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The Nation’s Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly Friday, December 6, 2019 Volume 149, Number 12 bowdoinorient.com

Housekeepers start unionization effort, but face hurdles


housekeepers supporting the (SEIU) and represents cus- Housekeeper Bonnie Per- would give us more respect.” obviously don’t,” Green said.
by Alyce McFadden initiative, but efforts to collect todial workers at the Maine kins is among those in favor of Sandy Green, another “We’re covering between 13
and Diego Lasarte
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enough signed union autho- Maritime Academy and vari- unionization. For her, mem- housekeeper, also supports and 15 assignments a day be-
rization cards appear to have ous local community colleges. bership in the MSEA would unionization, believing a cause people are out, and our
Members of the house- come to a standstill. According to its website, the mean dignity and recognition, union will help housekeepers bodies are breaking.”
keeping staff have begun the Director of Organizing union helps members navigate something that, according to advocate for new equipment Not all housekeepers agree
process of unionization with and Field Operations for the issues “from day-to-day work- past testimonies from over a and the ability to decide their that unionization will solve
the help of organizers from MSEA Angela MacWhinnie ing conditions to health and dozen housekeepers, has often own schedules. their problems. Housekeep-
the Maine State Employees began distributing the union safety issues to the bargaining been missing from their work. “We are overworked and er Sonya Morrell declined to
Association (MSEA). Union cards on November 19. MSEA table, [to] ensure [that] all “We don’t get no respect. understaffed big time, and sign the union card when a
representatives declined to is a chapter of the Service Em- workers are treated fairly so None at all,” Perkins said. “I [the College] tells us we have
comment on the number of ployees International Union we all can do our jobs well.” think if we had a union they enough employees, and we Please see UNION, page 3

Town Council declares climate DISAPPROVAL APPROVAL

emergency ahead of climate rally


President Clayton Rose’s Approval Rating

ises to forward the resolution tinue to push [the Brunswick


FALL 2018
by Holly Harris to the Maine state legislature. Town Council],” said May-
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In the past month, cli- nard in an interview.
In the lead up to today’s mate advocacy in Maine has “I hope that through the
climate rally, Bowdoin Cli- focused on passing climate Planning Board and the ac- SPRING 2019
mate Action (BCA) co-lead- emergency declarations at the tion plan they’re developing,
ers Perrin Milliken ’22 and municipal level in an effort [Brunswick] will meet the
Leif Maynard ’23 stressed the to kickstart action around goals we set in the resolution.
importance of acknowledging climate change at the state or Now it’s up to them, and up to
the urgency of the climate cri- national level. Brunswick be- us to pressure them to follow FALL 2019
sis at Monday night’s Bruns- came the fourth town council through,” Maynard contin-
wick Town Council meeting. in Maine to pass a similar ued.
20% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80%
The council unanimously resolution, following South Members of BCA are op-
passed BCA’s proposed res- Portland, Bar Harbor and timistic that with other town CLAYTON FELL: President Clayton Rose’s approval ratings have been declining over the past semesters
olution, which declared an Portland. councils following suit, Maine from 74.1 percent last fall to 59.8 percent last spring to 42.5 this semester.
official climate emergency in Maynard noted that while will become the first state to
Brunswick. passing the resolution estab- declare a climate emergency.
By agreeing to the propos- lishes a new sense of urgency The group is hosting a rally
al, Brunswick committed to surrounding environmental today at noon at the Bruns- For the complete approval rating results and more from
work on developing an action issues, the resolution only wick Town Mall. The rally is
plan that would potentially represents the first step to- taking place in conjunction the Bowdoin Orient Student Survey, SEE PAGE 8.
eliminate carbon emissions by wards Brunswick addressing
2030. The council also prom- climate change. “We will con- Please see CLIMATE, page 5

Local keg supplier closes after 62 years Jill Lepore discusses


by Reuben Schafir
ed on the corner of Pleasant
Street and Westminster Ave-
of the most diverse selections
of beer in the region.
operated the market until June
of 2011, two weeks before his
US political climate
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nue, has closed its doors. At the age of 27, Bouthot’s death at the age of 81. historian, journalist and public
“I’m excited for it … I’m Uncle Tom’s Market was father, L. Thomas “Uncle Tom” “Uncle Tom” Bouthot by Ian Ward intellectual who has written 11
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free!” said Dan Bouthot, own- nothing short of an institution Bouthot, opened the Mod- changed the name of the store monograph-length works, one
er of Uncle Tom’s Market, as in Brunswick. It was the pri- el Market store on April 25, to Uncle Tom’s Market in Jill Lepore H’15 is worried of which earned her a Bancroft
a sizeable grin emerged from mary supplier of kegs to Bow- 1957. Dan was born five years 1976. Despite its proximity to about the nation, and she thinks Prize and two of which have
underneath his unruly white doin students and, over the later, and he began working Harriet Beecher Stowe’s home that you should be too. been nominated for Pulitzers.
beard. After 62 years and sev- last several decades, became there around the age of seven. and her abolitionist novel “It has often been said, in She also contributes regularly to
en months, the market, locat- widely known for having one The elder Bouthot owned and “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” the name the 21st century and in earlier The New Yorker, where she has
change had no connection to centuries, too, that Americans been a staff writer since 2005.
Stowe’s book. lack a shared past and that, built Over the course of her
In the 1960s and 1970s, the on cracked foundations, the 45-minute talk, Lepore offered
elder Bouthot’s sister lived Republic is crumbling,” writes an abridged version of the sto-
across the street with her five Lepore in the introduction to ry of America that she tells in
children, who all frequented “These Truths,” her 930-page “These Truths,” of the nation
their uncle’s shop. Before long, single-volume history of the from before it was a nation to
their moniker for him, “Uncle United States, published in Sep- 2016–which, she admitted, feels
Tom,” caught on throughout tember 2018. “The United States like a “very long time ago.”
the neighborhood. is founded on a set of ideals, but “It’s a ridiculously ambitious
“There were probably about Americans have become so di- project,” Lepore said of “These
50 kids that would come to vided that they no longer agree, Truths.” “It’s a little bit like if
this store at that time … and if they ever did, about what you’ve ever seen the complete
are calling him Uncle Tom,” those ideas are, or were.” abridged works of William
said his son. “That’s what it The narrative of this centu- Shakespeare. Yes, I’ve somehow
became, you know?” ries-long contest over the idea managed to compare myself to
Uncle Tom was a beloved of America formed the through- William Shakespeare.”
figure in town, well-known line of Lepore’s Kenneth V. San- Pacing back and forth across
to many of midcoast Maine’s tagata Memorial Lecture which the Kresge stage, Lepore used
beer-lovers. she delivered before a packed graphic representations of
Jesse Bishop, the last em- Kresge Auditorium on Thurs- America—everything from Az-
ployee hired by the elder day night. tec maps to early republican po-
Bouthot before his death, was Lepore, the David Woods litical cartoons to Jasper Johns
REUBEN SCHAFIR, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT hired in 2009 and worked at Kemper ’41 Professor of Amer- paintings—to illustrate how
TAPPED OUT: Uncle Tom’s Market on Pleasant Street closed after more than six decades of serving Brunswick. The ican History at Harvard Uni-
family-owned business was passed down from father Thomas “Uncle Tom” Bouthot to son Dan Bouthot. Please see KEGS, page 5 versity, is a prolific American Please see LEPORE, page 4

N ADMISSIONS F BACK IN BLOOM A DANCIN’ TIL THE END S THE WEAPON OF HOPE O MEME TIME
Admissions reports a a 12.5 percent Pretty Flowers specializes in custom flower Performances mark end of the semester Siya Kolisi and political power of South The FoxBox takes a look at the impact of
increase in ED I applications. Page 3. arrangements and wreaths. Page 6. for Dept. of Theater and Dance. Page 9. African rugby. Page 11. memes on Gen Z culture. Page 15.
2 Friday, December 6, 2019

2 PAGE TWO
Wondering what happened to the Security Report?
Randy was out today, so check out these holiday cards instead.
STUDENT SPEAK:
Please behave yourselves. What caused the Thorne fire alarm to go off ?

Lauren Hickey ’20


DIY HOLIDAY CARDS
"Someone put raisin bread in the
toaster."

YOUR
Safa Salman ’23
FACE
HERE "The Indian food was too fire."

Emmeline Flagg ’22


"Ryan started the fire."

Warm wishes, The Nichols

Ryan Kovarovics ’23


"Someone ate too many chickpeas and
YOUR
FACE
farted."
HERE

Hayden Keene ’22


"Cody’s sass. "

xoxo, The Dempseys COMPILED BY DIEGO LASARTE AND LILY RANDALL

Bowdoin’s Spotify Unwrapped


by Lily Randall
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HIGHLIGHT MOMENTS
TOP 15 SONGS OF 2019 1. You spent 22 hours listening to Mr.
1. Bells, Bitch by The Chapel Brightside in Baxter Basement.
2. F*** the Police by Red Brick 2. You spent four days listening exclusively to
3. You’re Out of Swipes by Irene ft. Connie Maggie Rogers after your BOC trip.
4.Where Are My Blundstones? by the BOC 3. You listened to the entire discography of
5. Daddy by Randy Nichols Cigarettes After Sex after your breakup in
6. Sober Semester by The BPD ft. the Sirens October. Sorry we didn’t send anyone to check
on you.
7. I’m Oppressed by Patrick Dempsey 4. You searched for “The Bus” on Spotify 15
8. New Login Detected by Duo Security times over the course of a single week.
9. Sticky Floors by Lighthouse 5. You listened to Tobi Lou for the first time
10. Where’s My OneCard? by the First Years in early November. You skipped the song after
11. Fight Night by Ladd ft. Bates 30 seconds and never listened again.
12. Just Tryna Live by the Housekeepers 6. You felt alternative for listening to Rex
13. $$$$$$$ by Clayton Ro$e Orange County, Tame Impala and Mac
14. Get Wrecked by the J-Board Demarco. You were shocked to find out people
15. Wasn’t Me by Jes Staley had, in fact, heard of these bands before.
Friday, December 6, 2019 NEWS 3

NEWS IN BRIEF Revamped Leadership Training program


COMPILED BY LILY RANDALL AND HALINA BENNET

BOWDOIN RECEIVES RECORD


NUMBER OF APPLICANTS FOR
experiences hiccups in its first year
EARLY DECISION ROUND 1
Last month, 820 high school students submitted early decision I
(ED I) applications, a 12.5 percent increase from last year and the
most ED I applications Bowdoin has ever received.
Bowdoin provided accommodations for early decision appli-
cants affected by the extended teacher strikes in Chicago as well
as natural disasters in California and Texas. Though most students
ultimately did not need them, the accommodations included an
extension on the application deadline, the option to solicit letters
of recommendation from community members and allowing the
uploading of a graded paper in lieu of a recommendation letter.
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Whitney Soule did not
attribute the increase to any singular effort by the Office of Admis-
sions.
“Our recruitment efforts, our messaging campaigns, and broad-
ening [the] reach of awareness of Bowdoin are probably all im-
portant influences,” Soule explained. “We are still working through
the reading and selection process for this round, but the group is
incredibly talented, making our work both really interesting and
really complicated at the same time.”
ED I applications were due November 15, and applicants will
receive a decision on December 15.

