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History Spotlight: Colby’s founding as a baptist college 204 years ago

History Spotlight: Colby’s founding as a baptist college 204 years ago

On Feb. 27, Colby celebrated turning 204 years old. Colby College is the 12th oldest independent liberal arts college in the nation and was chartered in 1813 in order to provide a local source for educating Baptist ministers. In early colonial towns, families and communities were centered around religion. Churches wished to train their own ministers without having to depend […]

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Annual Colby S.H.O.U.T. week focuses on “Writing Revolutions”

This week at Colby is S.H.O.U.T. week, an annual event hosted by the Pugh Community Board focusing on activism and social issues. The week begins Wednesday, March 1 and will continue through March 8. S.H.O.U.T. stands for Speaking, Hearing, and Opening Up Together. Every year’s S.H.O.U.T. week has a theme, which influences the speakers, discussions and events of the week. […]

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Faces of Colby: Getting to know Helen Balgooyen

Faces of Colby: Getting to know Helen Balgooyen

The Garrison-Foster Health Center is quite possibly one of the busiest spots on Colby’s campus, especially during cold and flu season. From strep tests to Z-pack prescriptions, the health center is not only a source of general medical care, but is home to the exceptionally compassionate and intelligent team of Colby nurses and doctors. One of the health center’s longest […]

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Maddi Bistrong ’17 starts new macaron business

Maddi Bistrong ’17 starts new macaron business

In the eyes of a stressed out, extracurricularly-involved, socially-active college student, the task of creating and running a successful business may seem daunting, if not impossible. Maddi Bistrong ’17, a government major at Colby, silences this assumption. Having started her own cookie business, which she cleverly named Maddi’s Macarons, over Jan Plan, Bistrong argues that Colby equips all its students […]

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History Spotlight: Elijah P. Lovejoy, Colby’s Martyr

History Spotlight: Elijah P. Lovejoy, Colby’s Martyr

Ever wonder how Colby’s buildings were named? Bixler, Arey, Mudd; they all have different origins. Most, however, are named after significant people. One building in particular, Lovejoy, has an extremely important history behind its name. Not only is this building central to our academics, it commemorates an important part of Colby’s history— The Lovejoy building is named after a founder […]

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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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