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Yaks create campus uproar

Over the past two weeks, the Colby community became concerned with an event that occurred in the East Quad dormitory. While there is some ambiguity surrounding the details, many members of the community began to hear about a drug deal, HIV-and-gonorrhea-positive condoms found in the bathroom and the hallways and other serious events that caused the police and the Drug […]

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Fireside Chats Installment II: Semester Reflections

Beginning on October 30, 2014, the Echo started releasing a monthly installment featuring an interview with President David A. Greene. Each interview will cover a particular topic or issue related to the Colby community. Fireside Chats is aimed at keeping the Colby community, both on and off campus, informed about President Greene’s ideas for the future of the College, as […]

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Sam Wasserman ‘16 studies abroad in Africa,  enhances academic career in environmental studies

Sam Wasserman ‘16 studies abroad in Africa, enhances academic career in environmental studies

Spending the day searching for and counting wildlife in Namibia, as well as  falling asleep to the sounds of hyenas and lions roaring in the night, has become the norm for Sam Wasserman ’16, who is currently spending his semester abroad conducting field work and learning about conservation in the country. “It has been a goal [of mine] to go […]

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Students celebrate birthdays of children in homeless shelters across Maine

Students celebrate birthdays of children in homeless shelters across Maine

On a special day once a year, someone turns older, wiser and takes a step forward in their life. This day is otherwise known as a birthday, a day that one usually associates with celebration, presents and happiness. Although some of us may be lucky to celebrate our birthdays in this traditional fashion, children who are not as fortunate may […]

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McGadney discusses his new role and goals for the College

McGadney discusses his new role and goals for the College

Vice President and Secretary of the College Andrew McGadney may be the first person on campus to embrace the standing desk trend, which boasts many health benefits. “It’s my wife’s idea, so I’m trying it out,” he said after explaining that he is trying to reverse the effects of having to drive 50-minutes to work every day over the past […]

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Profile on the student directors of the CVC

Many students on the Hill volunteer with or through the Colby Volunteer Center (CVC). Behind the opportunities in place for volunteers are three seniors dedicated to sending volunteers into the Waterville community and creating a positive experience for students. The current directors of the CVC are John Bengtson ’15, Meghan Harwood ’15 and Sonia Vargas ’15, and they work with […]

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Alumna joins admissions office

When most alumni graduate from the Hill, they move out into “the real world.” However, some alumni aren’t quite ready to leave the Hill in May, and they instead decide to contribute to the College as an employee. When Natalie Fischer ‘14 graduated, it wasn’t a question for her what would come next. “I worked in [the] Lunder [House] for […]

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Singh discusses Sikhism in the U.S.

Although many students on the Hill may not have heard of Sikhism, the College, in partnership with Crawford Family Professor of Religion Nikky Singh, is pioneering the study of this little-known tradition. In the United States, very little is known about Sikhism, a religion founded in India based on the teachings of Guru Nanak. “It’s a forgotten tradition,” explained Singh, […]

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Student teachers design course curricula at EXPLO

Student teachers design course curricula at EXPLO

For Sarah Carrigan ’16, spending three weeks working at Exploration Summer Programs (EXPLO) last summer was enough to make her want to pursue teaching after graduation. Carrigan, a Wellesley, MA native, is pursuing a major in psychology and a double minor in education and Chinese. On campus, she is involved with Colby Cares about Kids (CCAK), the Waterville/Winslow Junior High […]

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Checking in with former Colby Echo Editors-in-Chief

As the Colby community moves toward the end of its first semester, the Echo staff decided to check in with last year’s co Editors-in-Chief Tim Badmington ’14 and Julianna Haubner ’14. As new graduates, both alumni are employed and are enjoying their time in the “real world” thus far. Badmington, a Baltimore, MD native, devoted himself to both the Echo […]

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