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The Nation’s Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly Friday, February 14, 2020 Volume 149, Number 16

Over 300 women

involved in fourth annual
production of RISE


WOMEN’S VOICES: The fourth annual performance of “RISE: Untold Stories of Bowdoin Women” debuted on
Thursday. Organizers strove to portray a balance of joyous and serious stories. The show runs through Saturday.

Services of Midcoast Maine riety of topics and experiences

by Elizabeth Flanagan and Through These Doors. from women on campus.
Orient Staff
RISE was developed by a After reviewing the stories,
This weekend, over 75 stu- group of Bowdoin students the leadership team chose which
dents will take the stage to in the 2016-17 academic year ones to include in the script for “I think a lot of these topics addition to the hundreds of “I love being in big spaces
present the fourth annual pro- as an intersectional version of this year’s performance. that we’re covering are very women who submitted their of women—women of all gen-
duction of RISE: Untold Sto- Eve Ensler’s celebrated play, “I think we wanted to not shy explicit and taboo and people stories, RISE involves 78 wom- erations on this campus and
ries of Bowdoin Women. With “The Vagina Monologues,” away from the stories that are the don’t talk about them. There’s en on stage, five women on the all different social circles—
49 stories, 31 of which are new, created in 1995. hardest, but also the stories that something really moving about leadership team, Technology and it’s just a remarkable thing
the performance will feature Beginning in September, are the most happy and joyful,” seeing these taboo topics and Director Maddie Hikida ’22, to be able to pull these humans
a wide range of emotions as the RISE leadership team, Lu- Gagliardone said. “I think this subjects up on a stage per- House Manager Kate McKee together and make this beau-
the production’s organizers cia Gagliardone ’20, Eskedar year, we tried to really feature joy formed in front of an audience.” ’22 and two interpreters who tiful thing,” Gagliardone said.
work to highlight joy as well Girmash ’20, Aisha Rickford in addition to survivorship.” In total, over 300 women will be translating the show The women taking the stage
as women’s stories of difficul- ’20, Adedunmola Adewale ’22 Serena Jonas ’22, a first-time have been involved in some into American Sign Language this weekend have memorized
ty and violence. Proceeds will and Julia Jennings ’23, collect- participant in RISE, appreci- capacity in executing this for the performances tonight
benefit Sexual Assault Support ed stories encompassing a va- ates the production’s candor. year’s production of RISE. In and Saturday night. Please see RISE, page 5

Pulitzer-winner ‘Talking about Trauma’ teaches skills

on career in to support survivors of sexual violence
international by Tianyi Xu
Orient Staff
Underscoring the impor-
friends who are survivors of
sexual violence. To promote
healing, Peterson underscored
the importance of populariz-
students to seek out the re-
sources that they need to heal.”
Hoping to impact campus
dialogue around sexual vio-
to practice the language them-
selves,” Peterson said. “A really
important part of the mes-
saging also goes into making

journalism tance of healing, Associate

Director of Gender Violence
Prevention and Education Lisa
Peterson facilitated “Talking
ing these skills and techniques.
“Among the people who
experienced violence and told
someone about it, 97 percent
lence, Peterson designed the
event to teach students how
to signal support to survivors
and use empowering language
it really explicit that this is a
community that doesn’t toler-
ate violence.”
Eric Hall ’20, who helped
role in orchestrating his day at about Trauma: Supporting of those folks told a friend,” to help students dealing with organize the event, under-
by Cole van Miltenburg Bowdoin. Survivors of Sexual Violence,” said Peterson. “The goal of emotional distress. scored the importance of fos-
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“As I was starting to build at Baxter House Tuesday these workshops is to really “Students really valued tering a campus culture where
From Cuba to Saudi Arabia, the Bowdoin Public Service night. The workshop aimed make sure that those friends learning how trauma impacts students are willing to have
Kevin Sullivan has traversed in Washington seminars, we to provide the skills to better have the skills necessary to be people and using different
all corners of the globe in his talked about the importance prepare students to support able to support and empower strategies such as the ability Please see WORKSHOP, page 3
decades as a foreign corre- of having someone who can
spondent at The Washington address the role of media in

‘Survivor’ winner, Maine native visits

Post. However, many of his government function,” Chin-
fond memories can be traced gos said.
back to Pickard Field, which With support from the John
functioned as his backyard Cassidy Lectureship Fund
while he grew up in nearby
Meadowbrook. Sullivan spoke
in Kresge Auditorium on
Tuesday evening, reflecting on
and Bowdoin Public Service
Program, Sullivan spent the
day with various groups of
students ahead of his lecture.
for show’s 40th season premiere
his beginnings in Brunswick He attended a Career Ex- Organizer of the event Jack this past summer. He explained and I thought it would be cool
and journey to becoming a ploration and Development by Holly Harris Butler ’22, explained the con- that the show’s appeal lies in to get him here.”
Pulitzer Prize-winning jour- (CXD) lunchtime discussion Orient Staff cept of the show in which 20 the diversity of personalities. After some research, he
nalist. in Thorne Dining Hall and On Wednesday night, Mac- contestants on a deserted is- “It’s very much a charac- tracked down Crowley’s
Sullivan’s visit to campus conducted an evening seminar Millan House hosted a view- land compete in challenges for ter-driven season—the people sustainable yurt rental busi-
was inspired by his close with sophomore participants ing party for the premiere of a $1 million prize. are really funny and interest- ness—Maine Forest Yurts—in
childhood friend, Senior of the Bowdoin Public Service “Survivor: Winners at War,” “[Each season] inevitably ing,” Butler said. After watch- Durham, Maine. Butler sent
Associate Director of Gift Initiative. the 40th season of the reali- results in betrayals, blind sides, ing Crowley, a physics teacher a form through the compa-
Planning Liz Armstrong, and In his lecture on Tuesday ty-competition television se- emotional goodbyes and in- from Maine, win the season, ny website asking if Crowley
Sarah Chingos, associate di- evening, Sullivan discussed ries. Amongst the attendees tense strategy,” he said. Butler wondered if he was still would be willing to come to the
rector of public service for the taking “Introduction to Jour- was Maine local Bob Crowley, As discovering the show living in the area. College as a guest for the next
McKeen Center for the Com- winner of “Survivor: Gabon,” rather recently, Butler watched “I saw him and I was like,
mon Good, also played a large Please see SULLIVAN, page 4 the 17th season of the show. Crowley’s winning season over ‘he probably still lives in Maine’ Please see SURVIVOR, page 5

BSG members pass motion to remove An inside look at student political activism Robby Reider ’07 reflects on a musical The crew team hosts first Henry Zietlow Why copyright laws must evolve or risk
J-Board oversight in elections. Page 4. on campus and beyond. Page 8. career in 2000s pop-punk. Page 10. memorial ergathon. Page 13. stifling creative expression. Page 14.
2 Friday, February 14, 2020

2/7 to 2/13 STUDENT SPEAK:
What is in the vault in Mass Hall?
Friday, February 7 House at 12:45 a.m. during a registered
• A power outage affected portions of event. The building was evacuated, and
south campus from approximately 5:30 the fire department responded. The Brandon Lee ’21
p.m. to 7 p.m. suspected cause of the alarm was vaping

Saturday, February 8
in the basement.
• Basement wall vandalism was reported
"Scrolls from the Peucinian Society."
• A taxi driver called Brunswick police to at Baxter House, related to a registered
report that a student had fallen asleep event.
in the cab and did not have the money
to pay the fare. Security responded to Monday, February 10
assist with the situation. The matter was • Door damage was reported in the men’s
resolved when a friend of the student locker room at Farley Field House.
paid the fare.
• A security officer provided first-aid to Tuesday, February 11 James Eysenbach ’23
a student who cut a finger on a razor • A visitor to the Bowdoin Museum of
blade while reaching into a backpack.
• A security officer encountered a suspi-
Art fell on a stairway. Brunswick Rescue
transported the victim to Mid Coast
"Joshua Chamberlain’s DNA so they
cious man in the Watson parking lot.
Previous reports were received about the
Hospital for treatment of a head injury.
• A security officer escorted an ill student
can bring him back one day."
man on campus late at night. The person from Thorne Hall to Mid Coast Hospital.
was identified as a local resident who
generally crosses campus while walking Wednesday, February 12
home from work. • A dining service employee fell and
• Brunswick police responded to a neigh- sustained a head injury outside of Thorne
borhood noise complaint at an off-cam- Hall. Brunswick Rescue transported the Emma Noel ’23
pus residence on Page Street. A student victim to Mid Coast Hospital.
was cited for possession of alcohol by
a minor. A second minor was given a Thursday, February 13
"Possibly a swimming pool. And defi-
warning. • A contractor reported a Ryobi drill gun
and a Hilti laser level stolen from the
nitely ghosts."
Sunday, February 9 Harpswell Apartments construction site
• A security officer checked on the wellbe- Wednesday night.
ing of a student who was reported to be • A groundskeeping employee plowing
intoxicated at Maine Hall. snow hit and damaged a campus light
• A fire alarm was reported at Baxter pole near Coleman Hall.
Jenna Clukey ’22
"The bones of Henry Longfellow’s dog."

Anna Martens ’20
"The mutated organisms leftover from
experiments in Druck. "


Top places to hook up A Valentine from your friends at

the Bowdoinn O

on campus, ranked
Bonus points if someone can spot
Roses are red,
by Lily Randall
Orient Staff
Valentine’s weekend is officially
your bare asscheek on the glass
from the floor below. Violets are blue,
upon us which means two things: 3. The Blue Room in Smith
Tinder traffic is sadly up, and all Union. Find out how soundproof The Bowdoin Orient is the
the condoms in the health center those rolling wooden doors re-
have been swiped by hopeful first- ally are while contributing to the nation’s oldest continuously
years. If you’re looking to risk it questionable stains on the Union’s
all this Valentine’s Day, consider couches. I mean, the Union has 24- published college weekly,
bringing your valentine to one of hour access for a reason.

and I like you.

these on-campus locations:
2. Boody Johnson (BJ) House.
5. The Bliss Room in Hubbard. Literally just do it for the bit.
The name really says it all. Open
only during select afternoons, 1. Third floor of the Pub. The
rumour has it the room is yet to third floor of the Pub does not TO: FROM:
be consummated. If you’re lucky, exist in the standard space-time
maybe one of the Hubbard ghosts continuum, so you can’t get legally
will even join in. busted if you decide to try this one
out. The windows overlooking the
4. The Stacks. This one is really rest of the Union serve for great
just something that should be on people-watching, too, should you
your Bowdoin bucket list already. get bored.
Friday, February 14, 2020 NEWS 3



James “Jes” Staley ’79 P’11, a member of Bowdoin’s Board of Trustees
and the CEO of Barclays, is under investigation by British authorities for
his relationship with the late sex offender and financier Jeffrey Epstein,
according to a statement released Thursday morning by the bank.
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), a regulatory organization
based in the United Kingdom, is investigating how Staley character-
ized his relationship with Epstein to Barclays before his appointment
to CEO in 2015, and how the bank subsequently reported the relation-
ship to British regulators. The investigation began last year.
During his 30-year tenure at J.P. Morgan, Staley managed Epstein’s
finances between 2000 and 2013, even after an internal investigation
recommended that the bank drop Epstein as a client. Staley’s name
and contact information appeared in Epstein’s now-infamous “black
book” of personal and professional contacts. The entry for Staley listed
his work address, home address, email address and six different phone
numbers, including one for his residence in Southampton, N.Y.. Ep-
stein also named Staley as a reference in a 2014 application for a bank
license in the Virgin Islands, according to a recent report by the New
York Times.
In 2018, Staley was reprimanded and fined by FCA for investigat-
ing a whistleblower complaint at Barclays. MACKEY O’KEEFE, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
In an email to the Orient, Senior Vice President for Communica- LAUNCH TIME: Professor Chryl Laird speaks at the launch event for her book, entitled “Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior.”
tions and Public Affairs Scott Hood wrote that Staley will stay on as a

Professor Laird to publish book

member of the Board.
“The Board of Trustees takes seriously any questions about the
character and judgment of its members. Last fall, the Governance
Committee of the Board conducted a thorough review of the situation
and the timeline. The full board was engaged throughout this process
and had a thorough discussion when the Governance Committee
concluded its work. Following that discussion, the Board agreed with
the Governance Committee’s unanimous recommendation that there
was nothing in Jes Staley’s actions or behavior that warranted the
Board taking any action,” Hood wrote. “If any new information comes
about Black political behavior his son for joining the school specific demographic will act in “You can study marginalized
to light as a result of the Financial Conduct Authority investigation, by Diego Velasquez Republicans club. Laird used a way that benefits their group populations as the focus of your
Orient Staff
the Board will consider it at that time.” the clip to illustrate the hy- and, thus, themselves as a trick- work and [see] these popula-
Teaching a full course load, pothesis she and her co-author le-down effect. Laird and White tions as populations that have
firing back against Twitter trolls tested with multiple assessment argue that racialized social agency,” she said.
and publishing a book eight and analyses: that when mem- constraint, or in this case, peer Laird noted that these groups
years in the making—Assistant bers of the Black community pressure from the Black com- are often treated in comparison

Professor of Government and ‘step out of line’ politically, they munity, is more indicative in to the majority, and researchers
Legal Studies Chryl Laird is do- are marked as those who do how people vote on the national often fail to dig deeply into fig-
ing it all. not act or vote for the benefit of election scale. Black people vote uring out what discriminated
On February 25, Laird and their larger community and re- accordingly in order to main- populations are thinking. The

THE AIR Ismail K. White, associate pro- ceive social censure in response.
fessor of political science at Duke In the past week alone,
University, are set to release their Laird’s scholarship has garnered
book, “Steadfast Democrats: impressive press coverage. On
“You can study marginalized
populations as the focus of your
How Social Forces Shape Black February 11, Laird and White work and [see] these populations as
Political Behavior.” The book was published an article titled, populations that have agency.”
SENDTHE a collaborative effort between the “Why Black Voters Stick with
two that began while Laird was in Democrats.” Their work was
graduate school in 2012. In the also featured in a Washington
–Chryl Laird, Assistant Professor of Government
and Legal Studies
T TO book, Laird and White set out to Post opinion article “Why Pres-
answer the question: how have ident Trump’s bid for the black tain their standing within the authors attempt to expand the

YOUR LOVER Blacks maintained Democratic vote is unlikely to bear fruit.” community.
party loyalty for the last 50 years? She is scheduled to appear on
voices of minority voters—not
Laird has been able to in- just as a proxy for understand-
At her book launch in Haw- CNN with Don Lemon in the tegrate her research into her ing majority interest but as a
thorne-Longfellow Library near future. teaching in her classes Race, simultaneously heterogeneous
on Wednesday, Laird intro- In these pieces and in their Ethnicity, and Politics, and Ur- and cohesive voting bloc.
duced herself and pulled up book, the authors push back ban Politics. Laird concluded, “We want a three-minute clip from the against the longstanding aca- Laird said that she hopes that to give a community voice and
show “Black-ish” in which Dre, demic principle of linked fate: her students will be able to learn that was able to be done through
the father on the show, berates the idea that people within a from her work. this book.”

