Members of Colby Posse '13

A Posse Comes East

For Parker and other members of the Houston Posse, coming to Mayflower Hill meant leaving a sprawling metropolis and one of the most diverse cities in the United States. “If you took New York City and just spread it out more, that’s Houston,” Parker said. Parker is one of nine students in Colby Posse 13, […]

Smallest Creatures Could Change the Big Picture '18

It takes an expansive mind to connect microscopic marine copepods (certain crustacean plankton) unwittingly chomping on floating microplastics with a bigger picture: the planet’s carbon pump and global climate change. But that’s what Brian Kim ’18 decided to investigate during Jan Plan, working with Bigelow Laboratory Senior Research Scientist David Fields. The story unfolds with […]
Joebelle Bonete ’18

First Person

“We were shooting a video for admissions and I was asked about something I wrote on my LinkedIn summary about my life moving in big leaps. I hadn’t thought of that in a while and it kind of caught me off guard. I thought, ‘Oh boy. Why would anyone want to know my story?’ And […]


Esmat arrived on Mayflower Hill from Kabul, Afghanistan, by way of Massachusetts (four years at Deerfield Academy) and Jordan (a postgraduate year at King’s Academy) and decided to explore. He took geology, psychology, English, and, in the same spirit of exploration, his first foray into art history, a class on East Asian art with Professor of Art Ankeney […]
Taxi cabs, confusing image

The Memory Professor

At Colby Coane will continue to study how we integrate knowledge and words into semantic ononemory—the knowledge that’s accessible without context and instantly connected to related information. The words castanet and Casablanca were examples in her grant application, and it’s estimated that the average adult has 50,000 of these entries stored up. She first became […]


Brendan Leonard ’16 had his first acting role in the fourth grade. He played Daddy Warbucks in the school play Annie. He got a lot of laughs, but not for the right reasons. “I came out and I was this little chubby kid with a bald cap on and my first line was just, ‘Hello, […]
Dan Meyer at Fenway Park, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in Boston. Photo by Mary Schwalm.

From the Classroom to the Big Leagues

Last fall, like thousands of other wannabes across the country, Dan Meyer ’16 wrote to all of the Major League Baseball teams asking about internship opportunities. The response wasn’t what Meyer expected. “A number of them said, ‘I’m actually familiar with your work. You do some really cool stuff,’” he said. “That came as a […]

Where’s Your Phone?

Do you feel anxious when your phone battery is low? Check your messages more often than you’d like? You might be a nomophobe. That’s the word, an elision of “no-mobile-phone phobia,” applied to people who have a fear of being out of mobile phone contact. It’s a fairly common affliction these days, and when Maggie Zhao ’16 began […]

Chamber Choir Claims Kudos at Carnegie

They came, they sang, and by all reports, they killed it. “It was fantastic,” said Nicolás Dosman, choral director, following the Colby College Chamber Chorale performance at Carnegie Hall March 9. “There were people in the balconies, the audience was warm, and the students did a Carnegie-worthy performance. … They did a great job.” The […]

World-Class Research

Read more Could Childhood Nutrition Set Stage for Brain Health Late in Life? Unlocking the Secrets of Neurodegenerative Diseases Hitting the Lab Running From top, Chris Krasniak ’16 at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory; Hallie Jester ’16 at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences; Colby Achievement Program in the Sciences participant Grace Uwase ’18 […]