Ink and Inklings

Two Decades Down

May 22, 2017 4:11 pm

Today, I am twenty and no longer a teenager. This is insane. Mom has hung streamers all over the kitchen, and Dad made the annual spray paint birthday age that he tapes to our window. The dogs jumped on me to wake me up. A whole bunch of people have sent well wishes, and I…

Sophomore No Longer

May 13, 2017 11:28 pm

Another semester of school closes, and I am currently in packing bedlam. Today officially marks my last day of sophomore year. I have turned in all my papers and projects, and my crew team just finished the season. We raced our hearts out at the National Invitational Rowing Championships this weekend, and I am beyond…

Happy 17th Birthday, Kate!

May 1, 2017 2:49 pm

The first day of May brings blooming flowers, the beginning of the end of classes, and the anticipation of summer, but in the Jones household, May Day brings something even more special: the birthday of Kate Kate Kathryn Lee Jones. Let me tell you about this girl. She’s spunky, sparkly, and donut-obsessed. The donut obsession…

Happy Birthday, Charlie!

April 6, 2017 4:14 am

Today is my brother Charlie’s fifteenth birthday. (Actually, technically, it was yesterday. It is now midnight on the 6th. Sorry, Chach. I tried.) As you can tell from the picture, he’s pretty cool. Now, he is the youngest in our family, but he is certainly not the littlest. He is by far the tallest one…

Spring Break (On the Water!)

March 27, 2017 9:28 pm

These last three weeks have been absolutely full of crew. And that is an understatement. We are officially in season now, and to no one’s surprise but all of Colby Crew’s chagrin, Lake Messalonskee is still very frozen. Fortunately, three weeks ago, on International Women’s Day, the Colby Women’s Crew team had the opportunity to…

An Attempt at Poetry

March 10, 2017 2:23 am

Hello, all! To make up for my complete lack of posts the last few weeks, I have decided to share something I have been working on creatively. I am currently enrolled in a poetry-writing class, which, if you didn’t know, is a complete departure from my normal writing adventures. Prose is much more my thing….

It’s (Almost!!) Time for Spring Crew!

February 13, 2017 6:47 pm

On Wednesday night, the Colby Crew team had its annual “It’s Almost Spring Season!!!” meeting. On Thursday, it snowed almost 8 inches. This weekend, we got a foot. Today, we are supposed to get two more feet. Clearly, “almost” is the crucial word when referring to spring season. The abundance of snow causes slight issues for…

Friday is for Favorites: Happy Thoughts

February 3, 2017 7:22 pm

When I’m asked to make lists, it usually takes me about three times as long as expected. Be it a list of groceries, positive personality traits, likes and dislikes, or even types of animals, I always manage to get stuck. It’s not as though I can’t write a list; the larger problem is when I…


February 1, 2017 4:12 pm

Hello, all! Second semester here at Colby College begins today. It definitely doesn’t seem like it should be called spring semester; it is currently snowing, and we are supposed to get a couple inches. Before we let go of JanPlan and jump into this next semester, however, I thought you might like to see what…

Friday is for Favorites: Friends and Fun

January 20, 2017 11:32 pm

For the month of January here at Colby College, we have this program called JanPlan. Essentially, instead of taking the usual 16 credit course load (4ish classes), we have one month where everyone on campus can either apply for an internship, create an independent study, or take a single course. This course can be anything…