WORKSHOP safe atmosphere while still

having a diversity of voices.
someone’s ability to feel com-
fortable reporting and feel
Peterson added that she comfortable accessing ser-
conversations about difficult designed the event to meet the vices, or have services avail-
topics like sexual violence. needs of students of diverse able that are really resonating
“This event is about [learn- backgrounds. with what their needs are.”
ing to be able] to just talk to “I think even that term Peterson plans to conduct a
people about really difficult ‘gender violence’ sometimes similar event later this semes-
topics and be there for some- accidentally connotates men’s ter. In her view, these conver-
one in a way that’s meaningful violence against women. But sations demonstrate the power
and constructive for them,” we know that is not the only of individuals in shaping the
Hall said. “We’re talking a lot way that sexual violence and well-being of their peers.
about trauma and how you can dating violence is perpetrat- “All of the programs that
be a good listener and a good ed,” said Peterson. “[We are] we do are getting students to
friend to someone that’s con- having conversations about think about what their indi-
fiding in you about trauma.” how folks of all identities are vidual role in creating culture
Hall emphasized the bal- impacted and how structural change on campus is. There
ance the organizers strove for inequities of the society that are things that all of us can
between fostering a small and we live in can really limit do that can be immensely im-
pactful and make this a safer
“We’re talking a lot about trauma and how and more respectful place,”
you can be a good listener and a good Peterson said. “One of those is
friend to someone that’s confiding in you being able to hear and honor
the stories of friends who have
about trauma.” come to us and share[d] an ex- ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
–Eric Hall ’20 perience.” WORKSHOPPING: Lisa Peterson facilitates the “Talking about Trauma” workshop in Baxter House on Tuesday.
4 NEWS Friday, February 14, 2020

BSG votes to
amend election
est because [members run-
by Lily Randall ning the election] have no
Orient Staff
stake in the election. Second-
An amendment to the ly, students have to ... trust
Bowdoin Student Govern- their representatives will car-
ment (BSG) election bylaws ry out their duties to the stu-
to remove Judicial Board dent body adequately. Third-
(J-Board) oversight from the ly, if there is a complaint, that
assembly’s elections passed would be pretty serious that
by a unanimous vote at the someone is tampering with
BSG meeting on Wednesday. an election, and at that point,
The Vice President or anoth- the administration can get
er non-candidate member of involved,” Mishra said. “I’m
the assembly will now oversee not sure anyone’s trying to
each election. risk a J-Board hearing over a
BSG President Ural Mishra student government election.”
’20 explained that the goal The amendment has also
of the amendment was to codified a place for a techni-
retain BSG’s independence. cal assistant to aid in elections WORLDWIDE COVERAGE: Former Washington Post foreign correspondent Kevin Sullivan speaks about international journalism at his talk on Tuesday.
According to Mishra, since should it be deemed neces-
the J-Board is a college-sanc-
tioned body, it comes into
sary. Currently, the software
for elections is run exclusively
SULLIVAN became firefighters or nurses,
some joined the military or
close friend, Jamal Khashoggi.
He expressed frustration re-
he is at war with the press,”
Sullivan said. “Our job is to
conflict with BSG’s autonomy by Dylan Hayton-Ruffner ’20, the CIA or ran for office—all garding both the Saudi govern- make the president and every-
as enumerated in its constitu- who coded the ranked choice nalism” as a college student at I could do was write my little ment’s human rights violations one else whose decisions affect
tion. voting system when it was the University of New Hamp- newspaper stories.” and the lack of a response by all of our lives accountable for
“Theoretically, how the first took effect last Novem- shire. Sullivan cites this course Sullivan has a host of other President Donald Trump. their actions, especially when
bylaws are now, if the J-Board ber. When Hayton-Ruffner as one of the factors that led experiences abroad, including “The U.S. government al- they don’t tell the truth.”
were to have some kind of graduates, the software will to his start at the Washington time serving as co-bureau chief ways has levers it can pull, Despite these sentiments,
complaint about the election be given to Student Activities Post in 1991, when renowned for the Post’s offices in Tokyo, and the Trump administration Sullivan remains hopeful that
process, it would hold up the for future elections. former Executive Editor Ben Mexico City and London, has chosen not to pull any of future generations of jour-
entire thing. We can’t give a “We’re currently working Bradlee hired him as a reporter. alongside his wife and fellow them,” Sullivan said. “All I nalists will continue to make
college body that kind of au- on a system which will require After a decade with the Post, journalist Mary Jordan. In his know is that Jamal Khashoggi monumental changes in the
thority,” said Mishra. less technical knowledge and the September 11, 2001 terror- over 30-year career, Sullivan did not deserve to be mur- field of reporting.
Mishra believes this change basically transferring that ist attacks prompted Sullivan has traveled to dozens of coun- dered. … He was not the ene- “In my mind, journalism
is the best solution possible over to a different group, so to make a major change in his tries around the world and my of the people—his or ours.” is one of the purest forms of
and that members running that the ranked choice voting career. He volunteered to report faced dangerous and unpre- To this end, Sullivan ex- patriotism,” he said. “That’s
the elections will be impartial elections can happen year [to] from Afghanistan, and he found dictable scenarios, from sneak- pressed deep concerns over why I’m always so thrilled to
without external oversight. year,” Mishra said. himself on the ground in Kabul ing into Burma to interviewing the state of journalism in the meet smart young people who
“It’s not a conflict of inter- less than three months later. militants in Libya. Trump era, referencing the want to get into this business,
“After 9/11, everyone want- Most recently Sullivan trav- administration’s hostility to- and it’s why it was such an easy
ed to do something, everyone elled to Saudi Arabia in 2018 wards the news media. decision to come to Bowdoin,
“Theoretically, how the bylaws are wanted to chip in, [and] ev- with an investigative team to “This President has called in February, in the slush, 20
eryone wanted to fight back,” report on the murder of his us human scum—the lowest degrees, in the dark, at 4:30 in
now, if the J-Board were to have Sullivan said. “Some people Washington Post colleague and form of life—and he says that the afternoon.”
some kind of complaint about
the election process, it would
hold up the entire thing. We can’t
give a college body that kind of
Health Center stays vigilant about
–Ural Mishra ’20, BSG President
coronavirus, though risk remains low
students who returned from said. “It’s going to be probably nesses. He said that while he
by Sophie Burchell China were incubated for sev- more like the influenza virus was hoping there would be
Orient Staff
eral days upon their return to where large populations of more information about coro-
With the number of cases campus for this January. The people are affected, a certain navirus, the conference reiter-
of COVID-19, colloquially health center at Colby did not number of those people be- ated a concern about another
known as the coronavirus, consult the Maine CDC be- come critically ill, and a tiny annual epidemic: the flu.
surpassing 63,000 globally, the fore isolating the students in bit of those people will die.” “This year there were 13
Bowdoin Health Center is care- an off-campus hotel. While the Colby College deaths from influenza in the
fully monitoring the virus and Though the medical com- students were incubated a state of Maine and there have
is in communication with the munity’s knowledge about month ago when less was been less than 13 cases of coro-
Maine Center for Disease Con- coronavirus is incomplete, known about coronavirus, navirus identified in the United
trol (CDC) as well as the health Director of Health Services Maher said that, considering States of America,” said Maher.
centers of other schools in the Jeffrey Maher speculates the what is known now, the Bow- “That’s still a serious enough
area. However, concern about virus will not be as dangerous doin Health Center would problem that needs to be ad-
the respiratory virus harming to otherwise healthy individ- have acted otherwise. dressed constantly every year,
Bowdoin students is low. uals as initially anticipated. “I would have consulted and this year is no different.”
There has been a con- “I think that as we learn the CDC right away and used The Health Center has seen
firmed case of coronavirus more, [coronavirus] is go- their guidelines,” said Maher. 171 cases of influenza or flu-
at UMass Amherst, and a ing to be less deadly than “It’s the right thing to do, to like symptoms in students
student displayed coronavi- we initially thought because use your state resources.” this academic year. It offered
rus-like symptoms at Wesley- the sheer number of people Maher recently attended a a flu shot clinic two weeks ago
an but tested negative. who’ve been exposed don’t primary care conference about and is still offering flu shots
Several Colby College present as critically ill,” Maher recurring and emerging ill- to students by appointment.

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QUESTION TIME: Director of Counseling Services and Wellness Programs
Bernie Hershberger addresses the BSG Assembly on Wednesday.
Friday, February 14, 2020 NEWS 5


LEARNING FROM THE BEST: On Wednesday, former “Survivor” winner Bob Crowley shared
stories with students in MacMillan House prior to a screening of this season’s premiere.

SURVIVOR back, it’s still cool to have a

winner,” Butler said.
When asked if he kept in con-
and a homemade sundial as well
as a fake immunity necklace and
is because we are … unusual,”
Crowley said. He also joked
wife, Peggy, sat with the audi-
ence and enjoyed the exhilarat-
Crowley entertained the tact with anyone from the show, stone—two realistic idols that he with fans in the audience. “If ing season premiere. Bringing
premiere. audience with stories of his au- Crowley joked in response. cleverly crafted to deceive other you want to audition for the stories from television to life,
“It worked out perfectly for dition process, the competition “No, I haven’t talked with contestants on the season. show, you have to tell them you Crowley’s presence and com-
this season since the cast is itself and anecdotes about in- anyone from my season since Crowley acknowledged his are living in Maine, or at least mentary added to the thrill of
composed of all the winners teracting with other members last week.” Mainer identity as one of his defin- a student in Maine,” he joked. the screening. Students were
coming back from the biggest of the “Survivor” community— Crowley enthusiastically ing television character features. After answering the audi- on the edge of their seats in an-
seasons they’ve done. Even relationships that have persist- passed around famed relics “The fact that so many of us ences’ questions and sharing ticipation of the next champion
though Bob is not coming ed well beyond his time on the from the show such as his buffs from Maine are on the show his stories, Crowley and his being born.


their lines, but will hold note-

cards to remind the audience
that the stories are not theirs.
“It’s our firm belief that the
story stays the way that the
woman intended to write it,”
said Gagliardone.
Grace Monaghan ’22 attri-
butes her motivation for joining
the cast of RISE this year to the
power of the stories.
“It’s very brave of these wom-
en who shared these stories to
share them in the first place, and
so I want to be able to do justice
to their stories and give them a
voice,” she said.
Jonas emphasized that it is
important to remember that the
stories in RISE come from expe-
riences close to home. the world. year at Bowdoin. She hopes that are sites of love and curiosity
“These are stories of things that For Gagliardone, the perfor- engagement with these issues and adventure and sadness, but
have happened on this campus mance isn’t simply about story- doesn’t stop at RISE. not violence. And that’s a big, big
that we live, breathe, eat [and] telling—it’s also a valuable way to “We continue to push our- struggle. It’s going to take many,
sleep on. And I think that’s the encourage healing. selves to make Bowdoin and many years,” Gagliardone said.
difference because you can hear “I think RISE is one piece of every space we inhabit safer and The performance debuted last
about rape, you can hear about that equation in which story- more inclusive for all women night and will continue tonight
all these serious things, but when telling becomes this resource to [and] all marginalized identities,” and Saturday at 7 p.m. in Kresge
you hear a story [from] right here simultaneously help with heal- she said. Auditorium. Tickets are on sale
on this campus where we live, it’s ing for people who have already Gagliardone encourages ev- for $5 at the David Saul Smith
a whole other story and it has an- experienced violence and work eryone on campus to come to Union Information Desk.
other level of impact,” she said. to dismantle and destroy an RISE and—with a line from the Proceeds from ticket sales will
Gagliardone has been a part oppressive patriarchy that is on play itself—“Just listen.” be donated to Sexual Assault Sup-
of RISE for all her years at Bow- our campus and in our society at “I’m really committed to chal- port Services of Midcoast Maine
doin, and she is passionate about large,” said Gagliardone. lenging and calling out violence and Through These Doors, two
the greater effect the perfor- Girmash has also been in- and working to create a campus local gender violence prevention
mance can have on campus and volved in RISE since her first in a world in which our bodies organizations.
FROM TOP) Bridget Hoke ’20,
Diyaa Yaqub ’23, Tessa Peterson
’20 and Rowland Luo ’23 perform
in “RISE: The Untold Stories
of Bowdoin Women” in Kresge
Auditorium on Thursday night. Over
75 women-identifying students took
to the stage, collectively sharing 49
stories while holding notecards to
represent that the stories are not
theirs. The RISE performance this
year was directed and produced
by Lucia Gagliardone ’20, Eskedar
Girmash ’20, Aisha Rickford ’20,
Adedunmola Adewale ’22 and Julia
Jennings ’23.
6 Friday, February 14, 2020



DIGGING IN: (LEFT) Students chow down on hundreds of hot dogs. (RIGHT) J.J. Bussgang ’22 (left) and Grady Hayes ’22 (right) compete in the final round of the hot dog eating contest. Hayes ultimately came out on top.

