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Netflix CEO
funds student
success program
students we are admitting,
by Rohini Kurup said Associate Dean for Ac-
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ademic Affairs Chuck Dorn.
In an email on Monday to The program is also part of
the campus community, Presi- an effort to improve gradua-
dent Clayton Rose announced tion rates, specifically among
a $5 million donation from underserved students.
Reed Hastings 83, co-founder As such, Rose described
and CEO of Netflix, towards THRIVE as two-fold and
a new program that will sup- both quantitative and qual-
port low-income students, itative, meeting students
first-generation students and needs and increasing gradu-
students traditionally under- ation rates.
represented on college cam- According to Dorn who
puses. The program, THRIVE, has been developing the pro-
coincides with the Colleges gram, a group of students JENNY IBSEN, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
other ongoing efforts to pro- admitted into the class of #DISABLEDBOWDOIN: Daisy Wislar 18 (LEFT) promotes a student
mote diversity and inclusion. 2022 will be the first invited petition that addresses shortcomings in Bowdoins disability policy.
THRIVE will offer stu- to apply.

Petition demands accessibility changes

dents from underserved Twelve students will be
backgrounds academic and selected as the THRIVE co-
skill-building support in or- hort. These students will
der to excel at Bowdoin. come to campus before the

Task force re-forms after hiatus to coordinate administrative action

Our own work here and beginning of the semester for
lots of studies tell us very a six-week summer academic
clearly that there is a need enrichment program where
and an opportunity for those they will study quantitative of students circulated a peti- all buildings fully wheelchair perience here matters and people
students who are first-gen- reasoning and college level by Harry DiPrinzio tion last spring calling on the accessible, including disability in care about us. It was special.
eration and come from, in reading, writing and rhetoric and Mitchell Jurasek College to increase support and all college language surrounding DASA, which is newly char-
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many cases, low income while becoming acquainted commitment to students with diversity and granting academic tered this year and led by Wislar
backgrounds and are un- with the College, the commu- Last Friday was the first disabilities. credit for the study of American and Zoe Borenstein 18, aims to
derrepresented on college nity and the resources avail- meeting of the Accessibility The petition was an ac- Sign Language. mainstream disability as area of
campuses to enhance their able to them. Task Forcea group of admin- knowledgement that the people The demands include points focus on campus.
experience, said President Through their first year, istrators, faculty members and in our community care about about supporting individual Our goal is to increase visi-
Clayton Rose. students will be introduced students intended to look holis- us and our struggles, said Daisy students, such as establishing a bility and inclusion of students
Recently, Bowdoin has to further resources and op- tically at accessibility on campus. Wislar 18. designated testing center for stu- with disabilities and accom-
experienced a slow rise in portunities on campus. This The task force coordinates the The petition, which garnered dents who receive extra time and modations on campus through
the number of students of will continue into their soph- Colleges efforts to be accessible upwards of 700 signatures and an expansion of safe-ride. programming, events, meetings,
color, low income students omore year where new areas and accommodating to all people was delivered to President Clay- Wislar, who championed the community event opportuni-
and first-generation students. such as choosing a major and in all capacities as well as to be in ton Rose this summer, called petition along with Evan Baugh- ties, said Wislar.
The current first year class is studying off-campus will be legal compliance with the Ameri- upon the College to meet a set man 17 and Jacob Russell 17 The new task force, prelimi-
the most racially and socio- covered. As juniors and se- cans with Disabilities Act (ADA). of demands which both ad- through the Disabled Students nary planning for which began
economically diverse class at niors, the students will serve The meeting of the task force dress legal compliance under Association (DASA), was ecstat- last spring around the time the
Bowdoin. as mentors to first-year and is the formal reincarnation of the the ADAa broad-ranging ic about the support it received. DASA petition was being circu-
This is a program that will sophomore students. ADA Committee which, accord- 1990 law prohibiting discrimi- It was incredible. I don't even lated, is composed of 17 mem-
really benefit the students According to Dorn, com- ing to Matt Orlando, senior vice nationand support disabled know how to say how much it bers, primarily faculty and staff
who are involved but I think ponents of the program, such president for finance and admin- students, faculty and staff on meant to us. The majority of peo- with three students contribut-
it would benefit the College as the summer enrichment istration and treasurer, had not campus in ways beyond what the ple who walked by the table were ing input.
more broadly, because I think program and the cohort met since November 2015. ADA covers. like, hell yeah, why hasn't this According to Orlando, the stu-
it demonstrates our real com- The move to reconvene the The demands address big been talked about? said Wislar.
mitment to the diversity of Please see THRIVE page 3 committee comes after a group picture reforms, such as making It made me validate that my ex- Please see PETITION page 4

BSG undergoes restructuring, creates new positions

NESCAC schools who gathered we not only need to make im- municate with its respective of restructuring BSG with last affairs. Obviously, we wont get
by Horace Wang to discuss issues facing their own provements, but also need to administrators. This new struc- years executive team. Most of to know that until the end of this
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governments and campuses. Af- think about how we can adapt. ture provides a more organized the brainstorming, creation and year ... but I am very, very excited
For the first time in over a ter that and discussions with var- After learning about other mechanism for BSG to follow discussion happened over the to try out this new structure.
decade, major changes have ious student leaders, the BSG ex- schools student governments through on ideas and upcom- summer, during which Alam Alam echoed Salims sentiment
been made to the structure of ecutive team decided that its own and realizing the drawbacks of ing plans, according to Alam. spoke with division heads about of the need for structural change.
Bowdoin Student Government structure had become antiquated. BSGs at-large reps, the exec- Last year, what would hap- the new BSG model. All the changes that weve
(BSG). Nineteen liaison posi- Over the past decade, Bow- utive team decided to elevate pen is that would we would just The new structure has cre- created have been within the con-
tions were created to work with doin has changed tremendously, the at-large position to a di- ask Who wants to participate ated more leadership positions stitution, but what were hoping
various administrative depart- in campus life, demographics rector position. in this? he said. Now weve for students and more opportu- to do is to constitutionally change
ments and offices including of students, where students What that means is that decided that we will vote that we nities for students who havent our structure, said Alam.
Safety and Security, Dining Ser- come from, who we represent its constitutionally the same want to do this, then that liaison previously been a part of BSG. So throughout this year were
vice and Religious and Spiritual as a community, community ties thing, but now theyre lead- group, led by [a] director, will be Moreover, it will facilitate better going to continue to evaluate
Life in addition. The at-large with the campus, said BSG Pres- ing their own committee of in charge of executing that plan. coverage and greater communi- how this model works, to create
representative position has been ident Irfan Alam 18. non-voting members called Work surrounding the BSG cation between administrators, a community to determine how
elevated to a director position. Having talked to past BSG liaisons, said Alam. restructuring began as early as director and liaison groups. we want to complete the model
Last year, BSG took part in presidents, theyve said that Each liaison is assigned to last year. Alam and Painter, vice The BSG is taking on a new and then hopefully at the
and hosted the newly established what they experienced in the specific member of the admin- president for BSG affairsboth structure thats hopefully more end have people vote to formal-
NESGOV conference, an assem- BSG is so different from what istration which is intended to of whom were also on BSG last efficient, said Salim Salim 20, ly change the constitution and
bly of student governments from were experiencing now that establish a way for BSG to com- yeardiscussed the possibility vice president for BSG student change the structure.

New student organization, P.O.P., forms to Students come together to support Singer-songwriter Xenia Rubinos performs The Athletes of Color Coalition discusses Osa Omoregie 18 considers patriotism in
support minorities in STEM. Page 5. hurricanes in Puerto Rico. Page 6. at Ladd House. Page 8. racial dynamics on sports teams. Page 10. light of racial injustice. Page 13.

Friday, September 29, 2017

9/21 to 9/26 STUDENT SPEAK:
What inanimate object best represents
Thursday, September 21
An officer assisted a student in distress at
Chamberlain Hall.
Students reported seeing a suspicious looking
man in Smith Union. Security obtained a camera
image of the man, but the man is unidentified.
your personality?
Burnt microwave popcorn caused a smoke Ben Simonds 21
alarm in Chamberlain Hall. Sunday, September 24
A student was found to have violated the Col-
leges weapons policy after another student found
A student reported concern for an intoxicated
student walking on Harpswell Road. A security of- "Cherry red Jell-O. Its flexible, a
little bit bouncy, tasty and deli-
a loaded 9mm magazine (or ammunition ficer checked on the student and brought him
clip) on the floor at Smith Union. The safely to his residence.
magazine had fallen out of a students Officers investigated a
backpack where he had inadvertently
left it. The handgun that went with
door alarm at Hatch Library after
midnight. It was determined
the magazine was not on campus that library staff left a door
and was at the students home. The unsecured after closing and
student did not pose a threat and had SARA CAPLAN two students entered, think- Jessi Friedman 20
a permit to carry a concealed weap- ing the library was still open.
on. NOTE: The College prohibits the
possession of firearms, ammunition or
Excessively loud music was re-
ported on the 15th floor of Coles Tower. "Ben Wongs stubble. Because
most of the time Im just a nui-
other weapons in campus buildings and A student reported hearing a wom-
on College property. an screaming in the general vicinity of
Osher Hall. Officers checked the area
Friday, September 22
A student was found in
and found nothing unusual.
Security referred a mat-
possession of marijuana ter involving a student in distress

Jonas Cortes 20
and drug parapherna- to the dean-on-call and counsel-
lia. ing service.
Students com- A pink Next mountain
plained of loud music
on the seventh floor of
bike, left unlocked, was stolen
from outside of Stowe Hall.
"Beijing beef. Its both sweet and
Coles Tower at 2:00 a.m.
An officer checked on
A student pulling out
of a parking space at Stowe spicy."
a man who was sleeping in Inn struck another students
a car parked in the Coffin parked vehicle, causing minor
Street lot. damage.
A parent called and re-
quested a wellness check for a Monday, September 25
sick student. An unlocked red Giant Paola Rios 18
A fire alarm at 52 Harpswell Rincon bicycle was stolen from outside of Coles
was attributed to a malfunction.
An officer checked on a prospective student
A bicycle that was reported stolen from out-
"A Twisted Tea. I come off as
who fell and injured an ankle.
There were reports of a skunk roaming the
side of Maine Hall was found at Thorne Hall.
classy, but then I have a fun side."
Main Quad. Somehow, the skunk managed to avoid Tuesday, September 26
detection. A Moulton dining employee was treated at Mid
Coast Hospital after falling and hitting her head.
Saturday, September 23 A student reported a suspicious man inside the
A Longfellow Avenue resident reported that a
group of students walking by was being loud and
Visual Arts Center at 8:00 p.m. The man left the
building and was not located.
Jonah Watt 18
Four local men were given trespass warnings
A student riding a bicycle on Maine Street
reported that a woman on the sidewalk kicked the "C-store sour watermelon candy.
Leaves a gross after taste but
after one was bothering a group of students on bicycle it passed, causing the student to fall and
Maine Street and he and the other three were not scrape a knee. Brunswick police investigated and,
being cooperative with security officers. at the students request, there were no charges filed.
A student reported the theft of a Sector 9
skateboard from outside of Maine Hall. The board you still keep coming back. "
is multi-colored with yellow wheels. COMPILED BY THE OFFICE OF SAFETY AND SECURITY


A toga how-to guide sure your toga is long enough foul-smelling, humid and gen-
by Nickie Mitch and covering everything that erally unwholesome. These air
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you think it is. Use plenty of breaks will also give you some
This Saturday brings the safety pins to secure your toga, time to mentally center yourself
annual Epicuria party around and be sure to wear spandex or and prepare yourself to reenter
for another messy year. By other tight-fitting undergar- the party.
Sunday morning, Ladd House ments to ensure you remain 7. Dont go on stage with the
will smell like beer, sweat and fully covered (more or less) band; it annoys them and its
regrets. Yet, the time before the throughout the entire night. not a good look.
party can also be intense and 3. Go into the night with low 8. Take every opportunity
confusing for first years and up- expectations, and prepare for for free food that presents itself
perclass students alike. Heres a them to not be met. to you, whether thats Super
quick guide to surviving Epicu- 4. Take photos of yourself Snack or a food truck.
ria mostly unscathed: in your toga; theyll be funny 9. Groups have a way of
1. The cheapest place to buy later. If you plan on sending dissolving when they get to Ep-
bulk fabric in Brunswick is Wal- these pictures to your parent or icuria, so dont freak out if you
Mart, and it has a large selec- guardian, make sure you take lose all your friends at the par-
tion of fun prints. Be warned, them before the party. ty. That all said, try to stick with
though, a lot of people have the 5. Pre-game like the Romans your friends if you can.
idea to go get fabric at the same with red wine, grapes and plenty 10. Make solid brunch plans
time you do, and lines tend of cheese. Even if you dont plan for Sunday morning, so that
to get pretty long at its fabric to drink, it will help keep you you have a good group of peo-
counter on Friday and Saturday happy throughout the night. ple to debrief with the next day.
afternoons. Regardless, dont 6. Once at the party, take 11. Above all else, DO NOT
use your bed sheets as your toga frequent air breaks outside so GET TRANSPORTED. Every-
unless youre prepared to throw that you have some time to one likes the kid who knows
them away afterward. catch your breath. The air in- how to have a good time in
2. Before you head out, make side Ladd during Epicuria is moderation. JENNY IBSEN
Friday, September 29, 2017 NEWS 3

