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Outraged community pushes back against KKK fliers

Waterville residents were startled last week by the distribution of fliers from the Ku Klux Klan. Chief of Police Joseph Massey told the Echo that an “unknown person(s) left KKK flyers in plastic bags at residences in the Western Ave area,” and the police believe that the fliers were “probably thrown into the driveways from a moving vehicle.” The posters […]

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 […]

Why the frik frak do you wanna ban our Yik Yak?

Why the frik frak do you wanna ban our Yik Yak?

In February 2016, a group of protesters petitioned the president of California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) to not let conservative editor of The Daily Wire, Ben Shapiro, speak on their campus. The president caved to their demands and canceled the event. However, Shapiro threatened to come to the university anyway. After all, the event had gone through all of […]

Solidarity event draws crowds, opens dialogue

Solidarity event draws crowds, opens dialogue

With protests exploding on college campuses across the United States, the presence of institutional racism has been in the national spotlight over the past few weeks. Last Friday, around 200 Colby students and faculty members—many dressed in black clothing—amassed on the steps of Miller Library to express their solidarity with the protestors. While the event was short—one participant said the […]

by Jake Bleich· · 1 comment · News
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