Hot dog eating contest draws hungry student crowd

dog crown, Sloan announced, ny to have seen them eat two Before the overtime period, count reset after each regurgi- in-laws went to Bowdoin. I love
by Andrew Bastone would go to the man who could hotdogs as quickly as possible Bussgang told the Orient that tation. the idea, give me a call on my
Orient Staff
consume two additional dogs after already eating a dozen,” he could not get beaten “by a Sloan explained he came cellphone any time you want.’”
Two men, four dogs, one the fastest. said Arman Kothari ’22. “J.J. skinny kid.” up with the competitive eating Sloan’s hopes for certifica-
champion. Hayes, who selected “Black and Grady’s faces looked mis- The bronze medal went to idea last summer while brain- tion fell short as Baer told him
The inaugural Helmreich Hole” as his nickname for the erable.” Caleb Eurich ’21, a member of storming potential College the event would have needed to
House Hot Dog Eating Contest contest, subsequently eked out a On paper, Hayes did not the ultimate frisbee team, who House events. generate “thousands of dollars”
ended in a tie Saturday after- win over Bussgang. Hayes wolfed seem a likely champion. A munched eight wieners. In to- “I brought it up at a house of ad-revenue to be officially
noon, forcing an electrifying down the extra dogs in about 45 member of the golf team, he tal, the 18 contestants ate 96 meeting in October. And it sanctioned.
overtime period from which a seconds, flashing his tongue to weighs 170 pounds and had hot dogs, eight of which were of kind of kept getting pushed But once he got the event
winner emerged, much to the prove he had finished eating just never participated in a compet- the veggie variety. For compari- back and pushed back,” he said. planning in motion, Sloan said
delight of dozens of raucous stu- seconds before his opponent. itive eating contest before. son, 12-time Nathan’s Hot Dog Sloan tried to get the event it was simple to organize. He
dents gathered in the residence’s Hayes was so desperate to Additionally, Hayes’ training Eating Contest champion Joey officially sanctioned by Major used the Helmreich House pro-
living room. win that he tried to regurgi- routine seemed questionable— Chestnut set a world record in League Eating (MLE), an or- gramming budget to purchase
After 18 competitors—15 tate before the overtime com- he ate a full brunch earlier in 2018, eating 74 hot dogs in 10 ganizing body for competitive 350 hot dogs and 350 buns for
men and three women—faced menced. His attempt failed, the day and woke up from a minutes. It would have taken the eating contests, so that the $122.
off during a ten-minute con- however. nap just minutes before the combined scores of the top 11 winner could have a chance of Sloan only used half of
test, Grady Hayes ’22 and J.J. “I just got that drive, when I contest started. finishers to defeat Chestnut. competing in the annual Na- the hotdogs at the event and
Bussgang ’22 were left tied at 10 saw the two hot dogs in front Pre-match, Bussgang, who The lowest moments of the than’s Hot Dog Eating Contest doesn’t know what he’ll do with
wieners apiece. of me, I was like ‘This is what chose the nickname “Meat event, perhaps, were when in New York City. the other 175.
Since Helmreich House Chair I gotta do,’” Hayes said. “And I Sweats,” was viewed as the fa- Tenzin Choezin ’21 vomited “I reached out and explained “Half of them are still in my
and event organizer Dylan just pounded them in.” vorite by fellow competitors twice during the main heat. the situation to [MLE employ- bedroom,” he said. “They’re
Sloan ’22 had not anticipated Spectators said they loved and fans. An offensive lineman Choezin persevered until the ee David Baer]. He emailed me just sitting on my desk.”
a dead heat, he came up with a the aggressive competition. on the football team, Bussgang final buzzer sounded, but was back five minutes later. He said Dylan Sloan ’22 is a member
tiebreaker on the spot. The hot “It was very intense and fun- is listed at 278 pounds. unable to register a score, as his ‘My wife went to Bowdoin. My of the Orient staff.

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.

Friday, February 14, 2020 FEATURES 7

To be in love, and at home, ‘in all lands and all ages’

glish every day. One time, an giant bowls; football that its past. For many, the story because of the inevitable as- who hold the country above
by Tianyi Xu American person said “hi” to isn’t played by foot; people of the American dream states sumption that his background criticism, I believe that, like
Orient Staff
me on the street. It was—awe- messing up the temperatures that if you enter this country was the cause of any mistake all forms of affection, authen-
The earliest memories some. all the time and pretending with the best of intentions or stuttering. On a separate ticity lies at the heart of not
I have of America involve “Mean Girls” trope aside, they’re boiling. and a bare, willing embrace occasion, someone told me only the glee, the awe, the
a slew of mystical reveries other parts of my distant Or perhaps it might have to its ideals, America would she stopped recounting sto- warmth and the jokes, but
about how the nation on the childhood memories include: been earlier, when the daz- reciprocate with due earnest- ries of her dog because of the also the despair, the pity, the
other side of Earth works. the alluring night lights of zling eminence of Ameri- ness; that if you make every unavoidable question, “don’t harsh criticisms and, at times,
How did I even begin to Manhattan illuminating the can music entered the arena effort to assimilate, America you guys eat dogs?” the rage. These are the prod-
explain America? It was im- giant billboards; the ultimate of China’s pop craze, when would open its arms without The list goes on from mis- ucts of a trusting dependence
maculate. It had 50 wilderness TV shows like “The Office,” reservation. But America, pronounced non-English on a nation that nourished so
states with so many where you “Friends” and “Modern like every other nation, is names to students shoulder- many of their predecessors.
different time find undying Family” reimagined cultur- not perfect. Some efforts, ing the blame of “self-segre- Grappling with an idea with
zones. I heard that river streams al norms. For generations, however assiduous, remain gation,” despite it being the appreciation yet remaining
people eat steak there and chirps of America transformed critical one-sided; some intentions, only way to make themselves lucidly cognizant of its his-
all the time. I heard birds; suburban discourse of law, society and however kind, remain lost at ease. Little by little, as- torical wrongs and systematic
that kids speak En- towns where you government. For a queer kid, in translation. The assump- similation turns into willful shortcomings is, to me, a hall-
see lines of America popularized the nar- tion of an unconditionally acquiescence and then numb- mark of intellectual growth.
houses rative that it’s acceptable to welcoming America, like the ness. The truth is, narratives Like the psychedelic notes
with the be who you are—for the first expectation that internation- of international students on enunciated by Natalie Mer-
refresh- time. For my parents, Amer- al students need to be experts this campus cannot be encap- ing in “Movies,” my imagi-
ing, minty ica meant love independent in American culture in order sulated into one monolithic nation of America still shifts
scent; of parental control. For my to be deserving of a place at notion of “culture shock”— and metamorphosizes in de-
people los- grandparents, a fantasyland Bowdoin, is simply grounded but instead occupy a nuanced lirious dramas of melancholy
ing their distant in the memories of in naïveté. scope of race, ethnicity, and bliss. “This is how it feels
minds over the Cultural Revolution. My It is the experience of many creed, culture and language. to be in love,” she utters, “this
Super Bowl conceptualization of America international students to rec- The common ignorance of is life from above.” My cher-
parties that became a thousand fragments ognize a stark dichotomy— international narratives in- ished memories and fantasti-
don’t actu- of indelible marks of Ameri- the expectation of America’s stitutionally drives foreign cal longings for America are
ally involve can values—its peculiar way exemplary record as an eclec- students to the margins, and now grounded in reality—
of life and the unending Hol- tic aggregate of possibilities addressing this system of im- and they are truer than ever.
lywood entertainment. and the invariable disap- balance requires a profound, The opening of the Offer of
But as I grew pointment in the realization rewarding appreciation for the College reads, “To be
up and walked that cultural conformity is a multiculturalism in the most at home in all lands and all
the American journey rife with uncertain- personal, intimate way. This ages,” but for international
streets for myself, ty, awkwardness and dread. column hopes to achieve just students, to consider an idea
AN my imaginations Since coming to the College, that. as abstractly fascinating as
were shattered. I a friend told me that he had, Appreciating America, a America home requires an
was confronted for the longest time, been home for at least four years, unwavering willingness—in-
with the lesser-ad- terrified by the prospect of is a central tenet to any inter- deed, a courage—to critique
vertised version of speaking in class, not because national student’s Bowdoin it. To be vulnerable. To be in
America and the darkness in of linguistic insecurities but story. While there are those love.

Searching for spirituality, religion as radical practice

are participating in organized the potentially contradictory Alexander’s annual MLK leaned into the uncomfort- rituals from their religious,
by Lauren Hickey religious services at shock- nature of being “spiritual but Day lecture; study the Lib- able, difficult truths: violent communal and deeply polit-
Features Contributor ingly low rates. Members of not religious.” eration Theology movement and ongoing suffering caused ical origins and appropriate
I identify as religious. My this category often self-iden- Religion is not a disease. out of South America. There by colonialism, American them as de-politicized, in-
father comes from a long line tify as Spiritual But Not Reli- Viewing it as such denies are Christians, Muslims, individualism that emerged dividualized practices to en-
of Irish-Catholics; he and my gious (SBNR). According to a how religion has literally Jews, Buddhists and Hindus from the Protestant eth- hance personal performance.
mother, who was raised Lu- 2019 Pew Research study, the and figuratively provided around the world who are ic, priests who continue to No wonder meditation and
theran, decided to raise my number of SBNRs (or “nones” healing, liberation and pur- inspired to protect the earth, leverage their power to sex- mindfulness training—in-
sisters and me in the Catho- as they are also known) in pose for people throughout care for the poor and help ually abuse children and a cluding apps and drop-in
lic Church. In high school, America has increased by 30 history. Read just about any- refugees. stagnant and inflexible doc- studios—is estimated to be
my religious identity became million over the last decade. thing written by Reverend I will be the first to ad- trine that, at best, tolerates a $1.1 billion industry and
an active choice: even when The study reveals that over- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., mit that Catholicism—and queer people and women popular among corporate
my parents took breaks from all attendance of Christian whose Ph.D. was in systemat- Christianity at large—has and, at worst, excludes and giants like Google, Nike and
going to church, I would churches is rapidly declining, ic theology; scan the lyrics of many institutional flaws and oppresses us. Apple.
drive myself. I participated and millennials make up the the Black National Anthem is responsible for a lot of pain There are ugly things I believe we all must look
in the teen program after biggest proportion of non sung at Mi- in the world. about every religion, even for sources of replenishment
church on Sundays, attended church-goers: 40 percent of chelle I have those that Westerners ro- in order to survive as mem-
retreats and took on leader- millennials identify as unaf- manticize as peaceful or bers of a society plagued by
ship positions to minister to filiated compared to 25 per- innocuous. Rakhine Bud- capitalism, colonialism and
middle schoolers. In college, cent of Gen Xers. dhists, for instance, have rugged individualism. I do
I’ve attended Sunday mass at I do not judge or killed thousands of not fault those who practice
the local Catholic church, led fault those who Muslim Rohingya meditation or yoga as a way
the children’s ministry, read choose not to people in Myanmar to reckon with this chaos.
scripture and participated in practice orga- in an ongoing You may find me at yoga on
the Catholic Student Union. nized religion. conflict known Sundays (led by my good
Sometimes at Bowdoin I have deep as the Rohing- friend Marie!). And yet, I see
I feel a certain hostility to- empathy espe- ya Genocide. this as a religious exercise.
ward religion—as if people cially for peo- There is no Religion for me comple-
who are religious “drank the ple who have such thing as a ments the intellectual stim-
Kool Aid.” There is often an been rejected good or an evil ulation I find from school
implicit or explicit bias that from or trau- religion. There or the fulfillment I derive
religious people are irratio- matized by are good and from secular social justice
nal or anti-intellectual. Some religious insti- evil people, work. It teaches me that al-
assume that, as a Christian, I tutions. I myself who choose to though honing my intellect
am anti-women’s rights and have taken long interpret and is important, it is equally
homophobic—as a queer hiatuses from implement re- important to satisfy my soul.
woman I find this pretty going to church, ligion in good It’s important to embrace
funny. At Bowdoin we value either because I’ve and evil ways. the mystery of all the things
intellect above all else. We felt exhausted from And yet, many the human mind cannot and
worship the human mind. We holding the tension SBNRs—many of will not ever know. In my
treat religion as, at best, a so- between the good and them white and worst moments, religion has
cial-political construct, and, bad parts of my insti- upper-class—seem challenged me not to retreat
at worst, a disease. tution or because I just quite drawn to East- inward but to look outward
This phenomenon of wanted to take a break. ern religious rituals, toward all the people who
spurning institutionalized However, I want to cau- such as yoga and Zen love and support me. For me
religion is not unique to Bow- tion those who antagonize Buddhism, but SBNRs are religion is not a disease but
doin: American millennials religion in general or deny KAYLA SNYDER attempting to divorce these rather a radical remedy.
8 FEATURES Friday, February 14, 2020