EXPLORE Bowdoin welcomes prospective students

spread in the students attend-
by Faria Nasruddin ing EXPLORE, with the largest
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number of students coming
This past weekend, around from California.
50 high school seniors arrived Ruby Scanlon, a high school
on campus for EXPLORE student who attends the Los
Bowdoin. A three-day immer- Angeles Center for Enriched
sive program, EXPLORE, run Studies, said the minute she
through the Office of Admis- arrived on campus, she attend-
sions, offers an opportunity ed International Security with
for prospective students to vis- Visiting Assistant Professor of
it the College, meet students Government and Legal Stud-
and faculty and experience ies Rebecca Gibbons. Scanlon
academic and social life. The said that the level of participa-
program is part of Bowdoins tion in classes impressed her
strategy for recruiting low-in- the most.
come students and students I could really tell that ev-
who would not otherwise be erybody wasnt just listening to
able to visit campus. the professor, as we do in high
During EXPLORE, prospec- school, but everybody was in-
tive students get to attend class- terested in the subject, wanted
es, have dinner with faculty and to participate and put their two
staff, meet with financial aid cents in.
one-on-one and sit for an inter- Michelle Veras 20, who
view, if they havent yet. attended the program as a pro-
EXPLORE has a selective spective student, said her first
admissions process, including introduction to Bowdoin was
submitting a transcript and a through living with a host in
personal essay, since all trans- Brunswick Apartments.
portation and meal costs are The most significant part
covered by the College. was just living there and getting
This is just to parse out to see what Christinas day to
who would be an academic day life wasshes a comput-
fit for Bowdoin, but also the er science major and works in COURTESY OF RUBY SCANLON
general fitthe personality IT[and] really being able to
and character that we think see what her life at Bowdoin LOOKING AROUND: Around 50 prospective students came to Bowdoin last weekend as part of the Colleges efforts to recruit low-income students. They
is exemplified in all Bowdoin looked like, said Veras, refer- met members of the community, attended classes and learned more about academic and social life on campus.
students, said Claudia Mar- ring to her host. of what clubs are like on cam- In that room, I got a sense of versity amongst Bowdoin, in get by shifting the dates, said
roquin, director of the Office Student groups also planned pus, according to Marroquin, how honest the students of the terms of talent. Marroquin.
of Admissions. eventslike the African-Amer- rather than curating an event Questbridge cohort were about The program has historically Marroquin did express that
The students that EX- ican Societys Block Party or just for EXPLORE, they are life at Bowdoin being a student taken place over the weekend, there were concerns with shift-
PLORE targets are typically Bowdoin Outing Club trips getting to do what current of color, first-gen, minority, low with arrival day on Thursday ing the dates, most notably
in lower income brackets, ac- to give prospective students a students are actually doing by income student. I appreciated and departure early Sunday, that students would not get a
cording to Marroquin. sense of what a typical Bowdoin participating in those meet- their honesty, said Veras. to give prospective students a full sense of the campus social
Over the 20 years that the weekend looks like. ings or lectures that are taking Scanlon said Burnett fuller idea of what the Colleges scene. However, students will
program has been running, We try to make the weekend place on campus. Houses Open Mic Night was social scene looks like. Howev- still have the opportunity to do
over half of the prospective stu- be a little microcosm of what a Veras attended the Quest her favorite activity planned er, the upcoming session, in late outdoor activities and go to var-
dents are first generation college semester at Bowdoin might be for Excellence Groups meeting that weekend. October, will take place over a ious extracurricular meetings.
students and around 75 percent like, said Marroquin. for prospective students during It was really nice to see the Sunday to Tuesday. Rather than curating an
come from public or charter The main reason was that EXPLORE and regarded it as level of support everyone had Were trying to do that and event just for EXPLORE, they
schools. However, there has prospective students would influential in her ultimate deci- for their peers, said Scanlon. just see how much more of an are getting to do what current
been an increasing geographic get a more accurate depiction sion to come to the College. It also showed a level of di- academic experience they can students do, said Marroquin.


in Camden, New Jersey;
Geoffrey Canada 74, H07,
president of the Harlem Chil-
groups, have been in the drens Zone in New York City;
AMMUNITION BELONGING TO works for the past decade. Maggie L. OSullivan 92, a
But only in the past year or public school teacher, found-
STUDENT FOUND IN SMITH UNION so when the prospect of iden- ing leader at Rainier Prep in
tifying external funding be- Seattle and Laura W. Perna,
Last Thursday at around 10:30 p.m., a student reported came a reality, through Hast- James S. Riepe professor and
finding a fully loaded, 9mm, 15 round gun clip under a chair ingss prospective donation, executive director of the Al-
on the third floor of David Saul Smith Union to the Office did the pieces come together. liance for Higher Education
of Safety and Security. After conducting an investigation, Reed has been terrific, and Democracy at the Uni-
Security was able to determine the clip belonged to a male said Dorn. He is not writing versity of Pennsylvania. The
Bowdoin student who is over 21 years old and is a highly a check and walking away, he board will advise and support
trained EMT, according to the Bangor Daily News. is deeply involved with these leaders of the program and
This student actually has a permit and is perfectly legal; issues in his own work out- come to campus annually to
however, the College has a policy prohibiting weapons on cam- side of Bowdoin and wants to speak with THRIVE students.
pus and that includes ammunition magazines or clips, said be deeply involved with these The program is still in
Randy Nichols, director of the Office of Safety and Security. issues at Bowdoin. planning stages, but Dorn is
After a prompt and thorough investigation, Security deter- In January 2016, Hastings beginning to meet with fac-
mined the gun belonging to the clip was not located on campus. created the Hastings Fund, a ulty and staff across campus
The student presented no threat whatsoever and was very $100 million education fund. who will lend their expertise
cooperative throughout the investigation and we felt com- The fund launched with a to its development.
fortable at the end that we had the full story and everything $1.5 million investment in His gift is going to make it
was fine, said Nichols. the Hispanic Foundation of possible for us to put together
The student in possession of the clip was written up for Silicon Valley and UNCF a best-in-class program which
violating the weapons policy on campus, but Brunswick Po- scholarship funds, helping is worthy of Bowdoin and to COURTESY OF HY KHONG
lice Department was not informed as the student was not students of color receive a make real progress, so its in- EDUCATION ENTHUSIAST: Reed Hastings 83 donates $5 million for cre-
violating any laws. college education. credibly exciting and were in- ation of THRIVE, a program aimed at supporting underrepresented students.
In 2015, Maine officials passed a law to allow constitu- Hastings will be on the credibly grateful, said Rose.
tional carrypeople over 21 years of age are legally able to THRIVE advisory board Dorn hopes that the pro- the students the importance this place but what can they
conceal handguns without a permit. along with four distinguished gram will encourage students of thinking about higher edu- give back to the immediate
Following this incident, the Colleges weapons policy is educators: Ronald C. Brady to give back to the greater cation as a way to promote the Bowdoin communityor the
under review, according to Nichols. Although it will not 89, P19, director of De- community. Common Good and what can Brunswick communityor the
change significantly, he said it likely will be updated. mocracy Prep Public Schools We hope to impart upon students not only take from Midcoast region, said Dorn.
The College does not abide by this law and prohibits the
possession and use of weapons and guns on campus property
at all times. Weapons include knives, bows and arrows and
explosives as well as any other item capable of causing harm
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4 NEWS Friday, September 29, 2017

Dark Money author discusses book, PETITION This is a new endeavor to

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 bring all of these efforts into
one room and to talk about

investigation of billionaire Kochs

dents on the committee, who are large priorities and strategize
Wislar, Ana Timoney-Gomez 18 and also just understand what
and Astrid Self 20, were suggest- each individual department or
ed by the Office of the Dean of program is already doing and
Students and directly appointed. being able to work more closely
[I believe,] since I was one together, said Levy.
of the few students on campus at While the creation of the
the time, [I] was asked to be on task force represents a big
the panel. I was in the right place change, another change is
at the right time, said Self. afoot. This is the first year that
As its chair, Orlando will there is someone in the deans
oversee six sub-committees office entirely dedicated to
focused on topics including focusing on accommodating
facilities, assisted technologies, students with disabilities. Levy
web-accessibility, faculty train- took on the position, which
ing on student accommoda- had formerly been coupled
tions, public access and campus with another title, such as
culture and communication. Dean of Upperclass Students,
It became pretty clear to in Julythough she will only
me that the focus, historically, work part time.
on strictly the physical facilities In addition to focusing on
on campusADA ramps and individual accommodations,
things; physical accommoda- Levy will act as a liaison to
tions; desks and furniturewas all the subcommittees on the
not broad enough, Orlando said. task force.
This is a new focus since the The creation of this task force
previous iteration of the ADA is an important step towards im-
committee at Bowdoin. Accord- proving accessibility at Bowdoin,
ing to Director of Accommoda- but Wislar cautioned against see-
tions for Students with Disabili- ing it as a fix-all solution.
ties Lesley Levy, that committee I don't want it to be like
ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT was mostly focused on making we created this committee so
MORE MONEY, MORE PROBLEMS: On Saturday, New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer talked to Portland Press Herald columnist Bill Nemitz about her buildings more accessible. everything is going to be fixed,
book, Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right and her investigating of David and Charles Koch. Addressing the priority of because it's going to take a lot
digital technology and web-ac- of work both on the commit-
noon. Prompted with questions were the politicians. wow, and discovering things cessibility, there are plans to tee's behalf and also beyond the
by Rachael Allen by Bill Nemitz, a columnist for Academia was one of the pri- you didnt know and how the implement captions for live- committee, said Wislar.
Orient Staff the Portland Press Herald and mary ways the brothers tried to pieces all fit together. streamed events and other as- Self sees the new task force as
Maine Sunday Telegram, Mayer embody this role of playwright. What [Mayers] proven with sistive technologies like hearing an important step towards mak-
Undetected for years, a for- spoke about the pervasive pow- They needed to fund the this book is, yes, journalism is loops, which transmit audio ing disability more prevalent
mer New York City police com- er of the Koch brothers money intellectuals to get the raw still very much alive, very vi- from an amplified source di- in campus discourse and thus
missioner and his staff sifted in regards to her own privacy product, refine them into brant and very crucial in these rectly to a hearing aid, accord- making students with disabili-
through New Yorker staff writer and American politics. policies in think tanks and times to have people who are ing to Orlando. ties more comfortable.
Jane Mayers past. From old I was walking around Lin- then take those policies and willing to, number one, seek the According to Levy, the new Its definitely a personal
boyfriends to past publications, coln Center and I looked up at distribute them to pressure truth and, number two, speak task forces breadth of focus also choice of whether or not more
the team was looking for dirt the theater and there was his groups and advocacy groups it, said Nemitz in an interview stems from incorporating facul- individuals want to share but if
that would defame Mayer much nameDavid H. Koch, May- that would push them onto with the Orient. ty, students, and administrators it's a space that's more accepting
more than her recent expos er said during the talk, noting politicians, Mayer said. A number of lecture at- from many areas of the College, and comfortable with disabili-
tarnished the reputation of their how well she thought she knew Theyre funding over 350 tendees were reading Dark such as human resources, in- ties, then it's easier to open up
employerthe Koch brothers. the New York and theater scene programs350 colleges and Money as part of various local formation technology and aca- and be okay expressing yourself
[The police commissioner] because of her artist parents. I universitiesvery much with book clubs and praised the way demic affairs. and your needs, said Self.
had set up a kind of war room, thought, really? I bet most peo- an eye towards it being where it revealed the behind-the-
and they were going through ple in New York have no idea the future is formed: the next scenes of political movements
everything in my life, Mayer who he is. I thought Id go see if generation they want to create and decisions.
said. They came to the conclu- I could follow the money. of libertarians. Whether people agree or
sion that I was a plagiarist and In years of following the Despite how established the not, people need to know about
they were going to bring me money, Mayer learned how Koch brothers and their money [the Kochs pull on politics],
down on that. deeply the Koch brothers have become, Mayer has been said Nancy Teel, a Massachu-
Mayer learned about the false spurred the speedy and or- the first to truly question them. setts and Maine resident who
accusation the night before a ganized rise of the Tea Party My guess is they do believe attended the event.
story about the Koch brothers in 2010, as well as influenced what they think they believe, The average person doesnt
was going to run and scrambled opposition to Democratic pol- Mayer said, [but] it hasnt been have the resources or the time
to collect statements from those icies such as those regarding subjected to a lot of scrutiny in to be able to pursue that and
writers whose works she was climate change, healthcare and recent years. thats why we need people like
accused of plagiarizing. She was taxes. Following David Kochs Mayers scrutiny, according her, said Nemitz. I think this
successfulthe writers defend- defeat in the 1980 election for to Professor of Government and book is for people who are
ed her, the story was cut and vice president on the Libertar- Legal Studies Janet Martin, is bewildered, and are looking
Mayer continued her own in- ian ticket, the Koch brothers top-notch. around right now at the world
vestigation into oil billionaires decided to reassess where they As you look at the end of the and saying, whats going on?
David and Charles Koch. spent their money. 20th century and the beginning Mayer was awarded the 2017
Mayer shared these intrica- [Charles Koch] looked at of the 21st century, shes got Frances Perkins Center Intelli-
cies and perils of writing her [conventional politicians] as ac- the most detailed accounting gence & Courage Award at the
latest book, Dark Money: The tors in a play, Mayer said. He that I could ever imagine, event, which was sponsored by
Hidden History of the Billion- decided the thing you had Martin said. Its almost like you the Frances Perkins Center, the
aires Behind the Rise of the to do was write the scripts. You read her book and you feel like Department of Government
Radical Right at a discussion in needed to provide the themes youre in an archive and youre and Legal Studies and the John
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Friday, September 29, 2017 NEWS 5

