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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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Dedicated seniors organize fundraiser for cancer research

Dedicated seniors organize fundraiser for cancer research

Two seniors at Colby have found a unique way to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Students Syd Abrams ’17 and Grace Dunn ’17 have organized a kickball game on Saturday, April 22 at the College. The event, called Kick(ball) Cancer, is in lieu of the Relay for Life cancer event normally held at Colby annually. Donations will benefit […]

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Amici’s brings Italian cuisine to downtown Waterville

Amici’s brings Italian cuisine to downtown Waterville

Although Colby is pretty classy, it isn’t necessarily the place to find tuxedo-clad gentlemen or mahogany-scented dorm rooms. Instead, the wide sweeping practice of tucking one’s sweatpants into one’s socks has become the leading trend of the 2016-2017 winter season, and “eau de Febreeze” is quite possibly the most common perfume and cologne used by students. However, there are a […]

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Lauren Duca Gives Oak Student Committee Keynote

Lauren Duca Gives Oak Student Committee Keynote

On Tuesday, March 28, the Oak Student Committee welcomed Lauren Duca to present their spring keynote speech, which focused on the theme of accessible news. Duca, who is a contributing editor at Teen Vogue, rose to fame after publishing an article called “Donald Trump is Gaslighting America.” She subsequently appeared on Tucker Carlson’s conservative Fox News show Tucker Carlson Tonight […]