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Club sports persevere despite practice time woes

Club sports persevere despite practice time woes

With the arrival of new Assistant Athletic Director Jessica Cherry and plans for a new and improved Athletic Center, Colby Athletics are certainly in for an upgrade. Yet despite these improvements, there is a shortage of an essential element to any sports team: practice time. This year, several club sports teams have been having trouble simply scheduling practice. After winning […]

by Caitlin Rogers· · 0 comments · Features
Colby has seen worse than Winter Storm Stella

Colby has seen worse than Winter Storm Stella

This week, Colby faced Winter Storm Stella, the College’s second brutal snowstorm of the season. The first, a month ago, left the Waterville area with an extra two feet of snow, and allowed for a snow day here at Colby. Newcomers to Maine might think this is a lot, but it is just one of the many intense winters that […]

by Ethan Schuler· · 0 comments · Features
The legacy of Colby’s first female graduate: Mary Caffrey Low

The legacy of Colby’s first female graduate: Mary Caffrey Low

Mary Caffrey Low was the first woman to graduate from Colby College with the class of 1875. Low was an extremely bright student, though it was her boldness and determination to be educated in an era when women were prevented from doing so that paved the way for future generations here at Colby College.  In the late nineteenth century, higher […]

by Meghan Enslow· · 0 comments · Features
Faces of Colby: Assistant Athletic Director Jessica Cherry

Faces of Colby: Assistant Athletic Director Jessica Cherry

Do you ever wonder who makes the signs you see hanging up for Colby sports games? Or where the fog and spotlight come from when the men’s hockey team skates out during games? Well, the person behind all of this is one of the strongest, most hard working women at Colby: Associate Athletic Director Jessica Cherry. Cherry grew up in […]

by Amy Tournas· · 0 comments · Features, Uncategorized
Cancun Mexican Restaurant: South of the (Canadian) border

Cancun Mexican Restaurant: South of the (Canadian) border

Despite the plethora of food selections that Colby provides students, every once in awhile I find myself craving something that I simply cannot find on campus: a single pot sticker, French onion soup in a sourdough bread bowl from Panera, literally anything off the Noodles and Company menu. Recently, I have desired nothing but guacamole-drenched Mexican food, and decided to […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Features
History Spotlight: Colby’s founding as a baptist college 204 years ago

History Spotlight: Colby’s founding as a baptist college 204 years ago

On Feb. 27, Colby celebrated turning 204 years old. Colby College is the 12th oldest independent liberal arts college in the nation and was chartered in 1813 in order to provide a local source for educating Baptist ministers. In early colonial towns, families and communities were centered around religion. Churches wished to train their own ministers without having to depend […]

by Anh Uong· · 0 comments · Features

Annual Colby S.H.O.U.T. week focuses on “Writing Revolutions”

This week at Colby is S.H.O.U.T. week, an annual event hosted by the Pugh Community Board focusing on activism and social issues. The week begins Wednesday, March 1 and will continue through March 8. S.H.O.U.T. stands for Speaking, Hearing, and Opening Up Together. Every year’s S.H.O.U.T. week has a theme, which influences the speakers, discussions and events of the week. […]

by Caitlin Rogers· · 0 comments · Features
Faces of Colby: Getting to know Helen Balgooyen

Faces of Colby: Getting to know Helen Balgooyen

The Garrison-Foster Health Center is quite possibly one of the busiest spots on Colby’s campus, especially during cold and flu season. From strep tests to Z-pack prescriptions, the health center is not only a source of general medical care, but is home to the exceptionally compassionate and intelligent team of Colby nurses and doctors. One of the health center’s longest […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Features
Maddi Bistrong ’17 starts new macaron business

Maddi Bistrong ’17 starts new macaron business

In the eyes of a stressed out, extracurricularly-involved, socially-active college student, the task of creating and running a successful business may seem daunting, if not impossible. Maddi Bistrong ’17, a government major at Colby, silences this assumption. Having started her own cookie business, which she cleverly named Maddi’s Macarons, over Jan Plan, Bistrong argues that Colby equips all its students […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Features
History Spotlight: Elijah P. Lovejoy, Colby’s Martyr

History Spotlight: Elijah P. Lovejoy, Colby’s Martyr

Ever wonder how Colby’s buildings were named? Bixler, Arey, Mudd; they all have different origins. Most, however, are named after significant people. One building in particular, Lovejoy, has an extremely important history behind its name. Not only is this building central to our academics, it commemorates an important part of Colby’s history— The Lovejoy building is named after a founder […]

by Amy Tournas· · 0 comments · Features