Articles by: Ian Mansfield

Governor LePage Causes Controversy with Racist Remarks

Maine Governor Paul LePage has attracted a large amount of national criticism recently. In early January, LePage made headlines when he complained about drug dealers “by the name of D-money, Smoothie, and Shifty” who bring heroin into Maine, “half the time impregnat[ing] a young, white girl before they leave.” In response, reporters and pundits on the right and left characterized […]

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SGA reviews semester goals

SGA reviews semester goals

As this Sunday marks the last Student Government Association (SGA) meeting of the fall semester, it is important that Colby students take a look at what their elected representatives have accomplished, as well as what they have not. Dorm damage has been prominent on the agenda throughout this semester, as Colby students have accrued damage in the thousands. Efforts on […]

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Mayor Isgro Discusses Colby-Waterville Relationship

Mayor Isgro Discusses Colby-Waterville Relationship

On November 13, The Echo interviewed Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro, who took office in January of last year. Isgro discucsed issues ranging from Colby’s role in the revitalization of downtown Waterville to Mayor Isgro’s forthcoming Italian market on Main Street. Both the Mayor’s office and The Echo understand the importance of a strong relationship between Colby students and the Waterville […]

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The saga continues: the debate surrounding Clinton’s emails

The saga continues: the debate surrounding Clinton’s emails

Several weeks ago, I wrote a piece in The Echo entitled, “Why Hillary’s Emails Matter.” This engendered positive debate among my peers and professors, and enticed Co-Editor-In-Chief, Jake Bleich ’16, to weigh in on the issue. While critical of my assessment, Mr. Bleich’s contribution, “Political Theater: why Hillary’s emails are a non-Issue,” is a welcome addition to the debate. The […]

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Why Hillary’s emails matter

Last Wednesday night during the democratic debate, Bernie Sanders complained that he was tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s “damn emails.” This statement was met with rapturous applause from the democratic audience and a maniacal grin from Clinton. To many, this was the moment where Clinton finally put this issue to bed, for the email scandal and its related investigations […]

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