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The River Rail: Exploring the environment

The River Rail: Exploring the environment

While climate change is often represented by scientific models, the arts and humanities have the unique power to evoke emotional responses and articulate imagined futures. The River Rail: Occupy Colby, a special edition of world-renowned art magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, features work centered on human engagement with environmental issues. As a collaboration between the Colby College Museum of Art, the […]

Rock & Roe: students hold concert supporting reproductive rights

Rock & Roe: students hold concert supporting reproductive rights

The first annual Rock & Roe: A Planned Parenthood Benefit Concert took place this past Sat., Nov. 16 in Foss. The concert, a joint effort between Planned Parenthood Generation Action (PPGA) and the Colby Music Incubator (CMI), brought student musicians to the stage to raise money for Planned Parenthood New England in light of Maine’s restricted access to abortion services.  […]

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Colby Football wins CBB second year in a row

Colby Football wins CBB second year in a row

The Colby football team closed out their season with a contest for the books. The Mules secured the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) trophy Sat. night with a 47-34 win over Bowdoin’s Polar Bears. Dick McGee Head Coach for Colby Football Jack Cosgrove has started off his fruitful tenure on Mayflower Hill with two of such trophies in two years. Colby’s closing game […]

Room checks: An invasion of privacy

Room checks: An invasion of privacy

The year is 2019. What few rights to privacy that were once enjoyed are now, tragically, no more.  Corporations worldwide have been gradually expanding upon their accumulation and manipulation of user analytics. There is now an unspoken tradeoff that comes along with using their services: users consent to allow their own information to be included in already-massive compilations of data. […]

A closer look at local election, referendum results

A closer look at local election, referendum results

Last week, Nov. 5, Maine’s residents voted on two statewide referendum questions. Question One addressed Maine’s infrastructure, asking residents if they were in favor of a $105 million bond issue, the proceeds of which would go toward Maine’s roads, bridges, railroads, airports, transit, and ports. If the Question were to pass, the federal government would contribute an extra $137 million.  […]

Student Government Association works to stop overspending

Student Government Association works to stop overspending

After years of overspending, Campus Life is working with the Student Government Association (SGA) to help it reduce expenditures and remain within its approved budget for the 2019-2020 academic year. SGA’s budget is used to support on-campus events, such as class dinners and the State of the College, and to fund clubs across campus. SGA has overspent in each of […]

Women’s Rugby falls to Bryant State

Women’s Rugby falls to Bryant State

Colby women’s rugby played a tough game against Bryant State team this weekend. In a game played for an advantageous playoff position after an undefeated season, Bryant State came on top 19-14. Nov. 2nd was crisp. On a Colby women’s rugby came to play, and they brought in a crowd. The crowd came to see two of the best 15 […]

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. These elections follow a memorable midterm election in 2018, which saw around 150 Colby students’ votes challenged. Waterville voters cast their ballots on seats for the City Council, Board of Education, Kennebec Water District, and Charter Commission. All voters in Maine […]

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 […]