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EDITORIAL: Creating a safe place
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Former players will return to watch
the Polar Bears take on a Trinity team
that boasts a 10-2 overall record.

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on leadership and accepting blame.
The curling team, which won
the 2011 National College
Curling Championships,
resumes practice at a facility
in Belfast, Maine.
MARRIAGE: Mainers United for Marriage
increases its mobilization eorts on campus.
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ALUMNI: ResLife asks College Houses not to
throw reunions for alumni during Homecoming.
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IN THE HOUSE: Democratic Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and Republican Jon Courtney faced o last night in a debate in Studzinski Recital Hall.
Please see DEBATE, page 4
Pope 67 appointed senior U.S. diplomat in Libya
Laurence Pope 67 arrived in
Libya last Thursday as senior en-
voy of the U.S. State Department,
and has since been occupied meet-
ing leaders of the Libyan congress,
interim government, and U.S. dip-
lomatic officials.
As charg daffaires, Pope will
lead U.S. diplomatic efforts in Lib-
ya and fill the role played by the
late Ambassador Chris Stevens,
who was killed in a September 11
terrorist attack on the American
diplomatic compound in Beng-
hazi, a city in northeastern Libya.
Since I arrived on October 10,
I have been meeting the Embassy
staff, and calling on the govern-
ment and other diplomats, Pope
wrote yesterday in an email to the
Orient. My first visit was to the
Foreign Ministry, as is traditional,
and yesterday I met with Congress Please see POPE, page 6
White 77 discusses role
as Romneys wingman
Please see WHITE, page 6
House candidates spar in Studzinski
New trustees bring expertise
in business and law to board
Te Board of Trustees convenes
this weekend with four new mem-
bers to discuss renovating the for-
mer Longfellow Elementary School
and changes to upgrade the Colleges
data network.
In May, the College announced the
election of Donald A. Goldsmith 65,
Mary Hogan Preusse 90, David A.
Morales 97 and David Roux P14 to
the board.
Mr. Goldsmith is a partner at Hol-
land & Knight LLP, an international
law frm based in New York City. He
also advised the Colleges Om ce of Gif
Planning and served as Reunion Gif
Committee chair.
Ms. Preusse acts as managing di-
rector and co-head of Americas Real
Estate, part of APG Asset Manage- Please see TRUSTEES, page 5
ment US. While a student at the Col-
lege, she majored in mathematics and
was a member of Alpha Beta Phi, the
Colleges only sorority.
Preusse has served as Alumni Fund
director, in addition to working with
the Bowdoin Alumni Schools Inter-
view Committee, the Bowdoin Career
Advisory Network, and Reunion Gif
Committee chair.
Mr. Morales is the vice president of
Public Policy & Strategic Planning for
Bostons Steward Heath Care. A soci-
ology major, he played football and was
a member of Alpha Kappa Sigma while
at the College.
Before serving on the Board, Mr.
Morales was a member of the Alumni
Council and an advisor with Bowdoin
Career Advisory Network.
Mr. Roux cofounded Silver Lake,
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree,
a Democrat, and Republican chal-
lenger Jon Courtney met in the frst
debate in the race for Maines First
District seat in the House of Rep-
resentatives last night in Studzinski
Recital Hall.
Pingree, who is running for her
third term, is heavily favored in the
race. The last time a Republican
held the seat was 1996. According
to a poll conducted between Sep-
tember 24 and 28 by Pan Atlantic
SMS, Pingree holds a 33 percent-
age point lead over Courtney.
In an hour-long debate organized
by the Maine Public Broadcasting
Network (MPBN), the candidates
touched on a variety of issues, high-
lighting their ideological divides.
Pingree focused on increasing
access to higher education and
boosting the minimum wage as
ways to improve the First Districts
struggling economy; Courtney, the
current senate majority leader in
the State Senate, emphasized re-
storing confidence in government,
simplifying regulation, and creating
an environment more beneficial to
small businesses.
Pingree expressed her support
for Question 1, the referendum on
the Maine ballot that would permit
same-sex marriage. Courtney ex-
pressed his disapproval.
Pingree said she was proud of the
Patient Protection and Affordable
Healthcare Act, commonly referred
to as Obamacare; Courtney does
not support the legislation, and
would try to repeal it if elected.
Throughout the debate, Pin-
gree, a member of the Progres-
sive Caucus, argued for a reduced
military budget. Sticking to party
line, Courtney argued against cuts
in military spending. He favors a
market-based approach to improv-
ing healthcare quality, according
to his website.
The candidates were also given a
President Mohamed Megarief who
is the interim chief of state. He
spent many years in exile as a cou-
rageous opponent of Qadhafi, and
it was inspiring to meet with him
as the leader of a free Libya. I hope
to see the Prime Minister designate
later today.
The Libyan congress elected hu-
man rights lawyer Ali Zeidan in-
terim prime minister on Sunday
night. Pending approval of his cab-
inet picks by congress, Zeidan will
help guide the country through a
period of political unrest, and the
Telegraph reported that forming
an elite military and police corps
will be his top priority.
The New York Times reported
that even before the September 11
extremist attack on the U.S. em-
bassy, the Pentagon and State De-
partment were preparing to build a
special team of U.S. forces to aug-
ment counter-terrorism operations
in Libya, citing a Pentagon docu-
ment which stats that the Libyan
commando force will counter and
defeat terrorist and violent ex-
tremist organizations.
The United States and the in-
ternational community in general
Bob White 77, Bowdoin trustee
and chairman of the Romney-Ry-
an campaign, spoke last night in
Daggett Lounge about life on the
campaign trail, preparation for
presidential debates, and his years
of experience as Mitt Romneys
right-hand man.
White has worked alongside the
former governor since Romney
began his career at Bain & Com-
pany, and has advised all of Rom-
neys political races. The two have
been close friends for years, and
Romney jokingly refers to White
as TQ, short for The Quail, in
reference to the bobwhite species
of the bird.
As Mitt says, Im his wingman,
said White in his address at the Re-
publican National Convention.
White is also involved in the pol-
itics of Bowdoin. He served on the
Colleges presidential search com-
mittee in 2000, and supported the
supported the nomination Presi-
dent Barry Mills for the position.
I felt, given the set of oppor-
tunities and challenges facing the
College, Barry Mills was uniquely
qualified, explained White in an
interview with the Orient.
White drew a parallel between
Mills and Romney, who he says is
uniquely qualified for leadership
as well.
I look at the country right now
and we have a lot of challenges,
both domestically and internation-
ally. We need somebody who can
fix the economy and get back jobs,
said White. I believe Governor
Romney has the set of experiences
to do so.
In response to the Obama cam-
paigns mischaracterization of
Mitt as cold and heartless, White
described how Romney spent time
at the bedside of a 14-year-old
member of his church who was dy-
ing of leukemia.
He is a man of impeccable in-
tegrity from his time at Bain to to-
day, he said.
Obama and Romney are separat-
ed by only a few percentage points
in recent polls, which fluctuate
daily. However, White claims he
focuses on narrative, not numbers.
I dont look at the polls, said
White. Right now we are having
a conversation with the country. I
think there are two very different
visions, two very clear choices for
the country.
White spoke about the frenet-
ic life of the campaign trail to a
crowd of 200 last night in Daggett
Lounge. He explained part of the
vetting process for vice-presiden-
tial candidates and the planning
and pressure of the nationally-tele-
vised presidential debates.
White added that in practice
debates, those who stand in for an
opponent make a conscious effort
to imitate the style as well as argue
the policies of the actual opposing
candidate. In Romneys case, Sena-
tor Rob Portman of Ohio stood in
as Obama.
Although Election Day is still three
weeks away, White explained that the
campaign is preparing to move for-
ward in the case of a Romney win.
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The next two matches will determine whether the Polar Bears will
have a home-eld advantage in the NESCAC quarternals or miss
the playos entirely.
SPORTS: Mens soccer faces crossroads
FEATURES: Its the great pumpkin
Pumpkin-avored treats are popping upon
menus at many Brunswick eateries and on
A&E: International Beat
New York-based DJ and electro-house music producer
Henry Steinway, currently on his international tour, will
headline Bowdoins homecoming weekend.
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Maine prostitution scandal
exposes James Soule 77
When police released the names
of 21 clients of Alexis White, the
now-infamous Zumba instructor
who has been charged with running a
one-woman brothel out of her studio
in Kennebunk, Maine, on Monday, one
name quickly attracted the attention of
Portland residents.
According to the Portland Press
Herald, former South Portland Mayor
James Soule 77 is one of 21 men who
have been charged with paying Ms.
White for sex. Soule, along with the
other people on the list, is charged with
the misdemeanor of engaging a prosti-
tute and has a December 5 court date at
Biddford District Court.
Soule was a star player on the Col-
leges football team during his time at
the College and has served as South
Portlands mayor, most recently in 2008.
Te Press Herald reported that the list
of Ms. Whites clients is said to include
over 150 names, most of which have
not yet been released. Soules attorney
Peter DeTroy told the Press Herald that
Soule obviously feels terribly about
thisTe biggest impact of this is on
his family and his friends. Tats truly
the most dreadful situation.
Te Soule family has a long legacy
at Bowdoin; Jim, his four brothers, and
their father William Soule 36 were in-
ducted to the Colleges Athletic Hall of
Honor in 2004. A page dedicated to the
Soule family on the Bowdoin Athletics
site states, No single family has had a
greater impact on Bowdoins athletic
program than the Soule family. Father
William 36 and his sons Paul 66, Mort
68, Jim 77 and Phil have produced
a lasting legacyparticularly in the
Bowdoin football program.
James has embarrassed and
shamed the Soule name, Mort Soule
told the Daily Mail.
Jim Soule broke his brother Pauls
records on the football team his junior
year, rushing 780 yards in a single
season. As a senior he became the frst
Polar Bear to surpass the 1,000-yard
mark for a single season with 1,140
yardsa record that has yet to be bro-
ken today. He set a career rushing yards
of 2,634, which are 300 more than the
second-place record-setter.
Jim Soule carried the ball more
times, rushed for more yards, and
scored more touchdowns than any
other Bowdoin player before him, the
page notes. Phil Soule, the only Soule
brother who didnt attend Bowdoin,
coached football at the College for 39
years. Tis Sunday, the seventh annual
Phil Soule 5K race will take place on
the cross-country race loop. Jim Soule
could not be reached for comment,
according to the Press Herald.
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Out party
Burnett House, 10 p.m.
Details: Glitters and rainbows
DJ Clockwork
Morrell Lounge, 10 p.m.
Opener: D Jay J
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ON THE SPOT: Kacey Berry 13 and Peter Powers 16 strike a pose in a scene during the second improv show of the year at Kresge Auditorium.
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Friday, October 12
A student was taken to
Parkview Adventist Medical Cen-
ter after spraining an ankle while
running on the trails near the Pick-
ard athletic fields.
An intoxicated male student
made ofensive physical contact with
a female student at the Campus Food
Truck and then punched the side of
the truck in anger, denting it. A re-
port was fled with the dean of stu-
dent afairs.
Saturday, October 13
Om cers checked on the well-
being of an ill student in Osher Hall.
Students at MacMillan House
were painting t-shirts with red spray
paint. One student noticed that the
instructions on the can said that
the paint was washable. Tinking
that meant that the paint could be
easily removed, he began spraying
the walls of MacMillan with ribald
words and phrases. To his horror,
the paint would not come of the
walls, even with a strong cleaning
agent. Te student reread the can
and realized that washable meant
that painted items could be washed
without the paint coming of. Te
student was assessed $200 to have
the walls repainted by professionals.
Brunswick Police (BPD) issued a
warning to a campus visitor for walk-
ing near Farley Field House with an
open container.
Four students at Helmreich
House were cited for playing a
drinking game.
A student was cited for posses-
sion of hard alcohol at Burnett House.
Sunday, October 14
An Osher Hall student was cited
for smoking marijuana in the resi-
dence hall.
Excessive noise was reported at
Helmreich House.
A student in Osher Hall with a se-
vere nosebleed was escorted to Parkview.
Wall damage was reported in the
basement of Reed House.
A resident of Canaan, Maine
reported receiving late night ha-
rassing phone calls from a College
telephone number. Investigation
SECURITY REPORT: 10/12 to 10/18
With election day approaching,
the Mainers United for Marriage
campaign to legalize same-sex
marriage in the state of Maine is
working hard to rally the support
of the Bowdoin community.
If accepted, the ballot measure,
could make Maine the first state to
legalize same-sex marriage by pop-
ular vote. A similar ballot measure
was defeated in 2009, mustering
only 47 percent of the vote.
This is the first time that a pro-
active marriage ballot measure is
being put before voters in the his-
tory of our country, said Timothy
Diehl, board president of Equal-
ity Maine, the organization spear-
heading the Mainers United cam-
paign. LGBT issues have never
been proactively decided by voters,
its very exciting.
In a letter to President Mills this
week, Bowdoin Queers and Allies
(Q&A) solicited a formal endorse-
ment from the administration.
We encourage [President Mills]
once again to take a public stand
on marriage equality, whether as a
private citizen or as the president of
the states premiere college, by sub-
mitting an editorial endorsing the
passage of Question One to local
and state newspapers, said Q&A in
their letter.
Five Bowdoin students are currently
working as interns
with Equality Maine.
Tey are tasked with
bringing awareness
about the initiative
to Bowdoin.
Right now our
main goal is to
get people to vote
early, said intern
Jordan Lantz 15.
Lantz and other
interns will bring
students to vote early on October 24
and 29, and November 1; Lantz ex-
plained that early voting benefts the
campaign because it allows organiz-
ers to calculate support and estimate
how much they still need to meet
their goal before November 6.
Intern Jack Wostrel 15 organized
a kick-off party at Howell House on
October 4.
We tried to get 50 people in the
door which we far surpassed, said
Wostrel. However, he added that
they fell short in meeting their goal
of 50 early vote pledges by about
ten pledges.
In addition, the Bowdoin Col-
lege Democrats have worked in col-
laboration with Equality Maine by
recruiting volunteers, putting up
posters, and coordinating shuttles
to polling booths on election days.
I think were upholding marriage
as an institution and were saying
everyone should be able to partake
in it if they find the right partner,
said Judah Isseroff 13, co-president
of the Bowdoin Democrats.
Te Bowdoin Democrats also sought
to raise awareness about the vote by in-
viting relevant speakers to campus.
Were bringing Mary Bonauto,
who is one of, if not the, leading le-
gal advocate for marriage equality
in this country, said Isseroff. Bon-
auto will speak at 7:30 p.m. Mon-
day night in the Visual Art Centers
Kresge Auditorium.
College volunteers are not sur-
prised by Bowdoins positive recep-
tion to the initiative.
Tis is a tough campus to be
against gay marriage on, said Isserof.
Even so, the lib-
eral atmosphere
at Bowdoin does
not speak for the
whole state.
Bowdoin is
great in that theres
a lot of support for
it here, said Lantz.
However its not
exactly indicative
of Maine itself.
The Protect
Marriage Maine campaign is work-
ing in opposition to Equality Maine
is, an organization working to pre-
vent any amendments to the tradi-
tional definition of marriage.
All the social science research
says that the ideal environment for
children is to be raised in house-
holds with a mom and a dad, said
Bob Emrich, chair of Protect Mar-
riage Maine. Its not just adding
another person to a marriage, its
redefining the very meaning of
marriage and the potential conse-
quences [of same sex marriage] are
too great a risk.
Despite the support Equlity Maine
has received on campus, organizers
worry about students keeping their
word in the polling booths.
Until the final vote is counted
we know we have to continue to
inform people about why the issue
is important and how by support-
ing equality theyre supporting all
Maine families, said Diehl.
Mainers United steps up
on-campus mobilization
This is the rst time that a
proactive ballot measure is
being put before voters in the
history of our country.
determined that the number in
question was not in service and that
the incident was the result of Call-
er-ID spoofing.
Monday, October 15
Om cers dispersed an unregis-
tered event at Baxter House.
A student in Coleman Hall was
cited for possession of marijuana and
A fre alarm at Reed House was
caused by a steam release from the
boiler system.
A student at MacMillan House
was cited for possession of hard alco-
hol and marijuana.
Tuesday, October 16
An om cer escorted a sick student
from West Hall to Parkview.
A fre alarm at the Torne Hall
kitchen was caused by oven smoke.
