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Bobs employees voice concerns on dining hall work conditions

Bobs employees voice concerns on dining hall work conditions

A wide array of student activist organizations, like the Students Organized for Black and Latinx Unity and the Four Winds Native American Alliance, play important roles in protecting and advocating for the rights of certain groups at Colby. One group on campus, however, seems to be lacking an advocacy organization—Colby’s dining hall staff. Colby used to have an active group […]

by James Burnett· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Features, Features
Faces of Colby: Bon Apetit’s Michael Foss

Faces of Colby: Bon Apetit’s Michael Foss

Colby students love food and visit the dining halls often. After long days of practice, classes, and studying, they enjoy sitting down to a good meal. With accessibility to online dining hall menus, it is easy for students to take their pick from a wide range of cuisines. Much of this variety is due to Michael Foss, a Dining Services […]

by Sarah Warner· · 0 comments · Features
Students continue Johnson Day tradition

Students continue Johnson Day tradition

While some college athletes seek only to attain individual status and recognition, for many Colby students being part of a team has instilled the value of working towards a shared purpose. Whether fostering change on a global level or inspiring involvement within Waterville, numerous Colby teams are using their spare time to engage with the community and perform service projects. […]

by Hannah Southwick· · 0 comments · Features
Date nights downtown or blank stares in Bobs: it’s cuffing season

Date nights downtown or blank stares in Bobs: it’s cuffing season

Due to the sensitive nature of the article, surnames have not been disclosed and first names have been changed. Use the term “cuffing season” around Colby students, and you’ll immediately hear some strong opinions. On the one hand, there are students like sophomore Aidan, a philosophy major and firm cuffing-season denier who immediately responded that “It doesn’t exist,” when asked […]

Mingle with a Mule: lunch with Maddy Placik `18

Mingle with a Mule: lunch with Maddy Placik `18

Senior year is an equally exciting and terrifying time- faced with the responsibility of finding a job or applying to grad school, as well as with the prospect of leaving many of their closest friends behind, it’s easy for seniors to feel overwhelmed. Like many other members of the Class of 2018, Maddy Placik is juggling these duties while still […]

by Sarah Warner· · 0 comments · Features
Colby’s Chronic Illness Support Group lobbies administration

Colby’s Chronic Illness Support Group lobbies administration

In the last few weeks, students in Colby’s Chronic Illness Support Group have actively lobbied the administration to increase resources and accessibility for disabled students. Members of the group met with Director of the Pugh Center Dwayne D. Paul, the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Betty Sasaki, Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae, and the General Manager of […]

by James Burnett· · 1 comment · Features
Mules are actin’ up: Improv and Powder & Wig perform!

Mules are actin’ up: Improv and Powder & Wig perform!

Powder and Wig and Colby Improv are two major performing arts clubs here on  campus, Powder and Wig is Colby’s “all inclusive, student-run theater group.” Productions are cast and directed by Colby students with various levels of theater experience, currently led by President Nora Hill ’18 and Vice President Kelsey Book ’18. Members spend varying amounts of time at rehearsals […]

by Annabel McLaughlin· · 0 comments · Features
Local Exploration: Wolfe’s Neck State Park

Local Exploration: Wolfe’s Neck State Park

If you are interested in a day trip with a pleasant hike, stunning views of Maine’s rocky coast, and delicious food, look no further than Wolfe’s Neck State Park in Freehold, ME. Wolfe’s Neck is located an hour away from Colby’s campus, but is undoubtedly worth the drive. The park—which is open daily all year round from 9:00 a.m. to […]

by James Burnett· · 0 comments · Features
Mingle with a mule: Chip Gavin `90

Mingle with a mule: Chip Gavin `90

Since the first issue of the Echo was published in 1877, generations of student writers have used the paper as a medium to relate stories of the Colby community. For former Editor-in-Chief Chip Gavin ’90, four years of work for the Echo impacted his own life story and allowed him to develop lifelong friendships. He even used the journalism skills […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Features
Pot use on campus: the main reason why Colby loves `dillas

Pot use on campus: the main reason why Colby loves `dillas

Due to the sensitivity of this topic, names have been changed to protect the identities of contributors. To comply with federal policies, Colby College does not allow  marijuana use on campus. In a world where attitudes toward the drug are swiftly changing, students have a different mindset. On most Saturday nights, the Spa is a hub for Colby students of […]