We followed student organizers as the first primaries unfolded.
Ben Allen ’23 (left) and Penny Mack ’22 (right) knock on doors with Bowdoin for Warren in New Hampshire.
Warren. Ben Allen ’23, another many hours you spend just for the projector, decides to delegate lead and Sanders’
by Emily Cohen One of them is Emilia leader of Bowdoin For War- to talk to X [number of ] peo- reclaim his computer and popular vote victory.
and Rebecca Norden-Bright Majersik ’22, who said she ren, goes with Mack. This is ple, it’s kind of crazy. But at call it a night. Others follow, “It’s really disappointing,”
Orient Staff
saw Mack’s Instagram posts his first time canvassing, and the same time, I know it’s the grumbling their frustrations, Kunins-Berkowitz says. “I
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1— from Iowa, where she spent he is pumped. He decided to most effective thing you can and head home. think I knew that people
ROCHESTER, N.H. two weeks interning for the get involved after a friend do,” Majersik says. didn’t like Bernie in the DNC,
Warren campaign over winter said he didn’t believe the U.S. “I know it can feel like you TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 but I think I trusted the pro-
The calluses first appeared break. would see a woman president didn’t do a lot, but it actually cess, and maybe that was na-
around day 12 in Sioux City, “If she can spend two weeks in the next 10 years. means so much,” adds Mack. Results are released at 5 ive. Now I’m losing trust in
Iowa, says Penny Mack ’22. in Iowa, I can spend three Sat- “I was like, I’ll prove you “You’re more helpful than you p.m., although they’re any- the process.”
“You knock like two doors, urdays,” Majersik says. wrong, fella,” he laughs, might feel.” thing but conclusive. It’s a But like Ko, Kunins-Ber-
and the calluses are already Warren is polling at around though the sentiment is real. narrow victory for Pete Butt- kowitz remains optimistic.
coming back,” she says, mak- 13 percent in New Hampshire “And then I saw her talk, and MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3 — igieg, the former mayor of “I think [Sanders] has a
ing a fist with her right hand, today, and this weekend’s I thought, alright, I made the MACMILLAN HOUSE South Bend, Ind., who was really good chance in New
her knocking hand. Other push is about reminding peo- best decision.” awarded 13 delegates. Sanders Hampshire,” she says.
canvassing casualties include ple to vote, even if they hav- Mack and Allen feed off It’s just after 8 p.m., and is close behind with 12, and
Mack’s phone (which fell and en’t committed to a candidate. one another’s enthusiasm, in the state of Iowa, the first Warren comes in third with SATURDAY, FEBRUARY
cracked on an icy doorstep Armed with clipboards and staying motivated as they go caucuses are beginning. Thir- eight. Sanders, however, wins 8—DOVER, N.H.
while she was searching for a door hangers, the students from house to house, despite teen hundred miles away, at the popular vote by a margin
door hanger) and her gloves. split into pairs (except May- getting few responses; Mack a Bowdoin for Bernie launch of greater than 2,000 votes. The Sanders field office
The real pros, she says, avoid nard, the most experienced and Allen knock on over three party in the living room of in Dover, N.H., is in a house
calluses by knocking with a canvasser, who goes alone) dozen doors this morning but MacMillan House, tensions WEDNESDAY, with a few Bernie signs in
tennis ball. to conquer ‘lists’ of houses interact with only a handful are high as students await the FEBRUARY 5—ON the windows nestled between
Mack is one of the leaders results. CAMPUS a natural foods store and a
of Bowdoin For Warren, the There are around 40 peo- house adorned with two large
campus group organizing for
the Massachusetts senator’s
“I think I considered myself ple crowded in the room.
Students introduce them-
Justin Ko ’22 has been
involved in volunteer coor-
Donald Trump flags.
Inside, the office is bus-
presidential campaign. This political, but there wasn’t selves, sharing their hopes dinating for businessman tling with energy: around 25
weekend, she coordinated a and worries for the election. Andrew Yang, a relatively Bowdoin students shuffle in
group of seven students, all really someone until Bernie For many, Vermont Senator low-polling candidate best at 9 a.m. for a day of canvass-
first years and sophomores, to
canvas for Elizabeth Warren,
that got me excited.” Bernie Sanders offers a vision
of a new hope in American
known for his proposal of a
universal basic income for all
ing and are greeted enthusi-
astically by volunteers and
making the hour-and-a-half –Micah Wilson ’22 politics, for which the Iowa Americans. For Ko, the Iowa canvassers from across the
trip to spend six hours knock- caucuses are the first test for results pose more questions east coast.
ing doors on a Saturday. this vision’s success in 2020. than answers. Isaac, a volunteer orga-
“I think New Hampshire’s across Rochester—a city of of people. “I don’t think it was before “People think [Yang] only nizer wearing a “Rights and
going to be big for Warren,” about 30,000—of previous “Even on a good day, it’s Bernie came into the main- got 1 percent of the vote,” says Democracy” sweatshirt, leads
says Leif Maynard ’23 during Democrat voters or regis- like 40 percent,” says Mack of stream for most of us that I Ko, who is known around a brief orientation for new
the drive to New Hampshire. tered Democrats, informa- the response rate, not deject- cared much about national campus for hanging up canvassers. They’ll mostly be
He canvassed during the last tion obtained from public edly but matter-of-factly. politics,” says Micah Wilson #YangGang posters in Smith talking to people who already
presidential race in 2016, but voter registration rolls and After a re-energizing lunch ’22, one of the leaders of the Union. “In reality, that result support Sanders, he says.
three of the students had nev- fed into MiniVAN, an app the at Taco Bell, the canvassers group. “I think I considered is because of the archaic rules With only three days until the
er canvassed before, and the canvassers use to keep track head back to the campaign’s myself political, but there of the caucuses. We actually New Hampshire primary, it’s
other two got their start a few of their progress and report Rochester office—located wasn’t really someone until got over 6 percent of the vote all about inspiring people to
weeks prior with Bowdoin for back to the campaign. in the basement of a 1970s Bernie that got me excited.” in the first round. And we’re go to the polls. And, he adds,
office building—to pick up Iowa is crucial for building expected to do a lot better in he doesn’t expect anyone
another list for a different a national support base in a New Hampshire.” to be an expert on Sanders’
part of town. The morning’s presidential election, but for policy; instead, explain why
ward was strictly suburban, Livia Kunins-Berkowitz ’22, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY you’re supporting Sanders.
with modest one-story or who began organizing for 6—ON CAMPUS Wilson, an experienced
split-level homes. The after- Sanders after working with canvasser both in his home-
noon’s ward is more rural and Maine People’s Alliance last For Kunins-Berkowitz, town of Cambridge, Mass.,
woodsy, with homes further summer, much of the reward frustrations have only in- and, as of two weeks ago, in
apart. of organizing comes from creased since Monday night. Dover, has this technique
Even though fewer people building community. Many news outlets as well down. At each house, he talks
answer the door in the after- “No matter what happens as the Democratic National about how, as a student, he’s
noon than in the morning, tonight, we built a nice Bernie Committee (DNC) are cele- inspired by Sanders’ plan for
Mack and Majersik keep the community here, and people brating Buttigieg as the win- free public college and debt
conversation positive. are passionate and excited,” ner, despite his very narrow forgiveness before asking
“If you think about how Kunins-Berkowitz says.
As the night goes on, how-
ever, the optimism begins to “Beating Trump is number
fade and confusion takes its
place as CNN reports incon- one. I’m so upset with Trump,
sistencies in voting logs and
delegate allocation.
I don’t know where to begin.”
Around midnight, Wilson, –Lisa, New Hampshire resident
whose laptop is being used

(TOP) Students check MiniVAN, a canvassing app. (LEFT) Elise Hocking ’22 sorts packets for Buttigieg canvassers in Hampton, N.H.. (RIGHT) Micah Wilson ’22 leads a group of canvassers door-to-door with Bowdoin for Bernie in Dover, N.H..
Friday, February 14, 2020 FEATURES 9

(LEFT) Bowdoin for Bernie poses outside Sanders’ field office in Dover, N.H.. (RIGHT) Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) speaks before Warren volunteers and staffers in Dover, N.H. last Saturday. He voiced support for Warren’s presidential bid.
voters what issues matter to fear-mongering, which, she yous and a final offer to use six delegates, while Warren 13—ON CAMPUS friend-to-friend organizing,
them. explains, desperate people the restroom, deBruynKops comes in fourth. The field also an informal way of reaching
Before long, it’s time for have glommed onto. and Burton-Callegari depart. shrinks, as three candidates The New Hampshire results people within their own social
round two in Somersworth, “It’s all about rage,” she Though it’s not typical to be drop out: Senator Michael bode well for the Bowdoin for networks.
a small city 10 minutes from says. “[People] turn on others invited in, Burton-Callegari Bennet P’23 of Colorado, for- Bernie campaign. Hocking, of Bowdoin for
Dover, which proves to be a who they perceive to be taking says three people have done mer Massachusetts governor “I think it’s a win,” Wilson Buttigieg, says the mayor’s
more difficult canvassing job. [things] away from them: im- so today, even though the can- Deval Patrick and Yang. says. “I think it’s decisive, performance in the first two
It’s mostly apartments, many migrants, other poor people.” vassers are advised to avoid which is what we want after states seemed to encourage
of which have doors that are She doesn’t think that some longer conversations. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY something as disastrous and supporters at Bowdoin to ap-
impossible to reach from the candidates’ proposals—like “Obviously we’re going to 12—ON CAMPUS upsetting as Iowa.” proach her.
outside. total debt forgiveness—will al- engage in a discussion about “So many people put in so “Over the course of the
Nevertheless, hopes re- leviate the divisiveness Trump the things they care about Ko is disappointed about much time to New Hampshire Iowa and New Hampshire
main high. inspires. and the things we care about, Yang dropping out, but, he ad- and making it happen,” he primaries I’ve found there are
“I’m optimistic,” Wilson says “I did have a major issue, but a lot of undecided voters mits, he’s not surprised. adds. “And it’s cool to see the way more Pete supporters than
on the way back to campus. back when this all started: stop are going to decide the day “I knew it was coming,” counties that we canvassed I knew on campus,” she says.
saying you’re going to pay off they’re at the polls,” deBruyn- he says. “I was holding on to winning by like 30 points.” Mack skipped class on
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY everybody’s college,” she says. Kops says. “What we want is a sliver of hope that [Yang] Going forward, the Bow- Tuesday to be in New Hamp-
8—HAMPTON, N.H. “Cut it out; nobody wants to [for] them to have a memo- would do decently well in New doin for Bernie group is plan- shire with the Warren staffers.
hear that. That’s not going to ry of two nice young people After a month of spending ev-
Elise Hocking ’22 has set up get us any votes.” coming out here and sacrific- ery weekend there, knocking
camp in a volunteer’s garage in Many other voters agree ing their Saturday afternoon “I know it can feel like you on doors and building callus-
the New Hampshire town of
Hampton, about 20 minutes
with her, deBruynKops says,
describing a recent townhall
to care about someone.”
They both have their own
didn’t do a lot, but it actually es, seeing the crowds outside
the polls felt rewarding, even
from Dover. She sits on the
floor with canvassers’ folders
for Buttigieg.
“The only thing everyone
reasons for getting involved
in the race—for deBruynKops
means so much. You’re more if the final result wasn’t what
she was hoping for.
all around her and sorts them. in line could agree on was that it’s climate change, for Bur- helpful than you might feel.” “I was kind of bummed
Inspirational posters line the the last thing they ever wanted ton-Callegari, foreign policy— out Tuesday night, and then
walls, and “Win the Era” is to do was pay for other people’s but they agree on why they’re
–Penny Mack ’22 I sent a text to my organizer
written in blue painter’s tape college and forgive everyone’s backing Buttigieg. at 1 [a.m.] and was like, ‘O.K.,
on the floor. loans,” deBruynKops says. “It was hard after the Iowa Hampshire, enough to contin- ning a phone bank, especially what can I do this weekend?’”
There’s no time to revel in “That’s the difference with caucus, when, especially on ue on all the way through Su- for Nevada, the next state she says. “I’m not saying that
Buttigieg’s strong finish in Pete,” Burton-Callegari con- Twitter, people were like, Pete per Tuesday and the rest of the to caucus on February 22. Bernie and Pete and Amy ar-
the Iowa caucus. Bowdoin for tinues. “He said one thing to was a cheater and all that, and early states. That clearly didn’t They’ll also be canvassing in en’t going to be the nominee,
Pete left campus at 6:30 a.m. close the debate yesterday, that negativity is not what we happen. We underperformed the Brunswick area leading but I think we’ve still got a
this morning to arrive for its which was, ‘I’m trying to be need within the Democratic this time.” up to the Maine primary on long fight ahead of us.”
last-minute canvassing efforts someone who … doesn’t sub- party right now,” deBruyn- March 3, super Tuesday. Most- PHOTOS BY ANN BASU AND REUBEN SCHAFIR
ahead of the primary on Tues- tract, but someone who adds.’ Kops says. “And that’s why I THURSDAY, FEBRUARY ly, though, they’re focusing on THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
day. And that’s basically what we really appreciated Bernie last
Chas Burton-Callegari ’20 need: someone to bring more night on the debate stage. The
and Will deBruynKops ’20 are people into our tent.” first thing he said was a mes-
knocking doors across town. The woman is still not con- sage to his supporters saying,
Like the Bernie canvassers, vinced. “Any idea how Butti- we really need to unify around
they are focusing on voters gieg is doing in other states?” whatever candidate wins be-
who have already indicated she asks. cause—”
interest in Buttigieg, Bur- “A poll just came out in Iowa “It’s so much bigger,” Bur-
ton-Callegari says. where Pete took the lead—” ton-Callegari finishes.
One woman invites them Burton-Callegari begins, but
inside. she cuts him off: “Yeah, it’s TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11
“A week and a half ago I told point-one percent.”
a guy from Amy [Klobuchar]’s Unfazed, Burton-Callegari The results from New
campaign that I would vote for continues, “Well, he’s taken Hampshire are much clearer
the last person who showed up a lot of votes from Biden and than Iowa. Sanders wins the
here,” she says, half joking. Se- Warren in this state.” That’s popular vote again and splits
riously now, she says, “Beating important, he says, because delegates evenly with Butt-
Trump is number one.” bigger states with more del- igieg, nine to nine. Senator
“I’m so upset with Trump, egates like California are Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
I don’t know where to begin,” coming up soon, and they’ll surges since the Friday night
she says. What bothers her the be watching New Hampshire debate, picking up a close
most is the current president’s closely. third place finish with near-
behavior, his dishonesty and After a few more thank ly 20 percent of the vote and