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake hit
at 7:12 p.m. Campus systems were
not afected and there was no dam-
age reported.
ursday, October 18
A female student reported two
recent instances of harassment.
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and Security
GREAT DIEHL: Timothy Diehl is board
president for Equality Maine.
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On Monday, hundreds of students
wore yellow in support of the LG-
BTIQA community at the College.
Organized by the Bowdoin Queer
Straight Alliance (BQSA), Yellow
Shirt Day is one of many events that
took place as part of Coming Out
week at Bowdoin.
Tis year, the BQSA spray-painted
the slogan I AM __ on the shirts
and provided markers for students to
fll in the blank.
A lot of people said I am an ally,
and other people said I am queer, I
am x y z, said BQSA Co-President
Simon Bordwin 13. I think that it
was making more of a statement for
people to have to choose what their
shirt was going to look like.
On the inaugural Yellow Shirt Day
in 2010, shirts were printed with
Gay? Fine by me, and last year the
shirts read Respect. All Genders.
All Sexualities.
Bordwin said that the BQSA in-
tended this years shirts to be more
ambiguous afer it received negative
feedback on the slogans in previous
years. In particular, he noted a 2010
opinion piece in the Orient by Jim-
my Pasch 11.
He thought that the Gay? Fine
by me shirts were sending the mes-
sage that queer students need the af-
frmation of other people, said Bor-
dwin. He was asking, why should I
care if thats fne by you?
Bordwin said that although he felt
that the Respect shirts did a better job,
but the BQSA still wanted to improve
on the message the shirts were sending.
Te I AM __ shirts were less
about showing other people how you
feel about them, and more about say-
ing who you are, said Bordwin.
Kate Stern, BQSA advisor and direc-
tor of the Resource Center for Sexual
and Gender Diversity, said that she liked
the way this years shirts were designed.
Labels are a tricky thing, and its
much more empowering to pick your
own label, she said.
Many athletic teams ordered shirts, as
did Residential Life and several College
Houses. Stern said that she is grateful for
the support of the athletic department,
but noted that team involvement can
produce some mixed reactions.
If a whole team comes to pick up
shirts, there are some people who are
excited, there are other people on the
team who are unsure how they feel
about it, she said. I know that there
are students on teams who chose not
to [wear the shirts], or chose to wear
them underneath a sweatshirt. Tese
students who arent in a place where
they can support the cause still have
to think about it all day long.
Other events this week included the
Coming Out Stories Forum, a speaker
from the National Gay and Lesbian
Task Force, a party at Burnett House
tonight and a trip to the Coastal Studies
Center this Sunday. BQSA also handed
out rainbow fags to local businesses.
Tuesdays Coming Out Stories
provided an opportunity for students
to fnd support. Students could speak at
the forum, send in anonymous stories
to be read aloud, or simply go to show
their support.
We wanted it to be more of a
community building exercise, said
Bordwin. People dont normally get
the chance to share their stories.
About a dozen students participat-
ed in the forum, said Stern.
None of the storytellers were
comfortable sharing their stories
with the Orient, but Stern said there
were common themes among the
stories people shared.
People talked about coming out
to siblings, both older and younger,
and some people talked about these
really supportive eforts their siblings
made when their parents werent able
to, she said. A lot of people were talk-
ing about crappy things their parents
said. People also talked about this idea
that you dont just come out once, but
that you come out every day for your
whole life, and for some people, that
feels like some giant burden, and other
people felt like it was very liberating.
Bordwin said that the BQSA tried
to spread what they felt was an im-
portant message about coming out
through the forum.
We tried to convey both in the
email inviting people and at the fo-
rum that coming out is not necessar-
ily the right thing for everyone, he
said. Its very personal. Te concept
was to share if you want, but theres
no problem with not sharing.
Both Bordwin and Stern said that
participation in the events of Coming
Out week has gone up over the years.
From years past, weve seen a lot
more participation and enthusiasm
on behalf of straight students, said
Bordwin. I think its awesome.
Yellow shirts allow students to choose labels
Te Om ce of Residential Life (Re-
sLife) has asked College Houses not
to host registered reunion events for
alumni this Homecoming Weekend.
Te one thing weve asked Houses
to do is to not host formal reunion
events that would typically be run by
the om ce of alumni relations, not stu-
dents, wrote Director of Residential
Life Mary Pat McMahon in an email
to the Orient.
Such events would typically be
hosted by the Om ce of Alumni Rela-
tions, said McMahon.
While the school year is in ses-
sion, we try to separate mostly alum
eventsintended for graduates 10,
20, 30, 40 years out etc.from be-
ing held [in] the spaces where stu-
dents live right now, she said.
Emma Johnson 14, former secre-
tary of MacMillan
House, said that
she and her house-
mates threw such a
party last year.
Last year we
wanted to have an
alumni event, so
we invited some
people and it was
great. It was really
fun, but it turned out bigger than we
wanted, she said.
Partygoers at the event included
alumni from both the College House
and fraternity eras of the building.
Johnson went on to explain that
part of ResLifes concern stemmed
from the event.
We registered it without alcohol
and then it got bigger than that, she
said, adding that alumni brought their
own alcohol to the event.
Evan Hoyt 15, president of Quinby,
agreed with ResLifes ban on registered
alumni events at College Houses.
It could be really awkward if
Security walked in and there were
ResLife asks College Houses
not to host reunion parties
students and grads, especially if the
grads were over 21 and the students
werent, said Hoyt. Whos responsi-
ble? Because the people who are sup-
plying alcohol dont live there, and it
would just be really ugly.
Ujal Santchurn 15, president of
Baxter House, said that that the
Office of Safety and Security has
become particularly sensitive to is-
sues involving underage consump-
tion of alcohol.
I believe the biggest concern
the College has is the presence of
so many alumni over the age of 21
among minors, he wrote in an email
to the Orient. Having such a large
amount of people in a concentrated
place such as a college house would
increase the likelihood that either
security or BPD will shut it down,
and, with that, comes the risk of
various charges, especially furnish-
ing alcohol to minors.
According to
Hoyt, ResLife is
trying to prevent
large gatherings in-
volving alumni and
students at which
alcohol is likely to
be present.
I think theyre
really trying to
avoid what hap-
pened last year and what was going
to happen this year, he said.
Santchurn said that he thinks most
College Houses will cooperate with
ResLifes decision.
Most College Houses seem to un-
derstand Security will be on high-alert
during homecoming. Furthermore, in
light of recent events, there is the pos-
sibility that if a House does violate this
policy, the College will act with great
severity, he wrote.
Hoyt felt that the decision may
not go over well with all students
and alumni.
I think it makes sense, but a lot of
people wont be happy with it, he said.
FILL IN THE BLANK: This years yellow shirtsworn in support of the LGBTIQA communityread I AM _, enabling students to dene themselves.
The one thing weve asked
Houses to do is to not host
formal reunion events
chance to ask each other questions.
In a rare lighthearted moment,
Courtney asked Pingree what her
favorite newspaper was.
People get so stressed about
these things.
Sometimes youve
just got to lighten
things up, he said
after the debate.
During the de-
bate, a section of
the fabric back-
drop in front of
which the candi-
dates spoke fell
to the ground;
several MPBN
employees rushed to fix it during
a break. Otherwise, the event ran
Pingree declined to offer com-
mentary on the debate.
Thats up to the public to de-
cide. Honestly, when youre the
person involved in the debate,
youre just glad its over, she said.
I think we had a friendly argu-
ment over a variety of issues that
didnt get too nasty.
Courtney also
spoke positively
about the debate.
It was good.
These debates
are always a little
tricky. People got
to see the differ-
ences, and I think
thats the impor-
tant thing, he
The debate was
moderated by Jennifer Rooks, host
of MBPNs Maine Watch, a politi-
cal news show.
I think we had a friendly
argument over a variety
over issues that didnt
get too nasty.
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a global technology investment frm.
Tough Mr. Roux is a graduate of Har-
vard University, he has many familial
ties to Bowdoin. His daughter, Margot,
is a member of the Class of 2014.
Te trustees choose new members
based on recommendations to the
Committee of Trustees from current
or emeriti trust-
ees, classmates,
College staf, the
President of the
College and other
Bowdoin alumni.
We look for
people who have
the highest stan-
dards of personal
integrity, objectiv-
ity and a desire to actively serve the
College in this capacity. We want to
make sure that the full board is rep-
resentative of Bowdoins various con-
stituencies, wrote David Wheeler 74,
chair of the committee and Vice-Chair
of the Board, in an email to the Orient.
All but one of these new additions
are alumni of the College. Of the 45
trustees on the Board, only three mem-
bers are not alumni. Parents of former
and current Bowdoin students are also
commonly considered candidates for
the Board.
Wheeler lists academia, fnance, the
arts, philanthropy, medicine and tech-
nology as appropriate felds of profes-
sional expertise for candidates seeking
a seat on the Board.
Te Board of Trust-
ees oversees many of
the Colleges policies
including approv-
ing professor tenure,
reviewing fnancial
aid policy and closely
monitoring the Col-
leges endowment.
Trustees hold fve
year terms to the Board, and are re-
quired to attend meetings three times
each academic year. Typically these
meetings are held in October, Febru-
ary and May.
On campus, underage posses-
sion of alcohol can lead to a write-
up from Security and a meeting
with a Dean; off campus, it can
lead to a court date, as eight Bow-
doin students have learned this
academic year.
In addition to the two students
who received summons on Sep-
tember 15 on Union Streetone
for underage consumption of al-
cohol, the other for furnishing it
six students received summons on
September 8 at 6 Summer Street.
Last year, over 130 students
chose to forego the housing lottery
and find their residences off cam-
pus. The College is mindful of the
legal risks these students face when
hosting parties.
Director of Safety and Security
Randy Nichols tries to meet with
students living off campus at the
beginning of each semester. He tells
these students that decisions made
in college can have not only imme-
diate implications, but also perma-
nent ones, and explains why under-
age drinking poses a greater legal
risk for students living off campus.
Students who live off campus
are most vulnerable to run-ins
with the law having an underage
party involving alcohol. Weve had
a number of incidents recently, and
in recent years, where students liv-
ing off campus have been charged
with furnishing alcohol to minors,
Nichols said. When I meet with
students in group settings, usually
at their house, thats one of the ar-
eas that I focus on, because I think
thats where theyre most likely
to have a negative contact with
Brunswick police.
Nichols said that he stresses the
long-term implications of crimi-
nal records at these meetings. He
points out that these records can
make findig a job difficult, even
years after the crime took place.
Our goal is for our students
to leave Bowdoin safe and sound,
with a clean record, and it both-
ers me very much whenever I see
a Bowdoin student get into trouble
with the law, because its so pre-
ventable, Nichols said.
As off campus residences are not
Bowdoin property, Security is not
legally allowed to step foot in one
without an invitation from the stu-
dents living there or their landlord.
The only time when Bowdoin
security would respond to an off
campus incident at one of these
houses is when the police would
notify us and ask for our presence
there, Nichols said.
Deputy Chief Marc Hagan said
that the Brunswick Police Depart-
ment (BPD) has an understanding
with Security, but the two organi-
zations have different priorities.
Bowdoin College Security Of-
ficers are responsible for the safety
and security of Bowdoin students,
faculty, visitors, and the Bowdoin
campus as a whole. The mission of
the Brunswick Police Department
is to enhance the quality of life for
all residents and visitors to the en-
tire Brunswick community, Hagan
wrote in an email to the Orient.
One of the manners in which we
are tasked to meet this mission is
by enforcing the law in a fair and
impartial manner.
Hagan explained that the only
differece between how the BPD ap-
proaches on- and off-campus hous-
ing is that when on campus, BPD
officers are generally accompanied
by Bowdoin Security officers.
If we can [respond] with a sim-
ple request to turn the music or
noise down, then that is fine with
us and we will move on to other
calls for service, wrote Hagan.
If students ignore that request,
officers consider other options,
including shutting the event down,
issuing summonses, or even mak-
ing arrests, Hagan said.
Hagan said officers respond dif-
ferently to every situation, and the
treatment they receive can affect
the course of action they pursue.
Police om cers are not any difer-
ent than anyone else, Hagan said.
And like everyone else, we dont ap-
preciate being lied to, being called
names, rude or sarcastic comments,
and so forth. We allow our om cers a
great deal of discretion in the man-
ner in which they conduct the day to
day business of law enforcement and
people might be surprised how un-
derstanding and helpful our om cers
can be when treated in an honest
and fair manner.
Living off campus, students face
increased risk of legal penalties
We look for people who
have the highest standards of
personal integrity.
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Bowdoin Student Government
(BSG) engaged in a lengthy dis-
cussion with Dean of Student Af-
fairs Tim Foster on the options for
changes to next years First-Year
Orientation calendar schedule at its
meeting on Wednesday.
Foster presented three options
formulated by the Working Group
on Student Orientation for the class
of 2017s Orientation experience.
The first option was to con-
tinue the Orientation style used
by the class of 2016, during which
freshmen arrive on a Tuesday, and
classes begin on Thursday of the
following week.
The second option required a
Saturday arrival, and meetings with
academic advisors before leaving
on orientation trips. Foster said this
option had low feasibility due to
low faculty interest in returning
to campus a week early.
Te third option also involved
pushing back frst-year arrival to Sat-
urday, which Foster and several BSG
members agreed was a more family
friendly choice than the mid-week
Tuesday arrival, but also meant be-
ginning classes two days earlier.
Dean Foster also said the work-
ing group had considered that
those two days could possibly be
added to make a full-week Thanks-
giving break, but stressed that the
decision was dependent on the
eventual decision on orientation
scheduling, and further discussion
with the faculty.
At the end of the night, BSG
President Dani Chediak 13 stated
her support for more discussion
of the third orientation option,
but added that she considered the
orientation changes to be impor-
tant enough to stand on their own
without the promise of two extra
days for Thanksgiving.
BSG voted to pass updated Stu-
dent Organizations Oversight
Committee (SOOC) bylaws, and
presented changes to the Student
Activities Funding Committee
(SAFC) bylaws.
SAFC Chair and Vice President
for the Treasury Charlie Cubeta
13 presented edits to the commit-
tees bylaws. Changes included re-
quiring increased oversight of Stu-
dent Activities office when buying
tickets for trips, as well as restric-
tions on uses of BSG vans within
the immediate Brunswick area to
increase van availability.
Te changes also limited BSG
funding provided for student dance,
theater, or music performances seek-
ing to use Moonlightinga local
production companyto now only
ofering funding for Moonlightings
lighting and sound services for one
performance per semester.
Both Cubeta and Chediak stressed
that changes to the SAFC bylaws are
ofen controversial due to their im-
pact on club funding, and recom-
mended that club members review
the changes posted on the BSG web-
site and discuss any concerns with
their BSG representatives.
BSG discusses Orientation
calendar with Dean Foster
are eager to support the demo-
cratic process here in every way
we can, wrote Pope. There is a
problem of insecurity, as many of
the militias who fought the revo-
lution still have not laid down
their armsOur top priority at
the moment is to work with the
Libyan government to investigate
the murder of Ambassador Stevens
and to bring the terrorists respon-
sible to justice.
Pope was recalled to the post
after 12 years of retirement and a
thirty-one-year career in the for-
eign service.
Before retiring to Portland in
2000the year that President
Clinton nominated him to serve
as U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait
Pope served as U.S. ambassador to
Chad, director of Northern Gulf
affairs, associate director of coun-
ter terrorism, and political adviser
to the commander in chief of U.S.
Central Command, according to a
statement from Victoria Nuland, a
spokesperson for the state depart-
ment. Pope will serve as charg
daffaires in Libya until a new am-
bassador is appointed.
After hearing the news of Ste-
vens death, the Press Herald re-
ported that Pope told his wife,
Elizabeth, that he wanted to help
out with the U.S. effort in Libya.
I volunteered for the job here
on an interim basis because I
hoped to be useful. It was a case
of the old fire horse, retired in the
barn, hearing the fire bell ring one
last time, wrote Pope. I have al-
ways believed that it is an honor
to represent our country abroad in
any capacityand besides, my wife
Betsy told me I should go. I will go
back to writing obscure scholarly
books and fishing for brook trout
as soon as I can.
Pope graduated from the Col-
lege with a major in philosophy.
A member of the hockey team and
Beta Theta Pi, Pope admits that he
was an undistinguished student at
His father, Everett Pope 41, was
a decorated World War II veteran
and sat on the Colleges govern-
ing boards for 27 years, notably as
chair of the board of trustees from
1984 to 1987, according to a July
2009 Bowdoin news release an-
nouncing his death.
