Rachel Jacobs ’13 and Noah VanValkenburg ’13 of the Colby Republicans debated with Andy Estrada ’12 and Ben Wexler-Waite ’14 of the Colby Democrats on Thursday, April 19, in the Diamond Building.
On Thursday, March 29, the Oak Institute for International Rights hosted a panel of three speakers, Dominic Suru, Blanca Santiago and Ben Chin, who discussed immigrants’ rights in Maine.
Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) announced her decision not to run for re-election in the upcoming November election.
Even in my relatively short lifetime, I struggle to remember a more pronounced period of American political pessimism than 2011.
Much of Congressman Ron Paul’s visit to the Hill on Friday, Jan. 27 focused on economic issues and the presidential candidate’s desire to reform the programs that he views as the cause of our nation’s tremendous debt.
Paul seemed to avoid many of the issues on his social platform, which are largely conservative and would likely not be well received by a youthful audience.
At the end of January last year, Ben Wexler-Waite ’14 came up with the idea to increase political discourse on campus by starting _Outside Colby_, a student magazine focused specifically on topical political issues.
I believe that this coming year will be a pivotal point in American history. I am talking exclusively about the 2012 Presidential election.
It is pretty clear at this point: the tenor of the American public discourse on political and social issues is frequently skewed towards hyperbole.
A decade of fear, vulnerability, unity, tension and change has come and gone, bringing discussions that were previously deemed “too soon” out of the woodwork.
Saturday’s ECAC Division III Championships in Bristol, RI featured a combined 83 teams between the men and women—some from as far away as Stubenville, Ohio—and all on a dry, flat, narrow course. Hence the need to open it up early.
These days, when the women’s cross-country team competes in New England Small College Athleticâ€ˆConference (NESCAC) meets, it runs with the best teams in the country.
The Mules placed four of the top six runners at Saturday’s State of Maine Championship en route to winning the program’s 11th state title. Sophomore Amy Tortorello took first overall on the 5-kilometer course with a time of 18:52.74, passing Bowdoin first-year Carolyn Baskir in the final 400 meters.
On the menâ€™s side, senior captain Andy Maguire won his final race on the home course, edging out teammate Tom Letourneau â€™13 with a time of 29:07.69 (Letourneau finished in 29:18.37).
Colby placed 13th out of 18 teams as fellow Mules Tom Letourneau "13 and Brian Desmond "13 rounded out the Mule runners in the top 100, finishing 82nd (28:14) and 85th (28:18), respectively. The five runners under 29 minutes (the fifth was Mat Nadeau "12 in 28:50) were the most recorded by Colby in one 8K race since 2006.
Saturday's Pineland Super XC women's meet in New Gloucester should have been called the 2010 Super Sophomore Sprint.
Early September, in the world of NESCAC cross-country, is a time of collective trial. After logging miles all summer, sometimes from different corners of the world, teams unite on the trails to test their mettle, push their limits, and shape their seasons.
This weekend, Colby men's and women's cross country teams competed in yet another championoship, as both took part in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Division III Championships. Although some of the top runners on both teams took the week off in order to rest up for next week's New England Division III Championships, both teams, with strong performances by many of the younger runners, turned in successful results.
It was an exciting and interesting weekend for the runners of the men's and women's cross country teams, as they ran in the Colby invitational Saturday, October 3. They were able to enjoy the rare opportunity to race at Colby, something that generally only happens once or twice a year. And the Mules delivered with both teams turning in outstanding individual and team performances, leaving the home crowd thrilled.
It was an exciting weekend for both the men's and women's cross country teams, as both took part in the Williams College Purple Valley Classic on Saturday, September 26. Despite the absence of numerous older runners who got the week off, and the presence of cold and flu symptoms amongst some runners, both teams managed to put up successful results, building off of the success of the two previous meets.