(LEFT) Penny Mack ’22 snaps a photo of Elizabeth Street while canvassing for Warren. (CENTER) Chas Burton-Callegari ’20 and Will deBruynkops ’20 talk with a voter about Buttigieg. ( TOP RIGHT) Elise Hocking ’22. (BOTTOM RIGHT) Mack checks MiniVAN.
10 Friday, February 14, 2020


Reider recalls his boy band days Artist talk delves
by Ayub Tahlil
Orient Staff
into Black history
In 2006, the midst of the 2000s ter Trouble” series, Homer’s
mainstream pop-punk acts, The by Cole van Miltenburg painting depicts a lone Black
Friday Night Boys formed with Orient Staff man on a rowboat in the mid-
Bowdoin junior Robert Reider Using artwork to depict dle of shark-infested seas,
’07 as its bassist. Fourteen years the transatlantic slave trade symbolizing racial tensions of
later—after two albums, three EPs can both resurface trauma the 19th century.
and multiple tours with names and make vivid the resistance In his other artistic en-
such as Boys Like Girls, All Time of culture and sprituality. deavors, Minter touches spe-
Low, We The Kings and Cute is Portland-based artist Daniel cifically on African American
What We Aim For—Reider is Minter grapples with both of history in Maine. Along with
back at Bowdoin as the assistant these realities, using physical founding the Portland Free-
director of annual giving at the forms and patterns of West dom Trail, he has conducted
College. African motifs as a means to research on Malaga Island,
“I joined this band as some- connect the past and present. the site of a post-Civil War
thing fun and different to do from These connections were laid interracial community whose
Bowdoin,” he said. “And then one bare in his Monday lecture residents were forcefully
of our videos just started to grab titled “Ripples of the Transat- evicted in 1911. For the past
more attention on the internet and MACKEY O’KEEFE, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT lantic Slave Trade,” attracting 10 years, Minter has been
MySpace, and that’s kind of just ROBBY REACTS: The Orient’s multimedia team interviewed Reider this week and recorded his reaction to one of The a crowd of students and local committed to documenting
how it started.” Friday Night Boys’ music videos, “Stupid Love Letter.” The video will be available on the Orient website this weekend. art connoisseurs alike. the human stories of Malaga
The Friday Night Boys began Alex Gaskarth, were signed in 8, 2008 to promote its self-released after an intense and tiring tour. Minter has a renowned residents and their descen-
playing gigs and recording music 2008 by Fueled By Ramen, a EP, “The Sketch Process,” which “We were all a little burnt out career as an illustrator, with dants.
during Reider’s junior year, but record label based in New York sold 45,000 copies and was named by the rigorous touring sched- works that have been dis- “There seems to be so few
progress was slow since Reider City, which had signed similar one of’s “Pop Punk ule and decided that it was time played around the country African Americans in Maine,
continued to prioritize his aca- groups such as Paramore and Rookies of 2009.” to move on to other things, and and the world. He is an in- so I wanted to know the sto-
demics—he majored in English Panic! at the Disco. After this, life “I simply love playing and play- everybody’s remained close ever structor at the Maine College ries of the ones who were
and theater—and could only began to move much faster. ing with those guys specifically; since,” Reider said. of Art and the founding di- here,” he said. “It’s been sto-
reunite with band members over The band produced an EP they’re by far the most talented The band hasn’t been com- rector of the Maine Freedom ries that need to be told so
school breaks in their hometown titled “That’s What She Said” in guys I’ve ever played with,” he said. pletely stagnant since—due to Trails, a nonprofit which that people get a full perspec-
of Fairfax, Va.. 2008 ,and its debut full-length “And so it was always a lot of fun popular demand, its members highlights the history of the tive … of what Maine is.”
“Whenever I came home, we album titled “Off The Deep End.” to just get on stage or even in a came together for one last show Underground Railroad and Director of the Center for
would have shows booked, and Reider and the band toured practice room and just make some at the South By So What?! Fes- abolitionist movement in Multicultural Life Benjamin
on breaks, we would go on tours, throughout the states and in Eu- noise with them.” tival in Dallas, Texas, in March Maine. Harris organized Minter’s vis-
which we booked ourselves,” rope in the wake of these releases Reider transitioned into the 2017. The lead singer, Andrew In his talk, Minter walked it to campus. Harris reflected
Reider said. “And then once I with some of the top names in band lifestyle naturally since he Goldstein, has also had a success- the audience through a sam- on the significance of Mint-
graduated, it started to pick up pop-punk. loves being on stage. ful career, writing hits for Demi pling of his works, including er’s art in the College’s pro-
steam, and I had more time for “Having this time to only play “This band put together every- Lovato, Britney Spears and Jason the series “Water Trouble,” gramming for Black History
it. So when I graduated, I was music and do what I loved at the thing I love, from the stage to mu- Derulo. which depicts the repeat- Month and Beyond.
pursuing the dream as a full-time time was fantastic,” Reider said. sic,” he said. “It was a great mixture Now, a recent father and ed image of a boat traveling “He talks about the trans-
musician.” “It was the perfect age to put my of what I needed at that point in assistant director of annual giv- through the Middle Passage. atlantic slave trade being a
After a year of living at home, heart into music with some great my life.” ing, Reider’s days as a pop-punk Using West African symbol- part of the underbelly of his
playing gigs and writing music, guys.” But all great things must come bassist still make up some of his ism, he connected his pieces work,” Harris said. “I thought
The Friday Night Boys, with the The band even performed on to an end—The Friday Night Boys fondest memories from Bowdo- to the flooding faced by Black that connected really closely
help of All Time Low frontman TRL, an MTV program, on July disbanded in the summer of 2010 in and beyond. communities in the aftermath with raising awareness about
of Hurricane Katrina. the historical aspect of the
“New Orleans is consid- Black experience in Ameri-

One Acts continue M&G tradition ered a spiritual center for

African Americans,” Mint-
er said. “Seeing how people
in New Orleans were being
ca and in other parts of the
Minter closed his talk by
reflecting on the importance
walked away with the $100 prize dead body being embalmed during previous semester, it was his first treated after Katrina could of art as a spiritual tool for
by Irene Brogdon for best play, the competition was the play was inspired by an actual experience directing outside of the only be answered by recalling the survival of African Amer-
Orient Staff
by no means easy. man named Mr. Ed. classroom. the boat.” icans in confronting both the
Rarely does the process of “[The vote] was really close, “His story in the play was the “[That] we were just all stu- Minter also took time to weight of history and reality
embalming incite romance, but which was really fun because I story of the real Mr. Ed, so it was dents doing it, for me, lowers the openly reflect on his child- of today.
in the Wish Theatre this past Sat- think it means that everyone en- kind of touching to hear it played stakes and makes [the plays] more hood in southern Georgia. “I believe that artwork has
urday, love bloomed amidst dead joyed themselves, because each back afterwards,” Gracey said. “It just about having fun,” said De- Despite having limited access a function,” Minter said. “We
bodies and shaving cream. Or, at [play] was so good,” said Masque was such a dark play and a come- Moranville. to artistic resources in his seg- would not have survived the
least, it did for the duration of and Gown’s Artistic Director dy, but this guy really opened up to Carlos Campos ’22, who was regated public school, Minter 500 years on this continent
“Over My Dead Body,” written Grace Kellar-Long ’21. us.” In the stage interpretation, Mr. cast in “Over My Dead Body,” remembers seeing a print of if we did not have artwork,
by Dylan Sloan ’22, Johnny Lies- While “Estate Sale Book Play” Ed’s story is told from the perspec- echoed DeMoranville’s positive Winslow Homer’s “The Gulf if we did not have song, if we
man ‘22 and Elizabeth Gracey is a light-hearted comedy, the tive of his son. sentiments. Stream” in his school library. did not have dance. Those are
’22, which debuted this past Sat- “[Performing in the festival] felt In a similar vein to the “Wa- things you can’t take away.”
urday at Bowdoin’s annual one-
act play festival.
“[The festival] is a way of taking great,” Campos said. “At the very
end I actually forgot my lines be-
The piece was one of four orig- the small quirks and making them cause some of my friends were in
inal plays produced by Masque the crowd and they were making
and Gown this year. The festival come to life.” –Carlos Campos ’22 different noises, but that’s okay. It
has been promoting student felt really nice to play a character
productions since its inception one-acts ranged in mood and While Masque and Gown who wasn’t me but somehow be-
in 1934. Although it has evolved topic. “Dogwood,” written by takes one-act submissions from came a part of me.”
over the years from a Bowdo- Brianna Cunliffe ’22, depicts a any interested Bowdoin students, For those thinking about join-
in-Colby-Bates collaboration to a young woman who comes out to the process of directing and per- ing the one-act play festival next
stand-alone Bowdoin endeavor, her parents while on break from forming the plays is carried out year, Campos offers this advice:
the festival’s mission has remained college. “Cosmic Complacency,” independently of playwrights. go for it.
the same: to stage one-act plays written by Kat Daley ’22, imagines After returning from break and “Audition for a role and see
written, directed and performed a future in which a mad scientist holding auditions, the directors what happens. Everyone here at
by students. must convince aliens the human and actors have just two weeks Bowdoin has some unique quirk
Per festival tradition, the race is worth saving from climate to memorize lines, tweak stage to them, that is inside of them
audience voted for a favorite change, while “Over My Dead directions and run through a day and their friends know about it,
production at the end of the Body,” was set in a funeral home, of tech-rehearsals. but perhaps not everyone knows
night. This year’s winner was and recounts the stories of a man “We met probably three or about it,” Campos said. “[The
“Estate Sale Book Play,” written whom the playwrights met at a four times each week, and it was festival] is a way of taking the
by Ian Stewart ’20 and directed jam shop in Hawaii. a quick turnaround,” said Nate small quirks and making them
by Hannah Scotch ’22, about a Gracey, Sloan and Liesman trav- DeMoranville ’20, who directed come to life.”
man who wants to write his own elled to Hawaii with funding from “Cosmic Complacency.” Brianna Cunliffe ’22, Dylan KAYLA SNYDER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
autobiography. a Faculty Scholarship over Winter Though DeMoranville had tak- Sloan ’22 and Ian Stewart ’20 are PERSISTANCE THROUGH ART: Minter highlighted the spiritual and
Though ultimately Stewart Break. Gracey explained that the en a directing class at Bowdoin the members of the Bowdoin Orient. cultural significance of Black art forms during his talk on Tuesday afternoon.
Friday, February 14, 2020 11

