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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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Student interns at favorite childhood television channel, Nickelodeon

Student interns at favorite childhood television channel, Nickelodeon

Turn on any television, flip through the channels and eventually, the Nickelodeon channel will come on. The stimulating orange letters and colorful, lively cartoons constantly fill the screen and have entertained children around the country and the world for decades. In between the television shows, commercials come on advertising exciting new shows or fun toys to play with. Although this […]

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Professor Chan discusses his interests and current projects

Professor Chan discusses his interests and current projects

You may see him walking around campus, cleats in hand. He may have been down at the Athletic Center playing soccer, or you may have seen him walking in and out of West Quad, where he is a faculty resident. Either way, you have definitely seen Assistant Professor of Economics Nathan Chan around campus; you just may not have known […]

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Yaverbaum ’14 joins Teach for America Corps

Yaverbaum ’14 joins Teach for America Corps

When Cole Yaverbaum ’14 began working for the Teach for America (TFA) Corps this year, she did not expect all the challenges that came with being an elementary school teacher. In an email correspondence she said, “For most of my life, I think I highly underestimated the difficulty of teaching children. My view has changed so dramatically since I started. […]

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