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The Nation’s Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly Friday, October 19, 2018 Volume 148, Number 6

Town council
candidates find
common ground
velopment Authority (MRRA),
by James Callahan the Village Review Board
Orient Staff
and the Zoning Board of Ap-
Sande Updegraph and Dan peals. She is currently on the
Ankeles are two candidates Planning Board, which meets
approaching an at-large Town twice each month to discuss
Council seat in Brunswick— planning and development
the town’s only contested proposals. Additionally, she is
election at the local level this the former Executive Director
November. of both the Freeport Chamber
Despite their differing prior of Commerce and the Free-
experiences, the two have sim- port Economic Development
ilar opinions on several politi- Corporation. For 25 years, she
cal issues. worked in hotel management.
Both candidates large- She has lived in town for 17
ly agree on what Brunswick years with her husband and
needs: direct property tax re- has three sons and one grand-
lief for seniors, commitment daughter.
to the local school system, During his time as a legis- PJ SEELERT, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
economic development and lative aide in the Maine House FALL FESTIVAL: Student musicians performed at an outdoor concert on the front porch of Baxter House on Sunday. Students and community members
better long-term planning that Democratic Office, Ankeles watched from the grass while enjoying apple cider and donuts. Baxter residents collaborated with the Bowdoin Music Collective to organize the event.
spaces out large capital im- helped pass legislation pro-
provement projects. tecting same-day voter regis-

In run for governor, Hayes ’80

The difference between the tration, as well as legislation
two candidates is, in large part, to fight predatory creditor
one of background. tactics. As a former delegate
At 37, Ankeles would be for Bernie Sanders at the 2016

fights against partisanship

the youngest member of the Maine Democratic Conven-
town council if elected. He tion, his progressive creden-
currently works in Augusta as tials are a major part of his
a legislative aide for the House identity.
Democrats and has a wealth “I think it’s important to
of experience in state govern- elect progressives up and down In April 2017, Hayes was “Many times our challenges College from a coworker at
ment. At the local level, he the ticket because that’s how by Jessica Piper the first candidate to file to are not partisan,” Hayes said. McDonald’s, so she applied
Orient Staff
has served on the Recreation we plant the seeds to build the run for governor of Maine. “And our solutions shouldn’t anyway and was admitted.
Commission for five years and world we want to see,” he said. Terry Hayes ’80 says she As a candidate without a par- be either.” She was glad to stay in Maine
the Rivers and Coastal Waters Although she did volunteer never planned on running for ty affiliation, she is polling Born in Portland, Hayes for college, she said, although
Commission for two years. He with the Hillary Clinton cam- office. The first time she did, around 10 percent, according graduated from Catherine Brunswick still felt far away.
has lived in town since 2011 paign in 2016, Updegraph’s she lost, only to rebound and to the most recent numbers. McAuley High School, an “I did not have a car. So it
with his wife and their two experience has primarily win six races over the follow- After term-limited gov- all-girls Catholic school. The didn’t really matter that it was
young daughters. been in nonpartisan roles. ing decade. After eight years ernor Paul LePage won with nuns there, she recalled, were only a half hour from Port-
Updegraph, 73, has exten- For example, as a trustee with in the Maine House of Repre- less than 50 percent of the less than encouraging about land,” she said.
sive experience in local and MRRA, she helped oversee the sentatives and nearly four as vote in 2010 and 2014, some her desire to attend the then Hayes majored in govern-
regional economic planning: redevelopment of the former the State Treasurer, she has have worries that Hayes could predominantly male and ment and minored in edu-
she has served on the Bridge Brunswick Naval Air Station identified partisan bickering play a spoiler. But she’s more Protestant Bowdoin. cation. She formed valuable
Design Advisory Committee, as the central cause of the focused on spreading her Hayes, however, liked
the Midcoast Regional Rede- Please see TOWN SEAT, page 3 state’s problems. message. what she had heard about the Please see HAYES, page 3

What you didn’t know: BQSA launches Swastika etched on

queer history poster campaign desk draws contempt
really a disconnect between the historical figures, BQSA offi- row wore normal clothing—the Reed said it’s unclear when
by Aura Carlson current generation and all our cer Unietis noted the ability to rest of the audience wore yellow by Jessica Piper or by whom the graffiti was
Staff Writer Orient Staff
history.” relate to queer people living as shirts as a manner of protesting drawn. In some cases, the
As part of OUTtober, Bow- Gathered in Druckenmill- long ago as the fifteenth century. Heath’s agenda. In an email to the campus Office of Safety and Secu-
doin Queer Straight Alliance er Hall on Monday evening, “I think it’s important for Keeping the tradition alive, community on Tuesday, Presi- rity uses surveillance video
(BQSA) launched a new poster several members of BQSA people to see that being queer BQSA has transitioned to mak- dent Clayton Rose announced footage or card swipe data to
initiative: “Queer History You chose queer historical figures isn’t a new thing,” Unietis said. ing yellow shirts for members that a swastika, drawn on a identify people of interest, but
Didn’t Know and History You to research from a long list that “Some people think it’s a fad. of the College community. The carrel and accompanied by the lack of a timeframe and
Didn’t Know was Queer.” The included Michelangelo, Sally But it’s existed since forever.” current shirts say “Respect All the phrase “Heil Hitler,” has the location of the carrel—on
idea arose out of a discussion Ride and Virginia Woolf. With In addition to the new his- genders. All sexualities.” This been deemed a bias incident. the sixth floor of the Hubbard
among BQSA members about this research, BQSA members tory archives, BQSA will once year, BQSA will be tabling in It is the third time the Nazi Hall Stacks—rendered both of
how many people, including created posters that will be again be hosting Yellow Shirt Smith Union with $5 yellow symbol has been found on these approaches unhelpful.
members of the LGBTQ com- hung around campus to spread Day, but with some changes shirts from Monday through Bowdoin’s campus since ear- Reed noted that graffiti
munity, lack an understanding awareness during OUTtober. from previous years. The event Wednesday. ly 2017 and comes amidst an had likely been seen by others
of queer history. Having gained significant began in 2005 when the College However, while the tradition uptick in white nationalist before the report was filed, as
“We don’t really know our insight through their research, Republicans brought homopho- of wearing the shirts has contin- imagery at colleges and uni- a nearby scribble read “F---
history because a lot of it’s BQSA members want to illumi- bic speaker Michael Heath— ued, the discussions regarding versities across the nation. you,” with an arrow pointed at
been erased,” said BQSA officer nate queer history not only on who wanted to overturn Maine’s their content has noticeably The incident was first re- the swastika.
Pauline Unietis ’20. “We lost a campus but also within the local sexual orientation anti-discrim- faded. ported on September 28, but The Bias Incident Group
whole generation of gay men community. ination law—to Bowdoin. Only Senior Vice President for In-
to the AIDS crisis and so there’s After reading the list of gay the 10 to 20 people in the front Please see BQSA, page 4 clusion and Diversity Michael Please see GRAFFITI, page 5

Political organizations on and around Alanna Morrison ’20 will debut her first Two longtime friends will open Brunswick’s Bowdoin wins prestigious Marine Corp Nate DeMoranville ’19 contemplates roles
campus reach out to students. Page 4. album, “Oh Boy.” Page 6. third brewery next Saturday. Page 9. Commandant Trophy. Page 10. in the racial divide on campus. Page 13.
2 Friday, October 19, 2018

Thursday, October 12
10/12 to 10/18
• A student complaining of flu-like symptoms was
What food do people hate that you love?
• Three students took responsibility for participating escorted to Mid Coast Hospital.
in offensive graffiti on chalkboards throughout Win-
throp Hall. Tuesday, October 16
• A student took responsibility for accidentally dam- • Two College-owned “No Alcohol Beyond This Nelson Andrade-Pacheco ’20
aging a wall at 52 Harpswell. Point” wooden signs were discovered inside a room

Friday, October 13
in Moore Hall. Two students took responsibility for
walking off with the signs. Soggy cereal.
• Four students took responsibility for hosting an un- • A wind gust blew open and shattered a window in
registered event at Stowe Hall. Helmreich House.
• A minor student was cited for possession of a cup
containing hard alcohol outside of Coleman Hall. Wednesday, October 17
• A student was cited for hosting an unregistered • Three local men were identified as the suspects
event where hard alcohol in the June 24 theft of a
was served at Coleman Hall. sledgehammer from Me-
Firas Abboud ’22
• A student was cited for morial Hall, which was
failure to comply when he
returned to a concert at
then used to smash a win-
dow at Howard Hall. The
Watermlon with feta.
Morrell Gym after being in- men have admitted their
structed by a security officer involvement. They will
to leave the premises. pay restitution and will be
barred from campus for
Saturday, October 14 one year.
• An officer checked on the • A transient was issued

wellbeing of an intoxicat- a trespass warning after

ed minor who was sick in exhibiting erratic behavior Darius Riley ’19
Thorne Hall. at Hawthorne-Longfellow
• A Coleman Hall student
was cited for smoking mar-
• A College employee re- Grilled cheese dipped in honey.
ijuana in the residence hall. ported being stalked by
• A student reporting
symptoms of disorientation
a man on campus in the
neighborhood near cam-
Shout out to Maurice Asare for
and confusion was trans-
ported to Mid Coast Hospital.
pus. A suspect has been
identified and the matter is under investigation.
putting me on.
• A student requested that an officer check on the • A student walking near the intersection of College
well-being of a fellow student. Street and Harpswell Road reported that a passenger
• A student took responsibility for maliciously pull- in a passing vehicle yelled profanity at the student. Reed Foster ’21
ing a fire alarm at Winthrop Hall that resulted in a The student was able to obtain a vehicle description
building evacuation.
• A student with a rugby-related leg injury requested
and plate number. The information was passed on to
the Brunswick police.
I’m pretty mainstream with my
an escort to Mid Coast Hospital.
Thursday , October 18
food choices, I think.
Sunday, October 15 • A student reported excessive noise coming from
• An officer checked on the well-being of an intoxi- Stowe Hall. The noise had subsided by the time an
cated student at Thorne Hall. officer arrived.


Across 66. Dairy product

68. Giving one’s view
1. Neighboring keys on a keyboard 69. End piece of a musical piece
4. Sinister smile 70. ___, ___ and away!
8. Next planet in
*12. The first state
13. But, in Latin
14. Neighboring state (Abbr.)
15. ___ Lingus 1. Unshakable
16. Old farm song vowels 2. Simmer angrily
17. Necessity for a BOC member 3. 100 cent amt.
19. Where you might find a BOC 4. Most delightful
member (Abbr.) 5. Many a Bowdoin student
*20. The second state 6. Writer of satire
22. Popular scary TV show with a new 7. Email response (Abbr.)
season this fall 8. Smooth fabric
24. Broken tile? 9. Poe’s first name
25. Giga- times 1,000 10. College, in Britain (with an extra
*26. The third state “n”)
29. Speedometer letters 11. Sword case
31. Plural ending for her? 13. Pork preservative
32. Flat, colloquially? 17. Cornell’s state
35. Main artery 18. Dental abbr.
*37. The fourth state 21. Killed
41. One of a haiku’s three 23. Falling head over heels (for)
42. Foreigner’s opposite 27. City in southwest Spain, known for
44. Thou, updated its sherry
*45. The third-last state 28. Jellystone’s bear
47. Celtics’ star Kyrie 30. Protein particle thought to cause
49. Barbie’s counterpart certain brain and nervous system
50. Room in the hospital diseases 40. A possible nickname for me 52. Chinese monetary unit 59. Pronto!
51. Out there 33. Indian goddess 41. George or Placid 53. Destroy 61. Seven, to Caesar
53. BBQ slab unit 34. Salem’s state 43. Battery type 54. Springfield’s state 63. Santa’s favorite word
*55. The second-last state 35. Was shown on TV 46. Tulsa’s state (Abbr.) 55. Jason sailed aboard it 64. Test in May
60. It’s dangling in your throat 36. ___ Arbor, MI 48. Medication nicknamed “blue 56. Second L of LOL 65. Sheboygan’s state
62. Sweater-wearing Mister 38. “___ the ramparts we ...” diamond” 57. Word that follows “Ready” 67. Soap set in Orange County (The
*63. The last state 39. Global Youth Initiative (Abbr.) 50. Amazon competitor 58. Monetary unit of Denmark (Abbr.) ______)
Friday, October 19, 2018 NEWS 3



