Opinion

The Guth Truth: Top five ways to spend COVID-19 quarantine

The Guth Truth: Top five ways to spend COVID-19 quarantine

Well, it seems to be the end of the world as we know it. The world is quickly crumbling under the pressure of Corona, and not the fun kind that urges you to find your beach, but the infamous virus that causes breathing problems. All I know is that whenever I play a round of Plague Inc. on my phone, […]

A call to action: Colby should put giant dome over campus

A call to action: Colby should put giant dome over campus

Well, it’s official. In a time where all it takes is an uninformed opinion to guide others, the masses have already given in to scare-tactic journalism, effectively undermining the few of us who retain our journalistic integrity. Either way, the loud majority is correct, and it’s definitely time to panic. COVID-19 is here, and there have been no immediate plans […]

by Colin Alie· · 0 comments · Opinion
From grunge to growth: Building community in Heights

From grunge to growth: Building community in Heights

Heights has historically been known as “ the ” residence hall that many students would call “gross” or “grungy.” The reputation of this residence hall goes back many years. It was a frequent flyer at the top of the dorm-damage list before Colby stopped charging students for common space damage. The historic reputation left Heights with a rowdy crowd and […]

by Noah Schimanski· · 0 comments · Opinion
The Guth Truth: Top five ideas for new varsity sports

The Guth Truth: Top five ideas for new varsity sports

As we continue to Dare Northward with a relentless pursuit of achievement and seeing Colby succeed on a national level, doesn’t it feel like it’s time for some new varsity programs at Colby to improve our overall chances of success? I mean, it’s clear that some of our teams are just not getting the job done, and the more obscure […]

by Ben Guth· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Opinion, Opinion
Student-run Colby College circuit court SHALL be added

Student-run Colby College circuit court SHALL be added

In the United States of America, the parties involved in a civil case have the right to appeal a court’s decision to the next higher court, theoretically all the way up to the US Supreme Court, the highest court in the nation. This is true from sea to shining sea – that is, except for our little corner of Waterville, […]

by Colin Alie· · 0 comments · Opinion
Question 1: a reminder to voters

Question 1: a reminder to voters

On Mar. 3, Maine voters will be faced with a lofty decision: to protect herd immunity, or to allow for the reemergence of infectious diseases. The outcome of Question 1 will determine if the State will move forward with LD 798 and the removal of non-medical vaccine exemptions, an action which could stand to save Maine’s immunocompromised children. The science […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Opinion
The Guth Truth: Top five mascots better than the Mules

The Guth Truth: Top five mascots better than the Mules

For this week’s article, we are solving the age-old issue every prospective Colby student confronts: do I want to go to a school whose mascot is a sterile cross between a horse and a donkey? I’m not sure what the origin of the Mule mascot is, but it certainly does not strike fear into the hearts of our opponents and […]

by Ben Guth· · 0 comments · Opinion
Academic dishonesty: why shouldn’t we cheat?

Academic dishonesty: why shouldn’t we cheat?

With several weeks of classes now completed and the first batch of midterms on the horizon, the urge to cheat may begin to intensify for some. What many, many, many of us may not know is that there are words for this type of immoral academic action. They come in two forms: Academic Negligence for less extreme cases, and Academic […]

by Colin Alie· · 0 comments · Opinion
The Guth Truth: Top five ways to spend Colby’s endowment

The Guth Truth: Top five ways to spend Colby’s endowment

Hello fellow Mules! Ben Guth here coming at you with a great top five list relating to Colby College. While some may say that these lists are completely debased and irrational, I believe they do not belong in the opinions section of the Echo, but the news, as they are the Guth Truth™. That being said, this week‘s topic is […]

by Ben Guth· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Opinion, Opinion
Colby students struggle to find parking in winter weather, raising concerns over the lack of availability of spaces

Colby students struggle to find parking in winter weather, raising concerns over the lack of availability of spaces

In the beginning, this glorious nation’s tenets included something along the lines of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Washington, Hamilton, Franklin, and the rest of our founding fathers pushed the values that they believed would shape a glorious democratic republic – one in which all are created equal. In turn, David Greene, Colby College’s benevolent dictator and long-time […]

by Colin Alie· · 0 comments · Opinion