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Dining hall changes positively received by students

When walking into the dining halls for the first time this semester, returning students were greeted with a variety of changes, including Robert Hall’s new taqueria, Dana’s performance bowls, and Foss’s cook-to-order global station. Marietta A. Lamarre, the general manager of the school’s dining services, explained that Bon Appétit’s main strategy is to always switch things up: “We don’t want the students to get bored,” she said.

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Mayflower Eats: the Freshman 15 just got a lot easier

Mayflower Eats: the Freshman 15 just got a lot easier

This weekend marked the launch of Mayflower Eats, Colby’s new on-campus dining delivery service. May- flowerEats is an entirely student-run business, founded by Michael Logan ’18. Lo- gan spent this past summer working for HubSpot, a software marketing company based in Boston. He lived in Brighton, Mass with 13 other college students, two of whom started an on- campus dining delivery ser- vice at Middlebury College: GrillMe. Logan explained that, “they have a very similar model–it’s a NES- CAC school, it’s an isolated town, and everyone rushes to their version of the Spa.” With these parallels, Logan believed GrillMe’s success could be replicated at Colby.

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Jinyan Zeng named 2017 Oak Institute fellow

Jinyan Zeng, a Chinese filmmaker, blogger, activist, and scholar, is on campus as the 2017 Oak Human Rights Fellow at Colby. This is the first time in its nearly 20-year history that the Oak Institute for Human Rights has selected someone from the People’s Republic of China as their fellow. Zeng gave her first public talk on September 13 in Ostrove Auditorium, during which she spoke about the power of love and creativity in the struggle for liberation. The event was packed with eager students, faculty, and staff who were appreciative of Zeng’s subject matter and approach. “I am so glad someone is at Colby to expose us to these issues,” said Lindsay Wong ’19.

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Colby student uses skills in Hurricane Harvey aid

When preparing to face a natural disaster, many focus on their own survival and well-being, but for Nile Dixon ’20, taking action and fighting to aid his community was instinctual. As one of tens of thousands of Houstonians impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey this August, Dixon helped others by using his knowledge of technology and his passion for civic engagement.

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Meet Liz and Marques, Colby’s new SGA presidents

Meet Liz and Marques, Colby’s new SGA presidents

As most of Colby is anxiously waiting to go home and enjoy their summers, Marcques Houston ’18 and Liz Paulino ’18, the 2017-18 SGA co-presidents, are doing the opposite. The two are spending all of their time looking ahead to the fall and have already begun planning ways in which their administration can change Colby’s environment. Houston is from Monmouth, […]

From Down East to Far East, Colby’s Asian Migrations Exhibit

From Down East to Far East, Colby’s Asian Migrations Exhibit

As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) begins in May, Colby’s Miller Library is gearing up to host the capstone exhibition for HI 352: Asian Migrations, taught by Professor Elizabeth LaCouture. The class has focused on examining Maine’s connections to Asia and especially Colby’s Asian heritage. As stated in the event invitation for the exhibit, the course is a lab […]

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Local exploration: the Amish Community Market in Unity

Local exploration: the Amish Community Market in Unity

Not far from Colby in the small town of Unity, Maine, a growing Amish community owns a small market. The market includes a bakery which sells doughnuts every Wednesday and Saturday morning. Mainly due to word of mouth, these doughnuts have become increasingly popular in Central Maine, with some driving long distances to this unexpected location. The popular doughnuts at […]

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The best restaurants, breweries, trails, and sightseeing destinations in Portland, ME

The best restaurants, breweries, trails, and sightseeing destinations in Portland, ME

Portland is one of the top places that comes up when people talk about cities anywhere near Colby. Its hour-long drive from Colby makes it a tough place to go for a quick meal or visit, and a lot of times it is simply a place to pass by on the way to Boston or a place to drive to […]

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Colby Senior Spencer Martin awarded Firefighter of the Year

Spencer Martin has had an idea of what he wanted to be ever since he was a kid. “I knew I wanted to become a firefighter when my neighbor’s house burned down when I was a kid. I always knew I wanted to become a volunteer but I never knew how to,” he explained to the Echo in an interview. […]

by Caitlin Rogers· · 1 comment · Features
Faces of Colby: New Printer Brings Joy to Colby Campus

Faces of Colby: New Printer Brings Joy to Colby Campus

There is a new printer in Pulver Pavilion, and it arrived just in time for Admitted Students weekend—yet another reason for the prospective students to choose Colby. The printer was replaced last Tuesday, after several enfeebled months. According to Administrative Assistant of Campus Life Danielle Hague, it was time. “It seemed like the printer was jamming every other day,” Hague […]