Wednesday night’s BSG meeting focused on the recent bias inci-
dent report released by President Clayton Rose and included a discus-
sion on cultural appropriation centered around Halloween costumes.
In discussing the Bias Incident Group’s report on the swastika
found in the Hubbard Hall stacks, Senior Class President Henry Bre-
dar explained his frustration with the lack of closure after such inci-
dents are reported.
“I feel like in the past we get these emails about bias incidents oc-
curring, and then we hear nothing about the fallout, whether they
know who did it, what the punishment was, what we’re doing to en-
sure it isn’t happening again,” said Bredar.
The Assembly then discussed cultural appropriation reflected in of-
fensive Halloween costumes and themed parties. BSG President Mo-
hamed Nur ’19 reminded the Assembly of the role that previous BSG
members had in incidents of cultural appropriation. In the spring of
2016, two BSG members faced impeachment articles after participat-
ing in what became known as the “tequila” party, although the articles
were ultimately dropped.
“I want to adamantly declare, no one on this Assembly should cul-
turally appropriate,” said Nur.
The discussion then turned to the role of Entertainment Hosts
(E-Hosts) in confronting individuals with offensive costumes and
questions about whether those individuals should be admitted into EZRA SUNSHINE, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
College Houses. Tessa DeFranco ’21, one of the programming chairs PARTISAN-FREE PLATFORM: Terry Hayes ’80, a candidate in Maine’s gubernatorial race, is choosing to run independently from any political party. Having
for MacMillan House, explained that her house had discussed how to served in the legislature for eight years and as State Treasurer for four, she is firm in her belief that partisanship is a harmful force in Maine politics.
prepare for such situations.
“We’re going to talk to our E-Hosts beforehand about how to han-
dle a situation like that,” DeFranco said.
HAYES challenged Hanley and won Use Planning in the Unorga- can challenges or Demo-
by a margin of just 15 votes. nized Territory,” passed in cratic challenges,” she said.
She was worried she was un- May of 2012. “They’re Maine’s challenges.
relationships with faculty and derprepared to assume state “We ended up with a good And if that doesn’t mean we
ADMISSIONS OFFICE INTRODUCES staff, including former Direc- office, but it turned out she outcome that ended up being always agree, it just means we
VIDEO SUPPLEMENT FOR tor of Financial Aid Walter didn’t have to be.
Moulton and Paul Hazelton,
bipartisan. And to me that come at them focused on the
“Women have a tendency was probably the best thing,” problem, not focused on each
CLASS OF 2023 APPLICANTS a longtime education profes- not to pursue a job until they Hayes said. other.”
sor at Bowdoin. She also sat feel like they have 100 percent She was re-elected to her Hayes may have an aver-
Bowdoin now offers applicants to the College the option of re- on the Student Activities Fee of the qualifications. Men get fourth term in 2012 but found sion to partisanship, but it
cording a short video response as a supplement to their applica- Committee, which was re- over 50 and they say, ‘Well herself growing disillusioned hasn’t protected her from
tions. The video response option, last year offered only to interna- sponsible for delegating the hell, let’s go for it,’” she said. with the Democratic party. partisan attacks.
tional applicants, is now available to all high school students. money collected through stu- “I think that I was concerned “The party was really fo- An ad released by the
“We are really excited to try it and recognize that it’s an exper- dents’ activity fees. that I wouldn’t know enough. cused on perpetuating itself Maine Republican Party last
iment for us on the admissions side,” said Dean of Admissions In retrospect, it seems like You know, that I hadn’t been and not necessarily on solv- week attacked both Mills and
Whitney Soule. “We hope that it serves as a way for students to a precursor to her stint as paying attention. I was raising ing challenges,” she said. Hayes, saying the latter “sup-
feel that they have something to give to us that doesn’t require State Treasurer, but Hayes my kids, being on the school “The election in 2012 was ports universal healthcare”
preparation and polish on their side … and allows them to have insists she wasn’t thinking board, running my business, brutal. The Republicans were and “far-left environmental
fun answering a question that doesn’t take a lot of time.” about a career in politics at and it turns out that what- trying to hold onto the ma- policies”—claims that her
Applicants who choose to film a video response will get a the time. ever I had been doing before jorities in the House and the campaign decried as false.
prompt from a prompt bank, after which they will have one minute She participated in the oc- was more than adequate to Senate, and the Democrats Polling for the race is
to think about their answer. Video responses are limited to two casional campus protest—“it prepare me, but it took me a were trying to earn them scarce. A poll by Suffolk Uni-
minutes each. Applicants who don’t like their first take can delete wasn’t the sixties; we just while to figure that out.” back. And from my vantage versity in early August had
that one and try again. If they don’t like this second take, they can wanted to have been here in She was re-elected to the point, I don’t think that ei- Mills and Republican candi-
decide not to submit at all. the sixties,” she said—and Maine House three times, in ther party has stopped cam- date Shawn Moody tied with
Currently, the Office of Admissions is unsure how many stu- hoped to attend law school af- 2008, 2010 and 2012. paigning since that season.” 39 percent of the vote share
dents will submit videos, and they do not have any specific ex- ter graduation. But with over Her greatest legislative ac- After Democrats won each, with Hayes coming
pectations or targets. The video response is simply meant to be an $9,000 of debt (or $28,000 to- complishment, she said, came a House majority in 2012, in a distant third with four
optional supplement that will allow students to show a less formal day), she decided to get a job in 2011. The previous elec- Hayes ran for Speaker. She percent. Businessman Alan
side of themselves. instead. She worked as a mid- toral year had been a strong lost, however, to Mark Eves. Caron polled at three percent.
dle school teacher in Oak- one for Republicans, and they (Coincidentally, Eves also ran A second poll, commis-
land, Maine and then moved controlled both houses of the for governor this year but lost sioned by the Hayes campaign
TOWN SEAT Like Ankeles, Updegraph up to the high school, where Maine legislature as well as to Janet Mills in the Demo- and conducted by Slingshot
believes that the town needs to she taught civics. the governorship, which was cratic primary.) Strategies at the end of Sep-
maintain a diversified housing She got married and moved occupied by the newly-elect- Hayes was term-limited, so tember, found Mills leading
into the innovative business stock. again, first to Lewiston and ed Paul LePage. she couldn’t run for her House Moody 41-31, while Hayes’s
hub it is today. “We want to develop and then to Buckfield, Maine. She One issue in the legisla- seat again in 2014. That year, vote share had climbed to 10
“The big thing I took away encourage more affordable never went to law school, al- ture that year was reforming she supported independent percent. That poll also asked
from that was the value of new housing—not low income but though she did earn her MBA the system of governance for candidate Eliot Cutler for likely voters about how their
business and expanding busi- mid-range housing for people from Thomas College in 2014. Maine’s more than 10 mil- governor. Cutler won 8.4 per- preferences would change
ness,” she said. that can afford to pay rents or “I had a husband to put lion acres of unorganized cent of the vote, while LePage if ranked-choice voting was
As for the future, Ankeles buy houses but not $500,000 through school and then territory. A committee was was re-elected with 48.2 per- used for the gubernatorial
outlined a vision of Brunswick houses,” she said. three children. Then in was appointed by LePage, Senate cent, beating out both Cutler election. Fifty-one percent of
in which affordability is para- Each candidate had only my turn,” she said. President Kevin L. Raye and and Democrat Mike Michaud. respondents listed Hayes as
mount. kind words to say about the In Buckfield, Hayes served Speaker of the House Robert After the election, Hayes their second choice.
“I would like us to have other. Both have spent most on the school board for 13 Nutting to address the issue, unenrolled from the Demo- Ranked choice voting,
withstood the Portland hous- of the campaign knocking on years. Still, she says she but some Democrats weren’t cratic Party. In December, she though, isn’t in play for this
ing crunch. I would like us to doors and talking to Bruns- wasn’t planning to pursue happy, Hayes explained, be- challenged incumbent Neria year’s gubernatorial election.
have not become Cape Eliz- wick residents. higher office until her retir- cause all 13 members were Douglass for State Treasur- And while some Democrats
abeth which is almost exclu- “Dan and I both will tell you ing state representative Rosi- Republicans. er—a position elected by the have expressed concerns that
sively well-to-do folks. I would that we’ve learned more about ta Gagne asked her to run for Hayes, who was assistant legislature. She won and then Hayes could play the role of
really like for us to be a town the town than we ever would the open seat. minority leader at the time, was re-elected to the office in a spoiler, she says the bigger
where everyone can live here,” have had it been a slide into She ran as a Democrat for felt differently. 2016. danger is electing another
he said. office,” Updegraph said. Gagne’s seat, but lost to Re- “I tried to persuade my The following spring, she partisan to the Blaine House.
publican Bruce Hanley. caucus that all of their meet- filed to run for governor. Her “Right now, the bulk of
“Losing sucks by the way, ings were going to be public,” inspiration, she said, was her what gets passed is passed by
being a technical term,” Hayes she said. “We didn’t have to be frustration with the “pendu- the dominant party, which

Subscribe said. “[But] we live in a rep- at the table … we just had to lum politics” and partisan means that it’s likely to change
resentative democracy, right? show up.” gridlock that have dominated when the dominance chang-

your parents If there’s only one name on So she attended the com- Maine’s political landscape in es,” she said. “The cost of gov-
the ballot, you might as well mittee’s six public meetings, recent years. ernment doesn’t go down, but

to our email be in the Soviet Union … So and when its report came “I see the potential for the meaningful outcomes are
being a loser in a representa- before the legislature in 2012, where we could take Maine, diminished significantly …

newsletter. tive democracy is no source she could attest to its “thor- if we could realize that we’re I believe, if we elect another
of shame.” oughness.” The legislative re- all on the same team, that partisan, we lock this in for
In 2006, however, she sult, “An Act To Reform Land challenges aren’t Republi- Maine.”
4 NEWS Friday, October 19, 2018

Organizers direct student attention to Maine elections

by Kate Lusignan
Orient Staff
As midterm season ap-
proaches and lawn signs ap-
pear, political organizations at
Bowdoin have been bringing
local candidates to campus
to discuss Maine politics.
The Bowdoin Republicans,
the Maine Democratic Party
(MDP) and Bowdoin Demo-
crats are encouraging student
involvement in Maine politics
due to the potential impact
student votes could have on
the contentious gubernatorial
Last Sunday, Republican
Candidate Mark Holbrook, a
Brunswick resident hoping to
win the seat in the U.S. House
representing Maine’s First
Congressional District, attend-
ed a meeting with the College
Republicans. Fifteen students
attended the informal event
and asked questions about Hol-
brook’s platform.
Students working for MDP
organized “Caffeine with
Candidates,” a panel held at
Quinby House on Tuesday in
which four local politicians, all
of whom are Democrats, dis-
cussed politics in Brunswick.
The panel was comprised of
tives Mattie Daughtry (district
LOCAL LEADERS: (left to right): Maine Senator Brownie Carson ’72 and Maine Representatives Jay McCreight and Ralph Tucker discuss Brunswick politics at “Caffeine with Candidates.”
49), Ralph Tucker (district 50)
and Jay McCreight (district fluential effect on November 6. to educating students about states to college. These issues could impact Bowdoin stu- state, Virginia] is how excit-
51), as well as State Senator “It is going to be young peo- Maine candidates and issues affect students as well,” said dents, especially if you are ed the candidates in Maine
Brownie Carson ’72. All four ple who are going to change the on the ballot. This year, MDP— leader of the Bowdoin Dem- a freshman or sophomore are to come to Bowdoin’s
are up for reelection. outcomes of this election. [The which typically only hires co- ocrats Katherine Henneberger and have several more years campus,” said leader of the
On Wednesday, Zak Ringel- millennials] are going to be- ordinators for counties—hired ’20. “We are not immune to on campus,” Daughtry said. Bowdoin Democrats Juliet
stein, a Democrat campaign- come the biggest voting block, Nell Fitzgerald ’19 as a cam- the politics of Brunswick and “You’re helping vote in an ad- Halvorson-Taylor ’21. “[Their
ing to unseat incumbent U.S. but our power will be shown if pus organizer for Bowdoin. the politics of Maine. Health- ministration that can oversee excitement] has made it seem
Senator Angus King (I-Maine) and only if we vote,” said Rin- This new position emphasizes care decisions affect us in this your voting rights for the next like Maine’s politics is more
in the U.S. House of Represen- gelstein. MDP’s recognition that young state.” few years. It is a very important personal.”
tatives, attended the Bowdoin At the conclusion of these voters, specifically at Bowdoin, The confirmation of Brett time for Maine politics.” Personalized campaigning
Democrats meeting. events, candidates urged stu- have the potential to swing this Kavanaugh as a U.S. Supreme In local elections, every vote is a statewide phenomenon for
Ringelstein discussed the dents to help candidates’ cam- election. Court Justice and the current counts. In the past, some Maine the local, national and guber-
importance of young voters in paigns by canvassing, phone MDP and on-campus polit- political climate have led to an House and Senate seats have natorial elections. Candidates
this year’s election. Although banking and participating in ical organizations are encour- increase in political activity on been determined by a margin at Tuesday’s panel found that
90 percent of Bowdoin stu- Get Out the Vote, or increased aging students to register in- campus. Students at each event of just 25 votes—around the listening and interacting with
dents are not originally from, action during the week leading state. Reasons for registering seemed to have a deeper of same number of students in voters have yielded a more pos-
candidates are not dissuaded up to the election. Organizers in Maine instead of students’ understanding of Maine’s races attendance at Tuesday’s panel. itive reception.
from engaging with students cite the ease and importance of home states range from having for positions in the U.S. House Students were receptive “[Voters] want to know,
about politics; rather, because getting involved. a less-competitive home dis- and Senate. However, local to the candidates at all three ‘who is this person’? It’s just
Maine allows students to reg- Due to the influence college trict to the importance of the candidates believe that stu- events. This may be due to the not a name on the ballot,” Mc-
ister through their college students may have, off-campus Maine gubernatorial race. dents should have just as much accessibility and friendliness of Creight said.
address, candidates believe organizations such as MDP are “We have this ability to investment in the gubernatori- all the candidates. Editor’s note: Nell Fitzger-
that reaching young, potential devoting a component of their shift things that other students al as the local elections. “One thing that is different ald ’19 is a member of Orient
student voters will have an in- midterm campaign strategy don’t that go away to different “[The gubernatorial] race in Maine [than in her home Staff.