Asked if he had any advice for
Bowdoin students interested in
pursuing a career in diplomacy,
Pope cautioned of the risks inher-
ent to his line of work.
I would certainly encourage
Bowdoin students to think about
a career in the Foreign Service. I
am surrounded here by dedicated
people who know that they are
involved in important and mean-
ingful work, wrote Pope. It isnt
always an easy life, it can be hard
on families, and there is risk in-
volved, but it ought to attract our
very brightest and bestpeople
like Chris Stevens.
There will be unprecedented
challenges that face whoever wins
given whats happening in the
country. Between the election and
inauguration, the tax rebates are
set to expire and at the same time
there will be huge spending cuts,
said White.
At Bowdoin, White was a mem-
ber of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity,
and said that the campus was much
less politically active in his day.
In the late 70s I would say peo-
ple were focused on life at Bow-
doin and not so focused on the
political environment, said White.
Eighty-four percent of Bowdoin
students supported Barack Obama
in the 2008 presidential election.
Republican students at the lec-
ture and at the reception that fol-
lowed repeatedly referred to feel-
ing closeted on Bowdoins liberal
campus. One attendee said that he
hoped Bowdoin students would
one day feel comfortable announc-
ing themselves as Republicans.
When asked how a predomi-
nantly liberal campus has received
him, White said, I am here as a
parent and a trustee.
According to Politico, there is
speculation that White is a con-
tender for a position in a Rom-
ney cabinet, potentially as White
House Counsel. However, White
says he pays little attention to such
speculation, and is focused only on
the election.
I havent even thought about
that. Right now were thinking
about the next three weeks, he
We need somebody who can x
the economy and get back jobs. I
believe Governor Romney has the
set of experiences to do so.
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Pumpkin fever: The seasonal food descends on Brunswick
A step outside makes it clear that fall
has arrived on campus; theres a chill in
the air, the trees on the Quad are vivid
shades of orange and yellow, and stu-
dents are donning jackets once again.
Fall also means that pumpkin season is
in full swing in Maine.
Pumpkin-favored drinks and foods
have popped up all over Brunswick.
Frostys now serves a tasty, glazed
pumpkin doughnut, and Wild Oats is
carrying pumpkin-cranberry mum ns.
Especially popular as autumn rolls
in are pumpkin cofees and favored
lattes. Little Dog Caf, Wild Oats, and
Bohemian Caf are all ofering their
take on the seasonal favor and the
Bowdoin Caf is featuring the Caf
Witches Brew: pumpkin cofee, hot
chocolate and whipped cream.
If you are in the mood for some-
thing cold, Te Gelato Fiasco now has
autumn-themed gelato favors, like the
decadent Fall in Bourbon County
a combo of pumpkin gelato, bourbon,
cinnamon-glazed pecans, and caramel.
Even Sea Dogs has incorporated
pumpkin into their drink menu. Te
brewing company released its annual
Pumpkin Ale two weeks ago, a drink
popular among those looking for a
crisp, sweet taste.
Tis beer can also be used as a base
for cocktails. Te Spiced Pumpkin
combines the ale with Captain Morgans
and the Pumpkin Pie fuses whipped
cream vodka with Pumpkin Ale.
Te Bowdoin Organic Garden had
a particularly impressive pumpkin
season, harvesting approximately 750
pounds of assorted pumpkins.
Dining Services head baker Joanne
Adams seeded, roasted, and mashed the
pumpkins, getting 315 pounds
worth of pulp and 36 pounds
of seeds for mum ns, breads,
pies, and desserts.
Lefover shells
and pumpkin
meat went to a
local pig farm,
and the more
striking pump-
kins now deco-
rate the dining
halls. Pumpkin
dishes appeared
at the Locavore
dinner and
Family Week-
end, and part of
the harvest has
been frozen for the
Tanksgiving feast.
Savory or sweet,
pumpkins are a quint-
essential part of any
fall menu. Many of
the pumpkin drinks
and foods being ofered
around town are only
available for a limited
time, so be sure to
enjoy the pumpkin
favors while they last!
Championship curling team gears up for new season
As the ice returns to Watson
Arena, a tight-knit and dedicated
group of athletes begin their train-
ing, ready to earn Bowdoin yet an-
other championship.
Watch out hockey: its curling season.
When most Americans think
of curlingif they think of it at
allthey call up vague Olympic
memories of an accentric sport
that resembles ice bowling, but for
Carl Spielvogel 13 and his friends,
watching the event during the 2010
Vancouver games led to an impor-
tant realization.
We decided that we should
start a team at Bowdoin, Spielvo-
gel said.
They soon hired a coach and
began practicing at a facility in
Belfast, Maine.
In an unlikely twist, the band of
newcomers took their league by
storm, winning the 2011 National
College Curling Championships
in Chicago.
It felt really incredible to win in
our first season, after pouring so
much time into it, said Spielvogel.
Since that high point, the team
has remained competitive.
Meanwhile, college curling has
taken of nationwide and Maine is
no exception to this burgeoning
trend. According to Spielvogel, Bow-
doins success inspired Unity College
and Bates College to form teams.
Although the sport is still for-
eign to many, the rules are fair-
ly simple: one player slides the
stonea granite projectile weigh-
ing roughly 50 poundstowards a
target, or house, painted on the
ice. Two other players follow the
stone, brushing the ice in front of
it and using friction to control its
speed and direction. A team scores
by getting stones as close to the
house as possible.
As I found out for myself, all of
this requires technique, precision,
and strategy. I joined a few mem-
bers of the team at Watson, where
they will practice this season. In
the past, the curlers had to travel
more than 70 miles away to the
Belfast facility.
When I stepped onto the rink,
Spielvogel was spraying the ice with
hot water from what looked like
a backpack vacuum from Ghost-
busters. He explained this was to
cover the ice with small droplets
which freeze into bumps, forming
a new, raised layer for the stone to
slide on. This bumpy layer has less
surface area than the ice sheet be-
low, resulting in less friction.
What about those brooms? Scrub-
bing the ice hard enough causes it to
melt a little and the more it melts the
faster the stone travels.
Over the course of a match, or
bonspiel, the ice becomes slicker,
forcing players to constantly adjust
their tactics.
When youre throwing the
stone, you want to give it a certain
speed. To do that, you have to rely
on muscle memory, because the
stone requires a different push to
reach the target in 1 second than in
1.15 seconds. Its really hard.
I decided to try out the motion.
I put a slider on the bottom of my
left shoe, and place my right foot
in a contraption that resembles a
starting block. I crouch down and
push off.
Almost immediately, I lose bal-
ance, unceremoniously sprawling
out onto the ice. When properly
executed, this move looks like a
graceful, sliding lunge.
Putting me to shame, Spielvogel
promptly demonstrates expert form.
Which leads me to ask how he and
his teammates succeeded so quickly.
Natural talent? Yeah, lets go with
that, he says.
Bowdoins team, like the sport as a
whole, looks forward to a bright fu-
ture. Te team already played several
matches in Ohio over Fall Break, and
performed well without having prac-
ticed much before going on the trip.
With the original squad graduat-
ing this year, Spielvogel and others
are encouraging newcomers to try
the sport for themselves. Its a big
commitment: the season lasts from
early October to early April as
long there is ice to play on.
The time and energy you put
in is totally worth it. Its always
a blast when we travel to other
schools, or invite a bunch of teams
to Bowdoin. The camaraderies re-
ally great, he said.
And it feels good to win.
ICE, ICE, BABY: Carl Spielvogel 13, founder of Bowdoins curling team, shows his form on the ice at a training center in Belfast, Maine.
A TASTE OF FALL: The Gelato Fiasco has started serving its pumkin pie gelato (above).
Head Baker Joanne Adams harvests 750 pounds of pumpkin from the Bowdoin Organic Garden (below).
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Finding life lessons in
the lab of liberal arts
We, liberal arts students of
Bowdoin, postpone professional-
ism. We buy into the model that
taking courses from a variety of
disciplines doesnt simply prepare
us for a career, but aids us in ac-
quiring the skills for life long
College is a time for self-discov-
ery and development, were told
a time to find our passions, make
mistakes, make friends, and hone
skills that will enrich us in whatever
we choose to pursue. College isnt
all about the silent Russian film you
happen to be analyzing, or the de-
rivatives you happen to be taking.
Its about the mini life lessons hid-
den in these scholarly pursuits.
One Tuesday night in Drucken-
miller Hall, working in lab, I got
one of those mini life lessons.
Someone is developing flm in the
dark room and I need to visualize
a gel. In techni-
cal terms, I need
to bathe a slab
of agarose gel
with UV light to
look for glowing
bands of DNA,
but the room
with the UV box
is IN USE. A
sign by the en-
trance politely requests that I dont
turn on any lights.
But Im determined. Its afer busi-
ness hours, so I dont have access to
the gel doc system on the upper foor
of Druck. Ive already zapped my
DNA-gel with 40 minutes of elec-
tric current, and would have to start
from scratch tomorrow. Added to
the several other lab dilemmas Ive
encountered recently, this seemingly
simple endeavor has been almost a
week in the making. I have my heart
set on seeing results tonight.
Determined, I see the loop-hole:
I will somehow get to the UV ma-
chine in the dark room, place my
gel in the required spot, and take
the necessary measurements all
without turning on the lights and
disrupting the photographer. Im-
provisation at its best.
Gel in hand, I slide the revolv-
ing black-felted door and enter
the dark room. Trying to locate
the UV machine in this very dark
room, I bump the counter almost
instantly and knock the gel out of
the Tupperware and to the floor.
My mouth twitches to grimace,
but I remind myself, Its okay, Im
learning to adapt to unforeseen
obstacles! Im learning to embrace
my mistakes! This must be part of
my mini-lessons plan.
Now on all fours, I pat the
ground around me, eventually re-
covering the gel. At least most of it.
A chunks gone, and I really hope
its not the chunk where the DNA
should be. Palms starting to sweat,
eyebrows making the move to fur-
row, I begin to wonder if the les-
son isnt patience or hubris. Maybe
I shouldnt have been so proud as
to think I could have done this in
the dark.
I open the UV machines door with
forced calm, place the gel as much in
the center as possible, close the door,
fip the switches
(making a point
to angle my
body to shield
the develop-
ing photogra-
phy across the
room from the
faint green light
emanating from
them), and print
out a picture.
When I step outside of the dark
room to check the photo, I real-
ize that the gel is not in the frame
at all. I bitterly mutter Life-long
learning, Life-long learning! As
I step back into the dark room for
round two, Ive stopped guessing at
what the lesson is exactly.
Lets skip to the end. I succeed
in getting the picture I need with-
out ruining someone elses. Yes, I
learned something about cricket
DNA and advanced my research
project. But mostly, I learned about
myself. Although now still unclear,
I know Ill find meaning in the
frustration and seeming inanity of
The Day I Dropped the Gel at a
later date.
Chef Cara Stadler opened Tao Res-
taurant at 22 Pleasant St., the former
location of Provisions Market, in May
2012. Formally trained in France,
Stadler has an impressive resume with
cooking experience in California, Bei-
jing, and now Maine.
A Massachusetts native, Stadler came
to Brunswick with her mother Cecile to
open Tao, their frst culinary joint ven-
ture. Te restaurant is an upscale Asian
fusion restaurant that focuses on small
plates to create the perfect bite. I have
the honor of trying to soak up as much
of Stadlers expertise as possible as an
intern at Tao for the next eight months.
Tis summer, with senior year on the
horizon, I began piecing together my
abilities, interests, and most importantly,
my passions in order to fgure out where
I want to head afer graduation. Hav-
ing dined at Tao once before, I had met
Stadler as she came out to greet guests at
the end of service that night. From this
brief encounter, I could sense Stadlers
pride in her food and her desire to share
that passion with others. I reached out
to Stadler in the hopes that she would sit
down with me to share her experiences
of life in the culinary industry.
I arrived at my meeting with Stadler
nervous and anxious with my list of
premeditated conversation topics
scrolling through my brain. I lef with
a Tao t-shirt and an instruction to re-
turn two days later to begin my hands-
on, formal kitchen experienceapron,
towels, and tools included. I would
start out working two days a week,
from 2 p.m. to around 11 p.m. Before 5
p.m., all work in the kitchen is in prep-
aration for dinner service which runs
from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
On my frst day, I was sent to fnd the
elusive 1/6 Cambro, which I searched
the kitchen for until I realized that it is
just a special type of plastic container.
However, it was clear from the frst hour
that Stadler was a natural teacher; she
and her team thoroughly enjoyed shar-
ing their art and passion. I was encour-
aged to ask any and all questions that I
had. Whenever there was a lull in ser-
vice, Stadler called me so that I could
observe her at work. She had, afer
all, warned me that she would throw a
thousand pieces of information my way,
and if I only remembered half of them, I
should consider it a success.
Afer Id observed the kitchen fow,
I began to make myself useful. Dur-
ing preparation, I helped chop, grate,
blanch, and boil whatever items the
past few weeks, dropping a doughnut-
battered apple cube into the deep fryer
before rolling it around in a Chinese-
style caramel sauce ranks at the top.
It is like a candy apple on crack, said
Jordan Martin, one of the three other
brilliant chefs at Tao.
Working in the culinary industry
takes heart. Tese chefs work long days
on their feet with few breaks, and their
weekends fall unconventionally on Sun-
day and Monday when the restaurant is
closed. During service hours, the kitch-
en can get intense, but it is a system of
organized chaos.
When we yell, its not personal. Just
move, said Martin.
Every order comes out in a timely
fashion, and nothing is served without
Stadlers nod of approval. Te only way
to succeed in this line of work is to be
obsessed with what you are doing.
Working at Tao has not only al-
lowed me to gain experience in a
non-academic industry but also
to get away from the monotonous
school routine. I have had the
chance to connect with a group of
interesting and exceptional indi-
viduals whose passion for food is
palpable and contagious, and within
only a few weeks this incredible staf
has am rmed my desire to enter the
The perfect bite: Working at Tao
staf gave me. Afer a few days on the
job I had already learned the proper way
to make a dumpling and how to clean
and blanch pigs feet. During service,
I helped plate both the cold dishes and
desserts. As Stadler and her crew strive
for perfection, my frst few dishes made
a few trips back and forth between
Stadler and myself until they were wor-
thy of leaving the kitchen.
Every dish at Tao is an attempt at
perfection, with each morsel placed
meticulously on the proper shaped
plate with tweezers or chopsticks, so
that the frst bite of your dish feels
like vandalism. Te chefs at Tao take
pride in their creations. As the newbie
in the back of the house, I was hon-
ored with small, perfectly crafed bites
of my new teachers creations. Tey
were just as excited to see my reac-
tions as I was to taste their food. Of
all the perfect bites I have had in the
When I step outside of the dark
room to check the photo, I realize
that the gel is not in the frame
at all. I bitterly mutter Life-long
learning, Life-long learning!
As one of the main progenitors of the
Bowdoin Outing Club fasco into which
fall break was transformed, it is my duty
to inform the College populace of how
we managed to conclude the Allagash
woods adventure.
As you may have heard from last
weeks Orient article, our group of ten
was forced to leave fve canoes and a
good portion of our gear in the woods
a mile from any source of water, aside
from a nuisance of a swamp.
In light of this, my co-leader Stephen
Lightenberg 15 and I led a trip back up
to the Allagash on Saturday, only three
days afer we had bid it good riddance.
Te trip was advertised as a sort of
character-building opportunity for any
strapping young students wishing to
prove their virility by beasting canoes
through the woods. Surprisingly, we
amassed a crew of nine.
Tese intrepid individuals gathered at
the Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Cen-
ter at 3:30 a.m., whereupon we departed
for the North Maine Woods, stopping
for a hearty truckers breakfast at Dys-
arts in Bangor.
Te fve-hour drive passed as the
sun rose and soon enough we found
ourselves bumbling foolishly around
the back roads of the Allagash Wilder-
ness Waterway.
Afer some shoddy orienteering,
guess work, and an encounter with a
road-side bird hunter, we fnagled our
way to the exact spot that we had hoped
to reacha road block located a mere
1.5 miles (roughly, but who really knows
up there) from our canoes.
With nine able-bodied souls, a re-
freshed and satellite-aided sense of
direction, and the advice of some park
rangers, we found our canoes in an
amount of time that proved devastat-
ingly embarrassing to the two of us who
got them lost in the frst place.
