Over the summer, Colby switched from the General Announcements system to the ColbyNow system. While there are new and beneficial features of ColbyNow, this new system requires that people opt in to receiving Civil Discourse email updates, preventing campus-wide conversation. An opt-in system thus silences the discourse that we need to have to better our campus, and the College should […]
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In February 2016, a group of protesters petitioned the president of California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) to not let conservative editor of The Daily Wire, Ben Shapiro, speak on their campus. The president caved to their demands and canceled the event. However, Shapiro threatened to come to the university anyway. After all, the event had gone through all of […]
I am a pragmatic voter. Unfortunately, as a Bernie Sanders supporter, many of my peers do not see me that way. In political debates in hallways, offices, and classrooms, I have been surprised by the absolute dismissal of Bernie, which many “informed” students on campus have communicated when either side gets on the soap-box. Their message, while intentional or not, […]
As the situation in Syria deteriorates and events such as the recent Paris attacks worsen fears about general safety, debates on whether or not we should be taking in more refugees are growing increasingly heated. President Obama hopes to take in 10,000 more Syrian refugees this year, but the U.S. Congress, and state governors, remain divided on whether we should […]
The past few weeks have been a time of high stress for all. In addition to finals, theses, and graduation, the Colby community has been rocked by abhorrent Yik Yaks and the death of one of our friends and classmates. It’s been a hard time, and it got just a little more hostile this past week. On May 6, Noah […]