FOLLOWING STUDENT COMPLAINTS,


DINING REMOVES
BULLETIN BOARD POSTERS COURTESY OF MASON WINTER
PEAKED: Leadership Training participants were all smiles on Bigelow Mountain during an expedition over fall break. Some of the program’s participants are
Posters on a Moulton Union bulletin board detailing the calo- now facing the choice of staying in Maine after the second semester finishes or waiting until next year to complete their certification.
rie counts of standard Thanksgiving foods were taken down after
students anonymously pinned angry comments to the board. students have to go on both the next fall. … I think having one director in
The posters, which included “strategies to decrease intake by Aura Carlson winter and spring break trips. Students who were not given charge of the leadership training
and manage weight,” were posted on the Thursday before and Andrew Bastone This has led to massive over en- a spot on the spring break trip program would be extremely
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Thanksgiving—the day of Bowdoin Dining’s annual Thanks- rollment in the outing planned expressed frustration at the pros- beneficial for this program to
giving dinner. Following the overhaul of the for spring break—a skiing trip in pect of having to stay after school make sure things are running
“The bulletin board was put up in [an] earnest attempt to sat- Bowdoin Outing Club’s (BOC) Canada. More than 40 students finishes in order to be certified smoothly.”
isfy requests by students and staff who had asked for nutrition Leadership Training (LT) pro- requested a spot and only 14 before next fall. “I’ve heard just generally
information,” wrote Susanne D’Angelo-Cooley, Moulton Union’s gram this fall, participants may participants, chosen at random, “I think now I’ll have to go on that the club is rather disor-
operations manager and nutritionist for Bowdoin dining, in an have to finish their certification were given a spot in the trip. the trip after finals end in May, ganized this year, in terms of
email earlier this week. One poster claimed, “The average per- next fall due to lack of space on Noa Schumman ’22 believes which I didn’t really want to do,” transition to this new system,”
son gains seven pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas.” a trip taking place over spring that the BOC has legitimate Mason Winter ’23 said. Maynard noted.
D’Angelo-Cooley explained, “The board was taken down af- break. reasons for limiting the num- “I want to go home. I have Next Thursday, BOC will
ter insulting and negative comments were posted.” To complete LT, students are ber of spots. summer plans,” said Leif May- host a meeting with this year’s
Some students, including Sydney Burton ’23, found the sig- required to go on two separate “[There are] 14 spots avail- nard ’23. “I really wanted to fin- LT participants, the first time the
nage to be more harmful than helpful. expeditions, which are held over able because [BOC] wants to ish LT this year, [but] now I’m program has met as a full group.
“This seems incredibly unnecessary—especially the calories. fall break, winter break, spring keep the cost down,” Schumann struggling to see how that’s gonna “I’m assuming they’re going
When I was eating my Thanksgiving dinner, I certainly wasn’t break and after the end of the said. “It made sense. It’s a long happen.” to tell us an alternative option
thinking about that. Nobody should be,” Burton said. “I should spring semester. drive [and] they will only have According to Schumann, the to spring break or another op-
not have to be guilted into feeling concerned with my weight on Students were accepted into one van. And also it’s a backcoun- BOC needs to hire more staff, tion for how you can complete
the one night a year where I should be concerned with my own LT in three waves. The first group try skiing trip—you can’t really possibly someone to be in charge LT this year without having all
feelings of gratitude.” of participants was accepted prior take more than 14 without people of the LT program, in order to of the expedition requirements
Rather than focusing on the importance of giving thanks to fall break, and some were able getting lost.” make the changes students are done,” Schumann said. “But I
during the holiday, Burton believes Moulton Union’s weight to go on the fall break expedition. The students who were not requesting. hope that they do address the
warning added pressure to the festivities. The second and third groups, placed in the spring break trip “The leaders of the BOC work issue.”
“It’s honestly appalling how dining felt the need to take the joy however, were accepted after fall may now have to attend an ex- so diligently and work so hard,” Outing Club Director Mike
out of the meal by illustrating the gritty reality of the food’s effect,” break. So to complete LT before pedition after school finishes in Schumann said. “But the three Woodruff did not respond to
Burton said. “But no regrets because that pecan pie was amazing.” the end of the school year, these May or finish their certification [directors] are spread too thin comment.

UNION nobody said a word,” Green


said. “And of course, I wasn’t
ent on behalf of the adminis-
tration, Director of Commu-
not support the union as they
see fit.”
part of that, whether it’s high-
er ed or K-12.”
a guarantee from the school
beyond oral testimony that
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going to speak up in that nications Scott Hood reiterated Based on her professional The unionization effort workers will not face intimi-
co-worker approached her meeting and start arguing that the College respects the experience as an organizer, comes just weeks after Presi- dation, retaliation or termina-
towards the end of Novem- with her, but it was pretty bad. unionization process and en- MacWhinnie assumes that the dent Clayton Rose announced tion for speaking their truths,”
ber. After doing her own re- It was very scary to a lot of the courages employees to make College is following the advice a series of wage increases for Poole said.
search on unionization, Mor- housekeepers.” their own decisions on the of contracted lawyers. full-time hourly staff, with the The student-led Bowdo-
rell became concerned that At that same meeting, question of union membership. “My guess is they probably ultimate goal of a $17 mini- in Labor Alliance issued a
unionization could lead to a Senior Vice President for “We know there are some hired a very expensive law mum wage by 2022. In 2018, statement in response to the
re-evaluation of existing ben- Finance and Administra- who have been talking about firm,” she said. “They’re get- the Orient reported that some housekeeper-led unionization
efits for housekeepers. tion and Treasurer Matthew unionizing the housekeeping ting advice about how to run Bowdoin housekeepers strug- effort.
“We need to be working on Orlando circulated a letter staff here at Bowdoin. Our an [anti-union] campaign.” gle to make ends meet with “Over the last year and a
a lot of things in our depart- to housekeepers that encour- housekeepers are vital mem- The difficulties of union the salary and benefits provid- half, the Bowdoin Labor Al-
ment: management, issues aged them to think carefully bers of the Bowdoin commu- organization are not unique to ed to them by the College, and liance has worked to support
and all of the things that have before signing union cards. nity, and they have every right Bowdoin. On October 31, the they regularly work second campus staff in their fight for
been … said,” Morrell said. “No one should be made to to explore joining a union,” Middlebury Campus reported jobs to supplement their Bow- just compensation, inclusion
“But I personally do not feel feel they need to sign a union Hood wrote in a statement. that ongoing efforts to union- doin income. and respect. We will continue
that unionization is the best card against their will just to “We simply want to make ize members of the college’s Bowdoin Student Govern- to stand beside our friends
way to do that.” stop being pressured or ha- sure that each employee has facility staff had ground to a ment (BSG) has spoken out in the housekeeping depart-
Morrell shared some of her rassed,” the letter reads. the ability to consider the halt. MacWhinnie, however, in solidarity with college em- ment as they embrace a bet-
concerns at a staff meeting at The document clarifies decision on their own with a is optimistic about the future ployees in the past and passed ter future for themselves and
the end of November, which that the College “does not full understanding of the pros of organized labor on college a motion in October that for this institution,” read the
was attended by members of have a problem with unions” and cons of being represented campuses. praised the wage increase. statement.
the College’s administration and that it will “respect the by a union, and that they are “[There are] a lot of work- The motion’s author, Caroline Green acknowledged the
and Human Resources staff. right of employees to union- able to decide free from coer- ers that are coming together Poole ’22, explained the im- support from students and
Green believes that Morrell’s ize if that is what they want cion, harassment, or retalia- and deciding to organize even petus behind the motion and reaffirmed her commitment
comments may have made to do.” tion. We ask members of our if it’s challenging, and we’ve its sustained relevance in the to the cause of unionization
housekeepers who were other- The Office of Communica- community and those from seen a lot of amazing success context of unionization. going forward.
wise supportive of unionizing tions published the full letter outside the College who are of people coming together “I fully intend to follow up “Everybody that we spoke
nervous about repercussions. in full on its website on De- encouraging this move to be and making real change,” and continue discussing ques- to said that we need change.
“She asked if anybody was cember 5. respectful of each other and of MacWhinnie said. “People in tions of wages and working And we need it now, not a year
against having the union, and In a statement to the Ori- everyone’s right to support or education institutions [are] a conditions so that we can get from now.”
4 NEWS Friday, December 6, 2019

Local man’s death shows extent of Maine’s housing shortage


Williams was born and freeze to death. He deserved June 2019, but the organization to be housed, voucher in hand, study show that recipients of
by Emily Cohen raised in Brunswick and had better. His life mattered.” still had to turn away 251 indi- but denied a home due to the housing vouchers in Maine
Orient Staff
been experiencing homeless- Annie Rose ’20, who has viduals and 205 families due to incredible lack of affordable had to wait an average of 33
A Brunswick man was ness for years. He was a fre- volunteered at The Gathering lack of space in its two shelters. housing in our area,” said months before receiving one.
found dead in his sleeping bag quent visitor of The Gathering Place since June, said Russell, Williams was not a guest at ei- Rose. “I think it’s important Daniel Brennan, director
by the train tracks on Federal Place, Brunswick’s day shelter. despite the obstacles he faced, ther of Tedford’s shelters. for Bowdoin students to rec- of the Maine State Housing
Street on November 23. Rus- Executive Director Mary Con- “was always warm and kind Shortly before his death, ognize how these social prob- Authority, told WGME that
sell Williams, 64, was reported nelly told the Times Record and tried to see the good in Williams had received a lems affect real individuals.” there are currently more than
missing on November 5. that Williams “could never re- people.” housing choice voucher that A lack of affordable hous- 19,000 people on the voucher
The death is not consid- ally quite get on his feet” due to As of January 2018, an es- subsidizes rent for affordable ing in Maine means demand is waiting list.
ered suspicious, according to a struggle with mental health. timated 2,516 people were housing. He was unable to find high for housing vouchers, but According to the National
Brunswick Police Department “This is not someone who experiencing homelessness housing before the voucher it also means that recipients of Low Income Housing Coali-
(BPD) Commander Mark was from away,” Connelly in Maine on any given day. In expired after 60 days. vouchers have difficulty using tion, the shortage of available
Waltz, though the official said. “This was his home. This Brunswick, Tedford Housing “I’m hopeful that Bruns- them before they expire. affordable homes for ex-
cause of death is not yet avail- community is not somewhere served 86 individuals and 23 wick will recognize this trage- Data from the 2018 Picture tremely low-income renters in
able. someone should be able to families between July 2018 and dy for what it is—a man ready of Subsidized Households Maine is upwards of 20,000.

LEPORE the Orient. “I get a lot of emails


from readers of that book, a lot
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of people who are studying for
America, as much a set of ideals the citizenship exam … people
as a geographical unit, has nev- who say ‘I don’t really feel like
er been an uncontested concept. I belong somehow,’ or it’s been
From Columbus to Trump, a very painful experience
Lepore argued, America has ex- immigrating to this country,
isted in between what it is and and that there was something
what its citizens, defenders and about the experience of read-
critics believe it ought to be. ing the book that’s made them
Covering over four centuries feel they belonged.”
of history, Lepore attempted Many of the attendees believe
to give “a sense of change over that Lepore’s talk was a success,
time,” as debates over the na- pointing to the skill with which
ture of America, who counts she convened a broad topic.
as American and who gets to “I thought it was fascinating,”
say who counts as an American said local resident Al Miller,
have evolved—or stayed the who attended the talk. “I had
same. no idea how she [was] going to
Although distilling 400 years cover what she did, but she has a
down to a single narrative is no good sense of humor, great pre-
small task, according to Lepore, sentation. She’s wicked quick.”
it’s important to try. Students also enjoyed the
“Our past is as polarized as talk.
our present,” Lepore said. “Most “It was an ambitious endeav-
political arguments are actually or,” said Gabrielle Maffezzoli
just super abridged historical ’20. “She’s got this 1,000-page
arguments. ‘Make America volume and she tried to sum it
Great Again’ is a four-word in- up in 45 minutes, but despite
terpretation of all of American that challenge I enjoyed it,
history.” and I thought she did a good
Lepore’s own three-word in- job. I’ve now just got her book
terpretation? Up on the screen and got it signed, so I’m feel-
flashed a demonstrator holding ing inspired.”
a sign reading “WTF.” Asked to offer a prediction
“I did write ‘These Truths’ of the direction of American
with the idea that it could—and democracy, Lepore declined,
it was my hope that it would— citing the “secrets of the histo-
reach a wide audience, that it’s rian’s guild.” bo
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HISTORY MAKER: .co writer for the New Yorker and Harvard professor Jill Lepore H’15 delivers a talk about her one-volume history of the U.S. Thursday.
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Friday, December 6, 2019 NEWS 5

