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Walkout against Trump

Walkout against Trump

Over 300 students gathered in Pulver Pavilion last Thursday to protest the election and to take a stand against hate, bigotry and injustice. Students marched from Pulver to Miller Library where they gathered in a show of solidarity and support for undocumented students and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students. Following the election of the Donald Trump, a polarizing and […]

Letter to the editor

To the Editors of the Echo: I read with interest Lydia Fanning’s ’20 article, “Not quite riots: hallway mazes, school myths, and a short history of student protests at Colby,” in the November 10 edition of the Echo. She is quite correct in stating: “A quick search in the Echo archives for Colby riots returns exactly zero hits.” A more […]

by James Merrick· · 0 comments · Uncategorized

Professors have different views on Colby bubble

Up on the Hill, it’s said that Colby exists in its own bubble; one that is separate from the rest of the community. Two weeks ago, students gave their input on the concept of the Colby bubble, and how the school and students can become more involved in the surrounding community. In a continuation of this series, professors give their […]

by Caitlin Rogers· · 0 comments · Features, Uncategorized

Rallies, debates and classes: How Colby has been involved in past presidential elections

In the 2012 presidential election, the Colby Democrats and Colby Republicans, both active clubs on campus, actually worked together to help people vote and stay informed. In the presidential election, as well as local ones, both clubs campaigned actively for their candidates of choice and encouraged people on and off the Colby campus to vote. They also collaborated to promote […]

by Caitlin Rogers· · 0 comments · Uncategorized
In embracing partisanship, WikiLeaks loses its integrity

In embracing partisanship, WikiLeaks loses its integrity

WikiLeaks was focused on accomplishing just a single goal—informing citizens through government transparency. In 2016, however, it is clear that WikiLeaks has lost sight of its original goal. How so? In the United States presidential election, WikiLeaks has worked with the Kremlin and President Putin to instigate a coordinated attack on the very foundation of the United States’ democratic institutions: […]

by James Burnett· · 0 comments · Uncategorized

Ask Amanda: Homesick student

Dear Amanda, I’ve been feeling really homesick lately, and I’ve been having a hard time making friends on campus. I may just have culture shock, but I haven’t been happy at Colby. Do you have advice for ways that I can meet new people on campus? Dear Homesick, The most important comfort I can give you is the knowledge that […]

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Apology culture erodes institutions

Apology culture erodes institutions

Please note that I do not have the authority to speak on behalf of the editorial staff. The following piece reflects my own opinions, just as every opinion article has always reflected the views of the writer and not the Echo. At times I present undisclosed or privileged information, not to abuse the standing of my position, but to bring […]

History Spotlight: the forgotten school songs of Colby

History Spotlight: the forgotten school songs of Colby

When asked if she knew about current Colby songs, Maura Campbell ’19 replied, “We have a song?” Her response may be shocking, but she’s not alone. Many students are not aware that the college even has songs except for “Hail, Colby, Hail” (and it is more often referred to simply as  “Oh Canada”). If college songs are an indicator of […]

by Caitlin Rogers· · 0 comments · Features, Uncategorized

Don’t get caucus blocked in 2016

In just a little over two weeks, the day we’ve all been waiting for will be here: March 6. There are many reasons to be excited for March 6. It’s the birthday of preeminent visionaries, like Michelangelo, Marion Barry, and Bubba Sparxxx. It’s the day the Battle of the Alamo began, Ghana gained independence from Britain, Cassius Clay became Muhammad […]

by Jake Bleich· · 0 comments · Uncategorized

Krispy Kreme comes to Maine

What’s tan and sticky with a hole in the middle? Krispy Kreme donuts, duh. And what’s better, Krispy Kreme is coming to Maine; three locations in Maine to be exact. Remember when Krispy Kreme came to New England  for the first time? We were about 10-years-old, obsessed with the dinky paper hats, and all around hopped up on sugar. Krispy […]

by Gillian Katz· · 0 comments · Uncategorized