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Super Tuesday in Maine: a breakdown of the state’s primary results

Super Tuesday in Maine: a breakdown of the state’s primary results

Mainers voted on March 3 in the Democratic primary ahead of the 2020 presidential election. With the help of New York Times’s reporting, the Echo has provided coverage of the State’s results. Vice President Joe Biden won the state with 34% of the votes (67,272 votes), amounting to nine delegates. His main competition, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, received 32.9% of […]

by Sonia Lachter· · 0 comments · Local, Side Feature
Annual SHOUT week commences with art crawl

Annual SHOUT week commences with art crawl

Monday kicked off the Pugh Community Board’s annual SHOUT (Speaking, Hearing, Opening Up Together) week. The theme of SHOUT week this year is “Art as Politic“. According to the announcement on ColbyNow, “Art has the ability to connect, move, and empower people to imagine, see, and understand the world in different ways. In other words, art is transformational. Art as […]

The Guth Truth: Top five ways to spend COVID-19 quarantine

The Guth Truth: Top five ways to spend COVID-19 quarantine

Well, it seems to be the end of the world as we know it. The world is quickly crumbling under the pressure of Corona, and not the fun kind that urges you to find your beach, but the infamous virus that causes breathing problems. All I know is that whenever I play a round of Plague Inc. on my phone, […]

New furniture to be installed in Dana dining hall over spring break

New furniture to be installed in Dana dining hall over spring break

Students who frequently eat in Dana may have been shocked to find that the beloved booths were removed from the dining hall this past January and replaced with sets of small tables and chairs. This temporary layout will remain in the dining hall until spring break, when Dana will install brand new furniture throughout the space. The Echo spoke with […]

by Bia Malaspina· · 0 comments · News, Side Feature
The Colby Museum of Art’s director leaves after 13 years

The Colby Museum of Art’s director leaves after 13 years

Last Wednesday, President Greene announced that Sharon Corwin, Director and Chief Curator of the Colby College Museum of Art, will be leaving the College on June 1 to become CEO of the Chicago-based Terra Foundation for American Art. Corwin was first hired by the College in 2002 as Lunder Curator for American Art, and within four years, she had moved […]

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
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