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Faces of Colby: Librarian and World Traveler Marilyn R. Pukkila

Faces of Colby: Librarian and World Traveler Marilyn R. Pukkila

Marilyn R. Pukkila, Colby’s Research and Instruction Librarian for Social Sciences and Humanities, has been at the College for nearly 33 years. In that time she has brought a wealth of knowledge, specialties, experiences, and interests to her work at the main Miller library. The libraries at Colby are some of the most important places on campus. Students at Colby […]

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History Spotlight: Colby’s Winter Carnival Event

History Spotlight: Colby’s Winter Carnival Event

The Colby Outing Club first started the Winter Carnival in 1937, yet since then the once-popular weekend has fallen out of favor.  The first Winter Carnival was held in February 1937.  A November 1936 Echo article  outlined the plans for the weekend, which included a hockey game against Boston College, an interfraternity winter sports meet, an intersorority winter sports meet, […]

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Local exploration: Oakland’s Early Bird Restaurant

Local exploration: Oakland’s Early Bird Restaurant

When I first came to Colby, I knew little about Central Maine. I had no idea what to expect in the way of local restaurants and did not even know how much I would leave campus. I did know that no matter what I needed to find a local diner with good breakfast food. Luckily, my second week on campus […]

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Faces of Colby: Getting to know E.T.

Faces of Colby: Getting to know E.T.

College students are not exactly the cleanest members of the human species. Although many are well-organized and neat, it seems that without the help of on-campus custodians, Colby would instantly become coated in the muck and snow tracked in by exhausted students forced to trek through snow. Elissa Nelson, or “E.T.” as she is lovingly referred to by her friends and […]

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Where in the World: Off campus for Jan Plan ’17

by Caitlin Rogers While many Colby students stay on campus for Jan Plan, some take the opportunity to go on one of several international trips Colby offers. Others took classes abroad, and some secured month-long internships off-campus. This year, Colby offered many international classes, including ones in France, India, Uganda, and Russia. Freshly back from their travels, three students share […]

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The storied history of the Joseph Family Spa

by Ethan Schuler Everyone at Colby has been to the Spa at least once, and most students go to get a quesadilla, fries, coffee, or a bagel pretty regularly. Officially called the Joseph Family Spa, this popular campus meeting space has a little-known history. In the past seven decades, the Spa has existed in four different locations and served a […]

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Faces Around Campus: Scott A. Cornforth

by Louisa Goldman Although college is commonly characterized by lifelong bonds formed with peers and professors, quite possibly the most consistent relationship a student will have over the course of their four years is that with their dining hall’s cashiers. On Mayflower Hill, a cafeteria cashier’s approving Colby Card swipe is the required price of admittance into Foss, Bob’s, or […]

How did world-famous act Kesha end up at Colby?

Kesha’s performance at the Fall Concert three weekends ago received mixed reviews, but beyond individual feelings on if the concert lived up to expectations, it still begs the seemingly glaring question: How in the world did Colby College book Kesha for Halloween weekend? The Student Planning Board (SPB) explained the process that made it all happen. “We are allocated a […]

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Continuing currents: the rise and fall of Waterville

Continuing currents: the rise and fall of Waterville

Unlike schools in metropolitan areas, it is safe to say that few people choose Colby because of what its city has to offer. Waterville, Maine is a small city that owes a lot of its initial growth to its location on the Kennebec River, which was a main route for ships going between Quebec and southern Maine. Once a center […]

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Faces of Colby: Tony Tuell, dog owner and engineer

Faces of Colby: Tony Tuell, dog owner and engineer

Tony Tuell, Supervisor of Mechanical and Electrical Services is not only an accomplished engineer and outdoorsman, but also the owner of Colby’s famous self-walking dogs. Tuell came to Colby in February 2006 after working in a paper mill, citing the job’s stability and his friendship with a former director of facilities as the main reasons for his interest. “It’s a […]