Articles by: Elise Ozarowski

Senior artist profile series: Barrie Tovar ’15

Each year in May, The Colby Museum of Art hosts the Senior Art Show, an exhibition featuring works by senior students ranging in a variety of mediums, including photography, sculpture, printmaking and painting. In the weeks leading up to the opening, the Echo has featured each artist, showcasing their work and speaking to them about their personal inspirations and processes. […]

Terry Plunkett poetry

The Terry Plunkett Poetry Festival was held April 17 and 18 in Augusta. The event honors University of Maine at Augusta professor Terry Plunkett, who died in 2002. Plunkett was co-editor of Kennebec: A Portfolio of Maine Writing, a literary magazine published through the University of Maine from 1977-1992 that featured Maine writers. Each year, a poet is featured in […]

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Cowards’ commentary: Yik Yak and the protests

If you’ve read my pieces before, you probably see me preface everything I say. That’s what I’m about to do right now. I am white. I am cis. I am straight. I have a lifetime worth of privilege. For all of those reasons, maybe I should not be writing this. But I think it is an issue that we need […]

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Is room draw fair? Kenniston and students discuss

Room draw is a game of chance. If you’re one of the lucky ones near the top of the list, or have an in with someone who is, it’s a windfall. For those who are less fortunate, you may wind up in a less desirable dorm. Regardless of your number, room draw is a stressful time—so much so that some […]

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Relay for Life fundraiser sparks student awareness

On Friday, over 300 College students gathered, raising over $19,000 at the Relay for Life event. The Relay, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, was held on Friday, April 10 starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. the following morning. Throughout the night, student groups such as Blue Lights and the Hipnotik Dance team performed in the […]

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Senior Pledge and its one dollar woes

On Giving Day, I went to the pub after seeing Jimmy Tingle (let us pause here to appreciate his ridiculous name). Upon climbing up that sacred staircase, I did not find the usual smattering of students playing pool, but instead saw alumni lined up, waiting to enter the pub. Of course, as a senior, I had a moment of self-entitlement […]

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Doghead: Colby’s X-mas?

Christmas (ok, maybe I should say non-secular holiday season) is coming! Scratch that: Doghead is coming. The most important Colby tradition, right? Personally, I couldn’t attend my Freshman year Doghead. Sophomore year, I had a Doghead that I will remember for the rest of my life. Maybe that sounds ridiculous, but just today I was reminiscing with my roommate about […]

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Reflections on Colby’s conflicted culture of body image

A few months ago, I was talking to some peers about an individual I had seen on campus. The individual was overweight, and upon seeing them I had assumed they were not a student. My next feeling was disgust. With myself. Students often joke about all of us looking the same, but there is often some truth to that statement. […]

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Colby student clubs: unifiers or dividers?

Need to learn how to nap? There’s a club for that. Ever felt the need to talk about Hawaii? There’s a club for that. Ever felt like your dinner conversation lacks current affairs awareness? There’s a club for that, too. Now I’m not trying to say that those particular clubs are worthless. But sometimes I wonder if having so many […]

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TFA applications plummet for 2015

You may have seen posters advertising for yet another deadline to join Teach for America (TFA), but while the organization keeps recruiting, other students are being turned away. Even students who have been accepted to the two-year teaching position have recently faced blockades, with two Colby students unable to interview in Maine after those offices closed recently. Having to commute […]

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