BQSA These group discussions will

be another new element to the
team hopes to “provide an op-
portunity for people to get their
event. foot in the door, or at least go to

“I’m subscribing to the

“As it became a habit, people BQSA officer Rowan Etzel an event if they think it sounds
stopped really talking about it, ’19 said attendees will learn cool and maybe decide, if they
so we are trying to bring that “what people can actively do want, to get more involved in
back,” said BQSA officer Ari to be better allies to the queer the queer community.”

Mehrberg ’20. community, from knowing the Because people have differing
To reignite the faded con- words to use to how to inter- labels and varying degrees of
versations at Bowdoin, BQSA vene in potentially hurtful con- certainty about their identities,
is holding a campus discussion versations.” Mehrberg sees dialogue as key.
regarding Yellow Shirt Day and With respect to allyship and “I think by talking about it,

“Hi, subscribing to the

allyship on Tuesday in Daggett respect, Mehrberg said the dis- we can kind of help eliminate
Lounge. cussion will help the Bowdoin some of that tension and make
Mehrberg explained that community in “fleshing out spaces where everyone can feel

Orient, I’m dad.”

initial programming did not together what that means in a welcome, and everyone can feel
have space built in to educate way that will hopefully be pro- like they’re not either feeling
the people receiving the shirts. ductive.” pressured to be quiet about their
Distributors were not able to This year’s OUTtober speak- identity or feeling pressured to
incite conversation about what er, who will be on campus next kind of know their identity and
the shirts represented, what it Wednesday, is Kavi Ade, a black label themselves,” they said.
means to respect all genders gender non-conforming poet. Still, queer history can be for
and sexualities or about what
students can do to be allies.
“They are going to perform
poetry about gender, sexuality,
everyone, regardless of identity.
“The goal is to have as many parents, subscribe today.
On Yellow Shirt Day, people race or intersection and it’s go- people as possible attend, and
will be able to talk in smaller ing to be great, so I am really inspire an atmosphere of learn-
groups and to think together excited about that,” Unietis said. ing, shared experience and
about what community mem- With OUTtober falling so dialogue, regardless of each
bers can do to support one an- early in the academic year, Meh- person's queer identity or lack
other and the queer community. rberg said that the BQSA officer thereof,” Etzel said.
Friday, October 19, 2018 NEWS 5

Anti-Semitic incidents on U.S. college campuses by semester
(BIG), which includes stu-
dents, staff and faculty, con-
vened on October 10 to dis- 90 86
cuss the issue. In its report,
which Rose released to the
community on Tuesday, the 80
group critiqued individuals
who saw the swastika but did
not report it.
70 66
Number of Incidents

“We are grateful to the stu-

dent who reported the most 60
recent incident, but we are
also concerned that others
may have seen this vile scrawl 50
and chose to either ignore it
or to react simply by adding
their own graffiti,” the group 40 35
Reed was quick to empha-
size the seriousness of the 30
swastika’s history.
“That is a symbol of hatred,
bigotry, annihilation, racism,
20 17
and it’s directed at religious
groups, cultural groups, peo- 10
ple that are mentally and
physically disabled. It’s a sym-
bol of hatred,” he said. 0
In September 2017, House-
keeping staff found a swastika Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Fall 2018*
and homophobic language
scrawled on whiteboards in Semester
the Visual Arts Center. In
January of that year, a student CHARTING HATE: The number of anti-Semitic bias incidents that included the use of a swastika or other expressions of genocidal intent toward Jewish people on college campuses across the U.S.
reported a swastika as well as
spiked in the spring of 2017, but has trended downward since. The asterisk indicates that the 13 incidents reported this fall represent data from a partial semester.
the number “666” stomped
into the snow. Both of those should be concerned about He added that, in a case The three swastika inci- documented 152 incidents in swastika imagery appear-
instances were also deemed the attitudes and dispositions where an act of bias posed dents at Bowdoin in the last 2017, up from 110 the pre- ing at either Bates or Colby
bias incidents. that might lead someone to an immediate threat to the 20 months follow a trend of vious year and 41 in 2015. since 2015. The University
Reed, who came to Bow- draw it. community, students and anti-Jewish graffiti on college The Anti-Defamation League of Maine was one of several
doin in March of this year, “What is it that people feel staff would be notified more campuses. The nonprofit AM- found that anti-Semitic inci- schools affected by a case
noted that, while the most they can so easily go around promptly. CHA Initiative, which tracks dents rose by 57 percent na- of printer hacking in 2016,
recent swastika didn’t appear drawing swastikas, or making “If it was a more severe instances of anti-Semitic lan- tionwide in 2017. which led openly white su-
to be directly targeted at any swastikas in the snow?” he incident, people would have guage and imagery at Ameri- Among Maine colleges, premacist fliers to be printed
individual, the community said. known immediately,” he said. can colleges and universities, there are no reports of on college printers.
6 Friday, October 19, 2018

Author Bernhard Schlink on historical entanglement

spoke to the intimate way in tanglement that he describes.
by Anthony Yanez which understanding and con- “I realize that the stories
Staff Writer
demnation relate to himself that I keep moving around in
The clock ticked slowly and his generation. my mind are stories that deal
past seven p.m.—when the According to Schlink, the with things that I’m interest-
event was scheduled to start. pair of absolutes—understand- ed in. Going back to before,
Amidst struggles to get the mi- ing and condemnation—are growing up in the fifties and
crophone functioning for the more complex than they ini- sixties, the question of how to
evening, Bernhard Schlink was tially seem to be. relate to the parent generation
prepared to go on. He called “You probably know this … how to deal with this gen-
for the crowd to gather forth. French proverb … ‘under- eration was the issue for my
They settled in tightly, prepar- standing everything means generation,” he said.
ing for an evening of intimate forgiving everything,’” said This love for storytelling
dialogue. Schlink. “I understand this developed early in Schlink’s
On Monday, German con- proverb and also understand life. He recalls his father
stitutional judge, legal scholar Michael.” telling stories that first re-
and author Schlink visited Schlink mirrors the tensions vealed to him the nuanced
campus to read from his ac- between his generation and truths about the devastation
claimed 1995 novel “The the generation of their parents of World War II, contrary to
Reader” and open a discussion with the relationship between the common tales of Germans
titled “1968-2018: The Legacy the elder Hanna and younger being bombed that he would
of a Revolution.” Michael. hear as a child. These mem-
Born in 1944 and raised in “I think loving someone who ories became a way to bridge
postwar Heidelberg, Schlink committed a crime while not feeling and truth.
spent the evening engaging distancing oneself from that Schlink’s visit was orga-
with his American audience person entangles infinitely. At nized in part with help from
over “The Reader.” The nov- least [that was] what our gener- the Embassy of the Federal
el, set in the same post-Reich ation experienced,” he said. Republic of Germany. The
German period in which he Schlink shares his personal Embassy’s Campus Weeks
was raised, follows the story experiences of coping with the program allows undergradu-
of 15-year-old student Michael wrongs committed by a loved ate U.S. institutions to apply
Berg and his illicit affair with one—in his case an English for program funding.
Hanna Schmitz, an illiterate 36 teacher who inspired his love Assistant Professor of Ger-
year-old woman convicted of for language—underscoring man Jens Klenner explained
war crimes. the conflict and complexity that each year different pro-
“I wanted to simultaneously brought forth by this type of grams are organized according
understand [Hanna’s] crime realization. to distinct themes, with this
and to condemn it. But it was Schlink doesn’t just use year’s being “Shaping Germa-
too terrible for that … When I the book as an opportunity to ny.” Marking the fiftieth anni- PJ SEELERT, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
condemned it as it must be con- teach lessons. In fact, he works versary of the student upris-
demned, there was no room for carefully to avoid didactic alle- ings in 1968, Schlink’s lecture SHAPING GERMANY: German constitutional judge and author Bernhard Schlink talks about his influential novel
“The Reader,” exploring understanding and condemnation, generational guilt and the nation’s relation to its past.
understanding,” said Schlink as gory. It is storytelling that has calls to attention Germany’s
he ended the reading. a key place in Schlink’s work, relationship to its past as well Schlink, offered a worthwhile “To write stories, but more present, observing both banks
The evening then transi- not moralistic teaching. “The as the larger discourse on so- sentiment to Bowdoin stu- importantly to read the liter- of the river, and taking an ac-
tioned into an open question Reader” is a personal response cial and political questions. dents as inhabitants of the lib- ature, means building bridg- tive part on both sides,” said
and answer session. Schlink to the complex feelings of en- Klenner, who introduced eral arts environment. es between the past and the Klenner.

Alana Morrison ’20 launches new album ‘Oh Boy’

I’m just experiencing ev-
background beats from the “I was going through rience of Morrison’s, which
by Julia Katter computer set up in front of things, and I needed some- allowed her to help guide her

erything like an everyday

Orient Staff rows of empty chairs. All is in thing and needed someone,” own journey of self-discovery.
Sitting in 24 College Street, preparation of Alana’s launch said Morrison. “I understood “Each song has been im-
the atmosphere is electric.
Alana Morrison ’20, a mod-
of “Oh Boy,” the album that
was released on October 12.
that I had myself and the thing
I needed to help me along the
pactful to me and has put me
in a situation where I had to person ... and I know I’m
el-turned-singer, taps the To her, “Oh Boy” represents way was my music—and here look at myself and have that
not alone. If you feel me,
vibe along.
microphone, and it echoes three years of production and I am.” reflection. Here, a lot of times
throughout the room. Other effort that have come together Each song in her album you can get caught in going
members of Alana’s team test in this moment. represents a separate expe- with what everyone else is
doing and not realize, yo thats –Alana Morrison
not me,” she said.
Honesty is the central tenet this one song and kept singing Group, many of whom were at
in her songwriting, as well as it. Then I had an eighteenth 24 College Street helping her
part of what inspires her. Cit- birthday party, and I was like, prepare for her performance.
ing influences such as Beyon- ‘I gotta make it different than “We will work and vibe off
cé, SZA and Summer Walker, everybody else’s,’ so I thought, of each other … they are help-
she comments on the value of what if I’m my own perform- ing [me] so much. They are a
vulnerability. er?” part of this, and they believed
“I really like SZA because Even after performing for in me at times when it was
I think she is so honest with her family and friends, Mor- hard for me to believe in my-
her music,” said Morrison. rison was still unsure anyone self,” she said.
“Her ‘CTRL’ album really in- would care to listen. “Oh Boy,” Aside from being grateful
spired me because I felt like I though, represents a finished to her team, Morrison also
understood her, and I want- product that she is very ex- makes a point of the fact that
ed to do that with my music. cited to finally share with her she’s “not perfect.”
That required me to be hon- friends, family and the Bow- “I’m just experiencing
est and to open up more and doin community. everything like an everyday
to be more vulnerable with “I’ve been working devel- person, but here are my ex-
my music.” oping my sound since I was periences and I know I’m not
Though she has always leaving high school, and this alone. If you feel me, vibe
been a musical person, Mor- is the first time [my friends] along.”
rison only started her singing are hearing something,” she Morrison’s music will release
career a few years ago, when said. to all platforms on Friday, Oc-
she turned 18. Morrison also emphasized tober 26. She is also on Twitter,
ALONG WITH ALANA: Model-turned-singer Alana Morrison ’20 will release her musical debut to all musical platforms “I was always writing songs the essential collaboration Instagram and Snapchat at @
on October 26. Inspired by artists such as Beyoncé and SZA, she seeks to be vulnerable in sharing her personal journey. here and there, and I wrote with her team, Cosine Music simplyy_alana.
Friday, October 19, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 7

Frank Mauceri: playing with perspectives in art

Oberlin College, Mauceri mance. As the name “Above,
by Esther Wang earned a doctorate of musi- Below, Before, Behind, With-
Staff Writer
cal arts from the University in” implies, the exhibition
Black and white lines con- of Illinois, Urbana-Cham- allows the artist to place the
verge and juxtapose to form paign. In addition to teaching, viewer in many perspectives.
patterns—chaotic, dynamic Mauceri works as an artist, Each piece raises questions
and full of movement; the saxophonist, composer and about the role of the viewer in
artwork of Frank Mauceri, jazz musician. His projects art through different vantage
senior lecturer in music, pres- are often collaborations with points.
ents a touch of novelty and other dancers, singers, instru- “There’s a unifying idea
surprise. Viewers would never mentalists and video artists to that every artist is working
guess that behind the complex experiment with digital signal out problems of particular
mark-making of Mauceri’s processing and sensor tech- perspectives from a visual
artwork lie algorithms gener- nologies. point of view. It’s looking
ated by careful computer pro- Although Mauceri has from above, looking from be-
gramming. worked with computer pro- low,” said Mauceri.
Mauceri will be displaying gramming in music before, For this exhibition, Mau-
seven computer-generated prints his inspiration for using gen- ceri will showcase works from
at an exhibition at the University erative systems to create art- his ongoing project called
of Maine-Augusta titled “Above, work emerged when he taught Snarl, which he began three
Below, Before, Behind, Within.” Interactive Media for the Arts years ago. The pieces in the
His carefully selected pieces pro- at Bowdoin. Through devel- Snarl series are generated in
vide a unique perspective on the oping demos for the class, he a similar manner and have
relationship between computer found a way to make visual a three-dimensional quality.
programming and visual and au- works and animations. Each piece explores connec-
dio elements. “This is the case where tions between harmonic rela-
To produce the drawings, teaching a course and working tionships and the gestures of
Mauceri works with a comput- with art students taught me a drawing.
er program which simulates new creative practice,” said “I am fascinated by the COURTESY OF FRANK MAUCERI
a virtual arm that moves in Mauceri. creative potentials of genera- COMPUTATIONAL CREATIVITY: Senior Lecturer in Music Frank Mauceri will be featured in an exhibition at
various directions according Mauceri’s work was no- tive systems, and I depend on University of Maine-Augusta titled “Above, Below, Before, Behind, Within.” Creating unique drawings by coding
to his command. By coding ticed by Susan Bickford, a being surprised by the traces computational simulations, Mauceri responds to the theme of art and perspective in an unforeseen light.
simple, periodic functions, he then-curator for the gallery they leave. I am often inspired
is able to define the angle, lo- and professor for visual arts at by the musical processes and the mathematical relation- prints, a different generative tunities,” he said. “By designing
cation and various spatial set- University of Maine-Augusta. processes of human interac- ships between the functions system can produce a com- systems and playing with pro-
tings of the three-dimensional Bickford focused primarily tion,” said Mauceri. that I’m using to control pletely different perspective. cesses, we can create alternatives
model. on artists who produce work Unlike other artists, Mau- the drawing. Often times, I Mauceri uses this technique in the way we see the world, al-
“So, in essence, it’s like from a variety of media. ceri does not know what his don’t expect the patterns that to explore different points of ternatives in the way we interact
I’m flying a camera around In the exhibition, five artwork will look like until emerge. Sometimes it’s not views that play into observing with each other.”
a model, and I take a picture Maine artists engage with the the end, imbuing his creative very interesting, and I adjust the same object. The exhibit “Above, Below,
at locations where I like the theme in five distinct media: process with surprise and an the code,” said Mauceri. “Creative potential of pro- Before, Behind, Within” is
view,” he said. algorithmic drawings, paint- element of chance. Although Mauceri of- cesses is an invitation for people on display through Novem-
After studying music com- ing, portrait photography, “I can make some predic- ten uses the same simulated to think about systems and pro- ber 7 at the University of
position and art theory at installation and video perfor- tions, especially when I know object for several different cesses that has creative oppor- Maine-Augusta.