New group supports minority STEM students

who identify as women and
by Jill Tian trans people in the computer
Staff Writer science field, and the Bowdoin
Pursuing Our Purpose Science Experience (BSE), a
(P.O.P.) is a new student group three-day orientation trip al-
formed by Rebeca Perez 20 lows underrepresented groups
and Eskedar Girmash 20 to in STEM to get a jumpstart on
foster diversity and provide STEM careers.
a supportive community for Every month, P.O.P. will
underrepresented students have a meeting focusing on a
interested in the science, tech- various topic related to stu-
nology, engineering and math dents in STEM. In October, the
(STEM) fields. group is planning upperclass-
Girmash and Perez came up men panels on internships,
with the idea to start P.O.P. last and in November, the group is
spring following a 1102 Chem- inviting Bethany Walsh, assis-
istry class they took together. tant director of Career Plan-
Girmash, who is interested in ning, to discuss how to build
biochemistry, and Perez, who a resume, write a cover letter
wants to pursue a career in and look for internships.
public health and medicine, Along with Elizabeth
noticed the lack of systems on Stemmler, professor of nat-
campus for minorities in STEM ural sciences and chemistry,
and were interested in creating who was Perez and Girmashs
a network of students and fac- chemistry professor last year
ulty for support and guidance and who now serves as P.O.Ps
pursuing careers in STEM. advisor, Girmash and Perez
We quickly noticed how have received encouragement
different we thought as stu- from the chemistry, biology
dents simply because of our and math departments to help
race, being like two of the only get P.O.P. started. ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
students of color in that class, The groups first meeting A NEW LEAF: Pursuing Our Purpose (P.O.P.) hosted its first meeting on Wednesday night at 30 College Street with 20 students in attendence. Led by
said Girmash. If we feel that, was held on Wednesday at 30 co-leaders Eskedar Girmash 20 and Rebeca Perez 20, the group met to introduce themselves, discuss future programming and establish the goals of the club.
we know that other people are College where they introduced
feeling that too. So we wanted the leaders of the group, dis- form a community with other the same way. important to seek out other audience.
to create a supportive system cussed potential programming students interested in STEM. Angel Ramirez, a sopho- resources, said Ramirez. I Although the group is fo-
for those people. ideas and gave the 20 student Im really interested in sci- more interested in neurosci- think by being part of this cused on underrepresented
Currently there are only attendees the opportunity to ences, and I feel like Im get- ence, attended the meeting as group, it makes it easier for me students, including women,
two other existing groups on meet each other. ting into a field where aspects a way to surround himself with to be successful at Bowdoin. people of color, low income
campus that provide support One student who attended of my identity arent very rep- other students pursuing STEM P.O.P. is also hoping to col- and first-generation students,
for students interested in the meeting, Brenda Macias resented, said Macias. Join- related careers, especially those laborate with other groups Girmash and Perez stressed
STEM: Bowdoin Women in 20, is interested in pursuing ing this group will help me feel from underrepresented groups. on campus, like the Afri- that the group also welcomes
Computer Science (BWICS) a career in engineering and as if I can network and build a As a first-generation Mex- can-American Society and all those who are interested in
provides support for people is hoping P.O.P. will help her community of people that feel ican student, I think its really BWICS, to reach a broader increasing diversity in STEM.
6 Friday, September 29, 2017

Students raise awareness for, support Puerto Rico

ent been able to reach any of my in relief effort. Jimenez joined a the Latin American Student Or- but more than anything else present, everyday Bowdoin life.
by Nicole Tijn A Dije aunts and unclesand that has Facebook group called Students ganization (LASO), the Bowdoin Jimenez encourages students to This is going to be such a
Staff Writer
been the hardest part, said Paola for Puerto Rico to connect with Student Government (BSG), the learn about the crisis. long term problem. It is not just a
For the handful of Bowdo- Maymi 18, referring to the first students from the Massachusetts Student Organization for Carib- I really just want to center one and done fundraising thing
in students with family on the conversation she had with her area who were planning a meet- bean Awareness (SOCA) and the conversation [on] awareness. because the island is completely
island, Maine and Puerto Rico father since the storm struck. ing at Northeastern University to even the weightlifting club to I have been personally affected destroyed and needs so much
have never felt further apart. Her father, along with most discuss relief efforts. In addition make these plans possible. On by this and it has been a little bit help, she said.
Since the storm, many have had of her family, remains in Puerto to meeting other students who Tuesday, Tissot sent an email to frustrating seeing how little peo- Despite the challenges, Maymi
to wait days to contact loved Rico and faces a country in dire shared her commitment to the the student body with the hopes ple know about the situation, stays devoted to helping her home.
ones. When they finally do get need of support. Since the trag- territory, Jimenez left with several of finding other students with a said Jimenez. I feel that I am at the point
the opportunity, they can be edy, Maymi and other students ideas to bring back to Bowdoin. personal connection to the cause While many students get ready where I am ready to channel my
met with both relief and distress. with connections to Puerto Rico Her efforts have gained who would like to participate in for fall break or focus on their energy into something positive
Nearly 2,000 miles away from have managed to reach out to momentum quickly. This past creating a video message to be next exam, for students like May- rather than just waiting around
Puerto Rico, a group of Bowdo- one another to provide both week Jimenez began organizing sent to Puerto Rico. mi, is hard to concentrate on the for things to get better.
in students is working to raise emotional support and help in events as part of a student-led I really wanted to reach out
awareness and coordinate relief relief efforts. initiative spearheaded by Mari- to all students because we are not It is not just a one and done
fundraising thing because the
efforts to help the devastated is- However, the Puerto Rican anne Tissot 20. really aware of how many Puerto
land even as they themselves feel community here at Bowdoin is Tissot, along with Jimenez Ricans there are here. Even if peo-
the effects of the storm.
It was the best ten minute
small. Following the storm, Syl-
via Jimenez 18 decided to reach
and Maymi, have several plans
underway and are working
ple are half Puerto Rican, we dont
know that. So it has been really
island is completely destroyed
conversation I have had in my out beyond campus with the with the McKeen Center for the nice getting responses, said Tissot. and needs so much help.
life, but a lot of people havent hopes of finding other Puerto Common Good and a number of Students are encouraged to
been able to reach anyone. I hav- Ricans and ways to get involved student organizations including participate in any way possible, Sylvia Jiminez 18

On hookup culture: a roundtable with Bowdoin women

date. I dont know why I dont to their choice of women to TT: I think as a straight year? Do you feel optimis- POC women explaining their
Love, Lust, call going to dinner with my hookup with, or if theyre like I white woman I have a lot of tic? Jaded? experiences and how their
boyfriend a date, I just dont would never date a black girl. privilege in the hookup scene TT: Id say both. As a first point of view isnt regarded as
and Like-Liking
for some reason. No one just Or is it the side of, Ive never on campus. I think as a wom- year I thought no one wanted important because theyre not
Amber Rock and Anne Gregory
does the dating thing. been with a black girl, I wanna an, that part of my identity is to be in a relationship, and the directly involved in the hook-
For our column this week Sophie Sadovnikoff: Its get with one just because Ive felt a lot in party spaces just fact that I did was really isolat- up scene.
we interviewed three women, hard for me to conceptualize a heard theyre good in bed. And because Ive seen how much ing. But I think now a lot of my SS: Since my first year Ive
Anais Leroy 20, Sophie Sa- relationship starting by going so I feel like sometimes its like more power men have in friends do want to be relation- changed a lot. When I first
dovnikoff 19 and Tess Trinka out on a first date. Thats just a minefield. You have to think, hookup situations. ships or are now in relation- came to Bowdoin I was so ex-
18 about their experiences not whats happened with me is this a good person to go af- AL: And race also comes ships, and I definitely feel less cited because it was my first
navigating the hookup and or my friends here. ter, will they respect me, are into play. I remember some of isolated by fact that Im in one. time out of high school and
dating scene here at Bowdoin. they non-discriminatory and my friends were not welcomed But I also think the fact that I out on campus, and it was the
This is the beginning of a series AG&AR: How has your open to dating different types into an athlete house because ever felt that no one wants to be first time I ever had a queer so-
of perspectives on Bowdoins identity affected your inter- of women? they were black girls. Those in a relationship is problemat- cial life. And so I jumped right
hookup culture through the action with Bowdoins hook- SS: Like completely, just men were like, Oh you just ic, and I think that we still talk in. Like my first relationship
lens of differing gender iden- up scene? because my identity as a queer cant be here. And honestly, about the hookup/dating scene started when we hooked up
tities. AL: Being a black straight person completely structures I wish it wasnt racism but it here as a hookup scene and not at Epicuria, so it was [after] a
woman on this campus has my experience with dating, definitely was, because it was a dating scene. Until we change month into being at Bowdoin
Anne Gregory & Amber really defined the romantic/ relationships, sex, all of it. these women invading an all our language about it, nothing that I ended up with someone.
Rock: Have you felt the lack dating/hookup experience for And here, its a really small white space. And in that situ- is going to change. I also found that in my first
of a dating scene at Bowdoin? me. One of the things that has community, especially of peo- ation, my friend didnt want to AL: I agree with Tess, but year I was putting a lot of val-
Anais Leroy: I dont know to go into [considering] the ple that are out, so theres a be the person to cause a scene, I think as of right now Im ue on being able to hook up
whats wrong with people. I hookup scene is that theres a lot of overlap. And I made a and be like youre calling me kind of jaded by the hookup with people, or people wanting
feel like Ive kind of bought spectrum. Theres either wom- lot of my friends through the out because Im black in this scene. As a first year, I was to hook up with me and a lot
into it, and sometimes I have en who dont feel pretty because queer community, so a lot of space. But we just let this hap- like, everyones hooking up. of my self-worth was coming
to catch myself, because its they arent approached or tak- my close friends make up a pen on these teams. Like have But now after listening to peo- from that. So thats been a huge
not normal to be like What? en into consideration when it solid chunk of my potential these teams ever sat down and ples stories and hearing about way Ive changedI put less
He asked you on a date? What comes to attractiveness, or you dating pool. But were such thought about these attitudes what happens behind closed weight on it than I used to. But
did you do? Does he want can actually get to the point good friends that we would that they cultivate toward peo- doorswhen I think people Ive gotten to a place where Im
something from you? Its just where youre fetishized by some never date. So for me my ex- ple of different socioeconomic are having great experiences happy to do that, and I feel re-
so out of the ordinary here, men. That was one of the things perience with the Bowdoin backgrounds, racial groups, people are really dissatisfied ally comfortable with that. So
that narrative here is so not that happened at Epicuria. I hookup scene isnt really with affinity groups? What are they and getting hurt. And I think while the scene hasnt changed
talked about that it becomes was with my friends, all POC the Bowdoin hookup scene, talking about thats causing that sometimes people who that much for me, Ive definite-
so rare for it to happen. women, and at one point, I kid its with the queer Bowdoin this negativity to be formed? dont have sexual experience ly changed a lot in the way that
Tess Trinka: And I dont you not, there was a circle of hookup scene, which feels are left out of these conver- I interact with itprobably for
even consider the dates I go white men around us coming like a different world to me. AG/AR: In terms of look- sations. I remember I went to the better.
on with my boyfriend dates. in. So Ive definitely dealt with For me my queer identity has ing forward and back at the The Vagina Monologues, and
Its just like, oh were going the uncertainty of like, Oh is it changed the playing fieldor same time, how has your they had this whole talk for Stay tuned for next issues
out to dinner. We attach this because some of these men are it is the playing field, basical- view of the hookup scene lack of sexual experience, and edition: the Bowdoin male per-
very specific meaning to a inherently racist when it comes ly. changed since your first there happened to be a lot of spective!

