Colby seriously needs a reality check

After a successful night of fun at Préndelo (the school-wide party in Page Commons on Saturday night), I went into the SOBHU clubroom to rest. A friend of mine told me the good things people said about Préndelo on Yik Yak (an anonymous social media app), so I downloaded it. I was overjoyed by the positive reinforcement I saw on […]

by Tionna Haynes· · 1 comment · Opinion

Drinking is thinking: applying the liberal arts to beer

After the several instances of positive feedback I received for my opinion piece last week entitled, “Colby has a drinking problem,” I’ve decided to write a follow up column on why I believe the drinking culture at Colby persists to such inherently negative extremes. Last week, I suggested that the administration could curb destructive and dangerous behavior by making certain […]

by Jake Bleich· · 0 comments · Opinion

In defense of “All About that Bass”

It has recently come to my attention that some people find fault in the message behind Megan Trainor’s well-known (and possibly overplayed) song, “All About that Bass.” For an in-depth critique of the song and music video, head over to jennytrout.com to read one by the eponymous author. In this piece, you’ll find more of a defense of the song. […]

by Elise Ozarowski· · 0 comments · Opinion

Making the perfect cheese plate

What better way to begin your night out than a cheese plate with the squad? So before we begin the fun, let’s lay down some basics. A few things you should always keep in mind: 1) A plate should go from light fresh cheeses and end with more robust or harder cheeses. For example, start with a mozzarella or chèvre […]

by Jon Eichholz· · 0 comments · Opinion

Common Ground Fair: Maine Cheese Mecca

Going to college in Maine actually has its upsides. The Common Ground Fair is one of them. Despite being a hardcore New Yorker, the occasional overdose of rural life is quite enjoyable. I’ll skip all the farmers’ stands, petting zoos, alpaca salesmen, and craftsmen to dash right to the good part… THE CHEESE. Of course the booth for which I […]

by Jon Eichholz· · 0 comments · Opinion

Why weren’t all of you at the Mix It Up retreat?

Last semester, I wrote an opinion piece titled “Nobody Cares,” regarding the lack of motivation and involvement that students demonstrate on a regular basis. There was the idea, at that time, that things would get better: we were at the end of the year after all, and people were likely too absorbed in their studies or a little burned out […]

by Megan Lasher· · 0 comments · Opinion

Civilly engaging Ms. Talbot-Ross

Civility, as defined by my trusty friend Google, is “the formal politeness and courtesy in behavior or speech.”  Now, being civil can be equated with many things, one of those being a participation in civic engagement. In a recent panel that the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement hosted surrounding civility in American Politics, the discussion turned toward […]

by Kiernan Somers· · 0 comments · Opinion

Security’s fostering of mistrust

It would be safe to say that a new security policy, permitting security to patrol the halls of dorms without having been explicitly called in to do so, has raised some controversy in the Colby community. I first became aware of the policy during an overcrowded dorm meeting the week classes began. It was mentioned in passing among slew of […]

by Brandon Blackburn· · 0 comments · Opinion

Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson: racist or realist?

As every informed observer of national sports issues has heard, Bruce Levenson, owner of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, has found himself at the center of a racial controversy just months after the Donald Sterling debacle that left the NBA reeling.  This new round of public outcry was catalyzed by the release of an internal email sent by Levenson to many […]

by Ryan Hoffman· · 0 comments · Opinion

Colby has a drinking problem

This past Saturday night, my girlfriend and I decided to try something that we’ve seldom done before: go out completely sober. This wasn’t our original intention, but our day had dictated it. After touring four Portland craft breweries as well as gorging ourselves on the opulent delicacies of Duckfat, the thought of finishing our day with cans of Bud Light […]

by Jake Bleich· · 0 comments · Opinion