Fall Art Show to showcase student creativity at Ladd

“It’s a really valuable op- tions of student work in a stu- citing because they have that art show allow us to recognize co ’19, who is also the pres-
by Brianna Cunliffe portunity to engage with the dent space will strengthen and instantaneous response, gut and celebrate their distinct but ident of Ladd, sees the show
Orient Staff art that’s being made on this highlight the thriving art scene reaction,” said Hassane. “But often modestly hidden talents. as illuminating the richness of
Members of the Bowdoin campus in a critical way,” said at Bowdoin. also [students should] just “It’s always amazing to look culture and diversity of expe-
Art Society have studied mas- Kinaya Hassane ’19, president Anticipated highlights in- come to see the breadth of at the label and be like ‘oh, riences in the College’s artistic
terpieces of art in the context of the Bowdoin Art Society. clude unique dynamic video what kinds of things people are that’s someone that I know.’” community.
of the classroom, and now that The sixth annual Fall Art art, the work of senior art ma- producing.” Hassane said. “It’s a big com- “People at Bowdoin are mul-
cultivated lens is turned to- Show is intended as a space for jors Evelyn Beliveau, Camille Indeed, great artists are munity-building experience tifaceted and interesting and
wards work of a slightly differ- social and communal gather- Farradas and Charlotte Borden found all around us—friends, as well, and so I really hope not just one singular thing. We
ent nature, as student curators ing and, fittingly, will go up at and several planned three-di- floor-mates, lab partners and that people come through for are a liberal arts school—this is
transform Ladd House with art Ladd House. Organizers hope mensional installations. many familiar faces in the that.”
created by their peers. that student-curated installa- “Installations are very ex- dining halls. Events like the Head Curator Amber Oros- Please see ART SHOW, page 8

8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Friday, October 19, 2018

ART SHOW in such an unconstrained,

creative capacity, has been in-
there, but we need to continue
to cultivate that intentionally, so
valuable for the Bowdoin Art that people know that their craft
a prime example of that,” she Society leaders. is appreciated,” said Hassane.
said. Their hopes for the event Though the show proposes
In a departure from tradi- include building community a dynamic and fun experi-
tion, this year there was no and transcending the limits ence, for the two graduating
theme limiting the submis- confining art to traditional, seniors, its meaning goes be-
sions. Orosco says the result- clinical spaces. yond the frames.
ing body of work is far more “[This space is] something “We’re getting to the point
varied in subject matter and that feels more natural, that where we’re adults—sadly—
medium. you could see in the every- and this is something that we
“By not narrowing it into day, and that’s a theme art- want to continue post-grad-
some contemporary issue that ists work with all the time— uation, and it is to be taken
people have to work around, what’s in the everyday,” said on some level of seriousness,”
you end up getting this really Orosco. Orosco said. “It’s very light-
amazing variety of stuff that’s “It would be great if we hearted, because it’s a beau-
unexpected and surprising,” could expand the scope of tiful display of work, but it’s
she said. “That makes it so where we encounter art,” Has- also what some people want
much fun for us, but also for sane added. to do with their lives, and we
the student body to engage The Bowdoin Art Society think about that as we’re get-
with.” seeks to strengthen a culture ting older.”
Following an open call, stu- of art appreciation among Hosted by the Bowdoin
dent submissions came flood- family and friends as they Art Society and Ladd House
ing in, and Hassane and Oros- pour into Ladd House to cele- and sponsored by Delta Sig-
co carefully considered each. brate student artists over Fam- ma/Delta Upsilon, the Fall HAVANA CASO-DOSEMBET, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
The opportunity to learn the ily Weekend. Art Show will be on display WHERE ART LIVES: Student creativity is on display at the sixth annual Fall Art Show hosted by the Art Society at
skill of curation, especially “The culture is definitely through Sunday. Ladd House. Showcasing a range of works in varying media, this student-curated exhibit highlights diversity of the mind.


Weezy does Weezy on new album ‘Tha Carter V’

the industry bureaucracy that raps “superstars don’t sparkle, contagious, like it’s been for
by Chris came before, “Tha Carter V” we high-beam / And you can’t years.
Ritter is in many ways everything spell fame, without me.” Wayne does sound adept at
we’d expect from the New Or- Likewise, the single “Up- newer sounds as well, though
leans rap icon. The 23-song roar” is classic Wayne. With he doesn’t stay there for long.
Remember when Kobe album sees Lil Wayne cover- seasoned hypeman Swizz Travis Scott makes an appear-
Bryant tweeted about “Carter ing just nearly enough ground Beatz backing him up, “Up- ance on “Let it Fly,” which
V season?” Neither do we. to justify its 87-minute run- roar” is a punchy crowd rocker sounds like it could’ve been
It was part of a promotional time, dropping his sly-eyed that sounds fresh out of a time a cut from “Astroworld.” The
campaign back in 2014, when wordplay onto the bleak trap capsule from 2010. The slinky track’s swirly trap sound is un-
“Tha Carter V” was original- of today and pop-oriented rap cowbell and punchy kicks doubtedly more influenced by
ly set to release that May. Lil of past “Carter” records. sound more fitting on Drake’s Scott than Wayne. But Wayne
Wayne promised the album While the deep, rap-pop “So Far Gone” EP than any rap sprints through his verse with
three more times in 2014, all balladry of the early 2010s album from 2018. But Wayne skill, leaving the beat in sham- KAYLA SNYDER
in vain due to legal battles has begun to fall out of style makes it work with wordplay bles: “What’s on your mind? / Tribe Called Quest on “We bought into his unique style.
with Cash Money Records. recently, it’s clear that Wayne flexing that’s as playful as it Put the pistol to your mind Got it From Here … Thank But for those who knew
Nearly four full years later, is still enamored with that is assertive: “What the fuck and blow your mind / Control You 4 Your Service” and “Tha Carter” series as a con-
Wayne and his creativity are kind of production. “Can’t though? Where the love go? / your mind, mindfreak, no so- JAY-Z on “4:44.” Unlike those, stant standard of the rap
no longer being held “prison- be Broken” and “Famous” are Five, four, three, two, I let one ber mind / I’m so behind.” “Tha Carter V” doesn’t push game, the fifth installment is a
er,” as he put it back then. The both nostalgic reminders of go.” It’s a hook that doesn’t “Tha Carter V” isn’t quite boundaries enough to make worthy contribution. It’s a cel-
much anticipated final “Car- Wayne’s knack for melodra- retain its punch after the the late career mastery that many new Weezy fans who ebration of Wayne on his own
ter” album has arrived. ma. Both piano-driven tales of sixth time we’ve heard it, but we’ve seen from some rap didn’t grow up with his previ- terms: sprawling, tireless and
And somehow, despite all perseverance, on “Famous,” he Wayne’s self-revelry is often legends recently, notably A ous work and haven’t already always searching for more.

Mixed feelings on MisterWives THE QUEUE Follow “Bowdoin Orient”

on Spotify

It was incredibly underwhelming. the drums. This is not the fault of This leads to the last issue. The
That being said, this is not an MisterWives, but rather the result crowd fluctuated between being
by Sebastian entirely negative review. The lead of playing a concert in a gym. fun and exciting to downright
de Lasa singer of MisterWives, Mandy The acoustics sounded terrible. apathetic. At multiple points
Lee, was electric on stage. Her I also took issue with the lack of throughout the set, Lee men-
I showed up to the show at 10 voice was uniquely powerful, and any stage presence from the other tioned on stage the lack of energy
p.m. on the dot, hoping to catch she brought a blast of energy to members of MisterWives. Aside from certain sides of the crowd, SPRING HALL CONVERT
the opener. When I arrived, there their performance. The second from Lee, I don’t think another and there was a noticeable lack
were give or take, 30 people there. half of their set was actually pretty band member spoke the entire of response after songs. Onstage, BY DEERHUNTER
The opener, Sweet Anne and the good, working in some covers of show, and it was clear that without Lee said, “I haven’t seen a concert
Milkmen, played a fun set, but a couple classics (“Dreams” by her infectious energy, the crowd where the pit was dancing more
there were clear issues with the the Cranberries and “Survivor” would’ve been dead. than the crowd.” Nothing sums SLOW DISCO - PIANO VERSION
acoustics immediately. It was clear by Destiny’s Child). The crowd up the very mixed ener-
that things sounded off when the was appropriately hyped at this gy of that show any
opening act started playing, as point of the show, bearing a stark better.
they made some adjustments af- contrast to the first half of the set.
ter their first song. Morrell Gym That being said, I thought the WANTED BY SHECK WES
started to fill up after the first covers they played energized the
song, and by the time “Put Your crowd far more than the large ma-
Records On” came on, the crowd jority of their original songs. If the LA LUNE BY KING KRULE

was vibing. crowd would rather be hearing


By the time their set ended, the another band’s songs than your

crowd was still going strong. Mu- own, you’ve got a problem.

sic was playing out of the speakers There was a lot that went
when the opener got off and many wrong with the concert. First and
were dancing. Then MisterWives foremost: the sound issues. Guitar
came on. I’m not saying that the and bass were barely GYÖNGYHAJÚ IÁNY BY OMEGA
energy was sucked out of the discernible
room, but people were noticeably and vastly
less hyped about their opening overpow-
tracks than when “Mr. Brightside” ered by Lee’s
was pumping from the speakers. vocals and
Friday, October 19, 2018 9



HOPP ON OVER: Black Pug Brewing will open next Saturday on Bath Road. Owners Jason Adler and Sam
Wilson (pictured) hope to offer a diverse set of flavors in their beer, from Thai-PA to Vanilla Stout.