Te portaging went smoothly, and
we pulled it of with a single trip. We
ate some pickle and cheese sandwiches,
loaded up the canoes, and headed back
to Bowdoin with success in our minds
and lactic acid in our shoulders.
All in all, the trip was a rewarding
success-story, and it was a great relief to
the Outing Club to fnally wrap up this
infamous trip.
The nal chapter of the Allagash
Upcoming BOC Events
Pumpkin Carving at Schwartz
(10/25 at 4:30)
Day Hike (10/26)
1st Annual Archery
Tournament (10/27)
Merrit Island Snorkling
DELICIOUS DUMPLINGS: Sammy Shane 13 works in the kitchen at new restaurant Tao.
LIGHTS OFF: The dark room in Druck contains equipment that photographs and analyzes DNA.
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Youre probably reading this while
eating lunch or watching TV. I know
I would be if I were back at Bowdoin.
Soon, youll head of to class or to work
in your biology lab for the afernoon be-
fore getting ready to go out for the night.
But in Granada, Spain, thats not how
life is. Life is structured here, but not
in the I-have-to-be-doing-something-
way that weve been conditioned to ac-
cept in the U.S.
In Spain, there are times for work
and times for play, but there is also a
lot of scheduled unscheduled time.
I know that every day afer class, Ill
come home for three hours for my
siesta and will have nothing pressing
to do. If I feel like reading a book, Ill
go sit in the patio of my piso and do
just that; if I want to take a nap, theres
nothing stopping me. Today I walked
around the Albayzn barrio and took
some photos of the majestic Alhambra
that happens to be right outside my
front door. No pasa nada.
Here, not taking the opportunity
to take a step back and relax is like
neglecting to check your Facebook at
Bowdoin. It just doesnt happen. Tey
dont like waste in Granada, and wast-
ing the chance to slow things down is
no exception to the rule.
In America, were focusing more
and more on becoming a sustainable
society, and being conscious of what
we waste. Once, on a middle school
trip my grade ate in a mess hall for
a week and were notifed afer each
meal how much foodscrap waste we
had accumulated with the goal of less-
ening the amount. At Bowdoin, Ive
been on the losing side of two energy
savings challenges and am still hop-
ing to eventually win my pizza party
Americans might be informed of a
number of conservation tactics, but it
sometimes takes extrinsic motivation
to spur us to action. In Spain, the bal-
ance happens naturally. People take the
food theyll eatand if they want sec-
onds they get itand nobody would
think to leave the lights on in a room
afer everyone leaves it.
In Granada, sustainability doesnt
simply mean working to not waste our
food, water and electricity, but also tak-
ing time to maintain our own energy:
people work to fll their schedules not
with quantity but with quality. Ameri-
can society encourages us to jam-pack
our days with activity afer activity and
to do anything that we can squeeze into
our schedules in the efort of getting
ahead in some way. But here, with the
siesta and mandatory unflled time, we
dont relax because we have no more
things to do, we relax because it is some-
thing to do. Just like going to class and
brushing our teeth, a good siesta is part
of a complete day.
At two in the afernoon, right when
the sun is at its strongest, the city basi-
cally shuts down. Ill walk back to my
homestay from class on empty streets,
and can count on one hand the num-
ber of times Ive seen stores with their
doors still open (although down the
street, tourists seem to love crowding
around Heladera Tiggiani
around 2 p.m. to buy its
ice cream).
Its during the lunchtime siesta that
Granadinos have their main family
time. People rush in the morning to get
to work or class and at night usually go
out to tapas with their friends, but dur-
ing siesta, everybody gets together. Eat-
ing paella or a potaje for lunch consti-
tutes the biggest meal of the day, and it
is more than enough to get you through
the eight-plus hours until the late-night
Spanish dinner.
In America we like to grab a sand-
wich and eat it during class, or brown-
bag it by scarfng down an express
lunch in our fve-minute break be-
tween classes. Lunch is just a formal-
ity at times, and if we have to miss it
here and there, we make up for it by
snacking later in the afernoon. But
here, neglecting a family comida is a
cardinal sin: by my semi-
professional calcula-
tions, Spaniards are actually about
four times as likely to eat lunch with
their family on a daily basis than they
are to go to church on Sunday.
Try as I may, it would be hard to go
back to Bowdoin and schedule a siesta
every day. It would be great to eat a
slow, leisurely lunch with my friends
and follow it with a nap, but with ev-
erything else going on thats not very
practical. Like an Amish teenager on
his Rumspringa coming-of-age jour-
ney into the outside world, Im living in
a totally new area, enabled to look back
on my customary way of life from the
lens of an outsider.
Our American way of life prescribes
a certain way of doing things: we
should schedule our days to the brim
and do as many extra-curriculars as
we can, and at
times material goods overshadow our
own personal wellness. Tere is def-
nitely a place for high-octane activity,
but like the Buddhist monks believe,
you need some time to do nothing
and take a step back from the normal
routine in order to really appreciate all
that you do.
Here in Granada, we schedule free
time for siesta just as though it were
a core university class, and Ill surely
miss it when Im sitting in Kanbar
next spring in the middle of back-to-
back-to-back classes. Giving ourselves
the opportunity to schedule some
free time into our days, and not just
have it be an unintended consequence
of breaks in the action, constitutes
a very important aspect of personal
beit one that takes a ten-
hour plane fight to an
1,100-year-old city to re-
ally appreciate.
-Sam Weyrauch
Do you really use those big
red cups in America? Of all the
questions about the U.S. that
I thought I would get asked
regularly being abroad in
London, ones about the
ubiquity of red Solo cups
never occurred to me.
From a European perspec-
tive, red cups, apparently,
are what American party-
ing life is all aboutwell,
red cups and not being le-
gally able to drink until 21,
a concept Ive stopped at-
tempting to explain (most-
ly because I barely under-
stand it myself).
In response to the cups
question, I run through a
standard list: yes, we have
red cups, beer pong,
kegs, and toga par-
ties; yes, a lot of peo-
ple go to bars in cities even if theyre
underage; yes, nearly everyone drinks
illegally during their time at college.
It may be the standard clich of
American twenty-year-old goes
abroad, but one of the most obvious
diferences of being in England is the
lower drinking age (18) and the sig-
nifcant, national drinking culture.
(You thought the drinking culture at
Bowdoin was intense? Brits drink in
noticeably larger amounts with sig-
nifcantly more frequency.) Like any
novelty, the thrill of drinking le-
gally wears of afer the frst few days,
but it never gets old.
Of course, London is not just sit-
ting in pubs all day, downing pint af-
ter pint of cider (although that in itself
would be a hilarious cultural study);
there is endless sight-seeingParlia-
ment, the Tower, the Globe Teatre,
the London Eye, and dozens of cool
markets and neighborhoodsand,
fnally, the actual study party of
studying abroad.
Te British higher education sys-
tem is highly specialized and not
particularly conducive to counting
Nature a familiar acquaintance and
art an intimate friendyou pick
nature or art (or pharmacy, philoso-
phy, geography, history of art, etc.). I
picked political science for my time
at University College London (UCL).
Te actual subjects of my classes
are interesting and narrowly-focused,
though they are not nearly as engag-
ing and challenging as Bowdoin
courses. Tey do, however, continue
to prove how tiny the liberal arts col-
lege world is: there are three Middle-
bury students in one of my seminars,
and last week we played the classic
party game, Do You Know Tis Per-
son at Your Tiny NESCAC School?
(Te answer is always yes.)
One of the biggest struggles I have
had adjusting to university life in Lon-
don is just that: university (as opposed
to college) life in London (as opposed
to Brunswick). Te sheer number of
students at UCL can be overwhelm-
ingits common for me to spend a
day on campus and not recognize a
single face, the polar opposite of life at
Bowdoin. Tough I certainly
have mocked the Bowdoin
Hello before, I now know
that I will never take a forced
and awkward hey from an
acquaintance walking across
the Quad for granted again.
But within fve
minutes of meet-
ing a British per-
son, they do
inevitably ask
who Im voting
for in the Ameri-
can presidential
election. Te frst
few times I was
surprised, and then
I loved it (give me a
chance to talk about
politics and I will jump
at the bait), but now it
mostly just reminds me
of how much this choice
we have in November
afects our standing in
the world. (Like
it or not, foreign
perceptions of
the U.S. matter signifcantly in an in-
creasingly globalized world.)
The campaign season has con-
centrated so heavily on domestic
economic and social issues that I
think we tend to forget that these
candidates and this choice matter
not just domestically, but abroad
as well. If you break out your Solo
cups tonight, remember that they
are not the only thing that people
on the other side of the Atlantic are
talking about.
-Nora Biette-Timmons
For many, field hockey is more
than just a sport at this school.
To the community, it is a point of
pride; to spectators it is an event;
and to players its about keeping a
tradition alive.
This fall marks the 40th anniver-
sary of the womens field hockey
program at Bowdoinan exciting
event for any team, but an even
more exceptional one for the most
successful team in the Colleges
athletic history. Over 40 years the
Polar Bears boast a record of 390
wins, 159 losses, and 17 tiesa re-
cord that seems to be moving no-
where but up under the direction
of Head Coach Nicky Pearson who
is in the midst of her 17th season
with the team.
This desire to maintain success
bolsters the sense of tradition these
women value so deeply. Junior
midfielder Liv King embodies
this tradition, finishing the
path her older sister, Taryn
King 07 began in 2003.
Taryn passed away
suddenly during her
third year at Bow-
doin, but Liv
cites Taryns ded-
ication to the sport
and to her team as
what has
kept her
pl ay-
ing and lov-
ing field hockey at
A lot of it was my sister who
played here, explained Liv, seeing
that to her it was more than just
a sport. I didnt really grasp that
until I came here and played field
hockey here. It goes far beyond
practiceit shapes you not only as
an athlete, but as a student and a
There was such a strong sense
of tradition when I came hereone
that every player respected and up-
held, knowing that you are a part of
something more special and bigger
than just the sport and bigger than
yourself, said King.
Kings teammate Katie Riley 14,
the Orients Athlete of the Week
who was just awarded NESCAC
Player of the Week for two consec-
utive weeks, believes that this tra-
dition is maintained through hard
work and commitment to the team.
Its an environment of account-
ability. We all have fun when were
out there, but we think its an insult
to not push each other as much as
we can, said Riley.
Riley, who leads Bowdoins scor-
ing this season with 12 goals and
eight assists, is the new face of
success for the Polar Bears, who
stand this season with 11 wins and
o n l y one loss under
their belts.
The team
is ranked
third nation-
ally, behind
f i r s t - r a n k e d
Middlebury and
s e cond- r anked
Salisbury, and a
national title seems
within reach.
We all know what
our goal is at the end
of the season, but its
kind of unspoken,
said Riley. We
dont talk about
it during sea-
son, but its
somet hi ng
we work
t he
whole time.
Pearson echoes this desire to not
jinx it.
Every piece of the season gives
us the opportunity to compete in
the next phase, she said. Right
now were looking to win our last
two regular season games so we
can host a NESCAC quarterfinal
game. As soon as thats over, well
switch our focus over to the NES-
CAC tournament, which wed ulti-
mately like to win.
To win the conference, however,
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OPENFOR MORE: Backup quarterback Mac Caputi 15 pivots outisde the pocket against Hamilton last year, while Sean OMalley 13 indicates he is ready for the ball.
SETTING PACE: Two-time NESCAC Player of theWeek Katie Riley 14 runs towards the Maine-Farmington goal. Her exceptional play will be critical for the teamto top NESCAC powerhouse Middlebury in the playos.
Field hockey celebrates 40 years of dominance
the team must beat Middlebury,
who stands at 12-0 as Bowdoins
only loss this season. Back in Sep-
tember, the team lost 2-1, unable
to follow through on its many
shots-on-goal in the second half.
Along with Middlebury, Trin-
ity and Tufts are among the most
competitive teams in the NESCAC
this year. The Polar Bears have yet
to play either.
Tufts who holds a record iden-
tical to Bowdoins, will travel to
Brunswick on October 24, a game
that is sure to be a test.
We are looking forward to our
game against Bowdoin, said Tufts
Head Coach, Tina McDavitt, who
recognizes the Polar Bears as the
team to beat.
They consistently have one of
Despite improvements, football still struggles
With just 5:16 remaining in the
fourth quarter, the Hamilton quar-
terback found a receiver for the 41-
yard touchdown that pushed the
Continentals past the Polar Bears,
After that loss, Bowdoin,
whichhas not won in Clinton
since 2002fell to 1-3 this season.
Hamilton improves to 1-3, tying
Bowdoin for sixth in the NESCAC.
Head Coach Dave Caputi called
it the teams most disappointing
loss of the season.
Quarterback Tommy Romero
14 led the team with his most
productive game yet. He threw for
206 yards on 18-35 and recorded
1 touchdown. However, Romero
wasnt satisfied with his perfor-
We just couldnt finish drives,
he said. If we want to improve, we
need to be able to finish and not
come away with 3 points, but 7.
We do what the defensives give
us and try to highlight what our
players can do, Caputi said. We
are always trying to attack the de-
fensive scheme.
Sophomore David Black received
most of Romeros passes, catching
five passes for an impressive 71
Running back Zach Donarumma
14 added another dimension to the
offense with his powerful rushing
attack, picking up 84 yards on 27
Whereas these players have been
responsible for most of the offen-
sive production this season, a few
new additions to Bowdoins start-
ing defense also stood out on the
stat sheet.
Sophomore defensive lineman
Tom Wells led the team with 9
tackles and sophomore defensive
back Jon Fraser recorded 9 tackles
and an interception.
Coach John Burrell says he is
proud of his defenses performance
this week, commending the young-
er players for their continued im-
Every week you see those play-
ers grow and mature, he said. At
the same time, we have had some
veteran leadership by juniors and
seniors leading by example.
Junior linebacker Griffin Cardew
and senior captain Beau Breton
combined for 10 tackles in the
Breton and Cardew have been
defensive leaders all season. Breton
recorded 34 tackles, seventh in the
conference. Also a punter, Breton
ranks fifth in the NESCAC averag-
ing 33.7 yards per punt.
Cardew has racked up 41 tack-
les, a number that puts him third
in the NESCAConly three tackles
behind the leader. He has had some
big games, including 16 tackles
against Amherst, just one short of
the all-time record for Bowdoin.
Brian Glazewski 14 and Joey
Cleary 14 round out the experi-
enced linebacker core. Glazewski
is the spark plug on defense, lead-
ing the team in tackles for losses.
Cleary provides a strong boost off
the bench and has recorded 20
tackles so far this season.
On the other side of the ball,
Romero is taking the lead. He has
played all four games after he took
its not reflective of our talent lev-
el, said Coach Tom Wells. Weve
hurt ourselves in each game in such
a way that we cant recover. Big
plays in the Hamilton game, missed
tackles in the Amherst game, and
turnovers in the Middlebury game
killed us.
Romero is the first to agree.
Weve lost some tough ones and
would like to have a better record,
he said.
Bowdoin has improved since
the beginning of this season and
thier upcoming game against Trin-
ity will provide the Polar Bears
with another opportunity to dem-
onstrate their progress and gain a
When you come off an emo-
tional loss, and the best team is
coming in to play you at your
house, you can look at it two ways,
said Romero. We can look at it and
say this is pretty tough or this is an
opportunity. We look at this as an
On Saturday, Trinity will bring
the NESCACs best rushing attack
to Whittier Field in an attempt to
spoil Bowdoins homecoming. The
Polar Bears have been strong in
recent homecoming matchup, win-
ning two of the past three years
When you get to play in front
of the older guys who were once
looking up to, it means a lot, said
While the upperclassmen see
their last homecoming as a oppor-
tunity to reconnect with former
teammates and friends, in addition
to a chance for a win, the coach-
ing staff seems less focused on the
homecoming hype and more ex-
cited about the game itself. Burrell
says he has yet to get in the festive
Its another game on our sched-
ule for me. Homecoming will be-
come more important, Burrell
said. Right now, Im just getting
ready to go against one of the best
offenses in the league.
As Bowdoin stands at 1-3 and
faces arguably the toughest team
in the NESCAC, perhaps Burrells
attitude is a smart one. The team
can leave the festivity and rowdi-
ness to their fellow students.