Friday, September 29, 2017 FEATURES 7

Talk of the Quad

remained to bounce around of commitments, stopped
as unarticulated thoughts and being stressful and started to
IN GLASGOW observations in my mind. I feel like the best sort of norm.
kept trying to go to bed early Combined with the relatively
It probably doesnt come because I had a negligible small wardrobe I brought
as a surprise that the photos amount of homework, but my with me, it was like a sort of
captioned #bowdoinabroad nocturnal tendencies built stripped-down version of my
on Instagram dont tell the full up over years of academic life I made fewer choices
story. Instagram never does; overachieving wouldnt let every day, but at the same time
theres no way that a filtered me. I couldnt shake the I was presented with a million
square can capture an entire feeling that I should join a options whenever I turned a
semester. And yet I spent this club, organize an initiative, new corner. Living was more
past spring posting photo or simply spend more hours exhausting and more relaxing
after photo, scrolling through in the library. Ive always abroad than I can remember it
cleverly captioned snapshots prided myself on spending my being before.
and trying to define and tell time meaningfully and doing I learned to play the
my own story without the things I love, but I realized bagpipes and to like whisky,
context of everything I knew. that I didnt know how to not or at least to convince
Being an extroverted, over- be busy. I didnt know who myself that I like whisky. Its
committed Bowdoin student to be without meetings and still unclear. I read a lot of
is a hard habit to break; Ive constant plans to get a meal books. I said cheers a lot to
never been one for solitude or with someone and juggling demonstrate my grasp of the
down time or getting enough jobs and classes and trying to dialect, but I also had to ask
sleep. Its not because I dont claim a table near an outlet in people to repeat things three
like myself, but rather because Smith. I felt lost in a big city times because the Glaswegian
Ive been blessed to be sur- of anonymous students and accent is a bit like a foreign
rounded by opportunity and gray skies without the context language. I went to museums
loved ones and adventures of Bowdoin to show me who I and bookstores and countless
that seem much more exciting was supposed to be. cafes. I walked everywhere,
than spending time alone. But I couldnt introduce myself trying to get used to the whole
I landed in Glasgow without with a list of activities and driving-on-the-other-side-
knowing anyone, so hanging majors, the identity I leaned of-the-road thing and also
out with myself was pretty on at Bowdoin to fill my almost got hit by a car twice
much the only option. time and my thoughts. And because I never learned how American accent and because part of my day rather than lived or the fact that I like
It was great, but also somewhere along my long to walk in cities and also I got a bit of a thrill out of another contribution to Moulton better, I looked
sometimes lonely and terribly walks around Glasgow and because people in Glasgow saying something that would endless sensory input. For inward. I looked downward.
confusing. As someone who the constant coffees that kept drive like pedestrians were make a twelve-year-old giggle. the first time in a long time, I saw my own feet on a
talks a lot, days spent by myself me warm, I realized that I invented last week. I started My solitude made every my life didnt feel colored by windswept hillside in a place
were vaguely jarring. Words didnt need to reconstruct asking the whereabouts of exchange ordering a bowl other people it felt colored that I had learned to call home
that would generally spill out the Bowdoin Bubble to feel the toilet rather than the of soup, commiserating with by me. Since it was impossible and I posted it on Instagram.
into the chilly air had no ear like I was a real person. Being bathroom, because it made a fellow pedestrian over the to define myself in terms of Emma Moesswilde is a
to catch them, and so they alone, without a full schedule me feel British despite my buffeting wind an important grades or clubs or where I member of the class of 2018.

attended Bowdoin, gradu- both worked for a time in Arthur did not die fighting to who fought for the Union got stand at attention and to carry
ating three years apart, and their fathers law office. But save the Union or to free the the place of honor and were arms as a salute. Never before
MISTAKEN BROTHER slaves alongside his brother. praised for their heroics. The had a victorious army been so
Instead, he fought as a major misguided grads who fought gracious towards the defeated.
When Arthur McArthur Jr. in the sixth Louisiana Infantry for the South got an after- After the war, Chamberlain
graduated from Bowdoin in while his brother thought of a plaque and were described his actions as hon-
1850, there was no Office fought as a merely remembered. or answering honor.
of Career Planning to point colonel in Both the Northern and Why would Chamber-
him to jobs at Deloitte and the eighth Southern plaques hung peace- lainthe hero of the Battle of
L.L. Bean. His first decade Maine In- fully in Memorial Hall for 52 Gettysburgchoose to honor
after college was a fantry. For years. The truce ended on Lees soldiers? These were
whirlwind comedy them, it August 20th, 2017 with an soldiers who had fought to
of errors: he sailed was a war of email from President Clayton dissolve the union, who had
off to the Gold Rush brother against brother. Rose. He banished the South- fought to perpetuate the wick-
in California but al- *** ern plaque to the archives ed institution of slavery and
most starved in Pan- Until this past August, the on the third floor of Haw- who had wounded Chamber-
ama, he joined a names of both brothers could be thorne-Longfellow Library. lain himself no less than six
filibustering expe- found across from one another There would be no times throughout the war.
dition to conquer in the lobby of Memorial Hall. reconciliation. After being in Louisiana
Central America Arthurs name was listed *** as a schoolteacher for only a
but washed up on on an inconspicuous 21-by- What and who should we year, Arthur had his confeder-
a coral reef in the 25 inch plaque tucked away honor? For many centuries, ate conversion. He expressed
Caribbean, and next to the stairs. It included Horaces famous line Dulce et no doubts about what he was
he served as a the names of the 18 grads who decorum est pro patria moriit fighting for and, in a letter
major in the fought for the South as well is sweet and just to die for ones to his father two days before
Civil War but as Confederate President Jef- countrywas instructive. But the firing on Ft. Sumpter, de-
was shot dead ferson Davis who received an civil wars complicate things. scribed himself as a secession-
by a sniper honorary degree from the Col- Just what country was Arthur ist, immediate, no-compro-
in an orchard lege in 1858. The names were fighting for? Is it possible to mise, never-go-back fire eater.
outside of Rich- accompanied by these simple remember his sacrifice while It was his last letter home.
mond, VA. In short, words: IN MEMORY OF THE rejecting the cause for which he Of course, this all greatly
he lived an unfortunate and BOWDOIN GRADUATES fought? What, if anything, do troubled his family. But,
tragically short life. WHO SERVED WITH THE we owe to the vanquished? throughout the war, Arthurs
While Arthur lived fast and CONFEDERATE FORCES. General Joshua Lawrence sister Catherine always
died young, his younger broth- Williams name is listed ChamberlainBowdoin referred to him as my dear,
er William lived cautiously and on one of nine huge bronze grad, Bowdoin professor and noble, but mistaken brother.
died at the old age of 85. He plaques alongside grads who Bowdoin Presidentwon Just like Chamberlains order
was twice brevetted for heroic fought for the Union. It is the great acclaim for his heroics at Appomattox, Catherines
military service during the centerpiece of the room, prais- during the Civil War. In fact, words expressed a simple
Civil War and, after the war, ing those WHO SERVED IN Chamberlain was so highly sentiment that was both firm
worked as a postmaster, a THE WAR TO MAINTAIN regarded that General Ul- and charitable.
farmer, a state senator and THE UNION IN ITS TIME ysses S. Grant chose him to Mightnt Bowdoin learn some-
a lawyer. He spent decades OF PERIL...AND TO PER- accept the formal surrender thing from their magnanimity?
filing pension applications PETUATE THE GOVERN- of General Robert E. Lees in- Quotes and facts taken
for veterans, never married MENT OF THE PEOPLE, fantry at Appomattox Court from Elizabeth Rings book
and died in the house he was BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE House, effectively ending the The McArthurs of Limington,
born in. PEOPLE OF THE UNITED war. But, as the Confederates Maine: The Family in America
The brothers grew up to- STATES OF AMERICA. marched past, Chamberlain a Century Ago 1783-1917.
gether in the small, rural town The message of the plaques did something unprecedent- James Callahan is a member
of Limington, Maine. Both KAYLA SNYDER was clear: Bowdoins grads ed: he ordered his soldiers to of the class of 2019.
8 Friday, September 29, 2017

Xenia Rubinos: bold, soul-powered songwriting

by Sabrina Lin unusual style of Rubinoss music
Staff Writer seized the attention of WBOR.
In an industry where the word Danny Banks 19, concert
unique is so overused that it director of WBOR, explained
starts to lose its meaning, Xenia that he wished to bring Rubinos
Rubinos music is refreshingly bold distinct perspective to campus.
and authentic. An up-and-coming It was a pretty easy decision,
singer and composer, Rubinos Banks said. We thought that
recently released her album Black Bowdoin could really enjoy what
Terry Cat. Brought to campus by she has to put out thereits
WBOR, she performed a sampling pretty unique.
of her music at Ladd House this Hailey Beaman 18, co-
past Saturday. manager of WBOR, added how
Rubinos emphasizes the important it is that Rubinos
creative capacity of individual addresses a diverse audience
experiences and self-expression. with her music.
Her work documents an ongoing [Her music has] really
exchange between her state of amazing social commentary,
mind and the exterior world. like social themes that seem
She describes her style as soulful, at once very universal but also
with a lot of energy and love. so personal, said Beaman. Its
Im just trying to figure my really cool to have an artist whos
shit out, so Im just sharing my willing to share that with an
personal experience, things Im audience, with us here.
working out, said Rubinos. [My Rubinos, who cultivates her
music is] about love, and sex, creativity with a strong sense
and passion. I think the general of culture and heritage, draws
message of my music is just inspirations from a variety of
me giving you things that Ive genres and themes.
imagined using my imagination, My dad taught me a lot about
and sharing some soul power. classical music just by listening
Many aspects of Rubinos to it. Ravel and Prokofiev are MULTICULTURAL CREATIVITY: Singer and songwriter Xenia Rubinos performed songs from her recent album, Black Terry Cat at Ladd House on Saturday.
composition process are also composers I really am inspired
marked by poignant issues such by, she said. culture with Latin culture, and all together in this amazing, gender or your sexuality, she said. Im always trying to confront
as race, gender and social justice. Other inspirations include Nai made music that speaks [to] beautiful way, he added. Just you being you is a good things that Im afraid of and
In this last record, I was Palm of the band Hiatus Kaiyote, both worlds, Castro said, barely Though very proud of her thing, she added. get better at the things I think
observing some stuff around Erykah Badu, Sly & the Family able to contain his excitement. I heritage, Rubinos acknowledged Rubinos music is constantly I suck at, said Rubinos. You
me, some social issues, like Stone, Las Muequitos de think in some ways she speaks that sometimes people can impose evolving. She attributes a know, I think as I move forward
the invisible workforce that is Matanzas and Kendrick Lamar. to the Latin-American culture, judgements and limitations due to formative period of her and continue to make music,
mostly people of color that keep Bowdoin students in people who have roots to Latin her background. development as a music-writer Ill just always be searching and
our cities running, image issues, attendance responded strongly to America but also have grown up I think what could be limiting to the looping pedal, which gave trying to be better, and trying
[and] how I feel being a person of the richness of Rubinoss music. in the United States. is when people throw stereotypes Rubinos an emotional outlet to understand more, and trying
color in this country right now, Octavio Castro 19 employed the She pulls things from on you, they assume things about and means to directly share to clarify my own vision and
she said. term transculturation. different cultures and different you because of your ethnicity or her music. Now, she seeks to trying to do things that I think
The powerful message and She combines American genres of music and pulls it the way that you look, or your challenge herself. are exciting.

Soviet propaganda exhibit sheds light on past and present

role in broadcasting these political around us ... Maybe there are a lot of attractive to us as women in our
by Isabelle Hall ideals. The posters represent not ways in which we can gain a certain own culture today, said Gillespie.
Orient Staff only an ideological revolution but degree of perspective on what Its a very powerful ideal thats
When viewed in a modern also an aesthetic one, employing were experiencing now, as well being put forward, and its really
context, the Soviet propaganda new photographic techniques and as perhaps [bring] contemporary striking how current still those
posters in the Bowdoin College effects that are still used today. insights and impressions to [think] same social challenges are for
Museum of Arts (BCMA) newest The posters themselves about why things evolved the way women today in our society.
exhibit provide not only insight begin to reflect this integration they did a century ago. Like the Goodyears,
into the rise and fall of the Soviet of new technologies [and] new This semester, Associate Gillespie believes that the
Union but also a framework for expectations of sharing culture Professor of Russian and works in the exhibit can inform
understanding the present. with the masses, she said. Department Chair Alyssa how we approach the present
The nearly 100 posters However, the Goodyears agree Gillespie is teaching a new course and the sources of information
on display in Constructing the exhibit is also intended to inspired by the exhibit and made we consume.
Revolution: Soviet Propaganda inspire insights about the present. possible by a grant from the [It] points to the way that really
Posters from between the World Today, Russia is still very much Andrew Mellon Foundation. attractive messages, idealistic
Wars largely focus on the 1917 in the news every day, said Frank The course explores the role of messages ... can be portrayed so
revolution and its aftermath. The Goodyear. Its very interesting to Russian women artists from the effectively, and yet the reality can
posters are on loan to the museum have a leader like Vladimir Putin, revolution through the present. be so out of sync with it. And it
by Svetlana and Eric Silverman 85 who is a very strong, charismatic What really struck me teaches us that we have to be very
P 19 and represent a selection of leader who understands the actually, in the exhibition, is how critical in evaluating the kind of
their large personal collection. power of images and power clear it is that the politics and the messages that get put out there,
According to BCMA of propaganda to shape public needs of the society at these two said Gillespie, discussing one of
Co-Directors Anne and perceptions, even perhaps to different historical moments really the posters. I think there are all
Frank Goodyear, the posters influence elections. And so I think determine what the social roles for kinds of ways in which the exhibit
illuminate the intersection of this exhibition, though it focuses women are going to bewhat the could be relevant to the historical
art, culture and politics at a on an earlier moment and marks aesthetics for women are going to moment that were living in
critical historical moment. the centennial anniversary of the be, even for womens bodiesand today, [such as] how does a bald-
What I think is really Russian Revolution, does have a how socially engineered [those faced lie get constructed and
thrilling, as an art historian lot to say about the world which roles are], said Gillespie. draw people who are uncritical
and somebody who focuses on we live in today. Posters from the early 1930s consumers into it?
modern and contemporary art, Anne Goodyear drew parallels urge women to take part in The main exhibit is
is [that] this exhibition, I think, between Russia in 1917 and the political life and free themselves accompanied by Dmitri
demonstrates very vividly the U.S. today. from domestic burdens so that Baltermants: Documenting
role that culture playsin a very I think people might, in the they can enter the workforce, and Staging a Soviet Reality,
emphatic and sensitive fashion future, look at this moment as a while post-war posters encourage a collection of works by an
in shaping peoples ideas about revolutionary moment, too, she women to assume more traditional acclaimed Soviet photojournalist,
the promise of new political said. We are again at a moment roles and reflect the societys need curated by Johna Cook 19. COURTESY OF THE BOWDOIN COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART
ideals, said Anne Goodyear. of really, really fast-paced change, for regeneration of the population. Constructing Revolution will RUSSIAN REVOLUTION: Did You Volunteer is a 1920 lithograph by
According to Anne, avant a sense of uncertainty, a clash of Those posters from the 20s be on display at the BCMA until Dmitry Moor, from the collection of Svetlana and Eric Silverman 85 P 19.
garde artists played a significant political ideals, which is playing out and the 30stheyre remarkably February 11, 2018.
Friday, September 29, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 9