New Brunswick business brews eclectic affordability

Flight Deck Brewing on Bruns- taking those styles and adding or fruit or whatever that we’re was all us. Family, friends, a big, While much of the venue’s
by Lucia Ryan wick Landing and Moderation a twist to them. We’re going to adding to a beer,” he said. big group effort,” Wilson said. final touches have taken place
Orient Staff
Brewing on Maine Street had not open with six different beers While Wilson gained experi- “It’s been pretty nonstop. I’ve had recently, the business’s name
Along Bath Road, just a lit- yet opened. and only two of them really are ence from years of brewing ex- two days off since then.” has remained the same since the
tle ways down from Pine Street “This was a real desert in with traditional ingredients and periments, Allen is an expert on At this point in the renova- start. Wilson started calling his
Apartments, sit Cameron’s Lob- terms of craft beer. There wasn’t traditional process behind them. the business side of things. tion process, the brewery looks brews “Black Pug,” after his own
ster House and a State Farm much between Portland and That’s how we differentiate our- “We go back to high school. ready for customers, with cus- pug, Gir, in his early years as a
Insurance office. Next door is Rockland,” said Wilson, standing selves, by making something a Jason works in the financial tom Black Pug stickers, t-shirts home brewer.
an unassuming white-paneled in Black Pug’s tasting room. “I little atypical.” field full-time, so when I had and growlers ready for sale on “We were sort of pug-like in
building with a red door, on thought that we could fill a niche Two of the beers on tap that the idea to start a brewery, it just the counter. Every few minutes, a our mission. We’re doing kind of
which a piece of paper is taped in this area and thought it was Wilson cited as more unconven- made sense, because I’m not a deep, electronic voice rings from off the wall, crazy things. We’re
to the glass. Scrawled in black underserved in terms of the vari- tional are his Thai-PA, a lemon- finance person at all,” said Wil- the pinball machine in the back small. We’re trying to put as
Sharpie, the paper reads: OPEN- ety of craft beer when you look at grass-ginger IPA, and Vanilla son. “Bringing him on was really of the room across the brewery, much quality into it as we can so
ING OCTOBER 27. places like Portland and [the rest Stout, a vanilla, chocolate and helpful too in terms of turning calling out a gargled version of it just fits branding wise,” he said.
Behind the sign lies brightly of] Southern Maine.” coffee white stout. Wilson has this from a hobby into a busi- the pinball game’s name, “Flash “Pugs are crazy little clowns. So
lit room with turquoise metal Wilson believes Black Pug, been developing these recipes— ness.” Gordon,” which Wilson said was we’re going to be trying to be
bar stools, orange walls and though a competitor to Flight as well as the other beers that Turning the business into a a particularly competitive arcade the clowns of the brewing world
purple molding. Straight ahead Deck and Moderation, will still will be featured at the opening— storefront on Bath Road only game in the 80s. And above in terms of weird and unique
are several floor-to-ceiling steel provide diversity to the craft beer since he started home brewing began this June when Wilson, his the sleek, 600-pound concrete styles.”
tanks boiling beer in prepara- scene in the region. eight years ago. father and Allen began renovat- counter is the brewery’s menu The brewery’s opening will
tion for the much anticipated “The other breweries in town “I was never really satisfied ing the space. They hoped for an board with notably low pricing begin at 4:30 p.m. next Saturday,
opening day of Brunswick’s seem to be doing a lot of really just doing a standard version of October opening and will make on the wall. at which there will be seven beers
third small craft brewery, Black good barometers of the style. something, because for me, the it just in time. “We want to make it acces- and one nitro brew coffee on
Pug Brewing. They’re doing perfect examples fascination of brewing comes “It was pretty much a DIY sible. One pet peeve for me has tap. Taco the Town, free pinball
When Sam Wilson and of a classic style at Moderation or from finding how the different thing. We built the whole bar. We been seeing some of the larger and 20-percent-off growlers will
co-founder Jason Allen decid- they’re doing a classic IPA over at flavors will play with each other painted everything. Other than breweries basically charging for await customers donning Hal-
ed to open a brewery in Maine, Flight Deck,” said Wilson. “We’re between the hops and the spices plumbing and electricity, that access to a beer,” said Wilson. loween costumes.

Multifaith Fellowship to facilitate discussion on campus

gave a different explanation as found a program which con-
by Emma Sorkin to how faith plays a role in their nects refugees in Charlottesville
and Lucas Weitzenberg lives. Lucas Johnson ’22 cited with long-time citizens in order
Orient Staff
faith as a driving force behind to facilitate greater connection
Director of Religious and his desire to positively impact between groups that may at first
Spiritual Life at Bowdoin Edu- the lives of those around him; appear to have little in common.
ardo Pazos Palma, believes the Abigail Wu ’21 praised faith for “Faith is important to me
study of religious traditions can the purpose it provides to her because it grounds me in the
help with understanding many life; Caleb Perez ’20 described idea and the belief that my ac-
issues that grip the increasingly faith as a lens through which tions will not only carry a great
globalized world. Pazos Palma he views the world, and Nick weight for myself, but for those
wants to initiate this conversa- Suarez ’21 does not consider around me,” Johnson said. “I
tion with a new Multifaith Pro- himself a person of faith, but he always believe that more than
gram at Bowdoin. grew up in a Catholic household ever we have to recognize that
Once a week, four carefully and is interested in how faith our personal compasses are not
selected students from cultural- shapes society. only helping ourselves, but our SAM HONEGGER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
ly diverse backgrounds will have While discussing his role as entire society as a whole … and FOCUSING ON FAITH: Director of Religious and Spiritual Life Eduardo Pazos Palma created the Multifaith Pro-
the opportunity to sit down and a fellow, Johnson mentioned that is why I follow faith with gram in order to facilitate greater discussion and education around faith at Bowdoin through student collaboration.
discuss faith with the objective the lack of a conversation sur- such conviction.”
of generating a dialogue about rounding religion on Bowdoin’s Wu, who also identifies as a “It’s very much a lens through “forced to do.” Last year, howev- together at Bowdoin. While
issues that are often deemed too campus. person of faith, shares similar which I see the world, but that’s er, Suarez reignited his relation- he believes each fellow will be
uncomfortable or personal. “By helping our community views with Johnson. a conscious decision because ship with faith. able to engage with the broader
“The purpose of the fellow- … gain greater knowledge into “I would say that faith is im- that’s the lens I think you should “I took a very interesting community during the second
ship is to create a program on the religions they have not been portant to my life ... because it see the world through,” Perez course called Gender in the semester, the current meetings
campus where students are able exposed to prior to their time allows me to feel like there’s a said. “So for me, I think it’s a re- Middle East that was about Is- focus on opening up a dialogue
to learn about the major world here, we are all going to get a purpose,” Wu said. ally fantastic academic thing for lam, and I learned a lot about and fostering understanding
religions,” Pazos Palma said. better understanding and ap- For Perez, religion takes on a me to look at because it touches a religion that’s commonly among the cohort.
“Each student is going to read preciation of each other,” John- different role in his life. Despite and interweaves with so many misunderstood in our society “The purpose is not to de-
portions of sacred texts, as well son said. not identifying with a particular other things.” today, so that really peaked my termine who is right or who
as engage with some local clergy Johnson became interested in faith tradition, Perez says reli- Suarez, has had varying de- interest,” Suarez said. “I wanted is wrong on their beliefs, the
members representing the di- cultural and religious diversity gion is very present in his life. grees of involvement in faith to kind of get more into think- purpose is to take our time to
versity of religions and faiths in after growing up in the cultur- Not only does he study religion throughout his life. Raised in a ing about religion and getting to read and learn what other peo-
the Brunswick area.” ally and religiously diverse city at Bowdoin, but he also utilizes Catholic household, he stopped talk more about it.” ple think and value as they en-
Out of a pool of 29 applicants, of Charlottesville. It was this it to help him make sense of the going to church because it began These sentiments are what gage with their world,” Pazos
the four students chosen each interest that prompted him to world around him. to feel like something he was Pazos Palma hopes to bring Palma said.
10 Friday, October 19, 2018

men’s soccer team (8-
3-2, 4-2-2 NESCAC)
defeated Bates (8-5-0,
3-5-0 NESCAC) on
Wednesday with three
quick goals in the
second half. In less than
12 minutes, the Polar
Bears took a 3-1 lead
and held it for the rest
of the game. Bowdoin
held the shot advantage
at 11-5. Bates has not
defeated the men’s
soccer team since 1999.

The women’s volleyball
team (19-1) set a new
program record for
best season start after
beating Bates (9-7)
on Tuesday. The Polar
Bears defeated the
Bobcats in three sets,
led by Caroline Flaharty
’20 with 11 kills and 15
digs. Kate Kiser ’21, the COURTESY OF JAKE STENQUIST
NESCAC Player of the OORAH: Jake Stenquist ’19 takes orders from a drill sergeant at the Marine Corps’ Officer Training School. Stenquist will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant the same day as graduation.
Week, volunteered 32
assists while Cori Gray
’22 came through with
three blocks. Soccer captain earns top Marine honor cruiting top students and athletes it gave me the opportunity to pur- there and don’t know how to climb you can take it or not,” said Sten-
by Kathryn McGinnis across the country. But here the sue a government and legal studies a rope, you’re already a step be- quist. “There are moments when
Orient Staff
idealism ends. As Stenquist quick- major and pursue all these things hind. Climbing a rope is just one you have an enormous Marine
Cha A liberal arts education is tai- ly noticed during his two summers outside the military as a normal small example, physically, of the who’s seen 12 years of active duty
“Chuck” Shea ’63, a lored to fit each student’s unique of intense training, a soldier’s re- college student-athlete,” said Sten- preparation [we do]. Captain Ni- and been in combat situations just
three-sport athlete, will interests and career path, but as ality in OCS is more likely sleep quist. “[I] played soccer, played hart [also] taught us five paragraph screaming and spitting in your
be inducted into the Jake Stenquist ’19 realized, there deprived and mentally draining the drums in a jazz band and did order, the leadership traits, things face. There’s nothing that can re-
Midcoast Sports Hall of was neither a major nor minor at than full of patriotic fanfare. Each whatever I wanted to do. It’s two that you don’t necessarily see on ally prepare you for that, especially
Bowdoin that would fully prepare morning, recruits wake up at 4 different worlds that I get to have the website but prepare you to suc- at Bowdoin. But you can’t really
Fame. At Wiscasset high
him for his experience in the Ma- a.m. and face their worst enemy— both feet in.” ceed down there.” knock it until you try it. You’d be
school, Shea earned rines’ Officer Candidate School themselves—in the mirror. Other than Joshua Chamber- Traditionally, Bowdoin athletes surprised at how exhilarating it is.
15 varsity letters and (OCS). A captain of the varsity “Always ask yourself why you’re lain’s celebrated Civil War achieve- have been drawn to the Marine It fires you up and gets you excited
won the cross country men’s soccer team, Stenquist was here,” said Stenquist. “Because you ments, Bowdoin does not have Corps Officer Candidate School to be there.”
championship as an recently evaluated on his athletic can go home at any point … I was a significant military tradition. because their leadership skills and For all of the pain, hard work
individual in 1956. Shea ability, leadership skills and aca- energized and ready to go back to Most students Stenquist bunked experience working as a team and commitment it takes to be a
went on to coach at his demic success. The three catego- finish [OCS] and earn my eagle, and trained with came from large transfer well to the military’s orga- part of the Marine Corps, soldiers
former high school and ries were averaged over the course globe and anchor.” state schools like Rutgers, Penn nized environment. Stenquist used must have a clear reason to join.
led the cross country of his training into a combined The OCS program is different State and Arizona State, already mediation skills he learned from Common motivations are patrio-
score out of 100. Bowdoin will be from a traditional Reserve Officers’ acquainted with the demands of Office of Residential Life training tism, duty and tradition, but Sten-
team to two state
presented the Commandant Tro- Training Corps (ROTC) route in a an ROTC program. Captain Jake to diffuse tense situations between quist cites none of these.
championships. He also phy to recognize Stenquist’s final couple key ways. First, recruits are Nihart of the United States Marine members of his platoon before the “Somebody has to do it and [to]
coached the basketball score, which was one of the top not required to participate in mil- Corps’ Officer Selection Team drill sergeant disciplined the entire just say somebody else will do it is
team to a record season seven in the nation. itary activities or training sessions hosts a “prep session” for New En- company. Yet even with experi- not really something I could live
and started the first For many of Stenquist’s class- during the school year. Second, gland recruits to teach them basic ence and critical leadership skills with,” he said.
tennis program in school mates at Bowdoin, the military OCS participants are required to skills before they leave for summer Stenquist learned at Bowdoin, one A leader in the class of 2019 and
history. exists to protect America’s borders spend two summer sessions train- training. cannot know how to confront a one of the foremost officer candi-
and uphold personal liberties ing before they are sworn in as a “Captain Nihart did a really screaming drill sergeant until he is dates in the country, Stenquist is
abroad against totalitarian re- Second Lieutenant in the United good job of bringing us togeth- put in that situation. sure to have a positive impact in
gimes. It’s an efficient fighting force States Marine Corps the same day er,” said Stenquist. “[He] taught “I honestly don’t think there’s the Marine Corps as he works to-
jokingly nicknamed the “last 500 they graduate from college. us how to climb a rope, a skill as any real way to mentally prepare ward flight school in Pensacola, Fl.
EAT MY DUST: The meters of U.S. foreign policy,” re- “The cool thing about [OCS] is simple as that. But if you go down for OCS. You just have to see if
men’s cross country
team won its second
invitational of the
season, finishing with
41 points. Five of the
meet’s top 12 runners
were Polar Bears, led
Dinner confronts LGBTQ challenges in sports
to address the challenges facing nally called Anything but Straight over time. on the language that we use, but
by Alec Ferguson- by Anjulee Bhalla LGBTQ athletes at Bowdoin. in Athletics—was started by Ben “It’s been 10 years now that also focusing on gender identity
Hull ’19 with a time of Orient Staff
The event featured speeches Chadwick ’11, an out member of we’ve been having formal pro- awareness within the team setting
26:06. Only a minute On Monday evening, a group from Head Softball Coach Ryan the men’s lacrosse team who part- gramming on campus to bring as well.”
separated Ferguson- of about 50 student-athletes came Sullivan and women’s squash nered with former men’s tennis together emerging leaders within Kat Gaburo ’19, a member
Hull from the team’s together with coaches, staff and captain Lex Horwitz ’19, as well coach Colin Joyner, Director of our programs to talk about the of the women’s swim team who
fifth-place runner, a peers for the tenth annual Win- as anonymous testimonials from the Center for Sexuality, Women language that we use when we’re helped organize the event, re-
strong indicator of the ning Together: Allies in Athletics two other student athletes. At- and Gender Kate Stern, and for- in the locker room,” said Ash- counted an anecdote Stern shared
Polar Bears’ depth. event. The program was organized tendees also participated in small mer athletic director Jeff Ward. mead White Director of Athletics at the dinner about a former
by the Athletic Department and group discussions facilitated by In addition to the name change a Tim Ryan. “[It] focused largely football player who once heard
the Center for Sexuality, Women out athletes and out allies. few years ago, the events, format, on homophobic language in the
COMPILED BY KATHRYN MCGINNIS and Gender (SWAG) and looks In 2008, the program—origi- content and goals have shifted past and now has evolved to focus Please see LGBTQ, page 12
Friday, October 19, 2018 SPORTS 11


AND THEY’RE OFF: (LEFT): The women’s cross country team meets in a pre-race huddle for last-minute encouragement. (RIGHT): Julia O’Rourke ’19 (center) leads the team’s first running pack. Five Bowdoin runners finished in the top six.

