Opinion

Menswear for Mules: Dressing for the weather

Menswear for Mules: Dressing for the weather

My favorite down coat at the moment is The North Face’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket in Night Green. This jacket is idyllically bummy looking. If you’re looking for something technical this is not the way to go. The North Face accomplishes its goal of making an overstuffed Michelin Man silhouette. Despite seemingly low aspirations, this jacket overachieves.  If you do […]

by Zeke Edwards-Mizel· · 0 comments · Opinion
Taking a stand: Jan Plan scheduling needs change

Taking a stand: Jan Plan scheduling needs change

With the fall semester wrapping up in just a few weeks, attention is beginning to shift to the upcoming JanPlan. JanPlan, which was originally introduced at Colby in 1962 and was the first of its kind, has since spread to other colleges and universities throughout the nation.  There’s no doubting the steadfast popularity of JanPlan—although only three years of JanPlan […]

Security Corner: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Security Corner: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Every week, Colby Director of Security Bob Williams writes about a security issue that may affect the student population. Well it’s happened. No matter how much some people hoped it wouldn’t, it did. And like every other time it happened for the first time, it caused havoc. This time was no different.  The first snowfall of the year has arrived. […]

by Robert Williams· · 0 comments · Opinion
Room checks: An invasion of privacy

Room checks: An invasion of privacy

The year is 2019. What few rights to privacy that were once enjoyed are now, tragically, no more.  Corporations worldwide have been gradually expanding upon their accumulation and manipulation of user analytics. There is now an unspoken tradeoff that comes along with using their services: users consent to allow their own information to be included in already-massive compilations of data. […]

Ban on themed parties: Helpful or hypocritical?

Ban on themed parties: Helpful or hypocritical?

Colby has always had a strong drinking culture.  There’s no denying it—not with the omnipresence of beer cans strewn around after a weekend’s worth of parties and the operation of an on-campus pub at the heart of the Spa.  Recently, however, the College administration has installed a ban on themed parties across campus and downtown. Colby should reevaluate its stance […]

Security Corner: National Fire Prevention Month

Security Corner: National Fire Prevention Month

Every week, Colby Director of Security Robert Williams writes about a security issue that may affect the student population. October is National Fire Prevention Month. We take fire safety for granted especially at schools and colleges because the instances of fires are low compared to residential housing and commercial buildings. But, they are still a problem.  A cow is responsible […]

by Robert Williams· · 0 comments · Opinion
Campus dining: Does it need to be changed?

Campus dining: Does it need to be changed?

Colby’s on-site dining service provider Bon Appétit has a history of being very accommodating and open to changes. Bon Appétit maintains an open forum of reviews, suggestions, compliments and complaints, each posted on bulletin boards in every dining halls on campus.  These have been very positive overall, and what few criticisms were submitted have mostly been addressed. In 2017, Roberts […]

Security Corner: Drinking on and off campus

Security Corner: Drinking on and off campus

Every week, Colby Director of Security Robert Williams writes about a security issue that may affect the student population.  So you’re hanging out behind Alfond Commons waiting for the shuttle, finishing off the beer that you took with you from the party you just left. This scene is becoming way too familiar and technically this is against the law.  This […]

The Echo View: Leaders should be held accountable

The Echo View: Leaders should be held accountable

By, The Colby Echo staff On Oct. 1, Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro (R) announced his intention to declare Oct. 14 Columbus Day once more. This move was in response to Maine Governor Janet Mills’s (D) April signing of a law that changed Maine’s recognition of Columbus to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  Isgro’s official Mayoral Proclamation describes Columbus as having “inspired countless others to […]

Security Corner with Bob Williams: Running Safety

Security Corner with Bob Williams: Running Safety

Every week, Colby Director of Security Robert Williams writes about a security issue that may affect the student population. Now that the new academic year has started and students are back, many are taking advantage of the nice weather and running outside.  To ensure everyone makes it back safely from their run I want to remind you of the running […]

by Robert Williams· · 0 comments · Opinion