Field Hockey (11-1, 7-1 NESCAC)
vs. Trinity College (10-2, 6-2 NESCAC)
Football (1-3, 1-3 NESCAC)
vs. Trinity College (4-0, 4-0 NESCAC)
THE TEAMS BEARING: The eld hockey teams legendary success is due in no small part to
seven-time NESCAC Coach of the Year and seventeen year veteran Nicky Pearson .
over as a starter in the first game.
On the season, Romero is 54-104
with 588 yards, two touchdowns
and five interceptions.
Senior receiver Nick Goldin has
proven to be a good complement
to Romero. With nine receptions
for 173 yards, Goldin has estab-
lished himelf as a reliable big-play
The threat n of running backs
Donnarumma and Greg Pierce 13
provides spacing for the passing
The offense has had to overcome
key injuries, most notably those of
senior receiver Sean OMalley and
Grant White 14, last years starting
Despite these productive indi-
vidual performances, the team is
1-3 and sits at the sixth place in the
NESCAC. The players and coaches
are quick to note that the record is
not reflective of their performance
or their potential.
Its reflective of the youth and
immaturity of the team, said
Weve done it to ourselves but
DOWN AND DIRTY: Grant White 14, runs the ball against Williams last year.
DOWN, SET, HUT: Bowdoins oensive line prepares for the snap against Colby last year. The teamhas yet to face the winless Mules this year.
Next year, the frst Bowdoin
students born afer Nicky Pearson
began coaching feld hockey for the
College will matriculate.
It makes me feel old, she said
with a laugh, but when Im stand-
ing on the sideline watching the
teamplay I knowIma small part of
this. Its something to be proud of.
And she has every right to be
proud, having led her team to fve
D-III Final Four performances,
three national titles, and along the
way wining NESCAC Coach of the
Year seven times.
Nicky is magical, said senior
Brooke Phinney, a top-scoring
sweeper. She knows the perfect
balance of howto motivate us, while
also letting us motivate ourselves.
With 16 seasons already behind
her, Pearson attributes the teams
success to her players unique ability
to place no limitations in each sea-
sons goals.
A while ago a player stood up
in front of the teamand asked why
cant it be us this year? as far as
dreaming of winning a National
Championship. I think that this
got the belief going that we could
achieve great things if we came to-
gether and set our mind on some-
thing, said Pearson.
Surprisingly, Bowdoin has had
only three head coaches in its 40
years. Te frst was Sally LaPointe
who coached the program for 20
years, then Maureen Flaherty for
four, and fnally Pearson.
I inherited a terrifc program,
Pearson reiterated. To be honest
with you my goal was just to main-
tain the tradition of the program
and enjoy the same success the
program had had in the 23 years
before me.
Nicky Pearson, eld hockey coach for the last 17 years
I would honestly say its [eld
hockey] a religion. Its a way of life.
Senior Field Hockey Defender
the best defenses in the nation and
always allow very few goals. They
have a great history and are always
a team that teams are looking to
beat. I know that this season they
are returning a lot of experienced
starters, so I know our game is go-
ing to be a battle, added McDavitt.
Before Tufts though, the Polar
Bears will take on Trinity at home
on Saturday at 11 a.m. This should
be another close match-up, as Trin-
ity has only lost to Tufts and Mid-
dlebury so far this season.
The game will be closely watched
by the 40 years of alums who will
descend on the Bowdoin campus
tomorrow for Homecoming week-
Brooke Phinney 13, and her
fellow seniors will play their fi-
nal homecoming game this week-
end. Phinney says she hopes that,
they can relay how they feel about
Bowdoin field hockey to the gen-
erations that preceded them, and
hopefully to the ones who follow.
I would honestly say its a reli-
gion, Phinney said. Its a way of
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Artist Katherine Bradford brought
her light-hearted artistic process to
life last Tuesday, speaking to students
in the same playful manner in which
she paints. Students received an inside
look at a uniquely spontaneous artistic
process in a lecture given at the Visual
Arts Center. Bradford discussed the
inspiration she fnds in her chosen
medium, tracing her artistic develop-
ment through the course of her career.
Bradford said her interest in paint-
ing was piqued at the Bowdoin Mu-
seum of Art when she was living in
Brunswick afer college.
Bradford works primarily with oil
to create abstract pieces that seem to
show the world through an out-of-fo-
cus kaleidoscope. Te vestigial fgues
of Desire for Transport, a 54 by 72
canvas piece, foat lazily in oddly-
shaped boats, exemplify her style,
shaped from broad brush strokes and
a generous application of paint.
Bradford did not take any art class-
es while an undergraduate at Bryn
Mawr College, but decided to become
a painter afer moving back to Maine
post-graduation. Bradford found
Bowdoin to be a major resource for
her burgeoning career.
When I began painting I was living
just down the road from Bowdoin,
said Bradford. I looked to the College
as a way to learn more about art.
Specifcally, Bradford found inspi-
ration in paintings exhibited at the
Museum of Art.
One was Marsden Hartleys sea-
scape and another was Andrew Wy-
eths painting of a lobsterman out on
the open ocean at night hauling in
his lobster trap in a sparkling blaze of
light, said Bradford. If I organized
my day just right I could slip into the
exhibitions at the Museum just before I
headed into town to buy groceries and
then I could carry this burst of inspira-
tion all through my shopping errands.
Mark Wethli, director of the visual
arts department, also played a major
role in Bradfords artistic development.
Once I got to know Mark Wethli,
he made me feel welcome at the Col-
lege as a guest of the art department
and a visiting artist, said Bradford.
Tese visits helped me feel a part of
what was going on at the college.
Bradford has remained connected
to the College ever since. Afer liv-
ing in Maine for 11 years, she moved
to New York and began renting her
house to Bowdoin students during
the academic year, but returns every
summer. Generations of students have
since rented the Bradford House.
Ofen the students who rented my
house would end up being art ma-
jors and I kept in touch with many of
them, said Bradford. Two of them,
Bryson Brodie and Chad McDermid,
opened an art gallery in New York. An-
other one named Toby Ostrander was a
renter at the house when a bad fre oc-
curredhis entire CD collection melt-
ed; but we got through that and became
friends. He is now the chief curator at
the Miami Museum of Art.
Bradfords talk showcased her hu-
morous and easy-going personality
through her manner of presention
she was constantly joking and involv-
ing the audienceand also through
When Dan Dowd guards William
Wegmans exhibit at the Bowdoin
Museum of Art, he is keeping watch
over some of his own work as well.
Dowd is one of fve museum se-
curity guards who are also artists. A
photographer and sculptor, he works
primarily with wood and galvanized
metal. He moved to Maine in 2001
and has spent the last fve years bal-
ancing his work at the Museum with
his artistic pursuits.
This past summer, Dowd got the
chance to contribute to Bowdoins
William Wegman: Hello Nature
Painter Bradford discusses uid playful process
exhibit. He says he approached his
boss last spring to discuss how the
pieces would be displayed and of-
fered to paint extensions of some
of Wegmans work on the museum
walls to better integrate the exhibit
into the space.
It was a great opportunity to be
trusted with my artistic ability, said
STANDING GUARD: Dan Dowd watches over his own contribution to William Wegmans exhibit.
her approach to making art.
Playfulness is a recurring theme in
her work, and critic Peter Acheson
called that quality of hers something
that could be called child-likeness or
innocence. For many viewers, it is
this innocence that makes Bradfords
work so appealing.
In reality, its extraordinarily hard
to be childlike, and to look at the
world with the same kind of wonder
and openness as a little kid, while
keeping a painting balanced and en-
gaging, wrote Devin Hardy 13 in an
email to Te Orient. [Bradford] has
this wonderful mindset from another
world and was so good at speaking in
this kind of raw, wry way about her
process. I think people overlook the
value of being able to not take them-
selves so seriously, and to simply
make something.
Similar aspects of Bradfords work
appealed to Louisa Cannell 13, who
also attended the lecture.
Bradfords work is colorful and
beautiful and carefree. Her attitude
about her work also appeals to me,
as she doesnt seem bogged down in
theory or the conceptual aspects like
many artists are, wrote Cannell in an
email to the Orient.
I dont think I could have made
this painting by thinking it up before-
hand, said Bradford, referring to a
painting on a slide she was showing.
But I didntI found it in the muck
of the painting.
Tis ability to fnd unexpected in-
spiration is a hallmark of Bradfords
artistic process.
As she mentioned in her lecture,
at some point she noticed how paint
can look like water, which led her to
painting things like swimmers and
boats that interact with water, wrote
Wethli in an email to Te Orient.
Importantly, it was noticing some-
thing about the nature of the paint
that led her to this subject matter,
not the other way around. Once she
arrived at this imagery, it was still
about the paint and how it behaves
that gave form to these images, rather
than imposing them on the painting.
For Hardy, Bradfords open-minded
and spontaneous approach gave her
confdence in her own artistic process.
I can relate to her process, and it
was so refreshing for me as an artist
to hear some validation for my meth-
ods, wrote Hardy.
Bradford summed up her ap-
proach best by showing a cartoon:
a few surgeons are standing around
a patient with surgical tools looking
confused about how to begin. One
surgeon says: Lets just start cutting
and see what happens.
Artists & writers moonlight as museum guards
Dowd. Especially since Im not re-
ally known as a painter.
When asked about how working at
the museum has infuenced his own
artwork, Dowd said that though he has
not seen his work change as a direct re-
sult of the job, the museum is a great
environment for employees to learn
about artists and artistic movements.
Steven Perkins, has been working
as a guard at the Museum for three
years and painting landscapes for 20.
Afer moving to Maine in 2000, Per-
kins says he frequented the museum
as a patron before eventually apply-
ing to the security om ce.
Before starting at the museum,
Perkins worked as a gallery artist
and last year, he became a Maine
Master Naturalist. As part of this
network of volunteers, he teaches
about Maines natural history and
works to encourage the preservation
of the states natural resources. Per-
kins says this pursuit has led him to
take up botanical drawing, a change
from his past focus on painting.
Echoing Dowd, Perkins noted that
working in the museum has not sig-
nifcantly afected his own artwork,
though he appreciates the opportu-
nity to study the artwork.
Spending long hours with art-
work each day has given me a bet-
ter understanding of the artistic
process, but no, I dont think it has
changed the way I approach my own
work, he said.
In addition to artists, the Muse-
um employs an author, Bob Chap-
man. Originally a social worker
and writer for the Lewiston Sun
Journal, Chapman has worked as
a guard at the Museum since 2006
and has published two novels, A
Certain Fall and Spider Lake.
A third book, Mother Night and
Water, is set to be released this
year. He says the theme of child-
hood neglect has figured heavily
into all three books.
Chapman has also written three
screenplays, none of which have yet
been produced.
Chapman said that his job at the
Museum has helped him develop
as an author. He noted that writers
have long found inspiration in the
visual arts, citing Ernest Heming-
way as an example.
Tis has been a great job. It en-
courages my writing, and it is inspir-
ing for artists and creative minds
alike, Chapman said. He also noted
that working part-time gives him
plenty of time to write.
Te Museum also employs guards
Stephen Watt, an accomplished gui-
tar player, and Chris Gager, another
painter. Neither Watt nor Gager were
available to comment.
Although Suzanne Bergeron, ass-
sitant director for communications at
the Museum, says she does not seek
guards who are artists, Museum Secu-
rity Supervisor Tim Hanson said their
presence is appreciated.
I think its great to have [artists]
in the museum as security person-
nel because they are interested in
the cultural property, he wrote in
an email to The Orient.
CALM SEAS: Ethereal gures drift in strange vessels in Katherine Bradfords painting, Desire for Transport.
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Last Tuesday night experimental
jazz quintet Te Subjects gathered in
Gibson Hall to showcase a selection
of pieces, most of which were com-
posed by the groups own members.
Te performance marked the
campus debut of new Assistant Pro-
fessor of Music Tracy McMullen,
who plays the saxophone and con-
tributed a composition titled 10
a.m. Blues.
McMullen said the piece was in-
spired by a 10 a.m class she is teach-
ing this semester, called History of
Hip Hop.
Sometimes for the students it
feels like its 5 a.m. instead, McMul-
len told the audience. Even though
Im wide awake.
Te performance provided an op-
portunity for students to
see her familar face in an
entirely new context.
I was used to seeing
[McMullen] in the class-
room so it was awesome
to watch her in her element, said Tom-
my Spurlock 13. She really let herself
go, getting into the music and wailing
[on the saxophone].
Tuesdays concert was Te
Subjects frst performance.
While McMullen worked
with bassist Jef Schwartz in
Los Angeles, fnding the other
members was pure chance;
the day she moved to Portland, drum-
mer Jan Voorst heard her practicing
the saxophone and knocked on her
door to introduce himself. Voorst was
instrumental in recruiting the other
musicians, guitarist Garrison Fewell
and saxophonist Charlie Kohlhase.
Jazz has a long tradition of impro-
visation, a tradition embraced by
Te Subjects. Before practicing in
person, the musicians familiarized
themselves with a set list of chords
and graphics that provide guidelines
for the concert. Te musicians only
rehearsed for a few hours prior to
their performance, leaving much
room for improvisation.
Group chemistry is vital for jazz,
as improvisation requires a great
deal of mental focus and technical
skill. Fortunately, McMullen said,
Prof. fronts jazz quintet in
experimental performance
Te Subjects were able to collaborate
efectively afer only a short amount
of time together.
According to McMullen, the exper-
imental aspect of Te Subjects con-
cert was a reminder for the audience
to expect the unexpected, rather than
a straight ahead jazz performance.
One of the songs used some old
recording of outer space sounds
that the band played over to a really
interesting efect, said Spurlock.
Tere were also spoken-word as-
pects, which combined unexpect-
edly well with the jazz.
Electro DJ and producer Clockwork
will take the stage in Smith Union to-
morrow night at the Entertainment
Boards (E-Board) annual Homecoming
concert. Clockwork, whose real name
is Henry Steinway, is known in electro
circles for his innovative, high-energy
sets. He is also the youngest artist ever
signed to internationally renowned DJ
Steve Aokis Dim Mak label.
Hes a pretty up-and-coming
DJ, said E-Board Co-Chair Michael
Hannaman 13. Hes neat because he
does his own music as well as mixes,
so he has a lot of original stuf too,
which is great. We think itll be a re-
ally upbeat, exciting show.
Tis weekend also marks the frst
time in years that Racer X will not head-
line the concert, as two of the bands
members are currently on sabbatical.
Its hard because we know Racer
X is such a part of the tradition and
were aware that its a big show that
people look forward to, said Hanna-
man. We understand the responsi-
bility to bring an act that people will
be just as excited about and that will
be just as fun in a concert setting.
Teres a lot of thought that went
into this show.
Originally from Los Angeles, Stein-
way began producing tracks when he
was 16 years old, according to EDM-
In May 2011 video interview with
AM Exclusive, Steinway said that he
became interested in electro music
in high school.
I grew up in L.A., so thats obviously
where the scene was thriving in high
school, so all my friends would listen to
dance musicand so naturally I wanted
to be involved, so thats how it all start-
ed, said Steinway.
Afer high school, Steinway moved
to New York City, where he is cur-
rently studying music business at
New York University.
He began gathering a following when
his bootleg remixes consistently topped
blog Hype Machines Popular Charts
and won him remixing competitions.
According to his Facebook page,
Steinway emerged from the throng
of bedroom producers with the
release of his 2011 single, Squad
Up. The track caught the attention
of label owner Steve Aoki, who
signed the then 18-year-old to his
Dim Mak label.
Since then, Steinway has re-
mixed for Aaoki, as well as electro-
house artists Dimitri Vegas and
Felix Cartal. His remix of Aviciis
Levels, has reached over 80,000
plays on Soundcloud and two mil-
lion views on Youtube.
According to,
Steinway is renowned in electro-house
music circles for his unique and inno-
vative bass-heavy sound and high-ener-
gy performances.
He has toured internationally at
electro-house festivals. He is set to play
at multiple large-scale festivals this year,
including Beyond Wonderland and the
SnowGlobe Music Festival.
In his interview with AM Exclusive,
Steinway advised aspiring artists to be
innovative when creating tracks.
I guess try to fgure out a sound thats
your own, try to stick to that, dont just
copy whatever you hear, whats popu-
lar because thats not going to impress
people, he said.
Clockwork will perform tomor-
row night at 8 p.m. in Morrell
Lounge. To listen to his work, visit
TICK TOCK: New York City Electronic DJ Clockwork will bring explosive dance-music and creative sets to Smith Union tomorrow night.
