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Community struggles with alcohol related hospitalizations

Overconsumption of alcohol and its dangerous effects  is not a new issue at Colby, but has recently become a hot button issue across campus as a result of a recent slew of hospitalizations. An email regarding alcohol consumption was sent on Sept. 29 from the Faculty in Residence and Assistant Resident Directors to the student body. The email addresses the […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · News

Tonsil hockey season ends early as flu season arrives

Although an unseasonable warmth has caused summer to seemingly persist through the beginning of October, officials from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention have announced that flu season has come early to the state. Its official start date is Oct. 1 for the rest of the nation, however, cases began to spring up across Maine much earlier. In […]

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ME march for racial justice draws visitors from across state

The Maine March for Racial Justice, which was organized by three Colby students, Adrienne Carmack ’18, Marcques Houston ’18, and Angie Peterson ’18, began outside Colby’s Pugh Center and moved into downtown Waterville on Sunday, Oct. 1. Carmack, Houston, and Peterson began planning the event in August, but said that the most intensive parts of organizing the march took place […]

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NESCAC News: A star is born at Amherst

NESCAC News: A star is born at Amherst

If you look up Chelsea Cutler online, half of the articles talk about her achievements at Amherst College both on the soccer field and in the classroom, and the other half talk about her exploding music career. With over 14 thousand followers on Soundcloud and almost two million monthly listeners on Spotify, it’s hard to believe Chelsea Cutler has time […]

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Oak Institute screens acclaimed documentary Whose Streets?

Oak Institute screens acclaimed documentary Whose Streets?

  On September 19, The Oak Institute for Human Rights sponsored the screening of the powerful and stirring documentary Whose Streets?, directed by Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis. The film follows the public resistance following the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The documentary tells the story of the activists and civil rights leaders at the front […]

by Amya Bhalla· · 0 comments · News
Davis Connects: more than a new career center building

Davis Connects: more than a new career center building

If you’ve enjoyed a meal at Bob’s or a concert in Bixler this year, you’ve most likely passed by the newly renovated Grossman Hall – home of DavisConnects. The programming for DavisConnects was made possible through the generosity of the Davis Family and the trustee of its charitable foundation Andrew A. Davis, `85, LL.D. `15. The funds are aimed to […]

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Coffee house gets a 2017 update

Coffee house gets a 2017 update

Stepping into the new Mary Low Coffee House takes one’s breath away. It is unlike any other building on campus and was initiated and run all by Colby students. The idea, creation, design, and programming for the space were spearheaded by current and past students at Colby. Maggie Burgos `18, who is a barista at the coffee house, said that […]

by Gretchen O'Brien· · 0 comments · News
New faces at Colby

New faces at Colby

This academic year, Colby welcomes 41 new faculty members to Mayflower Hill. They represent 23 different departments, come from all over the world, and have had countless experiences that influence where they are today and the work in which they engage. The Echo was lucky enough  to pick the brains of 12 of these professors, each of whom were willing […]

by Jamie Schwartz· · 0 comments · News
NESCAC News: Middlebury’s new speaker policy

NESCAC News: Middlebury’s new speaker policy

Campus turmoil and debate over freedom of speech and speakers on campus is not as easily forgotten as last semester’s courses. Middlebury College’s incident with guest speaker Charles Murray and student protesters dominated national news cycles and is often cited in debates on freedom of speech on campuses. In 2016, a Middlebury student group, the American Enterprise Group, which describes […]

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