Michael Vick and the value of redemption
black players from the position the scene, Vick, after being less and cruel way. And I think, question that was subsequently
The Sideline was a poor misnomer. drafted number one in the 2001 personally, he should have been asked of NFL Commissioner
Story The quarterback position is NFL Draft, starting six seasons executed for that.” Now more Roger Goodell and then-coach ICE, ICE, BABY:
one of few in sport where ath- as the Atlanta Falcons quarter- than ever, we know Carlson isn’t of the Philadelphia Eagles The women’s hockey team
by Julius Long letic ability is considered almost back, being named to three Pro just an inflammatory mouthpiece Andy Reid was how they could climbed one game closer to
The 100th season of the Na- secondary to traits like leader- Bowls, being on the cover of for an extremist niche. Accord- let a person as reprehensible .500 with a 2-0 away victory
over the University of New
tional Football League (NFL) ship, courage and intelligence. the videogame Madden 2004, ing to Michael Vick’s attorney, as Michael Vick back into the England (UNE) on Tuesday
will be fondly remembered as Vick had everything these “com- signing what was at the time the Billy Martin, who represented NFL. Neither of these men are night. After dropping
the year of the black quarter- plete” quarterbacks had, and most lucrative NFL contract in a key witness in the Clinton im- the hero of this story—in re- both games last weekend
back, particularly by those fans then some. With feet just as fast history—single-handedly revo- peachment, the media scrutiny of ality there shouldn’t really be in a home series against
who know the history of that as his hands, falcon-like vision lutionizing the quarterback po- Vick’s case surpassed anything he one. However, at that moment, Amherst, the Polar Bears
snapped a four-game UNE
position. and those intangible characteris- sition forever—was sentenced had been involved in. And while they were willing to do some- win streak to return to their
It shouldn’t come as a sur- tics that age-old racism says are to 23 months in prison on dog- outrage is the proper response to thing antithetical to the fabric winning ways. Brett Stoddard
prise that it took 50 years since impossible for a black man to fighting charges associated with Vick’s actions, when white people of American criminal justice. ’23 opened the scoring in the
the start of the league for the come by, Vick was undeniable. the “Bad Newz Kennels” dog start to call for the execution, Rather than defining Michael first period before Angelina
first starting black quarterback, If Part 1 of “30 for 30: Vick” fighting operation at his Sur- hanging and neutering of a black Vick by the reprehensible crime Joyce ’22 sealed the game
with her seventh goal of the
Marlin Briscoe, to be drafted. tells the story of a kid who rose ry County, Va., property. The man, it logically invokes a coun- for which he showed deep re- season in the third period.
Countless others before and af- to NFL stardom despite starting case became a pivotal sound- terreaction. In this case, some morse and lost two years of his Meghan Miranda ’23 earned
ter Briscoe would be pushed to in the public housing projects ing board for the animal rights people felt it needed to be said: freedom, they were willing to her second shutout in as
the Canadian Football League of Newport News, Va., a neigh- movement. But in a nation in- yes, Michael Vick was wrong, but give him a second chance. many starts since taking over
or forced to convert to a po- borhood colloquially known cessantly reckoning with civil to call for capital punishment, is With that second chance, the goalie position last week.
sition “more naturally suited as “Bad Newz,” Part 2 provides and human rights, it inevitably to equivocate the value of a black Vick has become an unlikely
to their abilities,” like running context to why an NFL legend turned into something else. life to that of a few dogs. advocate for animal rights, sup- A SUPERLATIVE SEASON:
back or wide receiver. received so much backlash The voice of Fox News pun- To use the words of Dan porting the Animal Fighting The women’s and men’s
Lamar Jackson’s 2019 cam- after being named a 2020 Pro dit Tucker Carlson appears in Shannon, a PETA Spokesper- Spectator Prohibition Act signed Nordic teams equaled their
paign culminated in a unanimous Bowl Legends Captain. About Part 2 of the documentary. “I’m son at the time of the case and into law by President Barack record-breaking finish at the
Colby Carnival two weeks
MVP victory, making the 23 700,000 people signed a a Christian, I’ve made mis- a voice in the documentary, the Obama in 2014, meeting with ago with another third-place
year-old Baltimore Ravens quar- petition on Change. takes myself. I believe calls for execution were “way Pennsylvania lawmakers to sup- finish at the Bates Carnival
terback the youngest to ever win org to remove fervently in sec- beyond the pale.” And so was port a bill giving police officers this past weekend. Bowdoin
the award. But the season began Michael Vick ond chances,” the length of his jail sentence. the right to break into cars to recorded six top-ten finishes
with the same air of skepticism from the list he says. “But At the time, for that offense, free dogs and cats and educating on the weekend. Notably,
seven men’s skiers finished
that has followed him throughout of honor- Michael Vick the typical sentence was zero to communities on animal rights to in the top 30 on Saturday in
his short career. The skepticism ees. killed dogs six months, short enough for a ensure no one finds themselves a fantastic top-to-bottom
that led 31 teams to pass up the If you and he plausible revival of his profes- on the same path he did. squad performance, while
Louisville graduate and Heisman don’t know did it in a sional football career. Despite Perhaps the more than Gabby Vandendries ’20
Trophy winner in the 2018 draft. Vick’s sto- heart- Vick exhibiting an immense 700,000 signatories of that and Renae Anderson ’21
both broke into the top
It is this same coded skepticism ry, I highly amount of remorse for what he petition aren’t privy ten in the 15k classic race
that Michael Vick put to bed recommend did, the federal prosecutor de- to his advocacy, or believe that on Friday. Bowdoin’s last
when he proved himself to be … you watch the cided to teach Mike and Vick’s advocacy is a PR farce. official regular-season event
well, Michael Vick. two-part doc- the rest of the country Perhaps they subscribe to the is the Williams Carnival this
Blatant denial of black umentary. But a lesson. Tucker Carlson doctrine of weekend in Lake Placid, NY.
achievement has historically to paint KA So, the forgiveness. Or maybe they’ve
been the mantra of virtually ev- YD
done their research and say, “It’s NEW HAVEN BOUND:
ery white, American institution still not enough.” The women’s squash team
(that’s at least in part why we I’m not saying Michael Vick matched its seed at the
have been “given” this month should be forgiven or not for- NESCAC tournament
last weekend, finishing in
to bring attention to it). The given. However, I do believe eighth place. Presented
NFL—despite 70 percent of its there must be an acknowledge- with a tough matchup in
players being black—is by all ment that, in this country, worse first-seeded Trinity in the
other accounts a white institu- men have been redeemed—and quarterfinals, the Polar Bears
tion stuck in the structures and honored—for a whole lot less. were unable to win a single
match, losing in a 9-0 sweep.
discourse of the past. But as ES- More importantly, better men Bowdoin was subsequently
PN’s “30 for 30” documentary and women have suffered and defeated by Bates by
“Vick” reminds us, the notion of continue to suffer greater injus- the same score in the
“the complete quarterback” that tice than those dogs. Where’s consolation bracket before
had long been used to exclude their petition? being defeated by Wesleyan
7-2 in the final match. In
the few bright spots, Clio
Bersani ’22 and Ursula Sze

Maine State Meet ends deadlocked in first-ever tie ’23 both won their games
at the second and third
ladder spots, respectively.
The team will learn its CSA
Nationals seedings this
Ajay Olsen ’23. “Our team- week in anticipation of the
by Thomas McEvoy mates created a wall around event, which will be held in
Orient Staff the last curve, like a tunnel of New Haven, Conn., next
Last weekend, the men’s cheering. It’s pretty intense. It weekend.
and women’s track and field really helps you though. It’s
teams both found themselves really motivating, especially REBOUNDING:
in limbo. For the first time in for me. … It helps me out at After a disappointing
program history, both teams the end.” week in which the women’s
finished in first-place ties at After a hotly contested eve- basketball team lost its first
two matches of the season
the Maine State Champion- ning in which neither Bowdo- to conference opponents
ship meets on Saturday night,. in nor Bates could pull away Tufts and Amherst, the
The result was especially ex- from the other, the men’s and Polar Bears rebounded on
citing for the women’s team, women’s teams both finished Saturday with a key 89-74
who broke Bates’ six-year win with exceptionally rare ties. victory over Hamilton that
secured a home first-round
streak in the competition. Surprised by the exceed- NESCAC playoff game for
Farley Field House played ingly uncommon result, Track Bowdoin. After trailing at
host to an exciting meet with and Field Head Coach Peter the beginning of the third
the extremely unusual result. Slovenski wrote in an email to quarter, the Polar Bears
The Polar Bears found them- the Orient: “There has never pulled away in the final
minutes to seal the victory.
selves pitted against Bates, the been a tie in the previous 52 Captain Samantha Roy
University of Southern Maine years of this meet. One meet ’20 led the team with 22
(USM) and Colby at the state previously had been decided points, and the team shot
championship meet. Although by one point. But this was the 50 percent from the field
the event had originally been first tie in history.” in an impressive offensive
display. The team’s final
scheduled to be held at USM, A number of remarkable regular-season contest is this
a variety of factors, including individual performances led to Saturday away at Wesleyan
weather, resulted in a venue the women’s win. In the field at 2 p.m..
shift to Bowdoin. events, Belinda Saint Louis ’21 COURTESY OF BRIAN BEARD
“The atmosphere was wild. SIDELINE SUPPORT CREW: Men’s track and field athletes Mason Freeman ’22 (center left), Troy Greene ’22 COMPILED BY DYLAN SLOAN
It was packed,” said runner Please see TRACK, page 13 (center) and Cedric Blaise ’22 (center right) cheer on their teammates during last weekend’s Maine State Meet.
12 SPORTS Friday, February 14, 2020

Local volunteers bring character to Bowdoin track meets

now-defunct Naval Air Sta- years ago to get away from the enced among the three, having
by Andrew Chang
Orient Staff
tion Brunswick volunteered
to help run the meets. In the
stressful work environment in
“It’s nice if you can get a group only spent three years helping
with meets and practice. Le-
It’s a little past 5 p.m. on 1970s, when fewer professors “My wife and I used to come of people that, for whatever rea- Vasseur has 16 years under his
a Tuesday in Farley Field volunteered, the Athletics De- up here [to Maine] in the sum- son, are committed.” belt, and Turner six. Another
House, and all around, stu-
dent athletes are running.
partment began offering sea-
son tickets to hockey games in
mer—we just mainly like the
people, and I used to race sled
–John Kelsey, track meet volunteer volunteer veteran, Dale Dorr,
has been an official for over 30
Scattered about on the side- exchange for help. dogs,” said LeVasseur. “So we years.
lines are three men, holding “This attracted a lot of vol- moved up here, and we just year with a 4:16, according to out of the blue. Even so, Kelsey is still
stopwatches. One of them, unteers from Bath Iron Works, love it. … It’s more laid back Slovenski. “I skipped around doing a extremely active in helping
Jerry LeVasseur, shouts out who loved Bowdoin hockey,” and the people are super nice.” “Well, I’m an Maine-iac, couple of things, like raking out, coming to practice two
lap times as two runners go wrote Slovenski in an email to He added that the idea of and so is my wife. We moved traps and spotting throws, and or three times a week to help
by. LeVasseur and the two the Orient. volunteering at Bowdoin was away for my career, but my all of a sudden Peter [Slovens- time middle-distance runners.
others—Steve Turner and Today, there are 30 or so his own idea. parents were still here, so we ki] says, ‘How’d you like to be “The best thing for me,
John Kelsey, both retired pro- regulars who come help at “I contacted Coach [Slov- moved back to take care of clerk?’” Turner said. “I think quite frankly, is the kids. I
fessors—are all part of a large almost every meet and many enski], and I said that I’m still them,” said Turner. “But we’ve it’s the toughest job, but I’m an mean, that’s the timing part.
volunteer contingent that the practices. A few are Bowdoin running and competing. And always had an affinity for the organizer—being a math pro- [While] officiating, you don’t
track and field team’s Head alumni, but most—including it’s been very good to me, and state of Maine.” fessor, it was a natural fit.” really get to talk to them
Coach, Peter Slovenski, calls the three at Tuesday’s prac- I wanted to give back.” After his parents passed, • much,” he said. “I know [giv-
upon to help officiate track tice—don’t have particularly LeVasseur has run nine he decided to move to Bruns- Kelsey, an umpire, also ing back] is the way Jerry [Le-
meets. At any given meet, strong ties to Bowdoin. marathons, including the wick and help with the track grew up in Maine. Growing Vasseur] frames it, but I’m not
there could be more than 30 LeVasseur used to be an Boston Marathon. In 2014, he and field program because he up, he was neighbors with so sure I would frame it that
volunteers officiating. Re- accountant in Connecticut. was inducted into the Maine enjoyed the college-town en- the Slovenskis, though Peter way—I’m just having fun.”
sponsibilities for the volun- Turner taught math at Babson. Running Hall of Fame. Track- vironment and wanted to use Slovenski was a bit older than Kelsey also mentions that
teers include operating the Kelsey taught psychology at side, however, he is known as his track background to help him and they didn’t know each Slovenski is always looking for
Lynx Timing systems, mark- Bates. Though all three cur- “Coach Jerry.” students. other well. He officiated a bit more volunteers.
ing where throws land for rently live in Brunswick and • “I like interacting with stu- at Bates after he retired, but he “For Peter, for any of the
the field events, and tallying have been involved with com- Turner, who serves as the dents and, because I had the got involved at Bowdoin at the coaches, getting volunteers is
scores for each team. petitive running, they came head clerk at Bowdoin meets, background in running, it was behest of his wife. a big assistance. And it’s hard
Track volunteers have a to be volunteers for Bowdoin grew up in Maine. He has a bit an easy decision.” “My wife contacted [Slov- work [for the coaches]. So it’s
long history at Bowdoin. The track and field for very differ- of history at the College: In Turner says he was offered enski]—she was looking for nice if you can get a group of
system began decades ago, ent reasons. 1969, he broke the University the role of head clerk—the something for me to do, get people that, for whatever rea-
according to Slovenski, when • of Maine school record for the person who manages the races me out of the house,” he said, son, are committed.”
Bowdoin professors, alumni LeVasseur, who officiates mile with a time of 4:18, be- and gives instructions about laughing. And that, perhaps, is what
and service members from the races, moved to Brunswick 16 fore following up in the same race rules before races start— Kelsey is the least experi- the volunteers are all about.

Men’s basketball eyes playoff berth

after comeback win over Hamilton
by Robert Shepard
Orient Staff
After a turbulent season,
the Bowdoin men’s basketball
team’s comeback win against
Hamilton last Saturday placed
the team in a prime position
to qualify for the NESCAC
playoffs. The team now has a
chance to claim the seventh
NESCAC playoff seed with a
win against Wesleyan at home
on Sunday afternoon.
The Polar Bears started out
cold against Hamilton last
Saturday, trailing 22-37 after
the first half. This deficit only
widened in the second quarter,

by 23 points. BACK FROM THE BRINK: (ABOVE) Morgan Edwards ’22 splits two Hamilton defenders in an 81-74 comeback win
“We turned the ball over over the Continentals. (RIGHT) Sam Grad ’21, leaping for the tip-off, put up 11 points and 12 rebounds in the victory.
way too many times and gave “The game was really elec- Bears have an advantage in Stepping into a college ros-
them easy buckets,” said Head tric—after the game, every- tie-breakers. Bowdoin would ter without much experience at
Coach Tim Gilbride. body was pretty amped up, and still make the tournament the level is a demanding role,
The game appeared to be I was pretty excited ... about the should Bates drop one of its fi- but the coaches and upper-
over with 10 minutes to go, outcome,” said Shea. nal two games against Williams classmen have been supportive
but the Polar Bears suddenly This was an important win or Middlebury. at every turn—giving encour-
closed the gap, responding for the team because it puts But the Hamilton win is agement, advice and helping to
with a 13-2 run that breathed them in prime playoff conten- more than just a boost to play- keep the team unified.
life back into their chances for tion. With only two spots left off odds. It is a testament to “Our seniors and upper-
victory. Energized by the shift in the conference playoffs and the team’s strength and resil- classmen have done a good
in momentum, the Bowdoin Bowdoin, Bates, Hamilton and ience in what has proven to be job of having confidence with
defense held the Continentals Wesleyan all in the running, a challenging season. Injuries us, having confidence in us
to just 11 points for the rest of the team is primed to claim have been a thorn in this team’s and giving us some inspiration
the game while continuing to one of the final seeds this side all year—a notable loss has and giving us some hope,” said
gain offensive traction. weekend. been captain and Maine first- Shea.
David Reynolds ’20 led “If we win [against Wesleyan team all-defense point guard The shift in the team’s skill said Reynolds. Maria College on Wednesday
the team with 33 points, and this weekend], we’re definitely Zavier Rucker ’21. The Polar set has also necessitated a play “We want to make it a game (in which Reynolds shot for a
Jack Shea ’23 chipped in with in the NESCAC playoffs and Bears have had to rely more style shift from previous years. where we’re really moving the record 10 three-pointers), the
13 points off the bench as the will probably be the seventh on younger players to fill these As opposed to a few years ago, ball well, getting everybody in- momentum is with Bowdoin
team steadily clawed back from seed,” said Reynolds. roster holes, so most first-year when the team would play volved, not throwing up shots as it goes into its final game of
the early deficit. With just 25 A win against the Cardinals players are getting playing more of a shooter’s game where quickly, then defending well the regular season against Wes-
seconds left, Reynolds scored would guarantee a playoff spot, time. the focus was on creating space and trying to win that game leyan.
on an “and-1” to give Bowdoin but a loss doesn’t complete- “It’s been different coming to score, this year the team has as if it’s a close game down “We’re just kind of looking
a three-point lead, but a Ham- ly eliminate the team either. from high school,” Shea, one of lacked those long-range scor- the stretch,” said Gilbride. “It’s at it like we win, we get in, so
ilton three-pointer five seconds There are many possibilities for those first years, said. “I played ers and been more defensively kind of become our mentality, that’s really our focus right
later sent the game to overtime. a playoff spot even with a loss. a different role [in high school] focused. and that’s how we’re hoping we now,” Reynolds said.
Bowdoin took the lead and An earlier win against Bates then coming in here, and [I’ve “We’re trying to slow the continue to play.” The Polar Bears host Wes-
never lost it, resulting in an 81- and last weekend’s Hamilton been] trying just to contribute game down and make it Despite a 79-74 non-con- leyan on Sunday at 1 p.m. in
74 win. victory means that the Polar in any way I can.” more of a defensive game,” ference loss against Anna Morrell Gym.
Friday, February 14, 2020 SPORTS 13

