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Senator Mitchell captivates large audience at Colby

Senator Mitchell captivates large audience at Colby

Senator George J. Mitchell returned to campus last Thursday to be interviewed by the Morning Sentinel’s Amy Calder. Over 300 people including Waterville residents, Colby students and professors filled Lorimer Chapel to see Mitchell in an emotional discussion that would illicit both laughter and tears from the audience. In his introduction, Sandy Maisel, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of […]

by Jonathan Stempel· · 0 comments · News
Trump vs. Trump on Syria

Trump vs. Trump on Syria

Trump has swindled America. After running on a campaign of Syrian non-interventionism, Russian cooperation, and anti-Clinton foreign provocation, Trump has dumped his voter base in favor of the neoconservative warmongers. Last Thursday, without the approval of Congress, President Trump ordered the launch of scores of Tomahawk missiles against a Syrian Airfield. This marks the first time America has directly targeted […]

by Ryan Hara· · 0 comments · Opinion
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Merrill Auditorium, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Portland, Main (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Health care reform: Trump’s ticking time bomb

After President Trump’s joint-address to Congress—at which he gave a rough outline of a replacement for Obamacare—Trump told reporters, “Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” FiveThirtyEight’s Ben Casselman dryly noted that Trump’s remark drew “incredulous reactions from the approximately 100 percent of people who knew that health care could be so complicated.” Due to the scope of health […]

by James Burnett· · 0 comments · Opinion
Trump’s speech: No new ‘presidential’

Trump’s speech: No new ‘presidential’

Following President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28, many commentators focused on how Trump was able to seem more “presidential.” However, that commentators saw this speech as stable and on-topic does not reflect a shift in Trump’s approach to leadership, but rather the extent to which the bar for acting “presidential” has been lowered. In […]

by Ali Naseer· · 0 comments · Opinion
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Merrill Auditorium, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Portland, Main (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Confirmed: Trump living in shadow of Index Fund in which his father should have invested

Saying that “he really needed this,” political analysts confirmed Tuesday that Trump’s election victory helped the 70-year-old man escape from the shadow of the Index Fund in which his dad should have invested. The President received $40-$200 million of assets from his father, which financial analysts agree would have been better invested in the Schwab, USAA, or Vanguard S&P 500 […]

by Ali Naseer· · 0 comments · Opinion
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LePage outlines delivers State of the State, addresses wages

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, Governor Paul LePage gave his sixth and final State of the State speech in which he addressed his agenda, concerns, and the budget for Maine. In response to new state legislation LePage said, “Our economy and our way of life are under attack.” LePage began the speech by addressing his plans for tax reform. Angered by […]

by Charlotte Marratta· · 0 comments · Local

NESCAC Students Respond to Trump’s Executive Orders

NESCAC schools have been reacting to President Trump’s executive actions following his inauguration on January 20. In particular, many campuses have been proclaiming their support for and intentions to protect refugee and immigrant students. After Trump’s election, The Bates Student took immediate action, publishing an article that requested a proclamation from the Bates administration declaring Bates’ protection of undocumented students. […]

by Charlotte Marratta· · 0 comments · News
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Merrill Auditorium, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Portland, Main (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Why Trump is ‘not my president’

Yes, it’s true: the most recent presidential election has caused quite a bit of drama and turmoil. Donald Trump is our new president and I have witnessed a myriad of reactions and responses towards his victory. Personally, being a woman of color, I was devastated by the election. I’m inherently an optimist, so I had a lot of hope and […]

by Charlee Manigat· · 1 comment · Opinion
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 […]

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Merrill Auditorium, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Portland, Main (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The role of journalism in the age of Trump

The year is 2016, and President elect Donald Trump appointed an anti-Semitic white nationalist to be the White House’s chief strategist and senior counselor. Steve Bannon’s previous job as executive chairman of the Breitbart News Network made it abundantly clear that he is unfit to serve in the White House cabinet. During his tenure at Breitbart, the Southern Poverty Law […]

by James Burnett· · 0 comments · Opinion