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Dig a department: Religious Studies offers grants

Have you ever wanted to learn about Lutheranism, or are interested in Islam?  Colby’s religious studies department provides excellent resources for students curious about faith, and are currently offering a wide range of fellowships. “The Religious Studies Department invites proposals from Colby students, regardless of major and minor, for funding to conduct an original research project on a topic related […]

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Connecting with an ex-mule: dropout turned trucker delights audience with new autobiography

Connecting with an ex-mule: dropout turned trucker delights audience with new autobiography

driver turned author Finn Murphy regret dropping out of Colby after three years here? Not one bit: “for me at the time, I had taken as much as I was willing to take. It was the right decision in terms of my life. I’ve never looked back from that.” After dropping out, Murphy covered more than a million miles as […]

Colby Club Spotlight: brewing club and Roosevelt Institute set to make a splash

Colby Club Spotlight: brewing club and Roosevelt Institute set to make a splash

When students have a finger on the pulse of current policy, social trends, and commerce, it can broaden perspective and foster a deeper connection with the surrounding community. Two of the new clubs recently approved by SGA, Colby Brewing Club and the Colby Chapter of the Roosevelt Institute, both allow students to interact with and understand the surrounding area in […]

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Halloween with the folks: awkward or awesome?

As an October chill creeps over campus, Colby students are beginning to prep for winter. With Patagonia fleeces out and the first round of midterms coming to a close, the first cold-weather holiday approaches: Halloween. Colby students have been known to celebrate Halloween with an assortment of creative shenanigans. In 2016, at the height of the attacking-clown crisis, an unknown […]

by Claire Borecki· · 1 comment · Features

Colby: Not just a cheese

Think back to the May of your senior year of highschool: every social media platform flooded with announcements of college acceptances and hallways crowded with students chatting about their plans for the future. The excitement in the air was palpable, and you probably were excited to share your decision to go to Colby. For many Colby students, however, their announcements […]

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Dr. Carol Hurney inspires Colby professors

Dr. Carol Hurney is in her second year as the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Colby. After working as a biology professor at James Madison University for 20 years, Dr. Hurney and her wife moved to Waterville to start the CTL at Colby, which she hoped would “empower Colby faculty to be the best teachers […]

Bursting the Colby bubble

Bursting the Colby bubble

Looking to go on a short hike with a beautiful view of mountains and lakes? Colby is lucky to be located a sheer 20 minutes away from the Belgrade Lakes region. This region—which consists of the area surrounding North and East Pond, Salmon Lake, McGrath Pond, Long Pond, Great Pond, and Messalonskee Lake— has three hikes that offer optimal views […]

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Colby College A Cappella: It’s Nothing but Treble!

If you are a fan of quality singing that is unhindered by instruments, you’re in luck here at Colby. Our tour guides proudly announce to prospective students that the college has eight a cappella groups who perform music ranging from contemporary rock to Christmas carols. These eight groups—the Blue Lights, Colby Eight, Colbyettes, EVE, Mayflower Chill, Mediocre, Megalomaniacs, and Sirens—each […]

by James Burnett· · 0 comments · Features
The Legend of the Blue Light: Sunday Mornings and Hookup Culture on a Small Campus

The Legend of the Blue Light: Sunday Mornings and Hookup Culture on a Small Campus

Names have been changed to protect the identities of sources, due to the sensitive nature of this topic. Fresh out of the orientation class AlcoholEdu, Allison spent an early night at Colby smoking marijuana in a third-floor dorm in Hillside. With no upperclassmen, no course schedules, no friends and high expectations, the first years interrogated one another and bragged as […]

Interview with Harris Kim: Colby’s Candy Man

Interview with Harris Kim: Colby’s Candy Man

Echo (E): When did you start passing out candy? Kim (K): Last year’s Halloween E: Why did you start passing out candy? K: It was exam days, and I’m a very active person, I hate just sitting around doing nothing, or just staring at a bare screen, and I want to just walk around campus, and I knew people probably […]

by Zachary Bergman· · 0 comments · Features