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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

Men’s Squash starts 2-0, Women open at 1-1

With strong finishes from both Colby Men’s and Women’s Squash last season, excitement was high as they went into their opening matches on November 21. Led by respected coach Sakhi Khan, last year’s NESCAC Coach of the Year, the Mules opened strong, with the men winning both of their opening matches and the women going 1-1.  After finishing last season […]

by Will Levesque· · 0 comments · Uncategorized

Men’s Ice Hockey beats Bowdoin

The Colby Men’s Hockey team added an impressive victory to their resume with a shutout win over archrival Bowdoin last weekend. The Mules  played in front of a packed house on Friday night thanks to a massive showing of support from the student body. Devin Albert ’17 did not take long to get things going offensively for Colby as he […]

by Henry Dodge· · 0 comments · Side Feature, Sports, Uncategorized
Police responding to potentially suicidal man at Colby Circle

Police responding to potentially suicidal man at Colby Circle

In a press conference, Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey said police were informed of a potentially suicidal man en route to the Waterville Police department. The police responded cautiously and have attempted to make contact with the man via cell phone. The man, who in his 50s, has locked himself inside of a pickup truck. Massey reported that there has […]

State Police engaged in possible standoff in Waterville

State Police engaged in possible standoff in Waterville

The Maine State Police tactical squad has responded to reports of a armed man in the Colby Circle area of downtown Waterville. Police are potentially engaged in an armed standoff as the incident has occurred for over two hours. Multiple police agencies have responded and on scene Echo reporters have confirmed that Waterville Police crisis negotiator, Sergeant. Jennifer Weaver, is on scene. The area […]

Addressing sexual assault

To the editors of the Echo: All members of the Colby community should thank the courageous group of 17 senior women for their honest and powerful plea for “sexual healing” in the November 19 edition of the Echo. Their essay points to the intertwined problems of female objectification and male entitlement, and illuminates how the social culture on campus contributes […]

by Jake Bleich· · 0 comments · Uncategorized

The Future of American Rugby

On November 12, USA Rugby announced their intent to start an American professional rugby league in a partnership with the organization PRO Rugby. In rugby circles, the announcement was met with excitement, generating a sense of hope that the United States would finally get the professional rugby it deserves. A far greater number of Americans, however, simply didn’t care, and […]

by Will Levesque· · 1 comment · Uncategorized