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Date nights downtown or blank stares in Bobs: it’s cuffing season

Date nights downtown or blank stares in Bobs: it’s cuffing season

Due to the sensitive nature of the article, surnames have not been disclosed and first names have been changed. Use the term “cuffing season” around Colby students, and you’ll immediately hear some strong opinions. On the one hand, there are students like sophomore Aidan, a philosophy major and firm cuffing-season denier who immediately responded that “It doesn’t exist,” when asked […]

Mingle with a Mule: lunch with Maddy Placik `18

Mingle with a Mule: lunch with Maddy Placik `18

Senior year is an equally exciting and terrifying time- faced with the responsibility of finding a job or applying to grad school, as well as with the prospect of leaving many of their closest friends behind, it’s easy for seniors to feel overwhelmed. Like many other members of the Class of 2018, Maddy Placik is juggling these duties while still […]

by Sarah Warner· · 0 comments · Features
Colby’s Chronic Illness Support Group lobbies administration

Colby’s Chronic Illness Support Group lobbies administration

In the last few weeks, students in Colby’s Chronic Illness Support Group have actively lobbied the administration to increase resources and accessibility for disabled students. Members of the group met with Director of the Pugh Center Dwayne D. Paul, the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Betty Sasaki, Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae, and the General Manager of […]

by James Burnett· · 1 comment · Features
Mules are actin’ up: Improv and Powder & Wig perform!

Mules are actin’ up: Improv and Powder & Wig perform!

Powder and Wig and Colby Improv are two major performing arts clubs here on  campus, Powder and Wig is Colby’s “all inclusive, student-run theater group.” Productions are cast and directed by Colby students with various levels of theater experience, currently led by President Nora Hill ’18 and Vice President Kelsey Book ’18. Members spend varying amounts of time at rehearsals […]

by Annabel McLaughlin· · 0 comments · Features
Local Exploration: Wolfe’s Neck State Park

Local Exploration: Wolfe’s Neck State Park

If you are interested in a day trip with a pleasant hike, stunning views of Maine’s rocky coast, and delicious food, look no further than Wolfe’s Neck State Park in Freehold, ME. Wolfe’s Neck is located an hour away from Colby’s campus, but is undoubtedly worth the drive. The park—which is open daily all year round from 9:00 a.m. to […]

by James Burnett· · 0 comments · Features
Mingle with a mule: Chip Gavin `90

Mingle with a mule: Chip Gavin `90

Since the first issue of the Echo was published in 1877, generations of student writers have used the paper as a medium to relate stories of the Colby community. For former Editor-in-Chief Chip Gavin ’90, four years of work for the Echo impacted his own life story and allowed him to develop lifelong friendships. He even used the journalism skills […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Features
Pot use on campus: the main reason why Colby loves `dillas

Pot use on campus: the main reason why Colby loves `dillas

Due to the sensitivity of this topic, names have been changed to protect the identities of contributors. To comply with federal policies, Colby College does not allow  marijuana use on campus. In a world where attitudes toward the drug are swiftly changing, students have a different mindset. On most Saturday nights, the Spa is a hub for Colby students of […]

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 […]

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

by Hannah Southwick· · 0 comments · Features