Student panel on disability calls for empathy, not sympathy


inclusivity and accessibility for explained that empathy allows ities are integral members of pus so that the student doesn’t es to other needs, including
by Horace Wang and people with disabilities,” Di- students with disabilities to the Bowdoin community who have to pave their own way and awareness and education.”
Samira Iqbal rector of Student Accessibility take the lead in discussions deserve to be included. Second, spend so much time and energy Prior to its creation there
Orient Staff
Lesley Levy wrote in an email about accessibility. people should not assume that just trying to go to class.” was a smaller Americans with
The College celebrated In- to the Orient. The students noted that as a person with a disability is The Student Accessibility Of- Disabilities Act committee that
ternational Day for Persons The events, which were minorities on campus, it is of- incapable, fragile, lives a less- fice supports students with dis- considered ways to improve
with Disabilities this week with scheduled throughout the day ten their responsibility to ad- er life or wants to be “cured.” abilities, impairments and access the accessibility of Bowdoin’s
programming that included on Tuesday, were organized vocate for themselves and call Lastly, it is the Bowdoin com- needs. This year, it has extended facilities.
the DisAbled Students Associ- by the Student Accessibility attention to inaccessibility. munity’s responsibility to make its reach and infrastructure. The Accessibility Task Force,
ation (DASA) tabling in David Office, DASA and the Accessi- “I’m not here to fix Bow- the College more accessible to “The Student Accessibility chaired by Senior Vice Presi-
Saul Smith Union, a “lunch and bility Task Force. doin’s problems,” said panelist those with disabilities. Office had other priorities in dent for Finance and Adminis-
learn” with the Accessibility The student panel featured Thais Carillo ’23. “I’m here to “We need to get the entire its first two years, including tration and Treasurer Matthew
Task Force and a student panel six students who had disabil- be a student.” school to be more proactive in- opening the Test Center and Orlando, is broader in scope
on disability at Bowdoin. ities ranging from dyslexia to Levy identified three main stead of reactive,” said Benjamin implementing a new software and assesses accessibility at
“The primary goal of the chronic pain. Despite markedly themes she hoped students Wu ’18, one of the panel’s mod- system to manage student Bowdoin. Now in its third year,
programming for International different experiences with dis- who attended the program- erators, in an interview with accommodations and faculty the task force features working
Day of Persons with Disabilities ability, the panelists all stressed ming for International Day of the Orient. “Professors should notification letters,” Levy ex- groups in areas such as accessi-
was to raise awareness about the importance of showing Persons with Disabilities took have access to accessible mate- plained. “Now that those are bility awareness, assistive tech-
disabilities at Bowdoin and empathy as opposed to sym- away. First, students, faculty rials and teaching tools before up and running, the Office can nology, curricular accessibility,
encourage discussion about pathy or frustration. Panelists and staff living with disabil- a blind student comes to cam- devote more time and resourc- facilities and web accessibility.

CLIMATE
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with the Sunrise Movement’s


plan for a nationwide protest
at politicians’ offices today.
“[The purpose of the rally]
is to expose the urgency of
the crisis so that people are
compelled to take action,”
said Milliken. “We’re trying
to make people realize it’s af-
fecting Maine right now. It’s
not just an issue of the future.”
While BCA focused its
efforts on student outreach
for the Global Climate Strike
Rally held in late September,
the leaders expanded their
attention to the Brunswick
community for this rally by
hosting the event in the cen-
ter of town and advertising to
local schools and businesses
with posters and emails.
BCA strove to include a
variety of perspectives in the
lineup of speakers at the ral-
ly. The speakers list will fea-
ture two Bowdoin students, a
representative of the Citizens
Climate Lobby, Visiting As-
sistant Professor of German
Andrew Hamilton and John
Newlin, a member of Grow-
ing to Give.
“I think the narrative that
we’re trying to uphold is that
SOPHIA WEI, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
we as a group are part of a
bigger national network and
SUN’S OUT: More than one hundred students and members of Brunswick
gathered at the steps of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art for the Global
movement, and this event
Climate Strike Rally in September where Senate candidate Betsy Sweet
is part … of what’s happen- addressed the crowd. (Bottom) BCA co-leaders (left to right) Ayana Harscoet
ing in the coming months,” ’21 and Perrin Milliken ’22 at the September rally
said BCA co-leader Ayana
Harscoet ’21. it doesn’t matter,” said Millik- once [the movement] grows,
Milliken sees the rally on en. “You need to keep coming then we become the first
Friday as a sort of “training” back.” state, and then pretty soon it’s
for rallies to come next year. Maynard said he wants national,” said Maynard.
She explained that it is crucial members of the Bowdoin and Students will gather on the
for people to not only attend Brunswick community to steps of the Bowdoin College
today’s rally, but also contin- understand that their partic- Museum of Art at 11:45 a.m.
ue to show up to events in the ipation is the beginning of a today to walk to the rally on
coming months. “ripple.” the Brunswick Town Mall.
“People need to make this “It might not seem like BCA leaders are encouraging
a part of their life, otherwise Brunswick is a big deal. But participants to wear yellow. REUBEN SCHAFIR, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT

KEGS Maine, in a message to the Ori-


ent. “Tom was a great guy.”
Over the decades, the two
grew the shop’s beer selection
he had one part-time employ-
ee, Bouthot himself has put in
of Bowdoin’s fraternity system
in 1997, kegs constituted a
the continuous hassle of paper-
work, also made the decision to
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This sentiment was also to over 500 varieties through over 60 hours per week for the much more substantial source close easier. Though kegs can
the market for roughly three echoed by Bowdoin students. a process of trial and error— last eight and a half years. of income for Bouthot. still be obtained from Boot-
years. “There’s this type of beer they would order new beers Bouthot has a son and a “It wouldn’t be unheard of leggers Beverage Warehouse in
“That store gave me a start called Duchesse that I couldn’t and, if they sold quickly, daughter, who both have oth- to sell 20 kegs in a weekend,” Topsham, the closing of Uncle
and gave me a purpose in life,” find anywhere else,” said Elise they’d order more. Though er careers—neither has any he said. Tom’s Market marks the end of
Bishop said in a message to the Lindbergh ’21. “It’s a good, Dan Bouthot admitted that he interest in running the mar- His record was a whopping a beer dynasty in the area.
Orient. “It’s because of Uncle weird beer, and I wanted to see “doesn’t get much,” in the way ket. Without an heir, Bouthot 107 kegs during Senior Week Bouthot looks forward to
Tom’s Market [that] I am now if they had it and they did.” of knowing what’s popular, finally made the decision to in 1995. Though odd and tackling a variety of projects
working for the Brunswick When it first opened, the he said that customers often close the business on Saturday, unique craft brews made up at home and having more time
School Department.” Model Market sold a variety of hailed his selection of beer as November 23. for the decline during peak to cook extravagant meals for
“Everyone working at [Bath produce and grocery products. As the best anywhere east of Port- “I just got to the point season, it was the keg sales his family. He has no specific
Iron Works] traveling South supermarkets moved into town, land, Maine. where this is a little bit much,” that had kept business going plan for the future, other than
stopped there for snacks, beer, meat counter business declined, After the elder Bouthot Bouthot said. “I’m done being during the winter. to finish what stock remains
homemade peanuts, whatever,” and the Bouthot father-son team died, Dan ran the business done down.” Legal tussles with the Li- of his favorite beer, a Flemish
said Lenny Roy, a Bath Iron increasingly focused the market’s more or less single-handedly Business had also slowed quor Board and the Brunswick Red Ale from BFM called Ab-
Works employee of Falmouth, business on beer. until two weeks ago. Though down. Before the dismantling Police Department, as well as baye de Saint Bon Chien.
6 Friday, December 6, 2019

F FEATURES
Students engage with refugees in Brunswick and beyond
glish-language tutoring to asy- assistant, a back-up tutor or tutoring them. This is her sec- support needed to help people Bowdoin students can go to
by Jane Godiner lum seekers living in Maine. a participant in English-lan- ond year working with PHA. enter a community for the first shop around,” Hancock said.
Orient Staff
“[Refugees] need to find guage discussion groups, as “I think my favorite part [of time,” Daigle said. “Just even “It’s more diverse than I ever
The recent influx of asy- ways to transport themselves well as providing transporta- working with PHA] is building being on the periphery of peo- thought a city in Maine would
lum seekers in the American [and gain access to] health tion for students and watch- relationships with kids,” Han- ple helping support this group, be. And learning more about
Northeast has motivated care. Education, and then ing the children of students cock said. “I’ve been working it’s overwhelming how much the struggles that are going
Bowdoin students to engage language, is a barrier for all of during lessons. with the same couple of kids needs to be done.” into the town policy … and
with refugees in Brunswick these things,” Daigle said. “All Kim Hancock ’21 is the and building relationships Similarly, Hancock’s work redefining what homelessness
and its surrounding cities and of the issues surrounding that leader of Bowdoin’s Portland with them, and I feel like hav- with PHA has led her to bet- means within a city that does
develop new service programs can be so overwhelming.” Housing Authority Mentoring ing that kind of one-on-one ter understand the disparity of have a lot of inequality has
tailored to meet the needs of Because the 12-month com- and Tutoring Program (PHA). interaction has been really privilege in Midcoast Maine been really eye-opening.”
these communities. mitment of a full-time tutor is Along with the rest of the club, rewarding.” and the vast amount of work— But at the end of the day,
Caroline Daigle ’20, a spe- not feasible for most students, Hancock travels to a subsi- Daigle’s work with Mid- by both community members Hancock’s work has made her
cial projects fellow at the Jo- Daigle is working to create dized housing community in coast Literacy informed her and policy-makers—that is more optimistic, not less.
seph McKeen Center for the meaningful positions with a Portland each week to work perspective on issues relating required to create a safe and “Given everything—I
Common Good, is currently less strict time commitment with students aged four to 15 to immigrants and refugees stable environment for asylum mean, I don’t know the details
developing new programs to available to members of the years old that primarily come and strengthened her desire to seekers and other vulnerable of their home lives, but just
connect Bowdoin students Bowdoin community. Such from immigrant and refugee support these communities. marginalized populations. seeing that [a] kid has such a
with Midcoast Literacy, an programs will include oppor- families—playing outside, “I have a greater understand- “[I realized] that Portland positive attitude on the world
organization that provides En- tunities to work as a tutoring working on art projects and ing of the complete breadth of isn’t just this place where is very hopeful.”

Always in bloom, Pretty Flowers changes with the seasons


charge $125 for ours, and they
by Emma Sorkin last for a long, long time, but
Orient Staff
people have a tough time when
When you walk into Amy they can buy one for 40 bucks
Maloney’s house, it looks like from L.L. Bean and have it sent
any ordinary house. Magnets, wherever,” Maloney said. “But
pictures and notes cling to we’ve got people that have been
the fridge, art hangs from buying wreaths from us for 20
the wall and light streams in years, so I guess we’re doing
from the windows. There are something right.”
three cups on the kitchen ta- Today, people can buy flow-
ble, each full of pencils sorted ers from the internet with a
by color, with a large sheet of simple search, which, along
paper showing Maloney’s lat- with social media, Maloney
est landscape design laid out cites as a reason for the shrink-
beside them. ing of the flower market in
The door adjacent to the Boston and other specialty
kitchen leads downstairs, orders. Maloney, however, still
marking the barrier be- values personal relationships
tween Maloney’s house and with vendors, customers and
her workshop. Wood tables employees for the success of
are covered in flower stems, her business.
leaves and paper. Pots line the “I rely on [the market ven-
shelves, soft yellow lights hang dors] to make sure I get the
from the ceiling and green best product, and hopefully
wreaths are laid out across the that’ll keep going. I do worry
table in the back room, sur- if I can’t just go and depend on
rounded by piles of ribbons those really crucial people that
and pinecones. helped me make my business
Maloney runs her busi- unique,” she said. “I lead by
REUBEN SCHAFIR, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
ness Pretty Flowers out of her example.”
ALL SMILES: Founder of Pretty Flowers Amy Maloney specializes in custom floral arrangements, wreaths and landscaping. The business crafts arrangements
Brunswick home and has done from largely locally-sourced flowers. Having worked in sales, Ma-
so since 1991, after her daugh- loney values the creativity and
ters were born. on campus. Whenever possible, Ma- She used to travel to the planning things—I go with my freedom that having her own
“I decided I didn’t want to “That was huge. [Doing loney tries to source flowers New England Flower Mar- gut a lot.” business affords her. Her favor-
work outside the house, so I an arrangement for the Col- from local farms. “I do depend ket to pick up flowers once A flower business in Maine, ite thing about Pretty Flowers
had to figure out something I lege] really got things going more and more on local flower a week. These frequent trips however, comes with its share is “the fact that it’s mine,” she
could do at home. I grew up in because I’d do something farms. I’m very much into not helped Maloney separate her of challenges, Maloney ex- said. “I worked for other peo-
California, and I followed my here and something there harming the earth any way that business from other Bruns- plained. When business slows ple for the first 30 years of my
grandmother around in her for somebody because they’d I can, but I also like things to be wick florists in terms of types in January and February, Pretty life, and I’m glad to work for
gardens and always loved that asked, but it wasn’t really a vi- unique,” Maloney said. “There of flowers available. Flowers plans for the coming myself.”
and thought, ‘you know, I can able business,” Maloney said. are limits to locally grown “When I started, there were seasons. In winter, the business “I just [enjoy] making peo-
do that’,” Maloney said. “So that was when it all kind flowers [because farms] tend to 20 vendors. I think they’re sells wreaths, each one deco- ple happy with what we can
Pretty Flowers began with of started.” grow the same things.” down to eight [now],” Maloney rated by hand with specialized do, being artistic, and having
casual sales from her home Today, Pretty Flowers has When she cannot find a said. “Things have changed. We features, intricate ribbons and a business where people ap-
on Mere Point Road. A big seven employees and takes on flower she needs locally, she get things shipped up as much colorful arrangements. preciate our artistry and want
break for her, she said, was the projects ranging from wedding drives to Boston to hand-se- as we can, but I liked [going to “It’s had ups and downs to have us do things for them,
chance to do arrangements for flower arrangements to holiday lect it from the New England Boston]. I’ve always loved to because there’s a price point whether it be in their garden or
Bowdoin and design gardens wreaths to landscape design. Flower Market. just go see. I’m not very good at people don’t want to pay. We on their kitchen table.”

