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Meet Liz and Marques, Colby’s new SGA presidents

Meet Liz and Marques, Colby’s new SGA presidents

As most of Colby is anxiously waiting to go home and enjoy their summers, Marcques Houston ’18 and Liz Paulino ’18, the 2017-18 SGA co-presidents, are doing the opposite. The two are spending all of their time looking ahead to the fall and have already begun planning ways in which their administration can change Colby’s environment. Houston is from Monmouth, […]

From Down East to Far East, Colby’s Asian Migrations Exhibit

From Down East to Far East, Colby’s Asian Migrations Exhibit

As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) begins in May, Colby’s Miller Library is gearing up to host the capstone exhibition for HI 352: Asian Migrations, taught by Professor Elizabeth LaCouture. The class has focused on examining Maine’s connections to Asia and especially Colby’s Asian heritage. As stated in the event invitation for the exhibit, the course is a lab […]

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Local exploration: the Amish Community Market in Unity

Local exploration: the Amish Community Market in Unity

Not far from Colby in the small town of Unity, Maine, a growing Amish community owns a small market. The market includes a bakery which sells doughnuts every Wednesday and Saturday morning. Mainly due to word of mouth, these doughnuts have become increasingly popular in Central Maine, with some driving long distances to this unexpected location. The popular doughnuts at […]

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The best restaurants, breweries, trails, and sightseeing destinations in Portland, ME

The best restaurants, breweries, trails, and sightseeing destinations in Portland, ME

Portland is one of the top places that comes up when people talk about cities anywhere near Colby. Its hour-long drive from Colby makes it a tough place to go for a quick meal or visit, and a lot of times it is simply a place to pass by on the way to Boston or a place to drive to […]

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Colby Senior Spencer Martin awarded Firefighter of the Year

Spencer Martin has had an idea of what he wanted to be ever since he was a kid. “I knew I wanted to become a firefighter when my neighbor’s house burned down when I was a kid. I always knew I wanted to become a volunteer but I never knew how to,” he explained to the Echo in an interview. […]

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Faces of Colby: New Printer Brings Joy to Colby Campus

Faces of Colby: New Printer Brings Joy to Colby Campus

There is a new printer in Pulver Pavilion, and it arrived just in time for Admitted Students weekend—yet another reason for the prospective students to choose Colby. The printer was replaced last Tuesday, after several enfeebled months. According to Administrative Assistant of Campus Life Danielle Hague, it was time. “It seemed like the printer was jamming every other day,” Hague […]

Organizers of Pig Roast Talk Spring Celebration

As spring comes to Colby, the football team is preparing to host the annual Pig Roast, a day party centered around roasting  a pig. This year, event organizers Larry Patrizio ’17 and Corben Davis ’18 are focused on making the event more inclusive.  Though the football team hosts the Pig Roast every spring, no one really knows when it started. […]

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(Re)Introducing WMHB, Colby’s popular radio station

On the ground floor of Bob’s, down a hallway and past a bulletin board littered with radio stickers, lives Colby’s on-campus radio broadcasting office. WHMB, headed by Sam LeFeber ’17, airs a variety of student-run shows all week. Programs range from talk shows and “epic banter” to hour-long classic rock jam sessions. Sometimes, if there is a big event on […]

Local Exploration: The search for Waterville’s best pizza place

One of Colby’s most popular rumors is that Waterville has the most fast food restaurants per capita in America, making it the fast food capital. While this statistic has not been proved,  Waterville does have many food choices to offer. Especially for a college kid, fast food and cheap food is a necessity. One food many Colby kids,  and all […]

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Getting to know Chuck Ferguson, Colby’s bookbinder

Getting to know Chuck Ferguson, Colby’s bookbinder

In the basement of Lorimer Chapel, down a brightly-lit hallway, there is a small, little-known room designated “The Russell Hitchcock Book Bindery.” Scrolls of fabric line the back walls. Shelves containing jars of paste sit above a bright red backing press. Tools—scissors, saws, hammers—are hung carefully on corkboards on the left side of the room, and a large work table […]

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