Film series to broaden horizons, inspire discussion

what I was going towards. tina, sometimes watching a Jebari hopes to bring the
by Mollie Eisner As this was happening, movie is the next best thing. same experience to Bowdoin
Staff Writer
the Arab Spring happened, Jebari is most interested in with the Middle East film series.
Idriss Jebari, an Andrew he said. I found myself movies that tell the stories of Knowing that there might
W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fel- watching the television and individuals. be a number of misconcep-
low in History, understands trying to make sense of these You have movies that are tionsor at least some lack of
the power of film to expose events and not being able, usually entertainment-fo- proper knowledge of this area
new perspectives. within my toolkit, within my cused, and you have docu- we call the Middle EastI
Now during his first year thinking, to explain why so mentaries that are great as a thought, what better way
at Bowdoin, he has founded a many people were leaving, tool of information. But theres than to do it [than] through
Middle East film series, filled were outside, were protest- a genre in between which is movies and sit down after-
with narrative-driven movies ing, were singing, were trying very expressive, especially wards and see how it made
that tell the story of individuals. to change things. when it focuses on people and people think, feel or react,
He describes the film se- So he pivoted and applied how to tell storiespeoples Jebari said. A movie doesnt
ries as a relaxed setting to to study Middle Eastern his- struggles, how they manage to have one interpretation, one
broaden our cultural hori- tory at Oxford. While he was navigate things happening to message. Its just showing you
zons and focus on movies there, he was not only able to them. I always felt really taken something. It reverberates
that have a very strong hu- explore his new area of re- by it, he said. with how people feel.
manist message. search, but he also was able to When Jebari and his peers Jebari is also motivated by a
Initially an international expose himself to an artform watched films at Oxford, desire to get to know students.
relations student, Jebari be- he had always loved: film. He students from the country I just wanted to interact more
came bothered with the way periodically joined a group of featured in the movie would with students here, he said.
the discipline glossed over his peers to watch movies. share their thoughts. The film series takes place
topics, and found his atten- They used to have great I was in a very interna- in the Massachusetts Hall
tion was elsewhere. discussions, meet afterwards tional college. [We] would Faculty Room on Tuesdays at
I hadnt planned to end up and develop a sense of friend- often find someone from that 6:30 p.m. Jebari has already
here, Jebari said, regarding his ship, but also broaden their country who would come and screened two films, Persepo-
discipline of Middle East his- horizons culturally-speak- give a couple of words, espe- lis and Indigens. The next
tory. It was a specific moment ing, Jebari said. When you cially if the movie was influ- film, Lawrence of Arabia, MIDDLE EASTERN MOVIES: Postdoctoral fellow Idriss Jebari hopes to
in time that made me shift cant go in-person to Argen- ential or important, he said. will be shown on October 3. get to know students and spark dialogue through a new film series.

Endangered animals from A to Z: Weavers Unreliable Bestiary

distant things and finding
by Allison Wei through your research that
Orient Staff
things are actually quite
From elephants to monkeys interlaced and interconnected.
to wolves, Deke Weaver 85 has Following MONKEY,
set out on a lifelong project to Weaver created ELEPHANT
create performances for each and WOLF, choosing to
letter of the alphabet, with focus on charismatic mega-
each letter representing a dif- faunalarge animal species
ferent endangered animal or with widespread popularity.
habitat. On Monday, Weaver According to Weaver, audienc-
came to campus to share the es are drawn to these types of
four installments of the series animals because they exhibit
at Kresge Auditorium. The a family life and behavior that
event also featured cinematic people relate closely to.
documentation and live ex- In addition to choosing
cerpts from the performances. specific animals and habitats
The project, titled Unreli- for every letter, Weaver is also
able Bestiary, is a combination very meticulous in choosing
of multimedia performances, a sites for each performance.
website that includes an online For example, ELEPHANT
portion and a series of books takes place in The Stock Pavil-
about natural history. The ion, a show area for livestock
shows tell stories about the an- that is over 30,000 square feet
imals and the worlds that they near the University of Illinois
inhabit, as well as our relation- at Urbana-Champaign, where
ships with them. LOUIS MENDEZ, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT Weaver teaches.
Different types of media A LIFE-LONG PROJECT: Deke Weaver 85 shared four performances from his series, The Unreliable Bestiary, in Kresge Auditorium on Monday. ELEPHANT was really
are used in each performance, interesting because it was so
depending on the animal. His Me telling the story with theater. I think that combining about a year ago. illuminate course topics. overwhelmingly enormous,
most recent show, BEAR, just my voice can do a cer- that all was a really interesting Weaver contacted Wethli Weaver created MON- but there are sections of
was divided into three seg- tain thing, but hearing a voice way, and I think [Weaver] did and Bay-Cheng that he was KEY, the first part of the BEAR that were very inti-
ments: fall, winter and spring. thats recorded with video at that really productively. available to come to Bowdoin project, in 2009. Weaver set mate, and I like both of those
For fall, Weaver presented the same time has got its own The event was sponsored during his tour in the north- out to create a production that ends of the scale, and they
videos of participants on a thing, said Weaver on his by the Departments of Visual east, and the two immediately combined live performance worked, said Weaver.
walking tour in a nature re- decision to incorporate mul- Arts and Theater and Dance began planning the event. and the natural world. A bi- Looking forward, Weaver
serve where they encountered tiple forms of media. [Im] and was organized by Profes- Bay-Cheng and I jumped ology and studio art major at is working on the next install-
people wearing bear masks. trying to create an experience sor of Art Mark Wethli and at the chance, knowing that Bowdoin, Weaver credited his ment of his project: TIGER.
Similarly, the winter segment weaving all these different Chair and Professor of Theater his work had interdisciplinary liberal arts education for in- The mascot of a high school
was also a series of videos, and temperatures and textures and and Dance Sarah Bay-Cheng. appeal, including Theater and spiring him to take on such an near where Weaver works is
the spring part was a simula- associations and give people a Wethli has known Weaver for Dance, Visual Arts and En- ambitious project. the tiger, so he plans on film-
tion of a possible future where whole experience. over 30 yearsWethli began vironmental Studies, wrote Its just such a great ing parts of the performance
power has gone out. To end The combining of mediums teaching at Bowdoin while Wethli in an email to the Ori- education, Weaver said. And there. Afterwards, Weaver an-
the show, Weaver told a story was really cool, said Collin Litts Weaver was the Visual Arts ent. As with all of our guest [then theres the] liberal arts ticipates focusing on a habitat,
about a man and a bear with 18 who attended the event. Technicianand Bay-Cheng artists, we hope for them to idea of being able to connect rather than an animal, for his
no other presentations. A lot of it was like immersive met Weaver at a conference bring in new perspectives and the dots between seemingly sixth show.


10 Friday, September 29, 2017

REEL ACC hopes to address race in athletics
by Anna Fauver
Try, try, try again: The wom- Orient Staff
ens rugby team (2-0)
beat Sacred Heart 41-36 For Hannah Cooke 18, a
on Saturday. First year current member of the squash
Hannah Zuklie scored team, feeling supported and
the first try in her career comfortable is essential in or-
and the first of the game der to reach your fullest poten-
to begin this high-scor- tial, especially when it comes
ing match. The team to a team environment. That is
went on to score six more part of the reason why she cre-
tries, each with different ated the Athletes of Color Coa-
people scoring. The Polar lition (ACC) last year: to create
Bears will continue their a space for people of color to
season with a game on talk about their experiences on
October 7 against Uni- Bowdoins sports teams.
versity of New England. The two main goals [of
ACC] are to establish a com-
munity of people of color who
Down to overtime: Field experience being an athlete a
hockey had a dramatic bit differently, she said. We
0-1 loss against ri- want to bring some issues or
vals Middlebury (5-2, challenges out into the open
NESCAC 3-1) in double and figure out a way to work
overtime on Saturday, on those challenges and ul-
dropping their NESCAC timately create a more wel-
records to 3-2. Middle- coming and inclusive athletic ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT

bury had 25 shots com- department for everyone. STARTING CONVERSATIONS: Hannah Cooke 18 started the Athletes of Color Coalition last year in order to give athletes of color a space to talk about
pared to Bowdoins eight, At the beginning of her ju- their experiences at Bowdoin and to hopefully spread those conversations to the wider student body.
but Madeline Ferrucci nior year, Cooke contacted come together from across our to them quitting their sports at Bowdoin. In her first year, think about the fact that I was
21 made an impressive Ashmead White Director of campus community, the better team. ACC is trying to combat she was the token person of experiencing my sport a bit
14 saves during the game, Athletics Tim Ryan 98 in hopes our students will be for having this trend. color on the team. differently than I [had] before
her career best. The Polar of creating a support system for a rich experience on campus. I think were really trying to I thought about being a I came to Bowdoin.
Bears then rebounded athletes of color. Since then, the Bowdoins student body is work on the retention rate, as first year and coming into a This experience pushed
on Wednesday with a 3-2 two have met frequently to focus predominantly white. Accord- well as reaching out to first years team that was all white and her to think about race more
win against non-confer- on supporting and developing ing to Ryan, however, there is and comforting them and say- into a completely new institu- critically. Although she may
ence Wellesley College. the group. still even more work to be done ing, Maybe you dont feel com- tion. The whole community is be used to white people
They will play University It provides an opportunity by the athletic department to re- fortable on your team, but were different here for some peo- since she comes from a mixed
of Southern Maine on for students to come togeth- flect the diversity of the greater here, and were your support ple, she said. Being used to race family and grew up in
Monday at 3:30 p.m. er and talk about their own Bowdoin population within the system outside of that group. white people never really took Maine, Cooke realized that if
experiences, which provides student-athlete community. Despite growing up in Port- away from me being person of race affected her experience,
both a support network and an According to football player land, Maine, where the popu- color in a predominantly white it likely impacted others
Spring fever: Womens golf opportunity to make friends Yuejay Reeves 19, this lack of lation is approximately 83 per- space. I always had some sense experiences as well, especially
placed 11th of 17 at the from across athletic pro- representation can lead to ath- cent white, Cooke recalls her of otherness. This coupled with
Mount Holyoke Invita- grams, Ryan said. I think the letes of color feeling ostracized earlier basketball teams being my studies here caused me to
Please see ACC, page 12
tional, with a two-day more ways in which people can and, in some cases, even lead much more diverse than that be more reflective. I started to
team score of 708. Car-

