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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 […]

by Ethan Schuler· · 0 comments · Features
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 […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Features
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 […]

Alternative Spring Break: Volunteering on Vacation

For many collegiates, spring break stands as the optimal one-week rest period during an intensifying second semester where laziness and procrastination are not only allowed, but encouraged. A number of Colby students, however, opted out of the traditional vacation mindset, instead choosing to spend their time giving back to the community as a part of Colby’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB). […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Features
Belgrade Lakes are a popular tourist destination near Colby

Belgrade Lakes are a popular tourist destination near Colby

It’s no secret that many at Colby do not love the Central Maine region or at least show little interest in exploring it. People talk about the “Colby bubble” all the time. However, Colby is very close to a region that has long been a popular tourist destination in New England: the Belgrade Lakes. The Belgrade Lakes region includes seven […]

by Ethan Schuler· · 0 comments · Features
Club sports persevere despite practice time woes

Club sports persevere despite practice time woes

With the arrival of new Assistant Athletic Director Jessica Cherry and plans for a new and improved Athletic Center, Colby Athletics are certainly in for an upgrade. Yet despite these improvements, there is a shortage of an essential element to any sports team: practice time. This year, several club sports teams have been having trouble simply scheduling practice. After winning […]

by Caitlin Rogers· · 0 comments · Features
Colby has seen worse than Winter Storm Stella

Colby has seen worse than Winter Storm Stella

This week, Colby faced Winter Storm Stella, the College’s second brutal snowstorm of the season. The first, a month ago, left the Waterville area with an extra two feet of snow, and allowed for a snow day here at Colby. Newcomers to Maine might think this is a lot, but it is just one of the many intense winters that […]

by Ethan Schuler· · 0 comments · Features
The legacy of Colby’s first female graduate: Mary Caffrey Low

The legacy of Colby’s first female graduate: Mary Caffrey Low

Mary Caffrey Low was the first woman to graduate from Colby College with the class of 1875. Low was an extremely bright student, though it was her boldness and determination to be educated in an era when women were prevented from doing so that paved the way for future generations here at Colby College.  In the late nineteenth century, higher […]

by Meghan Enslow· · 0 comments · Features
Faces of Colby: Assistant Athletic Director Jessica Cherry

Faces of Colby: Assistant Athletic Director Jessica Cherry

Do you ever wonder who makes the signs you see hanging up for Colby sports games? Or where the fog and spotlight come from when the men’s hockey team skates out during games? Well, the person behind all of this is one of the strongest, most hard working women at Colby: Associate Athletic Director Jessica Cherry. Cherry grew up in […]

by Amy Tournas· · 0 comments · Features, Uncategorized
Cancun Mexican Restaurant: South of the (Canadian) border

Cancun Mexican Restaurant: South of the (Canadian) border

Despite the plethora of food selections that Colby provides students, every once in awhile I find myself craving something that I simply cannot find on campus: a single pot sticker, French onion soup in a sourdough bread bowl from Panera, literally anything off the Noodles and Company menu. Recently, I have desired nothing but guacamole-drenched Mexican food, and decided to […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 1 comment · Features