Bowdoin community rows a marathon for Zietlow ’22

from different parts of the Bow-
by Diego Lasarte doin community spent over
Orient Staff
three hours cheering each other
A few weeks before he passed on as they erged on the Smith
away last January, Henry Ziet- Union floor. The crowd waited
low ’22 rowed a marathon all until the very last team finished
by himself. An ergathon, or erg their marathon distance, keep-
marathon, entails completing a ing the energy high and music
marathon distance (26.2 miles blasting for hours. As the event
or 42,000 meters) on an indoor ended, it was equal parts tears
rowing machine called an erg. and smiles, with hugs and high-
The feat is usually accomplished fives all around.
in teams of three or four, with Doug Welling, the head
rowers splitting the distance coach of both the men’s and
into intervals. Zietlow did it women’s crew teams and the
alone in just 3:33:27. main organizer of the event,
On Sunday, Bowdoin stu- said that Zietlow represented
dents gathered in David Saul everything he hoped to instill in
Smith Union for another erg- his rowers.
athon, this time in memory of “The word ‘culture’ gets used
their lost teammate and friend. a ton in athletics, and I think the
Over 100 students attended the qualities that Henry possessed,
first annual Henry Zietlow Me- were all the things, as coaches,
morial Ergathon, inaugurating that represent our core values,”
a tradition meant to honor the he said. “If everyone could be
values Zietlow lived: hard work, their best version of Henry, or
endurance and community. themselves, and highlight those
Matt Donnelly ’22, a member values that Henry lived, then
of the rowing team, said that he you’re doing well.”
has thought about his former First-year rower Jay Sayler
teammate every moment he has showed up with his team, ex- EMMA NOEL, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
been on the water this year. cited for the physical challenge SPRINT TO THE FINISH: Members of the men’s rugby team cheer on their teammates. The team was one of a number of groups competing in last week’s ergathon.
“Henry was kind of a magical and for the opportunity to honor ple of Zietlow’s enduring legacy of the Holy Cross, who trag- dies have shown the strength of Stephen Boe ’22, who rowed
friend. He meant the world to Zietlow’s memory. Sayler never on the crew team—a legacy that ically passed away in January that community. with Zietlow last fall, choked up
me and the whole team. I mean, knew Zietlow, but he said he continues to thrive. on a team trip to Florida when “Support in the rowing com- seeing how many of his class-
he was only with us for a semes- felt inspired to participate in the “I don’t think a rowing prac- a team minivan collided with munity just aches when anyone mates had shown up to honor
ter on the team, but it feels like event because of how his team tice goes by that I don’t think a pickup truck. Several other goes through any kind of parallel Zietlow’s memory.
... so much more,” said Donnelly. has kept Zietlow’s impact alive. of him or hear his name men- rowers on the Massachusetts experience [to what happened “Henry was such an integral
“The impact he made in one se- “I can tell how much he tioned, even though until just college’s team were injured. with Zietlow],” said Welling. part of our team. As a [first
mester, it’s going to last forever. moved the team. You see, like, now when I saw [the tribute Rett died almost exactly a Purple headbands were dis- year], he was already a leader,”
And every stroke we take during 100 people here today because video], I didn’t even know what year after Zietlow, and their tributed at the event as a nod to said Boe. “He has often been
this season and in the seasons to of the impact that he managed he looked like,” said Sayler. deaths brought the already both Zietlow’s habit of wearing described as a bright light [in
come, they’re all for him.” to have at the school in one se- The event was also dedicat- close-knit New England rowing them during every race, as well our community]. My metaphor
Athletes from four varsity mester,” said Sayler. ed to Grace Rett, a sophomore community together in grief. as the school colors of the Col- is that he was a lighthouse … a
teams as well as non-athletes Sayler said this was an exam- and fellow rower at the College But, Welling argued, the trage- lege of the Holy Cross. shining beacon on our team.”

“I hate to love them, love
to hate them, something like
they were seeded,” said Olsen.
In one of the evening’s NESCAC Standings Compiled by Dylan Sloan
Source: NESCAC and Bowdoin Athletics
that,” said Shipley. “I was most exciting events, Luca
put together a very impressive thrilled because we broke a Ostertag-Hill ’20 emerged MEN’S ICE HOCKEY WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY
evening, earning key victories six-year winning streak for victorious from a highly com-
in the shot put and weight throw them.” petitive mile race, posting a
events. Brittney McKinley ’21 The men’s side featured a sensational 4:29.69 time. W L T W L T W L T W L T
claimed first place in both number of standout perfor- “The mile was one of the Willliams 10 4 0 13 6 1 Middlebury 10 1 1 15 2 3
the 60-meter and 200-meter mances as well. In the field most memorable races I’ve Trinity 9 4 1 14 5 1 Amherst 8 3 3 14 4 4
events, running times of 7.86 portion of the evening, Ryan seen in 30 years. There were so
and 25.86 seconds, respective- Durkin ’22’s 4.55-meter pole many lead changes and excit-
Hamilton 8 4 2 9 7 4 Colby 7 3 2 12 5 3
ly. Likewise, Caroline Shipley vault won him first place, as ing surges by the runners. Luca Middlebury 6 5 3 8 9 3 Williams 8 4 2 11 6 4
’20 won both the 1000-meter did Huma Dadachanji ’20’s showed a lot of intelligence Amherst 5 6 3 7 9 4 Conn. Coll. 6 4 2 13 5 2
and one-mile events, pulling 13.90-meter triple jump and and grit to win that race,” Slov-
Wesleyan 6 7 1 10 9 1 Hamilton 6 6 0 12 8 0
away from her competition Cheng Xing ’23’s 6.88-meter enski wrote.
with times of 3:05.76 and long jump. Troy Greene ’22 Fueled by last weekend’s re- Conn. Coll. 5 7 2 9 9 2 Bowdoin 4 7 1 8 9 3
5:04.89, respectively. claimed victory in the 60-me- sult, Shipley is optimistic about Bowdoin 5 8 1 9 10 1 Trinity 0 10 2 5 11 4
As a senior, Shipley has ter dash with a time of 7.02 the remainder of the season. Tufts 5 8 1 7 12 1 Wesleyan 0 11 1 6 13 1
gained some perspective on seconds, while Olsen won “We are a team that is top
the in-state rivalry between the 400-meter dash in 51.08 five caliber in Division III. And Colby 3 9 2 7 10 3
Bowdoin and other Maine- seconds. In addition to an ex- so I think after the dust settles
based schools from her four ceptional performance in the on the excitement this week-
years of experience running 400-meter relay, Mateo Rivera end we’re going to reorient UPCOMING GAMES UPCOMING GAMES
with the program. After having ’22 also won the 600-meter towards making that happen,”
Fri 2/14 vs. Trinity, 7 P.M. Fri 2/14 @ Trinity, 7:30 P.M.
seen the Bates women’s team event with a time of 1:22.28. said Shipley.
take the state championship “All across the board, there Both track and field squads Sat 2/15 vs. Wesleyan, 4 P.M. Sat 2/15 @ Trinity, 4 P.M.
every year she had been with were some great performances. will head to Boston Universi-
the team, Shipley took special I think that in [nearly] every ty today to participate in the MEN’S BASKETBALL WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
pride in last weekend’s result. event, people did better than Dave Hemery Invitational.
Tufts 8 0 18 4 Tufts 8 0 22 0
Colby 7 2 20 2 Bowdoin 7 2 21 2


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The race doesn’t end in Iowa
With New Hampshire and Iowa behind us, it may seem like the primary
Can I copy your work?
season is in the rearview. The media often becomes fixated on the candi- a printing press, intellec-
dates who win these primaries, creating the impression that the race has tual property began
already passed its most important threshold. But there are 120 primaries
Workin’ on it flowing towards those
and caucuses left in the Democratic and Republican parties, plus two con- by Archer Thomas who could afford the
ventions in North Dakota and Wyoming. Iowa and New Hampshire are expensive equipment
just the beginning. In 1998, members of Congress that copying en-
One thousand nine hundred and ninety delegates are needed to win the from all political persuasions and tailed. Intellectual la-
Democratic primary. After the first two primaries, the leading candidate, sections of the country came togeth- bor, just like its physi-
Pete Buttigieg, only has 22 delegates with Bernie Sanders at 21. Elizabeth er to protect one of America’s most cal counterpart, became
Warren and Amy Klobuchar have eight and seven, respectively. Just 17 endangered animals. Realizing that commodified. Creators
delegates—fewer than the total delegates that Maine alone has to offer— time was running out, Sonny Bono, became workers, their
could put Joe Biden ahead of Buttigieg. Selena, George Gershwin and a host creations only as valu-
This means that the race is still anybody’s game. With a third of the of other celebrities (or rather their able as the market
delegates up for grabs on Super Tuesday—California alone has 415 dele- estates) rallied around the cause. dictated.
gates—March 3 could change the outcome of the election. However, the focus of their concern The history of the
This isn’t to say that the primary election will be a complete toss-up, or was not the Sage Grouse, California 20th century was
that Iowa and New Hampshire don’t matter at all. The point is that activ- Condor or any other flesh-and- one of copyright’s
ism and engagement still have a place in the primary going forward—and blood, actually-in-grave-danger slow but inexora-
if you really care about a candidate, now isn’t the time to give up just creatures. Rather it was Mickey ble world con-
because they didn’t do well in Iowa or New Hampshire. Mouse, a rodent who was irrevers- quest. Coun-
Even if you’re from a state that does not vote until June, there are ibly seared into pop culture with tries began
countless ways to get involved so that you have a greater chance of being 1928’s “Steamboat Willie.” Original- enforcing each
able to vote for your favorite candidate in the general election. Sanders ly, Mickey was slated to go into the other’s intel-
and Warren have both highlighted the amount of money they have raised public domain in 1984. However, lectual property,
from small donors. Three-dollar donations can quickly add up. Disney lobbyists organized an over- enabling record
Canvassing, phone banking and raising awareness are also fantastic haul of American copyright law that labels, publishers
ways that students can get involved. As Super Tuesday draws nearer, pushed Mickey’s expiration date to and movie studios
Brunswick will host canvassing centers for many of the candidates. One 2003—that is, only a few years after to rigidly define
day spent canvassing on the weekend is feasible, even for full-time stu- 1998. who did—and
dents. While the extension of copyright more importantly
It’s easy to forget how much of a privilege it is to be able to vote. Our over the past 50 years has been an did not—benefit
democracy depends on participation from its citizens, even in elections obvious cash grab on the part of from the production
that may seem less important than others. The United States has dismal Disney and other entities that make of culture. Owners of
voter participation rates compared to other democratic countries around billions off of intellectual property, copyright benefited
the world. It’s up to our generation to reverse this trend. copyright has long been a corner- at the expense of actual system in
If you’re eligible, there is no good reason not to vote in the primary. stone of the American system. One creators and, just as important- which intellectu-
Bowdoin Votes is driving vans from the Moulton loop to the polls all day of the U.S. Constitution’s most basic ly, at the expense of free and open als could survive off their own labor.
on Super Tuesday, and taking less than 30 minutes out of your day to vote guarantees is to “promote the Prog- knowledge. Here’s where we get our They wanted to protect honest work
is a small price to pay for the sake of democracy. ress of Science and useful Arts, by Harvey Weinsteins, William Ran- in the face of technological progress.
securing for limited Times to Au- dolph Hearsts and Martin Shkrelis. However, the system they created
This editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orient’s editorial board, thors and Inventors the exclusive But then the Internet blew it all developed into a mockery of honest
which is comprised of Emily Cohen, Anna Fauver, Conrad Li, Alyce McFadden, Right to their respective Writings open. In the 1990s, the World Wide work because they failed to account
Becca Norden-Bright and Tianyi Xu. and Discoveries.” Web was the Wild West. Individuals for undemocratic access to the
Hitherto, few countries had giv- could create, publish and share with means of copying, i.e. the printing
en creators such broad privileges. little restrictions or oversight. The press. Under modern copyright laws,
Before the first printing presses, rise of free and open-source software wealthy individuals—like those be-
copying another person’s writings put the means of cultural production hind the Disney corporation—can
or art was such a laborious process back into the hands of individu- make vast amounts of money with-
that it made no sense to define “in- al creators, many of whom did not out so much as raising a finger by
ESTABLISHED 1871 tellectual” property as separate from want or care to “reap” the benefits of purchasing intellectual property and
actual property. Before copying was their intellectual property. then charging the public to access it
easy, there was no way to conceive of Even though the Internet gave no at inflated prices. 6200 College Station Brunswick, ME 04011 a “book” as something both ownable real assurance that copyright would The Internet, however, has made
and separate from a physical object. be respected, creators continued cre- copying easier and more democratic
The Bowdoin Orient is a student-run weekly publication dedicated to providing news and
information relevant to the Bowdoin community. Editorially independent of the College Copyright and the development ating. The early Internet had vitali- than ever before. It has given us an
and its administrators, the Orient pursues such content freely and thoroughly, following of intellectual work as a legitimate ty because it was free—and I mean opportunity to radically transform
professional journalistic standards in writing and reporting. The Orient is committed to form of labor, therefore, developed “free” as in “free speech,” not “free copyright or even reject it wholly.
serving as an open forum for thoughtful and diverse discussion and debate on issues of in tandem. beer.” The boom in cultural produc- We must ensure that art and infor-
interest to the College community. Copyright enabled intellectual tion that accompanied the computer mation are as accessible as possible
labor to be turned into intellectual revolution seemed to repudiate the while devising a system that rewards
property. Intellectual work could fi- traditional logic of copyright. intellectual labor. Once that great
Editor in Chief Editor in Chief nally generate profit, kicking off the Ironically, the accelerating ease task is accomplished, creativity will
Emily Cohen Alyce McFadden expansion of media as an industry. of copying revealed both copyright’s be able to evolve and flower like nev-
Copyright was invented for the ben- utility and its contradictions. It is er before. To save Mickey, we must
Digital Director Managing Editor News Editor efit of “Authors and Inventors,” but understandable that the framers of release him into the wild of human
Steven Xu Maia Coleman Andrew Bastone since most authors did not possess the Constitution wanted to create a culture.
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No on 1: protect our community’s health