Mens rugby thrives despite club status

oline Farber 20 was the
top-finisher for the Polar
Bears with a score of 165.
Mens golf finished 17th
of 19 at the Williams In-
vitational with a two-day
score of 688, with Thomas by Eliana Miller goes and who runs it and such, Maybe between 20 and 30 to play on, said Pappalardo. life and he hopes that the team
Staff Writer
Dunleavy 20 holding said captain Frankie Pappalar- people [come to our games], The women have always one day gains varsity status. Mean-
the top spot for the Polar The Bowdoin mens rugby do 18. We have a president, said Quirante. Rugbys not played on [the game field], while, Pappalardo disagrees.
Bears. The team will team has had a strong start treasurer, match secretary, cap- very popular on campus yet, but I think it was framed as, You have sports like rugby
be playing in the NES- to its season, beating Maine tains ... The coaches are there so hopefully in the future Oh look, heres your new and frisbee that dont have any
CAC Fall Qualifier this Maritime Academy and Uni- because they have the rugby well get more [attention]. practice field. You guys dont fees, that you can come out
weekend, where it hopes versity of Maine-Orono 40- knowledge that we dont have. More recently, the team have to share a field anymore. and be a part of the team even
to place in the top four in 14. The team is looking to But ultimately over the years, has had to fight for time on But we also dont get to prac- if youre not a recruited athlete
order to earn a spot in the continue its streak over the we [upperclass students] figure its field. The Whittier Field tice on our game field. or a walk-on, said Pappalardo.
NESCAC Championship next two weekends against ri- out how to run a team and also I think its important to have
in the spring. vals Bates and Colby. Despite learn more about rugby. Its a club sports on campus.
being a competitive force pretty rewarding experience. We have all the positives and negatives I think its probably split
among Bowdoin teams, the Additionally, the club aspect that a varsity sport has and all the positives between people that want to
One more lap: The track rugby team is content with provides an open and inclusive and negatives that a club sport has. join to win and people that
and cross-country teams their club status. environment for students. want to join to have a group
opened the newly reno- Were like a varsity club. A lot of people join the Captain Jaime Quirante 18 of friends and a community at
vated Magee-Samuelson We have all the positives and team because of the social as- Bowdoin, said Quirante.
Track on Wednesday negatives that a varsity sport pect, Quirante said. Rugbys The lack of consensus from
evening, inviting alum- has and all the positives and a very sociable sport and you renovations have allowed the Ashmead White Director of athletes has inhibited the transi-
ni, including Olympic negatives that a club sport has, create a very close, tight-knit football team to transition Athletics Tim Ryan views the tion to a varsity team, a change
gold-medalist Joan Benoit said captain Jaime Quirante 18. community. And with the sport away from their practice field field change in a positive light. which would likely take multiple
Samuelson 79, to come Despite this point of con- becoming varsity, you would at Pickard, so the rugby can In terms of scheduling facil- years to be fully implemented.
and run a commemo- tention, the teams status as lose the flexible and relaxed now use this field for their ities, our varsity programs have We havent really considered
rative lap. The track was a club comes with a num- atmosphere of our club. practice. The team has had always received preference in making mens rugby a varsity
updated as part of the ber of benefits. The team is The team receives most, little time on its own game terms of access to fields, said sport, said Ryan. The feed-
renovation of the Whittier student-run, with coaches but not all, of the benefits of field, however, which it shares Ryan. We do feel as though the back that weve received from
Field facility and was re- coming in only three times a varsity team. The team is with the womens team for second rugby field that weve the leaders of our mens rugby
modeled to include eight per week. Though this can funded by the Student Ac- practices and games. created is a dramatic improve- alumni group has been that
lanes, giving Bowdoin inhibit maximum develop- tivities Funding Committee, Being a club team, the ment over the practice facility they really enjoy the club aspect
the capacity to host larger ment of rugby technique, as the Department of Athletics mens rugby team has had less that the mens rugby club had of the program. Theres a great
championship events. The players receive less formal and generous alumni, and its say on the issue. Though there in the past Now, both teams healthy culture within that club
cross-country team will training than a varsity ath- players practice four to five have been some discussions can practice at the same time. program, so its not really some-
compete in the Bowdoin lete would, it also allows for times a week and play at a about sharing the game field, This will also help to maintain thing thats been on our radar.
Invitational II this week- student-athletes to step up high level. the womens team continues our game field in great shape. While the transition to the
end, with another similar as leaders. But the team feels that its to have more playing time. Although there is some con- varsity level appears out of sight,
alumni event celebrating We have some autonomy often overlooked. We think its really im- tention within the team, the rugby the team will have to contin-
the new track before the in the decision making. We do During the regular sea- portant that we do practice on team is not pursuing varsity status. ue negotiating the issues that
invite on Saturday. have agency in where the club son, we dont have many fans. the same field that were going Quirante has played rugby all his come with its club-level status.
Friday, September 29, 2017 SPORTS 11

Womens soccer beats Middlebury, starts win streak

everybody stepped up and re-
by Ella Chaffin ally played for the people who
Staff Writer
couldnt play.
This past weekend, the Stout believes that the nine
Bowdoin womens soccer team first years on the roster are
(4-2-1, NESCAC 1-2-1) had helping the team overcome
a big win against Middlebury this challenge they face with
(4-2-1, NESCAC 1-2-1) who this season.
knocked Bowdoin out of the We have 17 people who
NESCAC Championship last are able to play right now be-
year. Despite several challeng- cause so many people are in-
es, the Polar Bears hard work jured, Stout said. So a lot of
and dedication led them to the first years are stepping up
victory on Saturday. into those shoes to fill which is
The Polar Bears then in- awesome for them.
creased their winning streak Three of the first years
to three games after beating Lynn Farquhar, Claudette Proc-
the University of New En- tor and Ana Lozada-Smith
gland (5-4) 2-0 on Tuesday scored their first career goals
and Maine Maritime (2-8) 3-2 during the two midweek games,
on Thursday in two non-con- and all three goals in the Maine
ference games. Maritime game were scored by
In the Middlebury game, first years.
Brigit Bergin 18 and Emma As a result, Stout was
Beane 20 each scored a goal pleased with the outcome of
to secure the 2-0 win over the last weekend. Both the coach and Stout
Panthers. Head Coach Brianne I think going into the game believes that this victory will
Weaver was very happy with we knew that we needed to give the team momentum to be
the teams performance. win, Stout said. So I think we successful in upcoming games.
Im super proud of the were all pumped up and very I think winning always
team, Weaver said. They had excited and passionate about creates positive vibes, Weav-
a lot to overcome. It was hot, coming out with a win. We defi- er said. So it never hurts to
and we had a tough week of nitely met our expectations and have a win.
practice, and everyone played came out and played just the The womens soccer team
a role in putting together the way that we wanted to and were has performed well so far
outcome we had. successful in doing so. this season. The players and
According to captain Rachel Weaver agreed with Stouts coaches hope to continue this
Stout 18, the Polar Bears were assessment that the team did strong start. GWEN DAVIDSON, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
at a disadvantage due to multi- exactly what it was supposed to Last season didnt go as THREE TIMES A CHARM: (TOP:) Julia Patterson 19 competes against Middlebury in Saturdays home game.
ple injuries on the team. do on the field. well as we had planned, said (BOTTOM:) Nikki Wilson 18 faces off against two Middlebury players. The team came away with a 2-0 win.
We have a lot of injuries We hope to go in and ex- Stout. So we spent a lot of
right now, Stout said. So ecute the things we have been last spring and this fall really would push us through and We have a lot of growing to will travel to University of
that was something that we working on all week, Weaver working on team culture and help us play and perform well do, but we have been really happy Maine-Farmington on Sunday
were struggling with, even said. And thats exactly what working together to make a on the field, and I think thats with the season, Weaver said. at 2 p.m. in hopes of earning
in the Middlebury game. But [the players] did. really good team culture that what we did. The womens soccer team another victory.

Niang leads mens soccer to Middlebury victory

by Devin McKinney ed challenge, the Polar Bears
Staff Writer team dynamic and energy con-
tributed to the resulting victory.
The Bowdoin mens soccer I felt like the guys were ex-
team (6-2, NESCAC 3-1) had cited for a good challenge, and
a successful weekend, earning they really came out and fired
back-to-back wins against Mid- on all cylinders and played real-
dlebury (5-2, NESCAC 2-2) ly well [and] with a lot of energy
and the University of Southern and a lot of discipline, so I think
Maine (4-5). scoring three goals was a happy
In Saturdays game against surprise, said Wiercinski.
Middlebury, Moctar Niang We havent been able to score
19 scored two header goals. goals at that rate thus far this year,
Niangs aggressive play and but I think we put them under a
presence on the field aided the lot of pressure, and when you do
team to a 3-1 win. that, usually goals come from it.
Saturday was one of those So we were ecstatic with the way
days where [Niang] really came we played and also [with] the
out of his shell and played really way [the game] finished up,
aggressively and really proac- added Wiercinski.
tively instead of reactively, and Captain Sam Ward 18 also
as a result, he was on the end of attributes the coherent team
a lot of things that probably he dynamic to the players positive
and not many others are able to energy both on and off the field.
get to, said Head Coach Scott In my four years I have
Wiercinski. He converted his never had a more enjoyable
two best chances in really im- game. Everyone, from guys GWEN DAVIDSON, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
portant moments in the game. who play 90 minutes to the KICKING THE COMPETITION: First year Ryan Houseman plays against Middlebury on Saturday. The team came away with a 3-1 win after Moctar Niang
The Middlebury game was guys who didnt play at all, 19 scored off of two headers. The team then went on to shut out University of Southern Maine 1-0 in overtime on Sunday.
expected to be a challenge due [was] there cheering on the
to the parallels between the sidelines, he said. Bears shot 32 times, while havent had issues scoring before its game against Thomas dynamic to strengthening its
two teams. After the significant win the Huskies shot only once. against them, and I think we College on Monday, October 2. game performance.
We knew it would be a over Middlebury on Satur- [There was an] inability missed a few very easy goals, Hopefully we can get a lot Talking about these next
battle, for all intents and pur- day, Sundays game against to execute from a techni- said Ward. But I dont think more healthy and we can work two weeks, I think this is a
poses. We are very similar in the University of Southern cal standpoint. We had a lot we played bad. Its just that on our fitness, because weve great opportunity for us to
talent [and] very similar in Maine posed a different kind of chances. We had a lot of one piece of execution that we had a busy couple of weeks bond even more, but I think
athleticism, so it could go ei- of challenge. The team again shots...so its really small mar- were lacking. recently, but we need to get a we really love spending time
ther way. We are pretty famil- ended the game victoriously, gins of error, said Wiercinski. After the back-to-back wins, little more endurance and we with each other, said Mac-
iar with them as a team, so we but it was far from straight- Despite their inability to the team had a much-deserved need to score more goals, said Millan. I think our team dy-
felt like anything was possi- forward. The team came out score, Ward believes that the break this past week. During Wiercinski. namic has really transcended
ble, said Wiercinski. with a 1-0 win in overtime, team played a good game. this time, the team was hoping Senior captain Wilson Mac- just hanging out and has
Despite the similarities be- despite having an advantage I think we kind of just to secure valuable practice time Millan stressed the impor- helped us perform and get
tween the teams and the expect- in total shots. The Polar got frustrated. In the past we in order to improve its skills tance of the teams cohesive results in matches.
12 SPORTS Friday, September 29, 2017

Athletic department starts weekly sports podcast

week in terms of the perfor- and feedback on statistics and There are almost 150
by Claudia Pou mance of teams, but were prob- everything like that, Caton said. downloads in less than a
Orient Staff
ably going to avoid the recap So the goal of the podcast is to week, and we really havent
On September 21, the first perspective, and focus more go to the other side of that gone all in on publicizing it
Bowdoin Athletics Podcast on a behind the scene, in depth maybe talking about the balance yet. Its been a little bit of a
was released on Soundcloud, coverage of our students and of being an athlete but also being soft launch, he said. Last
featuring Don Borkowski, the coaches and things going on in in labs, performing in an a capel- week, we were busy between
director of capital projects the department, said Ryan. la group. [Were looking to find Middlebury coming to town
at Bowdoin, and Ashmead While the first podcast and feature] students who are for all those big games and
White Director of Athletics focused on the football field able to do all of those things. the fall season really in full
Tim Ryan discussing the ren- renovations, the podcast aims Initial reactions to the first swing, so the fact [that] it
ovations on Whittier Field. to tackle stories with more episode have been positive. sort of organically got to that
The Bowdoin Athletics Pod- long-term interest and more Ive had a few people say number is pretty cool.
cast is a weekly project spear- long-form stories. that they enjoyed being able The athletics podcast plans
headed by host Mike Gualtieri I want us to tell stories to hear a little bit of the in- on releasing a story on the
of Boston, who interviews with a little more life. Some- depth story behind the proj- 15th anniversary of the varsi-
sports personalities around thing that isnt necessarily ect, Ryan said. Being able ty program of womens rugby
New England. Gualtieri has talking about this weeks to bring someone like Don next week, and its creators are
worked with Trinity College game, because as soon as this Borkowski from our facilities excited to increase the num-
on athletics podcasts, and ap- weeks game is over youre management team into the ber of listeners.
proached Jim Caton, assistant onto something else, so podcast helped provide a dif- I think when we get an-
athletic director for communi- talking more about big pic- ferent perspective than peo- other one under our belt and
cations for Bowdoin Athletics, ture stories, said Caton. ple just hearing from either sort of build a bank of these I
about a Bowdoin Athletics The podcast also aims to our coaches or from me about think well really start seeing
podcast this summer. highlight some of the per- it, which is one of the goals of more a consistent follow-
While sports podcasts are sonal experiences of Bowdoin the podcast conceptto pro- ing and possibly have those
not unusual for schools, many athletes on campus. vide a little more depth. numbers grow, said Caton.
focus on the more technical We have plenty of opportu- Caton also expressed the I think we have some pretty
and numerical side of sports. nities through our athletics web- podcasts success, especially cool, pretty neat stories to COURTESY OF JIM CATON
A couple schools produce site, our social media, to provide considering its lack of public- tell, and this just gives us an- JUST PRESS PLAY: Assistant Athletic Director for Communications Jim
podcasts that are recaps of the up-to-date medias for content ity so far. other way to do that. Caton helped spearhead a weekly sports podcast, available on Soundcloud.

