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Hosts Gretchen O'Brien '18, Lexie Lyons '18, Eliza Adams '18, and Kylie Walters '18 in front of their homemade wall of famous women.

Women’s party raises $1,481 for Planned Parenthood

Just a few days after the one year anniversary of the election of President Donald Trump and the corresponding Women’s March, Colby students gathered to fundraise for Planned Parenthood in the Harold and Bibby Alfond Senior Apartment Complex. The residents of Apartment 131, Kylie Walters ’18, Eliza Adams ’18, Gretchen O’Brien ’18, and Lexie Lyons ’18 hosted a party, titled […]

by Adelaide Bullock· · 0 comments · News
Breaking Down Barriers: The Oak Student Committee’s spring manifesto

Breaking Down Barriers: The Oak Student Committee’s spring manifesto

Last spring, the presidential election loomed over us as we explored the systemic violences we saw emerge from the bricks that hold together the college we call home. This fall, the election shook those same bricks and brought our attention from Mayflower Hill to Capitol Hill. Now, this spring, we as the Oak Student Committee want to unite those two […]

by Oak Student Committee· · 0 comments · Opinion
2016 Oak Fellow Albaih’s bold political “khartoons” unveiled in Miller installation

2016 Oak Fellow Albaih’s bold political “khartoons” unveiled in Miller installation

Those who frequent the first and second floors of Miller are used to the decorations that adorn the otherwise strictly academic walls. This year, the 2016 Oak Fellow, Khalid Albaih, has his political cartoons (often dubbed “khartoons” in reference to where he lives, in Khartoum) displayed throughout the library. The installation called “Resistance and Hope” was officially unveiled on November 3.

Approaching Social Justice with Love and Reason

Approaching Social Justice with Love and Reason

“Achilles glared at him and answered, “Fool prate not to me about covenants. There can be no covenants between men and lions, wolves and lambs can never be of one mind, but hate each other out and out and through. Therefore there can be no understanding between you and me, nor may there be any covenants between us, till one […]

One nation, under Islamaphobia

One nation, under Islamaphobia

“One Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” When I reached high school, I stopped reciting the pledge of allegiance. It made me uncomfortable, and I could never figure out why until now. It’s not true. Here’s the thing: this country does not give freedom or ascribe equality to all its members. The U.S. was built on […]

Solidarity with Mizzou: a student uprising

Solidarity with Mizzou: a student uprising

It’s 2015 and I still don’t think we know what freedom is, but we know what it isn’t. Who doesn’t know that we still ain’t free? I don’t just mean “people of color,” which is a formal way of saying “formerly colonized” but not yet free people. I mean all of us, so called “white” people as well. Racism, white […]

by Clayton Brown· · 2 comments · Opinion
Check yo’ self before you wreck yo’ world

Check yo’ self before you wreck yo’ world

This last week has been scary. In the United States, racial tensions rose as students drew attention to racism within several college administrations. In Paris, terrorist attacks left the world shocked, terrified, and confused. I have heard many of my peers, this past week, express concern and ultimately feelings of powerlessness at these latest events. I too, have felt powerless. […]

by Michaela Morris· · 0 comments · Opinion
Sit-in for solidarity

Sit-in for solidarity

Solidarity is often desired, but is rarely expressed in a meaningful way. How do we show solidarity without harming any group or putting one struggle over the other? We don’t know the answer, but regardless, we are trying: United for Better Dining Services (UBDS) decided to do a day long, public sit-in in solidarity with the dining halls workers who […]

by Ester Topolarova· · 0 comments · Opinion