TALK TO US.
Ranging from lighthearted moments to serious reflections about life at and beyond Bowdoin, Talks of the
Quad feature the Bowdoin community’s best short-form writing. They are published every other week
and can be written by any member of the Bowdoin community. Generally 700-1,000 words.

EMAIL ORIENT@BOWDOIN.EDU
Friday, December 6, 2019 FEATURES 7

Russwurm Center: a missing link in the Underground Railroad?

KYRA TAN

Packard and Professor of One historical account times symbolic and does not their family’s home. Such writ- ther inland. Those who went
Mathematics William Smyth. states that, “[in] about 1980, actually mean that slaves were ings explain that these men through Brunswick could often
Poke the Bear Regardless of its name, this my wife, while working at transported below the ground, and women entered their home rely on quilts hanging from the
by Sela Kay building has stood the test of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic certain paths in Maine were, in during the night and were gone porches of houses to determine
time and been a part of nearly Museum, was shown a tun- fact, underground. This same by dawn, signaling a clandes- which homes were safehouses
If you’re familiar with Bow- two centuries of American his- nel beneath the campus by a source explains that tunnels tine system. Smyth himself was for runaway slaves, taking this
doin, you’re probably familiar tory. Its story goes far beyond custodian at the College … ran between several safehouses also a self-proclaimed aboli- route of escape due to its prox-
with the Russwurm African sleepy Brunswick’s College from her description it seems in Brunswick and Topsham, tionist who strongly believed imity to Canada.
American Center. This house Street and serves as a reminder to be similar to those I have and some of these tunnels were in social justice, which further So, whether the Russwurm
was constructed in 1827 and that history can be found in the seen in Topsham, [and] the actually wide enough to allow points to the likelihood of his Center did, in fact, physically
named after John Brown Russ- least likely of places. Packard-Smyth House … the comfortable passage of home’s second use as a step in provide safe passage for slaves
wurm, an 1826 graduate of As this house has survived [and] is thought to have been horse and buggy between their the Underground Railroad. from house to house or merely
Bowdoin and the first African hundreds of years of residen- a part of this network of safe- walls. So, when the author ex- What makes this theory served as a place of acceptance
American to receive a Bowdoin cy and academia, it has also houses.” From this account, it plains that the tunnels below even more plausible is that sev- and refuge, it is clear that this
degree. survived centuries of hidden becomes clear that not only is campus resemble those in Top- eral sources have commented building has a rich abolitionist
While it now boasts the agendas. While sources cannot there proof of tunnels under sham, he stipulates that per- on the undeniable existence history. The Russwurm Center
name of one of Bowdoin’s fin- directly prove that the house Bowdoin’s campus, but there haps Bowdoin’s tunnels served of Underground Railroad deserves to capture Bowdoin’s
est scholars, the building was was one of many stops on the have also been accounts of the the same abolitionist purposes systems not only in Maine, attention and we should al-
formerly labeled as the Pack- Underground Railroad System, Russwurm Center’s very own as well. but specifically in Brunswick ways recognize and appreciate
ard-Smyth House—a tribute to there is significant speculation building being utilized for an In addition, unpublished as well. Many slaves seem to the tangled history surround-
former Bowdoin Professor of regarding its role in housing anti-slavery agenda. writings from William Smyth’s have escaped through Portland ing us. Besides … who knows
Ancient Language and Classi- escaped slaves during the Civil And while the term “Un- son lead readers to believe that before heading either up the what else could be hiding on
cal Literature Alpheus Spring War. derground Railroad” is often- many fugitives passed through coast toward Canada or fur- campus?

Jacob Baskes: student chef extraordinaire


relatives prepared on those spe- Jacob makes time to cook at then baked for 45 minutes in
Forking Around cial occasions, such as paella Bowdoin as well; he is on the the oven. Jacob poured a shal-
by Will and Thai basil chicken. He loves 14 meal plan, largely because lot, sherry and red wine sauce
Donaldson the social aspect of cooking. he likes to socialize in the din- over the duck; he served it
“The joy of cooking, to me, is ing halls. He often cooks for his alongside crumbled pecans and
The other night, I had the that it creates a celebration with friends on special occasions. leaks propped upright and filled
immense pleasure of eating a food at the center,” he said. Last year he cooked an eight- with a beet and cocoa puree.
meal cooked by Jacob Baskes Cooking is just one of Jacob’s course meal in a Brunswick The second was a Mediterra-
’20, a fantastic chef and the many hobbies. He is a triath- Apartment kitchen for eight of nean-inspired roasted vegetable
most eligible bachelor at Bow- lete and recently competed in his friends featuring coconut dish with sliced sweet potatoes,
doin. Jacob and I have been the Lobsterman Triathlon. He carrot soup, pan-seared sumac red onions and broccoli stalk,
friends since our first year is also an expert guitar player; salmon and steak with roasted served with tahini sauce, lem-
when we both joined the fris- later this year he will play in a bok-choy, bacon fat-tomato on, parsley, za’atar and, to add
bee team. The same year, he secret show with some of Bow- sauce, gooseberries and crispy brightness, pomegranate.
spearheaded a team dinner. doin’s best musicians (wouldn’t farro. I tried the duck first. It was
He got permission from the you like to know where). Jacob “When you’re doing some- extremely tender, perfect for a
residents of Howell to use their compares cooking to making thing like that, timing is the cold fall night and perked up by
kitchen and made gourmet ta- music. For him, both include hardest part,” he said. the tart flavor of the sauce. The
cos—outshining the rest of our a good deal of improvisation, While making dinner for leeks were cool and delicate.
dishes with ease. since he does not cook from me, Jacob pulled sliced sweet The Mediterranean-inspired COURTESY OF WILL DONALDSON
Jacob’s love of cooking comes recipes. He prefers to try out his potatoes from the oven, causing roasted vegetable dish com- TIME TO EAT: Jacob Baskes ’20 finds time to craft intricate and delicious
from his family; he learned to own combinations of flavors. A the house’s overly sensitive fire plemented the duck perfectly, dishes for his friends and family at home and at Bowdoin.
cook from his mother, who good dish of food, like a good alarm to go off. He rushed over offering a milder flavor palate serve a small tasting menu at is competitive or ambitious, but
made dinner most nights piece of music, should be “sym- to the alarm and waved a towel while remaining warm and rich. night and fresh pastries and because of the intrinsic joy he
during his childhood. In middle phonic,” Jacob explained. at it until it died, adding the fin- Jacob does not plan to cook healthy breakfast bowls in the finds in doing those things. He
school, he even cooked for the “I really enjoy taking the raw ishing touches to each dish, he professionally after Bowdoin, morning, along with coffee. encouraged me to tell my read-
family from time to time. ingredients and transforming plated them and brought them but he does plan to cook for Jacob Baskes is a fantastic ers that he would like to cook for
Holidays, especially Thanks- them into a beautiful meal that to the dining room table. himself and his family in the chef, a talented individual and a you, as long as you pay him back
giving, were a production in the people can enjoy,” Jacob said. There were two courses. The future. He dreams of one day good friend. He relishes cooking, for ingredients.
Baskes household. Jacob took “It’s one of the best uses of three first was a cut of duck, pan- owning a small restaurant and racing, playing guitar and mak- You can follow Jacob Baskes
inspiration from the dishes his hours I can imagine.” seared with smoked paprika coffee shop in Chicago. It would ing people laugh, not because he on Instagram @Jacobaskes.
8 SURVEY Friday, December 6, 2019

Bowdoin Orient Student Survey FALL 2019 RESULTS


Compiled by Rohini Kurup, Gwen Davidson
and Drew Macdonald

DISAPPROVAL APPROVAL
BRUNSWICK POLICE DEPT.
BRUNSWICK
ENTERTAINMENT BOARD
JUDICIAL BOARD
Strongly disapprove
THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
Disapprove
STUDENT ACTIVITIES FUNDING COMMITTEE Approve
YOUR CLASS COUNCIL Strongly approve
BSG PRESIDENT URAL MISHRA
BOWDOIN STUDENT GOVERNMENT
THE LIBRARIES
COLLEGE HOUSE SYSTEM
OFFICE OF OFF-CAMPUS STUDY
COUNSELING SERVICES
CAREER EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
HEALTH CENTER
REGISTRAR
DINING SERVICES
SAFETY AND SECURITY
RESIDENTIAL LIFE
THE FACULTY
OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
PRESIDENT CLAYTON ROSE
BOWDOIN COLLEGE

100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
This week, the Orient sent between students and the police. Funding Committee’s approval
out its biannual approval rating President Clayton Rose’s rating dropped 10 points. Do you believe the world will be
survey, known as the Bowdoin approval ratings dropped 17.3 New leadership in the Office
Orient Student Survey, to gauge percentage points from last se- of the Dean of Student Affairs better or worse in 25 years?
student opinion on campus in- mester. His approval numbers following the replacement of
stitutions. The survey was sent have been declining over the Tim Foster with now-Dean of
to all 1,973 students and yielded past years, from 74.1 percent Student Affairs Janet Lohmann Better
504 responses (25.5 per-cent). last fall to 59.8 percent last does not seem to have changed
Like previous iterations,
this semester’s survey included
spring to 42.5 this semester.
Several other institutions saw
student approval of the office,
remaining at around 45 per-
Worse
questions about demographics, significantly decreased approval cent. The rebranded Career
academics, lifestyle and approv- ratings compared to last year. Planning Center, now called
al of campus figures and organi-
zations.
Dining Services and the fac-
ulty continue to have the high-
Bowdoin Student Govern-ment
(BSG) president Ural Mishra
’20 received an approval rating
of 36.9 percent, a 28.5 percent
Career Exploration and Devel-
opment, has slightly improved
its ap-proval rating from 40.7
percent last semester to 46.5 this
45% 55%
est approval ratings, 95.3 and decrease from the approv-al semester.
94.3 percent respectively, while rating of the BSG president this Respondents were slightly
Brunswick Police Department time last year. Approval of In- more optimistic than pessimis-
(BPD) again received the lowest formation Technology (IT) also tic about the future, with 55
approval rating—15.1 percent— fell almost 12 percentage points, percent saying they think the
and a 53.9 percent disap-proval likely a result of Wi-Fi issues this world will be better 25 years
rating after months of tension semester. The Student Activities from now.

DISAPPROVAL APPROVAL DISAPPROVAL APPROVAL

Class Year vs. Counseling Services Approval Class Year vs. Class Council Approval
2020
2020

2021
2021

2022
2022

2023 2023

40% 20% 0% 20% 40% 20% 0% 20% 40%


CLASSY DATA: Members of the Class of 2022 have the lowest approval rating and highest disapproval rating of Counseling Services. The first-year class council has the lowest approval rating, while the senior class council has the highest
approval rating. Responses from the Class of 2019 or older are not included in this graph due to small sample size.
Friday, December 6, 2019 9

A ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY: Samara Nassor ’22 and Gabriela Inoa ’22 take center stage in a performance to culminate the Introduction to Carribean Dances and Cultures course taught by Assistant Professor of Dance Adanna Kai Jones.