team has become much more ideas off of about something
diverse after the new coaching that is really hard to talk
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 staff was brought in his soph- about to just anyone.
omore year, these differences Over the course of this year,
made his first year transition both Cooke and Reeves want
those of students coming from to college difficult. ACC to embrace whatever the
different backgrounds. My freshman year, I went members think is necessary and
Two years ago, rules re- through a phase where I felt to focus on group activities. The
garding athletic department like I had to change my behav- group kicked off the year with a
spending changed across the ior to be accepted by my team- brunch held in Baxter House on
NESCAC, allowing conference mates of different cultures, he September 17.
schools to spend more money said. I didnt feel very wel- I thought the brunch went
on athlete recruitment and come. I felt as though it was pretty well, but we do lack
visits. According to Ryan, this too private-school centered. I more team gatherings, Reeves
has allowed Bowdoin to work felt like I was forcing myself to said. It would be something
with the Office of Admissions be a certain way Im not. positive if there were more
to recruit athletes from places Another difficulty for group exercises. A lot of peo-
they may not have been able to Reeves was interacting with ple even said they wanted to
reach in years prior. the coaching staff. do yoga, which was surprising.
Weve been very fortunate Initially, I think its an But I mean, this school is pret-
to partner with the admis- adjustment, getting to know ty stressful, so I could see why.
sions office to visit a number your coaches and speaking The ultimate goal of ACC,
of different cities in the coun- up about things that you dont Cooke believes, is to stimulate
try: Memphis, New Orleans, feel comfortable with, he said. tough conversations about
Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, San As I got to know them more, race within both the group and
Francisco, he said. Its been I knew they were just joking the wider athletic community.
a true partnership with the most of the time and that they When people have never ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
admissions office to work to didnt mean any harm. Theyre had those [conversations] IMPROVING RELATIONS: After a difficult transition to Bowdoin from Washington, D.C., Yuejay Reeves 19 hopes
attract more interest from stu- always trying to make us feel and I think there are a lot of to help other students of color feel comfortable on their athletic teams through the Athletes of Color Coalition.
dents from more diverse areas comfortable and welcomed. people who have never had
than we may have been able to Once you tell them to stop say- those at our school and in our
in the past. ing something, theyll stop. athletic departmentthey
Although the ability to in- Cooke believes that, sometimes need a little extra
crease spending has helped while the coaching staff at push and thats kind of what
Bowdoins recruitment process, Bowdoin is strong, it can Im trying to do through the
Cooke believes that the College sometimes be intimidating coalition, she said.
still faces many challenges. to come into a space where [I want people to be] talking
Schools like Tufts have most of the coaching staff about challenges and having
more diverse teams, but they and team captains are white. those people go out and en-
live near a city in a very urban How might this impact courage others to get involved,
area. Historically, they havent a first year coming in and bringing in younger team
been forced to spend as much not having anybody on their members into the group or just
money as other NESCAC team be a person of color letting people know that we are
schools since their location or a captain or anyone to here to support them or just to
gives them greater access to a seek out as a mentor? she talk about the transition.
more diverse pool of athletes said. How does that impact Hopefully, by challenging
of color, she said. Now that someones experience? sports teams to engage in these
that history has been estab- Cooke has worked hard topics and conversations, it
lished, its even harder to at- to make ACC a casual space will help bridge the gap be-
tract people of color to come where people feel supported. tween athletics and the rest of
here. The lack of diversity on Its not very formal, its the Bowdoin campus.
teams can be discomforting casual and intimate. Its real- I want [the athletic teams
for prospective students of ly nice. The group has made and Bowdoin] to be inter-
color, who question how this a lot of relationships and it twined with whole Bowdoin
absence might impact their has been really meaningful community, but ... that hasnt
experience here. to have in my life, she said. happened yet, Cooke said. I
For Reeves, Bowdoin was Since weve been having think that [for] other people
much less diverse than both his meetings starting second se- who are not athletes, seeing
hometown, Washington, D.C., mester of last year, it has been athletic teams engage in these
and his high school in Penn- so nice to have a group of conversations is meaningful
sylvania. Although the football people to talk to and bounce and important.
13 Friday, September 29, 2017

Beneath the toga #TakeAKnee : a commentary

on patriotism in America
Tomorrow night is Epicuria. Along with Ivies Weekend, this event holds a dis-
tinct place in the mythology of the Bowdoin community. But before we don our
togas, we should consider the night soberly.
On the one hand, Epicuria manifests much of what has been and continues to be
successful about the College House system. As recent coverage from the Harvard
Crimson shows, Bowdoins transition from a fraternity system to a college-super-
vised social house system serves as an exemplar for other colleges and universities
that are undergoing a similar transition. At the level of institutional practice, Bow- Polar Views
doins College House system addresses many of the issues that continue to beset by Osa Omoregie
its peer institutions. Epicuria is a case in point. Every single student on campus is
invited. No one will be turned away at the door because of who they are, whom I get it; you have the
they are with or what they look like. Students know that campus security, not law right to protest, but you dont kneel
enforcement, would be the first to intervene. For any student who has a medical during the national anthem. Thats
emergency, Bowdoin security is a resource, not an enemy. Ladd house hosts a Q&A just unacceptable. My good-in-
session to provide information about the event. These are not circumstances that tentioned white male friend made
many students at our peer institutions can take for granted. this comment in Thorne dining
On the other hand, Bowdoins social scene is more than a set of institutional hall two years ago in light of Col-
policies. At the level of student experiences, on-campus social life at Bowdoin falls in Kaepernicks decision to take
well short of the Colleges professed aims of inclusivity. As Anne Gregory 19 and a knee. Simply put, I was shook. I
Amber Rock 19 document in their column this week, women, people of color couldnt voice my opinion as strong-
and queer students often feel unwelcome at on-campus social functions and mar- ly as I wanted to because the dinner
ginalized by the culture surrounding them. As a result, campus-wide parties are table was full of white men and I
populated disproportionately by white students. Epicuria is no exception. knew I was in the minority. When KAYLA SNYDER
But the problems plaguing the Colleges on-campus social scene are more im- asked why he knelt down during equal-opportunity of-
mediately cultural than institutional. This is not a hard and fast distinction: in the the national anthem in the summer fender who has insulted
long term, diversifying the composition of the College House system, and of the of 2016, San Francisco 49ers Quar- virtually every demographic
College more generally, would likely do much to make the on-campus social envi- terback Colin Kaepernick said he in the countryother than
ronment more welcoming to all of Bowdoins students. But in the short termeven was not going to stand up to show rich, white males. His bigot-
beginning tomorrow night at Ladd houseit is incumbent on us, the students, to pride in a flag for a country that ed remarks have only divided
improve our social atmosphere. oppresses black people and people America further than it already was.
Minor steps could make a difference. Students of color have noted that the mu- of color. To him, the fact that black Colin Kaepernick is a unifier.
sic played at campus-wide parties caters to white students. Ensuring that playlists American men were being dispro- Today, taking a knee communicates
included a range of musical genres would be one step in the right direction. Prop- portionately targeted and killed by that prominent celebritiesfrom
agating stereotypes about the composition of College Houses can alienate students police is contradictory to the ideals Stevie Wonder, to Pharrell Wil-
before they have even stepped into a house. Before you generalize about the char- of equality that are deeply rooted in spectful gesture. I liams to the numerous NFL players
acter of houses, look at their rosters. As our columnists note, white students set Americas political philosophies. To- remember thinking who knelt and locked arms this
the tone of Bowdoins hook-up culture. If you choose to participate in this culture, day in 2017, Kaepernick still kneels our posture was like a past Sundayare putting America
first understand its racial undertones and how your actions fit within this matrix. during the national anthem because flag flown at half-mast to mark a on notice that the brutality against
So come tomorrow night, have fun, be safe, and be thoughtful about your to- he doesnt misconstrue love for the tragedy. These two players were, in black bodies needs to end. What
ga-clad peers. United States with blind patriotism. fact, marking a tragedy: the death of started out as Kaepernicks personal
My friends patriotic spirit is pri- the American Dream. Black Ameri- act of protest has transformed into
The editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orients editorial board, marily evoked by symbols coming cans wish to live in peace among the a league-wide movement in which
which is comprised of Harry DiPrinzio, Sarah Drumm, Alyce McFadden, Ian in the form of a flag or a national rest of the American people, only to NFL players and owners are taking
Stewart and Ian Ward. anthem. My own patriotism is dy- be met with handcuffs and guns and a knee during the national anthem.
namic, sometimes taking the form bloodshed. The late writer and social Most importantly, a patriot is willing
of protest against injustices, like critic James Baldwin said what many to sacrifice for the common good of
systemic racism where Americans black Americans are thinking today: his or her country. Kaepernick used
have been mistreating and bru- I love America more than any oth- his platform as a professional athlete
talizing fellow Americansblack er country in the world and, exactly to raise awareness about racial in-
menat alarming rates for decades. for this reason, I insist on the right equalities that werent getting much
ESTABLISHED 1871 The difference in opinion I had to criticize her perpetually. I would coverage anymore, thus putting his
with my friend encapsulates the say that the strongest testament to football career in jeopardy.
bowdoinorient.com orient@bowdoin.edu 6200 College Station Brunswick, ME 04011 disconnect between black and white an Americans patriotism is having African Americans must recon-
perspectives about the discourse on a burning desire to see America go cile their patriotism with the four
The Bowdoin Orient is a student-run weekly publication dedicated to providing news and information patriotism. Most of the white people through productive change upon hundred years of oppression their
relevant to the Bowdoin community. Editorially independent of the College and its administrators,
Ive spoken to about taking a knee realizing its shortcomings. President ancestors suffered from and the
the Orient pursues such content freely and thoroughly, following professional journalistic standards in
writing and reporting. The Orient is committed to serving as an open forum for thoughtful and diverse shared the same view as my white Trump certainly doesnt view Colin systemic racism that they still en-
discussion and debate on issues of interest to the College community. friend, whereas my black friends Kaepernick this way, rather he sees dure today. The more privileged
and relatives feel they must criticize him as a son of a bitch who should classes in America often forget
the country sometimes as an act of be fired by NFL owners because he to consider Americas history of
love because America has yet to fully disrespects our flag. injusticewhether against black
Sarah Drumm Harry DiPrinzio realize racial equality. During this past U.S. presidential people, women, members of the
Editor in Chief Editor in Chief This week, Eric Reid penned an election, I constantly told my peers LGBT community or Americans
op-ed for the New York Times, ex- that Donald Trump is the most unpa- with disabilities. Being in the Take
plaining that he and his teammate triotic American to ever run for pres- A Knee Protest is one of the many
Creative Director Managing Editor News Editor Kaepernick chose to kneel after ident. Trump is the man who bragged ways to join in solidarity with an
Jenny Ibsen Rachael Allen Elizabeth Fosler-Jones Nate Boyer, a Green Beret and for- about owning the tallest building oppressed group of Americans. Of
Sarah Bonanno mer NFL player, told them that in- in downtown Manhattan just after course, one does not need to kneel
Anjulee Bhalla Sports Editor
Digital Director stead of sitting on the bench, they 9/11, claimed John McCain wasnt down in order to support the cause.
Ellice Lueders Anna Fauver
James Little Nicholas Mitch
could take a knee the way soldiers a war hero because he was captured One should think of taking a knee
would besides a fallen brothers and disparaged the Gold Star parents as standing against racial injustice
Allison Wei Features Editor
Photo Editor grave to show respect. Reid wrote, of a slain U.S. soldier. A patriot is a in America, in whatever way one
Alyce McFadden
We chose to kneel because its a re- unifier, not a divider. Trump is an sees fit.
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14 OPINION Friday, September 29, 2017

