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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 […]

Take 4 Program takes the lead on food recovery effort in Waterville

Take 4 Program takes the lead on food recovery effort in Waterville

Approximately 40% of food in the United States is wasted. In spite of this, about 20% of Waterville citizens do not have access to healthy food. Poverty and food insecurity are major and often hidden issue in the community.  Colby junior Ja’Sean Holmes `21 is working to confront issues of food insecurity in the Waterville community and raise awareness through […]

Heights suites moved to application based process for room draw

Heights suites moved to application based process for room draw

In an attempt to change the culture of Heights dormitory, Heights suites are now application based.  Jess Manno, director of Campus Life, explained in an interview with the Echo what the impetus behind this new process was. “[The new application system] came about because of turnover in residence life and the staffing area, as the person who used to be […]

by Mady Hand· · 0 comments · News, Side Feature
Computer Science department receives prestigious grant from National Science Foundation

Computer Science department receives prestigious grant from National Science Foundation

The Colby Computer Science department recently received a $344,671 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help the College explore the idea of “computing across the curriculum.” For the particular grant Colby received, the area of focus was Computing in Undergraduate Education (CUE), specifically expanding the range of computer science into other disciplines. Other institutions awarded the same grant […]

by Fiona Huo· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News, News, Side Feature
Two weeks out, vaccine referendum stirs statewide debate

Two weeks out, vaccine referendum stirs statewide debate

In May of 2019, Maine’s State Senate passed a law eliminating religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions in reaction to alarmingly low state-wide immunization rates among young children. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that Maine’s vaccine-exemption rate hit 6.2%, the state’s highest number in over a decade. Most of these exemptions were for nonmedical reasons.   The bill, […]

by Matt Rocha· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local, Local, Side Feature
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 […]

College admits over 200 students for Early Decision Rounds I and II to fill Class of 2024

College admits over 200 students for Early Decision Rounds I and II to fill Class of 2024

On Feb. 14 the College’s Early Decision II (ED2) acceptances came out for the incoming class of 2024. The second of Colby’s two Early Decision options (Early Decision 1 acceptances were published in mid-December) saw approximately 285 students enrolling in the Class of 2024 according to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. There are still no official yield statistics […]

by Conall Butchart· · 0 comments · News, Side Feature
Snow my god: Winter parking woes

Snow my god: Winter parking woes

Every week, Colby Director of Security Bob Williams writes about a security issue that may affect the student population. As I am writing this, there is a winter storm slamming central Maine. The storm didn’t come by surprise. It actually started last Tuesday (seven days ago) and marched across the United States dumping up to a foot of snow in […]

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 […]

by Constantine Fleury· · 0 comments · Headline Article, Sports
Taking a stand: Jan Plan scheduling needs change

Taking a stand: Jan Plan scheduling needs change

With the fall semester wrapping up in just a few weeks, attention is beginning to shift to the upcoming JanPlan. JanPlan, which was originally introduced at Colby in 1962 and was the first of its kind, has since spread to other colleges and universities throughout the nation.  There’s no doubting the steadfast popularity of JanPlan—although only three years of JanPlan […]