Hookup Culture

Of hookup culture, Noah Tocci ’17 said, “having to rely on parties to meet up with someone you are hanging out with or want to hang out with, places a lot of pressure on people and can lead to an unhealthy drinking culture as well.”

by Nathaniel Rees· · 1 comment · Featured
CVC, SGA pilot “No-Damage November” program

CVC, SGA pilot “No-Damage November” program

In an email to the campus community on November 1, the Colby Volunteer Center (CVC) and Student Government Association (SGA) announced a new initiative to combat dorm damage. The program, entitled “No-Damage November” will aim to raise money for the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter through donations and awareness. According to the email, students from the Hill have helped out the shelter […]

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

Cultural mockery: an open letter to that kid

What follows here is a true account of how a happy Halloween turned into a crappy one. So let’s start from the beginning, the day before. So…it’s Hallows Eve and, like every other day before a festive holiday at college that requires some kind of dressing up, I have nothing. I scavenged through my “costume chest” with no luck. No […]

For Shorey, Conservatism on Campus is an Uphill Battle

For Shorey, Conservatism on Campus is an Uphill Battle

When asked what he would most want to change about people’s misconceptions of conservatives, Shorey stated, “a lot of times on this campus we ask for more dialogue. And I feel like when people are asking for dialogue on certain issues, they don’t want the more conservative view on those issues. I think that’s unfair, and I think that a lot of misconceptions about the Colby Republicans and conservative views in general could be gone if we included all sides of the coin issue when we’re discussing an issue.”

by Nathaniel Rees· · 4 comments · Featured
X. Country ready for ECACs

X. Country ready for ECACs

Men’s and Women’s cross country both raced at the NESCAC Championships this past weekend. The men, with their number one runner out, earned an eighth place finish while the women finished seventh. The team looks towards ECACs this weekend.

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 […]

by Grant Alenson· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News, Featured, News
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. […]