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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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Matthews ’13 awarded second Fulbright year in Brazil

Matthews ’13 awarded second Fulbright year in Brazil

When Abbott Matthews ’13 was awarded a second Fulbright year in Brazil, she jumped at the opportunity to serve as a mentor for the incoming group of English Teaching Assistants (ETA) at the University of Brasilia. In addition to continuing her work with a program called Inglês Sem Fronteiras, which teaches English to students with a specific focus on sending […]

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Fireside Chats Installment I: Transparency

Beginning on October 30, 2014, the Echo will release 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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Haynes ’14 reflects on her experience with SOBHU and how it has given her a piece of New York in Waterville

Haynes ’14 reflects on her experience with SOBHU and how it has given her a piece of New York in Waterville

The students and faculty on the Hill are well aware of the Pugh Center and what it tries to do in order to better our environment. But do they know about the people behind the scenes that plan who eye-opening events? Do they know who is passionate about making this institution better? One of the most prominent forces in the […]

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Student explains the legend behind his nickname“the Birdman”

Student explains the legend behind his nickname“the Birdman”

His friends know him simply as, “the Birdman.” This past summer, Paul Dougherty ’16 spent ten weeks working for Project Puffin, an organization founded by celebrated ornithologist Dr. Stephen W. Kress, and affiliated with the National Audubon society. The original goal of Project Puffin was to reintroduce the seabirds eliminated from their historic nesting grounds in the Gulf of Maine. […]

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Computer science major explores interest in  technology with innovative app development firm

Computer science major explores interest in technology with innovative app development firm

Unlock any iPhone and anyone can see the multitude of apps that litter the screen. Games, social media, weather; the types of apps that one can acquire are endless. We all use these apps everyday, without fail. However, how often do we take time to think about who creates these incredible features that we take for granted? Ryan Brandt ’16 […]

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Student bridges the generational gap through foundational work

Student bridges the generational gap through foundational work

With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, Caitlin Brookner ’16 wanted to help tackle the issue by transforming the health care system in a financially sustainable way. This past summer, Brookner pursued her longstanding commitment to bridging the generational gap by interning at the John A. Hartford Foundation. “The Hartford Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of aging […]

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Renovations in Roberts Dining Hall lead to changes in  pottery studio’s physical space and will increase foot traffic

Renovations in Roberts Dining Hall lead to changes in pottery studio’s physical space and will increase foot traffic

If one were to walk out of Roberts dining hall and down the hallway, they would stumble upon what looks like a closed door in the dimly lit basement of Roberts. Once they open the door, however, they find a fully furnished pottery studio where students can create artwork as well as relax. For the 100 or so students and […]

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