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Oak Institute advances human rights through fellowship

Oak Institute advances human rights through fellowship

The Oak Institute for Human Rights is the College’s hub of human rights activism. Since its inception in 1997, it has brought a front-line human rights activist to the College to serve as the Oak fellow. This role allows for activists to participate in research, writing, and reflection at the College while taking a break from their dangerous yet crucial […]

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 […]

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 […]

Artful Halloween: Frights and Fun

Artful Halloween: Frights and Fun

This past Halloween, the Colby College Museum of Art covered their normally pristine lobby with pumpkins, spiderwebs, and other spooky decorations for their annual Artful Halloween event. The event, planned by the Museum Student Advisory Board (MSAB) encouraged students, faculty, and locals alike to dress in their best art-related costumes and flock to the Museum for some Halloween fun.  “This […]

College conducts health and safety checks across campus

College conducts health and safety checks across campus

Colby students received an email last week from Campus Life informing them that their rooms would undergo health and safety checks. Starting the week of Nov. 4 and lasting until Nov. 15, students can expect a pair of Colby employees to come into their rooms to conduct a wellness examination.  In the spring of 2019, the Dean of Students, Campus […]

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A Conversation with Colby Republicans

A Conversation with Colby Republicans

Two members of the Colby Republicans sat down with the Echo to discuss their perspectives, hopes, thoughts, and anxieties about former governor Paul LePage’s visit to campus, as well as the club’s plans for the future. Meredith Allen `21 of Dover, Massachusetts, is studying economics and data science. On campus she is the co-president of Colby Republicans, an officer and […]

Two weeks in review: catch up on local news

Two weeks in review: catch up on local news

Mayor Isgro vetoes City Council move to purchase ambulances By Sonia Lachter Local News and Features Editor On Oct. 22, Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro vetoed a unanimous city council vote which approved up to $131,000 in spending on two ambulances for the city. In his Veto of Resolution, Isgro explained that this was due to his concerns about cost. “It […]

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Colby Boxing hits Waterville

Colby Boxing hits Waterville

One of Colby’s hottest new organizations, the Boxing Club, debuted this semester. Led by founder Zeke Edwards-Mizel `22, the club trains out of O’Leary’s Fitness in downtown Waterville every Sunday at 3 p.m.  The club caters to range of comfort levels; while some members have been boxing for a few years, most are brand new to the sport. Newcomers and […]

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 […]

A nation divided: Carrie Mae Weems on the questions we should be asking

A nation divided: Carrie Mae Weems on the questions we should be asking

“How do we get there?” Carrie Mae Weems asked the audience in the College’s Given Auditorium. “How do we unpack the difficulty of where we are as a country, as a nation? What are the questions that we need to ask, what are the questions that we need to navigate, what are the things that we need to see, that […]