Theater, dance performances highlight a semester’s work


well trained, brilliant dancers the dance department and the bean Dances and Cultures and the finished product.” of actors, allowing students
by Julia Jennings and also a bunch of students show … is the ability to share Introduction and Advanced The course first studies to try acting with the depart-
Orient Staff
who are dancing for the first it with the community. It’s Modern Dance, as well as theories of dramatic structure ment without committing to a
Promising dazzling cho- time,” said Lucia Gagliardone very reciprocal.” Making Dances and Impro- and the strategic communica- full-staged production.
reography and powerful ’20, who will perform in the Several first-time dancers visation and Partnering, two tion required for directing. In Wayne Harding ’21 said
theatrical pieces, the theater show. “That full range of beau- have reflected positively on classes that allow students to the second half of the semes- that the class has allowed him
and dance department will ty and art being displayed in their experiences leading up to experience and experiment
bring the fall semester to a
close with an array of student
the concert is really amazing.”
The dance concert includes
to the concert.
“Everyone when you first
Part of the magic of the dance with another side of theater.
Being in charge of an entire
works. These culminating choreography by Assistant get in there is kind of ner- department and the show ... is performance can be a chal-
performances will be show-
cased in the December Dance
Professor of Dance Adanna
Jones, Senior Dance Lecturer
vous. But once everyone starts
dancing, after a couple weeks, the ablity to share it with the lenge, he explained, but it also
creates the opportunity for a
Concert and performances of
directing class projects over
Gwyneth Jones, Adjunct Lec-
turer in Dance Shaina Canti-
everyone is really comfort-
able,” said Jack Selig ’23. “And
community. It’s very reciprocal. more fully realized creative
process.
the next week. no, and Visiting Professor of they have a great time.” –Lucia Gagliardone ’20 “As a director, you should
A record number of stu- Dance Vanessa Anspaugh, as “It’s a really good way to know the whole play to see
dents took courses in the well as some student choreog- try to get out of your com- explore the creation of their ter, students choose their own how that dictates the things
theater and dance depart- raphy and improvised work. fort zone and push yourself own dances. 10-minute scene to direct you do in each scene. And
ment this semester. Sixteen Gagliardone, Bowdoin’s emotionally,” said Tess Huck- The December Dance Con- from a play of their choice. then … you have to develop
students are set to present first—and so far only—dance aby ’22, a student in Making cert will take place in Pickard “It’s a very critical thinking all the bits and pieces of the
directing projects and over 70 major, will also be performing Dances. “I’ve really enjoyed Theater on December 6 and 7 exercise in terms of how to puzzle to develop that jump-
will perform in this weekend’s a solo piece in the dance con- the class, I’m really happy that at 7:30 p.m.. tell the story they want to tell ing point for your actors to
dance concert. cert, an excerpt from her se- I took it. The next week, students because some of these plays get in and start tweaking and
“It’s been really amazing nior thesis which will be pre- Combining several genres in Professor of Theater Da- are pretty complicated.” said filling your vision,” he said.
seeing how many students on sented in full later this spring. of dance, the concert will fea- vis Robinson’s directing class Robinson. “But on a practical The directing projects will
campus [are involved], from “It’s very vulnerable to show ture work from a variety of will be presenting their se- level, they’ve got to be orga- be presented in Wish Theater
quite a large amount of stu- your own work.” said Gagliar- courses including Afro-Mod- mester’s work to the college nized, they’ve got to get their on December 9 and 10 at 7
dents who are exceptionally done. “Part of the magic of ern II, Introduction to Carib- community. people together, they’ve got p.m..
“I’m excited to see everyone to get them off book [and] “It’s like a quick tour of
else’s [projects],” said direct- they’ve got to rehearse.” what’s going on in the world
ing student Fiona Carey ’20. The directing projects these days on stage,” said
“I think we all have a sense of introduce many students to Robinson. “You get ideas that
what our projects are like, but the theater and dance depart- are worth entertaining, that
for most of the people in the ment, Robinson explained. give you something to think
class I haven’t actually seen Each piece requires a number about.”

ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


BODIES IN MOTION: The Making Dances and Improvisation and Partnering dance courses rehearsed extensively for the December Dance Concert. Each group will showcase their skills tonight and on Saturday at 7: 30 p.m. in Pickard Theater.
10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Friday, December 6, 2019

Multiracial students showcase identities

ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


STRENGTH IN DIVERSITY: Finny Doherty ’20, Isaac Cooper ’23, Brigita Kant ’22 and Peyton Tran ’23 were featured in the Multiracial Student Union’s portrait project which is now on display in Lamarche Gallery for the remainder of the semester.
shared different aspects of their away from [it] being an inher- Alliance (ASA) which put up Hamilton wanted to bring this about mixedness as another ra-
by Sophia Burchell identities, giving responses such ently racialized question,” said a portrait project earlier this question to mixed students of cial identity that’s really valid,”
Orient Staff as “a woman in STEM,” “a Gem- Ayana Harscoet ’21, co-found- month that similarly showcas- all racial and ethnic identities. said Harscoet.
“What are you?” ini” and “full of love!” er of MRSU and an organizer es students’ complex identities. Members of MRSU hope “Maybe you know people
For many members of the “Sometimes asking ‘what are of the project. MRSU hopes to collaborate that this project can bring more who have these really complex
Multiracial Student Union you’ can be a little invasive,” MRSU was created in the with other affinity groups on visibility to the group, both for identities but don’t really talk
(MRSU), this question is a said Brigita Kant ’22, MRSU’s spring of last year by Harsco- campus in the future. mixed students who may be about them, or they might
frequent probe into their ra- secretary. “Identities are very et and Flora Hamilton ’21. In “[This project] kind of pro- interested in joining and for not be as visible,” continued
cial or ethnic makeup. In a complex and they are a lot more addition to the group’s weekly vides a node to connect all others who are interested in Harscoet. “This gallery space
portrait series project debuting complex than where you’re dinners which began this se- those groups,” said Hamilton. learning about their peers. [is] a way for people to think
today in the Lamarche Gallery, from, where your parents are mester, members wanted to Inspiration for the exhibition “Given that Bowdoin is such about that a bit more.”
members of MRSU answer this from [and] the things that you create awareness of their pres- was also drawn from artist Kim a white space, and that affini- MRSU will host an opening
question in their own terms. do because each person is made ence within the broader Bow- Fulbeck’s “The Hapa Project,” ty groups have really distinct reception for the portrait proj-
The project consists of por- up of a lot of different parts and doin community. which features portraits of peo- identities that can sometimes ect in the Lamarche Gallery in
traits of students along with their a lot of different identities.” The project was inspired ple of mixed Asian descent also be hard to access for people David Saul Smith Union at 7
responses to the question “What “[The project] really re- by other groups on campus, responding to the question of who bridge a lot of those iden- p.m. tonight and it will remain
are you?” Members of MRSU claims the question and shifted particularly the Asian Student “What are you?” Harscoet and tities, [we encourage] thinking open until Winter Break.

Campus literary journal seeks out diverse written perspectives


dationalist, anti-canonical individual submission, each tentimes teaches in one style to read diverse student per- zine, they are unsure how they
by Aadhya Raminemi and motivated by a wish to member assigns it an “A” for which is academic, and even spectives, Khoory has gained would share a paper publica-
Orient Staff
embrace minor literatures and acceptance, “B” for maybe, or in creative writing there’s a knowledge that she is able tion with people around the
The Foundationalist sets more global critical positions,” “C” for rejection. Sometimes distinct creative writing style to incorporate in her poetry world. In the future, when the
its sights beyond the Bowdoin To said in a phone interview the board suggests specific that you notice Bowdoin stu- class this semester. organization has grown, lead-
Bubble. The editorial maga- with the Orient. revisions, allowing writers to dents have … quirky, satirical, “What we talked about last ers hope the publication will
zine accepts submissions from In its current form, the edi- edit their work and resubmit. dark but funny,” said Kim. year in The Foundationalist… include photography and art.
undergraduates across the torial board, which consists of As of the last volume, The Co-leader Poppen ex- I’ve applied that to my poetry While The Foundational-
country, regardless of genre, 12 members including leaders Foundationalist published 24 pressed a similar sentiment, class, and vice versa into The ist has a chapter at Yale Uni-
length or theme. Kyubin Kim ’22, Lily Poppen percent of the total submis- highlighting The Foundation- Foundationalist,” Khoory said. versity and is soon opening
Aleksia Silverman ’19 and ’22 and Rachel Yang ’22, meets sions it received. alist’s emphasis on diverse “It adds another layer when one at the University of Iowa,
Sydney To ’19 founded The weekly to read and discuss Board meetings are an open written perspectives. reading a professional poet’s Yang expressed difficulty in
Foundationalist in the spring submissions. The organization platform for members to ex- “Careers in English range work and then reading stu- expanding the club’s reach to
of 2018. To explained that advertises for new submis- press their opinions on sub- from creative writing to edito- dents’ work.” Bowdoin students.
the title “Foundationalist” sions through “all-call emails,” missions which vary greatly in rial experience to copy editing, The Foundationalist’s arti- She explained, however,
ironically refers to Founda- that they send out to as many style and worldview. One ex- et cetera,” she said. “And we’d cles are published on a data- that the Foundationalist plans
tionalism, the belief that all colleges as they can. ample is a coded poem written love to make a really holistic base called Academia through to collaborate with other lit-
knowledge must be based off The board is currently re- by a Texas A&M student. writing scene [at Bowdoin].” Bowdoin College’s English erary presences on campus
of non-inferential knowledge viewing over 100 submissions Kim appreciates these devi- Nailah Khoory ’22 and Department, where they have to advertise and attract more
or justified belief. for Volume IV, which will be ations from the artistic norms Liam Healy ’22 appreciate accrued around 11,000 views. members.
“It’s ironic because our published at the end of this she feels dominate Bowdoin. that The Foundationalist While the publication’s leaders “We have a vision for the
literary attitude is anti-foun- month. After discussing an “I feel like Bowdoin of- offers them an opportunity would like to create a maga- future,” Yang said.

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S SPORTS
HIGHLIGHT
Hope, the Springboks’ most powerful weapon REEL
As Mandela once said, sport when South Africa last won the Africa’s first black president. can deprive you of.” While the SCIPION TOP:
The Sideline has the power to change the World Cup in 2007, he did not Zwide today is not much dif- legacy of apartheid still casts a Sophie Barber ’23 and
Story world, and in many ways, that have a TV at home to watch it ferent from how Kolisi remem- dark shadow over the Rainbow Deven Kanwal ’23 were both
1995 World Cup victory did. But on. Despite being among the bers it as a kid. The rugby pitch he Nation, Kolisi and his Springboks named NESCAC Players of
by Julius Long 24 years after that iconic victory, first generation of South Afri- grew up playing on is still lined are reminding South Africans the Week for women’s and
On June 24, 1995, what is like- it is evident that the residue of cans to grow up without govern- with patches of gravel. The dan- and the world just how powerful men’s squash, respectively,
ly the most iconic image in rug- apartheid still stains the fabric of ment-sanctioned segregation and gers of poverty and marginaliza- that weapon can be. following the pair of first-
by history was captured in Ellis the nation. economic restrictions, Kolisi was tion still linger. But one thing has As the Springboks gear up for years’ performances against
Park Stadium in Johannesburg. In terms of wealth distribu- never supposed to make it out of changed—the amount of hope the 2020 Summer Olympics in Hamilton and Wesleyan
Then-President of South Africa tion, South Africa is the most poverty. He was never supposed and optimism throughout the Japan, they’ll undoubtedly have on November 23 and 24.
Barber came back from
Nelson Mandela stood proudly unequal country in the world, to play rugby at the professional town and the nation at large. the backing of an entire nation.
a first-game loss against
on the podium congratulating according to a 2018 World Bank level. And he was never supposed In “Notes to the Future,” There is mutual understanding
Hamilton to win three
then-Springboks captain Fran- report. Years of corruption under to captain the Springboks. But Mandela tells us that, “hope is a between the players, coaches, and straight and narrowly clinch
cois Pienaar, an Afrikaaner man, Ramaphosa’s predecessor, Jacob the improbability of his powerful weapon and politicians that the people’s hope victory. Kanwal, playing at
before handing him the Webb Zuma, contributed to setbacks af- success is what has one [that] no one and patience is, at least in part, first position on the ladder,
Ellis Rugby World Cup trophy. ter years of progress before 2011. turned him into such power on earth contingent on the team’s success. swept his weekend matches
This summer, that photo was rec- Poverty levels still follow racial an inspiring figure— But, win or lose, Kolisi will re- and led the men’s team to
reated, this time featuring South lines, with only one percent of perhaps because it is main a much-needed source back-to-back team victories,
Africa’s recently-elected Presi- white South Africans living be- reminiscent of Man- of inspiration for the black propelling the Polar Bears to
dent Cyril Ramaphosa and the low the poverty line. Unemploy- dela’s improbable South Africans that pro- their best start since 2007.
Springboks’ first black Test match ment is at 29 percent, and more rise as South test in hopes of redefin-
LOCKDOWN D, ALL-
captain, Siya Kolisi. than half of working-age South ing their all too slender REGION TEAM THREE:
The political significance of Africans below the age of 35 live odds of prosperity. In the final round of
South Africa’s 1995 World Cup without jobs. individual postseason
victory is widely known. It was In recent years, tensions over accolades, Morgen
a rebirth for the Springboks as a the social and economic condi- Gallagher ’20 was named
symbol of Mandela’s post-apart- tions in South Africa have spilled Third Team All-Region by
heid rainbow nation, rather into the streets in the form of pro- the United Soccer Coaches
than the team being an emblem tests and riots. Just as economic Association. Gallagher, a
of racial segregation, which it inequalities have deepened, so defender on the women’s
represented for almost a centu- has the disillusion of the country’s soccer team, moved from an
ry before that. The Springboks black, biracial and ethnic groups attacking midfield to a more
would remain a special part of who account for over 90 percent defensive role this season
for the Polar Bears and
the Mandela presidency, one of of the population.
was a stalwart in one of the
the many tools he would use in Where Kolisi is from, the NESCAC’s most consistent
his efforts to heal the wounds of prospects for prosperity are slim. defenses—Bowdoin allowed
apartheid. Kolisi’s captaincy and Growing up in the impoverished A just 1.04 goals per game
BEZILL
this summer’s World Cup victory township of Zwide, he vividly EMMA over the course of the
might not hold the same level of recalls the food insecurity, crime season. This award capped
political significance, but it has and violence that he faced until a standout four-year career
surely made a difference in lifting receiving a scholarship to Port for Gallagher, who started all
what can only be described as a Elizabeth’s top boys’ school. He 16 games for all four of her
broken national spirit. humbly reflects on the fact that years on the team.

