From Clubs to Career

As a former student, Connor Delaney ’15 brings an interesting perspective to the office of Student Activities. Connor graduated from Colby-Sawyer as a biology major with a minor in chemistry. Initially coming to the college to become an optometrist, he realized after finishing…

The Dessert at the End of the Pedagogical Meal

Matt, Frank, and Abby sit down with politics professor Eric Boyer for a lively conversation. Talking points include Boyer's famed simulation-style teaching methods, what teaching politics in the modern age means, and the divisive nature of barbecue sauce.

How Do You Show Your Gratitude?

Thanksgiving is a time to take a step back to reflect on what we have and what we’re thankful for. Things we tend to stress over don’t feel as big, and we realize it’s the little things that mean the most. The common…

The Art of Activism

On Monday the 18th of October, students took their seats in the black box theater for a unique event. Organized by Professor Jon Keenan, Professor Donna Berghorn and Meredith Ellis ‘23, Portsmouth, N.H.-based artist Richard Haynes gave an hour-long presentation of his life…

Fall Freak Out

The last week of October is always an exciting time for the Colby-Sawyer community. As the chill of autumn settles in the air, students are met with a plethora of exciting activities as part of the college’s annual Fall Freak Out event. …

A Race for a Cause

Colin Bellavance ’09 recently took part in the Killington, Vt., Spartan Ultra Race to recognize the sacrifices made by first responders, military members and their families. The following is a narrative written by Colin describing his incredible experience. The race was…

If Not Me, Then Who?

This year marked the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, and people around the country remembered the victims of this tragedy in a variety of ways. For Colin Bellavance ’09, it meant honoring the sacrifice of the 343 FDNY firefighters who perished…

Making Merry on Mountain Day

Every fall, Colby-Sawyer students eagerly await the ringing of bells on Mountain Day. A tradition dating back to the early days of the academy, Mountain Day is a celebration of the college’s history and a day of fun. For some students, however, the…

Design in Mind

The Mountain Day shirt is the emblem of Mountain Day here at Colby-Sawyer College. But who is the artist to credit behind the shirt worn by hundreds of students, faculty and staff this year? This year, Sierra Lemieux, a junior graphic design major…

A Fresh Perspective: Getting Started

September 3, 2021: A day I knew was coming, but could never have prepared myself for. I don’t think I fully realized that I was actually going to college until I pulled up to Lawson Hall, upperclassmen started cheering, and they took all…

Matt Fights a Ghost

Matt and Frank are joined by Colby-Sawyer Chronicles producer Abby Walker, '23, as they recount the ghostly tales that haunt our campus. Everything from old stories to first-person accounts from students and alumni are discussed.

Sewing Up Scares

On a chilly autumn day in New London, one can find Sarah Trout ’24 sewing their newest creation in their dorm. Sarah is a sophomore creative writing major with a minor in studio art, and during their free time they like to create…

Back to School

The boys are back on campus! They discuss moving in, Freshman Orientation, their classes, and more!

Teach – In Every Sense of the Word

Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “teach” as “to instruct by precept, example or experience and ... any manner of imparting information or skill so that others may learn.” And in her 28 years of service to Colby-Sawyer College, Nancy Teach ’70 spent most…

Stacked Against the Test of Time

Mark Cassinelli ’95, Kevin McGovern ’95, James Gowell ’96, Andy Ferguson ’95 and Mike Sansonetti ’98. These alumni live in different states and have followed different paths since graduation. They have had triumphs, defeats and everyday wins and challenges. But over the past…

Combining Two Interests

On the two days following my graduation from Colby-Sawyer College, I drove 934 miles to Luzerne, Mich., a town I had never heard of in a state I had never thought of visiting. My dorm room was packed hastily into boxes in the…