Electronic DJ to perform explosive set
In the future, McMullen says she
hopes to teach more jazz-oriented
classes and strengthen the jazz per-
formance community at Bowdoin.
Te Subjects ended their con-
cert with a piece called Town Hall
Meeting, a timely composition that
invited guest MC John Bisbee back
on stage. Bisbee is Bowdoins sculp-
tor-in-residence, but on this night
he showcased his harmonica skills
and recited lyrics that included the
lines: I write the words / he reads
/ others listen and remember and
Who you gonna vote for / Who you
gonna vote for.
As a peaceful silence fell afer the
last song, McMullen thanked the
audience and encouraged them to
consider Bisbees words and tune
in to the second presidential debate
which began afer the show.



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67% of all athletes hail from
New England & Mid-Atlantic
In a statistical comparison of the Col-
leges 2011-2012 athletics rosters and stu-
dent enrollment, the Orient found that a
large number of Bowdoins sports teams
are lagging in attracting out of region
athletes. Among some sports teams on
campus, athletes are 10 percentage points
more likely to hail from the New England
or Mid-Atlantic regions compared to the
overall population of the College.
Te rosters of the mens and womens
basketball, soccer, hockey and lacrosse
teams, as well as baseball, sofball, feld
hockey and football, were fgured into
this analysis, based on the likelihood
of those teams to recruit new players.
Seventy-three percent of students from
these teams hail from New England or
the Mid-Atlantic, while the same is true
of 64 percent of the total student popu-
lation. If all sports teams are taken into
account, the geographic diversity of the
athletic program closely mirrors that of
the College at large, with 67 percent of all
athletes hailing from these two regions.
Multi-sport athletes are even less likely
to live outside the Northeasts. Seventy-
two percent of all athletes on more than
one sports team are from the New Eng-
land and Mid-Atlantic regions, but a
whopping 90 percent of the ones just
from the included sports are from those
Increasing geographic diversity is a
major focus for the College, which is
measured in part by the number of dif-
ferent high schools that send the College
at least one applicant each year. Dean of
Admissions Scott Meiklejohn declined to
comment on the fndings of this article.
Interim Athletic Director Tim Ryan
recognized the challenges that recruiting
poses to increasing geographic diversity
among students.
In the recruiting process, our coach-
es proceed with the intent to bring stu-
dents to campus that will excel academi-
cally, in the Bowdoin community and
in their chosen sport, said Ryan. We
hope to assist the College in attracting
students from across the country, but we
do not place geographic quotas on teams.
Tere are many factors that infuence the
geographic make up of our teams, such
as the proliferation of certain sports in
diferent areas of the country, but our
primary goal is to recruit exceptional
people, regardless of where a prospective
student resides.
Speaking of geographic diversity more
broadly, Meiklejohn said that the Col-
lege aspires to have a class that represents
the country, not just a part of the country
with a few exotic individuals thrown in,
said Meiklejohn. I think the best mea-
sure for how well Bowdoin is doing, how
much the College is accomplishing, and
whats important for its future is the high
school number.
Admissions received applications
from 3,065 high schools last year, a six
percent increase from the previous year.
Some of the Colleges athletics teams,
however, do not appear to be contribut-
ing to this growth.
Ryan cited NCAA limitations that
hinder the Colleges ability to attract ath-
letes from out of region areas.
Our recruiting eforts in the NE-
SCAC are limited to being over the
phone and going to see student athletes
at camps or games as opposed to visiting
people at their homes which D-I schools
can do, said Ryan. Te guidelines of the
conference also limit recruiting budgets
so youre generally only able to go a cer-
tain distance from campus and youre
generally only able to do that every so
Ryan would not go into detail about
the recruitment budget, but did remark,
were talking about hundreds of dollars,
not thousands.
Dave Caputi, Head Coach of Football,
considers the challenge of getting pro-
spective student athletes from outside
New England and the Mid Atlantic to
embark on one or more campus visits is
a serious obstacle.
We dont go on the road to recruit
kids, nor can we pay for them to visit,
said Caputi.
As a Division III school, all visits to
Bowdoin by prospective student athletes
are considered unom cial. Under NCAA
guidelines, these visits are fnanced by
the prospective student, unlike the of-
fcial visits that a Division I school may
provide, which are fnanced either en-
tirely or partially by the institution.
Modern technology, however, has
helped to level the playing feld. Howev-
er, Caputi feels that while flm is helpful,
there is no complete substitute for watch-
Please see ATHLETES, page 17
In an impressive showing last
weekend, the volleyball team secured
four victories and achieved several
program milestones. Te weekend
leaves Bowdoin 20-2 overall for the
season and 7-1 in the NESCAC.
Te wins pushed the 25th-ranked
Polar Bears over the 20 win mark
for the second consecutive year, the
frst time the program has enjoyed
such successful back-to-back sea-
sons in over 20 years. Te three se-
niors on the squad also achieved a
milestone with last Saturdays pair of
wins, giving them 82 career victories
at Bowdoin and making the Class of
2013 the most successful in Bowdoin
Te action began last weekend
with an easy 3-0 win against Colby-
Sawyer, 25-16, 25-13, 25-14. Melissa
Haskell 13 led the way with nine
kills, while NESCAC rookie-of-the-
year contender Christy Jewett 16 was
not far behind with eight kills. Te se-
nior class performed strongly to kick
of its last regular season home stand
with Hilary Cederna 13 notching
seven kills and eight digs and Tory
Edelman 13 earning seven of the
teams 18 block assists.
Afer the early victory Bowdoin
faced a much more challenging op-
ponent in the Coast Guard Academy.
Tough the Polar Bears managed to
come away with a 3-1 win, they had
to stave of a ferce comeback efort
from the Coast Guard. Bowdoin took
the frst set 25-15 with relative ease
but faced stifer resistance in the sec-
ond set, winning by a slimmer mar-
gin of 25-21. Coast Guard was relent-
less in the closely contested third set,
picking up the win 27-25. Te fourth
proved equally dramatic, as Bowdoin
won 25-23.
Jewett led the team in kills with 12,
while Haskell racked up 10 kills and
two aces. Setter Sophia Cornew 14
contributed 39 assists. Cederna led
Volleyball wins 20 for second consecutive year
F 10/12
Sa 10/13
v. Colby-Sawyer
v. Coast Guard
v. Hamilton
v. Wellesley
Please see VOLLEYBALL, page 17
Hall of Honor to induct six new members
At the Maine State Meet in 1899,
Cloudman ran the 100-yard dash in
9.8 seconds, tying the world record.
Even though he competed without
the beneft of spikes and a starting
block, Cloudmans Maine State re-
cord was never beat; it is the longest
standing athletic record at Bowdoin,
and will remain that way, given that
track and feld events transitioned
to the metric system in the 1970s.
Referred to by the local press as the
Bowdoin phenomenon, Cloudman
excelled in track and feld and was
also a member of the football, base-
ball, and fencing teams. Cloudman
went on to serve in the army in both
World War I and World War II.
Richard Dick Whitmore was the frst real star player of Bowdoins mens basketball program. Under the tutelage
of Head Coach Ray Bicknell, also a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame, Whitmore ushered the team to its frst win-
ning season. He also led the team in scoring and rebounding all three years he played and fnished his career as the
all-time leader in rebounds and points. Whitmore coached basketball for 40 years, and became the Head Coach at
Colby in 1970 where he amassed a legendary 637 wins, the seventh most in D-III. Whitmore also served as Colbys
Director of Athletics from 1987 to 2002, and is president of the Maine Sports Hall of Fame.
Quinlan is one of the best hockey play-
ers ever to have donned a Bowdoin jersey,
having led the College to its only back-to-
back ECAC championships in 1975 and
1976. He graduated as the all time leader
in goals scored (68) and total points (131).
His record of 30 consecutive games with
a point still stands as a Bowdoin record.
Quinlan later attended training camp with
the Philadelphia Flyers and played profes-
sionally in Belgium. A resident of Bruns-
wick, Quinlan is a fxture at the current
squads games in Watson Arena.
Shuman pioneered womens athletics at Bowdoin, successfully competing on
the mens diving team in an era when there was no womens swim program at
the College. Shuman is the only woman to reach the fnals of the mens New
England Diving Championship. She graduated as the programs frst New
England champion and was voted an All-New England performer six times.
Afer leaving Bowdoin, Shuman remained actively involved in Brunswick and
coached diving at Brunswick High School. She has served the College as presi-
dent of the Alumni Council and currently sits on the Board of Trustees.
Fauslo is Bowdoins only All-
American in Mens Basketball.
Fasulo led the Polar Bears in scor-
ing all four years of his career, a
mark that has only been matched
by Chris Jerome 83, who is also a
member of the Hall of Honor. His
24.7 points per game during his
senior year still stands as second
best in program history. Fasulo
played professionally in Mexico
before becoming an orthopedic
McCabe is the only player in Bowdoin football history ever to be draft-
ed by an NFL team. A four-year starter on the offensive line, McCabe
anchored the team in three consecutive CBB championship wins. He is the
only Polar Bear to earn All-American honors in football and was drafted
in the 12th round of the 1978 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. Mc-
Cabe now teaches mathematics at the Taft School in Watertown, Connect-
icut, where he has also coached the track, football, and ice hockey teams.
The Bowdoin Athletic Hall of Honor will add Harry H. Cloudman, Class of 1901, Richard Whitmore 65, Alan R.
Quinlan 77, Ellen Shuman 76, Stephen J. McCabe Jr. 78 and Greg Fasulo 78 to its 42-member class.
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and James Boeding 14 each passed
one runner on their way to the fnish
line to drop the score four points to
Seekins and Horowitz took the frst
and second places, respectively, in the
race. Last season, Horowitz was the
champion of this tournament.
Number three runner Saba had an
all-time personal best.
Nicks a very talented runner
and as long as he stays healthy hell
be ready for some great races in the
championships. Hes got a lot of
speed and intelligence that help him
in clutch situations, said Coach Pe-
ter Slovenski, referencing Sabas late
season illnesses in the previous two
According to Slovenski, Greg
Talpey also had a strong race. Al-
though he fnished in 11
place, he
was as high as eighth place for several
sections of the race.
Te Polar Bears are looking for-
ward to the upcoming NESCAC
championship. Last year, Bowdoin
tied with Bates for second place.
Both cross country teams take second place
Sa 10/13
Sa 10/13
Maine St. Meet (mens)
Maine St. Meet (womens)
Te womens cross country team
had an impressive second-place fn-
ish this weekend at the Maine State
Bowdoin was beat out by the fa-
vored Bates, currently ranked 23
the nation by the U.S. Track and Field
and Cross Country Coaches Associa-
tion. Te Polar Bears prevailed over
Colby, who fought closely as a second
Te top three Bowdoin women had
sub-nineteen minute performances
for the 5k race. Between the top fve
runners of Madelena Rizzo 14, Ol-
ivia Mackenzie 13, Brianna Malanga
16, Lucy Skinner 16, and Gina Stal-
ica 16, there was only a 59-second
spread. According to Coach Peter
Slovenski, tightening the spread be-
tween the frst and ffh runners is a
major goal for the team.
Rizzo and Mackenzie took fourth
and ffh place respectively, qualifying
for the All-Maine team. Teir times
were both 5k personal bests.
I think Lucy, Gina, and Maggy
worked very well together, but I think
theyll have faster races in the next
two championships, said Coach Slov-
enski, looking ahead to the upcoming
NESCAC championship. We havent
really peaked our training and when
we do I think theyll be able to have
some great improvement.
Attending the NESCAC champi-
onship will be womens teams from
Williams, Middlebury, Tufs, Am-
herst, and Bates, all ranked in the top
25 nationally. Te Polar Bears look
forward to competing against some
stif competition.
Te Bowdoin men lost by only one
point to Bates in the same meet.
With only one mile to go, the Polar
Bears were down 25-34. To close the
gap in the fnal mile, Sam Seekins 14,
Coby Horowitz 14, Nick Saba 14,
Katie Riley 14
In the past decade, only one feld
hockey player had been named the
NESCAC Player of the Week in
back-to-back weeks.
Tat changed Monday when Ka-
tie Riley 14 was given the honor
for the second week in a row afer a
hat-trick performance at Hamilton
and a game-winning overtime goal
in a white-knuckle victory over
It was really exciting, but it was
really surprising, too, Riley, a for-
ward, said of twice receiving the
award. I wasnt expecting it. Ev-
eryone on our team does their job
and I was just lucky enough to get
Teammate and co-captain Cath-
leen Smith wasnt quite as shocked.
No, said Smith when asked if
she was surprised. Shes been on
Rileys hot-streak started of on
the frst week of October, when she
led the Polar Bears to three decisive
victories over conference foes. She
scored four goals in a 6-1 blowout
over Bates and had a goal and an
assist each in a 3-0 win against
Colby. Riley fnished the week by
assisting on all three of Bowdoin
goals in a shutout win over Wil-
liams. Her 14 points for the week
more than doubled her previous
total to 24.
Afer being named Player of the
Week the frst time, Riley had an-
other impressive set of games. She
scored three goals in a 6-1 match
over winless Hamilton, but Rileys
biggest moment of the week came
in the tight victory over the Na-
tional Field Hockey Coaches Asso-
ciations 15th ranked Amherst.
Amherst is a very emotional
team, said Riley. Teyre fun to
play against, but theyre tough to
play against, and I think were simi-
lar. Teir goalie is really good and
we had a lot of opportunities but
we didnt capitalize on them.
It was one of our hardest games
of the season, added Smith. Our
defense was incredible and let
nothing through. Tat allowed a
ton of chances for the forwards.
We kept trying and kept trying,
but it ended up going into over-
Two minutes and thirteen sec-
onds into the extra period, the
Polar Bears fnally broke through.
Brooke Phinneys shot from the
top of the circle was defected by
Smith, and Riley forcefully batted
the ball out of the air and into the
net. Te next day, she was once
again named the NESCAC Player
of the Week.
Riley worked hard over the
summer and has stepped up to
take a larger role in the ofense
this season afer the graduation of
NFHCA All-American forwards
Katie Herter and Elizabeth Clegg.
Over the summer I worked at
fve or six feld hockey camps. Tat
was just my focus for the summer,
said Riley.
Te biggest change Ive seen in
her is her confdence and her de-
cision making, said Head Coach
Nicky Pearson. She worked in-
credibly hard on her game over the
summer, improving her stick work
and her elimination skills.
Shes so fast, and getting those
skills down has allowed her to use
her speed efectively, said Smith.
Coach Pearson is very pleased
with the way Riley is playing, and
expects to see more from her as the
Polar Bears approach the playofs.
Shes working hard inside the
circle and demanding the ball,
said Pearson. Katie has this mind-
set that she wants to do her part
and she wants to make a difer-
ence. Shes using her speed and her
elimination skills in our transition
game to create opportunities for
She worked incredibly
hard on her game over the
summer, improving her
stick work and her
elimination skills.
ing a player frst-hand.
Everybody is on an equal footing
when it come to evaluating flms but
where theyre not on an equal footing
is when we go see those kids at camps.
In the end, you still want to see kidsif
possiblein person seeing a kid run
around, move around, change direction,
said Caputi.
Ryan said the Athletic Departments
strategy for increasing the geographic
diversity of athletes consists of talking to
high school and club coaches, subscrib-
ing to online recruiting databases and
contacting out of region prospective ath-
letes earlier in the process.
One of the key components for a stu-
Te mens soccer team will play their
last regular season home game this
Saturday against Trinity. Te Bantams
and the Polar Bears are tied for ffh
place in the NESCAC and the game
holds major playof implications.
Te Trinity game is our most im-
portant game of the season, said se-
nior captain Michael Gale. We will
be treating it as a play of game because
we need these three points to help keep
our NCAA playof hopes alive.
Bowdoin travelled to Hamilton and
Amherst this past weekend. Facing the
Continentals on Saturday, the Polar
Bears opened the scoring towards the
end of the frst half when Zach Ostrup
13 put in a cross in that Gale headed
into the back of the net. Hamilton re-
sponded with the seconds lef in the
half. A throw-in led to a cross that the
Continentals were able to convert to tie
the game.
People were disappointed with how
we started and it wasnt a really inspired
half, said senior captain Call Nichols.
But we tried to put that half behind us
and play up to our full capabilities.
