Opinion

We are all just fine

We are all just fine

Faces reflect true emotions not spoken, and unlike much of what comes out of our mouths, expressions rarely deceive. The words, “I’m fine” are often betrayed by a slightly furrowed brow, tight lips, monotone and faintly sullen voice, and distant eyes that show we are not fine at all. But as humans, with busy and exceptionally important lives, we like […]

by Andrew Egger· · 0 comments · Opinion
Editorial: Regarding Las Vegas

Editorial: Regarding Las Vegas

By Peg Schreiner & Will Walkey After snoozing the alarm several times, many of our morning routines consist of scrolling through concise news alerts from some combination of CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and maybe even Buzzfeed. On Monday morning we woke to the news that 59 unsuspecting, innocent people were shot to death at a […]

by admin· · 0 comments · Opinion
An Appeal to Humanity: Environmentalists Take Note

An Appeal to Humanity: Environmentalists Take Note

Supporters of sustainable and responsible environmental policy should stop talking about nature and start talking about humans. This statement may seem paradoxical; after all, countless studies have established that nature and humanity are intricately linked, and that human activity is contributing to the degradation of our forests, oceans, soil, and wildlife. However, despite years of discussing the tremendous impacts of […]

by James Burnett· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Opinion, Opinion
What is the purpose of public art?

What is the purpose of public art?

Is public art solely to beautify the space it takes up? What does public art have to tell us about our collective history? Art in public spaces should be easily accessible to the community it serves. It should also reflect a portion of our history or culture that is worth sharing. Kara Walker is an African American artist who has […]

by Nina Oleynik· · 0 comments · Opinion
It’s Not All Fine: Commuter Parking in Crisis

It’s Not All Fine: Commuter Parking in Crisis

As more students than ever before have arrived at Colby, some students have expressed dismay at the lack of parking on campus. This morning, I spent 20 minutes driving around the Mary Low and Bobs parking lots looking for a single space, a familiar experience for many of the students living off-campus this year. As most of us know, Colby […]

by Natalie Oakes· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Opinion, Opinion
On returning from abroad

On returning from abroad

Last semester, I traded Foss grilled cheeses for Irish scones and Maine hiking for exploring the Cliffs of Moher. I was surrounded by Irish brogues everywhere I went, and butter became a fifth food group. Spending five months in Cork, Ireland was absolutely incredible, but my pace of life was a stark contrast from my days at Colby. Suddenly, I […]

by Eliza Adams· · 0 comments · Opinion
Beauty Over Brains? Contradictions in the Miss America Pageant

Beauty Over Brains? Contradictions in the Miss America Pageant

The eager pageant women representing their home states with pride all took the stage last week in Atlantic City with the hopes of becoming crowned the 2018 Miss America. The pageant gives women the chance to win scholarship money by participating in four events: Lifestyle and Fitness, Eveningwear, Talent, and Interviews. Every contestant wins a scholarship of some sort, yet […]

by Camilla di Galoma· · 0 comments · Opinion
What would you give to Colby College if you struck it rich suddenly?

What would you give to Colby College if you struck it rich suddenly?

Senior pledge, described by a leader of the movement as “the process for starting to give back to Colby” has already begun this fall and has gotten me thinking about issues near and dear to my heart. If I were to have the money to make a large-scale donation to Colby, what would I put it towards? I would argue […]

by Will Walkey· · 0 comments · Opinion
On taking criticism: a professor’s reflection

On taking criticism: a professor’s reflection

Late afternoon on a busy Wednesday I got a message from the producer of the Tucker Carlson show on Fox News.  She wanted me on with Tucker Carlson in a few hours, live, to talk about the free speech controversy at Berkeley, where a planned talk by conservative provocateur Ann Coulter was canceled due to security concerns.  When I heard […]

Is summer break the cause of Colby’s problems?

Is summer break the cause of Colby’s problems?

As an anthropology student at Colby, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how Colby’s social problems manifest themselves over time and across the campus. This year, in my research off-campus, a Mainer prompted me to think about how living together with a bunch of twenty-somethings might be different than just living in any small community. The first problem […]

by Nicolas Ramirez· · 0 comments · Opinion