HITTING THE BOOKS:


Seventy-four Bowdoin fall

After Elite Eight run, volleyball looks ahead athletes were named to the
NESCAC All-Academic
team, which honors
students in sophomore
Polar Bears started the season this season quantifiably one of list. However, in the past few for the NCAA Elite Eight for year and beyond who have
by Dylan Sloan slowly, sinking to a 4-6 record the team’s finest. years, NESCAC teams—most just the second time in pro- maintained at least a 3.5
Orient Staff unweighted GPA. All-
near the end of September. New England college vol- notably Bowdoin and Tufts, gram history last month, trav-
This season was one of From those depths, howev- leyball has traditionally been who combined have qualified elling to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Sportsmanship awards are
highs and lows for Bowdoin er, Bowdoin surged, with a underrepresented at the na- for the NCAA championship to compete in the champion- handed out by the NESCAC
volleyball. Coming hot off the 14-game winning streak, and tional level, with teams from tournament three times in the ship tournament. Ultimately, Student-Athlete Advisory
heels of a run to the NCAA qualified for the NCAA Elite California and the Midwest past five years—have started it was Carthage College out Committee to one athlete
on each team. Five Bowdoin
Sweet Sixteen and a NESCAC Eight for just the second time generally dominating the tour- to buck this trend. of Kenosha, Wisc. that ended
athletes—Dani Abrams ’20
Championship in 2018, the in program history, making nament bracket and winner’s The Polar Bears qualified Bowdoin’s remarkable season, (volleyball), Edward Bull
defeating the Polar Bears in ’20 (men’s cross country),
a three-set sweep. Carthage Joe Gowetski ’20 (football),
then lost to eventual nation- Lizzie Sands ’20 (women’s
al runners-up Emory in the soccer) and Kate Toll ’20
semifinal. (women’s cross country)—
After Bowdoin secured a were named to both the all
thrilling victory over Tufts All-Academic and All-
in the regional semifinal and Sportsmanship teams.
a relatively easy victory over
YOU’RE THE
Johnson and Wales Universi- (SCHWARZ)MAN,
ty to capture the regional title JERRY:
that sent Bowdoin to the finals, Bowdoin alumnus and former
Carthage proved a stubborn tennis standout Jerry Jiang ’19
opponent. The Polar Bears only was awarded a Schwarzman
came close in the third set, los- Scholarship this past week.
ing 25-22, but that proved too He was one of 148 winners
little and too late to resuscitate from a pool of close to 5,000
the team’s semifinal hopes. applicants. The scholarship is a
“Carthage was a solid team prestigious award that pays for
a year of graduate school at
that was very difficult to
Tsinghua University in Beijing,
score on,” wrote Head Coach China. Jiang, last year’s tennis
Erin Cady in an email to the captain, won the Division
Orient. “Knowing that now, I III Doubles Championship
would have prepared our team along with co-captain Grant
for longer rallies.” Urken ’19. He holds the
Despite losing in the first record for most doubles wins
round of the championship in Bowdoin history and is
tournament, Bowdoin’s per- currently coaching tennis at
formance is inspiring not just Claremont, Mudd and Scripps
for the program but for the colleges before he departs for
conference at large. Beijing next fall to continue his
studies.
GRAHAM BENDICKSON, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT “The fact that in the past
UP, UP AND AWAY: Cori Gray ’22 leaps up for the kill in a home match against Bates earlier this season. After a historic run to the NCAA Elite Eight last month,
COMPILED BY DYLAN SLOAN
the volleyball team is not resting on its laurels, already anticipating how the experience gained from this tournament will set up future years’ teams for success. Please see VOLLEYBALL, page 13
12 SPORTS Friday, December 6, 2019

‘Love the fight’: women’s


basketball enters season
of high expectations
players and even first years have the field. Bowdoin bounced back
by Andrew Chang stepped up. Sela Kay ’22 and Moi- to outscore MIT in the second
Orient Staff
ra Train ’21 have been consistent half, 45-15. The comfortable final
For the past two years, the performers this season and have scoreline is deceptive, for the win
women’s basketball team made seen their scoring tallies increase was not easy.
it to the NCAA Division III from 5.7 to 10.8 points per game “[A game] may look like a
championship game. The fact and 3.7 to 12.0 points per game, blowout, [but] when we go back
that both appearances resulted respectively. Encouragingly, first- and review the film, there are
in losses should not overshadow year guards Ali Meade ’23 and generally a lot of things that we
the magnitude of what the team Megan Tan ’23 have also provid- need to improve on,” said Roy.
ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
has accomplished: to be one of ed valuable minutes off the bench “So the scores right now aren’t
two teams standing after 424 oth- right away. that important to us.” OFF TO THE RACES: The women’s
ers have fallen is itself a historic Co-captain Samantha Roy ’20, Both Shibles and Roy are basketball team has stormed to an early
7-0 start this season, setting a high bar
achievement. was especially impressed by the committed to constant improve-
for the start of NESCAC play in January.
“It’s so hard to get to where first-year players. ment. According to Roy, this Samantha Roy ’20, right, and Maddie
we’ve been the last few years,” said “Our five first years are ab- sort of commitment is central to Hasson ’20, above, square up against
Head Coach Adrienne Shibles. solutely amazing. They’re great the team culture, which has also opponents from Hunter College in the
“And so while I’m disappointed basketball players. And there made it easier for the first-year first round of last year’s NCAA Division III
we fell short, I’m just incredibly hasn’t been one time this year players to become integrated into Tournament, a 93-73 Bowdoin victory.
proud [of the team] and what where, as a senior captain, I’ve the atmosphere.
we’ve accomplished.” second-guessed their commit- “Since the standards have al- “I love the fact that the team
Less than a month into a new ment to the program … They’re ready been set, it’s the first years’ motto for this year is ‘Love the
season, the team has continued so special,” she said. job to come in and maintain Fight.’ I really think it speaks to
its streak of excellence, surging Despite surging to a number of them,” Roy explained. “[Our the fact that we did lose a big core
to a record of 6-0 after taking lopsided early-season victories, in- culture] revolves around our of our team and we have a young
down Bates 59-42 last night in cluding an 83-47 win over Univer- high standards, and the way we group ... there are going to be
Lewiston. The team has done so sity of Southern Maine and 80-35 conduct ourselves as Bowdoin those moments of adversity. And
despite the losses of four senior trouncing of Colby-Sawyer, both students and athletes. That’s in those moments, you’ve got to
players, including Abby Kelly Shibles and Roy are aware that the everything from when you run love those challenges and have
’19, who became the 15th player team’s play is far from perfect. a sprint you touch the line to if a positive attitude about rising,”
in Bowdoin women’s basket- Shibles, in particular, pointed you have to miss a practice for Shibles said.
ball history to score over 1,000 to the first half against last Sat- something school related, you Thus far, the team seems to be
points—making her one of the urday’s 66-40 win over Massa- communicate with Coach as doing just fine.
highest-performing players the chusetts Institute of Technology soon as possible.” “Everyone around here has
program has ever seen—and (1-6), in which Bowdoin strug- In Shibles’ view, this is also im- certain expectations about what with at times. We have to just The team will continue its
Taylor Choate ’19, an All-NES- gled and trailed by 11 points. The portant to a young team that has these women should be doing,” stay focused on the process and pre-NESCAC matches this
CAC defensive player. team finished the half down 21- to figure out its identity on the fly continued Shibles. “And that kind stay together. And if we do those Saturday at home against Col-
In their absence, previous role 25, shooting just 31 percent from while under pressure to perform. of pressure can be tough to deal things, we’ll be good.” by at 3 p.m.

Sophomore stars spark Bowdoin swim and dive squads


Fosburgh and Ted Mebust both turning kids, who really got that ed with an underwhelming placed third. He credits some prove on,” said Fosburgh. “Even
by Thomas McEvoy took home NESCAC Swimmer [work ethic], and I think under- performance at NESCAC of his early-season success to just last week after this meet, we
Orient Staff
of the Week honors. stand how [our team mentality] championships, Fosburgh “much more technique-driven started focusing a lot on turns
The men’s and women’s swim After achieving moderate works.” trained hard all offseason to practicing,” also noting that he and that’s somewhere I can
and dive teams opened their success in their respective Discussing the improve- refine her stroke technique. has benefitted from “starting off definitely improve … and that’s
respective seasons with a joint 2018-2019 seasons, several ments that swimmers make Fosburgh won the 200 free- the season knowing what to ex- what I want … if I’m going to
meet against Worcester Poly- key contributors graduated on between their first and second style race, placed second in pect, and training towards that.” keep improving like this I just
technic Institute (WPI) (Wom- both the men’s and women’s years on the team, Burnham the 100 freestyle race, and Looking ahead to the remain- have to keep working on the
en 6-5, Men 3-6) and the Massa- teams this past May. However, added, “First-years can go al- placed third in the 100 fly der of the season, Burnham little things.”
chusetts Institute of Technology Bowdoin’s underclassmen were most any direction, and then with a time of 59.02 seconds. noted the significance of small, Although swim and dive may
(MIT) (Women 4-1, Men 4-1) well-represented at NCAA DIII what we really love is when “I really focused on like incremental improvements. celebrate individual achieve-
on November 23. Coming off of Championships last March, people build on their experi- changing some things in my “I always sort of talk about ments, both Fosburgh and Me-
a disappointing seventh-place with a number of returning ences and take ... what they’ve technique … throughout the just improving one percent bust highlighted the importance
NESCAC finish last winter, the swimmers qualifying for finals learned [and are] ... ready to do spring and summer, I was really better than you were last year of prioritizing team success over
women’s team tallied an en- at that meet. the right thing [when they hit] working hard on changing some ... one percent better for ev- personal accolades. Mebust
couraging 220-78 win over WPI “We graduated a few people sophomore year.” little things about my stroke erybody on the team would be even commended swimmers’
while falling to MIT 185-113. who certainly contributed a Both the men’s and women’s that I had talked to [Burnham] a massive improvement and a ability to “be a part of some-
The men’s team, finished fourth ton during their career, and I teams have a robust base of about during the season,” said really great accomplishment,” thing bigger than themselves.”
at NESCAC championships ear- think that they, as you hope for young talent to turn to. Mebust Fosburgh. “I’ve been working Burnham said. “Everybody wants the ab-
lier this year, but was swept by in a team, passed along work and Fosburgh, for example, with [Burnham] a lot. And he’s Both Mebust and Fosburgh solute best for their teammates
both opponents. ethic and an example of how have already demonstrated so great at helping you with believe that they still have room because if you’re swimming well
Despite a 1-3 aggregate per- to improve throughout your their ability to both build off of your goals.” for improvement, and that they individually and your team-
formance, promising individual career,” said Head Coach Brad their first-year experiences and Mebust, on the other hand, hope to further refine certain mates are swimming well indi-
performances will give the Polar Burnham. lead the 2019-2020 squad. compiled two separate top- aspects of their technique. vidually, that obviously means
Bears hope for the remainder of Burnham continued, “We After a largely successful three finishes and contributed “There are still so many you’re going to swim better as a
the season. Sophomores Kate have a lot of kids this year, re- first year campaign that end- to a medley relay team that things I can work on and im- team,” Fosburgh said.