Te teams played even for most of
the second half until Hamilton scored
what seemed like the game-winner
with less than two minutes to go. A
handball called against the Continen-
tals with seven seconds lef resulted in
a penalty kick for Bowdoin. Eric Goi-
tia 15 put the ball away in the bottom
right corner and sent the game into
overtime. Despite a couple of good
chances, neither team could add the
fnishing touch and the game ended in
a 2-2 tie.
We were defnitely disappointed
to drop two points but I think we de-
served the result that we got based on
how we played, said Gale. Te posi-
tive is that we fought back to at least get
a point out of it. Its good that our team
has a habit of scoring late goals and that
we manage to fght back.
Te Polar Bears faced the Lord Jefs
on Sunday. Both teams had early scor-
ing opportunities that either went wide
or bounced of crossbars. Following
a furry of attacks, Amherst scored a
header of of a cross to the back post
towards the end of the half.
In the second, Bowdon held of a
furious series of corners that forced
goalie Will Wise 14 to make key saves
to keep the game in reach. Te Polar
Mens soccer loses close match to Amherst
Bears kept the pressure up all half, but
they were never able to fnd the back
of the net and the game ended in a 1-0
We played an outstanding team on
Sunday and I thought we gave a fne
account of ourselves, said head coach
Fran OLeary. I think that if we show
the same level of performance and if we
keep a cool head then well get positive
It was a good measuring stick for us
to see where were at and I think that
we now have a much clearer picture of
what we need to do going forward to
make a late run, said Gale.
Afer playing Trinity this Saturday,
the Polar Bears will travel down to
Tufs on Wednesday for the last game
of the regular season.
With two games to go, our focus
is on Saturday and if we can win two
games well have home feld for the
quarterfnals, said coach OLeary.
We want to see the seniors away with
a win on Saturday and then head down
to Tufs.
Well its huge because if we win out,
which is realistic, we could fnish 3rd
in the conference, said Nichols. Its
a huge opportunity on homecoming
weekend to make a statement for our-
selves and for everybody else going into
the playofs.
Should the team lose both games,
however, and Wesleyan beats Amherst,
in its last game, the soccer team could
miss the playofs outright. One win
would clinch a playof spot.
Sa 10/13
Su 10/14
at Hamilton
v. Tufts
Tied for fth in the NESCAC with
two conference matches left, the
Polar Bears face a weekend that
could mean the dierence be-
twen third place in the conference
or dashed playo hopes.
dent having an interest in Bowdoin is the
ability to get here and come to campus,
said Ryan. Just by the nature of some-
one coming from far away that becomes
more dim cult if it is later in the process.
Reaching out to students earlier in the
process during their junior year helps to
make it easier for the family to plan that
visit to campus.
For football, Caputi keeps track of the
geographic information for all the foot-
ball rosters in the NESCAC, Ivy League
and Patriot League in search of good aca-
demic areas, attends football camps such
as ones held at Stanford and Northwest-
ern, and contacts by phone the top 50-75
schools in certain out-of-region states
like Florida, Georgia, and Texas.
Its simple, and its complicated all at
the same time. We spend more time out
of the region, we try to fnd kids that oth-
er schools dont know about and theyre
[other schools are] out there trying to do
the same thing.
Although these numbers point to a
discrepancy between the geographic
origins of recruits versus those of the
general student body, Ryan said distinc-
tion might be due to a functional, not an
ideological, diference.
Te Northeast and New England
is known for having very strong public
high schools and preparatory schools
and by the nature of the academic profle
of Bowdoin that naturally ends up be-
ing a good ft, Ryan said. We want the
people who are the best fts for Bowdoin
and where Bowdoin is the best ft for
them, but its our responsibility and our
coaches responsibility to make sure we
are casting a wide net identifying people
who may be a good ft.
EYE ON THE PRIZE: Katie Riley 14 looks to steal the ball from a Williams defender.
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Womens soccer to compete
for home playo game
Womens rugby hold Mid-
dlebury to shutout victory
Mens tennis shows strong
nish to fall season
The mens tennis team had an
impressive showing at the New
England Mens Regional Tourna-
ment at Williams College Septem-
ber 29-30. Bowdoins Casey Grin-
don 13 performed particularly
well, qualifying for the final seeds
of the competition.
The team also traveled to Bates
last week, where they faced many
NESCAC rivals. Grindon only lost
one set en route to winning the A-
flight singles bracket, while Kyle
Wolstencroft 15 and Chase Sav-
age 16 won the B and C flights
respectively. Coach Connor Smith
expressed his satisfaction with the
teams performance this season as
a whole.
The fall season went well. We
had three tournaments over the
five week season, and it was a good
way to see how the guys were do-
ing, as well as checking out this
years freshmen, he said.
Coach Smith was also optimistic
about the teams prospects against
competition for the upcoming
spring season.
On Saturday, the womens soccer
team had a crucial NESCAC win against
First year Kiersten Turner scored the
games only goal of an assist from senior
Molly Popolizio in the 23rd minute of
play, securing the formers position as
the teams lead scorer with fve goals this
season. Despite Hamilton pressuring
Bowdoin with ten shots in the second
half, the Polar Bears held their ground,
thanks to frst year Bridget McCarthys
four saves to secure the shutout and end
the game in a 1-0 victory.
Te following day, the Polar Bears
traveled to Amherst to take on the 12
ranked Lord Jefs. Amherst was ulti-
mately able to outplay and outscore the
Bears, netting the highest number of
goals the Polar Bears have allowed yet
this season in a 4-1 decision.
Troughout the game, Bowdoin had
many opportunities to score, with Am-
hersts keeper denying shot afer shot.
In the 69
minute, the Polar Bears was
fnally able to fnd the back of the net
with a goal from frst year Audrey Phil-
lips. Despite the goal, the Bears never
recovered from the defcit, sinking to to
9-3-0 overall (5-3-0 NESCAC) while the
Jefs improved to 9-1-1 overall (6-1-1
At this point in the season, Williams,
Amherst and Middlebury occupy the
top three ranks in the NESCAC, with
Bowdoin at ffh place. As the Polar
Bears head into the playofs, the fnal
two NESCAC games will be crucial for
the teams standings. If Bowdoin can
beat both Trinity and Tufs, they will
improve to fourth place in the confer-
ence and have home-feld advantage in
the NESCAC quarterfnals.
Sa 10/13 at Middlebury W 260
The womens rugby team (4-0
NESCRC) resumed league play af-
ter a bye week and traveled to Rut-
land, Vt. where they beat Middle-
bury 26-0.
Middlebury kicked off and made
a big push into the Bowdoin defen-
sive zone where they trapped the
Polar Bears on their goal line.
A strong defensive effort, spear-
headed by Dani McAvoy 13, Ka-
meryn Sanchez 14, Maddie Baird
15, Lynn Freedman 13 and cap-
tain Kerry Townsend 13 ensured
that Middlebury stayed out of the
Coaches MaryBeth and Bob
Mathews said they were impressed
by their teams poise under such
pressure because up until now,
Bowdoin had dictated the tempo of
their games.
This is the area that was im-
pressive for us as coachesmen-
tal and physical capacity to absorb
the 22 plus minutes of attack from
the Panthers. They cover for each
other and theyve done it all season
long at various times and in differ-
ent ways, said MaryBeth Mathews,
noting how players worked both
individually and collectively in
prevent Middlebury from scoring.
Captain Uche Esonu 13 scored
a try off a Middlebury penalty,
breaking the deadlock.
After that Anissa Tanksley 14
received a solid pass from Sanchez
to further Bowdoins lead.
Tanksley ran up the far side of
the field to score, bringing the
game to 12-0 after a successful con-
version kick by Randi London 15.
In the second half, London
scored a pair of tries to secure
Bowdoins win.
Bowdoin will host the NESCRCs
second-ranked Colby for Home-
coming weekend, with an 11 a.m.
-Compiled by Andres Botero
Womens tennis concluded their
2012 season in style this past
weekend at the Bowdoin Invita-
tional. The squad triumphed at
the event, brushing aside Welles-
ley, Rochester, and Bates to win 29
of 30 competitive matches, a very
dominant win.
We fed off of each others wins
at Bowdoin this weekend, said
first year Courtney Gallagher.
We are very happy and our team
morale is high. It was nice to de-
feat some local competition.
A dominating performance
against various competitors over
the three-day Bowdoin Invita-
tional leaves the six-woman squad
ranked ninth in D-III.
We currently have a very
strong team and a very strong mo-
mentum. We finished first at the
Bowdoin Invitational and hope to
continue our success during the
spring season, our goal is to reach
the NCAA Elite 8.
March 11 marks the opening
of the much-anticipated spring
season for the women with a trip
to Northbridge, Calif. to take on
Trinity (Texas). The squad will
then travel to take on Pomona-
Pitzer before returning to the East
-Compiled by Alex Marecki
Womens tennis dominates
last tournament of 2012
Sa 10/20 v. Colby 11:00 A.M.
Compiled by Carolyn Veilleux
Sources: Bowdoin Athletics, NESCAC, NESCRC
Sa 10/20
W 10/24
v. Trinity
at Tufts
3:00 P.M.
NESCAC Standings
F 10/19 v. Tufts at Mount Holyoke 7 P.M.
Sa 10/20
Tu 10/23
v. MIT at Smith
v. Wheaton (Mass.) at Smith
at Colby
11:00 A.M.
3:00 P.M.
7:00 P.M.
Sa 10/20
Su 10/21
Womens Stu Nelson (MIT)
Sherman Hoyt Tphy (Brown)
ObergTrophy (Harvard)
WellahanTrophy (UNH)
10:00 A.M.
10:00 A.M.
10:00 A.M.
10:00 A.M.
Sa 10/20 v. Trinity NOON.
Tu 10/23 at Tufts 3:00 P.M.
Middlebury 8 0 12 0
BOWDOIN 7 1 11 1
Tufts 7 1 11 1
Trinity 6 2 10 2
Amherst 4 4 7 4
Wesleyan 4 4 7 5
Conn. Coll. 4 5 7 5
Williams 3 5 5 7
Colby 1 7 5 7
Bates 1 7 4 8
Hamilton 0 9 0 12
Amherst 7 0 1 11 0 1
Williams 6 0 2 9 0 2
Wesleyan 5 2 1 7 3 2
Tufts 3 2 3 6 3 3
BOWDOIN 3 3 2 7 3 2
Trinity 3 3 2 5 3 4
Middlebury 3 4 1 6 4 1
Conn. Coll. 1 2 6 4 2 6
Hamilton 2 5 2 4 6 2
Bates 0 6 2 3 7 2
Colby 0 6 2 3 7 2
BOWDOIN 7 1 20 2
Conn. Coll. 7 2 16 2
Middlebury 6 2 15 5
Tufts 6 2 11 9
Williams 6 2 13 7
Amherst 5 3 11 5
Trinity 3 5 9 7
Colby 2 6 9 8
Bates 1 7 8 12
Hamilton 1 7 8 14
Wesleyan 1 8 6 12
Williams 7 0 1 9 2 1
Amherst 6 1 1 10 1 1
Middlebury 6 1 1 10 1 1
Hamilton 5 3 1 8 3 1
BOWDOIN 5 3 0 9 3 0
Colby 3 5 0 7 5 0
Trinity 3 5 0 4 6 1
Conn. Coll. 3 6 0 5 6 2
Wesleyan 2 6 0 5 6 1
Bates 1 6 1 4 7 1
Tufts 1 6 1 3 6 3
*Bold line denotes NESCACTournament cut-o
Colby 3 1 0
Tufts 3 2 0
Middlebury 3 2 0
Amherst 2 2 0
Bates 1 3 0
Williams 0 4 0
Sa 10/20 v. Trinity 11:00 A.M.
W 10/24 at Tufts 4:30 P.M.
the team defensively with 26 digs.
On Saturday morning, the team
celebrated Senior Day and began
with a conference match against
Hamilton. Te Polar Bears defeated
the Continentals 3-0 with relative
ease, tallying set scores of 25-23, 25-
17 and 25-21.
Against Hamilton, Jewett led the
team ofensively with seven kills and
three service aces while Ellie Bren-
nan 14 also contributed seven kills.
Haskell notched 17 digs and Cornew
came out with 27 assists.
Later in the day, the team swept
aside highly regarded regional rival
Wellesley, shutting them out 3-0 with
set scores of 25-20, 25-20 and 25-18.
Everyones really good, but
there arent any teams that are
head-and-shoulders above anyone
else, said Smith. At this point, ev-
erybody is beatable.
According to Smith, lead
schools from last yearsuch as
Amherst and Williamsgraduat-
ed a number of top players, which
may allow the Polar Bears to leap
ahead for the spring season. Coach
Smith also noted his confidence in
the freshmen players.
We have only two freshmen,
but they had some of the better re-
cords through the fall, said Smith.
They played doubles, and made it
to the finals in both the Bates and
Stony Brook matches.
-Compiled by Matt Shen
Te next two games will be tough for
the Bears; Trinity is seeded just behind
Bowdoin in the conference and, accord-
ing to coach Brianne Weaver, Tufs
struggled early in the season with many
injured players; a lot of those players are
back, and [Bowdoin] cant take them for
Te frst of these two important
games will be at noon on Saturday
against Trinity for homecoming.
-Compiled by Hallie Bates
Haskell had 17 kills in the win
over Wellesley, and her fellow seniors
made important contributions with
Cederna and Edelman making nine
and eight kills respectively. Libero
Taylor Vail 14 had 17 digs and Ced-
erna and McKenzie Kessel 16 led the
team in service aces with two each.
I was really proud of the way our
team played against Wellesley, be-
cause although we have been play-
ing really well lately, that was the frst
time where everyone was on their A-
game and really clicking, said Vail. I
think if we continue playing like that
we are going to be in a really good
place for our challenging matches
this weekend and beyond.
Tis weekend promises two im-
portant matchups for the team, with
both its national and conference
rankings on the line at Mount Holy-
oke College for the Hall of Fame
Bowdoin will face of against the
Jumbos today at 7 p.m. in a must-
win match for the team if it hopes to
secure its top ranking and host the
championship for the second con-
secutive year. Alongside Williams,
Tufs has the only other team in the
NESCAC, with the same 7-1 confer-
ence record, making the outcome of
tonights match crucially important
in deciding the tournament host.
On Saturday, Bowdoin will come
up against MIT, the highest ranked
non-conference opponent lef this
season, which should provide a chal-
lenging match for the Polar Bears at
11 a.m.
Te Polar Bears will fnish up the
weekend with a 3 p.m. match against
Wheaton College.
Sa 10/13
Su 10/14
at Hamilton
at Amherst
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Creating a safe place
On September 12, as I watched
live videos of the President speak-
ing in the White House Rose Gar-
den about the attack on the U.S.
consulate in Benghazi, Libya, I was
struck by a moment that you wont
find in the transcript. This image
didnt make the White House You-
Tube channels cut of the speech,
and it didnt come up in debate.
But I think that it is important
nonetheless. So I will tell you that
after pivoting out of the word
America, the President rested
his hand on the back of Secretary
Clintons blue blazer for the brief
time it took them to climb the
steps to the colonnade.
More than a gesture of chivalry,
it was a signal of support that I was
reminded of when Obama stood
on the debate stage Tuesday night
and said, She works for me. That
wasnt a mere attempt to slip a
former rival back into her binder
sleeve; it was the strategic act of a
party standard-bearer.
As the possibility of Clinton
2016 hugs the horizon like a head-
band, the President sent a clear
message by keeping the blame
Hillary card in his inner pocket
(no doubt, to shred later).
I take responsibility, Clinton
told CNN earlier that day, refer-
ring to the consulate attack. Im
in charge of the State Departments
60,000-plus people all over the
world, 275 posts.
President Obama sacrificed an
immediate way out of a tricky is-
sue for his campaign. In return,
and for the long-term, he lessened
the possibility of blight on Hillary
Clintons foreign policy record.
Four years from now, Team Clin-
ton can revive the sound bite, She
works for me, in response to accu-
sations that the Secretary of State
botched Libya.
An act of strategy, but also a very
presidential actbecause nobody
knows as well as the president the
emotional burden that leadership
brings. Indeed, Obamas refusal
to let Clinton be solely account-
able for the loss of life in Libya was
forecast by that minute gesture in
the Rose Garden.
The fury in the presidents eyes
when he told Mitt Romney in de-
bate that the suggestion his ad-
ministration played politics and
misled the public in the wake of
attacks was offensive says it all.