Women’s XC grabs first place in Bowdoin Invitational

vary in class year—a sign that doesn’t get flustered by course When you’re running with the is wooded, which usually en- Franklin Park, a hilly course in
by Benjamin Mason the team has a great new crop of conditions. It does its best on people you always train with, it tails less opportunities to move Boston on the site of an old zoo.
Staff Writer
recruits in addition to a strong any course, in any weather.” feels like a simulation of prac- ahead. Runners must take full After that race, the team will
The women’s cross country core of upperclassmen. In future Despite the rain, the team tice, and it feels safer and more advantage of their straightaways compete on Bowdoin’s course
team dominated the competi- seasons, the Polar Bears can use excelled. Each top seven run- familiar.” and open fields to move forward once again for the NCAA Re-
tion last weekend at the Bow- their youth to rebuild after se- ner posted a personal best race Captain Martha Boben ’19 as a pack. gional Championship on No-
doin Invitational with five of niors graduate. time, mirroring the men’s team’s agreed. This strategy, known as pack vember 10 at 11 a.m.
the top six finishes. Captain The Bowdoin Invitational spectacular season opener a few “When I’m running with running, proved beneficial for “For Regionals, I would em-
Julia O’Rourke ’19 led the first was another great opportunity weeks ago. Rather than running one or two other people, and the Polar Bears, who had only a phasize that I’m more confident
pack of runners, finishing sec- to put the team’s skills to the test individual races, the Polar Bears they find a pocket to pass 43-second spread between their in our chances, because we
ond overall. She was followed against NESCAC competition raced together as a team. someone, that motivates me to first and fifth runners—well have the home field advantage,”
by Delaney Bullock ’22, Sarah while also challenging the run- “Strategy-wise, we’re always also pass, even if I don’t have a below their goal of a 60-second O’Rourke said.
Hanson ’20, Abigael Osmanski ners to race in rainy conditions. trying to close the gap between good space to.” spread. Given the mental nature of
’21 and Erin Hollenbaugh ’20 “We ran very smart and our top five [runners],” said Passing is an important The team aims to continue the sport, this confidence and
who placed third, fourth, fifth tough in the rain,” Head Coach O’Rourke. “The crew that fin- skill in cross country races as to improve this figure as the familiarity on the course amid
and sixth, respectively. Peter Slovenski wrote in an ished together in the top five ran dozens of runners stride along runners prepare for the upcom- competition will prove invalu-
Bowdoin’s top five runners email to the Orient. “This team together for nearly half the race. narrow trails. Bowdoin’s course ing NESCAC championship at able as the season progresses.

Tennis duo named reserve champion in ITA Nationals

play above their level.
by David Steiner “We got caught up in the
Staff Writer
wrong mentality trying to play
Last weekend, Jerry Jiang ’19 even better which just made us
and Justin Wang ’21 finished choose a lot of risky options,”
second place at the Intercolle- Jiang said. “But overall, it was a
giate Tennis Association (ITA) great match. I think we fought
Cup Doubles Championship in hard. We tried to come back in
Rome, Georgia. They got a ticket the second set.”
to the tournament after winning What is particularly remark-
the ITA New England regionals able about their run is that Jiang
in late September. and Wang started playing togeth-
The pair won their first game er just a few weeks ago.
by default after one of their oppo- “There were definitely little
nents had to attend a job interview. hiccups and struggles at the
On the second day, Jiang and beginning, because we never
Wang beat Caltech (4-6, 6-3, 10- played with each other. There
5), a team they had never played were a lot of communications
before. After a slow and nervous we had to improve on,” Jiang
start, the pair broke their oppo- said. “We had to customize our
nents on their first service game play style in order to play bet-
and then held on to win the ter together, so we put in extra
second set. They started off the work during practices in order
super tiebreak with solid serving to do that.”
and then further expanded their The new connection between
lead, never giving their oppo- Jiang and Wang is reflective of
nents a chance to come back. the seniors’ dedication to mentor
“It just showed this team younger players.
culture,” said Jiang. “It subtly “Instead of being passive, [Ji-
changed us to be tougher at ang] is pushing me to be more AN ACE PAIR: Justin Wang ’21 (left) and Jerry Jiang ’19 competed in the ITA Doubles Championship last weekend. Although the pair has only played together for a
these critical moments. It is not active and always think about few weeks, they have proven to be strong competitors. The men’s tennis team now has two national titles: grand champion single and reserve champion doubles.
like ‘who hits fantastic shots,’ it the next move instead of relying
is really more about who stays on him to win the point, like ac- and new players join the team, younger guys. Because this team a Brandeis and Tufts invite last all the younger guys are really
tougher over there.” tively looking for to win points especially after losing three se- is all about keeping the tradition weekend are promising signs for pumped going into this offsea-
The duo lost 6-3, 6-3 to Em- myself,” Wang said. nior players last year. going,” said Jiang. the spring season. son and work really hard to have
ory in the finals. Jiang said they Jiang recognizes the impor- “I hope Justin can learn from The strong finish at the ITA “This weekend was a really a good spring. So I’m just look-
knew Emory was a strong team, tance of preserving the team’s this whole season, that he can tournament as well as the rest of good confidence booster for ing forward to the next step. Fall
and their mistake was trying to momentum as seniors graduate, gain from it and pass on to the the team’s good performance at everyone,” said Wang. “I know is over, now on to the winter.”
12 SPORTS Friday, October 19, 2018


DON’T ROCK THE BOAT: (LEFT): Louisa Lindgren ’19 and Matt Safford ’20 are all smiles as they sail into a wave. (UPPER RIGHT): Matt Kaplan ’19 and Alissa Chen ’22 at sea.

Sailing team heads to Championship “The region that we’re in, NEI- “Starting lines are very hard will be racing in either the A divi-
by Jessica Troubh SA, is definitely the most competi- to replicate in practice … We’ve sion or the B division. This set-up
Staff Writer
tive region of all of them … NEISA been trying to make things lends itself to a lot of sailing, and
This Saturday, approximately only gets eight or nine spots [at na- more competitive [in practices] Pizzo sees the regatta as a chance
seven of Bowdoin’s top sailors will tionals], but at this event there are by shortening the distance of the for the team to improve and gain
head to Maryland to compete in going to be 11 NEISA teams, so it line so that there is less space, or experience.
one of the most significant and is all of the most competitive teams by mimicking a bad start and “We just want to keep getting
competitive regattas of the fall of the nation coming together to then trying to work our way up better at the things we’ve been
season: the Showcase Finals at St. compete,” said Lindgren. from that,” said Lindgren. working on,” said Pizzo. “St. Mary’s
Mary’s College. The Polar Bears To prepare for this high level Head Coach Frank Pizzo ’06 is a great place to sail. They have an
qualified for this event after a of competition, the team has been added that the team has been awesome boat house and have run
strong performance at the Coed striving to become more comfort- working on “dealing with the un- many championships in the past,
Showcase Regatta at MIT two able in competitive situations. expected” and preparing for a vari- so it should be a good weekend for
weekends ago. “We’ve been getting a lot ety of conditions. us to compete against great teams
According to captain Louisa more competitive on the water “It’s always good to get a range and get ready for our fall champi-
Lindgren ’19, this regatta will and in the gym,” said Lindgren. of conditions at practice so that onships and the spring season.”
likely be more competitive than a “We want everyone to challenge you are prepared for anything at All in all, the team is looking
national championship. Whereas themselves.” the regattas,” said Pizzo. forward to participating in this
nationals limits the number of Lindgren said this type of The upcoming regatta is a two- event.
berths, or spots in a race, per re- training is especially import- fleet and two-division race; in oth- “We’re really hoping it’s going
gion, this regatta will boast more ant for improving the starts of er words, the team will be sailing in to be a good weekend and we
teams from the most competitive races, which are often difficult two types of sailboats—Flying Ju- can put everything out there,”
regions. for sailors. niors (FJs) and 420s—and sailors said Lindgren.

LGBTQ to get the men’s and the wom-

en’s team together to sometimes
and harmful experiences to pro-
actively creating a more positive
more of a critical mass or a team
got together and made more of a
way,’” said Stern.
Intentional actions such as
are of students who come out, of
the idea of having a welcoming
students talk to me about being and welcoming environment. statement, then maybe they’d be using more open language and climate and how willing coaches
the word “fag” used 13 times in handcuffed to somebody of the “Sometimes it’s really just not able to come out on their team.” attending Out Allies trainings has are to come to workshops and
one hour of practice and ended opposite gender. There’s a lot of knowing and the silence,” said Shifting the language used in been a huge part of the progress trainings,” said Stern. “So I’m
up leaving the team because he pressure and assumptions to be Stern. “If people could find a conversation away from these that’s been made in creating more very lucky to have partners in the
didn’t feel he could be queer in handcuffed to somebody of the way to mention their awesome assumptions helps create a clear LGBTQ-welcoming team cultures. coaches and then also in the [ath-
that setting. opposite gender.” gay uncle, or to go to Out Allies space for other identities on In addition, the potential for letic] administration.”
“He said he didn’t think it was While Stern noted that these [training] and put a sticker up on these teams. further progress that won’t just Outside of the dinner, anoth-
because his teammates really are some of the more extreme their water bottle, get their name “It comes back to brunch and fade when a particularly moti- er element of this partnership is
had angry or malicious feelings parts of the social climate on on the list, it’s really that sign of [when] someone uses open gen- vated class of students graduates Yellow Shirt Day, which will take
towards gay people. It was just teams, they perpetuate the as- ‘you don’t have to come out with a dered language that lets people lies in the committed partnership place on Thursday. The Athletic
the culture,” said Gaburo. “And I sumptions that can exclude big giant coming out story, but I’m know explicitly ‘I am not making between the athletic department Department will order the shirts
think that’s a huge thing, because LGBTQ team members and make OK with who you are.’” assumptions about who you are and SWAG. and pay for a shirt for any athlete
I would say the majority of the the idea of coming out to their These ideas were reflected in attracted to, about your gender “I work really closely with who wants to wear one. They
people on this campus are not teams seem more disruptive to the individual and team action identity, about whether or not coaches, and I’m always amazed strongly encourage all athletes to
homophobic. I don’t think they’re team culture. plans attendees created during you’re attracted to anyone any- at how supportive our coaches participate.
going out of their way to make Ultimately, barriers like these the discussions.
queer people feel uncomfortable and questions of how their teams “I was thrilled with the se-
or unwanted. I think that the
culture just isn’t as accepting as it
would react to them coming out
all serve as extra weight carried by
riousness with which our stu-
dent-athletes approached their Re-Elect
could be in terms of making peo-
ple feel comfortable.”
Language can form a partic-
ularly large barrier for LGBTQ
LGBTQ team members in prac-
tice, competition and throughout
their lives at Bowdoin.
Sullivan honed in on this idea,
action plans,” Ryan wrote in an
email to the Orient. “Several
themes emerged such as work-
ing with teammates to avoid
Ralph L. Tucker
people, in everything from ho-
mophobic slurs to pronouns to
and the way it keeps members
from performing to the fullest
using heteronormative language
and making assumptions about
to the Maine House
assumptions about sexuality and
gender in conversations.
of their ability and teams from
achieving their potential.
members of our programs, cor-
recting teammates when they use
of Representatives
While slurs are not as apparent “If you really want to be a offensive language, being aware House District 50,
a problem as they were 10 years championship program, and the of gender issues when planning
ago, heteronormative and cisgen- challenge to each of the people social events and participating Part of Brunswick
dered language is one of the next in the room was if you think of themselves and encouraging
obstacles to be tackled. yourself as a leader or hope to be teammates to participate in Out
“Students often talk about it a leader, then how are you going Allies training.” Democratic Party.
as sitting at brunch and people to deal with a roster where not “I hear from a lot of athletes
wanting to talk about the night everybody feels like they have a over the last few years who are not
Retired Judge.
before and who you wanted to part in it or feel included?” said out on their teams who still talk Chair of Committee on Environment.
hook up with or who you think Sullivan. about how good it feels to know
is hot,” said Stern. “Another Discourse at the dinner also that there are Out Allies on their
part are social mixers between highlighted a change in focus team,” said Stern. “But they wish | Paid by Tucker for House, Nancy Tucker, Treasurer
teams—everything from a party from simply eliminating negative there were more. If there’s a bit
13 Friday, October 19, 2018

