Out of the Scrum, Success

On the first day of rugby practice only one player had ever heard the word rugby before. That day I saw Darrien double over in the middle of a drill because he’d only had a bag of chips to eat all day. I heard Brygton had been suspended for gang affiliations and learned Jacari didn’t […]
Ariel Oppong ‘16


“Where is the advocacy? Where is the publicity? Where is the compassion? Where is the health care? And why is this continuing?” —Ariel Oppong ’16 on substandard health-care conditions in Appalachia Eyes Wide Open From Africa to Appalachia, Ariel Oppong is asking tough questions about health care The Jan Plan internship working in hospitals in […]

Life Saver

It’s easy for Americans to take vaccines for granted. In developing countries, though, even when vaccines are available, heat and humidity threaten their efficacy for preventing debilitating diseases and death. If serum isn’t refrigerated throughout the supply chain—which might include a ride in an ice chest strapped to a camel—a lifesaving inoculation can be rendered […]

Ebullience on Exhibit

“The only way [the work] matters,” Wynn said as museumgoers streamed by, “is if they can recall it later as something dear and special.” —Omar Wynn ’74 The Smithsonian was preparing for the 50th anniversary of the National Museum of American History—a story to be told through photographs, a model of the 1964 New York […]
BioCarbon drone

Shooting for the Sky '12

Martin Tengler ’12 can picture a time when aerial drones fan out to map vast reaches of deforested land, and then plant thousands of seed pods that will turn wasteland into new forest. In fact, he can show you the video. Tengler is part of a startup called BioCarbon Engineering, the brainchild of a team […]

Matters of Life and Death

Responding to a Code 11 emergency call on the hospital’s PA, Choate strode into the ER, dressed in his blue flight-suit coveralls, to find a trauma team including two physicians assessing the case. On the gurney was a man with a gaping, diagonal chest wound caused by a circular saw. Choate positioned himself at the […]

Finding A Common Bond

It’s been converted into a classroom at the Irish International Immigrant Center, an organization that has expanded over the decades to serve immigrants from around the world. “Our largest [non-Irish] single population is Haitian,” said the center’s education coordinator, Sarah Chapple-Sokol ’04, who runs down the list of first homes of students: Guatemala, El Salvador, […]

The Historical Record

“I didn’t know he was a musician or even had an interest in it,” said Spooner. “I always saw him as a skier, a jock guy.” So it might be surprising that this winter, two decades after leaving Colby, the two came together to hole up in Hearst’s Camden, Maine, recording studio and create what […]
Photograph by Edwin Torres

Closer to Home

It’s fascinating to think of the images I would have made had I been a child photographer. Growing up in the South Bronx in New York City I saw a lot of things that I assumed were normal: groups of men with gold chains, loud music, and fancy Cadillacs hanging on the corner of our […]
Dan Harris portrait

Quieting the Voice in His Head

Christina Dong ’17 Interview Dan Harris ’93 is co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline and weekend editions of Good Morning America and the author of the best-selling memoir 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story. How did you come to the […]