You dont know, how could you
In the 2003 documentary, The
Fog of War, the late Secretary of
Defense Robert McNamara is
asked, When you talk about the
responsibility for something like
the Vietnam War, whose respon-
sibility is it? He answers, Its the
presidents responsibility.
The mandate to empathize,
and the effort it requires, is
something that Clinton,
Obama and McNamara
knowbut relatively few
others. Most of us will not be
in a position to experience an
equivalent weight of leadership
in our lifetime.
The epilogue of the film con-
tains another moment that tran-
scripts do not do justice. A reader
knows that McNamara is asked,
Do you feel in any way respon-
sible for the War? Do you feel
guilty?but only the viewer can
hear the weight in his voice when
he responds, I dont want to go
any further with this discussion.
Te Obama of 2012 is not the
Obama of 2008. In a lifetime spent
learning, I challenge anyone to say
that theyre not intellectually more
equipped than they were four years
ago. I am confdent that the President
has come to understand the weight
of leadership at a level previously un-
precedented in his experience.
Te mandate to empathize, and
the efort it requires, is something
that Clinton, Obama and McNama-
ra knowbut relatively few others.
Most of us will not be in a position
to experience an equivalent weight
of leadership in our lifetime.
Only thoughtful extrapolation
based on our own responsibilities
is a gateway to understanding the
sheer enormity of what a president
facesand which candidates are
up to the task.
I sit writing this column on the
fourth anniversary of a high school
classmates death. I was president
of my senior class, and I spent a lot
of time that fall wondering what it
means to be a good leader in a time
of grief.
More than an initiation into
adulthood, this reflection was
an initiation into my own mind.
College has further shaped my
opinions on deaththe apoliti-
caland on leadership, which is
both the root and bud of politics.
The more time that passes, the
better equipped I am to compre-
hend what it means to truncate
life at 17.
Then, I postponed a visit to
Bowdoin to attend the funeral.
Now, I find myself on campus
again a seniorand even stron-
ger in my belief that leadership is
about empathy and love.
Loss is something wed rather
not know.
When I watch the president
speak I watch with a whisper in my
ear, and a hand on my back at once
as ghostly and tangible as a teen-
agers glimmer of conviction.
Hillary Clinton works for
Obama, but Obama must work for
all of us.
When wrong, good leaders shoulder the blame
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In an op-ed published in the Amherst Student on Wednesday, An Account of
Sexual Assault at Amherst College, Angie Epifano, a former member of the Amherst
Class of 2014, bravely recounts how she was raped by a classmate as a frst year. Since
it was released, her account has sparked an outpouring of sympathy and outrage at the
administrations response, and has inspired others to come forward with similar stories.
Epifano writes that she felt unsafe on the small campus and did not tell anyone about
the assault. When she did seek help from the colleges sexual assault counselor, she was
asked whether the rape might have been just a bad hook up and was dissuaded from
pressing charges or initiating disciplinary proceedings. Months afer the assault, Epi-
fano confessed suicidal thoughts and was transported to emergency care. When she
returned to school, she was blocked from studying abroad or writing a senior thesis in
light of her unstable condition. Epifano withdrew from Amherst afer her sophomore
year, one year afer the assault.
One of the most disturbing aspects of Epifanos testimony is her characterization of
how administrators tried to whitewash her assault and subsequent withdrawal from
the college. Silence has the rusty taste of shame, she writes, condemning the schools
attempt to sweep sexual assaults under a rug, and noting how administrators failed to
provide her with a support system and instead insisted that Amherst is a safe place.
Since Wednesday, numerous NESCAC students and alumni have come forward
with their own accounts of sexual assault on their respective campuses. Online discus-
sion has highlighted a handful of similar incidents at Bowdoin, including the 2009 Suite
101 account of Megan Wyman 06 and a 2010 Center for Public Integrity article about a
sexual assault at Bowdoin in December 2007.
Released last week, Bowdoins 2012 Clery Report recorded seven forcible sexual as-
saults on campus last year, compared to 11 at Amherst, seven at Williams, six at Bates
and eight at Wesleyan. Assault ofen goes unreported; the Clery numbers are not an
absolute indicator of the incidence of sexual assault, but they do underscore one impor-
tant fact: sexual assault happens at Amherst, at schools like Amherst, and at Bowdoin
and more ofen than these numbers show.
Bowdoin is a uniquely vocal and active campus when it comes to this issue. Tanks
in large part to the eforts of Meadow Davis and the sexual misconduct resource team
made up of V-Space, Safe Space, and BMASVa wide variety of resources are readily
available to survivors. Last year, Safe Space found that about half of the groups sixty-
odd active members had helped a survivor on campus. Tis shows that while many
incidents go om cially unreported, these resources provide real support to students.
Yesterday, Amherst President Carolyn Biddy Martin responded in a statement
saying that No student should be discouraged from reporting ofenses or seeking re-
dress. She promised that Amherst would investigate the case and revise college policy.
It took the courage of one individual to speak up and force Amherst to respond. But
though administrative intervention may help the healing process for Epifano and other
students, it will not eradicate sexual misconduct. Improving safety at Amherst, and at
all NESCAC campuses, requires the efort of the entire community.
Tis Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., VDay will host the annual Take Back the Night event on
Bowdons Art Museum steps,a vigil occurring on college campuses around the nation
to raise awareness for sexual violence. Noteworthy on its own, this event merits special
consideration in light of these recent events.
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In the midst of bloody civil war, Syria requires more effective diplomacy
Friday marks the 83rd week since
the Syrian Civil War began, and nei-
ther side is anywhere close to victory.
In spite of overwhelming odds, the
Free Syrian Army (FSA) now oper-
ates in all but one of Syrias provinces.
It has gained power through a series of
bloody attacks; FSA forces are assumed
to be behind the murders of captives
and unarmed loyalists. And the Syrian
armed forces continue to relentlessly
attack rebel positions. Every day, new
reports and videos are released of air-
force strikes against villages and towns
that support the rebels, although both
sides are responsible for many civilian
Students have an obligation to express political opinions, no matter how diverse
Our parents had Vietnam. We
had Meatless Monday. Tey went on
strike, boycotting class to protest a
war. We wrote some snippy articles,
bought a Big Mac, and let Fox News
holla at us. Political engagement isnt
dead at Bowdoin, but its on life sup-
Before the Bowdoin Democrats
or Republicans for that matterget
all up in arms, yes, everyone got
your emails. And no, theyre not
really interested in phone banking,
canvassing, or purchasing the T-
shirts that your chosen state repre-
sentative is selling.
Tese acts of political support
involve minimal efort, yet the line
is hardly out the door. Norma cer-
tainly isnt impressed.
Sure, we watched the debates
and people posted Facebook sta-
tuses about them, but is that genu-
ine political engagement? Does
posting Romney binders full of
women memes on your profile
count as involvement?
What does it say about us as Bow-
doin students that no one is sure
whether or not we give a shit? Is this
some kind of moral failing?
Te answer is yes and no. My frst
instinct was to write a guilt-laden
article about how half-assed po-
litical support is a sign of privilege.
Tat only those who know their lives
are fundamentally insulated from
election outcomes can aford to hold
on to lukewarm feelings. I wanted
to say that we should be desperate to
fght for a cause, any cause. I wanted
to say that we should be leading the
charge on the worlds most pressing
issues, demanding change on things
like climate change and health care
reform. I wanted to criticize our
government for being able to ignore
two wars because no one can force
us to serve.
And maybe theres a little truth in
that. But I dont think thats the driv-
ing force behind Bowdoins politi-
cal malaise. If you talk to Bowdoin
students individually, they do have
strong beliefs. Tere are govern-
ment majors who can speak intelli-
gently about the benefts of univer-
sal health care, or the dangers of the
nanny state.
Tere are students writing twen-
ty-page papers on Americas tradi-
tion of divisive politics, populism,
and the nuances of the electoral Col-
lege. Tere are economics majors
who model the mathematical theory
behind social security, and English
majors who deconstruct each sen-
tence of campaign speeches. Heck,
many students even worked on po-
litical campaigns this past summer.
Te problem is that we have
learned the lessons of liberal eti-
quette and polite table manners too
well. At the heart of political action is
the pressing need to mobilize people
for a causeto create consensus and
form a majority. And Bowdoin stu-
dents just arent that interested in
changing their classmates minds.
We respect everyones right to have
an opinion so much that weve
stopped asking if they exist at all.
Its like our school is a never-ending
young-professionals cocktail party.
Stick to the safe subjects. Dont be
overbearing. Never disagree.
In theory, that should be fine. Ev-
eryone would think his or her own
thoughts and show up on voting day
to silently express themselves. In
practice, it is a terrible system.
When you stop debating, when
you stop having to defend your
beliefs to skeptics, your ideas at-
rophy. Steely convictions forged
in fire turn into flimsy cardboard
cutouts. Without dialogue, politi-
cal progress quickly mutates into
political stagnation.
Unfamiliar with opposing argu-
ments, shouting loudly becomes
the only way to make yourself
heard. Just look at the debates;
pundits always award bonus points
to the candidates interrupting the
most frequently and slinging one-
liners with the most zeal. More
disastrously, the political atten-
dance you took for grantedthat
everyone would at least fulfill his
civic duty and votebegins to
disappear. Activism and civic en-
gagement are communal activities;
when the community dissolves,
people tune out.
Our politicians kind of suck.
Theres no doubting that. Theyre
petty, and representative of only
the smallest slices of America. But
crappy politicians arent a good
enough reason for the lack of en-
thusiasm at Bowdoin.
No matter what our political
beliefs, we have a responsibility to
discuss these issues with our peers.
Its our job to seek out opposing
opinions. And when we disagree
with what we hearbecause thats
inevitablewe have to be pre-
pared to say something. You can
call it the opposite of dont ask
dont tell.
deaths. Since it began, the confict has
made refugees of over 300,000 people,
and has claimed the lives of nearly
Beyond Syria, the world has done
little to stop the bloodshed. Russia and
China have vetoed all resolutions pro-
posed to the UN Security Council; ef-
forts by the Arab League have been
similarly inefective, and eforts by UN
Special Envoy Kof Annan produced
only feeting results. On this side of the
Atlantic, in spite of calls from several
senators to arm the FSA, the U.S. gov-
ernment has adopted a policy of non-
Unlike many, I argue there is merit
in taking this stance; it acknowledges
that America and the West cannot be
the worlds policemen. It concedes that
our dogma and hegemony shouldnt be
the law of the land, and it shows that the
U.S. cannot solve all the worlds prob-
lems. Is it even our place to do so?
Te people of Syria have to work out
their own future, said Ed Knox, former
CIA analyst and Middle East scholar.
Knox argues that the current situation
springs from constant meddling by out-
siders in the regions afairs. History,
he says, helps us better understand the
Modern Syria was established in
the afermath of the First World War
and was placed under trusteeship of
France to prepare the country for full
independence. French administration
of the country was farcical; the people
were organized to favor the French
position and, though the government
during this time was nominally Franco-
Muslim, all power lay with the French
So, when full independence fnally
came to Syria in 1946 afer two decades
of foreign control, the country was
acutely unprepared for the task. Te
frst 25 years following independence
To support one side is to
ignore and be complicit in
the atrocities that it commits.
To support neither is to allow
the senseless killing that is
taking place during this
stalemate to go on.
were chaotic and violent, with coup
after coup until 1971, when Hafez
Assadfather of current President
Bashar al-Assadstaged a success-
ful takeover and became the effec-
tive dictator.
His repressive regime was challenged
in 1973 by a rebellion which claimed
30,000 lives. When Bashar al-Assad
took om ce, there were great hopes that
he would be a reformer who would
turn Syria down the right path. At frst
this hope seemed within reach; but the
current situation demonstrates how
misguided that hope was. So what does
this history reveal to us? It underscores
that the conditions in Syria are far more
complex than we might imagine.
In the simple world of mass media,
we are presented with the false dichoto-
my of a fght between Good (the FSA)
and Evil (al-Assad). Te media tell
us that the Westindeed the world
should support the FSA, that it stands
for democracy and freedom. Tis posi-
tion fails to account for the millions of
Syrians who still support the regime
and are feeing towns that the FSA sup-
posedly liberates, not out of fear of the
government, but out of fear of the FSA.
A correspondent for National Public
Radio found a town near the border in
which 80 percent of the local populace,
many of them supporters of the govern-
ment, fed when the FSA arrived.
The Syrian Armed Forces con-
tinue to shell, bomb and otherwise
raze countless settlements to the
ground. It is these same forces who
torture and maim people they be-
lieve are enemies of the state.
Again, things are not as simple as
they seem. According to Knox, the
complexity of Syria means, getting
involved would be far worse than
Iraq. [The West] shouldnt go in
and screw things up.
Neither side can claim the moral
high ground, and herein lies the par-
adox of this confict. To support one
side is to ignore and be complicit in
the atrocities that it commits. To sup-
port neither is to allow the senseless
killing that is taking place during this
stalemate to go on. It leaves the rest
of the world with only one option,
which has failed so far: diplomacy.
Yet it shall have to be by negotiations
that this war comes to an end. If it is
concluded by violence, that will only
beget an equally violent counter-
Syria needs peace through words,
not blood. Otherwise, the spiral of
destruction will never cease.
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Take Back the Night!
V-day will host a discussion and silent walk around cam-
pus to raise awareness about sexual violence, domestic
violence and assault at this annual event.
Bowdoin Museum of Art Steps. 7:30 p.m.
Homecoming Concert
The performance will feature the Bowdoin Chamber Choir,
directed by Robert K. Greenlee, and the Bowdoin Chorus
directed by Anthony Antolini.
The Chapel. 2 p.m.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
In the second night of its Wes Anderson double-header,
the Bowdoin Film Society will screen the 2004 dramedy
about one oceanographers quest for revenge on the shark
that ate a member of his crew.
Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall. 7 p.m.
Meddiebempsters 75th Reunion Concert
The performance will celebrate the 75th anniversary of
Bowdoins oldest a cappella group. The concert will
showcase 80 past and present members of the ensemble.
Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. 8 p.m.
At eBoards fall concert, the DJ and producer will play dub-
step, hip hop and rap sets. Bowdoins D Jay J will open.
Morrell Lounge, Smith Union. 10 p.m.
Radioactive Heritage: The Legacy of
The Government Department will host Nicholas
Hryhorczuk, professor at University of Illinois, who will
discuss the 1986 nuclear reactor accident and the process
of reviving the local economy through disaster tourism.
Shannon Room, Hubbard Hall. 7 p.m.
Energy and Sustainability
An alumni panel will discuss opportunities for students
interested in environmental careers.
Quinby House. 7:30 p.m.
Marriage Equality Speaker
Mary Bonauto, civil rights leader of Gay & Lesbian Advocates
& Defenders (GLAD) will discuss eorts to legalize gay mar-
riage in Connecticut and Massachussetts. She is currently
working to challenge the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
Kresge Auditorium, Smith Auditorium. 7:30 p.m.
Leadership and Entrepreneurship in a
Rapidly Changing World
Karen Gordon Mills, administrator of the Small
Business Administration and a member of the
President Obamas cabinet, will address the signicance
of small businesses for long-term economic growth.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 12:30 p.m.
The Bowdoin Film Society will screen Wes Andersons
1998 comedy about an ambitious, compulsively
dissembling high school student and the love triangle
between him, his school teacher and a business tycoon.
Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall. 7 p.m.
Ice Core Insights into Past Atmospheric
Oxidant Chemistry
Eric Sofen 07 will discuss how records of ice cores show
the evolution of industrial activity.
Room 313, Searles Science Building. 2:30 p.m.
Phil Soule 5K
The Athletic Department will host the seventh annual
5K run around the cross crountry course, in honor of the
legendary football coach Phil Soule.
Farley Field House. 11 a.m.
Protestant Chapel Service
The Chapel. 7 p.m.
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Dirty Nasty Politics in Early America
Yale University history professor Joanne Freeman will
discuss antebellum sectionalism, developing democracy,
and the remnants of the Civil War in American politics.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7:30 p.m.
Early Voting Program
Mainers for Marriage Equality will have shuttle bus service
to the Brunswick Town Hall for students looking to cast
their ballots early this election season.
Smith Union. 8:30 a.m.
Civic Education: What, Where, How?
Renowned educator and historian Ellen Condlie Lagemann
will deliver the Brodie Lecture about the problems and
practices of teaching and learning.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7 p.m.
End of
We Never See
Anything Clearly
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