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Professors have different views on Colby bubble

Up on the Hill, it’s said that Colby exists in its own bubble; one that is separate from the rest of the community. Two weeks ago, students gave their input on the concept of the Colby bubble, and how the school and students can become more involved in the surrounding community. In a continuation of this series, professors give their […]

by Caitlin Rogers· · 0 comments · Features, Uncategorized

Not quite riots: hallway mazes, school myths, and a short history of student protests at Colby

If you know one Hillside hallway, you do not necessarily know them all. Anyone who has ever attempted to navigate the narrow hallways in Hillside can relate—the dorm appears to have been built to function as a human- sized maze. Rumors have circulated about the point of the twisting, irregular layout of the Hillside dormitories. One rumor suggests that they […]

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Colby kept young pilots in school during World War II

Colby kept young pilots in school during World War II

As one of the oldest liberal arts college in the nation, Colby has been present through many significant events in United States history. Just as they greatly impacted the country as a whole, large-scale wars also found their ways to Colby’s relatively isolated campus. Though the College has stood through many different wars, the first of which was the Civil […]

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Bobs, Dana, or Foss: students discuss their dining hall of choice

Bobs, Dana, or Foss: students discuss their dining hall of choice

Of all the qualities Colby students share (i.e., a strong desire to learn, a dedication to the community, a genuine hatred for that college in Brunswick, etc.) quite possibly the most universal is also the most innate and animalistic: hunger. Whether a student is on a strict post-freshman 15 diet, or lives every moment planning the next meal, every human […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Features
Khalid Ablaih talks about life as a political cartoonist

Khalid Ablaih talks about life as a political cartoonist

“Every time I post something, I don’t know what’s going to happen.” Those were the words of political cartoonist Khalid Albaih, Colby’s 2016 Oak fellow. The position was originally established in 1998, when, the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights created an annual fellowship. According to the institute’s mission statement, the fellowship “provides the opportunity for a […]

by Drew Ladner· · 0 comments · Features
Miller Library: the history of Colby campus’ centerpiece

Miller Library: the history of Colby campus’ centerpiece

From staying up late on the third floor trying to cram for an exam to scrambling to print out an assignment last-minute, many Colby students spend hours in Miller Library. The library is the focal point of the College. Though students recognize that it has a long history, not many actually know its background. While Colby continues to push forward […]

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Faces Around Campus: getting to know Barbara Kowalik

Barbara Kowalik has been a cashier at the Dana dining hall for 14 years. Before working at Colby, she worked as a stitcher and final inspector at the Hathaway factory, which manufactured shirts. One of her friends at the time was moving away to Pennsylvania and suggested that Kowalik apply to her old position at Colby. Kowalik initially worked at […]

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International students on the tough transition to Colby

International students on the tough transition to Colby

While all newcomers must navigate the Hill to find their niche, for many international students, the social stress of this endeavor is magnified by the simultaneous struggle of adopting a foreign country and culture. Suddenly, many of the social dictums they have followed their whole lives become unreliable. What they say and how they say it undergoes a mammoth paradigm […]

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Language assistants talk about their experiences at Colby

Language assistants talk about their experiences at Colby

Each year, Colby hires people from around the globe to be language assistants—native speakers who teach conversation classes, run language tables, and serve as a general resource for students. Though they are on campus in an academic role, language assistants are also very present in Colby life. Language assistants take classes, live in dorms, and join clubs, just as a […]

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Lily Herrmann ’19 on her fall campaign work

Lily Herrmann ’19 on her fall campaign work

For many years, college campuses have been hotspots for political discussions. Between campus protests and political clubs, many students today feel the need to be politically active and to work toward change. This attitude is as prevalent at Colby, where many students choose to become government majors and partake in political activism. Amongst all the political discussions about the upcoming […]

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