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By The Students, For The Students

By The Students, For The Students

Have you ever craved a late-night snack but were unhappy with the selection of restaurants on various food delivery apps? Have you ever wanted food delivered directly to your dorm room door? Easy Eats does it all.  In the spring of 2019, then-first years Billy Maines `22 and Christian Krohg `22 saw the demand for this type of food delivery […]

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Maintaining perspective – and humor – during the coronavirus outbreak

Maintaining perspective – and humor – during the coronavirus outbreak

In the past week, COVID-19 has been the top subject of conversation at the College. You can not be in a food line at Dana, pass a group on the first (or even second) floor of Miller, or walk into a classroom without hearing news and rumors about the virus’s spread. As cases across the country – and the world […]

Students frustrated with College’s handling of parking violations

Students frustrated with College’s handling of parking violations

Students and Colby Security are often at odds with one another over parking violations and student car towings. The major points of contention seem to be the way Security notifies students about their cars being towed and the high fees charged by tow companies.  A number of students have shared their experiences and frustrations with the Echo, including Molly Smith `21, […]

by Tyler Buckeridge· · 0 comments · Features
Mules Menswear: The Colby Uniform

Mules Menswear: The Colby Uniform

With spring nearly upon us, it’s important for us to look inside our closets as we put our Canada Goose jackets and Carhartt beanies away until next winter. Have you found yourself wondering why every pair of boots on campus appears to be slip-on? Well, if you find yourself on the hill, you may want to follow the Colby tradition […]

by Zeke Edwards-Mizel· · 0 comments · Features
Let’s Get Ready! Free SAT prep engages local Waterville students

Let’s Get Ready! Free SAT prep engages local Waterville students

Every Monday and Wednesday at 5:00 p.m., Diamond begins to fill with high school students. 50 to 80 students from area high schools come together for a unique program.  The students are loud and energetic; they greet each other and high-five their instructors (who are all Colby students) before eventually separating into small classes in Diamond and Lovejoy. All of the […]

by Claire Borecki· · 0 comments · Features
What the buildings at Colby would be named if I were in charge

What the buildings at Colby would be named if I were in charge

AMS: SAM – Anthony, Mitchell, and Schupf make up the three storied, three winged dorm known now as AMS. Above the main entrance to the building, students read “Mitchell, Schupf, Anthony.” The physical order of the wings, from right to left, is Mitchell, Anthony, Schupf. AMS reflects neither the signage nor the order, left to right or right to left, […]

by Sonia Lachter· · 0 comments · Features
Take 4 Program takes the lead on food recovery effort in Waterville

Take 4 Program takes the lead on food recovery effort in Waterville

Approximately 40% of food in the United States is wasted. In spite of this, about 20% of Waterville citizens do not have access to healthy food. Poverty and food insecurity are major and often hidden issue in the community.  Colby junior Ja’Sean Holmes `21 is working to confront issues of food insecurity in the Waterville community and raise awareness through […]

Craig Bystrynski `83: journalists and documentary maker

Craig Bystrynski `83: journalists and documentary maker

Craig Bystrynski `83 has always liked hiring liberal arts graduates. “They have a really broad understanding and perspective, more than someone coming out of journalism school,” he said. “They might need to learn specific skills in the beginning, but in the end the result is really good.” Bystrynski, former Editor-in-Chief of the Echo, has spent his career fitting his own description […]

by Claire Borecki· · 0 comments · Features
COOT Committee, students prepare for upcoming applications

COOT Committee, students prepare for upcoming applications

COOT applications are due soon, prompting organizers and applicants alike to reflect on the process that affects every Colby student. Applicants provide written materials – a cover letter, resume, and six 200-word essay questions – and interview with members of the COOT Committee. The committee is comprised of a group of 31 COOT leaders who apply to lead the program. One […]

by Sonia Lachter· · 0 comments · Features
Study abroad application looms for Class of 2022

Study abroad application looms for Class of 2022

Study abroad applications for next academic year are due Feb. 20 for members of the Class of 2022 hoping to join the nearly 70% of Mules who leave the country in their time at the College. Colby students typically go abroad in the fall or spring semester of their junior year, but many opt to do so at other points […]