Allyship or athlete-ship?
In 2005, Executive Director of the Christian Civic League of Maine Michael
Racism is alive and well here
Heath visited campus, campaigning to overturn Maine’s recently passed sexual
orientation anti-discrimination law. As a form of protest, students wore yellow Say It Like It Is
shirts to the event.
by Nate DeMoranville
Today, this lives on in the form of Yellow Shirt Day, when students, faculty
and staff wear yellow shirts reading “Respect All Genders. All Sexualities.” as a
sign of allyship. For athletes, these shirts are free. For non-athletes, the shirts Social change is often discussed in two
must be purchased. We acknowledge the history of homophobia and transpho- ways, with the bottom-up and top-down
bia in athletics and the value of making teams inclusive spaces. However, we approach. Think of them as the People
believe that giving athletes free Yellow Shirts is not the most productive way versus the President. Who is responsible
to achieve this goal and instead diminishes the symbolic power of Yellow Shirt for change? Bottom-up says the People,
Day. top-down the President. But I say they are
When we see someone with a Yellow Shirt, we initially think that they must both responsible. The two are not mutu-
stand by the shirt’s message. However, considering that every athlete gets one ally exclusive—in fact, change only occurs
for free, we have to think twice. Queer students should not have to think twice. when the two are working together.
When one section of the student body is handed Yellow Shirts for free, while At Bowdoin, I fear we have adopted
the rest of the student body is asked to pay, the barrier to entry for this per- the bottom-up approach, and adminis-
formance of allyship is unequal. Furthermore, Yellow Shirts let athletes mark trators place the burden of building an
themselves as allies when they might not be. It prevents the shirts from func- inclusive community almost entirely
tioning as legitimate markers of allyship or even support. on students. Think of last year, when
In addition, it’s important to consider the reasons why some athletes end the Disabled Students Association had
up wearing the shirts. Are they wearing it because they support the mission of to demand that the College comply
Yellow Shirt Day or because the rest of their team is wearing the shirts? Is it a with the Americans with Disability Act
marker of allyship or athlete-ship? While we believe most athletes do support (which is a federal law). In moments like
Yellow Shirt Day and the LGBTQIA+ community, they should have to show these, administrators should be leading
their support the same way the rest of us do—by purchasing a shirt. the charge, not waiting for students to
Outside of Yellow Shirt Day, Bowdoin does promote inclusivity on athletic mobilize the whole campus.
teams. Examples include the Winning Together dinner and a history of athletes In smaller moments, we see this same
being encouraged to attend Out Allies training. Instead of giving athletes free behavior. Last February, Dean Tim Foster
Yellow Shirts, the Athletics Department and the Center for Sexuality, Women sent an email to all students asking us to
and Gender should invest in more events like these. Instead of granting athletes consider living with new people in the
easy recognition, these opportunities help students engage and truly consider coming year. “Mix things up a bit,” he
how homophobia, transphobia and heteronormativity operate in athletics and wrote, “[live] with a new group of people
create truly inclusive teams. who are different from you.” While I share
This dichotomy between easy, performative acts of support such as wearing the sentiment—of course, we should be-
a Yellow Shirt and meaningful acts of engagement is not restricted to athletes. gin to engage across difference—I dis-
All students should consider the ways in which they can employ more concrete agree with the plan of action prescribed
forms of allyship. Therefore, we encourage students to attend OUTtober events by our dean of student affairs.
including and beyond Yellow Shirt Day. On Tuesday night, Bowdoin Queer By his own admission, this stance
Straight Alliance will be hosting a discussion about what it means to be an ally came from students: “As a group of up-
aside from wearing a Yellow Shirt. This event can springboard further action. perclass student leaders said to me,” Fos-
While queer students shouldn’t have to think twice about the reasons why ter wrote, “students need to prioritize
someone is wearing a Yellow Shirt, students should be thinking twice about the continually meeting new people. I whole-
ways which they show support. heartedly agree.” Why do student leaders
need to explain this to him? Meeting new
This editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orient’s editorial board, people, especially those with different
which is composed of Nell Fitzgerald, Dakota Griffin, George Grimbilas, Calder backgrounds and perspectives, is a basic
McHugh, Devin McKinney and Jessica Piper. tenet of any college experience. Our ad-
ministrators should know this.
They should also know the extent to
which the student body continues to be
divided. For Dean Foster, “living in a
College House with people you might
not already know” is a successful way
ESTABLISHED 1871 of “mixing things up,” but the College
Houses are some of the whitest institu- 6200 College Station Brunswick, ME 04011 tions on this campus. If I were to walk
The Bowdoin Orient is a student-run weekly publication dedicated to providing news and information into almost any one of them, I would be
relevant to the Bowdoin community. Editorially independent of the College and its administrators, the only black person there. The excep-
the Orient pursues such content freely and thoroughly, following professional journalistic standards in tion is Howell, but is that enough? Is this
writing and reporting. The Orient is committed to serving as an open forum for thoughtful and diverse what we want to call an inclusive campus
discussion and debate on issues of interest to the College community. community?
Rather than working towards inclu- not a personal problem. As such, stu- The simple truth is that campus cul-
Calder McHugh Jessica Piper sivity, substance-free housing like Howell dents alone do not have the tools to dis- ture is determined by administrative
Editor in Chief Editor in Chief only reinforces segregation. It creates mantle it. For example, no matter what I policy. For example, when Bowdoin in-
little pockets for people of color to live do in the African-American Society, our stituted a no-loan policy, more students
Digital Director Managing Editor News Editor with a monotony of minorities amid a black men will still struggle to graduate of color were afforded the opportunity to
James Little Anjulee Bhalla Nina McKay predominantly white institution. They on time, and we will never be accepted come here. Could you imagine, however,
Nell Fitzgerald are safe spaces, but they are also sheltered into mainstream culture. We need a if we reinstated this barrier? If we no lon-
Photo Editor Dakota Griffin spaces, because students fail to gain the structural overhaul in order to change ger accepted women? If we went back to
Alyce McFadden Features Editor
Ezra Sunshine skills and experiences that come from liv- these things. the time where black students were not
Mindy Leder (asst.) Mitchel Jurasek
Associate Editor ing and socializing with people different This is what I find so frustrating about admitted either? We would be exposed
from themselves. About five years ago, Dean Foster’s email: he denies a struc- for what we truly are: a campus of com-
Layout Editor Maia Coleman Sports Editor
Amanda Newman substance-free first years were compiled tural solution and instead tasks students placency and white supremacy.
Emma Bezilla Kathryn McGinnis into a single dorm, colloquially known with fixing systemic problems. I am tired It is high time student leaders stop do-
Ian Stewart Lucia Ryan
as the “Black dorm.” This substance-free of emails. If you want students to “mix ing the job of administrators. I am happy
Jaret Skonieczny (asst.) Copy Editor housing policy is college-sanctioned seg- it up,” redesign substance-free housing, to work with them, but I will not work
Sam Adler A&E Editor
regation. It was unacceptable then, and it tinker with Residential Life training, for them, and especially not for free. Seg-
Data Desk Editor Sydney Benjamin Sabrina Lin
is unacceptable now. reconfigure the role athletics play in our regation may still be in practice here, but
Gideon Moore Conrad Li Racism is a structural force—it is college. slavery, at least, is over.
George Grimbilas (asst.) Devin McKinney Opinion Editor
Nimra Siddiqui (asst.) Multimedia Editor Kate Lusignan
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14 OPINION Friday, October 19, 2018

The toxicity of social media influencers

afford. We can be thankful to but at times it is good to step
by Radu Stochita look at them and hopeful that back and to look at things
Op-Ed Contributor one day we might reach that from our own eyes, not from
Wake up, open Instagram point too. At that time, we the eyes that they have tried
and let the day unwrap itself. will be able to pose with the to stick in our orbits. It is im-
Slowly, painfully, moving from watch covering most of the portant to realize that there is
picture to picture. Analyze the shot to show others that “we more that lies behind the pic-
perfection that lies behind have made it.” ture that probably took a good
the smiles of the girls, as they Until then, we are trapped amount of time to be shot and
wear branded tights and a in this world, where we have edited, with a long list of de-
sports bra sponsored by some to experience emotions other cisions on the ideal posture of
ultra-expensive company. than happiness. We are forced the body, to make it look the
Move to another photo, this to live here and to accept the most desirable.
time to find a perfectly-ironed fluctuations we encounter, to As outsiders, though, we
dress, accentuating the curves understand that today might must understand that influ-
of someone’s body, only to be not be the day, maybe not even encers are human at the end of
followed by a motivational tomorrow—and who knows the day—the version they put
quote and a small reference to when we will get back to laugh- online is not a real one. Influ-
the brand that made the dress. ing. In the outside world, the encers’ photos are just images
And the last photo, before the influencers make their game, that sell well. These photos’
anxiety starts kicking in, is showing how perfect life can popularity fills influencers’
a man, topless, showing his be: happy and without worry. desires to be appreciated by
god-like body to the camera, They want to influence us, but many people.
flashing a bright smile and the damage their actions might As the presence of the in-
quoting a message taken from cause is undervalued. Their fluencers may downgrade
a book teaching you how to inaccurate depiction of reality our self-esteem, we can take
get rich in ten days. “Just push brings anxiety into our minds. action. It needs to be under-
yourself harder!” We lose ourselves, our unique stood that the pictures and
These are the influencers, traits that differentiate us from videos they post are made
the people who earn their liv- others, only to join the herd to reach a broader audience,
ing off of Instagram and other and to aspire for that lifestyle promote a brand, sell it and
various social media tools by that we have seen an endless receive some remuneration
promoting brands. They have number of times on Instagram. in the end. They do it the way
the products in their hands; It makes us question the the brands want, they play
they are the ones being held beauty of our bodies and of their game and show what the
by the products. They need to our clothes-of-choice. It slow- brands want, behave the way
smile, to pose, to show what ly bleaches us, removing any the brands want, while living ciety, and
the public wants and to make trace of bright color that used with pseudo-independence as much
everything look desirable and to shine before from miles over their actions. as we have
utopian. Their day is not aver- away, leaving only a blank However, we have a choice helped build
age; it is fantastic. It is not full canvas on which the influenc- of what to consume. Deciding it, we can help destroy it. Ei-
of traffic jams or rude people ers and the brands will paint to unfollow them or to abstain ther piece by piece, or just by .
entering the bus in a hurry. in black according to their from Instagram might be the smashing it with a hammer.
They live the perfect lifestyle, own taste. right choice. Just raising your “The Less You Show, The
have the best food on the ta- And we let them do it, and eyes when you walk might help More You Have, And Let
ble, the coffee from that fancy we admire them and some you better understand reality. That Be A Lesson.” – Princess
bar that just opened in town of us even take them as role Perfection is not an objective Nokia
and the clothes from designer models. They Have Made It. ideal to which one should Radu Stochita is a member
brands that most of us cannot We let them play their game, aspire. It is a construct by so- of the class of 2022 PER


Thoughts on kindness and civility
Dear Bowdoin Orient and Members or poorly one might think they were
of the Bowdoin Community, written or expressed, they are his hon-
Submit an Op-Ed or a Letter to the Editor to
est beliefs. The response was too greatly
One of the many things that drew me populated by malevolence and bad faith by 7 p.m. on the
to Bowdoin as an institution of higher to be a beneficial exchange of ideas, and
education was its commitment to civil the target of conversation for many was Tuesday of the week of publication. Include your
discourse, critical thinking and engage- the author, not the ideas themselves.
ment across disagreement. I was told I struggle to understand what was ac-
that respect and thoughtfulness were complished by attacking a 19-year-old
full name and phone number.
ubiquitous throughout the community. kid, other than further ostracizing
For the vast majority of my short two people with whom we disagree and pro-
months that I have spent at this school, viding some small amount of self-righ-
these things have all been true. Howev- teousness in our frustration.
er, this was noticeably not the case after However, I do applaud the people QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Theo de Quillacq released his op-ed ti- that responded with the desire for
tled, “I am Brett Kavanaugh.” thoughtful discussion. Theo, myself and
In the following few days, the re- everyone else at this school have much
sponse by many in our community was to learn in the years to come, but learn-
not one of thoughtful and good-inten- ing can only occur if we feel our ideas TOUR?
tioned inquiry, but rather one of bul- will be open to fair consideration. I en-
lying and malice. Across the comment courage us all to be more mindful of the Answer at
sections of the Orient and Facebook as people we put down and spend a little
well as the casual conversations of a Fri- more time each day thinking about the
day afternoon, people seemed to delight values that make Bowdoin such a great
in tearing Theo down. Being someone place. Hopefully, when we interact with
who was quite upset by the confirma- people of different perspectives we can
Last week’s response:
tion of Brett Kavanaugh, I did not agree consider the words of Dr. Martin Luther
with much of what Theo said in his King Jr: “Darkness cannot drive out Q: DO YOU LIKE THE ROUX CENTER?
article. But that is not what matters. I darkness; only light can do that. Hate
believe he wrote the article to share his cannot drive out hate; only love can do 76% YES
firmly held convictions that revealed that.”
a perspective different from much of
the rest of us. Regardless of how well - Will Hausmann ’22
24% NO
Based on answers from 71 voters
Friday, October 19, 2018 OPINION 15

