Side Feature

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 […]

Brian Long ’19: the voice of the NESCAC Story

Brian Long ’19: the voice of the NESCAC Story

Brian Long is a freshman at Colby, and if you don’t recognize his face as you walk by him on the path, you might recognize his voice. Long has been featured on the Snapchat NESCAC story several times—all short videos that show off his impressive talent of “doing voices.” The proper terminology for “doing voices” is “voice acting.” Voice acting […]

Assault of elderly Waterville woman raises questions about gun control

Assault of elderly Waterville woman raises questions about gun control

The recent attack and assault of an 73-year-old woman in Waterville has sparked the discussion over gun control and whether it might be beneficial for citizens to own guns as a means of protection. The debate began when Waterville Police Chief Joe Massey voiced his opinion that this case made an argument that citizens should be able to arm themselves […]

Local alumni profile: Henry Beck ’09 Waterville state representative

Local alumni profile: Henry Beck ’09 Waterville state representative

Senior year is an unforgettable time for any Colby student, but it was especially memorable for Henry Beck ’09 (D-Waterville), who ran a successful political campaign and was sworn into the Maine House of Representatives while still on campus. Though many seniors do their best to arrange a stress-free spring semester, Beck took as many 8 a.m. classes as possible […]

Meet the Colby College Board of Trustees

Meet the Colby College Board of Trustees

At the beginning of the month, the Colby Board of Trustees convened in Boston for their annual Winter meeting. Covering topics such as professor promotion, solar energy on campus, and post-grad opportunities for students, the meeting’s agenda left President Greene “inspired by the insistence of our trustees that we hold Colby to the highest standards.” They may not be familiar […]

by Gillian Katz· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News, News, Side Feature
The student-run Colby Café to open in January

The student-run Colby Café to open in January

As was recently announced in a campus-wide email there will soon be a student-run café on Mayflower Hill, set to appear in the coming months. The Colby Café, created by the Colby Coffee Club, will be a student-run café located in the Mary Low Coffeehouse and will be operational from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday nights. […]

by Grant Alenson· · 0 comments · News, Side Feature