more polarizing: the anti-vac- philosophical and religious In another vein, it’s true the who are immunosuppressed
by Tim Miklus cination movement. With viewpoints. freedom to hold certain phil- due to other medical issues.
Op-Ed Contributor this misleading advertising Though pharmaceutical osophical and religious views Thus, the personal beliefs
Driving around Brunswick material abounding in our companies may come under is foundational to American leading to the opting-out of
and surrounding communi- community—and, further, the scorn for many of their un- democracy. The constitutional vaccination are harmful and,
ties in Maine, you may have confusing wording on the bal- ethical practices, their man- right to such beliefs, howev- also, not deserving of constitu-
noticed some signs in people’s lot—I want to set the record ufacturing and distribution er, does not and should not tional protection. Multiple Su-
yards: “Yes on 1: Reject Big straight about what Question of vaccines is not an area extend to cases where these preme Court cases—including
Pharma.” At a first glance, this 1 actually asks. deserving of further scruti- beliefs threaten public health. Prince v. Massachusetts, Zucht
seems to be a perfectly reason- Question 1, formally the ny. Vaccines only account for Last year, Maine’s non-medical v. King and Henning Jacobson
able view to hold. The phar- Religious and Philosophical between two and three per- opt-out rate for vaccinations v. Commonwealth of Massa-
maceutical industry has con- Vaccination Exemptions Ref- cent of the pharmaceutical was at an all time high. At the chusetts—have held that per-
sistently come under fire for erendum, seeks to overturn industry. The profits derived same time, the state reported sonal beliefs are not deserving
corporate greed through prac- Legislative Document 798, from these products do little that incidents of whooping of protection if they threaten
tices such as flooding markets which, signed into law by Gov- to bolster corporate profits; cough were the worst in the the health of the communi-
with prescription opioids and ernor Janet Mills this past May, the money for pharmaceutical nation. This strongly suggests ty as a whole. This law as it
jacking up the prices of crucial, eliminates religious and phil- companies lies almost entirely that the state’s tendency to stands does not attack people
life-saving drugs. Any reason- osophical exemptions from in other products, and thus the opt out of immunization has for exercising their beliefs, but

able citizen should surely be vaccination requirements for opposition against Big Pharma caused a public health issue rather upholds the status quo
concerned with the abuses of schools and workplaces. Thus, would more appropriately fo- which was ultimately largely of Constitutional Law.
power by this massive industry. a “Yes” vote on Question 1 cus on these other areas. Fur- preventable. The decision to Anyone should be free to
But as I read up on Ques- would overturn this new law ther, there is little profit to be opt out for oneself or one’s choose their religion and phi-
tion 1 in preparation for the and would allow for vaccine made from vaccines. The work children not only threatens losophy and to work against the
March 3 vote, I found that this exemptions, whereas a “No” to develop such products is the health of one’s family, but unethical practices of Big Phar-
ballot initiative—much to my vote would uphold the law and particularly cumbersome and of one’s community as a whole, ma. But rejecting vaccines is not
surprise—has little to do with prevent exemptions. costly, and price caps on vac- as the effectiveness of vaccines the way to go about exercising
curbing the influence of a The argument for “Yes cines prevent companies from hinges on a high amount of such principles. High vaccina-
powerful industry. Rather, the on 1” fails on both of its two over-profiting on their work. people utilizing such resourc- tion rates are vital to the health
proponents of “Yes on 1” have main premises: that refusing Simply put, refusing vaccines es. This is because diseases can of our community, and so I urge
deliberately misconstrued vaccines effectively rejects is an ineffective way to stand much more easily spread from all Maine voters to vote “No” on
the popular tides against “Big Big Pharma and that it is a up to Big Pharma, and oppo- the unvaccinated to people Question 1 on March 3.
Pharma,” siphoning support necessary and appropriate nents can and should focus on with weaker immune systems, Tim Miklus is a member of
into a cause which is much way for one to express one’s other industry practices. especially children and those the Class of 2021.

Justice in the nation’s capital: not just blind, but deaf

torney and the right to call wit- trial, our senators serve as ju- Ranks … equality should John Bolton’s testimony. this oath: “I solemnly swear that
by Stephen Boe nesses. In Nixon v. U.S. (1993), rors, all of whom would—in be preserved in knowledge.” As the Hudson River flows in all things appertaining to the
Op-Ed Contributor
Rehnquist ruled that, “authority any other trial—be ruled inel- Meanwhile, our own Senate from the Adirondacks to the trial of ____, now pending, I will
Article III of the U.S. Consti- over impeachment trials is re- igible for having a bias for or can hold a “trial” that denies Atlantic, the truth must flow do impartial justice according
tution reads, “The Senate shall posed in the Senate and nowhere against the defendant and for the presentation of evidence from the government to our to the Constitution and laws, so
have the sole Power to try all else.” Thus, the Senate is respon- holding public office. Although and witnesses, arbitrarily de- people, and no one should be help me God.” Yet prior to the
Impeachments.” Conveniently, sible for ensuring that the integ- the Constitution assigns the ciding to withhold informa- susceptible to harm when ex- trial’s vote on witnesses, Senator
the U.S. Department of Justice rity of an impeachment trial is authority over impeachments tion from the people of the posing the truth. Nonetheless, Lindsey Graham, the Republican
(DOJ) defines “trial” as, “a struc- maintained. to the Senate, our Constitution United States, of whom they several Republican senators Chairman of the Judiciary Com-
tured process where the facts of a One can reasonably ques- remains amendable for a rea- are said to represent. are frightened by the fear tac- mittee, said that he was, “trying
case are presented to a jury, and tion whether that responsibil- son: to adapt to changing times. Given that the definition of tics of Senator McConnell, as to give a pretty clear signal I have
they decide if the defendant is ity is adequately assigned. In Times have changed, and the a trial includes the presence of well as Trump aides, which made up my mind. I’m not try-
guilty or not guilty of the charge the rest of our justice system, United States should consider “witnesses and evidence,” in presents formidable challeng- ing to pretend to be a fair juror
offered. During the trial, the there are very few groups of shifting impeachment proceed- no other trial do jurors vote es to our democracy. The U.S. here. I don’t need any witnesses.”
prosecutor uses witnesses and people that are ineligible for ings to occur in the only body on whether or not informa- democracy revolves around a If this is impartial justice being
evidence to prove to the jury that jury service, one of which be- that is intended to be unbiased tion will be allowed to be seen. lack of official political ideol- served, our political justice sys-
the defendant committed the ing, “public officers of federal, in our government: the Su- Those senators who voted to ogy, and dissent being accept- tem is not only blind but deaf to
crime(s).” In our justice system state or local governments, preme Court. This shift should block witnesses in the Senate able and unpunishable. overt admissions of negligence,
we rely on judges and juries to who are actively engaged include the implementation of not only subverted our justice Meanwhile, in the current fabrication and obduracy.
hold authority over the cases of full-time in the performance a citizen comprised jury, rather system but also knowingly state of affairs, it was seen as Trump’s future has already
the people of the United States. of public duties,” another of than one of “public officials.” quelled the flow of information acceptable for a “vote against been decided, and the echoes
We expect them to ensure that which are people showing The second United States to the people, with the assis- the president and your head of this impeachment will be
we are given a fair, speedy trial, undue bias for or against the President, John Adams, wrote tance of the President himself. will be on a pike” memo to be left for the dogs of history to
the right defendant. that, “knowledge monopo- In a recent visit to the circulated before the trial. This feast upon. But if the dou-
to an at- In an impeachment lized or in the possession of World Economic Fo- has led to various questionable ble-edged sword of his im-
a few is a Curse to Mankind rum, President statements from no-voters peachment trial “exonerated”
… we should dispense Donald Trump such as Senator Marco Rubio, him, it indicted our democra-
it among all stated, “When who retorted, “Just because cy of grave failures, including
we released that actions meet a standard of im- an impeachment trial process
conversation [with peachment does not mean it is that makes a laughing stock
Ukranian Presi- in the best interest of the coun- of our political justice system,
dent Zelensky] all try to remove a president from our Senate’s shocking inability
hell broke out with office.” His argument equates to be impartial and the active
the Democrats. Because to saying that just because threats that exist against in-
they said, ‘Wait a minute, someone is guilty of a crime ner-party dissonance. While
this is much different than does not mean they should be the fate of this trial has been
[what Adam Schiff] told us convicted. It also implies that sealed, the next trial for Amer-
... I thought our team did a he is opting out of his job as icans is in voting the future
very good job. But honestly, a juror, which is to decide on into office and pushing for
we have all the material. They innocence or guilt, not “what institutional change that al-
don’t have the material.” is best for the country.” lows for our country to flaunt
Trump blatantly admits Apart from those who have a real democracy—one which
the restraint of information, been privately coerced into a has a fair political justice sys-
DALIA TABACHNIK which potentially could have “no” vote, there are also those tem, represents the people and
been uncovered with the call- who are blatantly ignorant and allows for candid political op-
ing of further witnesses, espe- in violation of the law them- position at every level.
cially considering that Trump selves. At the start of Senate Stephen Boe is a member of
himself threatened to prevent proceedings, each senator takes the Class of 2022.

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“From the General Inquirer to TACT: Using
Lists of Words in Voyant”
Geoffery Rockwell, director of the Kule Institute for
Advanced Studies and professor of graduate philosophy
and humanities, will discuss the role of word lists—and the
software that computes and analyzes them—in text analysis.
Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 10 a.m.

“Communication and Coevolution
Between Forest Trees and Their
Symbiotic Fungi”
Rytas Vigalys, professor of biology at Duke University, will
discuss the diversity of fungi in forests and the role that they
play in their ecosystems.
Room 20, Druckenmiller Hall. 1:30 p.m.


For this semester’s Karofsky lecture, Theo Greene, assistant THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS: Seniors Silas Wuerth and Jack Reed celebrate at the 100 Days Until Graduation event in Moulton Union.
professor of sociology, will discuss the impact and perception of
gay neighborhoods, specifically in Washington, D.C.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 3 p.m.

RISE: Untold Stories of Bowdoin Women “The Privileged Poor”
Student group fEMPOWER will perform stories that Meditation
Bernie Hershberger, director of counseling and wellness Anthony Jack—author, junior fellow at the Harvard Society of
showcase the diverse experiences of women on Bowdoin’s
services, will lead a meditation session. Fellows and assistant professor of education at the Harvard
campus. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Smith
Room 302, Buck Center for Health and Fitness. 4:30 p.m. Graduate School of Education—will discuss class divides on
Union information desk. There will also be a performance at
elite college campuses and their effects on the success of
the same time on Saturday.
marginalized students.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7:30 p.m.

Artist Talk
Artist Jordie Oetken will display and discuss her artwork,
PERFORMANCE which plays with scale, lighting and ambiguity. LECTURE
Walden Chamber Players Concert Zuckert Seminar Room, Museum of Art. 12 p.m. “Environmental Governance in Russia”
Walden Chamber Players will perform a wide variety of Evgeny Shvarts, research fellow at the Institute of Geography
classical pieces for the Bowdoin community. LECTURE of the Russian Academy of Sciences, will discuss the role of
Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. 3 p.m. “On the View that People and Not non-governmental forces in Russian wildlife conservation.
Institutions Bear Primary Credit for Room 207, Roux Center for the Environment. 4:45 p.m.
Success in Governance”
Justin Tiwald, professor of philosophy at San Francisco State PERFORMANCE
University, will explore Confucian views as they relate to ValJam
government reform and the mobilization of the governed. A cappella groups Miscellania and the Longfellows will hold a

SUNDAY 16 Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 4:45 p.m.

joint concert.
The Chapel. 8 p.m.
Student Reiki Clinic 2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animated EVENT
Volunteer Reiki practitioners will introduce Bowdoin students Frontier will screen the short films that were nominated for Pub Trivia
to Reiki, a non-invasive healing and de-stressing practice. the 2020 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. Students will compete in trivia, with prizes for the top three
Online RSVP is required. Tickets are available online. winning teams.
Garage, 24 College Street. 4 p.m. Frontier. 7 p.m. Jack Magee’s Pub and Grill. 8:30 p.m.

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“For Sama” Dinner with Six Pub Trivia