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Architectural rendering of the Spa, courtesy of Bon Appétit.

Administration announces new food provider

The Palo Alto, CA based on-site restaurant company, Bon Appétit Management Company, was recently announced as the new dining services provider for Colby. The announcement ended a longstanding agreement with current dining service provider, Sodexo. Bon Appétit was selected by a special advisory group which included students, faculty, and administrators. Bon Appétit was founded in 1987 with the mission of […]

Young Alumni Trustee Joerose Tharakan ’08

Young Alumni Trustee Joerose Tharakan ’08

Joerose Tharakan ’08 is the Young Alumni Trustee, a position reserved for alumni who graduated within the past five to eight years. Tharakan, who held the position since 2013, brings  an important perspective as a recent graduate to the activities of the board and has been working on development initiatives for the College. During Trustees Weekend, Tharakan shared with the […]

Protests against violence erupt during big weekend

Several incidents of violence on campus lead to two campus protests.

by Executive Board· · 2 comments · News, Side Feature
Students, faculty listen in to experiences of violence on campus

Students, faculty listen in to experiences of violence on campus

“You will not know what it feels like until it happens to you…but I hope you can try,” said Mattie Wyndham ’19, as she recounted her experiences to members of the Colby community gathered to listen to the experiences detailed by ten different students. Sponsored by the Oak Student Committee—of the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights—the […]

Two All-Americans for Skiing

Two All-Americans for Skiing

Four athletes traveled to Steamboat Springs, Colorado last weekend to compete in the NCAA championships and two skiers earned All-American honors.

New Fly Fishing Club sets sights on Maine nature

New Fly Fishing Club sets sights on Maine nature

The Fly Fishing Club, organized by Gracie Baldwin ’16, is a new club dedicated to providing Colby students with opportunities to go fly fishing, a method of fishing in which the fly acts as a substitute for bait.  Without bait, a person must rely a lot more on their skill in order to bring in the fish,  “People call it […]

by Drew Ladner· · 1 comment · Features, Side Feature
Investigating the Closure of Colby Favorite, Papa Johns

Investigating the Closure of Colby Favorite, Papa Johns

The rumors that have been taking Yik Yak by storm are true: to the disappointment of Colby students and Waterville locals, the Waterville Papa John’s, formerly located on Kennedy Memorial Drive, has officially closed their doors for business. Luckily, Domino’s and Waterville House of Pizza (WHOP) are in the clear, but for all of the Papa John’s fans out there, […]

Nelson and Kenniston announce new HoPE housing option

Nelson and Kenniston announce new HoPE housing option

New to housing options for the 2016-2017 academic year is the Hall of Purpose Exploration (HoPE) residential community. The initiative, which has been spearheaded by Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life Kurt Nelson, aims to create a community “dedicated to asking questions about purposeful work, meaningful lives, and community connections,” according to an email from Campus Life. The HoPE housing […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · News, Side Feature
Sarandon promotes Sanders campaign on Mayflower Hill

Sarandon promotes Sanders campaign on Mayflower Hill

On February 24, dozens of students, faculty members, and locals gathered in Page Auditorium to welcome Academy Award-winning actress, activist, and Bernie Sanders surrogate, Susan Sarandon. The visit came at the tail end of Sarandon’s statewide tour, where she spoke at several Maine colleges, including Bowdoin and University of Maine Orono. The tour came just two weeks before Maine’s caucus […]

LePage’s endorsement of Trump raises questions

After speaking out against Republican Presidential Candidate and current frontrunner Donald Trump at the Republican Governor’s meeting, saying that Trump would hurt the party and urged the governors present to pen an “open letter” to the American people, Governor LePage has endorsed Trump for president. Additionally, on February 9, the day of the New Hampshire primary, LePage told Bangor’s radio […]