Articles by: Jonathan Stempel

Seeing stars: Astronomy  Department gifted telescope

Seeing stars: Astronomy Department gifted telescope

Last Friday, Colby College became home to the largest operational viewing telescope in New England. The Young Observatory, a regional record-breaking .7 meter telescope, is four times more powerful than its predecessor the Collins Observatory. The Young Observatory, made possible by a gift from the Young family, will provide Colby students with pioneering research opportunities that were previously unattainable. Dale […]

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Some Colby students at the caucus on Sunday.

My journey to moderation in politics

I have always been a person who asks questions. In kindergarten, I dared to ask one of my peers how she could be so firm in her belief in the literal truth of the Bible. She was retelling the story of Moses parting the Red Sea when I interrupted her and questioned her faith. “How do you know?” I asked […]

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Bon Appétit revamps food options on campus

Bon Appétit revamps food options on campus

On June 31st, dining hall employees prepared their last meal under the management of Sodexo Inc – the College’s long time dining services partner. This came after the College’s decision in April to choose the Bon Appétit Management Company as the new dining services provider. In a statement issued by Executive Assistant Rose Meunier, the College outlined its vision for […]

A night in New Hampshire: a journey from Sanders to Clinton

A night in New Hampshire: a journey from Sanders to Clinton

In the first week in February, I was feeling anxious. I had just returned from JanPlan break with only the grind of another Colby semester to look forward to. I needed a break from it all. I was frankly jealous of my friends in New Hampshire who had met the likes of Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton. I […]

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Planned Parenthood needs bipartisanship

Planned Parenthood needs bipartisanship

“Would you like to support a woman’s right to choose?” This was the question posed to me by an activist while walking home one sunny afternoon several years ago. Being a happy-go-lucky pro-choice liberal, I graciously donated several dollars to the cause. The activist was from  Planned Parenthood, an organization that has achieved the ultimate status of polarization. Those who […]

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Sanders’s foreign policy weakness: the democratic debate takeaway

Sanders’s foreign policy weakness: the democratic debate takeaway

The world has come together to mourn the loss of over 120 people in the devastating terrorist attacks in France. These attacks have reignited the discussion about radical Islam and have forced world leaders to address concerned citizens’ worries about the complicated nature of Middle East relations. In America, this discussion comes in the midst of the presidential primaries. On […]

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