On Jesse Watters, Fox News and flashpoint lies

theyd like. Once Ive established namic political society where all the most trusted name in agreements with President claims. Despite clear photo-
Relevant Politics this factual basis, however, I find words have consequences, so just news is interpreting recent Obama, yes, but what I, and graphic evidence to the con-
by Brendan Murtha it equally informative to read because a certain analysis is ludi- political developments. I was many across the world, most trary, the Trump administra-
biased sources. In surveying a crous doesnt mean it cant have doing just that yesterday when admired about him was his tion was able to masquerade
Like many of us here on cam- diverse array of opinions and real-world consequences. I came across a segment that personable approach to pol- its own baseless account of
pus, I try to receive my news interpretations and listening to Because of this, despite truly shocked me. In this clip, itics and his ability to orate events because its supporters
from reputable and unbiased political pundits on both sides my unabashed liberalism, from The Five, token Fox thoughtful and articulate were complicittoo polarized
sources as much as possible. of the aisle, I can often estimate Ill admit I occasionally read bro Jesse Watters discussed speeches to diverse crowds, to call out the people theyd
These sources are ones that pres- what effects a news event will an article or two from Fox Trumps UN speech and for- both in and out of the spot- invested so much energy in
ent the news as it is, without spin have on the political landscape News and scroll through its eign policy approach: light. Calling him something defending. Again, this amount
or agenda, for readers to assess as down the road. We live in a dy- Facebook posts to see how In the first seven months of other than a people-person of party and politician loyalty
this administration, [President is not only historically dis- is problematic on both sides
Trump] has really established honest, it also directly con- of the aisle, but this tactic of
strong diplomatic and person- tradicts our own collective lie-and-deflect (as I call it)
al relationships with a lot of observations. The images of has recently been especially
these world leaders ... not just President Obama conversing prominent in the conserva-
our Asian partners too but in warmly with Pope Francis, tive wing of American poli-
EuropeMacron, over in Paris, park-bench chatting with tics. The deflection aspect is
and you have May, who Trump Angela Merkel or embracing equally important because, as
was just speaking to. President Narendra Modi are all fresh in we see in Watters case, his de-
Obama really wasnt a people our nations mind, so how can fense of Trumps foreign poli-
person on the world stage. I Watters pretend otherwise? cy hinges only on a misplaced
dont remember one leader This troubling tactic has critique of Obama. Often, the
who even comes to mind who become all too familiar over lie is the flashpoint to distract
I can say: You know, President the past year, as a hyper-po- from a more unpleasant truth
Obama really formed a bond larized political system allows or realizationeven if a claim
with this guy. pundits to retain loyalty from is proven false, the short term
The clips caption read: Jesse their ideological supporters distraction it provides makes
Waters discusses the difference even in the face of blatant it acceptable. In our current
between President Donald falsehoods. Too many Amer- political climate, these lies of-
J. Trumps camaraderie with icans, on the left and right ten have few consequences: if
world leaders and former Presi- alike, are willing to modify party loyalty runs thicker than
dent Barack Obamas. their own observations and standards of truth, a liar can
Not to mention the misog- memories to fit whatever po- expect few ramifications from
yny in Watters unquestioned litical agenda is fed to them, their support base, where it
association between lead- whether it be turning a blind- matters most.
er and guy, this display of eye to climate change, domes- It is up to all of us to rectify
blatantly selective memory tic terrorism, corporate fund- this threat to informed democ-
and pure fabrication left me ing, etc. Take Sean Spicers racy and to hold those who im-
astounded. I had policy dis- now notorious inauguration pose the threat accountable.

President Donald Trump, you direspect the American flag

by David Treadwell You bully opponents and lie to
Op-Ed Contributor everyone in your manic quest
for self-aggrandizement.
Wouldnt you love to see You make a mockery of the
one of these NFL owners, First Amendment when you
when somebody disrespects refer to the media as fake
our flag, to say, Get that son news, all the while staunch-
of a bitch off the field. Out. ly defending Fox News and
Hes fired. Hes fired. right-wing talk shows.
Donald Trumps incendi- You refuse to condemn rac-
ary screed played well among ist groups or, for that matter,
his most rabid supporters. In supporters who wave Confed-
their eyes, Trump can do no erate flags. Talk about disre-
wrong. Happily, most Amer- specting the U.S. flag!
icansincluding wealthy You cotton up to foreign
Trump supporters and NFL dictators who would try to
ownersbelieve that Trumps influence our elections, while
comments have gone too far. insulting our American allies.
Most Americans defend the You snarl government gears
right of citizens to protest by playing various factions
peacefully, even though they, against each other, keeping
themselves, might not agree everyone off balance, off cen-
with players who choose to ter and off purpose.
protest by kneeling during You refuse to be transparent
the playing of the National about your financial wheel-
Anthem. ings and dealings, creating the
Trumps divisive polemic strong impression that youre
provides just one more ex- more concerned about the
ample of the countless ways wealth of your family than the
that his words and behavior well-being of America.
disrespect the principles upon You pretend to care that
which our nation was found- all Americans have access to
ed; they disrespect, that is to affordable healthcare, while
say, our flag. pushing legislators to pass
President Trump, you disre- laws that will take health care
spect the flag when: away from millions of Amer-
You badmouth immigrants icans.
while ignoring the words that You jeopardize the safety of
appear on the base of the Statue the entire world by trying to JENNY IBSEN
of Liberty: Give me your tired, out-bully Kim Jong-un, a loose
your poor, your huddled mass- cannon by any definition. cans who blame the other to focus on peaceful protests government gridlock, world date that plaint. Donald Trump,
es, yearning to breathe free. You champion only small for their own failures) while by football players rather hunger and so on. we have met the disrespector of
You treat members of half segments of society (wealthy trashing anyone who doesnt than on the pressing issues Around the time of the Viet- the American flag, and he is you.
the American population business people who want sing your praises. which face America today: nam War, the comic strip Pogo David Treadwell is a mem-
(women) as mere objects to lower taxes and fewer reg- Perhaps most distressing- nuclear war, climate change, included the phrase, We have met ber of the Class of 1964 and a
useor abuse. ulations; and angry Ameri- ly, Donald Trump, you chose hurricane disaster relief, the enemy and he is us. Lets up- writer from Brunswick.
Friday, September 29, 2017 OPINION 15

The American Dream from the eyes of an immigrant

by Sasa Jovanovic cision to move, there hasnt as well as join the rest. Immi-
Op-Ed Contributor been violence in Serbia in a grants are constantly asking
decade. The last violent event themselves, Am I American
When President Rose ad- occurred when I was in the enough? Am I ___ enough?
dressed the Class of 2020 for the fourth grade. Americas melting pot can be
first time last year, he spoke about One day a boy approached understood as both a coming
Bowdoin being our new home me: I hate your Serbia. Why together of differences, as well
an ode to new beginnings. My dont you go back to where you as a conforming to a common
attention was drawn to the row came from? In thirteen-year unity. College is no exception,
of flags behind himthe French retrospect, I couldve re- acting as a pseudo-melting pot.
flag, American, Afghan, Jamai- sponded by distinguishing a Even on the national scale, we
can. These are the countries governments actions from all come from different states,
we hail from, he swept his arms those of its people. I couldve cities, backgrounds to conform
back to showcase our individu- explained that most people to the image of the Bowdoin
al backgrounds. And here, we are not fortunate enough to student, the Polar Bear. Theres
come together. My eyes scanned live in a country in which war freedom now to reinvent your-
the vibrant displays of patrio- has not recently been fought self, to remind yourself or to re-
tism, to find my own. Horizontal on its soil. I couldve said that main yourself. Whichever way
stripes of blue, red, white and the my father sent thousands of you choose to identify in this
national emblemSerbia. job applications all over the new environment, I am not one
Its an odd thing to be a world before finally getting a to judge. I merely ask that you
white immigrant in the United response, an offer to work in are consciously forming your
States. I lack the classic stereo- Boston. Instead, I cried in the identity, and celebrate others as
types of an immigrant. In fact, bathroom during recess. they find their own.
upon first glance I am catego- Balancing my Serbian pride First years, this piece might
rized into the second-highest and my American home is the ring a bell: as I read it to you
position of privilege: a white, next hardest task. When some- for the program More Than
straight female. Since I was one asks me, Where are you Meets the Eye held during
three, when my family moved from? I can answer in two orientation. While there is a
to the United States, my unac- ways: Weymouth, Mass., or note of terror in reading your
cented English has upheld the Belgrade, Serbia. Its an inner life story to an audience of 501
American mirage. And yet... conflict of belonging. I love both strangers, it doesnt compare
The first days of school of my homesAmerica, for to the emotional vulnerabil-
are always the hardest. Why? the freedom, liberty and apple ity of the readers own first
Attendance. Emma Johnson, trees and Serbia, for the family, rehearsal16 strangers alone
Kate Keefe, Sa-sa...? The history and plum trees. How in an empty, silent auditori-
teacher lifts her head from can I become a member of this um with just their words sus-
the sheet, scanning for a re- American community without pended in the air. Some stories
sponding pair of eyes. Sa-sha. betraying my roots? How can I brought people to tears, some
Jovanovic. Oh, they must celebrate my heritage without stories brought unease, some
have made an error in spelling being labeled a foreigner? I need stories brought laughs. From
your first name. No, actually to normalize Serbias image in 16 varied directions we found
thats just how its spelled. She order to normalize my own. So common ground in the prac-
narrows her own eyes, purses I bring Serbian food to class. I tice of storytelling, drawing MOLLY KENNEDY
her lips and asks, Russian? perform Serbian dance at school comfort from the knowledge
No, Serbian. Even better. meetings. I jam out to Taylor that someone is listening. And
Sarcasm drips in every word. Swift. I teach my parents proper yet, arent we storytelling ev-
Explaining why my fami- grammar. And most importantly, ery day? We talk, we text, we
ly is hereand not thereis I meet Kaja, Ana, Marko, Matija, exchangeour backgrounds, listeningthat this is not true, equal opportunity in the pur- sary to conduct policy on that
the next hardest. When I tell Anja, Katya, Luka. Together, as our hopes, our dreams. that in fact these values tran- suit of the dream. claim. If as a nation we claim
someone that Im from Serbia, first-generation Serbian-Ameri- Our dreams. As diverse as scend borders and transcend The announcement of the the aforementioned values as
a common response is, How cans, we find our own balance in the real futures may turn out patriotism. These values are DACA repeal directly conflicts American ideals, then a failure
is the situation there? Having the act of assimilation. to be, the values behind the universally shared. I suggest with this fundamental right to uphold them would suggest
been in and out of war numer- Then I came here. Freshman initial dreams are the same that the right to dream is a by throwing approximately a failure of national identity.
ous times in the past half-cen- year. Bowdoin. No one knew community, integrity, modes- basic human right; the right 800,000 futures into uncer- If as individuals we have the
tury, Serbia is best known who I was; I was free to define ty, tenacity, humility. Ameri- to aspire to a future without tainty. If as a nation we claim privilege to dream, we must
in the Western world as the myself without expectations can values. While it has been expectations or limitations, to be the common ground for seek justice for those whose
birthplace of Balkan unrest. or limitations. I found myself claimed that these values are the right to reinvent yourself, the worlds stories, much like ambitions deserve validation.
And while this may have been in a familiar place, wanting uniquely American, Ive found to remind yourself or remain Bowdoin is a common ground Sasa Jovanovic is a member
a motivator in my familys de- to both remain true to myself from storytellingand story yourself, the right to expect for its students, then its neces- of the Class of 2020.

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16 Friday, September 29, 2017

So Many Words to Learn: Integrating
Research and Classroom Strategies for
L2 Vocabulary Acquisition
Jamie Rankin, coordinator of German language teaching
and pedagogy at Princeton University, will discuss why there
should be more emphasis on vocabulary while teaching
English as a second language.
Room 109, Sills Hall. 3 p.m.

Writing for Reflection
The Center for Learning and Teaching will provide a space
for students to journal, reflect and write.
Hazelton Room, Kanbar Hall. 2 p.m.


MAKING THE CUT: Masque & Gown President Miriam Fraga 18 cuts plywood for the set of the groups fall mainstage production of the Laramie
Whose Streets Project. The show, directed by Kathleen Johnson 19, will be put on in Wish Theater at 7:30 p.m. from October 26-28.
Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis from St. Louis
show the racial tension and anger that occurred after the
death of Michael Brown in a documentary that depicts the

Ferguson uprising.
Frontier. 3 p.m.

Talking Face to Face When We Dont A Kingly Medicine: Poison Trials and

See Eye to Eye Exotic Drugs in Early Modern Europe
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni and American Alisha Rankin, associate professor of history at Tufts
Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks will discuss how University, will discuss the history of testing poisons on
WORKSHOP to have respectful discussion over contriversial topics. This people and animals. Rankin will also explain how the results
event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. from these poison trials were used by physicians.
Build-a-Band Workshop Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall. 7:30 p.m. Shannon Room, Hubbard Hall. 4 p.m.
The Bowdoin Music Collective will host a networking event
for those who would like to join or form a band.
Chase Barn. 2 p.m.
Family and Future: Balancing College
and Home Life
Klavierfest The Latin American Student Association will host a panel
Bowdoin will host multiple world-renowned pianists. discussion about balancing college with home life.
Performances will continue through Sunday. Details of each Shannon Room, Hubbard Hall. 7 p.m.
of the performances are available online.
Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. All day. Graduate School Fair
Over 80 schools will represent a variety of graduate and
professional programs.

David Saul Smith Union. 3:30 p.m.

Cognitive Dissonance and Support
for Tyranny: Perspectives from LECTURE
LECTURE Classical Greece Echoes of Watergate in Todays
Artist Talk: Titus Kaphar David Teegarden, associate professor of classics at the Washington
Titus Kaphar, founder and CEO of the PostMasters Project, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, and Rob As a part of the Community Lecture Series, Thomas
will discuss historical documentation, ranging from historical Sobak, associate professor of classics at Bowdoin College, Brackett Reed Professor of Government Andrew Rudalevige
portraiture and mug shots to YouTube stills. Kaphar will will discuss how political communities are susceptible will parallel Watergate with the current political climate.
question if historical events have been erased. to corruption. Beverages and cookies will be provided.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7 p.m. Shannon Room, Hubbard Hall. 5 p.m. Main Lounge, Moulton Union 12:30 p.m.

6 7 PERFORMANCE 8 9 10 11 LECTURE 12
Jonathan Katz:
Steven Doane and Queer
Xak Bjerken Embodiment and