COURTESY OF BRIAN BEARD


GOING FOR A DIP: The women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams competed against Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in their first meet of the season two weeks ago, finishing 1-3 combined.
Friday, December 6, 2019 SPORTS 13

NESCAC Standings Men’s basketball gears up for


MEN’S BASKETBALL
NESCAC OVERALL
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
NESCAC OVERALL
NESCAC play after winter break
SCHOOL W L W L SCHOOL W L W L
build our team chemistry.” the whole complexion of the
Amherst 0 0 3 2 Amherst 0 0 3 1 by Tianyi Xu The team routinely profiles team changes for whatever
Bates 0 0 4 1 Bates 0 0 3 4 Orient Staff other teams to review oppo- reason,” said Gilbride. “So you
Bowdoin 0 0 3 4 Bowdoin 0 0 7 0 After a 72-58 non-conference nents’ strategic strengths and really have to look at each year
Colby 0 0 8 0 Colby 0 0 3 3 loss to Bates on Thursday, the weaknesses. Gilbride said anew and … maximize what-
men’s basketball team stands at Thursday’s game against Bates ever strengths that team might
Conn. Coll. 0 0 3 4 Conn. Coll. 0 0 3 3
3-4 heading into its final game could serve as a good future be showing.”
Hamilton 0 0 7 0 Hamilton 0 0 5 1 of the fall semester on Sunday reference and give insight into Ferraro said that this year’s
Middlebury 0 0 7 0 Middlebury 0 0 6 0 at UMaine Farmington. Ahead Bates’ style of play. team is more cohesive and has
Trinity 0 0 4 4 Trinity 0 0 6 1 of the beginning of conference Gilbride added that coach- improved maneuvers special-
play after winter break, the chal- ing the team means balancing ized for different opponents
Tufts 0 0 5 1 Tufts 0 0 6 0 lenge for the team will be gain- individual strengths and group predicated upon past experi-
Wesleyan 0 0 4 2 Wesleyan 0 0 6 2 ing momentum to start strong efficiency. ence. He stressed that develop-
Williams 0 0 4 2 Williams 0 0 6 0 once it returns. “The fun challenge is trying ing a group identity is instru-
Before Thursday’s game, to maximize the strength of in- mental to improving games and
SCHEDULE SCHEDULE Head Coach Tim Gilbride said dividuals … and figure out what creating solidarity.
Sun 12/8 @ UMaine Farmington 2 P.M. Sat 12/7 v. Colby 2 P.M. that the team was optimistic combination of players work “We are [still] forming our
and motivated heading into best together,” said Gilbride. identity, and hopefully with
Tues 12/10 v. UMaine Farming- 7 P.M. this season’s first game against a Despite the departure of key more practice and more games,
ton NESCAC opponent. players in last year’s graduating that identity will come togeth-
“We’ve improved since the class, Gilbride remains satisfied er,” said Ferraro.
MEN’S ICE HOCKEY WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY beginning of the year, and I with the general direction of the Despite a 4-6 NESCAC finish
NESCAC OVERALL NESCAC OVERALL think that it’s a positive trend,” team and praised the efforts of last season that saw the team
SCHOOL W L T W L T SCHOOL W L T W L T said Gilbride. “I’m hoping that players from all class years. miss out on the conference
that continues as we head into “We’re trying to blend to- playoffs, the Polar Bears are op-
Trinity 4 0 0 7 0 0 Colby 4 0 0 5 0 0 games for second semester.” gether some new players with timistic that this year can yield
Williams 4 0 0 5 1 0 Middlebury 3 0 1 4 0 2 According to captain Stephen some veteran players,” said Gil- different results.
Middlebury 3 1 0 4 2 0 Bowdoin 2 2 0 4 2 1 Ferraro ’20, the team learned bride. “We have guys who can “The beauty of the confer-
Wesleyan 2 2 0 3 3 0 Conn. Coll. 2 2 0 4 3 0 from its early-season losses, step up and fill different roles ence is that there is not much
including a 78-77 overtime loss … some younger guys contrib- difference between the top
Amherst 1 2 0 2 3 1 Williams 2 2 0 4 3 0 to the University of Southern uting with some older guys. I’m teams and the bottom teams,”
Bowdoin 1 2 0 3 3 0 Amherst 1 2 1 2 2 2 Maine which put the team at 1-2 happy with the progress we’ve said Gilbride. “It’s not like who-
Colby 1 2 0 3 3 0 Hamilton 1 3 0 2 3 0 after the first three games. How- made.” ever the bottom team is can’t
Hamilton 1 2 0 2 4 0 Trinity 0 2 0 2 3 0 ever, despite those setbacks, the Gilbride emphasized that upset the top teams.”
team looks forward to starting each year’s team makeup is Ferraro said the conference’s
Conn. Coll. 1 3 0 2 4 0 Wesleyan 0 2 0 3 2 0 the next semester with renewed unique, and this means adapt- strength pushes the players to
Tufts 0 4 0 1 6 0 SCHEDULE determination. ing in accordance with the be more ambitious in their en-
“We’re definitely headed in team’s distinctive personality in deavors.
SCHEDULE Tues 12/10 @ Univ. of Southern 7 P.M. the right direction,” said Ferra- any given year. “I think it’s just tougher, but
Fri 12/6 v. Conn. College 7 P.M. Maine ro. “Even in the losses, I think “Every year is completely it brings out the best in us,” said
there are good signs of a lot different. It’s interesting be- Ferraro.
Sat 12/7 v. Tufts 3 P.M. Compiled by Dylan Sloan of potential within our team. cause there have been years The team’s final game before
Sources: Bowdoin Athletics, NESCAC [With] more practice and more where you return the exact Winter Break is on Sunday at 2
time to work together, [we will] same list of players and yet … p.m. away at UMaine Farmington.

VOLLEYBALL practice schedules and differ-


ent meeting [times] and people
only will it motivate us to push
to get back to the Elite Eight,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11
were doing work in different next time we will be prepared
three years there’s been a NES- spaces,” said Abrams. “There and know what to expect.”
CAC team in the Elite Eight was some interaction, but ev- Led by a strong core of first
shows that the conference is eryone was in their own zone ... years and sophomores, the
getting a lot stronger,” said It’s hard to strike up conversa- team will be loaded with play-
captain Caroline Flaharty ’20. tion with someone you’re about ers who have experience not
Qualifying for the NCAA to play the next day, so you just going to, but playing in
championship is a rare and didn’t see many bonds being these postseason matches. First
exciting experience for any made, but there were definitely years Jaida Hodge-Adams and
Bowdoin team, and the Polar some fun interactions of getting Ella Haugen saw significant
Bears took full advantage of to know people’s personalities.” playing time all year, and both
the tournament experience. The Final Four remains made appearances on the court
“[We tried to allow] our- uncharted territory for any throughout the NESCAC play-
selves to enjoy each moment,” NESCAC volleyball program. offs and NCAA tournament.
wrote Cady. “We enjoyed Bowdoin is the team that has With this year’s success in
traveling, our community made it the closest, qualify- context, Bowdoin will surely
outreach program with the ing for the Elite Eight twice. be the team to beat in the New
Special Olympics, practices, Wesleyan and Tufts have also England region next fall. How-
the banquet and just having made tournament appearanc- ever, the Polar Bears remain
another opportunity to be to- es in recent years. unfazed by that top-dog status.
gether as a team.” Making the leap from qual- “This year, the underdog
“Right from the start, it was ifying for the NCAA champi- mentality and knowing we had
a really special experience,” onship tournament to becom- to earn everything we were
added captain Dani Abrams ing one of the nation’s top four going to get … was definitely
’20. “Walking into the hotel, teams is on the horizon for what worked for this team,” said
they had all these giant NCAA Bowdoin, and this year’s per- Abrams. “I think [next year’s
stickers everywhere and the formance will set a precedent team] will have to work at the
room keys had NCAA volley- for future teams. Experience beginning of the season with
ball written on them. Every- participating in such an event, the realization that they have a
thing about it felt like it was especially for underclassmen, different team, and they need to
planned to the T.” will be vital if the team is to find what messaging works for
In such a competitive set- eclipse this fall’s performance that team in that moment.”
ting, the challenge for Bow- in future years. One attribute remains
doin was staying centered “Experience is one huge constant: the desire to suc-
and focused on the game thing. [The 2015 team] made ceed and return to the NCAA
rather than the excitement of it to the Elite Eight, and they championships in search of
the tournament experience. had that experience ... but that elusive Final Four spot.
The teams were given plenty this year, none of us did,” said “Honestly, we are going to
of space to mingle with each Abrams. “Hopefully, we’re able work to eliminate the idea that
other, but Abrams said it was to break the five-year cycle we have a target on our back
challenging to get too friendly and get some girls back there and focus on how we com-
with future opponents. who have already been [to the pete,” wrote Cady. “We are so
“We talked to some of the tournament] and want more.” excited to get back in season!”
coaches from the other teams, “Experiencing the Elite Editor’s Note: Caroline Fla- DIEGO VELASQUEZ, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
and everyone was friendly, Eight will be key to future harty ’20 is a member of the EVASIVE MANEUVERS: Men’s basketball captain Zavier Rucker ’20 dribbles away from a Babson defender in a 76-66
but every [team] had different success,” added Cady. “Not Bowdoin Orient. home loss to the Beavers last Sunday. The team has started the season 3-4 ahead of the start of NESCAC play in January.
14 Friday, December 6, 2019