Students and alums respond on Kavanaugh

This week, the Orient received many submissions responding to last week’s op eds on Brett Kavanaugh. The following excerpts were
chosen by the authors. Complete op eds can be found at


lightly. I don’t believe that sexu- in Ford is partially motivated and harassed me are government, faculty and staff to ask themselves
by McKenna Thomas-Franz al assault is ever justifiable, and by the pre-existing opinions I by Samantha Schwimmer economics and biology majors. how we can all work together to
Op-Ed Contributor I understand why Kavanaugh’s have of Kavanaugh. I won’t go Op-Ed Contributor They have interned with politi- make this campus a place where
I do not think Christine Bla- confirmation might be concern- into detail, but I think there are I go to college with two of the cians, sung in a cappella groups women matter. A place where we
sey Ford was dishonest, and I ing for many people. However, better conservative Supreme men who have sexually assaulted and played on athletic teams. They not only believe survivors, but also
disagree with the idea that Ford I’m not sure about my place in Court candidates out there. me. I also go to college with the men are the doctors, lawyers, bankers, listen and allow them to heal on a
is somehow benefitted by her the #MeToo movement and oth- These biases do not allow me to who shoved their hands inside the teachers and Supreme Court jus- campus free from the people who
decision to accuse Kavanaugh. er associated movements, or if truly respect Ford’s experiences back of my shorts at parties, who tices of the next generation. For assaulted them. A place where we
Even if Kavanaugh hadn’t re- my personal experiences should or testimony, nor do they allow made jokes about anally raping Senator Collins, Theo and count- call out sexism when we see it. A
ceived confirmation, Ford’s deci- influence how I feel about this me to take Kavanaugh’s defense me, who claimed that I had been less others, my experiences and place where the hurdles of the Title
sion to come forward will impact hearing. Those are both things seriously. “passed around” and who followed resulting trauma are not enough of IX investigation will not be a bur-
her for the rest of her life, and I cannot answer. But, speaking McKenna Thomas-Franz is a me home after meeting at a party. a reason to question that. They see den to survivors. A place where we
that’s not a fate someone chooses for myself, I also know my belief member of the class of 2019. Like Dr. Ford, I experienced these men as deserving of positions don’t breed tomorrow’s Brett Kava-
many of these incidents when my of power because I alone can cor- naughs.
peers were around but weren’t roborate my experiences. Samantha Schwimmer is a mem-
A DISCUSSION ON BRAVERY AND KAVANAUGH watching. The men who assaulted I call on Bowdoin students, ber of the class of 2021.
of inspirational courage because never have to endure, wounds
by Shannon Knight of the ways they fought against historically generated by people
Op-Ed Contributor injustice. who look like you, while daring HEAR WHAT YOU WANT
I first would like to address an In people like these, you find to call yourself brave. I hope you the United States is now becom- than you and find ways to build
issue outside of the Kavanaugh honor in bravery. In the “brav- do not take pride in that. What by Beto Wetter ing more tribal than ever before. bridges with those people. Our
article, but one that has arisen ery” demonstrated by the “I am you could do, however, is realize Op-Ed Contributor Combative, bombastic partisan aim is not to win others over, but
from it nonetheless. This is a Brett Kavanaugh” article, there is that although you share the iden- A Swedish proverb that is appli- language only intensifies this trib- find a common ground and shared
discussion of bravery. There is no honor. This is a cruel form of tity of historical oppressors, you cable for consideration in the cur- alism, as exhibited by Sen. Lindsey viewpoints, or facets of viewpoints,
bravery in sharing a voice that bravery, one that is equivalent to do not have to share the mindset. rent polarized political climate is as Graham’s (R-S.C.) partisan tirade in order to address larger prob-
is not widely accepted, but let what it must take to walk into a Take the time to listen and un- follows: Man hör vad man vill höra. at Kavanaugh’s hearing imploring lems facing our society, nation
me be clear about this point. room full of people who are an- derstand the mistake you made. Originally from the 1981 publica- his fellow Republican senators to and world. I too need to work on
That incredible form of bravery gry and in pain and rub it in their Please learn from it, because that tion “Svenska Ordspråk” by Fredrik vote “yes” on Trump’s nominee. conversing with more conserva-
is rooted in the voices of people face that they will never have jus- would help make a change you Ström, a prolific Swedish writer and The left is berating the right. The tive people, including some of my
such as Angela Davis and Sa- tice. This is not something to be could be proud of. prominent Social Democrat, the right is lambasting the left. We are own extended family members
cheen Littlefeather. These people proud of. You are directly pour- Shannon Knight is a member proverb translates to: You hear what getting nowhere politically. Politics who I love and cherish deeply as
were and remain endless sources ing salt into wounds that you will of the class of 2018. you want to hear. This is a statement is becoming more insular, on both individuals and as relatives, and
that is particularly resonant to the sides of the aisle. This is why I am on understanding their viewpoints
current hyperpolarized, toxic and offering the opinion in this article while not necessarily agreeing
ON FEAR, SAFETY AND KAVANAUGH tribal political arena that continues that liberals and conservatives here with them on every single topic.
to engulf the United States. After at Bowdoin, and in our country as a My only hope is that they too, and
the street. I chastise myself for ly. After two decades of feeling the election of Donald Trump, an whole, are hearing what we want to other conservatives, are able to lis-
by Isabel Thomas somehow making too much that way, I can say with cer- individual termed by many liber- hear and nothing else. This is some- ten and respect the points of views
Op-Ed Contributor
and too little eye contact to be tainty that I have never felt as als (including myself) as a bigoted thing we need to change. of liberals such as myself. We can
I understand that men fear safe. I hold my keys between vulnerable as I have since Brett demagogue, the trenches were dug: As Phillippe Cousteau Jr. either come closer as a nation or
the possibility of being false- my fingers even though I know Kavanaugh’s confirmation. liberals and progressives on the left mentioned in his talk during the grow further apart. I hope it is the
ly accused of assault in their that I do not have the physical While I have always feared the and conservatives on the right. In an opening of the Roux Center for former. I hope we do not just hear
future. I understand that the strength to defend myself with men who would hurt me (and op-ed for The Washington Post ti- the Environment, it is important what we want to hear.
thought of that must make them. When I am in public, I not knowing who those men tled “In Trump’s America, tribalism nowadays to enter discourse with Beto Wetter is a member of the
them feel vulnerable. I ask in am scared whether I am mov- may be), I now also fear all who reigns,” Paul Waldman notes how people who share different views class of 2019.
return for the understanding ing or sitting still. And when would defend those men, and
that women face fear of sexual I am home, I keep myself up in the last month I have real-
assault every single day. Speak- worrying about what would ized how large and powerful COMPASSION IN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT SEXUAL ASSAULT
ing for myself, I am afraid happen if someone were to that number actually is. cades after high school, because, same as other violent crimes.
every time I leave my house. I break in. All of this is to say Isabel Thomas is a member of by Laura Petto still struggling with anxiety and However, the difference is that far
fear every man I encounter on that I feel vulnerable constant- the class of 2020. Op-Ed Contributor PTSD, she wanted an escape fewer sexual assaults—between
Writing well about sexual as- route. Survivors have different 30 and 35 percent—are reported
sault is both extremely difficult responses to their assault, but to the police compared with oth-
and critically important. Every just a few potential side-effects er violent crimes. In those cases
A CALL FOR EMPATHY piece tangentially related to as- are difficulty sleeping and eating, that are reported, most assailants
IX case myself, I started see- who have experienced sexu- sault sends a message to survivors, hyper awareness of surroundings go unpunished, breaking down
by Sophie Sadovnikoff ing a counselor during my al assault. Sexual assault is a whether the author intends to or and high base levels of anxiety. the argument that scores of in-
Op-Ed Contributor
first year at Bowdoin because traumatic event that can cause not. The culture around assault Writing about an accusation of nocent men’s lives are ruined by
Under Title IX, survivors of the difficulty I was hav- serious psychological harm to and the treatment of survivors is sexual assault without context a single accusation. Thus, sexual
are not automatically believed. ing supporting friends who an individual. Forcing survi- one factor in whether or not they assumes that it is like any oth- assault must be discussed with
They are required to prove that had experienced assault. The vors to relive their experience choose to report their assault. This er crime. But it is not. Writing an understanding of the magni-
it was “more likely than not” emotional toll of reporting a while having its truth and ac- is one reason I am saddened by about it as if it is furthers a dan- tude of unreported assaults and
that they were assaulted, which sexual assault is pervasive and curacy constantly questioned Theo de Quillacq’s article, “I am gerous assumption for readers the disincentives of reporting.
involves having to tell strang- deep-reaching, which may ex- is in itself a form of trauma. Brett Kavanaugh.” His treatment and survivors. In reporting, survivors risk re-
ers the story of their assault in plain why so few survivors re- This must be considered when of women and of survivors sends a Depending on study set-up living publicly their trauma and
an environment in which they port. This is not a system that discussing charges of sexual deeply troubling message to them. and the definition of false vs. potentially putting themselves
are not necessarily presumed supports survivors. It is one assault. Survivors should be I could replace “sexual as- unfounded, the number of false physically at risk again if their
to be telling the truth. I am not that privileges the accused’s believed. Their trauma must sault” with “theft” and the article accusations is between two and assailant walks free. De Quillacq
sure how well people who have reputation over a survivor’s be recognized as real. If you would not change—but it should. 10 percent, approximately the not only brushes over this, but
not gone through this are able safety and mental health. care at all about women and all Sexual assault is not just a one- he treats women and survivors
to comprehend the psycholog- What I think that many peo- survivors, be a better ally than time crime. It impacts the without compassion and fails to
ical difficulty of such an event. ple who agree with de Quil- this. We deserve to be listened survivor far after the event. acknowledge the harsh reality of
I can speak from my own expe- lacq are missing is a serious to; it is our right to be heard. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford LILY their traumas.
rience, and say that although I lack of compassion, empathy Sophie Sadovnikoff is a installed a second front LAM Laura Petto is a member of
have not been through a Title and understanding for those member of the class of 2019. door in her home, de- the class of 2015.


ing of sex-related terms in his no memory of it. Also, if Ka- the other, refuse to open
by Nisha Ajmani yearbook, and perjury should vanaugh admitted that he had the door when the evidence
Op-Ed Contributor be an automatic bar to confir- blacked out from drinking, comes a-knocking. While I
To be clear, I do not believe mation on the Supreme Court. it could have supported Dr. have doubts that anything
excessive drinking during Moreover, Kavanaugh had a Ford’s claim that he was very meaningful will be done at
adolescence should be an motive to lie about whether drunk when he assaulted her. this point, I hope our coun-
automatic bar to becoming a he ever had memory lapses Senator Collins and Ka- try’s leaders will eventually
Supreme Court Justice. The due to intoxication because, if vanaugh’s supporters cannot reach a place where truth is
problem is that it appears he did forget events because of have their cake and eat it too. more important to them than
likely that Kavanaugh lied drinking too much, it would You cannot claim, on the one power.
under oath about the extent mean it is possible he did sex- hand, that no corroborat- Nisha Ajmani is a member
of his drinking and the mean- ually assault Dr. Ford but has ing evidence exists, but on of the class of 2006.
16 Friday, October 19, 2018

Family Weekend: President’s Summer
Research Symposium
Students from a variety of departments will showcase their
summer research projects.
Morrell Gymnasium. 1:45 p.m.

Sarah and James Bowdoin Day
The College will invite members of the Bowdoin community to
observe an awards ceremony for student academic
achievement. Chryl Laird (Assistant Professor of Government)
will give a keynote speech.
Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall. 4 p.m.


The Lamarche Gallery will feature students’ artwork and DRILLING AWAY: A construction team is working to complete the highly-anticipated Park Row Apartments, set for completion before the 2019-
2020 school year. The four new buildings will provide additional suite-style housing options for juniors and seniors.
photography from their summer fellowships on Kent Island,
New Brunswick.
Lamarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union. 6:30 p.m.

Where Did Trump Come From? Reproduc- “My Time With the 6th Soviet Antarctic
SATURDAY 20 tive Politics, Whiteness and Neoliberalism
Laura Briggs, professor of women, gender, and sexuality
Expedition, 1960-62”
In a sponsored by the Peary MacMillan Arctic
EVENT studies at University of Massachusetts Amherst, will examine Museum, Professor of History and Science Emeritus at
Back in the USSR and Ballot in the USPS the role of conservative leaders and neoliberals in creating a Wesleyan University C. Stewart Gillmor will describe his
MacMillan House and Bowdoin Votes will host a ballot party heated battleground over women’s reproductive rights, specif- experience as the only American who spent 14 months
preceded by a sing-a-long to The Beatles’ “White Album” in ically focusing on burdens faced by black and Latinx mothers. studying physics at the Soviet research station in Antarctica.
celebration of its 50th anniversary. Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7 p.m. Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 7 p.m.
MacMillan House. 4 p.m.
PERFORMANCE Conservative Environmentalism: Our Story: Traversing the Homelands
Family Weekend: Student Group Oxymoron or Viable Alternative? Penobscot historian and community organizer Maria
Performances Bowdoin College Republicans and the Eisenhower Forum will Girouard will discuss the deep roots of Native American
Dance, a capella and drumming groups will perform for co-sponsor Dan Dagget, a Pulitzer Prize nominated author who history in Maine, aiming to spread knowledge of both the
students and visiting relatives as part of the will discuss his career as an environmental activist and positive and detrimental events of the past and encourage a
scheduled programming for Family Weekend. self-described status as a conservative environmentalist. peaceful path forward.
Morrell Gymnasium. 7 p.m. Main Lounge, Moulton Union. 7:30 p.m. Shannon Room, Hubbard Hall. 7 p.m.


Family Weekend: Bowdoin College “Eighth Grade” Yellow Shirt Day
Concert Band The Frontier Theater will begin a week of screening “Eighth Students and faculty will wear yellow shirts from the Bowdo-
In the first of a trilogy of “FRIENDS” concerts this academic Grade,” a film which depicts the awkward and embarrassing in Queer-Straight Alliance in solidarity with queer members
year, an array of musicians will play pieces by composers moments of a thirteen-year-old girl as she makes her way of the community. Participants will meet at the Polar Bear
including John Philip Souza and James Newton Howard. through middle school. Statue to take a group picture.
Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. 2 p.m. Frontier Theater. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Polar Bear. 4:15 p.m.

26 EVENT 27 28 EVENT 29 30 31 1 EVENT

Candle Debate Congressional Gratitude

Lighting Watching and Gubernatorial Thursdays
Party Debate