O OPINION
Maine should take the lead
It is time for the state of Maine to be a leader.
Individual towns throughout the state of Maine—Portland, South Port-
Ava DuVernay is a true
land, Bar Harbor and, most recently, Brunswick—are already setting an ex-
ample. Each has recently passed a resolution declaring a climate emergency,
putting them in the company of cities such as San Francisco and New York
City.
At the urging of student activists—many of them students—throughout
diamond in the rough Park Five,”—Kevin Richardson and
the state, these town councils and communities have made a powerful state- Raymond Santana, both age 14,
ment. We call on the Maine State Legislature to follow suit.
Real Talk Antron McCray and Yusef Sa-
by Jared Cole
It is time for Maine to declare a climate emergency. laam, both age 15, and Korey
Maine would be the first state to do so—a fitting move, since it is especially Wise, age 16—who were all
vulnerable to the repercussions of continued inaction and increasing global As a cinema studies minor and wrongfully accused of raping
warming. The Gulf of Maine is warming more rapidly than 99 percent of the someone who is highly interested in Trisha Meili, a 28-year-old
world’s oceans, which could lead to the collapse of our iconic lobster indus- a career in the film industry, I do not white woman jogging
try. In addition, seasonal flooding will endanger vulnerable coastal commu- think that it is discussed enough just through Central Park. At
nities, and farmers will see decreased agricultural productivity and increased how inspiring director Ava DuVernay the mercy of the NYPD,
unpredictability. In short, our state and the people in it will suffer. is. In conjunction with DuVernay’s all five boys were beat-
Governor Janet Mills has already taken action against climate change. She’s rise, the dearth of female filmmakers en and coerced into
committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent by 2030 and is another topic that I think often goes confessing to the crime
by 80 percent by 2050. She has also committed to ensuring that Maine is under the radar. I have taken a num- that they did not com-
carbon neutral by 2050. These actions signal that the state has begun to rec- ber of cinema studies courses at Bow- mit. It is a truly grim
ognize the severity of the problems that it, this nation and the world face. It doin, and looking around the rooms and heartbreaking
seems like a natural next step to recognize climate change for what it is: an over the years I know that there is not narrative, and I can-
emergency. a lack of women in the film industry. not say enough good
Declaring a climate emergency delivers a mandate for further policy ac- However, when I think about the best things about the way
tion, regulation and education. It also calls for a commitment to fund these directors of all time or even the best DuVernay illustrated
initiatives. It mobilizes communities around the common and increasingly directors in the industry today, I do it. Thanks to top-
daunting threat of a planet transformed by greenhouse gas emissions. not think that there is a single female notch performances
This is not an empty gesture. In a nation where it seems impossible to even director that comes to mind, outside across the board,
agree that climate change is occurring, we lose vital, nonrenewable time in of DuVernay, and that is a problem. with Jharrel Jerome
debating the facts. Though there is a clear lack of fe- of “Moonlight” as Ko-
SHONA ORTIZ
Maine must be on the side of scientific consensus, particularly given how male directors in Hollywood, it is rey Wise standing out
much it stands to lose in the coming years. Declaring a climate emergency hardly surprising given Hollywood’s in particular, I would
unequivocally places Maine on the only side that offers any hope for a better long history of misogyny on and off go as far as to say that it is
future. the screen. Filmmaking is an indus- the most emotionally-grip-
We are grateful for the actions of Bowdoin students who are working for try that was started by men for men, ping narrative I have seen since is already a deficiency of black male
climate justice, including the members and leaders of Bowdoin Climate Ac- which is a big part of why there is Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave.” directors in the industry, but I cannot
tion. They have done and continue to do all that they can to further this an absence of women in directorial DuVernay’s “When They See Us” is even think of another black female di-
cause. Now, it is up to our elected leaders to hear the fear and urgency in roles today. Throughout Hollywood’s so much more than a poignant story, rector that has found the success that
young people’s voices and enact legislation that will respond to the needs of “illustrious” history, men have made however. The miniseries also clearly DuVernay has. I have definitely found
our planet and our communities. films fetishizing and domesticating defines DuVernay as an artist and au- it intriguing that during my four years
In the face of this coming crisis, it is no longer enough to follow. It is time women for the pleasure of male view- teur rather than simply a storyteller. If at Bowdoin, I have almost always been
for Maine to lead. ers. Therefore it is no surprise that you have seen “Selma” or “13th,” then the only black student in my film class-
even in 2019, women are still objec- you will surely love “When They See es, if not one of two or three. Even so,
This editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orient’s editorial tified and underrated by a historical- Us.” If not, then I would still label it as I do not think that there is a lack of
board, which is composed of Emily Cohen, Brianna Cunliffe, Roither Gonzales, ly male-dominated industry, which a must-see miniseries. interest in the film industry from the
Alyce McFadden, Nina McKay and Reuben Schafir. makes DuVernay’s journey to the top It is, however, quite disappointing black community, though there may be
that much more impressive. that DuVernay has not been offered a lack of belief in being able to “make
I admittedly had not heard of Du- any Hollywood blockbuster films to it big.” Nevertheless, what DuVernay
Vernay until her social media-shatter- direct given all her recent success in has been able to do in the film indus-
ing Netflix drama/biopic miniseries, the industry. I have heard DuVer- try as a black woman is truly both in-
“When They See Us.” Before “When nay express in an interview with The spiring and monumental, and one can
They See Us,” DuVernay was most Guardian that she would love to make only hope that her success will open
ESTABLISHED 1871 well-known for her award-winning a film like “John Wick 3,” but that she the door for other talented women to
films “Selma” and “13th,” which I is mainly only offered historical films make a splash in the industry. The film
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Gen Z and the ‘memeisphere’ be subject to some kind of boy looking at the other girl; awfully boomers
Darwinian selection in their the girlfriend is visibly dis- took the joke, some
The FoxBox propagation through the tressed. Each party can rep- calling it the “n-word
by Jared Foxhall ‘memeisphere,’” meaning the resent whomever the meme of ageism.” What
areas of the internet where artist decides, and the single critics of this meme
It took only a matter of memes are made and dissem- image can come to represent failed to understand
hours after taking the PSAT inated. The most viral memes an infinite combination of re- was the fundamental
in high school before Arthur usually express the most sa- latable scenarios. This is some rule of the memei-
the aardvark, clutching a lient truths. A-1 semantic sophistication if sphere: once you take
disposable camera in his fist, The memeisphere, despite you ask me. a meme seriously,
appeared on Twitter. The cap- being an obviously hilarious A common meme strand you become the
tion: “When Juan Ribero re- word (thank you, Dawkins), of the past year has been meme. Memes
fuses to teach you how to use can be thought of as a re- the ‘memes then/now’ for- are deliber-
your Kodak #psat.” I don’t at pository for the intimate nu- mat showing, for instance, ately not to
all remember what this meant ances of Millennial and Gen an image from 2012 of a cat be taken se-
or what section of the test it Z culture, and a library for massaging another cat next riously. The
was referring to. But in 2016, the kind of communication to a 2018 deep-fried image of “OK Boom-
teachers told students to we know best. Exploring me- Donald Trump blowing on a er” meme
swear not to discuss any part mes is the most productive water bottle because its “too helps
of the test on social media. In way to understand what the hot.” What I find interesting classify ARRIS
LY H
flagrant opposition, we man- young care about, held back about these memes is that memes as HOL
aged to rapidly Tweet #psat only by the fact that once you they acknowledge the pro- the language
over 100,000 times. What sur- embark, you’ve already be- gression and disintegration of of the young who
faced was a general acknowl- come a meme. Nonetheless, memes as more people adopt, are in constant search
edgment of the absurdity of it seems only fitting to close adapt, and contribute to the for comedic relief in
standardized testing. Long out the Fox Box’s semester medium. Memes used to be the face of absurdly
live the meme. discussion of Gen Z by look- purely sensational, like cats daunting facts of life,
The word ‘meme’ comes ing at our most ubiquitous doing human-like things, or like depression, anxi-
from the Greek word mimē- language. relatable, like “when you stub ety and the state of the
ma: meaning ‘that which is Memes, as we know them your toe blah blah.” Now, with world—all of which are
imitated.’ Internet culture is in the form of layered images the advent of the anti-meme, common contenders
in many ways defined by imi- and text, are used on the in- the brilliance of a meme may for meme content.
tation. We take in vast arrays ternet as the visual language lie in its deliberate lack of The meme, in
of ideas and images and work of a participatory media meaning, its nuanced or con- many ways,
them into our curated per- culture where individuals textual meaning, or its kernel is our gener-
sonas. Imitation is also how seeking to relate directly or of truth deeply hidden within ation’s most
we communicate by means discursively to a conversa- an inside joke. Consider the productive
of shared belief and culture. tion, political or otherwise, following format: stock pho- and common
Evolutionary biologist Rich- innovate on comedic devices to of man in a white T-shirt, kind of communication and er, the butt of the joke is often see that the world, as messed
ard Dawkins introduced and visual images to convey caption, “when you exist.” catharsis. ourselves, or what we don’t like up and nonsensical as it is,
‘meme’ to the world in his obvious, subtle or even com- Existence is pretty relatable. Memes are important and about ourselves. This process is actually quite hilarious.
1976 work “The Selfish Gene” plex social meanings. Memes Brilliant. valuable to our culture for of coping with the gross under- But while allowing us to
as a unit of replicable cultural provide a way for our gener- Nonetheless, the best, the same reason that comedi- belly of life by laughing at it is draw closer to shared truths
information. ation to find consensus and most influential memes are ans are. Some young people an incredibly healthy form of through satire, memes simul-
In an interview with the comedy in virtually anything not only funny, but also true. even make a living off creat- coping. Some researchers think taneously create an aloof dis-
Wall Street Journal, Dawkins and rely on structure, just as This is why the “OK Boomer” ing meme accounts on social that laughing frequently can tance from it, gradually dilut-
explained how cultural ideas language does. meme hit the internet like media platforms. Comedy has extend your lifespan. But I be- ing our emotional responses
can become selected because Consider the following for- wildfire: besides being hilar- deep roots in Western culture, lieve that the pervasiveness of to issues that should be taken
of their relative transmissi- mat: boyfriend and girlfriend ious in its many adaptations, with Aristotle arguing that meme culture may have a more seriously. Simply put, if ev-
bility. Relatable truths, like a are walking hand-in-hand it unearthed a very real frus- comedy imitates “the actions cynical side for us: apathy. erything is a joke to us, how
catchy tune, are “more likely down the street; the boy is tration that the young feel of men worse than ourselves.” Memes touch everything, are we supposed to take the
to get propagated from brain looking back lustily at an- (and have always felt through Memes often take on this form and comment on virtually necessary collective action to
to brain than a boring tune” other girl on that street; the history) toward the old. The as a way of pointing out hy- every vicissitude of the hu- right some of the wrongs of
and, therefore, “memes may girlfriend is looking at the funniest part, I think, is how pocrisy in our leaders. Howev- man experience. They help us past generations?

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DECEMBER
FRIDAY 6
EVENT
Brunswick Climate Rally
Bowdoin Climate Action and Maine Youth Climate Strikes
will hold a rally to raise awareness of the current climate
crisis. Bowdoin students will meet on campus and march to
the Brunswick Mall.
Bowdoin College Museum of Art. 11:45 a.m.

PERFORMANCE
December Dance Concert
Bowdoin students will perform choreography by Bowdoin
Faculty. The performance will be followed by a reception
sponsored by the Association of Bowdoin Friends.
Performances will be Friday and Saturday. Tickets are
available online.
Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall. 7:30 p.m.
ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
LECTURE LET IT SNOW: Early this week, Bowdoin had its first substantial snowstorm, accumulating about seven inches from Monday to Tuesday. Snow
“White Rebels in Black, Afrofuturism showers are also expected this weekend—just in time for the end of classes.
and New Directions in German Studies”
Priscilla Layne, associate professor of German at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will discuss her
2018 book, “White Rebels in Black: German Appropriation of
African American Culture.”
Shannon Room, Hubbard Hall. 3 p.m. MONDAY 9 WEDNESDAY 11
EVENT EVENT LECTURE
In Memoriam Night Meditation “The Passion and Politics of Julius Caesar”
Stowe Writers will hold an evening celebrating and honoring Bernie Hershberger, director of counseling and wellness Aaron Kitch, associate professor of English, will discuss the
the lives of women of color authors who passed away in 2019, services, will lead a meditation session. role of Roman politics in “Julius Caesar” and the relation of
including Toni Morrison and Paule Marshall. Room 302, Buck Center for Health and Fitness. 4:30 p.m. these politics to early modern England as well as today. The
Stowe House. 7 p.m. lecture will feature clips from various productions of the play.
PERFORMANCE Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union. 4 p.m.
Chamberfest
Student Chamber Ensembles will hold an evening concert of PERFORMANCE
classical chamber music. West African Music Ensemble
Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. The West African Music Ensemble will hold a dance-

SATURDAY 7 drumming performance featuring traditions from the


Ghana/Togo region of West Africa, conducted by Adjunct
Lecturer in Music Jordan Benissan. The performance will
PERFORMANCE involve audience participation.
Improvabilities Show Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m.
The Improvabilities will have an evening improv show involving
audience participation.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 8 p.m.
TUESDAY 10
EVENT
Members’ Evening at the Museum
Bowdoin College Museum of Art Co-Directors Anne and
Frank Goodyear will host an evening featuring the Museum’s
THURSDAY 12
SUNDAY 8
recent acquisitions. Refreshments will be served.
Bowdoin College Museum of Art. 5 p.m. PERFORMANCE
Middle Eastern Ensemble
PERFORMANCE PERFORMANCE The Bowdoin Middle Eastern Ensemble will perform classical
Chamber Choir Concert Coastal Youth Orchestra and contemporary Arabic and Ottoman Turkish music on
The Chamber Choir will perform contemporary, Irish folk The Bowdoin Symphony Orchestra will welcome the Coastal traditional Middle Eastern instruments, vocals and Western
and gospel music on the theme of “Light and Shadow.” Choir Youth Orchestra, which features youth from a local music instruments. Ensemble Co-Directors Eric LaPerna and Amos
Director Robert K. Greenlee will conduct. program in the greater Brunswick area. Libby will conduct.
Chapel. 3 p.m. Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. 7 p.m. Room 101, Gibson Hall. 7:30 p.m.

11 EVENT 12 13 14 15 16 17

Visual Arts Open Reading Period Final Exams


House Final Exams
Begins